CI 136 – 5 Sources of Inflation & an Age of Stable Energy with Alan Beaulieu

Jason Hartman talks with Alan Beaulieu, President & Principal at ITR Economics and author of Prosperity in the Age of Decline, about what’s going on in our economy when it comes to energy, inflation, and millennials. The two take a look at the difference between virtuous and non-virtuous inflation, how the millennials might respond to seeing actual inflation (and ways you can educate yourself about how times used to be different) and why you should be excited about the things that are coming. Alan also gives his thoughts on the recent tariffs and tax reform.

Key Takeaways:

[4:16] What’s coming in the economy next

[6:15] What is “virtuous” and “non-virtuous” inflation?

[9:17] In 12 years there will be 30 million more people drawing down on Medicaid and Social Security

[13:24] Every single industry is having problems finding enough people, so the future isn’t as bleak as you might think

[16:49] The 5 sources of inflation

[20:24] We’re in a golden age with stable energy

[22:40] The 3 reasons Alan’s excited about where we’re headed

Website:

www.ITREconomics.com

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CI 135 – ICOs and Government Regulation with David Drake

The worlds of cryptocurrencies and crowdfunding can work in harmony, but the world of the long term cryptocurrency lover and day traders may not be so harmonious.

Jason Hartman talks with David Drake, founder of LDJ Capital, about what’s going on in the cryptocurrency world, regulations on the ICO market, and how currencies like Bitcoin might be incorporated into international currency baskets.

Key Takeaways:

[3:53] What kind of regulations do ICOs have?

[8:33] Cryptocurrencies are now seeing two worlds collide: the old guard of people who are buying and holding versus the hedge funds coming in to trade and make money quickly

[12:32] G7 might put Bitcoin into their currency baskets because they’re anti-inflationary

[15:27] Can cryptocurrencies overcome any potential opposition from governments and central banks?

Website:

www.LDJCapital.com

CI 134 – Transforming Your Commercial Property Into a Short-Term Rental with SpaceCadet’s Steven Quintanilla

Jason Hartman talks with Steven Quintanilla, co-founder of SpaceCadet, about the short-term rentals. But this time, however, we’re not talking about short-term residential property, but short-term commercial property rentals. Steven tells Jason about how the process works and the arrangement can benefit both sides in certain situations.

Key Takeaways:

[8:24] What is a micro-rental?

[15:13] Are there any places to go to browse available properties?

Website:

www.SpaceCadet.io

CI 133 – SALT Taxes, Inflation vs Dis-Inflation & Tax Reform with Jim Puplava

Jason Hartman talks to one of his podcast mentors, Jim Puplava, host of Financial Sense, about his thoughts on the new tax reform, what’s happening with inflation (both today and moving forward), the different motivation of millennials compared to former generations, and more.

Key Takeaways:

[2:05] Will the new tax plan expedite people and companies leaving high tax states?

[6:53] Hidden taxes in states like California

[7:59] What’s the endgame when states and municipalities go bankrupt? Is it just a federal bailout?

[10:53] Jim’s current inflation thoughts

[14:23] How much longer can the US continue to kick the can down the road when it comes to the debt?

[17:49] Why double inflation arbitrage is fantastic for real estate investors

[21:03] What the next downturn is going to look like

[26:21] Jason’s new theory

Website:

www.FinancialSense.com

CI 132 – Investing Habits of the Centimillionaires with Richard Wilson

Jason Hartman talks with Richard Wilson, a family office expert, about what we can learn about investing by looking at what centimillionaires are doing. First off Richard explains what exactly a family office is, what amount of money it actually takes to be a part of one, and why you need an internal dashboard and compass in your life.

Key Takeaways:

[2:21] Some of the business practices used by centimillionaires

[6:05] What a family office really is, and why it’s a thing

[10:22] The net worth you need to make a family office worthwhile

[14:08] Niche domination as a strategy

[18:08] If you don’t have a focused approach to investments, and don’t do things highly intentional, you’ll never have synergy

[20:08] You need to have a dashboard and compass as to where you want to go, and it needs to be documented

[22:40] Everything in your life and business needs to have integrity

Website:

www.FamilyOffices.com

CI 131 – Overcome Financial Myths That Are Destroying Your Prosperity with Garrett Gunderson

Jason Hartman talks with Garrett Gunderson, founder of The Wealth Factory and author of Killing Sacred Cows: Overcoming the Financial Myths that are Destroying Your Prosperity and What Would the Rockefellers Do, about the financial myths that persevere in today’s world that need to go away. Too many people are living by the old rules that no longer have any basis in truth, and it’s time to steer away from those habits and in to habits that will actually help you win today.

Key Takeaways:

[1:49] A lot of people are still playing by society’s old rules

[4:56] The 4 main areas where you can win first and then play

[9:09] Even if there’s a finite amount of money, there’s an infinite number of times it can exchange hands

[12:50] The 2 ways you can overcome the scarcity belief system

[17:02] A quick exercise to make your income start rising

[20:18] What kind of insurance do you actually need?

Website:

www.WealthFactory.com/Podcast

CI 130 – How You Actually Achieve Personal Change with Joan Sotkin

In this 10th episode, Jason Hartman goes off topic with Joan Sotkin, host of the Prosperity Place podcast and author of Build Your Money Muscles, about how to rewire your brain for prosperity and financial freedom. Jane points out that you need to connect with your negative emotions about money because emotions are created to be expressed, as well as remembering that you’re not doing it for money but for what the money allows you to do.

Joan and Jason look into why people quit at the first sign of trouble and how you can be part of the 2% of people who actually achieve change.

Key Takeaways:

[1:44] Money problems aren’t usually about money

[6:14] The questions you need to ask yourself when you’re trying to change your bad habits

[9:44] You need to connect with your negative emotions surrounding an idea because emotions, by nature, need to be expressed

[12:04] Remember, you’re not working for money, you’re working for what the money will buy

[16:27] The people who are successful are problem solvers who see problems as opportunities

[20:44] What can you do about people who give up at the first hint of trouble?

[23:33] Only 2% of people who want to change actually make the change

Website:

www.ProsperityPlace.com

CI 129 – Can the Government Invest Wisely? with Richard Duncan, Part 2

Jason wraps up his interview with Macro Watch’s Richard Duncan. The two tackle the topic of rising interest rates, better uses for going into further debt than giving it to tax reform, how the Fed will react to a tanking stock market, and what we can expect to see over the next few years.

Key Takeaways:

[1:00] What people don’t realize about interest rates

“People buy houses on a payment, not a price”

[2:12] What the Fed will do if the market drops 10% and what else will happen if it drops 20%

[5:31] What Richard wishes the government had done with the $1 trillion in new deficits that will occur from the new tax reform

[10:06] Why Richard thinks the government can invest as wisely as private companies

[14:32] What are the next few years going to look like?

[17:05] People need to get very familiar with quantitative tightening

Websites:

www.RichardDuncanEconomics.com
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CI 128 – Trade Imbalances & Rising Debt with Macro Watch’s Richard Duncan, Part 1

Jason Hartman welcomes Richard Duncan back to the show to discuss what’s going on with fiscal policy and interest rates right now. In the first half of the interview Richard talks about how the trade imbalance with China has enriched the nation and brought millions out of poverty, as well as how the general public has no idea how much the Fed is actually tightening, and how that will impact interest rates.

Key Takeaways:

[3:04] Jason’s theory on asset inflation and what it means if the millennials don’t join the investor class like the baby boomers did

[5:41] Why the future from an Asian perspective is much brighter than from a US perspective

[7:50] Who’s gotten the better end of the China/US trade imbalance?

[13:27] Richard believes the Fed is tightening more than people are understanding

[17:36] The Fed has been destroying at least $10 billion a month since October 2017 and it’s going to get bigger

[20:11] The Fed will have destroyed $1 trillion by the end of 2019 if they follow through on their announced plan

[22:20] Is the Fed likely to make a course correction if rates go too high?

Websites:

www.RichardDuncanEconomics.com
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CI 127 – Interest Rates in 2018 & Appreciation with Barry Habib of MBS Highway Zillow & Pulsenomics

Jason Hartman talks with Barry Habib, renowned mortgage industry executive and founder of MBS Highway, about what to expect in the mortgage world in 2018. The two discuss why the media doesn’t seem to get real estate, why real estate appreciation doesn’t have to match stock market appreciation, mortgage tax deductions, and how the Roe v Wade decision actually impacted a housing bubble.

Key Takeaways:

[1:31] Is Barry still bullish the US real estate market?

[5:35] The power of leverage, when a 6% return can dwarf 20%

[9:25] The interest you pay for your house goes to the lender, but the principle is STILL YOUR MONEY

[11:50] How much Barry expects mortgage rates to rise in 2018, and how it impacts appreciation

[12:55] Why aren’t people taking the mortgage tax deduction?

[14:34] The bullish sentiment is the highest it’s been in about 20 years

[18:45] How Roe v Wade led to a housing bubble

Website:

www.MBSHighway.com