Micheal Soulek interviews Bill F., an orthodontist from Orlando, FL. Bill knew that he didn't want to rely on his 401K for retirement. His dad was the original real estate investor in the family, and Bill knew that passive income from real estate investments was a good thing. When the market crashed in 2008, Bill decided to buy 9 single family rental houses without any education about best practices. Then he heard Del on the radio, and immediately knew that he would join Lifestyles...
Too many people jump into real estate investing before understanding the process. They buy the wrong properties in the wrong areas with the wrong financing, which makes the entire process very hard. Al Gordon explains that investing in real estate can be easy. The key is to have the right education. Click to Listen Now
On today's show, Mike Harrison interviews Paul Starnes, a Lifestyles Unlimited member and Director of Business Development for Investmark Mortgage. Investmark Mortgage has been a Lifestyles Unlimited vendor for thirteen years. They provide hard money financing to real estate investors in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area. Together, Mike and Paul explain hard money loans and give examples of how hard money loans maximize leverage for the real estate investor. Click to Listen Now
On today's show, Lorie Bass interviews Lifestyles Unlimited member, Karen F. from San Antonio, Texas. Listen to Karen's story to hear how this passionate nurse and Air Force officer experienced a paradigm shift after she and her husband joined Lifestyles Unlimited as Preferred Investors. Karen and her husband are now successful real estate investors. They went from having to work for earned income to wanting to work because their real estate investments gave them financial freedom. Click to...
Helping people live a lifestyle they would not attain by following the conventional approach to retirement is at the heart of what the Lifestyles Unlimited organization does. Follow along as Al Gordon walks through a virtual case study highlighting Lifestyles Unlimited member, Olivia, and her recent single family investment in San Antonio, Texas. The lifestyle is waiting for you. You just have to take action to make it happen. Click to Listen Now
CTX Multifamily Mentor, Kim McLean, shares all about evolving through his LU membership to achieve his and his wife’s dream home, fulfilling his promise to Lifestyles Unlimited, cultivating member success, and traveling the globe as an apartment owner. Click to Listen Now
Michael Soulek wouldn't blame you if you pulled your money out the stock market to put it to work in another investment. Before you make such a big transition, you should do the following: have the discipline to self educate, find an investment opportunity, find a mentor, copy your mentor, and set aside your ego to allow your mentor to teach you. This is how Lifestyles Unlimited operates. New members learn from mentors who are successful real estate investors. Click to Listen Now
According to the Federal Reserve, Americans surpassed $4 trillion of consumer debt this year. Making matters worse is that most individuals across the socioeconomic spectrum, in generations spanning from the Silent Generation to the Millennial Generation, are systemically unprepared to retire. This begs the question: are Americans living like millionaires with a middle class mentality? The research cited by Al Gordon on today's show seems to suggest yes. Click to Listen Now
Would you rather retire in the next 2-5 years or 20-40 years? Lifestyles Unlimited members prefer to retire in 2-5 years and are successful in doing so thanks to their real estate investments. Michael Soulek explains how. Listen to hear the hype end and the help begin. Click to Listen Now
Matt and Candida were looking for a way to diversify their stock investments and decrease their tax bill. They decided to join Lifestyles Unlimited and received an MBA-level education on how to invest in real estate. They are now successful real estate investors in their own right having acquired 8 single family rental homes and are passively invested in 10 multifamily apartment deals. The cherry on top is that Matt is now retired from his job. Click to Listen Now
You can "enjoy" the roller coaster ride of the stock market (over which you have no control) or you can invest in tangible assets like real estate where you have the ability to negotiate price, control the asset, and reposition the asset so that it makes money. Did you know that residential real estate investments make you money in five different ways? In contrast, the stock market only makes you money one way. With today's market volatility, Al Gordon is here to tell you that you should...
No story breaks the conventional mold of society like this one. Tricia M., a stay-at-home mom of four with no college degree, did the unimaginable with real estate, and today she tells Host, Lorie Bass all about it! Don't. Miss. This. Episode. Click to Listen Now
Over 44 million people have student loan debt totaling $1.5 trillion! Student debt doesn't have to delay your financial goals, though. Andy Webb, the host of today's show, has a radical solution to the student debt problem. If you have student debt and you're a homeowner with equity in your home, consider using a cash-out refinance loan to pull the equity out of your home as cash. Use that cash not to pay down your student loan debt as many might be tempted to do. Instead, buy single family...
“How do you get yourself into a situation where you don’t even know what you don’t know? Well, that’s every new thing you ever tackle in life,” says Del illustrating the importance of mentorship and education from people who do. On this show, Del Walmsley tackles the DIY life, bringing front and center the problems associated with this approach to success, namely that most end up nowhere near where they planned. Click to Listen Now
Take a moment to seriously consider who is in control of your money. You may control the money in your checking and savings accounts, but let's consider the money in your 401(k). You are not in control of your 401(k) money. It is subject to the volatility of the stock market. On today's show, Al Gordon explains why investing in residential real estate gives you more control over your investment dollars than those dollars that are invested in a 401(k). Click to Listen Now
According to the Economic Policy Institute, the threshold for the top 10% of U.S. income earners in 2017 was $118,400. You may have just mentally assessed how you might get to this number by trading more of your time or by making investments that really only earn money one way. According to Michael Soulek, both of these ideas miss the point of what you need to do to hit this level of income. Today, we explore the third option: finding investment vehicles like real estate that earn money...
No matter your income level, you can invest in residential real estate. On today's show, Al Gordon shares 10-year plans for setting aside savings and buying rental houses or becoming a passive investor in multifamily deals. Whether your income is $50,000 or $150,000 it can be done! The Lifestyles Unlimited map will show you the way. Click to Listen Now
One of the great things about an investment model that can retire you in five years or less is that it can help you if you need a retirement do-over. Today, Michael Soulek has a roadmap for those who've woken up to retirement plans that have gotten off track. Join in as he shows you how, with Lifestyles Unlimited tools, to purchase a single family rental home and start your do-over today. Click to Listen Now
Corey and Candice were engaged when they came across Lifestyles Unlimited, and as it turns out, they closed, rehabbed, leased, and refinanced their first single family rental property in the months leading up to their wedding... ahead of buying a primary residence for themselves. But, when you look at where they are now, just five years after joining, you might do the same. Click to Listen Now
What are your plans for retirement? Are you setting aside savings in an investment program like a 401(k), IRA, TSP, etc? Did you know that, after working 30-40 years, most people wish they had set aside more savings? Al Gordon is here to tell you that you don't have to be like most people. You don't have to depend on 401(k)s, IRAs, and pensions for your retirement. Real estate investments belong to an asset class that makes you money in five different ways so that you can replace your earned...