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HI 70 - Avoid the Blame Game, Identify Your True Goals on the Journey to Success with Jack Canfield

The only thing in life you know you can control is your reaction to the events that happen to you. Gary Pinkerton kicks off this 10th episode discussing the importance of knowing where you want to go, crafting your life to get you there, and how to keep yourself from veering off that course. Then, Jason Hartman talks with Jack Canfield, creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Jack fostered the emergence of inspirational anthologies as a genre – and watched it grow to a billion...

Duration: 00:39:54

HI 69 - Rich Dad Advisor Ken McElroy on Hedging Against (and Beating) Inflation

Gary Pinkerton opens up the episode announcing Ken McElroy's addition to the Meet the Masters lineup, as well as reminding listeners about the two main components of your real estate return on investment. Then, Jason Hartman talks with Rich Dad Advisor Ken McElroy. The two investors discuss real estate investing, inflation, and the effect of today’s economy on the rental markets. Both Ken and Jason learned the power of leverage to hedge against inflation, and in this episode, they share...

Duration: 00:49:07

HI 68 - How to Properly Assess Your Return on Investment, & Investing Tools That Are Only Available to Military

This week, Gary Pinkerton takes an in-depth look at how to accurately figure out your return on investment when it comes to real estate. You can't simply look at your cash flow, you can't just look at appreciation, you have to look at all the factors that come into play. As he says, real estate is an I.D.E.A.L. investment (listen in to find out what that means). In the second half of the show, Gary spells out some advantages service members and veterans have available to them that other...

Duration: 00:35:02

HI 67 - Reaching Your Maximum Entrepreneurial Potential with Dan Sullivan

Jason Hartman talks with Dan Sullivan, co-founder of The Strategic Coach®. As an international organization offering practical thinking tools and support, Dan Sullivan has structured his company to help individuals create the personal and professional future they want. Dan’s strong belief in the power of the entrepreneur is evident in all areas of Strategic Coach which works to help entrepreneurs reach their full potential in both their business and personal lives. He is author of over 30...

Duration: 00:52:52

HI 66 - Housing Bubbles and other Vital Economic Indicators

Jason Hartman and Gary Pinkerton review recent news articles which impact income property investors. Does an excess of tower cranes in an area tell a tale of a future bubble? Can you afford the rent in a large US city and still have a savings account? How does the sharing economy can make life better for consumers? And later in the show, Jason and Gary answer listener questions and Gary describes how to use a life insurance policy to make a down payment on your next income property. Key...

Duration: 00:40:07

HI 65 - Take the Road Less Traveled and the Wisdom of Robert Kiyosaki

Gary Pinkerton kicks off the show introducing Jason's interview with Robert Kiyosaki. Back when he was just beginningWhat Gary started (and stopped) doing after he understand what Robert Kiyosaki was talking about. Would you like to escape the rat race? Famous “Rich Dad” author and speaker in the areas of personal finance, real estate and business, Robert Kiyosaki joins Jason Hartman for a discussion on success and passive income. At the age of 47, Kiyosaki retired from his business to...

Duration: 00:14:54

HI 64 - Serving on a FEMA Global Disaster Response Team with Tony Wright

Gary Pinkerton welcomes Tony Wright back to the show. Last time Tony talked about becoming a successful real estate investor. This time, however, he's back to discuss his experience working on a FEMA Global Disaster Response team through the LA County Fire Department. Tony documents his experience responding to the earthquake in Nepal, as well as some of his most interesting calls as a firefighter. Key Takeaways: Gary Monologue: [1:16] The importance of a mastermind group [4:20] Ben...

Duration: 00:26:54

HI 63 - Breaking Free From Market Cycles and Ponzi Schemes

Jason welcomes Patrick Donohoe of The Wealth Standard Podcast to discuss the dirty details of pensions, insurance policies and Ponzi schemes. Jason describes the difficulties and common mistakes average retail investors make when investing in financial services. And, Pat gives a comprehensive overview of how to make the most of your existing policies in order to invest your money in the most historically-proven asset class, income property. Key Takeaways: [07:45] Is the US a giant Ponzi...

Duration: 00:52:41

HI 62 - Advice from A First Responder - Successful Long Term Real Estate Investing

Gary Pinkerton talks to retired Air Force officer and current Captain of the Los Angeles County Fire Department Tony Wright about how he got started in the real estate investing world. Tony went from buying a family home that he started renting out when he couldn't think of selling the place, to now considering buying a 100 unit apartment complex. The two discuss what drives Tony, where to invest your money for the greatest return, and how others can follow the path. Key Takeaways: Gary...

Duration: 00:29:51

HI 61 - The Birth of a Brand with Ugg Boots' Brian Smith

Today’s Heroic Investing Show takes a step away from real estate investment and instead, looks at one of the most successful entrepreneurial stories of recent decades. Jason Hartman invites Brian Smith, the founder and the brains behind UGG Boots to talk about the brand’s unassuming roots, the difficulties of the early years and the steps associated to selling a brand such as UGG. They also discuss many of the points raised in Brian’s book The Birth of a Brand, which applies an interesting...

Duration: 00:45:04

HI 60 - How The Five Love Languages Can Change (or Save) Your Relationship with Dr Gary Chapman

On this 10th episode, Jason Hartman talks to Dr Gary Chapman, author of The Five Love Languages. We each have one of these languages as the paramount way that we feel loved. Understanding our own, and that of our significant others and friends, can improve our relationships more than any other way. Gary Pinkerton opens the episode by explaining how the understanding of love languages helped him understand himself, and his wife, and helped save his marriage. Key Takeaways: Gary's...

Duration: 00:39:44

HI 59 - Regression to Replacement Cost and Land to Improvement Ratios

All investing comes with risk attached, but some investments are a lot riskier than others. Stocks can run to 0 and leave you with absolutely nothing. Real estate, however, doesn't really have THAT particular problem. No matter what happens you'll have the land, as well as the physical materials the home was made out of. Gary Pinkerton tees up the episode with his story of investing in the dot com bubble, then lets Jason Hartman take the lead to discuss the important topics of regression...

Duration: 00:34:14

HI 58 - Creating Investing Staying Power and Aligning Your Interests

Captain Gary Pinkerton joins Jason to share his story of how investing in income property gave him financial freedom and he describes how he used a life insurance policy to fund his investments. Later in the show, Jason and Gary answer listener questions about self-management, markets, and taxes received as part of the Apple Airpod contest. Key Takeaways: [02:59] A few things you probably didn’t know about submarines. [06:09] Gary shares the most important lessons he has learned about...

Duration: 00:45:05

HI 57 - 10 Reasons to Never Pay Off Your Big, Long Mortgage with Ric Edelman

Jason Hartman talks with acclaimed financial advisor Ric Edelman. Barron’s has six times (2004–2009) ranked Ric Edelman among America’s 100 top financial advisors. In 2009, Ric was ranked the #1 independent financial advisor in the nation by Barron’s. In 2004, Ric was inducted into the Financial Advisor Hall of Fame, ranked by Research Magazine for his focus on the individual client and ranked #42 on Registered Rep magazine’s list of “America’s Top 50 Advisors.” Inc. magazine three times...

Duration: 00:33:06

HI 56 - The 30 Fatal Mistakes Investors Make, Part 2

Gary Pinkerton sums up the first 18 mistakes that Jason Hartman discussed in the previous episode, and then wraps up the 30 fatal mistakes investors make with numbers 18-30. In this episode Gary not only explains the 12 remaining mistakes, but details how he fell into the trap of several of them, and how you can avoid them. So how are investors hurting themselves? 19. They Gamble on their investments 20. Not asking for a Bail-Out (loan mod, Prop Mgr concessions, seller concessions) 21....

Duration: 00:30:51

HI 55 - The 30 Fatal Mistakes Investors Make, Part 1

Gary Pinkerton warms up the episode for Jason Hartman, introducing the fact that there are 30 fatal mistakes that investors make that kill their profits. Jason lays out the first 18 in this episode, and Gary will wrap up the remaining 12 in the next. So how are investors hurting themselves? 1. Investors won't get out of their own way. 2. They get Paralysis of Analysis 3. Over-magnifying bad experiences and under-appreciating Successful Deals 4. They don't become Educated - like...

Duration: 00:57:08

HI 54 - How a Mastermind Can Take You to the Next Level with Brandon Cook

Investing can be tricky business, and while it's possible to navigate it all yourself, getting help from those who've done it before can get you ahead faster than anything else. Gary Pinkerton and Brandon Cook are involved in Jason Hartman's Venture Alliance Mastermind, and the two discuss what they've learned from their time in masterminds, and why everyone should get involved in one. Key Takeaways: [3:04] When Brandon decided to get involved with masterminds [6:02] Brandon's history...

Duration: 00:18:21

HI 53 - Firing Your Property Manager and Buy and Hold Investing with Steve Dexter

Gary Pinkerton starts off today's episode talking about self-managing properties, and whether it's the right idea for where you are in your life. After he wraps up, Jason Hartman takes over and goes over firing your property manager, as well as some buy and hold investing strategy. Jason's guest, Steve Dexter, wrote the book Real Estate Debt Can Make You Rich and Buy & Hold Forever: How to Build Wealth for the 21st Century, and the two of them discuss the whole idea behind buy and hold...

Duration: 00:49:44

HI 52 - Real Estate Investing, Property Management and Borrowing Down Payments

The VA loan has a whole lot of myths attached to it. Gary Pinkerton takes a look at the most common ones and examines whether they hold up or not. Then, Gary talks to a veteran, and friend, Clayton about his experience with VA loans, as well as ways he's used OPM (other people's money) to buy his properties. Key Takeaways: [2:04] Are you eligible for a VA loan? [6:14] How much down payment money you're responsible for after you go over the max amount available through VA loans Clayton...

Duration: 00:26:36

HI 51 - Meet the Masters Weekend (and Why You Shouldn't Miss It)

Jason Hartman's Meet the Masters event is coming up in January 2018, and it's an event that currently doesn't cost much money but can alter your investment strategy significantly. Real estate experts from around the country get together to give their thoughts, properties are bought and sold, and everyone has a chance to rub elbows with some savvy investors who want to better themselves. Gary Pinkerton shares some of what Meet the Masters has meant to him, and offers a $150 discount to the...

Duration: 00:41:28

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