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YW 53 - Walden on Wheels with Ken Ilgunas

Jason Hartman Foundation

Release Date: 07/25/2013

173: Rentier Class, Florida's 173: Rentier Class, Florida's "A" Grade, Greed, Fed = Inflation, Commercial Landlords

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Necessity is the mother of all invention, so let’s talk about creative destruction. The world is fast-tracking technology, and everyone is on zoom. The changes to our everyday culture have changed due to coronavirus. Jason and Evan discuss being adaptable to your environment and how to position yourself properly.  What is a rentier ränˈtyā? Be a part of the elite, provide a service and safety, and understand the concept of economy rent.  Key Takeaways: [3:00] Necessity is the mother of invention, talking about creative destruction.  [4:15] Location isn’t as...

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172: Top Producer Mindset & Tips by Bryan Casella show art 172: Top Producer Mindset & Tips by Bryan Casella

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Real Estate Star, Bryan Casella joins Jason Hartman from sunny California to share tips on getting started in real estate. This interview is all about having a top producer mindset. Bryan shares his story from pro basketball to real estate broker and the tips he’s learned about being on a high level of success. Bryan answers questions about what he studied to gain the knowledge and tactics he used to get ahead.  Key Takeaways: [2:00] How did you go from a professional basketball player to a real estate broker? [6:00] “Getting started and door knocking was my claim to fame.” -...

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171: Commercial Real Estate & Covid-19 with Josh Simon, Simon CRE show art 171: Commercial Real Estate & Covid-19 with Josh Simon, Simon CRE

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Jason Hartman talks with Josh Simon, distinguishing different types of commercial real estate, and how they were affected by coronavirus. Most of the media was publishing that commercial real estate is suffering, but it's important to distinguish what kind. Commercial spaces have shifted from experiential to essential, but most successful companies are making adjustments along the way.  New York and California, and similar high-density areas are having trouble enforcing social distancing. How will this affect possible migrations away from heavily populated areas, and the commercial...

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170: We're All in This Together & Focus on the Good Stuff by Mike Robbins show art 170: We're All in This Together & Focus on the Good Stuff by Mike Robbins

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Mike Robbins joins us for some important lessons in mental health and dealing with grief. We are all grieving together, for ourselves and for those that surround us. It’s time to stop, pause, and reflect. How can we focus on the moment? Key Takeaways: [1:30] Mike Robbins, the author of five books, , , , and, [5:45] Perspective is important, and when we are in the middle of something, it’s difficult to have perspective on it [7:30] Even though it may not seem like it right now, you have more than this requires [8:15] If we are experiencing difficulty the common element is that we are...

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169: 3,000 Year Rates, Inventory, Forbearance & Market Cycles, How an Economy Grows & Why It Crashes Patrick Donohoe show art 169: 3,000 Year Rates, Inventory, Forbearance & Market Cycles, How an Economy Grows & Why It Crashes Patrick Donohoe

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Pat Donohoe returns to the show to discuss how it is that an economy grows. The keyword here is debt. Debt is priced into everything and used for growth. Jason Hartman asks, “have the rules changes in an era of riots and civil unrest? Bailouts for everyone! Key Takeaways: [1:25] Have the rules changed in an era of riots and civil unrest? [4:45] Sometimes, you need contrast to understand the value of one system. [9:00] If someone makes a poor choice, there is no bailout.  [13:00] Debt is priced into everything. It fuels the economy.   [14:45] If you want to create real...

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168: Client Case Study, Dan Franks CPA show art 168: Client Case Study, Dan Franks CPA

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Dan Franks joins Jason today as part of a client case study. Dan is a former CPA, happy to have handed off the CPA duties to someone else as he manages his investment portfolio. As a fellow podcaster, he understands the value of information through podcasting and is here to share his story as a twelve-year listener of this show, and real estate investor.   Key Takeaways: [2:30] Dan Franks, the first podcast ever listened to was Creating Wealth. Now, the Podcast Movement [8:00] How and where did you get started investing? [9:30] What got you interested in real estate, and the podcast?...

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167: Mortgage Chaos with Aaron Kopelson show art 167: Mortgage Chaos with Aaron Kopelson

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Banks are worried, lenders are tightening up, and the overall mortgage process has changed. Aaron Kopelson discusses with Jason Hartman, some of the biggest changes he has seen in the last few months.  Key Takeaways: [1:30] One of the mortgage lenders' current biggest fears, and reason for tightening up, is an early payment default or a first payment default.  [3:00] What is a jumbo loan, and what defines the limits per market? [5:00] There’s no appetite from investors that want to buy mortgage-backed securities for these non-QM loans.  [7:00] Real estate is a credit backed...

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166: Ryan Moran, 12 Months to $1 Million, Narrowing the Focus show art 166: Ryan Moran, 12 Months to $1 Million, Narrowing the Focus

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Ryan Moran, author of, 12 Months to $1 Million, joins Jason today to discuss some of his tactics that led to his success. Sometimes better business isn’t about what you sell, but more-so, how your business is focused. While we often think of the question, “what is the product,” the focus needs to be, “who is the audience?” As well, Ryan shares his views on real estate investing and the economy, post-pandemic.  Books: Key Takeaways: [4:20] “I’ve discovered that there are a lot of things not worth pursuing, but the pursuit is worth it.” [10:15] “Minimum wage is...

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165: Tidal Wave & Big Government, Profit Migration show art 165: Tidal Wave & Big Government, Profit Migration

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Jason Hartman and Rabbi Evan Moffic talk about the big migration out of high density areas. Starting in 2016 a trend of moving to low density areas started to grow and the pandemic has encouraged the departure from more densely populated areas. While these trends may rely heavily on the wants and needs of Generation Z, health issues and worker experiences might speed up the migration.  Key Takeaways: [4:00] Pandemic proved how densely we are living, and also how successfully you can live working remotely [7:00] Starting in 2016, a trend of non-metropolitan counties were gaining population...

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164: America is Moving! Suburban Cocooning, Evan Moffic show art 164: America is Moving! Suburban Cocooning, Evan Moffic

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Escape to the suburbs! Jason Hartman and Evan Moffic discuss the changes approaching in how we look at our homes. With the benefit of work and school being just a few feet away from our beds, we are all looking to improve our homes. And for those that are currently renting an apartment in the high-density, urban environments, a move in the direction of suburban-living is looking more and more promising. Homebuilders are saying that they are already seeing the effects of this growing trend.  Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are buying loans in forbearance and essentially they keep kicking the...

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Ken Ilgunas is the author of "Walden on Wheels: On the Open Road from Debt to Freedom." He tells us how he was able to pay his graduate education at Duke University while secretly living in a van on Duke's campus. He also explains whether a degree is required for many of the jobs that young people work.

Ken Ilgunas was born in Ontario, Canada and raised in Wheatfield—a small town in western New York where his family still lives. He just finished walking the entire 1,700-mile length of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline.

Find out more about Ken Ilgunas by visiting www.kenilgunas.com.