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YW 53 - Walden on Wheels with Ken Ilgunas

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Release Date: 07/25/2013

193: When to Change Your Investing Strategy show art 193: When to Change Your Investing Strategy

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This housing market has a lot of investors scared that we are at dangerous levels. But the fundamentals are in place for not just the current situation but for a continuous boom. Jason Hartman and Adam look at the housing market today, whether it can be slowed down by rising rates, why the lumber prices are soaring, and answer listener questions. Website:

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192: The Importance of Direct Investing show art 192: The Importance of Direct Investing

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There are many different ways to invest your money. What's the difference between things like REITs and simply purchasing a single family rental? Both of them are, technically, investing in real estate, but only one of them gives you a multi-dimensional asset that you can control. Jason Hartman dives into the two investments to see the pros and cons of each. Website:

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191: Blockchain Domains, Unstoppable Domains with Matthew Gould show art 191: Blockchain Domains, Unstoppable Domains with Matthew Gould

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Jason Hartman interviews Matthew Gould of . Matthew Gould talks about different domain extensions that liken themselves to early adopters of the new decentralized web. Is China launching its own digital currency with a higher transaction speed, and could this affect the dollar? Gould works to ensure that the people, not the government or the big-tech corporations, get to define the internet in the modern world.   Key Takeaways: [2:20] People can move cryptocurrency around easier with over 50 different cryptos.  [3:30] Gould speaks on the free speech concerns online. ...

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189: Keith Gipson, World Series of Poker, Bitcoin & Real Estate show art 189: Keith Gipson, World Series of Poker, Bitcoin & Real Estate

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Keith Gipson, all-in poker hands, long holds on real estate and bitcoin vs. gold. Keith talks with Jason about his nine-year supreme court case, along with some of his poker and gambling stories. But Keith doesn’t gamble with everything; his real estate is diversified with long holds and high returns. Key Takeaways: [2:00] A little bio-hacking backstory. [6:00] Beating the online casinos since 17 years of age.  [8:00] Keith bridges his personal gap between gambler and real estate investor.  [9:00] Civil asset forfeiture.  [16:0]] Keith’s case went to the US Supreme Court...

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188: Side Hustle Nation, How to Turn Your Spare Time into $1000 a Month or More by Nick Loper show art 188: Side Hustle Nation, How to Turn Your Spare Time into $1000 a Month or More by Nick Loper

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Nick Loper of Side Hustle Nation joins Jason Hartman to discuss three different business models, from sales to services, everything from knife sharpening to pooper scooping. Build a side hustle to fund your vacation or fund your next investment property. Nick Loper is host to a podcast and author of a couple of books. His creative approach to building business outside of the standard brick and mortar has inspired thousands.  Books: ,  Key Takeaways: [0:45] Nick jokes that one of the best ways to build your side hustle is through a self-published book with extremely long...

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187: STR Legends, Eric Moeller, Drive-In Markets are Thriving Markets! show art 187: STR Legends, Eric Moeller, Drive-In Markets are Thriving Markets!

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Obviously, 2020 was a rough ride for most businesses, particularly those included in the travel industry. Eric Moeller, CEO & Co-Founder of STR Legends, gives us a peek into his business through 2020 in the Short Term Rental market. STRs aren't just about the real estate business but also hospitality. Airbnb made some massive decisions to cater to the guests' needs and not so much their partners in business, the hosts. These hospitality decisions shifted how STRs had to operate to maintain high occupancy. Key Takeaways: [2:20] In one year, the industry collapsed, there was speculation of...

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186: The Bitcoin Standard by Saifedean Ammous, Discussing Time Preference show art 186: The Bitcoin Standard by Saifedean Ammous, Discussing Time Preference

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Saifadean Ammous, the author of , joins Jason to explain the three basic functions of money and why this matters with Bitcoin. Will Bitcoin push out the role of central banks? If so, why would the government let Bitcoin exist? Saif continues discussing the government’s role or ability to have a role in cryptocurrency, specifically Bitcoin. As well, what is time preference, and how does it differ from inflation? Key Takeaways: Saifadean Ammous, author of  [1:00] Money has three basic functions of money: [3:45] How does Bitcoin act as a base layer of money, similar to the...

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185: Rental Report Logan Ransley show art 185: Rental Report Logan Ransley

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Jason Hartman talks with New Zealander and the founder of Landlord Studio, Logan Ransley, who shares his findings from his companies residential real estate index report.  Key Takeaways: [1:30] Real Estate felt grim mid lockdown.  [4:00] Rental reports don't show the same grim eviction rates that 'click-bate' portrayed through the 2020 pandemic.  [5:00] Rental graphs being depicted based on numbers of 10,000 active leases.  [8:20] What percentage of rent REALLY being collected, and how late? [11:20] "Although the rent was taking longer to be connected, it was still being...

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184: Mortgage Update 2021 January with Adam show art 184: Mortgage Update 2021 January with Adam

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Investment Counselor Adam talks to one of the lenders in the Jason Hartman network about what's going on with interest rates these days. People are locking rates below 3.5% on properties $100,000 and up! With rates being at a historic low, what is the timeline on closing a deal? Website: www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

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183: 2021 SMART Goals! 5-Year Investment Plan show art 183: 2021 SMART Goals! 5-Year Investment Plan

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New Year, New Goals, Same proven asset class! Jason Hartman invites you to celebrate with him another fantastic year of prosperity for all real estate investors practicing some of Hartman’s proven investment techniques. Following the celebration, we must look for the “what next” plan or goal. How do you build your goals? Do you write them down? Do you create realistically achievable goals?  Contest: Key Takeaways: [1:30] Let’s celebrate our prosperous year of 2020 and look forward to another great one to follow.  [5:00] The Hartman Stimulus Payment CONTEST [8:45] Be a...

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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.