Real Estate Inflation – Should You Be Afraid Of This New Trend?

Real estate prices are continuing to skyrocket. People continue to flee to the suburbs. Lumber prices are up 300%+ People are paying above listed price all cash offers sight unseen. Where is this madness going to end?

On top of that, Inflation is starting to pick up. Commodity prices are rising... when they have done nothing but drop for over 10 years. 

Have we finally turned the corner and started to see the inflation that the Fed has so desperately been seeking?

We discuss all this and more on the show today with Greg McBride, from Bankrate.com. 


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Today's Guest:  Greg McBride

Greg McBride, CFA, is Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Analyst, for Bankrate.com, the pre-eminent personal finance website. He leads a team responsible for researching financial products, providing analysis, and advice on personal finance to a vast consumer audience. With more than a quarter century of experience in personal finance, he is a subject matter expert that has the unique ability to provide both in-depth commentary and practical advice to consumers. Through Bankrate.com's Money Makeover series, he has helped consumers plan for retirement, manage debt and develop appropriate investment allocations.


McBride has appeared on hundreds of national cable and network broadcasts including NBC's "Nightly News," CBS' "Evening News" and ABC's "World News Tonight," and has been a frequent guest on CNBC and Fox Business Network. McBride is routinely quoted by major media outlets such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today, has served as a Wall Street Journal Expert Panelist, and is a regular guest on Yahoo Finance, Cheddar and financial talk shows throughout the United States. He is also an accomplished public speaker, having appeared before audiences at the Federal Reserve Board, Federal Trade Commission, American Association of Individual Investors, National Foundation for Credit Counseling, and at the China Times Golden Cicada Awards in Beijing.


McBride currently serves on the board of Money Management International of Sugar Land, TX, the nation’s largest nonprofit credit counseling agency accredited by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, and is Chairman of both the Compensation Committee and the Investment Committee. He has a distinguished record of serving on boards in the credit counseling industry, having previously chaired a finance and investment committee, and having served on executive and development committees. McBride has also served on the funding board of the Consumer Financial Education Fund through the Rose Foundation of Oakland, CA.

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Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting 2021

Join us for the pilgrimage to the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting 2021... virtually.

This week we discuss the points made by Buffett and Munger at the annual meeting as well as some of things that Buffett missed.

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Gold Vs. Bitcoin Debate

Which would you rather have Gold or Bitcoin?

No matter what side you believe in, this gold vs bitcoin debate will cause you to rethink your position.

We have 4 experts debating whether Gold vs Bitcoin is better. You don't want to miss this debate.

The big topics we discuss: What is the best store of wealth, liquidity, potential threats, transparency, environmental impact, and better impact on mankind.

If you liked this debate, we will also be holding this debate at Freedomfest 2021 in South Dakota this summer July 21 - 24th. If you are in the area, stop by and say hi.

Our Debaters for this show...

Team Gold

Team Bitcoin

Paul Rosenberg investing in cryptocurrencies
Kirk Chisholm innovative advisory group

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Panelist Bios: 

Rich Checkan: As the President and COO of ASI, Rich Checkan has been an integral part of ASI's maturation to a full-service tangible asset provider to include precious metals, and rare US, world, and ancient coins. Mr. Checkan oversees the operations, administrative, sales, and marketing departments, and serves as ASI's compliance officer. He is a regular contributor to Escape Artist Insiders magazine and ASI's monthly newsletter, Information Line. Mr. Checkan speaks yearly at numerous conferences and seminars worldwide, has been tapped for his expertise on industry vlogs and podcasts, and had been quoted in myriad financial newsletters and the NY Times.

Kirk Chisholm: Kirk is the Host of Money Tree Investing Podcast and Wealth Manager at Innovative Advisory Group. He is an outside the box thinker who provides a different perspective on many commonly held beliefs in personal finance. He has worked in the wealth management industry for over 20 years. He has a rare expertise with alternative investments held in self-directed IRAs which has helped many investors invest in their passion. He was recently ranked #7 on Investopedia's top 100 most influential financial advisors and has been featured in a number of major media publications.

Eryka Gemma: As the Venture Director at a Digital Asset Hedge Fund, Eryka is well versed in bitcoin’s underlying technology, the blockchain. In 2019, she co founded Blockchain Center Miami with a goal of making her city the crypto capital of the Americas. Over the years, Eryka has taught hundreds of people how to safely navigate the cryptocurrency space and writes a Bitcoin column for Escape Artist Insiders Magazine.

Paul Rosenberg: Paul Rosenberg is the author of the Free-Man’s Perspective newsletter, as well as a founder of a leading online privacy system, Cryptohippie. He has a broad range of interests and has been involved with cryptography projects since the 1990s. Prior to this, his construction and engineering career saw him called as an expert witness in numerous legal cases and recruited as a consultant to a number of organizations. He developed and taught 19 continuing education courses for Iowa State University’s College of Engineering. He also co-founded the Fiber Optic Association and wrote the first ever standard for the installation of fiber optic cables in buildings.

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Listener Questions: When Is The Housing Market Going To Crash, Inflation, and Dividend Stocks

It is time for your best questions. This week we answer, when is the housing market going to crash, are we going to get higher inflation, and how to get income in this environment with dividend stocks. 

Send us your questions and you can be famous on our show.

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Everything You Need To Know About Investing In Cryptocurrencies

Are you still wondering what all the fuss is about?

Still think cryptocurrencies are the next tulip bubble?

This week we interview Paul Rosenberg about why everyone is excited about investing in cryptocurrencies. We discuss what is preventing widespread adoption, "stock to flow", privacy coins, and why you need to take a second look at how blockchain technology is going to change the world.

Paul Rosenberg investing in cryptocurrencies


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Today's Guest:  Paul Rosenberg

Paul Rosenberg is the author of the Free-Man’s Perspective newsletter, as well as a founder of a leading online privacy system, Cryptohippie. He has a broad range of interests and has been involved with cryptography projects since the 1990s

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Tiger 21: Learn The Secrets Of How Successful Entrepreneurs Preserve Their Wealth

Great interview this week with Michael Sonnenfeldt, founder and chairman of Tiger 21, a peer network of successful high net worth individuals. 

We discuss what it is like for successful entrepreneurs to have an successful exit, then deal with new wealth, how to raise kids around wealth, what surprises they encounter, how to deal with loss, why entrepreneurs have the opposite mindset of successful investors, and more.

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Today's Guest:  Michael Sonnenfeldt

Michael Sonnenfeldt is the Founder and Chairman of TIGER 21, the premier membership network for high-net-worth individuals – helping them to navigate the challenges and opportunities that success creates.  The TIGER 21 experience centers on learning about and reflecting upon issues pertaining to investing, life, and family.  Central to this are TIGER 21 Group Meetings, with 12-15 Members meeting once per month led by a Chair who is an accomplished professional and experienced facilitator. TIGER 21 leads with a unique approach to wealth preservation that focuses on leveraging collective wisdom and engaging Members in an extraordinary community to enhance their personal and professional lives.

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Are You A Prolific Investor? Chris Odegard The Employee To Investor Transformation

Are you a prolific investor?

We interview Chris Odegard about his story of going from employee to full time investor. HE talks about how he learned to be a smart investor, books he has read, and why he invests in alternative investments. He had some investments even I had not considered. This interview was a real eye-opener. He also talks about his hierarchy of investors.



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Today's Guest: Chris Odegard

Chris is an average guy who had a white-collar job in the corporate world and followed the only thing he knew for decades, conventional wisdom. After a significant illiquidity event and reading Rich Dad Poor Dad, his mind was opened to a different type of investing, investing in real assets and private deals mostly insulated from the volatility, risk, and taxation of the stock market. In a relatively short period, Chris climbed out of his financial abyss, increased his net worth many times over, and now shares his experience and knowledge through his Alternative Investment Blog at www.TheProlificInvestor.net.

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Investing In Overseas Real Estate


What is the easiest way to ease your way into overseas real estate investing? 

Are you a Pioneer or a Settler? What country should you consider? What is not listed in the brochures? All these questions and more are answered on the show.

We also talk about one of my favorite topics... How to do due diligence. Mike talks about his 100 question questionnaire. This guy is thorough. You will learn a lot. I know I did.

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Today's Guest:  Michael Cobb

At the height of a successful career in the computer industry, Mr. Cobb left to form Exotic Caye International in 1996.   The company was converted into a Belize Offshore Bank in in 2003. Cobb and Partners also purchased a farm and planted 100 acres of Teak Timber in Panama in 1999.

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Choosing Real Estate Syndications Over Technology Due Diligence Investing Secrets

Have you considered investing in real estate syndications?

They can be a great way to invest if you do your due diligence properly.

Learn the secret questions to ask real estate syndicators to make sure it is a good investment for you. Are you focusing on financial offense or financial defense? Vetting values and more...

Barbara Friedberg penned an article about being an accredited investor


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Today's Guest:  Spencer Hilligross

Spencer Hilligoss is a full time real estate investor and former tech leader who walked away from a lucrative career of 13 years just five months before the pandemic. 

 

Now, Spencer makes it easy and simple for passive investors to invest in large, cash flowing real estate properties that are already stable and profitable -- such as apartments and self storage - in the strongest growth markets across the US. 


By investing in these real assets, Spencer helps investors add new monthly income streams and grow their wealth. 

 

His company, Madison Investing, has closed on real estate totaling more than 6000 units for more than $800M.  

 

As a technology leader, Spencer built a 13 year track record of growing high-performing teams across five companies - three of them, "unicorns" - valued at more than $1B. 


In November 2019, Spencer “retired” from his lucrative tech career - leaving behind the $4B loan origination teams he built at LendingHome, funding 600 fix/flip transactions per month. Now, he is focused on spending time with loved ones and growing Madison Investing by helping passive investors achieve their goals.


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Do You Need Financial Therapy? We Discuss This New Field Of Financial Planning

Do you need financial therapy? Studies suggest you do...

Are you money avoidant, money vigilant, or money worship?

This week we discuss financial therapy, money scripts, cognitive bias and more.

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Today's Guest:  Megan Mccoy

Megan McCoy, Ph.D., LMFT, CFT-I™ is a Professor of Practice and the Director of the Personal Financial Planning Master’s Program at Kansas State University. Her research has been published in a range of journals such as The Journal of Financial Therapy, The Annuals of Business Review, The Journal of Financial Planning, The Journal of Family Economic Issues, Family Relations, and the Journal of Couple and Family Therapy to name a few. Dr. McCoy serves as Secretary for the board of Financial Therapy. In addition, she is the Associate Editor of Profiles and Book Reviews for the Journal of Financial Therapy.

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