Fri, 29 December 2017
Jason Hartman talks with Ryan Schellhous, founder at IndigoSpire CPAs & Advisors, about the new tax plan. The two start off with a 30,000 foot overview of the plan, then drill down into specific components of the plan as they figure out who is going to be helped and who may not see as much of a benefit under the plan. Ryan explains the biggest revenue raisers and "losers" under the new bill, and some of the most important pieces that will impact individual filers.
[3:32] The 30,000 foot overview of the GOP Tax Reform
[5:27] Will this tax reform create a repatriation of wealth back to the US?
[9:18] The move that mobilized the GOP forces toward tax reform
[11:15] The 2nd most important thing in the tax plan was the widening of tax brackets and lowering of rates for individuals
[13:24] The standard deducation has been increased, which should increase the number of simple 1040s being filed
[16:26] The single largest revenue raiser in the entire bill
[18:38] The change in mortgage interest deductions could cause a dampening in the high end real estate market
[21:08] The Alternative Minimum Tax isn't gone, but it's gone through an overhaul
[22:59] Pass-through businesses are getting a 20% deduction
[29:58] The accelerated bonus depreciation is enormous for real estate investors
[33:30] Changes to the 1031 Exchange rule
[37:33] The carried interest rules have changed as well, impacting the hedge fund managers trading techniques
[39:22] 529 plans (education plans for children) can now be used to pay for private schools
[39:56] Some tax changes that were EXPECTED but didn't end up happening
Fri, 8 December 2017
2018's Meet the Masters event was already packed with great speakers like Jason Hartman, Garrett Sutton, Brian Smith, Danielle DiMartino-Booth, John Burns, and more. Today, Jason Hartman is proud to announce that former Congressman (and America's foremost advocate for liberty) Ron Paul will be joining the fold to headline the event.
Ron Paul was most recently a Republican candidate for President in 2008 and 2012, and served in the US House of Representatives for Texas for more than 25 years in all. He is a critic of policies like the USA Patriot Act and has criticized the federal governments fiscal policies a multitude of times. He's also outspoken against Federal Reserve, and the US tax code.
Fri, 17 March 2017
Jason Hartman talks with Robert Dickie III, President of Crown Financial Ministries, and author of The LEAP, and Love Your Work. The two discuss the impact technology has had on industries already, and what's to come. They also discuss how a large section of people in their 30s are transitioning careers by going back to college online for free, and getting hired by some of the best companies on the planet while doing so.
[3:04] How Robert defines "stewardship"
[4:55] We are standing in the middle of two economies. One that's old and dying, and one that's being born
[9:05] What is a MOOC?
[10:12] 3 websites where you can get free college education, and you can get it certified for under $100.
[13:41] How technology is disrupting every aspect of society and workforces
[16:38] People in data sciences are being hired by companies like Google before they even finish their certifications.
[18:55] The story of a 16 year old from Mongolia acing an online course and getting a full ride to MIT
Fri, 10 March 2017
Jason Hartman and Andrew Wright, CEO and Managing Partner at the commercial real estate firm Franklin Street, discuss the US commercial real estate market that is currently available. From manufacturing to office to industrial to multi-family, no stone is left unturned.
Andrew has a personal involvement in more than $1 billion in real estate and finance transactions, and has resolved more than $800 million in distressed real estate debt since 2009.
[1:40] Trump's potential impact on real estate markets
[5:04] How retail centers are having to adjust to the internet age and "showrooming"
[8:36] The internet's impact on the warehouse and delivery industry thanks to things like same day delivery.
[12:59] Andrew's take on where we are on the boom or bust ride
[17:08] Current cap rates Andrew is seeing across commercial real estate
[19:13] What investment Andrew thinks will serve you best today