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Breaking the Financial Bondage with Damion Lupo

Prosperity Through Multifamily Real Estate Investing

“Break the financial chains”As real estate entrepreneurs, we have an obligation to share financial literacy. The generational concept of putting your money “under the mattress” so to speak does not apply to the rules of today’s economics and currency. Unfortunately, these lessons are not taught to our youth and possibly, intent fully so. So how do we get out of the “Rat Race?” Our guest on today’s episode is Damion Lupo, a best-selling author of several books on personal finance, investment, and retirement strategies. Damion is the host of The Financial Underdogs Podcast, has started 50+ companies, and developed the ultimate investor retirement tool called the EQRP with a strategy that gives individuals total control of their retirement money to invest in real assets like real estate, gold, and cryptocurrencies. Damion shares his journey of entrepreneurship and investment, detailing the most powerful lessons he’s learned about business, personal finance, and the harmful effects of government policy. He shares his bold, candid thoughts on the reality of financial bondage, hyperinflation, and trustworthy investments in the US, along with how his EQRP strategy has the potential to save lives.In this episode, we cover:Losing a $20M fortune during the financial crash of 2008Breaking from the financial bondageThe lack of fundamentals in today’s investing cycleAlternative assets suchs as real estate, gold, and cryptocurrencies Taking control of your retirement assets with EQRPWhat is EQRP and how does it differ from SDIRADamion addresses each of these pressing topics and so much more in this knowledge-packed episode!There is immense value in being patient and detaching yourself from your emotional relationship with money. Tune in today to learn how you can break the financial bondage! The Final Four:1. What do you do for your continued education to further your investing?Damion: “Truly, just going out into the wild and getting the living shit kicked out of me! I write books based on my experiences and that’s how I learn. Business is a personal development program wrapped up with a really ugly bow. It’s painful and it hurts and that’s how I keep learning. There’s no better way to learn than facing problems. You want to learn? You want to grow? Go start a business!”2. What have been the lasting lessons you've learned along your journey?Damion: “I am my own worst enemy. Ryan Holiday talks about the ego as the enemy and so you have to write rules to keep your ego in check. Have rules for your business and rules that limit where you invest, how you invest, etc.”3. What advice would you give to the listeners to help them grow their businesses?Damion: “There are two things that you should have that most people don’t have… a bookkeeper that gives you a snapshot of your books every day, what’s relevant and what’s trending, as well as a bold mentor that will tell you like it is. Make sure you’re hiring people at the level you’re heading towards, not at the level that you’re at. Expand in your thinking and invest in your future.”4. How can they listeners learn more about and connect with you? Damion:Check out Financial Underdogs PodcastEQRPGet a copy of Damion’s book Resources mentioned:Articles written by Jim RickardsFlash Boys by Michael Lewis Ranked #27 on Feedspot's Top 70 Multifamily Real Estate Podcasts 


10 Mar 2021

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REI057: Checkbook Control of Your 401K for Real Estate w/ Damion Lupo

Millennial Investing - The Investor’s Podcast Network

Episode ResourcesGet FREE daily content from Robert on InstagramGet a FREE audiobook from AudibleJason DeBono talks Funding Real Estate Deals using Self-Directed IRAsListen to the Financial Underdogs PodcastMatt Faircloth’s book Raising Private CapitalBrandon Turner’s book How to Invest In Real EstateMark Ferguson’s book The Book on Negotiating Real EstateAutomate your money with M1 Finance. Get $30 when you sign up for free today. Do your best thinking with Baronfig's Idea Toolset. Use code TIP20 at checkout to receive 20% off.Mirror the asset allocation strategy of the world’s most successful institutional investors with EquityMultiple.Grow your wealth with passive investments in farming and agribusiness with Harvest Returns.Create automated investment portfolios of diversified, low-cost index funds with Wealthfront. Get your first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life.Get three months free when you protect yourself with ExpressVPN, the VPN we trust to keep us private online.All of Robert’s favorite booksSupport our free podcast by supporting our sponsorsRead this episode’s transcript and full show notes on our website.Connect with Damion: Website | YouTube | Twitter


15 Feb 2021

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S3, Episode 12- Damion Lupo- Get Dirty [Total Control Financial & Black Belt Wealth]

The Freedom Formula for Physicians | How Doctors Cut Debt & Slash Taxes | Business Of Medicine | Financial Education

As various folks follow Robert Kiyosaki and the rich dad, poor dad books and seminars, many folks become interested in investing in things outside of the norm. So, we’re going to spend some time digging into that. Our next guest is a lifelong entrepreneur. He started his first business at age 11! Now he is the owner of an 8 figure real estate empire, multiple black belter, and sought after financial consultant. What is interesting about him is that he built a 5 million dollar Net Worth in his 20's, lost it, and I am told has almost completely rebuilt his wealth in the last 12 months! He particularly enjoys sharing the lessons he learned- and the things he wishes someone had told him before he got started. Please help me welcome Damion Lupo of Total Control Financial. In this podcast, you will… Discover how this business owner went from broke to rich to broke to rich again How his first business venture as a kid set him up for real estate (Hint: It has to do with video games) Learn about the difference between wholesale and retail and how it impacts the way you buy and sell real estate Discover how he used owner financing when he was broke to find his first real estate investment (This is really interesting, he helped bail out someone who was about to be foreclosed on) How his leverage and impatience and lifestyle killed his net worth Learn the lesson he discovered about the circle of people around him & how it effected his wealth Join us in an interesting conversation of when you should use leverage and when you should get rid of the leverage How his mission incorporates into his definition of financial freedom and how he is tracking it Resources Mentioned In This Podcast Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki Get A Free Copy of Damion's Book by Clicking here: www.totalcontrolfinancial.com/dave Linked In- Damion Lupo Black Belt Wealth Podcast


12 Feb 2021

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Success is a Terrible Teacher - Interview with Damion Lupo

Money Talkers

After making and then losing $20M in real estate, Damion says failure is a better teacher than success. Damion Lupo started and owned over 50 businesses and is a best-selling author. Through his triumphs and failures, he has invaluable first-hand experiences in the world of entrepreneurship and finance. Damion has a special gift for the listeners of Money Talkers, text EQRP to 720000. This will give you the best tool to take control of your financial future.To connect with Damion, visit him here: www.FinancialUnderdogs.com or on Facebook, www.facebook.com/damionlupoofficial.


8 Feb 2021

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Breaking Financial Shackles with Damion Lupo


On this show, we talked about the increased need for focus and resiliency, how the financial system is changing in the US and around the world, and what the future holds for many of our legacy institutions with Damion Lupo, entrepreneur, investor, advisor, author and podcaster.  Listen to learn how to break free of the financial shackles that are constraining us!  For the difference making tip, scan ahead to 19:43! You can learn more about Damion at FinancialUnderdogs.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn. We’re honored to have been named one of the top podcasts for investing! We’re on YouTube, check us out! George is honored to be included on Investopedia's list of the Top 100 Financial Advisors for 2020! Have George speak to your organization. You can learn more about the show at GeorgeGrombacher.com, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook or contact George at Contact@GeorgeGrombacher.com. 


23 Jan 2021

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Enhanced Qualified Retirement Plan Strategy: Free From Financial Bondage With Damion Lupo

Real Estate Investor Summit Podcast

In this fast-paced world, we all become so accustomed to wanting fast results. Because of that, we opt for doing things for the short-term instead of the long-term. Seeing this problem, Damion Lupo created a unique tool that can help free a million people from financial bondage, the Enhanced Qualified Retirement Plan strategy (eQRPs). In this episode, he joins Mitch Stephen to tell us all about it! He dives deep into IRAs and 401(k)s for real estate, how to avoid taxes, and how IRAs and eQRP differ from each other. Damion then takes us across his own success journey while sharing his books, Reinvented Life and Unicornomics, and the lessons he learned. Follow along to this great conversation to learn more about Damion’s unique tools.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the Real Estate Investor Summit Community:reinvestorsummit.comReal Estate Investor Summit FacebookReal Estate Investor Summit TwitterReal Estate Investor Summit YouTubeMitch Stephen LinkedIn


19 Jan 2021

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How To Get Your Money Out Of IRA or 401K Jail With Damion Lupo

Capital Gains Tax Solutions Podcast

Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the Capital Gains Tax Solutions Community today:capitalgainstaxsolutions.comCapital Gains Tax Solutions FacebookCapital Gains Tax Solutions Twitter


13 Jan 2021

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Reinventing the Retirement Concept, w/ Damion Lupo | Bulletproof Cashflow S02 E73

Bulletproof Cashflow: Multifamily & Apartment Investing for Financial Freedom

Damion Lupo is a professional real estate investor, serial entrepreneur, and best selling author of 11 books. He became a multi-millionaire by age 25 and then lost his $20 Million empire by age 30. After what would have been a crushing defeat for many, he rebuilt his entire fortune. He bought his first rental house on a VISA card, which snowballed into owning 150 rental houses in 7 states in less than 5 years.Damion founded "Total Control Financial" in 2010 to help people achieve financial freedom. He and his team focuses on qualified retirement plans which are much more flexible than IRA’s or 401k’s. The main goal of the company is to take money out of Wall Street and put it into Main Street’s hands.  In this episode, Damion explains reinventing the retirement concept.


23 Oct 2020

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218 - Damion Lupo, Reclaim Control of Our Finances and Our Future

Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate with Leigh Brown

Are you a financial underdog? According to Damion Lupo, we all are — but we also have the power to reclaim control of our finances and our future. Listen in to learn Damion’s investing advice, what he’s doing right now, and how to land yourself a killer mentor (not just a coach) who can help you gain and learn from valuable experiences.  Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or in the Podcasts App on your phone, and never miss a beat from Leigh by visiting leighbrown.com. If you’re tired of doing real estate alone, enroll in  Leigh Brown University and be sure to use your special “CSIRE” discount code at checkout for $10 off your subscription. Show Notes 00:30 – Coronavirus conversation 04:30 - On Financial Underdogs; everyone’s a financial underdog and it’s about exposing the truth and giving hope and information 05:20 - Damion’s background 05:25 - He lived in Alaska; his background is in real estate and he made great money 06:28 - He got an overinflated ego, lost a lot of money, was over-leveraged and had to start over; he shifted into something that’s more than just money 06:55 - That’s how Financial Underdogs came to be and how he learned 08:40 - What he did do is take action and go through the experience  10:00 - Damion’s advice 10:25 - Invest in yourself; it’s not about the money, money makes us lazy and stupid 11:05 - Borrow smartly and don’t be average; create value and get out there to get experience 13:30 - Go to MeetUp groups and just show up; make mistakes, gain lessons 14:40 - On EQRP 14:50 - It’s taking control of your money and taking it off Wall Street and onto Main Street; it’s the Ferrari of 401k’s 15:30 - You want a diversified mix of investments 16:30 - He’s not buying right now; he’s holding and buying things that are real and that he can understand 17:00 - More lessons 17:30 - Be patient and know when to take a time-out 18:20 - How to learn more: go to EQRP.co, text EQRP to 72,000, and/or send Damion a (real) message on LinkedIn 3 Key Points Own your experience. Don’t let your ego get in the way.  A coach has learned something, a mentor has experienced it. 


8 Oct 2020

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217: From $20+ Million in Debt to $20+ Million in Wealth, Business and Investment Wisdom from EQRP.co Founder, Damion Lupo

Dave Lukas, The Misfit Entrepreneur_Breakthrough Entrepreneurship

This week’s Misfit Entrepreneur is Damion Lupo. Damion is the founder of multiple businesses, EQRP co, My Gold Adviser, and Financial Underdogs. Damion’s mission and that of his businesses is helping people break financial bondage by empowering them with the tools and training to be financially free in retirement. And if that is not enough, the guy has published 12 books, is the comeback king after losing $20 million and being negative $5 million – he built it all back and surpassed where he started, and is a multiple degree black belt who created is own martial art called Yokido. Needless to say, Damion’s experience, mission, and discipline has allowed him to become the leading voice in helping realize how to take control of their financial future and I’m excited for him to share his wisdom with you today. ​ www.EQRP.co Damion’s path was all over the place. He originally had gone to the Air Force Academy and was going to be a fighter pilot but had issues with his eyes and ended up working in the article circle. After a little while, he went back to school and ended starting a textbook business out of his dorm room that paid for his school – until the school shut him down and would not allow him to run it. The universe kept giving him feedback to be an entrepreneur and after he left school, he embraced it. As he says, “I’m a bad employee – I got fired from a volunteer position…” He then started into real estate and learned how to use other people’s money and did it 150 times. He was naïve and just focused and took action amassing millions in property. Things went great until 2008 hit. Damion got caught up in the 2008 bubble and lost $20+ million. He lost everything and after a few years, he finally admitted defeat and lost the game. He went to work on himself and found that who he truly is, is a teacher, but he needs to be in trenches doing the work too. He shifted his focus to freeing 1 million people from financial bondage. It took him 10 years to go from the crash to surpassing his previous wealth. Can you elaborate on what truly happened in 2008 and what happened to you so people can learn from it as the market is heated up again? Damion leveraged a ton and took on too much debt doing real estate in 7 states. When the market got sense and re-priced, he was essentially naked in that the fundamentals were way off, so his investments were worth a lot less over night. He was underwater and it collapsed on him. He was also remote operating and losing money in that process. He got hit from all angles because of his personal guarantees, etc. What is EQRP? It is an Enhanced Qualified Retirement Plan. It came from a philosophy of personal responsibility. Instead of handing their money over to someone to manage, they can have the ability to control their money. EQRP gives people the power to invest and control their investments in a much better way. The IRS actually allows people to do much more than buys stocks and bonds in retirement accounts, tax free – and most people don’t know it. The tax code is setup for entrepreneurs and business owners to succeed. The government wants you to have a good retirement so you are not a burden on them. With EQRP, you could literally put almost $250k a year away tax free for a family of 5. Why is it better to specialize than diversify? Narrowing your focus is a key to success. Pick your focus and nurture it over time. Patience is critical. You have to put in the time. Don’t chase irrational expectations and spend time understanding risk. What type of investments can be done that people don’t know can be done and how do they give you more control? The IRS tells you what you cannot do. Outside of that, it is pretty open. For example, the IRS says you cannot invest retirement money in something like a classic car, but you can invest in multi-family properties, rentals, flips, gold, silver, AirBnB, private notes, etc. These things give you much more control than what Wal Street is selling. At the 26 min mark, Damion talks about how you can do an EQRP account… You can actually have unlimited amounts of retirement accounts – you just have to stay within the monetary limits for them. What should people know about investing in real estate in these accounts? Real estate gives you leverage because you can use a small portion of your retirement account for a down payment on a piece of property and finance the rest. “Money makes people stupid. And a lot of money makes people super stupid because they think they can solve all of their problems with money and the reality is they just gave up thinking.” Your biggest asset to attaining wealth is your ability to learn and think – it’s between your ears. At the 31 min mark, Damion talks about how is not a good fit for EQRP. We also talk about personal responsibility and empowerment and not playing the role of a victim. How did you go out and create your own martial art? When you do something long enough, it becomes part of you. It becomes part of your DNA Business and martial arts are now one and the same for Damion. He notices some big overlap with martial arts, yoga, and reiki, and created a fusion of them into a new martial art he calls Yokido. What principles from martial arts have a made a big difference for you in business? Heading straight into something doesn’t end well. You need to get into alignment which requires maneuvering and connecting. Teams will beat an individual. Thinks sports. It’s the same in business. You must align your team and bring people with the right values. How you do anything is how you do everything – so how people act in their lives is how they will act in business. Get your Foundational 15% right and you will do well. ​ What is something you think every entrepreneur should know? Everything takes longer and more money than you think. You should double everything when you are starting off. Having unreasonable expectations and lack of patience is a business killer. Best Quote: Money makes people stupid. And a lot of money makes people super stupid because they think they can solve all of their problems with money and the reality is they just gave up thinking. Damion's Misfit 3: Make sure you balder and greyer people around you. You have to wisdom and true life experience from people that have gone through it to help you. Passion is not enough. You have to figure out what the market wants and solve problems. Have passion for solving a worthy problem. Fall in love with the process vs. the outcome. The process will lead to the pleasing outcome. Show Sponsors: Incredible offer from Get.Store Domains, over 90% off your .STORE domain.  Get it for just $1.99 using the promo code MISFIT:  www.Get.Store and use promo code: MISFIT 5 Minute Journal: www.MisfitEntrepreneur.com/Journal


30 Sep 2020