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Episode #67 - Property Management The NEW Way - High Tech AND High Touch - Part 1

What's better - the personalized hand holding of a local mom and pop company, or some fancy software that can give you some deep analysis? In this episode, you're going to learn about a company that is completely DISRUPTING the Property Management industry. We have the pleasure of interviewing Nicola Cowan and Christopher Ladd, who are both involved in a very interesting tech startup called Great Jones. This will give you an excellent overview of how thinking outside the box can create some HUGE wins for investors. It will also help you understand why we couldn't say not to a strategic partnership with this firm. Like us on Facebook to stay up to date with new episodes and exclusive content from Jack, Shecky and our guests!-https://www.facebook.com/High-Return-Real-Estate-Show-2218195228498526 Learn more about Great Jones and their property management systems at greatjones.co Visit Our Website To Learn More About How We Handle True Turnkey Properties: https://highreturnrealestate.com/ Follow us on Social: https://www.facebook.com/High-Return-Real-Estate-Show-2218195228498526 https://www.facebook.com/HighReturnRealEstate/

44mins

6 Jan 2020

Rank #1

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Episode #45 - How To Be Your Own Bank And Make Way More Money With Rachel Marshall & Bruce Wehner

Rachel Marshall and Bruce Wehner are in the business of helping entrepreneurs make WAY more money than what may seem possible. This is a MUST LISTEN TO episode for people who are open minded and willing to challenge the way they think about money and banking. In this episode you'll learn.... How to be your own bank, and borrow at better terms. How to eliminate the normal risk of borrowing. How to build wealth in a MUCH smarter way. Learn more about Rachel and Bruce at themoneyadvantage.com or https://themoneyadvantage.com/about/ View Episode Transcript Here- https://hrre.egnyte.com/dl/OeQhfpBvER

53mins

30 Jan 2019

Rank #2

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Episode #58 - How A Humble Salesman Ended Up Dominating The Self Storage Industry With Kris Benson

If you've ever wondered how the Self Storage space works, this will be a very enlightening episode for you! Kris Benson is a man who started off in sales, did a side hustle as a residential investor, then kept moving up to bigger and better asset classes. Now Kris raises capital from institutional investors to fund Self Storage projects all across the country. Aside from the deep dive into the Self Storage industry, this is a wonderful conversation with someone who took some very calculated risks, listened to his intuition, and played to his strengths. Prepare to be inspired! Like us on Facebook to stay up to date with new episodes and exclusive content from Jack, Shecky and our guests!-https://www.facebook.com/High-Return-Real-Estate-Show-2218195228498526 Learn more about Kris at krisbenson.com reliantinvestments.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/kris-benson/ Visit Our Website To Learn More About How We Handle True Turnkey Properties: https://highreturnrealestate.com/ Follow us on Social: https://www.facebook.com/High-Return-Real-Estate-Show-2218195228498526 https://www.facebook.com/HighReturnRealEstate/

45mins

15 Oct 2019

Rank #3

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How To Go From 2 To 72 Properties In 12 Months - Episode 12

In this episode of the High Return Real Estate Show Jeff Schechter and Jack Gibson discuss how Jack has built up his real estate portfolio from just 2 properties all the way up to 72. Questions Asked: What is the overview of what happened in the last 12 months? What was your personal motivation? What strategies did you use to grow your portfolio? Tell us about your cash out refinance package. Can you tell us about how you managed to set up some private investor deals? How does discipline factor in? How did you manage to get a discount on some of your properties? Key Lessons Learned: Building a Portfolio Overnight success is actually a long term process. Buying an asset instead of a liability is the core of the strategy. It’s about making your money work hard for you. Owning real estate creates a passive flow of income that can allow you to spend more time with your family or whatever else motivates you. It can help you live the life that you always wanted. It’s very important to have multiple sources of income, owning real estate is a great way to supplement your income from your work or investments. It’s not always a good time to invest in real estate, it may make sense for you to build up a bank of cash before diving in. The reality of real estate is that C class property will often have better price to rent ratios than the prettier A and B class properties. Most people don’t realize you can buy property within your IRA or 401k if you have the appropriate plan documents. Most financial advisors are not well educated when it comes to this kind of self directed retirement account. A HELOC is a very fast way to raise funds that you can use to buy properties with cash and get better deals. A commercial or portfolio loan is a convenient way to simplify the process of leveraging more than one property at the same time. A cash out refinance deal can actually yield infinite returns on your investment. Building a network can help you secure private money that would otherwise be impossible to access. You may end up paying higher interest on private money so make sure the deal makes sense for you before moving on it. When pitching a private investor, make sure that the deal is beneficial to the person you’re pitching to. There are two ways to manage your finances, offensively and defensively. You can either increase your income or decrease your debts and liabilities. The best strategy is to combine both approaches and increase the spread between your income and monthly expenses. There is a lot of value in referring investors and clients. Education Podcasts are a great way to understand the ins and outs of the real estate market. 97% of all retirement money is tied up in the stock market. The whole game is not about acquiring new things, it’s about creating awesome experiences that bring happiness. 85% of the happiness in your has to do with the quality of your relationships. Conversely, 85% of your misery comes from your bad relationships. Resources Mentioned Rich Dad Poor Dad

1hr 2mins

4 Jul 2017

Rank #4

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Should You Pay Off Debt Before Investing? - Episode 22

In this episode of the High Return Real Estate Show, Jack and Shecky talk about whether or not you should pay off debt before getting into investing. They break down what good and bad debt is... Key Lessons Learned: Good Debt vs Bad Debt Not all debt is equal, there is good debt and bad debt. The line can sometimes get blurry but a good rule of thumb is good debt makes you more money, and bad debt costs you. Good debt is debt that allows you to generate a return that you wouldn’t be able to create otherwise or opens up opportunities that you wouldn’t be able to access. If borrowing money allows you to make even more money, for example a business or education, it’s probably good debt to take on. When it comes to buying a house for you or your family, going into too much debt is all too common. You have to be careful about how much house you are buying, how leveraged you are, and what position you are in. Look at the rental market of your local area before buying a home, it can make more sense to rent than buy in certain markets. “Your home is the greatest and biggest and smartest investment you’re going to make” is something realtors say to try to get you to buy a house. The best investments are the ones that make you more money. Home equity is not the same as money in the bank. It Depends... Going into debt to learn a new skill is not always the right choice, it depends on how marketable the skill is. Buying something that you can’t really afford on credit card debt isn’t always a bad choice, it depends on the total cost once you pay off the debt and the thing being purchased. Is there any other way you can buy that thing that doesn’t require you to use credit? Are there other alternatives? Really think about what you are spending your money on. It’s easy to spend a lot of money on things like food and coffee that add up over time, especially if you add in interest. Your Car We tie a lot of our self image to the kind of car we drive. Car dealerships are masters at appealing to our sense of getting a good deal. The automobile depreciates extremely quickly. In terms of an investment, a vehicle is a poor choice. Repair costs are insignificant compared to the amount of depreciation the vehicle is exposed to. Technology in cars is accelerating, cars being produced today are depreciating even faster as they are becoming outdated quicker. Find a used car and drive it until the wheels fall off. The money you save can be invested. Making Better Decisions You have to have very clear vision and goals and know where you’re going. Most people won’t have the discipline to build their future. Toys like boats and snowmobiles can be a good choice for some people who will really get a lot of use and enjoyment out of it, but it’s much more likely to be bad debt and the wrong place to spend your limited resources. You have to live within your means. The ultimate answer to whether you should pay off debt before investing is: it depends. Look at your risk tolerance and the spread of the opportunity you are considering. What are you investing that money into and what can you be using it to pay off instead? It’s hard to find an investment that can outpace the interest rate on credit card debt. If you want to pay off debt right now, consider getting a second job. There are only two ways to increase your income, make more money or reduce your expenses. Resources Mentioned The Millionaire Next Door Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe and leave a 5-star rating and review in iTunes!

41mins

4 Dec 2017

Rank #5

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Episode #66 Acquisition - The Most Important Part Of The Turnkey Process? With Isaac Barrows

Isaac Barrow is a key relationship for us here at HRRE. He helps us find and negotiate the best deals on properties. If you ever wanted a true behind-the-scenes look at what goes into getting the best deals, then definitely check out. In this episode, you'll learn... - The different methods for acquiring properties - How our local market is changing. - Why buying correctly is the key step to having a performing property. Like us on Facebook to stay up to date with new episodes and exclusive content from Jack, Shecky and our guests!-https://www.facebook.com/High-Return-Real-Estate-Show-2218195228498526 Learn more about Isaac at parrotpg.com Visit Our Website To Learn More About How We Handle True Turnkey Properties: https://highreturnrealestate.com/ Follow us on Social: https://www.facebook.com/High-Return-Real-Estate-Show-2218195228498526 https://www.facebook.com/HighReturnRealEstate/

46mins

30 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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Episode 49 - REI As A Lucrative Side Hustle With Jacob Ayers

Jacob Ayers is the kind of guy who is going to remove all of your excuses. In this episode, Shecky interviews this bright young man who already has a substantial portfolio, and is still in his TWENTIES. In this episode, you’ll learn some key things to bring you success…. - How to get the motivation to do REI as a Side Hustle - Mistakes not to make when investing out of state - What Real Estate investing can do that other kinds of investments can’t - What’s the one key ingredient that applies across ALL successful investors Check it out NOW! Like us on Facebook to stay up to date with new episodes and exclusive content from Jack, Shecky and our guests!-https://www.facebook.com/High-Return-Real-Estate-Show-2218195228498526 Learn more about Jacob at www.jacobayers.com. Visit Our Website To Learn More About How We Handle True Turnkey Properties: https://highreturnrealestate.com/ Follow us on Social: https://facebook.com/HighReturnRealEs... https://facebook.com/High-Return-Real...

32mins

22 May 2019

Rank #7

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HRRE Podcast #36 - How Not To Get Sued With Scott Royal Smith

Scott "Royal" Smith Esq. is the owner of Royal Legal Solutions in Austin, TX. He runs one of the top asset protection companies for real estate investors in the country. In order to develop strategies to maximize tax savings and protect from devastating lawsuits, Scott invested several years deconstructing real estate investing. His legal career started in high stakes litigation, and Scott personally holds real estate investments in 10 states. Scott's firm provides niche advice for over 29,000 real estate investors, representing most U.S. states, with holdings of over $4.5 billion! This show is a TREASURE of information! So, often we get questions surrounding entities, LLC vs personal, titling, etc. Of course, it's always about Asset Protection. In this Episode, we do a deep dive into these issues... - The Top 6 Ways Investors Lose Their Fortune - How To Protect All Of Your Real Estate Holdings From ANY Litigation - Land Trusts - Series LLC's...not the same as your typical LLC. - Estate Planning - Living Trusts - Shell Companies Scott also makes a heck of an offer for FREE services at the end of the show...make sure to listen all the way through! Read Episode Transcript Here- https://hrre.egnyte.com/dl/G26eTophB6 Scott's Bio- https://hrre.egnyte.com/dl/7LES4lHfVC https://hrre.egnyte.com/dl/pdbyvSEFAV

59mins

1 Oct 2018

Rank #8

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HRRE Podcast #33 - How To Get Cash Out Of Your Home Equity WITHOUT A Loan - With Matthew Sullivan

Matthew Sullivan is the CEO and founder of QuantmRE, a crpytocurrency startup that supports homeowners by helping them sell a fraction of the equity in their home, WITHOUT taking on more debt! A seasoned entrepreneur, Matthew has a proven track record in Real Estate innovation through his experiences as Co-founder of the $50MM Secured Real Estate Income Strategies Fund, and as Founder and President of Crowdventure.com, a real estate crowdfunding company. In this episode, we get some fabulous insights from Matthew on how cryptocurrency works, and how it can be leveraged to create massive opportunities. Topics we cover are... What is cryptocurrency and how does it work? How can you use equity in your house to get cash instead of cryptocurrency? How can you exchange equity in your home for cash WITHOUT taking on more debt? How can that extra cash be leveraged into other performing assets like rental properties? Visit QuantmRE.com to learn more about Matthew and his interesting investment strategies.

51mins

6 Aug 2018

Rank #9

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Your Hidden Competition - Episode 4

20mins

10 Feb 2017

Rank #10

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Episode 50 - How To Get More Money, And Keep It With Bruce Mack

Bruce Mack is an amazing human being. He's been an investor for more than 30 years, and has figured out the keys to the kingdom. This is a great raw conversation between Shecky and Bruce, where some two very crucial aspects of investing are covered... 1. How To Get Access To More Money To Do More Deals 2. How To Complete Shelter Your Portfolio From Outside Attackers. Bruce will definitely change what you think you know in this arena! Like us on Facebook to stay up to date with new episodes and exclusive content from Jack, Shecky and our guests!-https://www.facebook.com/High-Return-Real-Estate-Show-2218195228498526 Learn more about Bruce at https://platinumtrustgroup.com/. Visit Our Website To Learn More About How We Handle True Turnkey Properties: https://highreturnrealestate.com/ Follow us on Social: https://www.facebook.com/High-Return-Real-Estate-Show-2218195228498526 https://www.facebook.com/HighReturnRealEstate/

37mins

16 Jun 2019

Rank #11

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How To Use Real Estate To Achieve Your Life’s Vision – Part I - Episode 17

This episode of the High Return Real Estate Show is the first of two podcasts where the topic is achieving your life’s vision with Real Estate. Jeff Schechter and Jack Gibson talk about goal setting and figuring out what your life’s vision really is. Key Lessons Learned: Getting Into The Right State How you approach your life is a matter of your state of mind, which is something you can influence. Movement and music are great ways to affect and prime your state. If you are going to create the life you want, you have to be inspired. Goals In 1953, researchers surveyed Yale’s graduating seniors to determine how many of them had specific, written goals for their future. The answer: 3%. Twenty years later, researchers polled the surviving members of the Class of 1953 — and found that the 3% with goals had accumulated more personal financial wealth than the other 97% of the class combined. Wealth is more than just money. There are five major key areas of your life: Physical, Relationships, Spiritual, Financial, and Intellectual. The wheel of life is the concept where you rank your position in each area of life on a scale of one to ten, draw a line from each point with the goal of drawing a circle, and if your “wheel” can roll your life has balance. Everyone has an area of life that they could improve on, if one area is especially lacking it acts as a drain on the rest of your life. Nobody has ever said on their deathbed “I should have spent more time at the office.” The concept of the wheel is useful for helping you set short term goals that will help you balance the areas of your life. Achieving your goals starts with creating a better you. Write your goals down in a journal. One of the hardest parts of achieving your goals is maintaining the focus and discipline to see them through. Time is your ally, take things slowly and incrementally. The starting point for true success is always with you acknowledging that you are responsible for the results in your life. Financials Saving money requires discipline. Money people spend money on frivolous things that they don’t really need. It’s easier to go from $100k in savings to $1 million than it is to go from 0 to $100k. Aim for $100k is cash saving and you will see amazing things happen to your life. You have to take action, just understanding the ideas is not enough to change your life. How are you being responsible to yourself? Action Steps Write your goals down in a journal and do the Wheel of Whole Life Success exercise. Where are you in each area of life? Would your wheel roll? Consider the “why” that motivates you and write it down. Resources Mentioned Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe and leave a 5-star rating and review in iTunes!

48mins

25 Sep 2017

Rank #12

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#46 - What's Better...BRRRR or Turnkey?

No Guests. No Hype. Jack and Shecky break down one of the most important arguments in all of REI investing. One side believes that You can make more money doing it yourself, because Turnkeys charge too much markup. The other side says there's way too much risk in doing a BRRRR, especially from a distance. Who's right? Listen and learn! Read our episode transcript here- https://hrre.egnyte.com/dl/uNH66QSm5S Like our Facebook for more updates and the video recording of our podcast- https://www.facebook.com/High-Return-Real-Estate-Show-2218195228498526

37mins

15 Feb 2019

Rank #13

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HRRE Podcast #31 - How To Find The Right Turnkey Company

The Definitive Answer! Jack and Shecky dive deep into the the real world of Turnkey...the good, the bad, and the ugly. In this episode you'll learn... What Turnkey REALLY Means Whether Using A Turnkey Is A Smart Move For You How To Find The RIGHT Turnkey Company To Work With How To Weed Out The REAL Turnkey Companies From The Posers What To Expect From A Turnkey Company Over The Long Term Visit HighReturnRealEstate.com to learn more about how we define what a turnkey property is. View episode transcript here- https://hrre.egnyte.com/dl/S8362LMoOw

40mins

18 Jun 2018

Rank #14

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Episode #47 - The Missing Components To True Real Wealth - With Krisstina Wise

If you are looking for TRUE Wealth, this will be THE most important episode to listen to. Krisstina is a very successful entrepreneur, with a long history in the REI game. After being given a death sentence due to health issues, Kristinna fought back, and made some decisions that would impact her future. Here story has inspired and impacted the future and fortunes of her many followers. Get ready to redefine what it means to be wealthy! For a free digital copy of Krisstina's book Falling For Money, visit http://www.fallingformoney.com!

38mins

13 Mar 2019

Rank #15

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Episode #55 - Top Lessons From Interviewing 150 Real Estate Experts! With Seth Ferguson

Seth Ferguson has a PodCast called "Purchase To Profits" where he interviews a lot of successful RE Investors. At last count, he's done 150 Interviews! In this rare opportunity, we get to interview the interviewer, and really pick his brain on what he's learned from this experience. If you're looking for some great insights, and positive motivation, do not miss this talk! Like us on Facebook to stay up to date with new episodes and exclusive content from Jack, Shecky and our guests!-https://www.facebook.com/High-Return-Real-Estate-Show-2218195228498526 Learn more about GUEST at GUESTSITE.COM Visit Our Website To Learn More About How We Handle True Turnkey Properties: https://highreturnrealestate.com/ Follow us on Social: https://www.facebook.com/High-Return-Real-Estate-Show-2218195228498526 https://www.facebook.com/HighReturnRealEstate/

24mins

8 Sep 2019

Rank #16

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Episode #62 - A Much Better Alternative To A 1031 Exchange With Brett Swarts

Bret Swarts is a brilliant guy. Over the years, he's worked with some of the best legal minds in the country. Together, they have developed a process that saves investors HUGE amounts on taxes, WITHOUT the time constraints of a typical 1031 Exchange. In this jam-packed episode, you'll learn... - The difference between smart debt and dumb debt - How wealthy people legally avoid paying taxes - How to truly buy low and sell high, VS buying high and selling higher - How to completely eliminate partnership disputes This is one of those episodes that will turn you into a more seasoned investor! Like us on Facebook to stay up to date with new episodes and exclusive content from Jack, Shecky and our guests!-https://www.facebook.com/High-Return-Real-Estate-Show-2218195228498526 Learn more about Brett at https://capitalgainstaxsolutions.com/. Visit Our Website To Learn More About How We Handle True Turnkey Properties: https://highreturnrealestate.com/ Follow us on Social: https://www.facebook.com/High-Return-Real-Estate-Show-2218195228498526 https://www.facebook.com/HighReturnRealEstate/

48mins

11 Nov 2019

Rank #17

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The Renting of America - Episode 5

In this episode of the High Return Real Estate Show, the hosts of the show, Jack Gibson and Jeff Schechter, talk about future renting trends in the United States. Topics Covered: How the rental market is changing What kind of lifestyle do they have? What cities are they moving to? Key Lessons Learned: Millennials Right now they are ages 20-36. Due to the mortality of the Baby Boomers, Millenials are now the LARGEST demographic group in the US. Nearly 76 million strong. Due to the immigration of this age group, that number is continuing to increase. Lifestyle Live with their parents longer, but once they move out they gravitate more toward inner city. They wait longer to get married. They are much more transient than Gen-Xers or Baby Boomers...not afraid to move to a new city for a new career, new opportunity, etc. Real Estate Because of inflation, cost of living, etc, They make less in spending power than their parents or grandparents. They often cannot afford to buy a house, especially in the areas where they want to live. They are MUCH more likely to rent in or near the core of a major city. Large numbers working in Tech, so they want to live in cities that have a good sized tech community, and THAT’s where things get interesting. Future Trends Trendy “techy” cities are all very expensive to live in. Many employers are setting up operations in NOT SO OBVIOUS cities in The MIDWEST. The MIDWEST has plenty of good considerations, they all have good price-to-rent ratios, but the smart investors will dial it in a little more: State taxes, cost of insurance, legalities of eviction, stability, crime rate, and ROI. Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe and leave a 5-star rating and review in iTunes! On the next show… How the Trump Presidency may affect Real Estate investors.

21mins

20 Mar 2017

Rank #18

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EPISODE #38 - How To Make Way More Money By Doing The Opposite Of Everyone Else With MC Laubscher

MC Laubscher is a wealth strategist, educator, and financial freedom fighter. He is President and CEO of Producer's Wealth, and creator and host of a popular and top-rated investing and business podcast, The Cashflow Ninja. Hold on to your hat! This episode is a wild ride. If you've ever wondered what the elite know that the masses don't, you'll discover some of their big secrets in this episode. You literally could become a multi-millionaire just from what you learn in this ONE episode, like: - Why the Accumulation Model Does NOT Work - How To Keep Money Moving So It Doesn't Stagnate - Why Using Your Qualified Retirement Plan Will Make You Poor - And The Coolest One Of All - How To Be Your Own Bank! Learn more about how MC teaches on and creates wealth for clients at http://cashflowninja.com/podcast/ and https://www.yourownbankingsystem.com/our-value. Episode Transcript- https://hrre.egnyte.com/dl/Kzoj73302y

45mins

15 Oct 2018

Rank #19

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How To Quadruple The Returns Of Your Retirement Account With A Special Checkbook IRA - Episode 13

In this episode of the High Return Real Estate Show Jeff Schechter, Jack Gibson, and special guest Tim Berry discuss the checkbook IRA and how to multiply the returns of your retirement account. Questions Asked: How did you get into this line of work? What is a self-directed IRA? How can someone convert their existing accounts into a self-directed IRA? What is the primary difference between a 401(k) and an IRA? What are the rules around self-directed accounts? How does someone get started in setting up this plan? Key Lessons Learned: Self Directed Retirement Accounts Most people get their investment knowledge from financial advisors that are more focused on making money than giving the best advice. A checkbook IRA is simply giving you the control of what is within the IRA. 97% of all money in retirement accounts is in other areas other than real estate. Chances are if there is something you want to invest in a Checkbook IRA can do it. The only thing it can’t do is buy life insurance. If you’ve left a previous employer where you had a 401(k) there is a good chance you can roll the account over to a self-directed IRA. It may be trickier if you still work for that employer but the older you are the better your chances. If your self employed you will have no problem. You have to find a trustworthy self-directed IRA custodian and transfer the assets from the old account to the new account. With a self-directed 401(k) you are already your own custodian. The stock market is a fool’s game. Real estate is a great, stable investment. You may run into issues at tax time trying to find a CPA that will do your taxes but if you have an IRA, your custodian will take care of it. It’s very simple to get started in setting up either plan. There is a 250k benchmark of value before you have to really start doing some paperwork for this kind of investment account. An Excel spreadsheet may be the only tracking you need for your investment account. Regulations You can’t invest in life insurance and collectibles. You can’t engage in a prohibited transaction which means engaging in an investment with anyone related to you. Certain transactions will generate taxable income which you have to account for. If you flip real estate within the retirement account, you can use the depreciation to offset the potential tax implications. Self Directed 401(k) vs IRA A self-directed 401(k) is the best route to go. A self-directed IRA requires a third-party custodian, a 401(k) does not. Inside an IRA, you will have to pay taxes on leveraged real estate deals. With a 401(k), you won’t. You can borrow money from a 401(k) without paying taxes on the borrowed money which isn’t the case with an IRA. The only restriction to a self-directed 401(k) is that you can only establish one if you have an active business or stream of self-employed income. The penalties for a 401(k) are typically lower than an IRA. Resources Mentioned iraideas.com/hrre Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe and leave a 5-star rating and review in iTunes!

33mins

31 Jul 2017

Rank #20