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BTM 32: What Banks Don’t Want You To Know About Your Mortgage with Jordan Goodman

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Today on the show we welcome, Jordan Goodman aka The American Money Answer Man. Jordan’s expertise has quite literally led him to write the Dictionary for Investment and Finance, along with thirteen other bestselling books. Jordan has appeared on Fox News, The View, BBC (to name a few) and spent eighteen years on the editorial staff of Money Magazine.

In this episode, Jordan shares tons of tips, tricks and strategies to help us save on our current investment properties. We discuss how the new tax law is going to affect home owners across the nation, as well as the outlook of marijuana stocks for 2018, Bitcoin and other crypto currencies for 2018.

Jordan teaches us how to invest in real estate, how to maximize our Roth ROA and how to verify that our mortgage and PMI payments are correct. One of the biggest takeaways from this episode is learning that banks and loan servicers are not perfect and that there are many mistakes being made every single day on our mortgages and on our PMI. We could save thousands of dollars by one little trick that banks might not necessarily want you to know, and Jordan is going to show us how.

If you’re a home owner or an investor, looking to save money, you can just by listening to this episode.


Free Verify My Mortgage PDF –


2 Free Audio Books :

Rich Dad Poor Dad

Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms

The Future of Money

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BTM 26: Your Values Can Lead to Total Financial Control with Damion Lupo

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Today on the show we are joined by American Sensei, 4-time Black Belt and Founder of Yokido, Damion Lupo.

Damion is a financial mentor to the Transformation Nation and author of the bestselling retirement book, Total Control Financial Guide to the QRP, as well as The Quick and Dirty Guide to Gold and Silver, and Reinvented Life.

Damion’s real estate investing journey started 20 years when he bought his first rental with nothing by a Visa card.

He believes that every human has a life of freedom and joy awaiting them once they break through the confusion and chaos that comes from financial illiteracy. Damion aims to inspire and empower every willing soul towards financial freedom and abundance through his experience and insights gained in his years of martial arts study, trench warfare, and financial training wealth creation.

Inside this episode Damion shares his journey of realizing that he was not following the right path for his life, and how he transitioned into his purpose. The conversation, at its core, is based on crucial mindsets and adding value, really changing your perception of what you think is possible. So if you are at that point in your life where you simply need the motivation to take action, then this episode is definitely for you.


Key Points From This Episode:

  • How to use the resources at your disposal to get started towards success.
  • Damion’s mindset shift that helped him transition into a new life path.
  • Why most people become afraid because they adopt other peoples’ fears.
  • Understanding why it is critical to make the choice to go on our own “hero’s journey”.
  • Why Damion ended up being 30 days away from bankruptcy and how he turned it around.
  • The two major entrepreneurial moments that shifted the course of Damion’s path.
  • What it means to create value for others and why it is paramount to first having value.
  • Learning to focus on gaining fulfillment instead of focusing on finding success.
  • Why Damion shifted his focus to teaching others and empowering them with confidence.
  • The Law of Awareness; getting down to the core of what you want in your life.
  • Find out how to really be present in your life to truly make an impact.
  • Jarring yourself loose from stagnant beliefs by constantly learning.
  • How Damion has designed his life with a focus on personal freedom.
  • What it means to “become the millions” and moving through the process of self-acceptance.






Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:


Myers Briggs Personality Test —

Myers Briggs online test —

Damion Lupo —


Total Control Financial —

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki —

The Hero’s Journey by Joseph Campbell —

Yokido —

Audible Free Trial —

Mastery by George Leonard —

The Internet of Money by Andreas M. Antonopoulos —

Smartsheet —

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BTM 22: Overcoming The Fear Of Success with Whitney Nicely

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Today’s guest, Whitney is an entrepreneur, broker and real estate investor in east Tennessee. She is the Principal Broker for Whitney Buys Houses and the Principal Auctioneer for Nicely Done Auctions. She started out flipping furniture, then dump trucks, then progressed onto flipping houses. Whitney has been buying houses for over four years and to-date has 19 houses, 19 apartments and seven plots of land that she rents out. Whitney is particularly fired up about teaching women the fast, fun and profitable way to be successful in real estate. She traveled the long slow road of getting tons of certifications and found out she could make more money faster as an investor. Now her students are following her system to build their own cash flowing real estate portfolio. In this episode, we hear Whitney’s journey and how she has been able to create a lifestyle that so many dream of.


Key Points From This Episode:

  • How Whitney got into flipping houses after college.
  • How Whitney started out working four jobs.
  • Do you really need money to get started?
  • Creative financing options that Whitney suggests.
  • The art of negotiation: Whitney’s personal tips.
  • Whitney’s experience flipping dump trucks.
  • Why time freedom is worth the initial hard work.
  • The sacrifices Whitney made to get to where she is today.
  • Why cash flow and passive income are seriously king!




Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Whitney Nicely Website

Miracle in the Mountains book

House Hack Secrets

Before The Millions Facebook

Free Audio Book

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BTM 21: Why Cashflow Will Always Be King with Lane Kawaoka

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On today’s episode, we have the pleasure of speaking to Lane Kawaoka. Lane is an engineer, an investor in 626 single family and multi-family units and a radio show host at Lane was born and is currently based out of Hawaii. He is what we could call, an “accidental landlord.” After buying his first single-family home he realized that it was a cash sucking machine and he wanted to do something about it. Lane shares this story and how it propelled his interest and career in real estate. He also shares his insights on the market in Hawaii and why he decided to move back to his homeland from Seattle. We also delve into the 1031 exchange, who should get into a 1031 exchange and some of the pitfalls that some of us might not realize about a 1031 exchange. But the true emphasis for today’s episode is cashflow. Cash flow is king, and according to Lane, when you’re starting out your number one goal should be cashflow. Lane motivates us to get started creating cash flow for ourselves to design the lifestyle and business we want to lead.


Key Points From This Episode:

  • What encouraged Lane to start investing in real estate.
  • The lesson Lane learnt from buying his first property.
  • How Lane helps clients get into their first investment.
  • Where to go if you want to invest but have no money.
  • The importance of cashflow and what it allows.
  • Why Lane shifted from single-family homes.
  • Why Lane decided to move back to Hawaii from Seattle.
  • Some of the pitfalls of a 1031 exchange.
  • Success habits Lane incorporates into his every day.
  • Balancing business with lifestyle. 





Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: 

Simple Passive Cashflow –

House Hack Secrets –


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BTM 14: How She Quit Her Job in 11 Months by Flipping and Wholesaling with Arianne Lemire

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On today’s show we welcome Arianne Lemire. Ari is a real estate investor, entrepreneur and Realtor in the Florida panhandle. Ari runs a company, GH Houses specializing in fix and flip properties as well as wholesaling. Coming from the Philippines, Ari has been living in the US for the past 3 years and she’s been involved with real estate investing for the last 18 months.

Ari is an outstanding example of pure will in that she went from being being a Medical W2 worker to quitting her job in the span of 11 months. In this episode we get more into Ari’s story, she shares with us on how she got started in real estate, her journey to reaching her goals and we discuss her why.


Key Points From This Episode:

  • Ari tells us more about her background and what she’s currently focused on.
  • How Ari was able to save money to invest in real estate while paying off student loans.
  • Learn how Ari gained real estate education through online research and Bigger Pockets.
  • Find out why Ari went from rental properties to flipping houses.
  • Listen as Ari explains how she set goals for herself and only once she reached her goals did she decide to quit her job to go into investing full time.
  • Understand what Ari’s mindset was like for her to be able to quit her job in 11 months.
  • Discover how your why can be a strength and a weakness at times.
  • Ari tells us more about her current goal of being able to give $1 million a year to charity.
  • Hear how Ari wants to build a community for people with special needs.
  • The differences between fixing and flipping and wholesaling.
  • Find out why it’s important to choose one direction to focus on in the real estate market.
  • Ari explains the intricacies of her business, how they got started as a renovation company and how their focus has changed over time.
  • Chris’s role in the real estate developments as he is currently a full time software engineer.
  • Discover how Ari works with investors looking for more short-term ways to diversify.
  • Ari’s best deal to date with their second property they bought.
  • Hear about one of Ari’s more challenging deals where she still managed to come out on top.
  • Discover what lessons Ari has learned through dealing with challenges in the business.
  • Advice on getting started and entering the real estate game.
  • Letting go of your fear of failure so that your business can grow and expand.
  • Discover what sacrifices Ari had to make to get to where she is today.
  • Listen as Ari shares why people are stuck before the millions because they aren’t able to take responsibility and they don’t know their why.







Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Arianne Lemire –

Bigger Pockets –

Bill Allen –

Robert Kiyosaki’s book, Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Scott Trench’s book, Set for Life

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