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Jason Hartman talks with Scott Shay, co-found of Signature Bank and author of In Good Faith: Questioning Religion and Atheism, about the dangers of our society becoming more cash averse, the degradation of ethics and character, and how we can reverse the course our nation is still on that idolizes money and power.

Key Takeaways:

[1:53] Even after everything we went through in the Great Recession, the banking industry is more consolidated now than it's ever been

[4:43] 60% of bank mergers result in a destruction of bank value

[8:53] The history and purpose of Glass-Steagall

[11:39] Our society is becoming more and more cash averse; what does this mean for us moving forward?

[14:52] There's a degradation of ethics and character today

[19:33] How do we fix our current idolatry of money and power?

[24:08] How Adam Smith and Chapter 19 of Leviticus are similar

Website:

www.InGoodFaith.com

Direct download: SS_113_Scott_Shay.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:38pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Art Ally, President & Founder of Timothy Plan, about biblically responsible investing. The two unwrap what that truly means, as well as how you can get by on less than you truly think. They also explore more of what the bible tells us in regards to our investing strategy and how Timothy Plan can help.

Key Takeaways:

[2:03] The definition of "biblically responsible investing"

[5:36] We're in a mess because all of our training in handling money has come from the world, not the church.

[9:42] The richest people in the world are often the most miserable

[13:59] It's biblical to diversify your investment, but what does that look like?

Website:

www.TimothyPlan.com

Direct download: SS_112_Art_Ally.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:19pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Russ Crosson, Executive Vice Chairman of the Board at Ronald Blue Trust, about how to get a higher return on life, the importance of erring on the side of generosity, enjoying your life based on what you have and enjoying the trip.

Key Takeaways:

[2:22] How faith should inform your finances

[4:08] People will make bad financial investments and not think twice, but when it comes to giving their sometimes over cautious

[8:22] How you need to think about investments vs how a lot of people think about them currently

[10:36] Russ' thoughts on real estate investing

[11:57] Is liquidity in investments really such a great thing?

Website:

www.RonBlue.com

Direct download: SS_111_Russ_Crosson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:39pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Joel Comm, author of the new book The Fun Formula and host of the Bad Crypto Podcast, about his new book The Fun Formula and how subtle changes in our thinking and routine can enable us to design the life we truly desire: one of significance and joy.

They also discuss why he's bullish on cryptocurrencies and blockchain, the changes blockchain will bring to our society, ICOs and more.

Key Takeaways:

[2:31] The origin of The Fun Formula

[6:42] You have to leave an opening in your life for the world to fill in some gaps

[10:32] Joel is bullish on both blockchain and cryptocurrencies

[11:47] Blockchain is going to be more disruptive than the smartphone

[15:42] Big money is coming in to cryptocurrencies, what are they doing right now?

[19:29] The current state of the ICO market

Website:

www.FunFormulaBook.com

The Bad Crypto Podcast

Direct download: SS_110_Joel_Comm.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:02pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Dr. Robert Whaples, Professor and Chair in the Department of Economics, Wake Forest University and co-editor and managing editor of The Independent Review. The two discuss the current Pope's world view and the nature of the Catholic church today.

Key Takeaways:

[1:58] What is Pope Francis' world view?

[6:23] How the economy is connected to the environment in the Pope's world view

[12:02] Do we need environmental regulations and taxes?

[13:49] Have we just exported our pollution?

[19:05] Where does the Catholic church come in on the uneven playing fields of markets and oligarchies

Website:

www.Independent.org

Direct download: SS_109_Robert_Whaples.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:04pm EST

Jason Hartman welcomes Connor Boyack, author of the Tuttle Twins children's book series, and founder of Libertas Insitute, to discuss the need for education about our rights and liberties to be taught to children at a young age. The Tuttle Twin series is aimed at taking important pieces of adult literature and distilling them into key points to emphasize in a way a child can understand.

Jason and Connor dive into subject matter including how government and powerful entities erode our freedoms through fear, whether cryptocurrencies will stick around for the long haul, and how we can actually act to improve our situation.

Key Takeaways:

[2:23] Critical thinking is on the outs in our society

[5:07] The way the system has been set up is totally rigged and takes too much effort to fully understand

[9:05] As a society we have no incentives to change our ways

[11:03] Connor's life as a prepper was not a healthy one, and why he likes cryptocurrency

[14:15] Jason doesn't believe cryptocurrency will truly catch on because it's a director competitor with central banks and governments

[18:29] Will governments shut down cryptocurrencies?

[21:31] The government is eroding our freedoms in the name of "protecting the little people"

[25:04] Some more subtle ways in which our fears are being used against us, such as avian flu, swine flu, Y2K, etc

[28:26] Europe has become a disaster through socialism, immigration, and political correctness

[29:54] Connor's long play to improve society

Website:

www.TuttleTwins.com (promo code "liberty")

www.Twitter.com/TuttleTwins

The flip side of having individual liberty is having personal responsibility and accountability

Direct download: SS_108_Connor_Boyack.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Dr. Dino, Kent Hovind, who was arrested and sentenced to prison for what he believes was teaching creationism. Kent is a "young earther" who teaches the earth only being around 6,000 years old. While he was beign arrested he heard the police referring to one of his DVDs. Afterward his charges were for "structuring" which is normally used to catch drug dealers.

Listen in as Jason and Kent discuss Kent's case, as well as how the government continues to overstep their bounds.

Key Takeaways:

[2:11] Kent's experience with the prison industrial complex

[7:37] The justice system is just a giant corporation

[11:15] Our liberties are being eroded slowly left and right, and it could happen to you at any time

[13:32] You have to be careful when the government starts moving toward being the all powerful being

[16:50] Why Kent thinks he was targeted

[20:08] We can't hope to regulate every single way that people can kill other people

[23:42] It's important to know what your opponents end goal is

[28:23] Algorithms like Facebook and Google's should be made public so we know why we are and are not seeing things

Website:

www.DrDino.com

Direct download: SS_107_Kent_Hovind.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:22pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Rob Bell, one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People in 2011 and author of Love Wins, about the bible's views on entrepreneurship, what we should be doing with the wealth we accumulate, and what we can learn from King Solomon's story.

The two also discuss how good things can become victims of their own success and lead to people simply doing the same things as before to sustain the system rather than trying to improve life like it was initially.

Key Takeaways:

[2:21] You can truly love something that completely exhausts you

[3:12] What the bible tells us about entrepreneurship

[8:59] Business relationships between seller and customer should be win-win

[11:22] The question Hebrew scholars ask about Solomon's story

[14:54] Institutions naturally bend toward self-preservation

[19:15] The gap between the haves and the have-nots is creating new levels of frustration and anger

Website:

www.RobBell.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

Tweets:

The bible is a very sharp critique of wealth and power when it is not used to help those who need it most

For those of us in the developed world...everything we do to help empower those that need it...does make the world more safe

Direct download: SS_106_Rob_Bell.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10am EST

Jason Hartman is proud to announce the latest addition to the 2018 Meet the Masters of Income Property event, Ken McElroy.

Ken is a Rich Dad Advisor and entrepreneur who is an expert in investment analysis, property management, and property development. He's responsible for over $700 million investment dollars in real estate.

Ken is the author of the best-selling books The ABC’s of Real Estate Investing, The Advanced Guide to Real Estate Investing, The ABC’s of Property Management, and most recently his book on entrepreneurship: The Sleeping Giant.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.KenMcElroy.com

Direct download: SS_Ken_McElroy_Announcement.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

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 libery) 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.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.CampaignForLiberty.org

Direct download: SS_Ron_Paul_Announcement.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:11pm EST

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.

Key Takeaways:

[3:23] The 30,000 foot overview of the GOP Tax Reform

[5:18] Will this tax reform create a repatriation of wealth back to the US?

[9:09] The move that mobilized the GOP forces toward tax reform

[11:06] The 2nd most important thing in the tax plan was the widening of tax brackets and lowering of rates for individuals

[13:16] The standard deducation has been increased, which should increase the number of simple 1040s being filed

[16:17] The single largest revenue raiser in the entire bill

[18:29] The change in mortgage interest deductions could cause a dampening in the high end real estate market

[20:59] The Alternative Minimum Tax isn't gone, but it's gone through an overhaul

[22:50] Pass-through businesses are getting a 20% deduction

[29:49] The accelerated bonus depreciation is enormous for real estate investors

[33:21] Changes to the 1031 Exchange rule

[37:24] The carried interest rules have changed as well, impacting the hedge fund managers trading techniques

[39:13] 529 plans (education plans for children) can now be used to pay for private schools

[39:47] Some tax changes that were EXPECTED but didn't end up happening

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.JasonHartman.com/Contest

www.IndigoSpire.com

Direct download: SS_105_Ryan_Schellhous.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:51pm EST

There seems to be a new cryptocurrency popping up every week, with markets being discovered, and new algorithms occurring all the time. There's a new player in town, however, and it's serving a market that so far has been avoided, and that's Christianity.

Jason Hartman talks with Luke Forstmann, co-founder of Christ Coin, about what his cryptocurrency is based on, how you get it, how their currency actually gives back to communities, and the plethora of ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) that are popping up.

Key Takeaways:

[1:21] How the cryptocurrency craze now is similar to the internet craze in the late-90s, early 2000s

[3:55] What is an ICO (Initial Coin Offering), and when does it happen?

[9:05] What happened during Christ Coin's ICO?

[9:55] How do you set the initial price on something like Christ Coin?

[12:07] What is the LifeChange platform Christ Coin is utilizing?

[15:54] How do you get/earn Christ Coins?

[19:30] What it means when you buy Christ Coins, and how you can track its impact

Websites:

www.ChristCoins.io

www.LifeChange.io

www.CoinBase.com

www.Mercury.Cash

www.Bittrex.com


"It is ICO mania out there, and people are figuring out new ways to launch new companies using cryptocurrency & the ICO method"

Direct download: SS_104_Luke_Forstmann.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Sunday night in Las Vegas shook the town and, tragically, saw the loss of life to over 50 and caused injuries to over 400 participants at the Route91 Christian Music Festival. The deranged gunman who fired at them was shooting from the Mandalay Bay hotel, where Jason Hartman happened to be attending a meeting.

Jason took some time Monday evening to reflect on his experience as the realization dawned on him, and the other meeting attendees, that someone was shooting at people on the ground. He also talks to his friend, Larry, who stayed at the meeting a little longer and ended up being locked into the hotel and having to spend the night in the meeting room. Larry tells about the scare they received in the room, how the situation was handled, and when he was allowed to leave.

[1:13] Hearing the gunshots from the balcony of the meeting room, and the slow realization that something was horribly wrong

[5:40] The biggest terrorist attack in the US since 9/11 and the fear that the next one will be even bigger

[8:38] The moment where Larry and his meeting attendees thought the shooter was outside their door

[15:12] What happened when everyone was released and the security measures during the night

Website:

Route91 Christian Music Festival

#LasVegasShooting
#VegasStrong
#PrayForLasVegas

"I just never in my life thought I would witness some terrible tragedy like this"

Direct download: SS_Special_Las_Vegas_Shooting.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:28pm EST

Jason talks with Elisabeth Embry, host of the Women Investing Network Podcast, about what's going on in the world of real estate and inflation right now. They discuss some linear, hybrid, and cyclical markets, as well as the influence of foreign investors in the US real estate landscape.

Key Takeaways:

[1:48] What Jason learned on his 7 week vacation/trip to Europe

[5:50] The patterns of countries like Japan and the importance of demographics

[10:15] Whether "this time it's different" is at all applicable in this cycle, or if it's just wishful thinking before a bubble bursts

[14:25] Donald Trump is loosening the flood gates of money, and how it will effect real estate investing

[12:03] The impact that foreign investment has on US markets

[26:48] A lot of the invisible inflation can be seen is by the rise of self-service

[32:01] We've got to stop viewing minimum wage jobs as careers

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Events

www.WomenInvestingNetwork.com

Direct download: SS_102_Elisabeth_Embry.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:27am EST

Medical schools today no longer bother teaching their students about what different religions believe about health care practices, which is leaving some people of faith out in the cold when they receive care. Dr John Dawson, however, believes that this is something worth knowing, and has laid it out in his book Religion in Medicine.

Jason Hartman and Dr Dawson look at when the change happened, and what can be done to educate current physicians and health care providers.

Key Takeaways:

[2:05] When did the medical system change and stop concerning themselves with the patients needs, and why

[5:53] What can be done to remedy the problem, and is it affordable?

[7:40] How John's knowledge of the Sikh religious practices helped a patient with a serious head injury

[9:41] Does health care around the world not care about religious beliefs or just the West?

Website:

Religion in Medicine, Volume 1

Religion in Medicine, Volume 2

Direct download: SS_101_John_Dawson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37pm EST

When we think of the First Amendment, we tend to believe that it allows us to say whatever we want, often without any repercussions. But what does it actually protect, and from whom? Floyd Abrams represented The New York Times in the 1971 Pentagon Papers case, and is author of the new book The Soul of the First Amendment. He explains to Jason how the First Amendment actually protects us, what it DOESN'T protect us from, and why some areas aren't as protected as others.

In a day and age where a negative review posted on Yelp! can lead to lawsuits, it's vital that you understand what speech can come back to haunt you.

Key Takeaways:

[3:23] Floyd's background and some of the landmark cases he's been a part of like the Pentagon Papers

[7:25] The First Amendment and college campus free speech issues

[9:10] Areas of our society we don't realize are government controlled and subject to different free speech rules

[11:45] The broadcast medium is nearing the free speech protections as print media

[16:17] The First Amendment and "fake news"

[21:03] The First Amendment and the internet users getting sued for comments/reviews/etc

Website:

The Soul of the First Amendment

Direct download: SS_100_Floyd_Abrams.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:23am EST

In a recent investment seminar, Jason Hartman dove into the topic of investing in income property during an inflationary period. After single-family homes sales rose in January, income property inventory became low. As we head deeper into a Trump administration, Jason points out that the signs of inflation are there and we'd better be ready for it.

Key Takeaways:

[0:40] Inflation induced debt destruction and your mortgage

[2:46] Jason explains how the government manipulates inflation numbers through hedonic adjustment

[10:14] The ultimate investing equation.

[17:33] Remember, investments generate income

[19:24] Cash and bonds are destroyed by inflation

[21:26] Inflation is not taken into account by the IRS

[24:20] Loan defaults happen during inflationary and deflationary times

[27:03] What you're paying in corporate taxes vs self employment taxes

Direct download: SS_99_Asset_Matrix.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Today we meet Frances Donald, Senior Economist at Manulife Asset Management and Chief Economist at John Hancock Financial Services. Frances and Jason Hartman take a look into consumer, investor, and executive sentiment numbers around the housing and job markets. They also investigate what's behind the stock market resurgence, and how much we might be able to attribute to Trump's policy initiatives.

Key Takeaways:

[1:12] Investor sentiment gives a positive outlook for the US economy

[3:54] Is Trump the cause of the economic forecast?

[5:11] Rising interest rates present a challenge for the housing market

[8:12] Trump is inspiring confidence in companies all across the country

[9:53] Real estate investment is a small part of the total economy

[14:30] There are two true drivers of rental housing

[17:02] The housing and rental markets are not currently in their natural order

[20:41] The importance of demographics in relation to wage growth

Websites:

www.JohnHancock.com

@FrancesDonald

There are fewer multipliers to growth from a rental market than there are from a housing market.

Direct download: SS_98_Frances_Donald.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Robert Dickie III is President of Crown Financial Ministries and author of The LEAP, and Love Your Work. Jason Hartman talks with Robert about how people can improve their lot in life without getting trapped under a mountain of debt. Thanks to technology, which is disrupting everything, Robert says it's easier (and cheaper) than ever before.

Key Takeaways:

[2:54] What exactly Robert means when he says "stewardship"

[4:45] The inflection point between the old, dying economy and the new economy being born

[8:55] The MOOC concept

[10:02] The 3 websites you can go to get educated for free, and accredited for cheap

[13:31] The impact technology is having on ALL aspects of society and workforces

[16:28] The industry you can specialize in where companies like Google will come searching for YOU to offer you a job

[18:45] How enrolling in a MOOC got a 16 year old from Mongolia a full ride to MIT

Websites:

www.robertdickie.com
www.edx.org
www.coursera.org
www.udacity.com

Direct download: SS_97_Robert_Dickie.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:21pm EST

Greg began his career with McKinsey & Company, serving clients in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, retail, and healthcare.  He then worked as an investment professional for the private equity firm Advent International, where he focused on investments in the healthcare sector.  After earning his MBA from Harvard Business School in 2015, Greg joined Nashville-based healthcare technology startup naviHealth as vice president of product development and innovation.

It was while taking a Harvard Divinity School course called God & Money that Greg began to think deeply about the intersection of faith and finance. As he came to the startling conclusion that underpins God and Money (formerly titled Through the Needle)—that Christians are called to a radical level of generosity—he began to move beyond tithing and embrace a financial strategy centered on giving.  Greg now hopes to experience the incredible joy and satisfaction that comes only through generously serving God with his wealth.  He also aspires to participate in the mobilization of God’s church to launch a wave of generosity never before experienced on earth.

Key Takeaways:

[2:12] Why it's not wrong to create wealth for yourself

[3:56] The conclusion Greg drew about how to use money from reading the scriptures

[5:50] Caps that Greg and John suggest creating with your family

[8:28] Looking for the best Kingdom Focused ROI

[12:27] How Greg was tested to practice what he preached after only 6 weeks on his new job

[15:47] More lessons Greg learned during his time at Harvard Business

[17:59] Engaging in generosity in groups rather than individually

[19:54] How sharing financial information with close friends can hold you accountable in your giving

Website Mentioned:

www.godandmoney.net

Direct download: SS_96_Greg_Baumer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:57pm EST

International ministry leader and award-winning author Bruce Wilkinson founded TEN as the culmination of four decades of proven global ministry and training ‘best practices’. He has given keynote addresses at major national and international events with stadium audiences of 80,000 or more. Bruce’s breakout book, The Prayer of Jabez, was the fastest-selling book in history with worldwide sales exceeding 20 million. He has written more than 60 books that have been translated into 30 languages, including several books that reached the number one spot on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.

He built the largest religious seminar organization in the world, Walk Thru the Bible. He's trained 100,000 professional teachers in Teaching for Life Change, and launched and led the global initiative WorldTeach which recruited and trained more than 30,000 indigenous leaders in 83 nations to conduct life skills courses. He also chaired CoMission, a movement in which 87 national organizations joined together to train Russian teachers on ethics and teaching methodologies.

Bruce founded TEN because he believes that “nothing is more strategic to fulfilling the Great Commission than the training of millions of pastors and church leaders who cannot access or afford traditional academic institutions.”

Key Takeaways:

[1:37] If there are instances where we shouldn't forgive

[4:14] If forgiveness even needs to involve the person being forgiven

[5:50] How hard it is to forgive yourself

[9:11] The process of forgiving yourself

[10:43] The one question that will tell you if you're experiencing unforgiveness

[13:49] Where forgiveness occurs

[18:01] The history of Teach Every Nation

Websites Mentioned:

www.teacheverynation.org

Direct download: SS_95_Bruce_Wilkinson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Ross is the founder, President and CEO of Bank2 in Oklahoma City, OK. Bank2 was started in 2002 as a community bank with a mission to Build Better Lives. Bank2 was named the number one community bank in the nation in 2009 and number 3 in 2010 based upon REO by the American Banking Journal. Bank2 was named one of Oklahoma’s Top Work Places in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Ross seeks to live out his faith 24/7. His office has become a huge part of his platform. Ross uses his “Spiritual Whatsit” to share the story of redemption with each first-time visitor. Ross speaks about 45 times a year, writes a blog read in 128 countries and consults with CEOs and entrepreneurs. Ross released his first book Broken Pieces- Nothing is Wasted in 2004, and he will be releasing his second book, Smashing Your Silos in 2016.

Key Takeaways:

[1:47] If we can really build better lives in a biblical sense with banking products

[3:57] How banks can serve people by NOT buying their products

[6:45] How banks struggle to build loyalty because they're not serving their customers, but Bank2 has built a strong business with loyal companies because they put people first

[8:56] If Wall Street is doing God's work

[9:54] Whether Wall Street's business model allows for godly work

[11:17] Ross' spiritual "What's it?" in his office, and how it's led to him evangelize.

Websites Mentioned:

www.rossalanhill.com

Direct download: SS_94_Ross_Alan_Hill.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

JC Watts is a former Congressman from Oklahoma, President of Feed the Children, co-chair of the Coalition for AIDS Relief in Africa, founder and Chairman of JC Watts Companies and Watts Consulting Group. He's also the author of the new book Dig Deep: 7 Truths for Finding the Strength Within.

In Dig Deep, J.C. Watts offers seven powerful maxims that have kept him grounded throughout his roller-coaster career from star college quarterback to U.S. Congressman. The first black Republican ever elected to a leadership position in Congress, Watts resisted the rat-race of Washington and eventually declined re-election. His seven simple principles are a blueprint for living a fulfilling and meaningful life without falling to the temptations of reckless ambition or indulgence. Dig Deep is a powerful, simple guide that will help readers find the courage and faith to live the best life possible.

Key Takeaways:

[6:13] The need for more tax payers, and how you create that

[10:43] Why adversity can be good for us, as long as we're willing to change

[14:05] Why "we've always done it this way" isn't good enough anymore

[17:00] JC's work with Feed the Children

[19:45] How forgiving can set you free

[23:18] An unfortunate series of events leading up to JC's first elected office that taught him an important lesson in forgiveness

Websites Mentioned:

www.wattsconsultinggroup.com
Dig Deep: 7 Truths to Finding the Strength Within

Direct download: SS_93_JC_Watts.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30pm EST

Chris Stone is a certified Brand Strategist and founder of Faith Driven Global™, the premier channel for brands to reach the rapidly emerging and economically powerful consumer segment known as Faith Driven Consumers—41 million adults who comprise 17 percent of the U.S. population and spend $2 trillion annually. Stone has spent nearly 20 years building bridges between major brands and their target customers. Regarded as the national expert on the Faith Driven Consumer™ segment, Stone was the first to qualify and quantify this highly differentiated, unique subset of the broader Christian market segment.

Under the banner of Faith Driven Global™, Stone is also the founder of: Faith Driven Consumer™, which educates, equips, and motivates Faith Driven Consumers to action in the marketplace of goods, services, and ideas; Faith Driven Entertainment™, which encourages Hollywood and other entertainment content producers to create more faith-friendly options that will resonate with the Faith Driven Consumer audience; American Insights, which brings innovative polling, survey research, and micro-targeting to brands enabling them to gain deep insight into the faith-driven community; and The Stone Agency, a national branding, marketing, and advertising agency with clients spanning a wide variety of sectors.

Key Takeaways:

[4:23] Whether following Faithnomics and worrying about religious spending is worth it to businesses

[9:14] If Hollywood is unfairly criticizing religious figures while profiting off them

[14:28] If other religious markets have a market that are big enough for businesses to concern themselves with

[18:29] Whether profiting off marketing to religious buyers goes against the bible's teachings

[22:18] How social media has impacted religious speech

[27:19] How the progressive mentality is shutting down religious voices

Websites Mentioned:

www.faithdrivenconsumer.com
#ExtinguishIntolerance

Direct download: SS_92_Chris_Stone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:56am EST

Rabbi Yonason Goldson, a talmudic scholar and radio personality, is a former hitchhiker, circumnavigator, and newspaper columnist who lives with his wife in St. Louis, Missouri.  

His new book is Proverbial Beauty:  Secrets for Success and Happiness from the Wisdom of the Ages, a marriage of King Solomon’s proverbs with the mysterious beauty of the Mona Lisa, is filled with discovery, insight, and inspiration.

He has authored four books and hundreds of articles on contemporary issues, current events, inspiration, education, childraising, history, philosophy, spirituality, personal growth, and self-awareness.  Visit him at http://yonasongoldson.com.

Key Takeaways:


[5:07] What Solomon is warning us about

[7:40] Thoughts on congestion pricing and how what Solomon says we should use our eyes can solve problems like that

[12:05] The Rabbi's take on Hillary Clinton's Presidential run and what it means that the scandals she's involved in don't seem to mean anything

Websites Mentioned:

www.yonasongoldson.com

Direct download: SS_91_Yonason_Goldson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15pm EST

Kimberly Guilfoyle joined FOX News Channel (FNC) in January 2006 as the host of the one-hour crime-based program, “The Lineup,” which covers major breaking news including politics and entertainment with an emphasis on legal affairsShe currently co-hosts The Five, a one hour talk/debate show that airs at 5 PM EST on FNC.  Guilfoyle serves as a legal analyst for the channel, appearing regularly on O’Reilly, Hannity, and other shows.  She is also a host for FoxNews.com Live.

Prior to her broadcasting career, Kimberly served as an assistant district attorney at the San Francisco and Los Angeles District Attorney’s Offices. As managing attorney of the trial division in San Francisco, she was co-prosecutor in the case “People v. Noel and Knoller,” a second-degree murder trial involving a dog mauling, which received national and international attention and was chronicled on NBC’s “Dateline,” A&E’s “American Justice,” and, most recently, on Animal Planet’s “Animal Witness.” Guilfoyle also received an award for being “Outstanding Woman of the Year” from the City of San Francisco. During her legal career, Guilfoyle spent four years as a deputy district attorney in Los Angeles where she received several awards, including “Prosecutor of the Month.”

In 2005, Guilfoyle was named USO Entertainer of the Year. New York City has also awarded her with a “Special Civil Rights Award” in 2004. Guilfoyle is a magna cum laude graduate of University of California, Davis and attended the University of San Francisco School of Law and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, where she studied and was published for her research in international children’s rights and European Economic Community law. Guilfoyle presently serves as an active board member of The Gastro Esophageal Cancer Foundation and on the advisory panel for the American Bar Association.

Key Takeaways:

[5:10] How to assess career success and monotizing what you want to do

[8:32] What attracts her to real estate investing

[14:23] Surviving family drama and thriving

[16:33] What her dad did that made her self confident and a fantastic advocate for herself

Websites Mentioned:

www.kimberlyguilfoyle.com

Direct download: SS_90_Kimberly_Guilfoyle.mp3
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Born into a godly and loving home, Dr. Pete grew up in church and gave his life to Christ at a young age. But while he loved the Lord and deeply desired to serve Him, throughout his formative years he realized that something important was missing from his relationship with Christ. “I did all the things that Christians do to cultivate intimacy with God,” he recalls. “I prayed and read my Bible regularly, I was involved in my church, and to the best of my ability I shared my faith with others. But there was still a void in my closeness to God that I couldn’t quite put my finger on.”

After graduating from Bethel University in Minnesota, where he met and married his wife Stephanie, Dr. Pete continued on to Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minneapolis, graduating in 2001 as a Doctor of Chiropractic. Little did he know that God was also subtly preparing him to serve Him in a way that he would have never thought possible.

Dr. Pete Sulack is the founder and majority owner of one of the largest clinics in North America.  His office has seen more than 1,000,000 patient visits over the last 13 years, validating his unique approach to health and wellness.

Dr. Pete actively treats patients traveling from around the world seeking his services.  His studies on the effects of stress, coupled with testimonials from patients and attention in medical communities have garnered him the title of “America’s Leading Stress Expert.”

Key Takeaways:

[4:07] How applying biblical principles to our lives frees us in so many ways

[8:46] How embracing your weakness can make you strong

[13:10] How you can rid yourself of anxiety and worry

Websites Mentioned:

www.matthew10.com
www.uha12.com

Direct download: SS_89_Pete_Sulack.mp3
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The Reverend Michael Dowd is an evolutionary theologian, bestselling author, and evangelist for Big History and an honorable relationship to the future. His 2009 book, Thank God for Evolution, was endorsed by 6 Nobel Prize-winning scientists, noted skeptics, and by religious leaders across the spectrum. His work has been featured in The NY Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Newsweek, Discover, Wired, Skeptic, and on CBC, CNN, ABC News, and Fox News.

Michael and his wife, Connie Barlow, an acclaimed science writer and evolutionary educator (both climate hawks), permanently travel North America promoting the inspiring side of science, religious naturalism, and one-story spirituality. They've addressed some 2,000 religious and secular audiences since 2002 — from Catholic, Protestant, and Evangelical Christian churches, to Unitarians and freethinkers, to secular grade school, high school, and university students, to New Thought, Integral, and Eastern Spirituality groups.

Key Takeaways:

[6:06] How the Reverend's stance on climate change is different than most conservatives

[8:30] How we need to frame the climate change talk to get conservatives on board too

[14:16] If changing climates in various parts of the earth is really such a bad thing

[19:05] Whether or not evolution was random

Websites Mentioned:

www.thegreatstory.org
https://www.entheos.com/The-Future-is-Calling-Us-to-Greatness/entheos

Direct download: SS_88_Michael_Dowd.mp3
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De’Andre Salter is a dynamic visionary who possesses an insightful awareness of what people need to be empowered for spiritual and natural success. As Senior Pastor of The Tabernacle Church in South Plainfield, NJ, and the CEO of Professional Risk Solutions and other business ventures, he models how believers can use all of their abilities to prosper and expand the Kingdom of God. Under his leadership, The Tabernacle Church has grown very quickly. At the same time, his business has become one of the largest specialty insurance brokerages in the country, claiming some of the country’s most influential personalities and firms as clients. It is this duality, that has allowed Pastor D, as he is affectionately known at The Tabernacle Church, to serve faithfully in ministry without a salary.

Pastor D has earned a Masters degree in Biblical Studies from the King Seminary, associate
certificates from Oxford University and is working to complete his Ph.D. He's also author of the book "7 Wealth Building Secrets, Your Guide to Money and Meaning".

Key Takeaways:

[3:22] The bad reasons for building wealth and what question you have to ask yourself when you're pursuing something

[6:57] Using the bible as a financial resource

[10:57] How the history of church teachings (stemming from the monks) have led to a belief that poverty is a better solution than becoming rich

Websites Mentioned:

www.deandresalter.com

Direct download: SS_87_Deandre_Salter.mp3
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Jeff Barnes is a US Navy Veteran, and former Risk Manager for a Fortune 100 company. Jeff is currently the CEO of Self Directed Company, a financial and retirement education and consulting firm. His mission is to create a generation of financially independent individuals empowered to live a purpose-fulfilled life. He is an author, speaker, coach, and consultant.

As a corporate risk manager at a Global Fortune 100 firm, Jeff was called upon to drive technological and strategic change within a multi-million dollar business unit. His unique ability to analyze and implement strategic initiatives has helped to align business goals and objectives for eight and nine figure businesses.

Jeff has been working in the financial services and insurance industry since 2003 and has a propensity for viewing the world of finance and investing in an "outside the box" manner. As a thought-provoking leader in the financial services sector, Jeff has worked with executives at some of the world's largest insurance and financial services companies helping them to expand and fulfill their missions.

Although he has a penchant for driving corporate change, Jeff has a passion for helping individuals achieve true financial freedom. Jeff's book, "The Ultimate Guide to Self Directed Investing & Retirement Planning" became an instant best seller upon publication, and has helped countless individuals think differently about their financial future. He provides coaching and consulting in the areas of finance, investing, and retirement planning, and is always sure to stir up controversial yet stimulating conversations with his peers and other industry leaders.

Key Takeaways:

[5:17] The biggest advantages of self directed 401k plans

[9:35] How you can invest in real estate using your retirement plans, and how you CAN'T invest in real estate

[14:01] The no-no's of retirement investing

[18:27] How you can be a passive investor but still maintain control of the deal

[21:43] Jeff's road from financial planner to where he is today (with a stop at one of the companies most responsible for the financial crash)

[28:11] Why real estate investing is considered an "alternative investment" as opposed to "real investing" like stocks and bonds


Websites Mentioned:

www.selfdirected.com/book

Direct download: SS_86_Jeff_Barnes.mp3
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Tren Griffin is a Senior Director at Microsoft, doing strategy, competitive analysis and business development, with a focus on software platforms and business models. He creates and helps execute "go to market" plans, working closely with the engineering and marketing teams. Before that, he was a partner at Eagle River, a private equity firm controlled by Craig McCaw with investments in software, communications and other technology industries including Nextel, Nextel Partners and many start-up firms. During some of this time served as an officer of portfolio companies XO Communications (VP Strategy) and Teledesic (VP Business Development).

Tren recently released his new book, Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor. The book presents the essential steps of Munger's investing strategy, condensed from interviews, speeches, writings, and shareholder letters, and paired with commentary from fund managers, value investors, and business-case historians. Derived from Ben Graham’s value-investing system, Munger’s approach is straightforward enough that even novices can apply it to their portfolios. Not simply about stock picking, it's about cultivating mental models for your whole life, but especially for your investments.

Key Takeaways:

[3:57] What you're looking for as a value investor

[8:42] How FOMO is hurting investors and how value investing avoids it

[13:35] If the corruption on Wall Street is impacting the Munger's and Buffett's of the world

[19:09] If the level of intelligence and activity on Wall Street makes it impossible for the average investor to have an edge

[24:03] Why the Warren Buffett's of the world don't care what the market is doing right now and in the near future

Websites Mentioned:

www.25iq.com
www.twitter.com/trengriffin

Direct download: SS_85_Tren_Griffin.mp3
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Patrick Wood is a leading and critical expert on Sustainable Development, Green Economy, Agenda 21, 2030 Agenda and historic Technocracy.

He is the author of Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation (2015) and co-author of Trilaterals Over Washington, Volumes I and II (1978-1980) with the late Antony C. Sutton.

Wood remains a leading expert on the elitist Trilateral Commission, their policies and achievements in creating their self-proclaimed “New International Economic Order” which is the essence of Sustainable Development on a global scale.

Key Takeaways:

[5:36] Where Orwell and Huxley fit into technocracy

[10:41] Why sustainability, while it sounds good, is a dangerous road

[15:53] What's solving our problems (hint: it's not government, charities or communism) and externalities

[19:33] What current threats we're facing

[24:41] The quest for immortality

Websites Mentioned:

www.technocracy.news

Direct download: SS_84_Patrick_Wood.mp3
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Tyron Barrington is author of "The Lord is My Agent...And, He ONLY Takes 10%" and is a former top model agent who has worked with some of the world’s leading stars in fashion and entertainment, including MATTHEW FOX of ABC TV series “LOST”, TYSON BECKFORD, KIMORA LEE SIMMONS, CARRIE OTIS, NICOLE MURPHY, ASHLEY GREENE, LAUREN CONRAD, DJ TONY (Ellen De Generes show), and has been featured on news programs such as ABC “NIGHTLINE”.

He has negotiated multiple contracts for clients such as DOLCE & GABBANA, CALVIN KLEIN, VERSACE, GUCCI, YSL, CHANEL, PRADA, DONNA KARAN, RALPH LAUREN, etc, and has booked countless magazines including VOGUE, ELLE,  HARPER’S BAZAAR, V, W, etc.

In 2003, he started his own Casting & Production company appropriately named, BARRINGTON Group, for Fortune 500 companies such as AVON, L’OREAL FERIA, LEVI’S, TARGET, CARTER’S, OSH KOSH B’GOSH, etc, and working with clients such as JENNIFER LOPEZ, LAUREN CONRAD (“The Hills” MTV), ASHLEY GREENE (“TWILIGHT”), etc.

Key Takeaways:

[5:58] The significance of his faith in his job change

[10:27] If his faith has led to any detriments in the fashion industry

[16:02] How faith can impact what models in the industry are willing to do

Website Mentioned:
www.tyronbarrington.com
www.barringtonmgt.com

Direct download: SS_83_Tyron_Barrington.mp3
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Dennis Miller is the author of Retirement Reboot and talks to Jason on his research on retirees and investing. Dennis surveyed Casey Research readers about what they thought the real inflation number was and over 3,000 people responded to the survey. Jason and Dennis both agree that there's no such thing as 'sit it and forget it' investments and you must become an active money manager in order to survive the coming years. 

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:40] Many people are approaching their golden years with not enough capital. 

[4:45] Jason introduces Dennis Miller. 

[7:30] Dennis used to be a passive saver, now he is an active money manager. 

[9:35] People who have done the right thing all of their life are getting burned.

[10:45] Dennis surveyed his subscribers and asked what was the 'true' inflation number. 

[12:00] What can people do? 

[15:15] Investing in metals is a defensive strategy, not an offensive strategy.  

[22:35] Gold will hold its value. 

[25:45] There is no such thing as a 'set it and forget it' investment. 

[33:00] Baby Boomers aren't in debt, they've been savers most of their lives and will eventually get hurt in an inflationary environment. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

Millersmoney.com

 

Millersmoney.com/FreeBook

Direct download: SS_82.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:43am EST

Dr. Jerome Corsi is a Senior Staff Reporter for World Net Daily where he works as an investigative reporter. Jerome is also a New York Times bestseller of the book entitled Unfit for Command. Jason and Jerome have a quick conversation about the national debt and how Obama plans to pay for it by using citizen's 401k  and IRAs. Jason then interviews Phil from Dallas and answers some of his real estate investment questions. 

 

Key Takeaways:

[4:30] What are Jerome's thoughts on the potential power grab of our 401ks? 

[7:00] How would the government be able to take people's 401ks? 

[10:05] How can people protect themselves from this? Be sure to diversify. 

[10:45] Jason introduces Phil to the show. 

[15:40] Jason shares his personal story on how he got into real estate investing. 

[22:30] It's so easy to start a business these days. Jason recommends two books to read. 

[27:10] Spend your money as much as possible on things that create wealth. 

[28:40] It takes roughly $20,000 or so to buy your first property. 

[33:45] Phil and Jason talk about Bitcoin. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau 

 

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries 

Direct download: SS_81_JeromeCorsi.mp3
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Dr. Pete Sulack is the founder and majority owner of one of the largest clinics in North America, Exodus Chiropractic International. His office has seen more than 1,000,000 patient visits over the last 13 years. Pete is also an UN ambassador and the author of The Joseph Blessing: Change the World with Your God-Given Dream. Pete talks to Jason on embracing your weaknesses, having faith in God, and overcoming anxiety. 

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:55] Pete is an ambassador for the UN and explains what he does for them. 

[4:10] You can say that part of the Bible is an excellent finance guide. 

[5:50] Pete explains what he means by fighting spiritual battles with earthly armor. 

[7:50] You will have more freedom when you embrace what you're weak at. 

[8:55] Shouldn't we have a certain level of confidence and ego? Why is that bad? 

[12:30] Embrace your weaknesses and you'll find people who are strong where you are weak.

[14:30] Pete sees a lot of worry and anxiety in his patients. Have faith in God and he'll give you a sound mind. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

http://matthew10.com

 

http://uha12.com

Direct download: SS_080_Dr_Pete_Sulack.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:44pm EST

After James Altucher lost millions in the stock market, he decided to learn everything he could about trading and the Wall Street industry. He became a professional trader and then left the business for good after he realized it was 'all a big scam'. James shares some of his personal stories as a fund manager, what he does for investing today, and much more on today's episode. 

 

Key Takeaways:

[4:35] James shares a bit of his life story. 

[6:35] Wall Street is a scam and only three types of people really make money on Wall Street. 

[9:45] James invests in micro caps in the stock market. 

[12:23] Why do people still bother investing in Wall Street? James shares some of his personal stories. 

[16:20] Jason read an article about how the average hedge fund investor doesn't make any money. 

[22:58] Why don't more Wall Street crooks and criminals go to jail? 

[30:30] James does intensive due diligence before he invests in a company. 

[35:40] James shares his thoughts about the economy and the future. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

http://www.jamesaltucher.com

 

@JAltucher 

Direct download: SS_79.mp3
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Introduction:

Jason welcomes Robert Greene to the show to talk on the subject of mastery and how to obtain it. Robert Greene is the author of the New York Times bestseller The 48 Laws of Power. He has written many books including The Art of Seduction, The 50th Law, and his latest book, Mastery. Jason and Robert discuss manipulation, seduction, and how the rapper 50 Cent is a true rag to riches story. 

 

Key Takeaways:

[4:45] What is Mastery? It's the ultimate form of power. 

[7:00] Robert lays out four steps in his Mastery book. He explains what those steps are. 

[10:15] There are no shorts to mastery. Discovering your life path takes time. 

[12:45] Robert talks about Leonardo da Vinci and his work ethic. 

[18:45] When you focus yourself outward on people's needs, you lower their defenses, and manipulate them. 

[20:00] What can 50 Cent teach us about power? He's fearless. 

[25:00] There are different forms to seduction. There's social, sexual, and political seduction.

[28:50] It's hard to apply The Art of War in to a business setting. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

 

http://powerseductionandwar.com/

Direct download: SS_78.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:53pm EST

Tom Antion talks to Jason on some of the common seminar scams out there. He talks about the mentality of a sociopath and how they do not have a conscience. The bad apples that run these seminars are more intelligent than the average person and they know the exact tactics, like increasing your credit card limit, to rob you of all your money and get you in debt. 

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:50] We need to use God's power and wisdom to protect ourselves from people trying to deceive us.

[6:10] Under the Anti-Slapp Motion, companies have to prove what the person is saying isn't true, before they can effectively sue them. 

[10:30] One of the seminar scams is people signing up to what they think is an application process, but it's really a contract and then they're being charged for it. 

[15:30] Seminar people test the susceptibility of the crowd and see who they can bring to 'the next level'. 

[23:35] Do your due diligence on the internet and see someone's track record first. 

[29:40] $40 million dollars disappeared from a charity and that's only from just one charity. 

[33:50] Tom talks about this three prong attack approach to internet marketing. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

SeminarScammers.com

ScamBrigade.com

 

Antion.com 

Direct download: SS_77.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:17pm EST

Scott Shellady is the Senior Vice President of Derivatives for the Trean Group. Scott explains to the audience what a derivative is and why it can benefit you in today's market. He also talks to Jason on his SWAGER acronym, the retirement funds of both Baby Boomers and Gen Xers, the one precenters investing in the stock market, and much more on today's episode. 

 

Key Takeaways:

[2:15] When you teach a tenant to be an owner, it will ease your burden of managing them. 

[4:50] What is a derivative? 

[11:05] What is the acronym SWAGER?

[14:15] What's happening in the art market right now? 

[23:20] What should Baby Boomers and Gen Xers do with their money? 

[28:20] We don't want to ignore the inflation problem. People should prepare for inflation. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

 

http://www.treangroup.com

Direct download: SS_76.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:18pm EST

Rep Ploshay is an experienced business man who uses the teachings of God as his guide. He sits down with Luke to talk about how he started to incorporate his faith into his business, tithing to the church, and supporting companies that openly participate in a biblical lifestyle. 

 

Key Takeaways:

2:15 – Rep knew at an early age that he wanted to have his own business. 

6:05 – Rep and his wife attended church one day and felt inspired to work on the nursing home business full time. 

7:50 – There's always going to be good and bad times, but the bad times aren't going to be as bad when you have faith in the Lord. 

12:40 – It took Rep a little while to tithe 10% to the church, but life has been so much better since he did. 

16:45 – Rep believes corporations should remain neutral, but if they're actively and openly supporting a lifestyle that is not biblical, then he will not purchase from that company. 

17:45 – Galatians 2:20 is the verse Rep reads in his time of need and he explains how this verse helps him keep going. 

 

19:25 – Rep talks a little bit about investments. 

Direct download: SS_58.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:39am EST

Introduction

Jason Hartman welcomes author, John Horvat to today’s Solomon Success Show, where they discuss the state of our economy and the fundamental elements needed to fix it. They also talk about intrinsic human failures and their impact on the economy as well as what the Bible says about immigration issues.

Takeaways

03.10 – The economy can’t just be stimulated, regulated or legislated into order. Instead it requires the basic institutions of family, faith and community.

05.30 – We’re currently in a cruise-ship economy, but when the party stops, people are going to start looking for answers.

07.00 – Arguably, the principal reason for the current economic imbalance is due to our desire to have things immediately, coupled with our inability to see past the short-term gain.

13.00 – The Bible says that immigration can be healthy, but it takes time for a people to learn what the country is all about and in order for them to make decisions.

15.35 – With household debt at $13 trillion and government debt at $17 trillion, consumer debt is a huge problem.

17.20 – A conference in July spurred reports that our economy could now be as volatile as it was in the mortgage crisis of 2008.

19.15 – Head to www.ReturntoOrder.org to find out more, read a free chapter of the book and follow John Horvat’s blog.

20.00 – St Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologica and the Bible would be some classic but intrinsic resources for those interested in these issues.

Direct download: SS_48_John_Horvat.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:41am EST

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