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ADPI_003: The Best Military Benefit You Have

Jun 25, 2018


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What is the best benefit that you have in the military in regards to real estate? Do you know? The VA loan. Oh my god, it is huge and we are going to dissect it. But first... 

Hey freedom fighters welcome to the active duty passive income podcast. The only place where military members veterans and their families learn how to build wealth through real estate investing. I'm your host Mike Foster and I'm here to show you how to stop wasting your benefits. Now get off your ass, step up to the firing line and make ready for today's lesson. Shooter stand by. 

What's going on guys Mike Foster in the house? hey check it out we are going to be  covering the VA loan and why it is so  crucial that you understand what power  and ability it brings to the table in  regards to your financial future. I mean literally just the fact that we have it means there is no reason that you should be renting your...

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Enjoying My Passive Income from Real Estate Investing

Jun 20, 2018

Last week I was travelling across Europe with my wife and kids flying first class from country to country. We went from Germany where we spent time getting served by folks in lederhosen and over to Scotland where I went to a few Scotch distilleries testing some various choice Highlands and Speysides… what an amazing trip! We passed through Paris and took a helicopter tour of the city and had an amazing view of the Eifel Tower. We went to Poland and visited Auschwitz (amazing!) where my 8-year-old son asked, “what happened here, daddy?” Right then I knew we needed to continue travelling the world and showing our kids what really matters in life: time with your family while learning and experiencing the world while sharing the blessings we have with as many people as we can.

Now, I have a confession, I didn't actually make that trip… last week I was stuck working a lot of hours on a TDY away from my family. I worked about 95 hours and I barely even talked to...

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ADPI_002: 5 Benefits Of REI As A Family

Jun 18, 2018

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What's going on guys? Hey check it out in this episode you're going to learn five benefits to real estate investing as a family and I've got a very very very special guest here today. I'm not going to give it away. But first... 

Hey freedom fighters welcome to the active duty passive income podcast. The only place where military members, veterans and their families learn how to build welcome through real estate investing. I'm your host Mike Foster and I'm here to show you how to stop wasting your benefits. Now get off your ass, step up to the firing line and make ready for today's lesson. Shooter stand by.

Mike: Hey what's going on guys welcome into the active duty passive income podcast? I am Mike Foster and I've got a very very special guest sitting here with me. We are recording in Saudi Dubai and we are having a blast. Honey would you like to go ahead and introduce.

This is my lovely wife by the way, the Cheyenne Nicole Foster and she is...

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ADPI_001: Getting Started

Jun 09, 2018

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Hey freedom fighters, welcome to the active duty passive income podcast. The only place where military members, veterans and their families learn how to build wealth through real estate investing. I'm your host Mike Foster and I'm here to show you how to stop wasting your benefits. Now get off your ass, step up to the firing line and make ready for today's lesson. Shooter stand by. 

What's going on guys, how are you doing out there and welcome to the active duty passive income podcast? This is our first episode and we are super excited. Why? Because we are going to show you how to leverage your benefits, how to take advantage of tax free deployments, how to make the most out of your empty space at home. But most importantly how to build wealth through real estate investing. So, you can stop depending on Uncle Sam's 20-year benefit.

Guys there are so many ways that you can use your benefits to make money, even while you're on deployment right....

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Nathan Brooks on Turn-key Real Estate Investments for Members of The Military

Feb 11, 2018
 
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How Rental Real Estate Can Pay for Your Child's College Tuition

Jan 29, 2018

Going to college is extremely expensive these days.

In general, having children is an expensive 18+ years. It is something my wife and I are about to face with complete joy and overwhelming anxiety. Once senior year rolls around, most parents have to figure out a way to pay a massive college tuition bill, not to mention many other expenses that come along with sending a young adult off into the real world. After all, your college student is going to want to have some spending money in their pocket. 

Rather than telling them to find a part-time job, which will most likely hurt their extracurricular activities, study time, and social life, why not invest in their future early on? Help them be smart about money and give them a legacy of financial freedom and literacy. 

Here is what you do: In the year that you have a baby, buy him or her a turnkey investment property with a 30-year loan. Have any cash flow go directly towards the principal. If you do this...

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The Two Pillars of Real Estate Investing While In the Military

Dec 17, 2017

Do you ever wonder about your life and your financial situation after the military? Have you ever thought to yourself, "I wish I had another stream of income"?

People come up to me all the time and say things like, “Well, you are lucky because you know what you want to do after the military.” Not true. But I’ll tell what I do know: I know that I never want to be scrambling to find a “job” when I start the transition process.

Transitioning from a military career to civilian career is not easy. Even with all the help we get, the process is often not as successful as we dream it up to be. So what’s my solution?

Create as many streams of passive income as I can before I transition from military life to civilian life.

How? House hacking and Buy and Hold real estate investing with a focus on cash flow.

Two Pillars of Real Estate Investing While in the Military

Cash Flow

Cash flow is essentially anything that is left over from your investment...

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6 Ways to Stack Tax Savings on Real Estate Investments

Nov 10, 2017

I love taxes!

That's right... I said it.  I love taxes.  Taxes are our government's way of shaping the way Americans invest their money.  Our government wants to invest in green energy and oil.  How do they do it?  Offer tax credits for green energy and oil investing.  Our government wants to promote small business and entrepreneurship.  How do they do it?  Provide tax advantages for small business and entrepreneurs (did you know you can claim up to $5,000 in start-up costs without a statement? IRS).  Our government wants to build quality housing for the lower and middle class to meet the demand of population growth.  How do they do it?  Tax credits for low-income housing development and unbelievable tax benefits for real estate investing.

If you're asking yourself "If the government wants to build low-income housing, why don't they just do it themselves?" Consider ventures such as Hooverville during the great...

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8 Things to Do Before Talking to a Turn-Key Provider

Nov 10, 2017

Firstly, What is Turn-Key Investing?

Different real estate professionals will describe turn-key investments differently.  We have four stipulations for turn-key providers:

  •  A property is purchased and rehabbed
  • Tenants are in place
  • A projected cashflow statement is preparred 
  • A team is put together (lender, escrow company, title company, insurance company, property management)

Why Turn-Key Investments?

Simply put, investing in turn-key real estate is the BEST way for active duty military to create passive income.  Quality turn-key investments are low risk, minimally time consuming, and have excellent rates of return.  And - you guess it........ all of the investments we refer you to are Quality! 

What to Look for in a Turn-Key Investment

  • Excellent track record for the provider and property management team
  • Located in Top-notch markets
    • Increasing Economy
    • Resiliency against a crash
    • Increasing rental market
    • Restricted ability to build (proximity to...
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5 Ways to Finance Your First Turn-Key Investment

Nov 09, 2017

Financing your first turn-key investment can seem like a daunting task.  Amongst the array of financial white noise it is difficult to decide how much you need to save for a turn-key investment and how to finance the down payment.  This article will answer those questions and lay the financial groundwork for how to financially posture yourself to invest with a turn-key provider.

How much do I need to save for a turn-key investment?

This number is going to depend on the purchase price and the type of financing.  For the sake of brevity I will focus on the most common deals that our turn-key providers offer, which are properties with a purchase price between $90,000 and $150,000 with 20% down on a conventional bank loan.  For these types of investments, you should target to save between $20k - $30k.

Our providers can also assist you with finding an investment through a self-directed Individual Retirement Account (IRA).  This deal will look a little...

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