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  1. 1. Ca$hFlow EXPRESSNo. 1 / Vol. 1 2012 Passive Income for Today & Tomorrow FREELearn How to Create Stock Investors Manifest aMarket Wealth Today “Cashflow” Mindset By Doug Carver estate investing, trading stocks, building Organizer Pasadena and Burbank a strong MLM business, etc. You will not I Cashflow Meetup Groups succeed. It’s like trying to grow corn in a field of sand. The seeds will not germi- can remember my first time play- nate and you’ll end up with next to noth- ing Robert Kiyosaki’s Cashflow ing to harvest in the fall. board game about eight years How, you ask, does this relate to the ago and how it Cashflow game? started a chain Well, after playing of events that continues the game a bunch to this day. What stuck of times, I learned with me most was not the the “how to” of “how to” of playing the getting out of the game but the people that rat race, but I still I met at the event. These was not able to were not like the normal take what I learned people in my life that from the game and By Tyrone Jackson companies and products with which would tell me I was crazy Dougthe Cashflow gameChris Hanson dis- play Carver (left) and to group members. apply it to my real- you are familiar. for trying to start my own life financial situ- TheWealthyInvestor.netYes! If you’ve ever opened a can of real estate business or ation. However, I You can be Coca Cola on a hot summer day and that financial freedom was impossible realized that the time I was spending with rich from felt refreshed and invigorated, why without a steady well-paying job. The my new Cashflow friends was changing owning real not own the stock? It’s a product you people I met were excited about learn- the way I thought about money and myestate and trading stocks. know with a story you understand. ing and expanding their knowledge on financial future. I no longer viewed the We’ve all heard the story of the When I say “a story you understand,” how to achieve financial freedom. They stock market as a giant rigged system forlittle old lady who lived modestly I mean to say that you understand were active investors in real estate and losing money. I began to see the tremen-and worked as a school teach- how the Coca Cola the stock market. They were small busi- dous opportunities in the sinking real es-er for 40 years. She never Corporation makes ness owners with a passion and vision tate market even as many people I knewearned more than $35,000 per money, or to ex- for creating more financial success in were losing money on deals that had goneyear, owned a modest home, press it in Wall their lives. Overall, they had a mindset bad. Overall, I saw for the first time op-and shared her life with two Street terms, you for prosperity that I like to call a “Cash- portunities all around me to create wealthcats. Once she died, her rela- understand how flow” mindset. even as the newspapers talked constantlytives discovered a $150,000 the company earns A lot of people complain that Kiyosaki of the “Great Recession.”life insurance policy and $1.5 revenue. The more does not provide the specific details on Today as a result of my ongoing in-million in stocks that she left bottles and cans of how people should implement his strat- volvement playing and organizing localto the elementary school’s Coke that Coca egies to create financial freedom in his Cashflow events in Southern California,scholarship fund. Cola sells around books and programs. Truth is he never I have a thriving real estate investing The national media loves the world each day, spells out a step-by-step “how to” for business. It was after speaking with oneto air these stories. It seems the larger the com- building long-term financial freedom. of my Cashflow friends who was a realthere are several old ladies pany’s profit. Over What he does teach is far more impor- estate investor that I was encouraged towho fit this seemly unique the past ten years Coke stock (symbol tant, and that is how to create a “Cash- start wholesaling distressed properties. Itprofile year after year. How could KO) has risen from around $40 per flow” mindset. Kiyosaki describes it in turned out to be a great decision. Morethat be? share to a high of $71 — $1000 in- his book Cashflow Quadrant moving recently, I’ve begun to learn how to suc- Investing in stocks is not the vested in Coca Cola stock ten years your mindset from the E (employee) and cessfully trade in the stock market usingworld’s most challenging task. In ago would be worth $4,100 today; S (self-employed) side of his Cashflow options. As a self-proclaimed real estatefact, at its core, it’s very simple. The $10,000 invested in Coca Cola stock quadrant to the B (business owner) and “zealot”, I never would have dreamed oftruth is that the stock market creates would be worth $41,000 today. I (investor) side of the quadrant. In lay- investing in the equity markets. Howev-millionaires every year. Investing in If you spend more than $100 per man’s terms, it’s the mental shift from er, after playing Cashflow 202 with mystocks, with wealth in mind, is easier year eating fast food, why not own someone who seeks financial security at Cashflow friend ,who is an active trader,than you think. the stock? Over the past ten years all costs to someone who can confidently and learning about his trading system, I McDonalds stock (symbol MCD) has and knowledgeably take measured risks. was able to see the opportunity before Invest In What You Know risen from a low of $15 per share to a This is a simplistic definition but a very me. I now fully expect that investing in high of $95 per share. important one to understand. Without the the markets will be a huge part of my fu- Wanna be a good stock market in- correct mindset, it really doesn’t matter ture financial success in addition to myvestor? Keep it simple and start with Continued on pg. 12 how much you learn the “how to” of real Continued on pg. 2 Personal Finance News from the Publishers of Realty411 Magazine - www.Realty411Guide.com
  2. 2. Will Big Money Run Away with Cashflow Ready to Make an Extra $5,000 to Real Estate Investments? $30,000 Every Month? “Your wealth is in your thinking” is the mantra trumpeted most by stock market teacher and trader Tyrone Jackson. For the past five years, Mr. Jackson has been helping creative artists and self-directed investors produce monthly residual income & build long-term wealth A great financial opportunity does not stay under the radar for long. The side road with less traf- fic gets crowded pretty soon as drivers hear about it and jump and-hold single-family real estate. This has caught the attention of big money: funds, institutional investors and high-net worth groups. Distributed single-family in the stock market. His Wealthy Artist/Wealthy Investor program exposes both the experienced off the freeway. High trader & novice to the powerful concept of monthly residual income. yield cash flow real es- tate investments may Join Tyrone & the CashFlow Express Team be headed for a similar on February 5 for their Success 2012 Seminar fate. This is a FREE WORKSHOP, but guests Retail investors have must RSVP by calling 310.499.9545 had this opportunity staring them in the face for a while, and many have taken advan- tage of it. Retirees or Join BILL GATTEN at his next event and learn the people about to retire,KEY TO CAPITALIZING ON FREE REAL ESTATE individuals suffering from ‘market gyration (Acquisition and Ownership) in This Crazy Economy! trauma’ and high-net-worth individuals real estate investments are quickly be- seeking portfolio diversification have all coming the ‘unapartment’ portfolios ofWe will teach you how our “TRIAD APPROACH” can been adding cashflow residential real es- these funds.provide the professional real estate community with a tate to their portfolio.SAFE VEHICLE FOR ACQUIRING, SELLING AND So what should the retailDEALING WITH ALL TYPES OF REAL ESTATE. So what changed? investor do? Like all markets this one is moving be- The retail investor should take action. Learn more at www.LandTrust.net yond the early adopter stage. And the fac- This is still a fragmented market that al- or call 1.800.409.3444 tors that have made this a great investment lows an investor to own one, two or opportunity are compounding. There are three properties. They cannot do this in more distressed assets hitting the market multifamily commercial real estate other - Call Or Visit Our Website for Upcoming Educational Training - with a larger shadow inventory waiting in than by investment in a fund or a REIT. the wings. Morgan Stanley just published But it’s important that investors act pru- d e n t l y. T h i s m e a n s contents not investing in their own backyard favoring proximity over return, not investing with fly- by-night property sell- ers who peddle ‘high 1 Create Stock Market Wealth 6 Cash Versus Cashflow return’ properties and then disappear leaving 1 Have a Cashflow Mindset 7 Calculate Your ROI the investor holding 2 Will Big Money Run Away? 8 The Nested Action Cycle the bag. And not doing thorough due diligence 3 Six Tips for Faster Wealth 9 Investor Spotlight on the area, the prop- erty and the provider. 4 Focus Versus Diversification 10 Resource Directory The HomeUnion Services team are ready to assist new investors. Finally, they should 5 Jump Start Success 11 Inside Our Expos a report that suggests the U.S. is moving not buy the property from one entity and towards a rentership society with home have another entity manage their invest- ownership declining to 59%. A recent ment. In other words, the retail investor Our Goal is to Educate, Motivate & Inspire New Investors Mortgage Bankers Association study says has to do the very things that the large Ca$hFlow Realty411 that home prices may have hit bottom. funds do before they invest. EXPRESS This means that investors have a grow- ing number of properties that they can buy Discover a whole new way to unleash fully- No. 1 / Vol. 1 2012 Passive Income for Today & Tomorrow FREE cheaply and then select from a large pool managed, high-income cashflow real estate Learn How to Create Stock Investors Manifest a ADVERTISING FOUNDER Market Wealth Today “Cashflow” Mindset Media Partners Manifest CashFlow Express is published in San- of qualified renters. It all adds up to stable investments, call (866)732-3220 or email: Linda Pliagas ta Barbara County by Manifest Media pliagas@msn.com By Doug Carver Organizer Pasadena and Burbank 310.994.1962 estate investing, trading stocks, building a strong MLM business, etc. You will not Partners. ©Copyright 2007-2012. All high yields for people investing in buy- cashflow@HomeUnionServices.com I Cashflow Meetup Groups succeed. It’s like trying to grow corn in EVENTS & EXPOS a field of sand. The seeds will not germi- EDITORIAL STAFF Rights Reserved. Reproduction without can remember my first time play- nate and you’ll end up with next to noth- ing Robert Kiyosaki’s Cashflow ing to harvest in the fall. board game about eight years How, you ask, does this relate to the Lawrence Ruano ago and how it Cashflow game? Lori Peebles permission is strictly prohibited. The started a chain Well, after playing of events that continues the game a bunch Wendy Pineda to this day. What stuck of times, I learned Anita Cooper opinions expressed by writers and col- with me most was not the the “how to” of CashFlow Mindset, pg. 1 “how to” of playing the getting out of the game but the people that rat race, but I still CALIFORNIA DISTRIBUTION I met at the event. These was not able to Andre Sanchez umnists are not endorsed by the pub- were not like the normal take what I learned people in my life that from the game and Professional Distribution Solutions By Tyrone Jackson companies and products with which would tell me I was crazy Dougthe Cashflow gameChris Hanson dis- play Carver (left) and to group members. apply it to my real- Brianna Bertrand lishers and/or editorial staff. Before in- you are familiar. for trying to start my own life financial situ- TheWealthyInvestor.net Yes! EDITOR If you’ve ever opened a can of real estate business or ation. However, I You can be Coca Cola on a hot summer day and that financial freedom was impossible realized that the time I was spending with 1.877.418.6500 rich from felt refreshed and invigorated, why without a steady well-paying job. 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Once she died, her rela- understand how flow” mindset. even as the newspapers talked constantly Sam Green of the “Great Recession.” of a trusted financial adviser, attorney A lot of people complain that Kiyosaki PUBLISHED BY tives discovered a $150,000 the company earns 202 are great boardgames to expand your folks at your local Cashflow group, I life insurance policy and $1.5 revenue. The more does not provide the specific details on Today as a result of my ongoing in- million in stocks that she left bottles and cans of how people should implement his strat- volvement playing and organizing local to the elementary school’s Coke that Coca egies to create financial freedom in his Cashflow events in Southern California, John DeCindis Manifest Media Partners or tax consultant. Investing is risky busi- scholarship fund. Cola sells around books and programs. Truth is he never I have a thriving real estate investing The national media loves the world each day, spells out a step-by-step “how to” for business. It was after speaking with one of my Cashflow friends who was a real know you to will begin to develop your building long-term financial freedom. financial intelligence, but I hope you can to air these stories. It seems the larger the com- estate investor that I was encouraged to ness and may result in loss of capital. What he does teach is far more impor- PRODUCTION there are several old ladies pany’s profit. Over tant, and that is how to create a “Cash- start wholesaling distressed properties. It SUBSCRIPTIONS/INFO: who fit this seemly unique the past ten years Coke stock (symbol profile year after year. How could KO) has risen from around $40 per flow” mindset. Kiyosaki describes it in turned out to be a great decision. 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  4. 4. Focus vs. Diversification your control over your investments. It’s extremely important to continue to in- crease your financial intelligence in order Diversification is not required if a person knows what they are doing.” So if diver- sification is a protection against ignoranceA CPA/Investor’s Analysis to protect yourself. Unfortunately, finan- then when you diversify who’s ignorance cial intelligence is not taught in schools are you protecting yourself from? Your because such a large portion of the popu- ignorance and your financial advisors’ lation, including teachers and politicians, ignorance? Focus, not diversification, is do not have a very high financial IQ. the key to more sophisticated leverage,By Mathew Owens, CPA vesting in non-paper assets (i.e. not mutu- When financial advisors say that an higher returns, and lower risk.www.ocgproperties.com al funds or CDs) allows you to use lever- increase in returns means an increase in The point I am trying to make is thatM age as well, which increases your wealth risk, they are right when speaking about if you increase your financial intelligence ost of by making your the paper assets they recommend to inves- about specific asset classes, like real es- what money work harder tors that they make major commissions tate, you will learn how to control your h a s for you. Most finan- on BEFORE showing performance. They own financial security and wealth cre- been cial planners will are wrong when speaking for all assets. ation, instead of relying on some finan- drilled tell you that using Financial advisors are simply salespeople. cial advisor who probably does not knowinto our heads about in- leverage increases Most people invest in paper assets such as what they are doing. Look at the massivevesting in mutual funds, risk. That is not al- Most financial advisorsCDs paying down our ways the case if youmortgage and diversify- have the right finan- cial knowledge to recommend diversificationing is nothing but smokeand mirrors. The financial control the invest-services companies like ment and enableFidelity, Charles Schwaband financial planners are safety controls on your leverage use. but they do not really diversify.the ones making all of They will also tellthe money. The problem you that real estateis that most people have is a risky invest-very little financial edu- ment. The reason savings, stocks, bonds, mutual funds and wealth transfer that just occurred whencation in order to invest for for that is that finan- index funds because they do not want to the market crashed while bailing out theretirement properly so they hand over cial planners typically lack the financial take responsibility and control over their banks (i.e. the top 1% wealthy individualstheir money to someone they HOPE will knowledge about how to control real es- financial well being. All they want is to increased their wealth while the middlehave the right knowledge base to safely tate and make it profitable. Most finan- turn their money over to an investment class and poor decreased in wealth). Thisincrease their wealth. The problem is cial planners put people into paper assets advisor who hopefully does a good job. happened because most people do notthat these investment types are HUGE- where the investor does not have control Out of sight, out of mind. If people want have the financial intelligence to protectLY RISKY. These types of asset classes, and therefore it is hugely risky to use more control, the first thing they need to themselves.paper assets, do not allow the investor leverage. In real estate investments the do is increase their financial intelligence Starting to get financially educated iscontrol. Then during market crashes, all value of the property should not be based and, hopefully increase their financial the key to wealth creation. So get to themost investors can do is watch helplessly on the “opinion” of an appraiser but on controls and leverage ratios. bookstore and start reading. Take classesas their wealth gets whipped out along the income that it produces through rents. Most financial advisors recommend di- on financial intelligence and ways to in-with their financial security. The value of the rental real estate is de- versification but they do not really diver- crease wealth. It is key to your success and If you have more control over your as- pendent on jobs, salaries, demographics, sify. First they only invest your money preserving your wealth so that financialsets then you are not affected as much by local industry, and supply and demand of in one asset class, paper assets. Second, predators (i.e. the government, financialmarket crashes. For example, if you in- affordable housing. In a housing crash, mutual funds are already diversified in- advisors, and large mutual fund peddlingvest in assets like real estate that produce the demand for rental units often goes up, vestments which are invested in a pool companies) do not take all of your wealthcash flow through rental income after all which means rents increase causing the of good and bad stocks which does not away by investing it in asset classes thatof your expenses are covered, if the real value of your property to increase. You increase the value or decrease the risk do not allow you any controls over thoseestate market and stock market crash you can control rental real estate and which of the investments. Professional inves- investments.are still in great shape. While everything geographic areas you invest in unlike pa- tors DO NOT diversify. Warren Buffettis crashing you are still receiving your per assets that allow no control. Finan- put it perfectly when he said, “Diversifi- To contact Mathew Owens, please seerents and do not need to sell the asset. In- cial intelligence is the key to increasing cation is a protection against ignorance. OCG Properties’ advertisement below. REI Voice™: the Voice of the Profitable Real Estate Investor and the most recent  endeavor of SJREI Association™  The SJREI Association provides the education and networking necessary to  enable individuals to make wise, profit- able investments. 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