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12 July 2024

How to Align Interests for Success in Passive Real Estate Investing [Passive Investor Pro Series]

This article explores a crucial concept for passive real estate investors: alignment of interests with the sponsor (general partner) managing your investment. Gino Barbaro of Jake and Gino, a multifamily investing community, emphasizes this concept through his own experience of losing a significant sum of money due to misaligned interests. Common Pitfalls and Missed Opportunities […]

Passive Investor Pro: Learn How To Create Passive Income in Real Estate [Passive Investor Pro Series]

Tired of the headaches associated with traditional real estate investing? This article introduces you to the concept of passive real estate investing, a strategy that allows you to reap the benefits of real estate ownership without the day-to-day hassle of managing properties. The video, presented by Gino Barbaro of Jake and Gino, a community focused […]

Build Your Financial Hive: How to Create Multiple Streams of Income

This article explores the concept of creating multiple streams of income. Financial security isn’t just about having a high income; it’s about having income flowing from various sources. Gino Barbaro uses the analogy of a beehive to illustrate this concept. The beehive itself is the main asset, but the bees (the income streams) work together […]

24 June 2024

Multifamily Investor Student Case Study with Neil Schoepp

This episode of the Movers and Shakers podcast features Neil Schoepp, a former police officer, firefighter, and pizza guy who transformed himself into a successful multifamily investor and life coach. Gino Barbaro, the show’s co-host, narrates Neil’s journey and highlights key takeaways for listeners seeking similar growth. Early Life and Career Shift: Neil initially joined […]

15 June 2024

The Performance Paradox: How to Develop the Growth Mindset and Unleash Your Potential

Have you ever felt stuck in a rut? You work hard, you know your stuff, but progress feels frustratingly slow. This experience is common, but what if the answer lies not in working harder, but in working differently? Enter the concept of the Learning Zone, a powerful framework for growth that can be applied to […]

3 June 2024

Happy Money: Insights from Ken Honda on the Julia & Gino Show

Ken Honda, a best-selling author in Japan, recently joined us on the Julia & Gino Show to share his unique perspective on money and happiness from his book “Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money.” He emphasized that true financial freedom isn’t just about accumulating wealth; it’s about developing a healthy […]

27 May 2024

From Engineer to Mindset Coach: Vamsi Polimetla Makes More Leaders

Vamsi Polimetla, founder and CEO of Make More Leaders, isn’t your typical executive coach. In a recent interview on the Jake and Gino podcast,  delved into his journey from unfulfilled engineer to purpose-driven coach, emphasizing the power of gratitude, personal growth, and strong relationships. A Shift in Perspective Born in India, Vamsi  arrived in the […]

24 May 2024

How To Deploy Baby Money Soldiers To Become Financially Free

Deploying Your “Baby Money Soldiers” for Financial Freedom: Key Takeaways from Gino Barbaro This article explores the concept of “Baby Money Soldiers” introduced by Gino Barbaro, co-founder of Jake and Gino, to achieve financial freedom. Here are the key takeaways from his YouTube video: Baby Money Soldiers: A Mindset Shift Every dollar you earn is […]

Money Rules For Financial Freedom

This article outlines financial rules, presented by Gino Barbaro, to help you achieve financial freedom, using the concept of “Baby Money Soldiers.” 1. Take Control of Your Money: Barbaro emphasizes the importance of creating a plan (spending plan) for your finances. Track your income and expenses to understand your spending habits. 2. Save Money Regularly: […]

22 May 2024

The Difference Between The Poor, MIddle Class & Wealthy Mindset

The Three Financial Mindsets: Stepping Up Your Financial Game Financial freedom – the ability to live comfortably without relying on a traditional job – is a dream for many. But achieving it requires a specific mindset, a way of thinking about and managing your money. This article explores the three main financial mindsets: poor, middle […]

21 May 2024

Debunking Money Myths: The Path to Financial Freedom with “Baby Money Soldiers”

This article dismantles common myths surrounding wealth creation, using the “Baby Money Soldiers” concept developed by Gino Barbaro, co-founder of Jake and Gino. Myth #1: More Income Equals Financial Freedom Barbaro argues that a high income doesn’t guarantee financial freedom. Lifestyle inflation can eat away at your gains. The key is to save and invest […]

Debunking Money Myths: The Path to Financial Freedom with “Baby Money Soldiers”

This article dismantles common myths surrounding wealth creation, using the “Baby Money Soldiers” concept developed by Gino Barbaro, co-founder of Jake and Gino. Myth #1: More Income Equals Financial Freedom Barbaro argues that a high income doesn’t guarantee financial freedom. Lifestyle inflation can eat away at your gains. The key is to save and invest […]

Money Rules For Financial Freedom

Do you dream of financial freedom? Imagine a life free from financial worries, where you can pursue your passions and control your destiny. The path to achieving this dream might seem daunting, but Gino Barbaro, co-founder of Jake and Gino and creator of the “Baby Money Soldiers” concept, offers a roadmap. In his YouTube video, […]

How You Can Achieve Financial Freedom By Using Your Baby Money Soldiers

Imagine your finances as a powerful army. Every dollar you earn is a brave soldier, ready to be deployed in the fight for your financial freedom. This is the core idea behind the “Baby Money Soldier” concept, created by Jake and Gino. Jake and Gino developed this concept specifically to address the challenge of achieving […]

Safeguarding Your Investment: A Guide for Limited Partners in Multifamily Real Estate

This article dives into the world of multifamily real estate investing, specifically for those considering becoming a Limited Partner (LP). While multifamily investing offers potential advantages, understanding the risks and conducting thorough due diligence are crucial for protecting your investment. Are You Cut Out to Be an LP? The excitement of multifamily investing can be […]

11 May 2024

What Is A Good Profit Per Unit (PPU) in Multifamily Real Estate?

In the world of multifamily real estate, where investors juggle factors like appreciation, cap rates, and cash flow, a key metric often gets overlooked: profit per unit (PPU). This article dives into the importance of PPU, particularly for investors seeking long-term financial freedom through steady cash flow. What is PPU? Unlike metrics that focus on […]

How To Lower Your Multifamily Insurance Premiums

The multifamily property market can be a goldmine for investors, but the rising cost of insurance can eat into your profits. In this article, we’ll unpack the secrets to lowering your multifamily insurance premiums, empowering you to make informed decisions and safeguard your investment. Why are Multifamily Insurance Rates Rising? The speaker in the YouTube […]

Sunshine State Beckons: Why People Are Moving to Florida

Dreaming of escaping the winter blues and soaring cost of living? You’re not alone. Millions of Americans are packing their bags and heading south in a phenomenon dubbed “The Great Migration.” Florida, with its endless sunshine, sandy beaches, and reputation for lower taxes, is a top destination. But is the Sunshine State truly the land […]

Leveraging the 1% Rule in Multifamily Investing: A Guide for Beginners

Imagine a simple yet powerful tool that helps you identify potentially profitable multifamily properties in a flash. That’s the magic of the 1% rule, a time-tested metric used by countless investors to navigate the exciting world of multifamily real estate. But is it a golden ticket to riches, or is there more to the story? […]

6 May 2024

How To Invest in a High-Interest Rate Environment

The world of real estate investment is constantly evolving, and interest rates play a significant role in shaping the market landscape. This article explores how rising interest rates can impact investors and provides strategies for success in this environment. Interest Rates and Real Estate Traditionally, lower interest rates make borrowing money for investments more affordable, […]

4 May 2024

From Lemonade Stands to Conquering Stage Fright – Public Speaking Tips by Eric Edmeades

Public speaking. Those two words can strike fear into the hearts of even the most confident people. But fear not! Whether you’re an entrepreneur pitching your next big idea or simply want to deliver a toast at a wedding, mastering public speaking is a valuable skill that can be learned. According to Eric, the key […]

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind – Insights from T Harv Eker

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to achieve financial success effortlessly, while others struggle to make ends meet? According to self-made millionaire Harv Eker, the answer lies in your mindset. In his book “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind,” Eker proposes that your financial reality is a reflection of your subconscious money blueprint. Eker’s […]

21 March 2024

The Strategic Path to Becoming a General Partner in Multifamily Real Estate Investing

Embarking on the journey to become a general partner (GP) in multifamily real estate investing is an endeavor that promises not just financial rewards but also the opportunity to play a pivotal role in the success of property investments. This article outlines a strategic approach for aspiring investors to transition from novices to influential GPs […]

14 March 2024

Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace With Your Money – Ken Honda [Book Review]

In a world often dominated by financial stress and anxiety, Ken Honda’s Happy Money : The Japanese Art of Making Peace With Your Money, stands as a beacon of hope and positivity. I had the privilege recently to interview Ken Honda about his book and his lengthy career as a money expert, and I am […]

28 January 2024

Unveiling the Natural Laws of Monetary Policy: A Glimpse into “The Creature from Jekyll Island” with G. Edward Griffin

In the complex world of monetary policy and financial systems, G. Edward Griffin’s seminal work, “The Creature from Jekyll Island,” brings to light a set of natural laws that dissect the intricate dynamics shaping our economic landscape. This article aims to delve into a few key natural laws outlined by Griffin, shedding light on their […]

13 January 2024

Buy Back Your Time: Unlocking the Power of Time as Currency – Insights from Dan Martell

In the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship, the notion of “buying back your time” may seem like a foreign concept to many. However, Dan Martell, a successful entrepreneur, author, and speaker, has made it his mission to help individuals understand the transformative power of time as currency. In this article, we’ll delve into Dan Martell’s insights […]

From Athlete to Entrepreneur: Ryan Pineda’s Journey to Real Estate and Beyond

In the world of real estate and entrepreneurship, Ryan Pineda’s story is nothing short of remarkable. From his humble beginnings as a professional athlete to his transformation into a thriving real estate mogul, Pineda’s journey is an inspiring tale of persistence, hard work, and adaptability. In this article, we’ll dive into the life and experiences […]

12 January 2024

Mastering the ‘Buy Then Build’ of Business: Unveiling Acquisition Entrepreneurship

In the world of entrepreneurship, success often appears elusive, with many startups facing daunting odds of failure. Even those who manage to overcome these odds often find themselves struggling to exceed a million dollars in revenue. But what if there was an alternative approach that could significantly improve your chances of success? This is where […]

5 January 2024

Real Estate Investing Outlook 2024

As we stand on the threshold of 2024, it’s an opportune moment to peer into the future and discern what lies ahead in the multifamily real estate market. While none of us possess a crystal ball for precise predictions, we can draw insights from past trends and analyze current indicators to make educated guesses. This […]

27 December 2023

Investing in Multifamily Real Estate: A Family Affair for Prosperity

In an era where financial stability and smart investments are key to securing a comfortable future, families are increasingly turning to multifamily real estate as a strategic avenue for growth. This trend is not just a financial decision; it’s a shared venture that brings families closer, both in wealth-building and in creating lasting bonds. Teamwork […]

31 October 2023

Portfolio Diversification Strategies for Real Estate

Introduction Investing in real estate can be a lucrative endeavor, but it comes with risks. Portfolio diversification strategies for real estate are essential for safeguarding your investments and ensuring long-term financial success. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore various techniques to diversify your real estate portfolio and mitigate potential risks. The Significance of Diversification […]

How to Choose the Right Real Estate Coaching Program

Investing in real estate is an exciting and potentially lucrative endeavor. However, it’s a complex field with many intricacies, and having the right knowledge and guidance can make all the difference. This is where real estate coaching programs come into play. These programs can provide you with the education, skills, and strategies needed to excel […]

26 October 2023

Multifamily Real Estate Investing Glossary

Real estate investing, particularly in the multifamily sector, is a dynamic and multifaceted industry. To navigate this complex field successfully, it’s essential to understand the numerous terms, concepts, and strategies that underpin the real estate investment landscape. This comprehensive glossary aims to demystify the terminology commonly used in multifamily syndication and real estate investing. A […]

 The Power of Compounding in Real Estate Investing

Investing is a powerful way to grow wealth, and one of the most influential factors in wealth creation is the principle of compounding. Compounding is the process by which your investment earnings generate more earnings over time, creating a snowball effect that can significantly boost your returns. This phenomenon is particularly powerful in the world […]

9 October 2023

Timeless Rules About Money: Building Wealth and Financial Success

In the ever-evolving landscape of personal finance, there are timeless rules that stand the test of time. These principles have guided individuals to build wealth, achieve financial success, and secure their future. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into these key rules, providing you with a roadmap to financial prosperity. Creating Multiple Streams of […]

7 October 2023

 How To Evaluate Real Estate Syndication Deal Sponsors: A Comprehensive Guide

Real estate syndication is a popular investment strategy that allows individuals to pool their resources to invest in larger and potentially more lucrative real estate projects. While the investment property itself is crucial, the role of the deal sponsor is equally vital. Deal sponsors are the individuals or firms responsible for identifying, acquiring, managing, and […]

Decoding Success: The Mindset of the World’s Top 1%

In a world of over 7 billion people, a select few stand out as the top 1% of successful individuals. They are the titans of industry, the innovators, and the visionaries who have achieved remarkable success. What sets them apart from the rest of us? It’s not just their wealth or status; it’s their mindset, […]

22 September 2023

Financial Literacy for Millennials: Top 10 Actionable Tips

Financial literacy is a critical skill that everyone should possess, regardless of their age. However, for millennials, in particular, mastering financial literacy is essential. Born between 1981 and 1996, millennials have faced unique economic challenges, including student loan debt, the Great Recession, and now, the COVID-19 pandemic. To help this generation navigate their financial journey […]

2 September 2023

How to Start Investing in Multifamily Real Estate in Your 20s & Why Now

Investing in real estate, particularly multifamily properties, has long been recognized as a solid wealth-building strategy. If you’re in your 20s, you’re in a prime position to embark on this journey and leverage the benefits of real estate investment. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the reasons why now is an opportune time to start […]

20 July 2023

IRR vs. AAR: A Guide for Multifamily Investors

As a multifamily real estate investor, it’s essential to comprehend various financial metrics that can help you make informed decisions about your investments. Two key metrics, Internal Rate of Return (IRR) and Average Annual Return (AAR), play crucial roles in evaluating the profitability and performance of investment opportunities. In this article, we will explore the […]

4 January 2023

Is College worth the Return on Investment?

For those of you contemplating college as the next step in your life, it will be one of the most important decisions you will

14 December 2022

How To Create Baby Money Soldiers

Leverage The Power of Compounding To Scale-Up Your Apartment Portfolio We bought our first 25-unit property for around US$600,000, in 2013. In 3 years, we made

31 October 2022

How To Acquire Wealth [Step-By-Step Guide]

As I was rereading Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich”, I came across a fantastic method of training your mind to acquire money

29 January 2021

The 7 Steps to Goal Setting

We have all been told that goal setting is one of the keys to leading a successful and fulfilling life. Unfortunately, only approximately 5%…

4 December 2020

How to Un-Stuck Yourself

By Chris Jackson Everybody gets stuck. Even after 10 years in this business I find myself getting stuck. Sometimes it’s getting stuck during a…

27 May 2020

What Are The Four Energy Blocks And How Are They Holding You Back

The goal of an IPEC (Institute of Professional Excellence) coach is to have a complete understanding of what a client wants, what is blocking…

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