Jet Setter Show

Curt Moe listened to Jason Hartman for nearly a decade before taking the plunge into real estate investing. Now, he's all in.

Curt explains why he started looking into real estate, what helped him overcome his limited beliefs, how cash flow has helped him in his life, and more.

Key Takeaways:

[4:29] When Curt started buying rental properties

[9:00] The importance of overcoming limiting beliefs

[14:17] The comparison trap of social media

[17:36] Why Curt even looked into real estate in the first place

[22:36] The world is full of trustworthy and helpful people, so don't be afraid to ask for help


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New Year, New Goals, Same proven asset class! Jason Hartman invites you to celebrate with him another fantastic year of prosperity for all real estate investors practicing some of Hartman’s proven investment techniques. Following the celebration, we must look for the “what next” plan or goal. How do you build your goals? Do you write them down? Do you create realistically achievable goals? 


Key Takeaways:

[1:30] Let’s celebrate our prosperous year of 2020 and look forward to another great one to follow. 

[5:00] The Hartman Stimulus Payment CONTEST

[8:45] Be a self-sufficient person.

[10:00] 80% of Americans do not have goals, and even fewer have written them down. 

[10:40 New Years’ Resolutions are so cliche. 

[12:15] A goal should be just out of reach but not out of sight. 

[15:20] The Winner of the 5-Year Plan Video Contest

[15:40] Winner, Michelle, laid out how she and her family intend to achieve their income property goals. 

[21:20] It’s the kind of person we become just by trying. 

[22:00] SMART Goals

[23:00] Smartsheet from

[26:50] Balance out your portfolio. 


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Jason Hartman discusses the 12 days of Christmas with one caveat: inflation adjustments! First, let us all rediscover the true meaning of Inflation. This year, Inflation for the 12 days of Christmas has some peculiar changes, thanks largely to social distancing. Will we get a second stimulus? If so, how much will it be? Does your investment produce income? If not - it’s probably not an investment. 

Contest TWO Winners: $500 Make a video: Tell us about your real estate and investing goals, health, fitness, etc.

Key Takeaways:

[1:20] Inflation, one of the economic maladies. 

[3:10] What’s the average US home price, not the median home price?

[5:30] What will happen with this second pandemic stimulus?

[9:40] Inflation, Inflation, Inflation! 

[10:00] What’s the difference between Real and Nominal, Price, and Value?

[16:20] For 37 years, PNC has been indexing the 12 days of Christmas. 

[20:00] The Inflation starting with a partridge in a pear tree. 

[25:25] Five golden rings or six geese a-laying? 

[31:50] No inflation on nine ladies dancing; it’s not even available. 

[33:00] Are we all going to end up being germaphobes? 

[38:00] Some Q&A from live viewers.

[39:00] What’s double arbitrage?

[40:30] If it doesn’t produce income, can it be called an investment?


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Jason Hartman asks of you to ponder the Doug Casey quote, the thought of how far the human race would have advanced without government simply staggers the imagination." Where would we be if we weren't held back by the powers that be? Has the median home price risen too fast? How will this correct itself?

Jason Hartman speaks with returning guest, Doug Casey of Casey Research. The often controversial author of many books including, The International Man, is asked about what he expects after this election. Casey shares views on anarchism, the civil, non-violent version, as well as the reasons he intends to leave Aspen, Colorado.

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Key Takeaways:

[3:00] "The thought of how far the human race would have advanced without government simply staggers the imagination." Doug Casey

[5:00] The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen. 

[11:45] The prelude to the investment strength matrix. 

[14:40] Lawrence Yun of NAR says that median home prices are rising much too fast!!!

[18:30] The random lengths weekly report of the lumber business says that framing lumber prices climbed further into record territory. 

[20:45] You've heard it here before, you'll hear it again..more people are migrating from NYC to Florida.

[23:30] Besides the sunshine, reason number one for moving to Florida; no state income tax. 

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[26:30] The "left" has the voice.

[27:00] Aspen, Colorado, is being inundated with wealthy people from NY and California - the perfect time to bail.

[29:30] Casey breaks down the differences between civil war, coup, and a secession movement. 

[32:45] What's the civil side of anarchism?

[35:20] Thoughts on privatized prisons?

[38:00] Let's talk about the election!

[39:00] Is the US facing a veritable cultural revolution, similar to that of China 1966-1976?

[41:00] If you own property in big cities, expect real estate taxes to rise even further. 

[42:30] "The dollar will be like toilet paper."

[50:00] Why Trump or Biden?

[52:15] Nobody wants to see the US break up on his watch.


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Senior Property Correspondent with Live and Invest Overseastalks about global investment opportunities. Lee Harrison works with people that want to live, invest, retire, and do business overseas. Today, he talks with Jason Hartman about opportunities to invest in Mexico, Nicaragua, and Colombia. Together, they discuss the change in buying power with the US dollar compared with the local currencies. 

Key Takeaways:

[1:25] The property doesn’t always have to be a great deal if the currency is a great deal. 

[4:35] Does someone what to invest in a country with political instability?

[10:00] How are the high rises maintained overseas? 

[11:40] Medellin, Colombia: The increase in buying power over the last five years is about 72%.

[14:45] Here, we go to Mexico. If your property is priced in dollars v. pesos, you’re not getting the buying power advantage. 

[17:00] Mazatlan, Mexico 

[20:00] Discussing which countries have changed the most because of the dollar strength.

[21:00] Granada, Nicaragua


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Jason Hartman is joined today by Robert Spencer, author of Rating America's Presidents, An America-First Look at Who Is Best, Who Is Overrated, and Who Was A DisasterThis book is a non-partisan analysis of the US President's performance in office. Jason and Robert discuss sociological changes in the US and harsh rhetoric from either party. Will the US re-elect Trump, if so, will he be the last Republican President?

Key Takeaways:

[1:40] This is not a republican or democratic book; this book is America First! 

[3:00] Are the left "for the people" or for big government? 

[8:00] "With the truth about history, we can reclaim the public discourse." -Spencer

[14:20] If Trump wins reelection, where will the US be in 4 years?

[16:25] Will Trump be the last Republican President?

[20:00] Rating US Presidents, example: Woodrow Wilson. 

[23:00] One of the recipes for being a good US President is…?


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Zoom Virtual Event: October 17th, 2020

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Get Instant access to Jason Hartman’s newest report, you'll learn…

  • The modified square root shaped recovery
  • Understanding the rare economic malady of supply/demand shock
  • Generational PTSD and what it means to you & society
  • The six lifestyle mega-trends that will change the world forever
  • And much much more!

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George Gammon joins Jason Hartman remotely from Saint Barthélemy. What's happening with Japan's debt to GDP ratio, and how can the US compare to this? George talks about the change in the savings rate due to Coronavirus and how it is manipulated. 

George and Jason discuss some ideas that the Fed may not want the common man to understand. As well, is deflation good or bad? Where are interest rates headed, and how can you come up with a prediction for that?

Key Takeaways:

[1:00] Life in St. Barts, low crime rate, yachts, and more. 

[7:45] Jason opens the discussion on Japanonomics.

[8:55] The US deficit just this year will be the same as the total amount of debt accumulated from 1776 to 2000. 

[12:00] George talks on trades surplus.  

[17:00] How did Coronavirus change the US savings rate?

[20:00] How has the savings rate been manipulated based on IRS' estimates.'?

[21:15] What is it that the Fed, or the powers that be, don't want us to know?

[21:29] Is deflation good or bad?

[24:00] Who 'owns' the Fed?

[29:30] In a truly free market, one is always trying to create a product that has more value than the money in your pocket.

[30:30] Where do you think these interest rates are going?

[33:00] George discusses using the Fisher equation to determine interest rates in the future.

[38:00] Is inflation necessary? 

[44:30] Be prepared or you're going to be a victim

[48:55] What is Rebel Capitalist Pro?


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Jason is interviewed from across the sea to discuss market comparisons with the US and the UK. While many market conditions have changed due to COVID-19, some pent up demand was already pushing some changes. Jason explains how some US concepts and trends are to be applied globally, specifically migration out of dense, cyclical markets and into the ‘boring’ linear markets. Real estate investing, when compared to the stock market, has proven a better return on investment globally. 

Key Takeaways:

[2:00] Every market worldwide can be categorized into three groups, linear, cyclical, and hybrid.

[6:20] Was the market change due to pent up demand or COVID-19 conditions?

[8:00] What are the main trends of pandemic investing?

[10:00] Migration is one of the keys to shifting markets currently.

[14:00] Anyone can be successful in property investing. Can that be said about the stock market?


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What are the relations with China looking like for the US and for the rest of the globe? Brendan Ahern of the blog updates Jason Hartman on what he sees with China’s economy. Brendan touches on China’s ability to re-establish trust moving forward and how they might change from being such a largely export dependent country.

Key Takeaways:

[1:30] Where is China now, in regards to reopening?

[3:15] How will China re-establish trust moving forward?

[6:15] How have the trade negotiations changed before and after COVID-19?

[9:45] “Even investing has become politicized”

[13:45] China realized that being very export dependent made them susceptible to downturns.

[20:30] Tourism has stopped, and not just in Hong Kong.


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What is the “dollar milkshake theory”? Brent Johnson joins Jason Hartman to share his ideas and concepts on macroeconomics. Particularly, what’s the strength of the U.S. dollar, and how does it compare to gold and other currencies? Brent also shares his thoughts on modern monetary theory and the possibility of its presence in the future, and potential problems.

Brent Johnson also discusses the broad term currency as it pertains to gold, the U.S. dollar, and many other currencies around the world. Brent shares his views on gold and the role it plays. As well, Brent and Jason discuss what is needed for money to be loaned into existence.

Key Takeaways:

[2:00] Dollar milkshake theory.

[4:00] Discussing MMT Modern Monetary Theory

[5:30] Until a new system is designed, there is no place to go, other than the U.S. dollar.

[9:10] Does MMT work or is a pipe-dream?

[12:35] Let’s talk about gold and the role it plays.

[19:00] Because money is loaned into existence, you need monetary velocity or credit expansion to be taking place. 

[22:00] What about military tensions?

[26:45] How delicate is our economy that corporate giants need bailouts as bad as family-owned restaurants?


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Beware of the 'invisible tax,' inflation. Jason Hartman discusses inflation, poverty, and work-from-home lifestyle and advantages. In these challenging times, what professionals are able to stay optimistic? How are the elites transferring wealth?

In part II of today’s show, Jason interviews Jessica Mah, founder of inDinero. Tune in for pro-tips on loan approval for PPP & EIDL. How can you optimize your time with loan delays, and get ahead of the game? And, don’t forget to prep for the end-game of these loans, will they be forgiven? Follow the rules and we shall see. 

Key Takeaways:

[3:15] There are two types of taxation that we are paying: 1) The tax that we see, income tax, sales tax, etc 2) The inflation tax, which destroys the purchasing power of our money

[7:30] People are being driven into poverty in this quarantine, making it very difficult for some to adjust to the work-from-home lifestyle

[13:30] “Tis the set of the sails, And not the gales, Which tell us the way to go.” -Ella Wheeler Wilcox

[16:00] How are the elites transferring wealth?

[19:30] Jessica Mah, founder of inDinero, helping entrepreneurs run better businesses

[20:50] PPP has run out? Only 6% of all applications have been approved by the SBA and funded. 

[21:15] The SBA is saying the best option is to use the bank you are already with, although Jessica has seen more success getting a loan through smaller regional banks

[23:15] Have you seen success in getting loans with brokers?

[25:30] Every bank is accepting PPP & EIDL applications even though they’re both on hold due to running out of money

[26:45] How can you be successful at getting your slice of the bailout pie?

[18:30] Pro-Tips: Show your work; have an excel spreadsheet that shows how you came to your figures

[30:30] How difficult is the one-page application? 

[31:00] The Magic Question, “What is all of the information you need from me in order for the bank to formally process my loan application and submit it to the SBA?”

[34:00] This loan could be forgiven if properly played out

[38:00] Encouraged to apply for PPP & EIDL, but PPP is the better of the two options for covering big payroll sheets



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Jason Hartman talks with NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman of African Energy Chamber, CEO of Centurion Law Group, and author of the new book Billions At Play: The Future Of African Energy And Doing Deals, about the development that's happening inside Africa. Many outside of Africa view the continent with skepticism, but there's a big shift happening, especially in the banking sector (or lack thereof). Jason and NJ discuss some ways that Africa in general is beating first world countries, as well as how a shift toward property rights could go a long, long way toward more prosperity.

Key Takeaways:

[4:55] Africa may not have first world countries, but it has some infrastructure that's better than countries like the US

[8:13] Africa, unlike the United States, is not banking centric

[11:50] Money transfers have gotten so fast and easy that illiterate grandmothers are doing it

[15:30] What NJ views as the bedrock of a strong society


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Jason Hartman talks with Justin Crabbe, founder and CEO of Jettly, a new app designed to help people find cheaper private flights, focused primarily on empty leg flights and whole plane charters.

Jason and Justin discuss what changes could disrupt the market, pricing for flights currently, and when it actually makes sense to pay for private flights.

Key Takeaways:

[1:51] What's going to change with the private flying business that will make the model work

[5:11] Jettly focuses on empty leg flights and whole plane charters

[8:36] Private jets are flying empty 50-60% of the time, so there's a massive market for empty leg flights

[13:16] What's coming next for the private flight industry?



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Jason Hartman talks with Garrett Sutton, Rich Dad Advisor and author of Loopholes of Real Estate, about some recent Supreme Court decisions that will impact your life in a positive way. No matter what you think about the political division in the court, there are some things on which everyone can agree, and that's the case with these two cases. They also discuss the pros and cons of Series LLCs and the Economic Berlin Wall Jason's been lamenting for years.

Key Takeaways:

[1:59] The Supreme Court unanimously cracked down on excessive civil forfeiture,

[5:48] Why you should actually CARE about the civil forfeiture decision

[8:41] Another unanimous Supreme Court decision that protects trusts

[14:07] California is trying to create an Economic Berlin Wall to avoid a brain drain

[18:20] There's a new development for Series LLCs

[22:47] There's not a lot of case law for Series LLCs, which can make it a sketchy area


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Jason Hartman talks with Howard Jennings, Managing Partner at Stateside APM, about how entities can help foreign real estate investors, as well as how those same foreign investors can save themselves money in creating those entities and avoiding double taxation in certain areas.

Key Takeaways:

[1:55] Do foreign investors need to have entities like an LLC?

[4:49] Some states have higher fees than others, and Canada can even tax you twice

[8:55] Services provided by Stateside APM

[16:21] Nearly every decision in life comes down to instant gratification vs delayed gratification


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Jason Hartman talks with Cynthia Kane, author of How to Communicate Like a Buddhist, as well as Talk To Yourself Like a Buddhist, about how we should be communicating with ourself and with others. Too often we say things hurtful to ourselves and our loved ones which we don't even realize until it's too late. Cynthia explains the elements of right speech that will point us in the right direction, as well as the importance of silence.

Key Takeaways:

[2:33] How does communicating like a Buddhist help you?

[6:22] The importance of "Mindful Listening"

[8:52] How we can use silence in a positive way

[16:26] How do you talk to YOURSELF as a Buddhist?

[20:31] You need to pump yourself up with self talk a little bit

[22:21] The importance of questioning


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Jason Hartman talks with Jennifer Hsieh, VP of Homes and Villas at Marriott International, about how Marriott is working with short-term rental property owners to become a big player. Jennifer explains why she doesn't feel the short-term market is over supplied and whether this is all just a fad.

Key Takeaways:

[1:24] Big players have been entering the short-term rental market for a while

[3:35] How does entering your property into the Marriott branded pool work?

[6:00] The target demographic

[9:44] How do companies like Marriott take care of customers when it comes to short-term rentals?

[12:10] What happens to the short-term rental market when the economy turns


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Jason Hartman talks with John Warrilow, author of Built To Sell, as well as The Automatic Customer, about how to improve your businesses value to the point where you can sell it for top dollar. Personal branding can be great for your business when you start, but can create a rough environment for selling. Listen in as John explains how you can utilize subscription models in today's world to drastically increase your business value.

Key Takeaways:

[1:22] How John started helping companies increase their value

[2:19] How a consulting company John had with blue chip clients and several million dollars in sales was worthless, and how he turned it around

[5:26] The 3 attributes to scale

[9:23] The good and bad of personal branding

[13:06] Don't try to ride your business to the peak and get every last penny before selling, but you want to sell earlier in the game than that

[17:21] How much should you be willing to lose in customer acquisition in order to get that monthly recurring revenue?

[21:37] The 9 subscription models

[24:59] Amazon is a trillion dollar business is because of their subscription models


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Jason Hartman talks with Parag Khanna, author of The Future is Asian and founder of FutureMap, about what's really going on in regards to the trade war and its impact on Asia (which doesn't just mean China). The two discuss the role of technology in killing jobs around the world and Asia's impact on global consumption growth.

Key Takeaways:

[1:29] What is Connectography?

[6:21] The premise of The Future Is Asian

[9:31] Parag can tell you who's going to win a trade war with China

[11:25] Technology is killing jobs a lot faster than trade is

[15:55] Most of the consumption growth is coming from Asia

[19:46] International competition is getting bigger and bigger, making any missteps even costlier

[25:45] Companies are shifting entire operations overseas to take advantage of those markets, but that's not necessarily a bad thing for America


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Jason Hartman talks with Kate Guimbellot, Executive Director at TravelCoin Foundation, about their operations. The TravelCoin Foundation is hoping to disrupt the travel industry by utilizing blockchain technology. They hope to solve issues faced by travelers and companies around the world, as well as having a TCF Hero Project that is dedicated to bring Global Free Internet to the world.

Key Takeaways:

[0:59] What is the TravelCoin Foundation?

[4:29] Things you can actually do with Travel Coin before it's even public

[8:22] Travel Coin is putting 100% of the money coming in from the ICO for their projects

[10:35] Why target the travel industry?


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Jason Hartman talks with David Burkus, author of Friend of a Friend and Associate Professor of Leadership & Innovation at Oral Roberts University, about how to grow your network, develop key connections, the newest renaissance in business structure, new vacation policies, and more.

Key Takeaways:

[2:33] Is there a scientific method to networking?

[5:46] The best thing to do if you're trying to reach a specific contact

[11:49] The experimenting in getting away from the org chart

[16:45] You need to trust your employees and not punish the 99% because 1% couldn't be trusted

[19:13] Are things like unlimited vacation only available to companies with large funding bases?

[21:01] The most surprising thing about creativity


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Jason Hartman talks with Robert Amsterdam, partner at Amsterdam & Partners, about his law career and what Robert sees as some of the biggest issues with the perceptions of America around the world. Robert has worked for many nations during his career, including Turkey and Russia.

The two touch on America's need to get out of other country's business, the US legal system's status as a "4th world", and the changing culture of law throughout Robert's career.

Key Takeaways:

[2:35] Robert's education on the deterioration of ethics

[5:20] Eventually the US needs to let people in other countries decide for themselves how they want to run their country

[7:53] Robert's dealings with Russia

[12:45] Is this just a bunch of unintended consequences?

[16:42] What does it mean that we've criminalized our foreign policy?

[18:37] One immediate move that would help lighten the amount of laws we have in the system

[19:57] The US legal system has made Robert call the US a "4th World"

[23:18] What changes has Robert seen in the legal profession during his career


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Jason Hartman talks to Dr. Eric Pichet, Professor & Director of Specialized Masters Program in Wealth Management & Real Estate Management at KEDGE Business School in France, about real estate around the world, as well as the current view of cryptocurrency by governments across the globe.

The two discuss how there is no global real estate market, but there are similarities in each of them, why the US home market is so much bigger than other nations, how cryptocurrencies are being received in Europe and whether governments and central banks will be moving to crush them in the near future.

Key Takeaways:

[1:48] There's no global real estate market, but we seem to be in about the same place in the cycle of each of the big areas

[5:31] Eric's take on Jason's 3 types of market belief

[6:42] Why Jason thinks the European home market is much slower than the US

[10:17] The series of economic events that led to French citizens being interested in real estate

[12:14] The sentiment about cryptocurrencies in Europe

[16:16] How are cryptocurrencies viewed by governments and central banks?

[19:03] Eric expects the G20 nations to declare Bitcoin as a tool for money laundering and terrorism


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Clients in the sports and entertainment world have the same issues as those in the regular world, but they also have a few extra needs and difficulties. Because of this, you have to go about acquiring their business a little different than normal. Kofi Nartey, National Director of the Compass Sports & Entertainment Division and author of Sellebrity: How to Build a Successful Sports & Entertainment Based Business, talks with Jason Hartman about ways you can break into the industry.

Kofi has some marketing tips that can keep you from spending a ton of money to meet celebrities, as well as some good advice on how to act when you get your meeting.

Key Takeaways:

[1:53] What's different about sports and celebrity clientele needs?

[5:59] How do you convey your ideas to celebrities before you start working with them to convince them you understand their needs?

[9:56] Some ways to test the marketing waters of working with the elite without bankrupting yourself

[12:00] How to stand out when you get a chance to meet with potential celebrity clients




"You cannot be awestruck. Part of servicing sports & entertainment clientele is that you have to be a safe haven for them"

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Jason Hartman talks with Founder, CEO, and Chairman of ThirdHome, Wade Shealy. The two discuss how people with vacation homes can loan out their vacation spot while getting access to thousands of properties in desirable areas for as little as $1,000 for a week. So if you're tired of going to the same spot for your vacation year after year, maybe it's time to borrow someone else's for a change.

Key Takeaways:

[2:45] How ThirdHome differs from timeshare business models

[6:10] What you have to do to be eligible for membership into ThirdHome

[10:40] How ThirdHome relationships with other organizations works

[14:00] The cleaning process after guests leave your vacation home

[15:30] Relationships that have been cultivated through ThirdHomes, and some of the membership perks




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Technology can make cheating not feel like cheating but technology itself is morally neutral.

Bruce Weinstein Ph.D. is the President and CEO of The Ethics Guy. He is a contributor to Bloomberg Businessweek Management blog and Fortune Magazine’s Leadership Channel online. He became enamored with Plato’s Republic, especially Plato’s allegory of the cave which led him down the path of philosophy. Today, Bruce helps people determine which qualities they should develop for their careers, companies to test the character of possible employees and employees to align their goals with their company’s mission statement and core values. He is the author of several books including Ethical Intelligence: 5 Principles for Untangling Your Toughest Problems at Work and Beyond and The Good Ones: 10 Crucial Qualities of High Character Employees.

Key Takeaways:

[2:24] Bruce was blown away by how dramatic and entertaining philosophy was when reading Plato’s Republic that he decided to make his career in it.

[6:20] Bruce’s opinion about the business world and whether it is it more or less ethical than 20 or 30 years ago?

[10:41] What are the are two approaches to doing ethics in a person’s life?

[16:00] A CEO told 60 minutes last year, businesses hire for competence but fire for character.

[18:00] Bruce’s new book, Ethical Intelligence includes tips for evaluating a person’s character: during an interview.

[23:59] Do large companies value ethics beyond the legal requirements?

[26:17] Successfully multi-tasking at more than one thing at a time is a technology driven myth.

[33:49] Send Bruce Weinstein an email describing what you believe to be the most important quality of an employee is will receive a free audio book.


Ethical Intelligence: Five Principles for Untangling Your Toughest Problems at Work and Beyond

Direct download: JS_110_Bruce_Weinstein.mp3
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Devora's home is the world. It might sound strange, but that's about as best as you can pin her down over the past 7 years, as she's rarely spent more than 3 months in any one location. Her travels opened her eyes to a market that needed to be served, and led her to create Posh Adventures, which offers unique and stylish travel experiences for solo travelers aged 30-50 (ish).

Jason and Devora got together to discuss some of Devora's tours, some important travel tips, and what it's like to be a woman with no home.

Key Takeaways:

[3:23] The importance of travel health insurance, and Devora's company of choice

[5:45] Why Devora created Posh Adventures

[8:28] How long Devora tends to stay in one place

[9:57] Don't sit around waiting for people to start your traveling journey

[11:32] How to visit places where they don't speak the languages you do

[15:05] Devora's experience on her Cuba tour


Direct download: JS_109_Devora_Reyna.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:31am EDT

Jason Hartman talks with Chris Guillebeau, author, world traveler, and non-conformist. From 2002-2013, Chris made it his mission to visit all 193 countries, and succeeded. His first book, The Art of Non-Conformity, led him to his second book, The $100 Startup. Those books have been translated into more than 20 languages and sold over half a million copies.

Chris joined Jason to talk about his travel adventures, his beliefs on entrepreneurialism, and the power that being geographically independent brings to each individual.

Key Takeaways:

[2:27] How Chris' trip across the US and Canada led to his book The $100 Startup

[5:35] What being geographically independent can mean for you and your lifestyle

[9:20] Why Chris decided he should write about non-conformity

[12:20] Chris' experience between writing his thesis paper compared to blogging

[16:07] What The Happiness of Pursuit means to Chris

[20:16] Chris' advice to any aspiring authors


"The best time to start was last year, but failing that today will do"

Direct download: JS_108_Chris_Guillebeau.mp3
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Jawad Mian is the Founder and Managing Editor of Stray Reflections. He is devoted to the pursuit of truth—in life and markets. As the great poet Muhammad Iqbal wrote in his private journal in 1910, “I wandered in pursuit of my own self; I was the traveler, and I am the destination.”

Over his investing career, Jawad has cultivated the ability to filter out the noise and the nonsense, which is essential to maintaining the presence of mind that allows one to keep sight of the larger picture. Jawad’s writing is prized for its staunch independence, distinct poise, clarity of thought, and courage to push readers outside of the manacles of conventional thinking.

A life-long traveler, Jawad digs deep down into his personal experiences and shares not just insights on the markets and global trends, but excerpts from great literature, the lessons of history as applied to the present, and the eternal wisdom of the great poets, saints, and philosophers.

Jawad and Jason talk about present day economics, potential investing opportunities in Dubai and more.

Key Takeaways:

[1:36] A wide macro view of the economy today

[4:07] Whether the Fed rate hike is a good or bad thing, as well as how monetary policy has impacted the US economy over the past 5 years

[8:37] The real estate market in Dubai

[12:57] Jason's guess on the rental rates in Dubai and if ratios hold up across nations

[15:18] Why QE hasn't failed, even though many people seem to believe it has

[17:14] Is there the possibility of an inflationary future?

[18:57] Addressing whether skyrocketing technological advances are going to create an unemployment problem

Websites Mentioned:

Direct download: JS_107_Jawad_Mian.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:50pm EDT

Reed Goossens is a real esate entrepreneur and founder of RSN Property Group. As a native Australian, Reed moved to the U.S to pursue his career. A qualified structural engineer and project manager, Reed has been involved with large-scale commercial construction and real estate development projects worth over $500 million since 2007; in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the U.S., including the London 2012 Olympic Games. After gaining valuable experience working in the engineering and construction industry, Reed decided to pursue his passion for real estate development and investing by starting RSN Property Group.

Throughout recent years Reed has developed his personal portfolio of solid cashflow investment properties. He believes now is the time to enhance and utilize the power of syndication investing to purchase apartment communities across the U.S. Reed’s commitment to the development of a structured approach to researching, acquiring and managing investments provides the basis for RSN's sound operating system.

Reed and Jason discuss the US market, finding the right deals, how things get done and more.

Key Takeaways:

[2:36] The differences between US and Australian real estate

[5:17] Reed's target properties

[7:18] The markets Reed likes and where he's invested

[9:56] Looking at the costs associated with large multi-family purchases

[13:24] Reed's 4 P's

[16:19] Where you're going to actually find the deals and what kind of talk should make you leery

[19:59] Reed's first deal under contract, how he lost the deal, and how it came back

[23:29] Getting money for your first loan

Websites Mentioned:
Investing In The U.S. - An Aussie's Guide to U.S. Real Estate

Direct download: JS_106_Reed_Goossens.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:48am EDT

No dream is too big to be realized. If you really want to wash the Pope’s feet or bungee jump with Ashton Kutcher, Steve Sims is the guy to call to make it happen. If you can pay for it, you can do it. The Bluefish will customize your next experience or build the perfect itinerary for your next event.


Key Takeaways:

[1:19] We are the Wizard of Oz of experiences

[2:58] Our credibility works in our favor when we need to make a wish come true

[4:42] A stockbroker for a day

[5:52] I was designing an event without really knowing what I was doing

[9:57] Paying well is the best way to open doors

[11:58] We do fixed itinerary group events and customized experiences

[13:31] Examples of our best work

[15:17] Tips for direct access to events you want to attend

[17:10] Password protected parties

[19:15] BLUEcause facilitates celebrity encounters to benefit charities



The Bluefish


Ugly Sims

Direct download: JS_105_Steve_Sims_The_Bluefish_and_BLUEcause.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:18pm EDT

Central Florida is home to one of the biggest family vacation spots in the U.S. Renting single family homes with private swimming pools within one hour of Disney resorts is a lucrative business for foreign real estate investors. The area boasts 62 million visitors just last year. This episode inspects ways to distinguish good deals from bad deals and breaks down the ownership costs of a $210 a night rental.


path of progress,

Key Takeaways:

[1:18] Great values inspired me to invest in Central Florida

[1:47] A common misconception is that everyone makes a fortune in real estate

[3:17] A medium term hold is 5-7 years, a long term is 10-15

[4:22] 62 million visitors went to Central Florida last year

[8:26] You make money on the day you buy the property and not the day you sell

[10:21] How to distinguish a good deal from a bad deal

[12:18] Local expert knowledge, using restaurants as an indicator

[14:02] The term “the bank’s money” means no skin in the game

[18:30] Paying an 8% interest rate without putting any money down

[20:38] Which banks are financing international investors?

[21:39] What’s so good about Florida?

[24:04] A vacation property which generates income while I’m not using it

[26:33] 1600 sq. foot home for $260,000 home it rents for $210 a night

[28:05] Traditional management fees + rental fee + cleaning costs

[33:28] Jason makes a very good point!

[35:21] Jason’s team looks for deals with a 35% annual overall return on investment 



Feltrim Group

Association of International Property Professionals (AIPP)

Direct download: JS_104_Garrett_Kenny_Buying_and_Owning_Property_in_Central_Florida.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:49pm EDT

Laden Jiracek has traveled to 80 countries and is the host of the Travel Wisdom podcast. Laden shares tips to Jason's audience on how they can make friends while traveling solo and why it's important for any new traveler to keep an open mind. Laden also talks a little bit about his podcast and some of his guests who have inspired him. 


Key Takeaways:

[4:15] Laden likes to travel to countries where he doesn't understand the language. 

[6:30] At what point can you say you've officially been to a country? 

[9:55] Who are some of Laden's favorite guests he's had on his podcast?
[12:50] How can people travel the world? What should they do? 

[18:15] There's a lot of single travelers out there, how do they meet locals and make friends? 

[22:15] Couch Surfers and hosts events all over the world that you can attend and meet new people. 


Mentioned In This Episode:

Direct download: JS_103_Laden_Jiracek_Travel_Wisdom_podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:35pm EDT

Carol Margolis is the founder of Smart Women Travelers and Business Travel Success. She is the author of the book entitled Business Travel Success and talks to Jason on some helpful travel apps people can use, great safety tips, and how to get your lost luggage back safely. 


Key Takeaways:

[2:00] Go with a positive attitude. 

[3:45] Carol tells Jason why she love TripIt. 

[7:55] Resit the urge to pack everything. Travel light is the best way to go. 

[9:10] Favorite luggage brand? Carol loves Samsonite and Hartmann. 

[13:35] Have your name on everything, so airport staff can return your items to you.

[15:45] Have a packing list to make sure you're leaving the hotel with everything. 

[16:16] How do you get a good night's sleep at a hotel? 

[19:30] Social media while traveling, good or bad? 


Mentioned In This Episode:

TripIt – Trip Planner

Nozbe – Get Things Done

HotelTonight – Last Minute Deals on Great Hotels 


Direct download: JS_101_Carol_Margolis_Business_Travel_Success.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:42pm EDT

Terence Gillespie fell in love with Chile and was interested in purchasing property there. As a Libertarian, he really liked the concept of Galt's Gulch property development in Chile, but more and more news came out that the property was a 'bum deal'. The property was being vetted by guys like John Cobin and Jeff Berwick, so what happened? Terrance talks on what he found out, jurisdiction issues, and much more on today's show. 


Key Takeaways:

[4:40] John Cobin's books about Chile helped Terance discover Chile. 

[14:10] Little did the three other founders know, Johnson had cut them all out of the deal. 

[25:10] Why is Terance so interested in this? 

[28:20] When property deals like this go wrong, what's the jurisdiction? 

[38:50] There are so many international scam artists out there because no body has jurisdiction on them. 

[48:25] Once you take a title in the name of an entity, you've invited the state in. 


Mentioned In This Episode:

I, Psychopath documentary

Direct download: JS_101.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Jason Hartman invites Sanne Meijboom to the show to talk about her I Like Local business. I Like Local connects tourists and travelers to an individual local of the country they plan to visit. Travelers can now get a local's perspective and tour the country with them for cheap. With the help of I Like Local's website, you can now fish with a fisherman in Sri Lanka, go on fun food tours all over Asia, and more. Join us on today's JetSetter show to find out more about Sanne's website. 


Key Takeaways:

1:05 – I Like Local enables travelers to book tours and activities with real locals. 

3:15 – Sanne talks about how she selects a local. 

6:20 – I Like Local wants to empower local people and encourage them to make some money. 

9:55 – Travelers love I Like Local. The locals have been extraordinary helpful and honest with the them.

12:20 – Many organized tours from big companies don't offer the local experience travelers are looking for. 


Mentioned In This Episode:


Direct download: JS2010020Sanne20Meijboom.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:22pm EDT

Ronnie Screwvala has developed an impressive resume for himself and as been named 78 out of 100 most influential people in the world on Time's 100 list. He has also been named Asia's Most Powerful 25 by Fortune magazine and will be coming out with a new book titled Dream With Your Eyes Open. Ronnie is the founder of UTV Group and has successfully made a name for himself in India as well as world wide. Ronnie sits down with Jason Hartman to talk about what's happening in the entrepreneur sector in India, the movie industry, and much more on today's episode. 


Key Takeaways:

2:15 – When Ronnie started as an entrepreneur 25 years ago, India didn't really encourage entrepreneurship and it unfortunately still doesn't. 

3:25 – It's only when an Indian fails at successfully landing a good job do they move on to being entrepreneurs. 

8:00 – The mobile and internet sectors are fast growing right now and offer extremely huge opportunities for new entrepreneurs. 

12:20 – New generations are looking at producing more products than being just a cheap outsource company. 

14:20 – Ronnie talks about India's movie industry. 

17:05 – Entrepreneurship is not an outing, it's a journey. 

19:20 – Ronnie says that investing in a company really boils down to the entrepreneur running the company more so than the actual business. 


Mentioned In This Episode:


Dream With Your Eyes Open: An Entrepreneurial Journey by Ronnie Screwvala 

Direct download: JS209920Ronnie20Screwvala.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:36pm EDT

Jaime Novoa is today's JetSetter guest and he sits down with our host Jason Hartman to talk about Spain's current economy. Jaime runs a blog called Novobrief and in the blog he talks about what the investment landscape looks like and growing new businesses in the Spain market. In today's episode, Jaime talks about the unemployment rate, why Spain isn't entrepreneur friendly, Spain's current exit tax, and more. 


Key Takeaways:

2:00 – There's a big employment gap between the North and South of Spain. 

4:35 – The Spaniards are used to being taken care of by their parents well into their 30s.  

6:30 – Most young, ambitious Spaniards leave Spain to work in London or other highly-driven countries.

9:30 – Jaime talks about Spain's exit tax and what that means. 

13:40 – If you want to be self-employed, you have to pay a $250 Euro monthly fee even if you don't make profit. 

18:10 – Jaime hopes when young people leave Spain and see the true ambition in other countries that they will want to come back home and make a difference. 


Mentioned In This Episode:

Direct download: JS209820Jaime20Novoa.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:05am EDT

Jason Hartman invites Budget Travel president Elaine Alimonti to the Jet Setter show to talk about some of the top locations to travel to in 2015. Elaine talks about what to do if you're a solo traveler, how today's sharing economy has made it easier than ever before to travel on a budget, and some great travel hacks relating to airfare prices on today's episode. 


Key Takeaways:

2:00 – Price never needs to be impediment to great travel.

6:50 – Budget Travel has a roundup of some of the top places to go to this year.

10:10 – First time solo travels tend to hit English speaking locations first. 

13:20 – Tuesday is the best day to purchase an airfare ticket. 

17:30 – Elaine explains what hidden city ticketing is. 

20:10 – Budget Travel publishes an app called Road Trips, which lists 100 of the best US road trips. 


Mentioned In this Episode:






Road Trip

Direct download: JS209720Elaine20Alimonti.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:29am EDT

Jason welcomes Chris Picciurro on the show to talk about taxes. He is the co-found of Integrated Financial Group as well as a CPA. He specializes in taxes for non-resident and non-US citizens looking to purchase property in the United States and he also has some great advice to give for US citizens looking to purchase overseas. On the show, Jason and Chris break down some of the complicated tax laws that are only applicable to non-residents such as estate taxes, withholding tax, and much, much more. 


Key Takeaways:

3:00 – What are some things foreigners need to consider when purchasing a property? 

8:10 – Foreigners would have to file a 1040nr.

14:30 – As a non-resident you're only allowed to transfer $60,000 worth of assets, but there are ways around this. Chris explains. 

23:15 – Chris explains what a tax treaty is. 

25:10 – In this segment Chris goes into what US citizens need to know when buying property overseas.

28:30 – When US citizens move overseas to work, you get a foreign income exclusion of $100,000. 

31:40 – If your entity made money and you did not take that money out, would you still have to pay taxes? Chris explains.   


Mentioned In This Episode:

Direct download: JS2096.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:30am EDT

Jason Hartman opens with a short introduction for today's Jet Setter show and talks about the bash America movement. He knows that a lot of his guests that come on to the show tend to bash America, yet they still live in the United States. He introduces his Creating Wealth podcast guest, Peter Zeihan, on to the show to give a better contrast as to why the United States is so important to the economy on a global scale and why it really isn't as bad as you might think. 


Key Takeaways:

3:20 – Jason's opinion of the United States has changed over the years.

6:10 – The US is in the center of some fantastic technologies. 

10:30 – Jason thinks American's negative opinions of the US is massively overblown. 

13:40 – There's a couple of great upcoming shows to look out for. 

16:15 – Jason is currently reading Tony Robbins's latest book, Money, and is trying to get him on the show. 

19:20 – Jason introduces Peter to the show. 

22:20 – We have more older workers than we do younger workers right now, which is a first ever in history. 

29:30 – If the US steps back in their trade, everybody worldwide would suffer. 

36:20 – As broken as our social security system is, it's no where near the kind of problems the Japanese and European retirees will be experiencing. 

41:00 – Will the US become an oil exporter? There's three angles to this. 

45:15 – If 1% of the global manufacturers’ market is taken over by 3D printing, then that will result in a 10-15% drop in shipping. 

51:30 – Don't forget to check out Peter's book, The Accidental Superpower. 


Mentioned In This Episode:

Abundance by  Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler. 

The Accidental Superpower: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global 

Disorder by Peter Zeihan

Money: Master the Game by Tony Robbins 

Direct download: JS2095.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:08am EDT

Sichan Siv is an international bestselling author of the book entitled Golden Bones. He has worked closely with George H.W. Bush and is a Cambodian killing fields survivor. He shares his personal and amazing story about how he survived the killing fields and the Khmer Rouge regime, why he got into politics, explains the meaning behind golden bones, and more on today's Jet Setter show. 


Key Takeaways:

3:00 – 13 years after escaping the killing fields, Sichan was in the White House working with George Bush senior. 

5:45 – Sichan was honored to be part of the UN and to be representing the US. 

8:30 – Sichan considers himself very lucky and blessed. 

11:20 – Sichan talks about how wonderful it was to work alongside George H.W. Bush.

13:20 – Sichan was captured by the Khmer Rouge and was almost killed. 

16:30 – Golden State is the most recent book written by Sichan Siv. He talks a little bit about his latest book. 

20:50 – Sichan's favorite historical period was when the founding fathers were discussing what to do with the future of the United States. 

25:00 – The United States is a very unique place and you can not find something similar any where else in the world. 

26:20 – We need to hold our government accountable to keep America beautiful. 


Mentioned In This Episode: 

Golden Bones by Sichan Siv

Golden State bu Sichan Siv 

Direct download: JS9420Sichan20Siv.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:53am EDT

Domingo Silvas is the CEO of EscapeArtist and comes on the show to talk to Jason about his company and offer information and insight on international travel, real estate, and owning businesses off shore.


Key Takeaways:

1:47 – In 2015, a lot of people are becoming more aware of their privacy.

2:40 – EscapeArtist has been in business for 20 years. 

3:09 – A lot of countries are now requiring a five-year plan or a large investment to get a passport. 

4:33 – Panama is one of the easier countries to get into.

6:19 – The EscapeArtist website has good country ambassadors for Chile and Panama. 

8:09 – You can gain residency and citizenships in other countries by using ancestry.

9:47 – The five flags are core business, your residency, your citizenship, where you do your core investments, and your recreation.

15:21 – The Mayan River area by Tulum, Mexico is really up and coming.

17:20 – There are tax advantages of having a business off shore.

20:59 – Right now the Singaporean dollar is really strong so a lot of people are having bank accounts opened in Singapore.

24:37 – Before you decide to just get up and move somewhere, go rent a place, go live there for three or four months, and make sure that you like it.


Mentioned In This Episode: 

Doug Casey, The International Man

Diane Kennedy

Direct download: JS2093.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:51am EDT

Today’s JetSetter Show features Scott Picken of Wealth Migrate as the guest. He and Jason Hartman discuss demographic trends, the importance of transparency and really knowing what’s going on with your own investments and how crowd-funding as a means of investment is changing and developing. 


Key Takeaways

02.13 – Scott Picken gives the back story to how Wealth Migrate came into being.

04.49 – It’s important to look at demographic and societal trends when figuring out different markets.

08.10 – Is direct investing still the only real way to know what’s happening with your investment?

11.51 – Wealth Migrate sets itself apart from other companies through its international links and its professional nature with reliable experts on the ground.

15.30 – The attitude to crowd-funding is changing, and it’s only going to get bigger.

17.57 – You can reach a point where, regardless of your background, you are an equal. 

21.27 – For more information, head to the main website at


Mentioned in this episode

The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

Direct download: JS209220RP_Scott_Picken.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:18pm EDT

Got a non-refundable hotel reservation that you have to cancel? Now, rather than wasting your money on an empty hotel room you can’t use, Roomer Travel has been set up as an online marketplace for exchanging unwanted hotel rooms between buyers and sellers. In today’s Jet Setter Show, Jason Hartman talks to Roomer Travel’s Managing Director about the company’s origins, how it works and what sets it apart from other travel businesses.


Key Takeaways

01.11 – Roomer Travel is a unique marketplace aimed at saving you money in the event of non-refundable cancellations.

05.03 – Having to negotiate a hotel’s cancellation policy can be tricky, but checking is worthwhile.

07.50 – Find out how it works for yourself at

09.42 – Recommend Roomer to a friend, and when they make a booking, both of you get $25 credit.

11.40 – One of Roomer Travel’s great selling points is the ease of access to hotel information.

14.02 – It looks like there are opportunities for Roomer to branch out into wider travel sectors, so watch this space.


Mentioned in this episode

Direct download: JS_91_Richie_Karaburan-Roomer.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:41pm EDT

Today’s Jet Setter Show takes a historical turn as Jason Hartman invites author and travel writer John Man to the show. John’s specialist subject area is the Mongul Empire, including the rise and fall of Genghis Khan and the influence of Marco Polo. He also gives a few tips for adventurous travelers who are keen to explore parts of the world as yet unknown to most outsiders. 


Key Takeaways

02.02 – John Man has researched and written extensively on the topics of the Mongul Empire and then branched out into a more specific work on Marco Polo.

05.00 – Consider your own travel complaints and musings and compare them to what Marco Polo would have endured.

08.37 – We can learn a surprising amount from some of the historical figures that shaped the world.

11.48 – In the West, we have such dismissive views about Genghis Khan, but perhaps that’s just ignorance.

13.29 – Everyone always talks about must-see places, but how does a travel writer’s view differ?

18.15 – The Atlas of the Year 1000 gives modern-day readers a chance to see how the world would have looked over a thousand years ago. 

19.50 – John Man can be contacted on his personal email address at


Mentioned in this episode

Marco Polo: The Journey That Changed The World by John Man

With price comparison websites and travel agencies boasting their efficiency, Jason Hartman takes the chance to talk to the Senior Vice-President of Supplier Relations at, Thomas Spagnola. Together, they talk about what you should do if your flight gets delayed and cheat tricks on how to get the best value for money on your flights, as well as talking on a more general level about how companies such as CheapOair come to be so successful and popular.


Key Takeaways

02.24 – Travel companies such as CheapOair relies on having good relationships with other related firms, the same as any industry does, really.

05.54 – Finding a company that can organize everything you need for an open-jaw journey is a blessing.

07.18 – Tom Spagnola gives his top tips on what to do if your flight is cancelled or delayed.

10.07 – Take advantage of your airline’s update options so that you know the exact status of your flight.

12.45 – Think back: when were you last on a flight with lots of empty seats?

14.23 – Jason Hartman asks the questions on everybody’s lips about gaming the travel system. 

17.14 – For more information about the company featured on today’s show, head to


Mentioned in this episode 

Travel apps available on iTunes, Android etc.

FlightTrack Flight Aware

Air Help

Direct download: JS89_Thomas_Spagnola_Cheapoair.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:09am EDT

Today’s  Jet Setter Show features the ultimate in the world of travel, Chris Guillebeau, who has visited every one of the world’s countries. Together, he and Jason Hartman discuss many of the issues facing those looking at finding alternative sources of income, as well as providing general life tips to achieve the most success and satisfaction from what you do. He also describes some of the personal, real-life stories included in his latest book The Happiness of Pursuit. 


Key Takeaways

01.20 – Chris Guillebeau is one of the rare few who can say they’ve visited every country in the world, but it’s not just about bragging rights.

03.31 – Having just a $100 start-up gives you the chance to branch out, become empowered and find meaningful freedom.

09.04 – Once you’ve figured out what you want to get from life, you can work your projects around that.

11.00 – There are certain questions you need to ask yourself to be sure you’re really getting everything you can out of life.

14.58 – Try not to regret late starts – it’s almost never the first movers who end up most successful. 

17.39 – Chris Guillebeau’s book, The Happiness Pursuit, deals with the undertaking of various challenges, how real people have dealt with them and the effects they’ve had on them.

20.05 – People like having some kind of marker that shows how far they’ve come and how far they’ve got to go. It can help to make the challenge feel even more real. 

21.23 – For more information and to read Chris’s blog, head to


Mentioned in this episode

The $100 Start Up by Chris Guillebeau

The Happiness Pursuit by Chris Guillebeau

The Lean Start Up by Eric Ries

Direct download: JS_88_Chris_Guillebeau.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:42am EDT

Off-shore banking and obtaining dual citizenship are the main topics for discussion on today’s Jet Setter Show with Jason Hartman and Andrew Henderson, the Nomad Capitalist. Together, they consider America’s changing reputation and some possible alternatives for the best places in the world to open an off-shore bank account and even where’s best for obtaining a second passport or dual citizenship. Investors and travelers, take note.


Key Takeaways

01.45 – Off-shore banking opportunities for Americans are so few, and they’re getting fewer still.

03.30 – Bank in the place where you’re treated best. This likely isn’t where you’re living now.

06.15 – We have these impressions about certain countries, but maybe it’s better to have a rethink.

13.04 – Diversification means having some of your eggs outside of the US basket.

18.08 – Remember: just having some money in an off-shore account works as a great stepping stone. 

19.54 – You have a number of options when it comes to getting a second passport; make the most of them.

22.15 – If you choose to obtain a residency, Panama is a great option for Americans.

27.05 – No-one knows what’s going to happen and diversification is the best way to prepare.

29.41 – More information about Andrew Henderson at or for event-specific information, head to 


Mentioned in this episode

Direct download: JS_87_Andrew_Henderson_Offshore_Banking_26_2nd_Passports.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:36am EDT

Richie Karaburun is the managing director for Roomer, a market place for connecting travelers to other travelers who are stuck with nonrefundable hotel rooms. Richie works closely with hotel and travel companies all over the world to help solve critical customer problems. 


Key Takeaways:

4:00 – 81 million hotel rooms in a year have been canceled and have also already been paid for. 

6:10 – There are some hotels that won't refund you if you cancel within 21 days of arrival. 

8:45 – Jason talks about how much he likes HotWire, but even he has trouble finding a room he wants. 

11:10 – The hotels even use Roomer's services as well. 

14:25 – Like Roomer on Facebook to get promotions and if you refer your friends, you get a $25 dollar  credit. 

15:30 – Roomer is working towards making this available for cruises as well. 


Mentioned In This Episode: 

Direct download: JS_86_Richie_Karaburun_Roomer.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:47pm EDT

Nick Giambruno has lived in Europe, worked in the Middle East, and knows the ins and outs of Puerto Rico's tax benefits. This is the second time he's talked to Jason about Puerto Rico and shares some great insight on how Jason's US citizens can take advantage of Puerto Rico's laws. Jason and Nick also talk about Bitcoin and US global income tax on today's show. 


Key Takeaways:

2:40 – You can move your business to Puerto Rico to get great tax benefits. Nick explains how you can do this in this segment. 

9:30 – You don't have to move to Puerto Rico to take advantage of Puerto Rican tax benefits, but if you do, you can receive extra benefits as well.

11:00 – Puerto Rico doesn't want you to just setup an entity on their soil, they want you to employ Puerto Ricans as well.  

13:10 – Virgin Islands verse Puerto Rico? Nick explains the difference and why Puerto Rico is better. 

17:15 – Jason and Nick both love the concept of Bitcoin, but they don't see how it'll work without the support of the central banking system. 

24:00 – Jason talks about the possibilities of making Bitcoin illegal and what that would mean. 

26:30 – Nick does a quick overview of what it means to move to Puerto Rico for those who are interested. 

32:45 – Jason and Nick talk about global income tax. Jason says people think if they have a US passport, they'd get US government protection, but that's simply not true. 

36:22 – Final thoughts? Nick says if you can structure your business to take advantage of Puerto Rican tax benefits, then do it! 


Mentioned In This Episode:

Direct download: JS_85_Nick_Giambruno_Puerto_Rico_BUSINESS_tax_benefits.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:02pm EDT

Julia Herz is the Craft Beer Program Director for the Brewers Association as well as a homebrewer and a certified Cicerone. She is the publisher for, a website that showcases the different craft beers across the US. highlights not only the independent producers, but also breaks down the process and gives a behind-the-scenes look at how each beer is made. Julia explains to Jason the neat things you can find on the website that will make any beer enthusiast's heart soar. 


Key Takeaways:

2:25 – is 4 years old and helps put more independent craft brewers on the map. 

3:50 – Craft beer versus micro brew? Julia explains the difference. 

7:35 – is meant for the beer beginner learning the ropes. It also helps you find new and cool places to check out. 

10:30 – Colorado has a big craft brewery community, but so does the rest of the US like New York, California, and Chicago. 

13:02 – The Great American Beer Festival hosted by the American Homebrewers Association has 49,000 attendees a year. 

15:08 – Julia’s marketing tip is to tap into the enthusiast, get them behind your event, and give them rewards for doing so. 


17:10 – Beer works very well with grilled, roasted, and smoke meats. Citruses also can make a great pairing with beer.  


Mentioned In This Episode:

Direct download:
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:07am EDT

Mike Cobb is the president of ECI Development and has been living as an expat for the past 11 years in Central America with his wife and two daughters. He is currently located in Nicaragua and speaks to Jason about what life is like in Central America along with some interesting real estate movements in Nicaragua, Belize, Costa Rica, and Panama. 


Key Takeaways:

3:00 – If you look at Panama today, it looks like Miami. Due to location, Panama has been doing very well economically.  

8:27 – Property taxes in Central America are incredibly low. With a $150,000 condo, your property taxes are $200 a year. 

10:00 – Minimum wage is $4 a day in Nicaragua and $11 a day in Belize. 

18:20 – People are moving to Latin America for better quality of life and to live this life on less money.

24:40 – Mike says living overseas is probably only right for about 5-10% of the US population. 

28:50 – Everywhere in the world there's corruption, Latin America is no different. 

32:10 – Nicaragua is perceived by many Americans that it's a dangerous place, in reality that's far from the truth, but because Nicaragua has this perception, real estate prices are incredibly low. 



Mentioned In This Episode:

Direct download: JS_83_Mike_Cobb.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:56am EDT

Traveling authors, Louise Lague and Tom Lichty use today’s Jet Setter Show to talk to Jason Hartman about their new book, The Expat Almanac. In both the book and the podcast you’ll find tips, advice and tales to make the transition that little bit easier when dropping everything and either moving to a new country long-term or just staying for a few weeks or months at a time. 


Key Takeaways


02.30 – Unless you have access to unlimited funds, renting both at home and abroad is a luxury you may have to give up.

04.15 – If you can’t or don’t want to go through the process of visa applications, you will have to adhere to each country’s immigration policies, which for many involve a maximum stay of 90 days.

06.03 – If you know the town you’re going to, do some research to make sure you’re staying in safe, desirable neighborhoods. 

07.45 – When looking for more affordable accommodation options, consider looking at websites specializing in house-sitting  opportunities.

11.57 – Even when everything seems to be going wrong, the people you meet can change your fortunes and help you out.

13.12 – Blue Cross medicare insurance is one of the few which offers overseas coverage and specifically refers to coverage in life-threatening events.

16.13 – Find out more information about Louise and Tom’s book, The Expat Almanac on



Mentioned in this episode

Direct download: JS_82_Louise_Lague_and_Tom_Lichty_Expat_Almanac.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:06pm EDT

Jordan Harbinger talks to Jason Hartman about his experiences in North Korea and shares a little bit about what you can and can't get away with. There's a lot of bad press about North Korea and he says that if you really dig a little bit deeper, there isn't much to worry about. He encourages everyone to at least consider taking at tour there and learning for themselves what it really is like to be on another planet. 


Key Takeaways:

4:10 – North Korea is incredibly safe, you won't get kidnapped, and it is actually a very interesting travel experience. 

11:20 – It's about $2,000 to $3,000 total trip cost including plane, hotel, food, and more. 

16:10 – There are certain things that the Koreans just won't let you bring into the country depending on the day.

17:45 – There are very few churches in North Korea and, according to Jordan, they don't really go to church. 

22:00 – When you leave the country, you're left with a lot of thoughts and questions about the North Korean system and the people who live there, which is why it makes for a very interesting place to explore. 


Mentioned In This Episode:

Direct download: JS_81-Jordan_Harbinger-North_Korea.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:13pm EDT

Jason Hartman sits down and talks with Jeff DeGraff, professor for the University of Michigan's Ross Business school and an expert in innovation. He has a new book coming out called, “Making Stone Soup: How to Jumpstart Innovation Teams” and has helped grow world leading corporations such as American Airlines, General Electric, and Coca Cola by using his Competing Values Framework system.


Key Takeaways:

1:30 – There are a lot of challenges in innovation when it comes to a team setting, this is why Jeff wrote his newest book - Making Stone Soup.

4:30 – Innovation is created through conflicting ideas and through that, the development of new hybrid-ideas.

7:10 – Forget the 80/20 rule. Innovation uses the 20/80 rule.

11:40 – Patents are more incremental now than ever before. Is this because 'everything has already been invented'?

14:50 – Millennials have a radically different social view and this is why you're seeing a slight shift in the market and less patenting. A different type of innovation is being created.

18:40 – There are four things that make innovation happen. You need a high quality target, surround yourself with experts, take multiple shots or tries on your goal; fail often, fail fast, and learn; and the final step is to learn from your experiences.

25:00 – Never fix what doesn't work. Work on what does work.

26:40 – Before you start something, you have to stop something you're currently doing because we don't have the capability to do everything. Everything costs something.

28:00 – Remember as you're creating something, you will have to go through different versions. No one is perfect. Do version 1, get feedback, then work on version 2, and so forth.

Mentioned In This Episode:


Jeff DeGraff's boosk - Innovation You, Four Steps to Becoming New and Improved, Leading Innovation,  and Making Stone Soup: How to Jumpstart Innovation Teams.


Good to Great by James C. Collins


Direct download: JS_80_-_Jeff_DeGraff.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:24am EDT

Today’s Jet Setter Show features the founder and editor of Stray Reflections, Jawad Mian, as a guest. He and host Jason Hartman discuss the current and potential state of Dubai and the rest of the United Arab Emirates before moving on to consider some of the biggest consumer investment issues facing today’s society and looking at the future of bitcoin.



Key Takeaways


05.00 – A lot of the developments and changes happening to Dubai are to provide the desired lifestyle for the growing expatriate community there.

08.00 – Each of the Emirates in the UAE has different societal structures which lead to a different overall feeling of the country.

15.00 – Tourism remains one of the largest and most profitable industries in the Middle East.

17.20 – Transportation and particularly transportation of goods or consumer items is one of the biggest draws in oil reserves.

18.30 – In some ways, bit-coin seems attractive as an alternative currency, but the FBI and the IRS’s insistence that it is taxable property definitely alters some people’s view of it.

22.00 – The volatility of bitcoin as a prospective currency makes it particularly unattractive to merchants.

25.30 – The alleged main aim of bitcoin is to have an economy free from the government, but in the event of any incidents occurring, the only way they could get out from it is with government assistance.

27.10 – For more information about investing strategies and themes, head to

Direct download: JS_79_Jawad_D_Mian.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:41pm EDT

Today’s Jet Setter Show talks about the sometimes harsh reality of overseas real estate investment. Host of the Overseas Property Insider Podcast, Taylor White, tells Jason Hartman of some the successes and failures he has experienced, as well as giving out a few tips for those looking into the market. They also talk about society’s general perception of certain countries and compare it with their own thoughts.


Key Takeaways


3.00 – In the real estate world, you can only trust what someone is saying if you know they’ve had these experiences themselves.

4.00 – There are often two options for making money with overseas real estate: rent it out or buy and sell.

6.00 – Decide on how your strategy is going to work and talk to people who can advise you. When advertising your property online, make the best use of websites such as:,,,,

07.50 – This new way of renting removes the reliance on a real estate agent to get things done.

10.25 – Money, marketing and on-the-ground contacts for facilitating can make or break a development project.

13.50 – Taylor White identifies four main categories in real estate: PRE-CONSTRUCTION, DURING CONSTRUCTION, PRE-COMPLETION and KEY READY.

18.00 – Websites such as and are great for helping you ascertain what a property is worth.

20.50 – One of the best strategies if you’re on the ground is to be known among the agents and to work with them.

23.40 – Getting loans or money from these overseas banks is possible and there are options available, but it’s not an easy process.

25.50 – Buying too many apartments and being tied to too many contracts is one of the biggest setbacks to those going into real estate business.

31.30 – As difficult as it can be to obtain a second citizenship, a lot of people are looking into it, just in case.

36.40 – Travellers form their own opinions about the countries they visit; Taylor White sees Brazil as overrated.

38.00 – As a foreigner buying real estate overseas, one of your biggest difficulties might be setting up a bank account. Brazil, for example, does not allow this.

41.00 – There are some places in the world where it’s better not to buy real estate.

Full Transcript:


Direct download: JS_78_Taylor_White.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:35pm EDT

When talking about defining your own travel lifestyle, Mark and Camille Villaflor of 365 Travel Dates make the perfect guests for Jason Hartman’s Jet Setter Show. They’ll discuss the importance of finding real-estate investments, as well as the reality of spending most of your life abroad and how to do it without laying out thousands of dollars on flights. If you haven’t already got the travel bug, these two could well change your life.



Key Takeaways


04.35 – Even listeners with a real scientific or analytical background who question miracles and prayer can appreciate the advancements we’ve had in the last 30 years, and can only imagine where we’ll be and what we’ll know 30 years from now.

05.10 – Putting yourself in a new situation through travel can give you a new sense of cultural perspective.

06.25 – Regardless of your own beliefs, Mark and Camille of 365 Travel Dates believe that if you can be loved, you will spread the love even further yourself.

07.30 – Be flexible with yourself, but try living overseas. If you don’t like one place, move on.

08.45 – Working with real-estate investment – wherever you are in the world – gives you a level of control that you can’t get from the stock-market.

10.00 – By carefully planning your trips and your income, you can make a huge saving on your living expenses.

10.20 – When you’re travelling and you’re short of money, you tend to hit a survivalist mentality where you find a way to fix your situation.

10.58 – If your travels become known through blogs or other platforms, there are ways to get hotels and even flights for free.

12.00 – One of the best travel hacking tips is having a minimum spend deal with a credit card company, and getting travel included in the package.

13.40 – Sometimes we have to go against psychological impulses and decide whether hacking or getting a quick deal gives the greatest overall return.

14.50 – Travelling and following your passion gives you the opportunity to create your own job.

15.30 – 365 Travel Dates is great for pointing you in the right direction to make the most of every aspect of your travel plans.

16.10 – You can upgrade the travel plan to a business level so you can pay around $10,000 in exchange for 100,000 miles.

17.00 – On a level aside from bank assistance, asking for sponsorship or raising money by crowd-funding are both popular and successful options.

19.55 – You can follow Mark and Camille’s travel adventures on @365traveldates on Twitter and Instagram, and

20.00 – As tips for travellers, there’s always a way to achieve what you’re searching for.

Full transcript at:


Direct download: JS_77_Mark_And_Camille_Villaflor.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:22pm EDT

On this episode of Jason Hartman’s Jet Setter Show, he invites Bobby Casey from Global Wealth Protection to talk about alternative investments, asset protection and internationalization. In the interview, Casey brings up both business and personal issues related to your presence in a particular jurisdiction, how trust companies can be used and secured, and how you can really manipulate and control your own assets to get the most out of them 

Find full transcripts and more at  


Key Takeaways


02.33 – Years ago, investing a lot into the stock market seemed more reliable, now it’s more a case of putting all your eggs in one basket. There are some who are firmer believers in investing in real estate and hard assets as well.

04.30 – Back in the 1970s, Doug Casey made a name for himself in his promotion of internationalization, to the point of having multiple passports, bank accounts and investments in multiple jurisdictions.

06.30 – With the US becoming steadily more militarized, it’s becoming more important to be sure of your own investments and situation within different jurisdictions.

08.00 – Internationalization also works as a sort of personal backup – various real estate investments can be unsuccessful and having a back-up in another jurisdiction can be a sensible business strategy. Similarly, at the very least, a second passport gives you another valid travel document.

09.40 – Paraguay remains one of the most popular destinations for US citizens looking to obtain a second passport. That said, with this sort of transaction, there are always fraud risks, so listeners should take particular care.

11.40 – When considering your options for alternative investments and managing your assets, Bobby Casey personally recommends asset-class diversification as well as geo-political diversification.

11.55 – Be wary of likely “investments” where you don’t receive any income – this is not an investment; this is a speculation. If you are going to actively invest money into speculations, work on a figure closer to 5% than to 50%.

13.25 – Trust companies can be used for a number of different purposes, because it’s basically the act of setting up a structure to manage your wealth. The most common usage is to assist beneficiaries, usually the trust-holder’s children, but they can also help with litigation risks because often the money is no longer seen to be in your ownership.

15.40 – Again, risks can be associated with the management of trusts if a case does come to court, and there’s a chance of being accused of contempt of court. As a settler, never name yourself as protector of the trust.

17.35 – The number one most important aspect is only doing business with people you trust.

18.40 – One of the positives of having your assets in farmland or property is that these are not easy to liquidate, and discrepancies will be noticed.

20.00 – The amount you get back and the time you wait until you get the money back depends on the projects you work on and invest in – ie. timber farms are a great way to compound your wealth, but it can be a lengthy process. With many timber farms, you’re splitting the profit over time with the management team working on the site.

22.50 – Even if you have the usual management, political or business risks, with investments and assets like timber farms or real estate, you do still have your stake in the property.

24.00 – Mango farms or other fruit farms can also be a fairly reliable investment due to the longevity of the tree’s production itself, so your investment is long-term.

25.20 – More information can be found at or by emailing Bobby Casey directly at

Direct download: The_JetSetter_Show_Bobby_Casey.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:28am EDT

From concept and sourcing to designing one-of-a-kind experiential programs and inspired adventures ... even arranging exclusive entries and access, Seemless Plans create the ultimate travel experience. One that you'll remember for all of the right reasons. And, we manage every detail until you return.


You depart with an individually tailored travel package that includes everything from local culture, etiquette and tipping guidelines to currency and customs allowances to emergency contact numbers, bank and ATM locations, transfer and taxi fees … even the time it takes to get from point A to B, when it matters. You arrive at your destination with the confidence that comes with a Seamless Plan. In this Jetsetter episode, Jason talks with chief planner Kim Jacobson who can help arrange your next trip, wether it be business or vacation. Visit

Direct download: JS_75_-_Hassle_Free_Travel_with_Kim_Jacobson.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:06pm EDT

Nick Snelling is an author on Spain, a Spanish real estate journalist, and an SEO copywriter. He joins the podcast to discuss how people can buy Spanish property and what it's like to live in Spain. Snelling also goes in-depth on the Gandia area. 


The topic then shifts to how people can use the Internet to make an income and turbo charge their business while living anywhere. Snelling gives his tips for better internet copywriting.

Nick Snelling is a journalist and author of six books and, currently, lives permanently in Spain with his family.

During his time in Spain, he has worked within the real estate industry, whilst also undertaking investigative journalism on a wide range of matters concerning Spain. This has included tackling subjects as diverse as: corruption, the economy, divorce and domestic violence, drugs, the Spanish property crash, immigration and even the Spanish culture of brothel use! These articles have been published in various magazines.

Find out more about Nick Snelling at


Visit Snelling's businesses at or


Direct download: JS_74_-_Exploring_Spain_with_Nick_Snelling.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:29pm EDT

Within seven long years after college, William Lee switched careers three times, wiped his slate clean, and took massive pay cuts all in the pursuit of a lifestyle which at the time, was only a dream. 


He had had three immediate goals:

1) be my own boss

2) work from home

3) be a stay at home dad (I'm still childless)


There was a fourth goal which he shared with others but did not believe in it at the time. That goal was to live in different countries weeks to months at a time. 


In 2007, he launched an online ecommerce business that sold nutritional products. This was his fourth startup and this time, he had too much pride to fail again. Facing 10k in debt just 2 months into the launch, he secured a loan from my parents and had the fire on his rear end grow even hotter. That's when things clicked and he matured from delinquent wannabe entrepreneur to growing small business owner. 


It's been several years since taking that first step with a one way ticket to Vancouver, BC. William spent time in many places around the US and abroad and completed a 14 month trip in Costa Rica. Today, he is heading to Bali, Indonesia and plans to continue his way around the world, sharing what he had learned and giving to others a different way to look at life. 




Direct download: JS_73_-_Traveling_for_financial_freedom_with_William_Lee.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:32pm EDT

Libby Tucker is the CEO & Founder at Beer2Buds and Chief Global Entrepreneur at LiveWorkAnywhere. She gives us a glimpse into life as a digital nomad. Her tips include how to better use a US phone overseas for calling, texting, and charging. 


Tucker also discusses how entrepreneurs can grow their start-ups customer base and hire better contractors and freelancers. She then talks about how  her business Beer2Buds works.


Find out more about Libby Tucker at or


Visit Beer2Buds at

Direct download: JS_72_-_Work_From_Anywhere_with_Libby_Tucker.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Norman Viss and Carol Van Dyken are the founders of the Expat Everyday Support Center, which helps expats connect to their worlds. 


Viss tells us the stories about how he coped as a young man working in isolated villages in the Nigerian savannah. He and Van Dyken then discuss what it has been like to live far from family, culture, traditions and lifestyle and the implications international living has on marriage and children.


Norman Viss holds B.A. and Master’s degrees, with majors in cross-cultural and urban studies and theology. He has many years of broad international experience working with people from a wide variety of cultures, including a 10 year span of living in Nigeria, West Africa, and 22 years in the Netherlands. Currently he lives in the Philadelphia, USA. In 2009 he completed the Certified Professional Coach Program at the International Coach Academy and is accredited by the International Coach Federation as Associate Certified Coach (ACC).


With a background in Human Resources (B.A. Human Resources and Business), Carol Van Dyken currently works on the development team of an international non-profit organization and has been trained and led seminars on interpersonal relationships through IT Partners. Things I like to think about:


Visit the Expat Everyday Support Center at

Direct download: JS_71_-_Expat_Coaching_with_Norman_Viss.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Jason Hartman interviews Dr. Bob Wright, co-author of Transformed! The Science of Spectacular Living and Beyond Time Management: Business with a Purpose, to talk about the science and positive results in personal transformation and finding purpose. Dr. Wright discusses identifying inner yearnings, becoming more engaged, and becoming more aware of our programming (limitations) and changing them.

He explains the difference between learning and growing and how to transform our lives by rebuilding neuro pathways in the brain. He also defines the three types of happiness – hedonic, engaged and meaningful – and how to create an intimate relationship with our fears in order to transform. Dr. Wright then talks with Jason about finding deeper purpose in business, creating a more meaningful, more fulfilling experience. Listen at:

Dr. Robert Wright is a highly successful entrepreneur, world-class executive coach, and dynamic corporate consultant. An internationally recognized author, Dr. Wright is considered a visionary and cutting-edge thinker, speaker, and program developer in the areas of human potential and human emergence technologies. Called a top executive coach by Crain’s Chicago Business, DrWright specializes in helping corporate leaders and entrepreneurs across the country not
only to build and grow their businesses, but also to thrive with purpose, mission, and robust, high-performing cultures.

After selling his top-ranked managed care and employee assistance firm in 1994, Dr. Wright co-founded the Wright Business Institute and Wright in Chicago to help leaders, entrepreneurs, families, individuals, and organizations realize their fullest potential in all areas of life. In his most recent venture, he co-founded and serves as CEO and faculty of the Wright Graduate Institute for the Realization of Human Potential, a graduate school offering masters and doctoral degrees in human development.

Look for Dr. Wright’s work at

Direct download: JS_70_-_Transformed_with_Dr._Bob_Wright.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:19pm EDT

Lief Simon is the co-founder of Live and Invest Overseas, which is one of the world’s leading resources on investment, real estate and retirement overseas. Simon joins the show to discuss residency.


Lief Simon has lived and worked in seven countries on five continents and has traveled to more than 50 countries. His real estate investing experience began nearly 20 years ago with a multi-unit building in Chicago. After selling that building for a total return of more than 1,800 percent in just 30 months, Lief began to diversify internationally.  


In the decades since, Lief has personally bought and sold property in 21 countries. He has managed multi-million-dollar developments, multi-million-dollar property portfolios and more than two dozen rental properties.  


Over the years that Lief has been living overseas, he has also been actively engaged in doing business. He has launched and managed business ventures in 10 countries, including local businesses, web-based businesses and international franchises.  


Lief has spent more than three weeks out of four on the road for the better part of the past two decades, travelling almost constantly in search of the world’s top emerging real estate opportunities. In recent years, Lief has also turned readers on to targeted investments suitable for the individual investor in Mexico, Nicaragua, Romania, Panama, Belize, the Philippines and most recently, Colombia and Brazil.  


He has been quoted in articles on international real estate in Live and Invest Overseas, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, USA Today, and Outdoor Magazine.


Visit Live and Invest Overseas at

Direct download: JS_69_-_Establishing_Residency_with_Lief_Simon.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:12pm EDT

Vincenzo Villamena has extensive experience in both tax preparation and advising clients in accounting and financial transactions. He has “Big 4” audit and corporate accounting experience during his time with PricewaterhouseCoopers, involved in Fortune 100 audit engagements and M&A transactions, giving him the knowledge to perform analysis in valuation, corporate finance, and technical accounting issues. More recently, Vincenzo has served as partner in 4 Corners Inc., focusing on individuals and businesses for accounting and tax preparation matters as well as advising high net worth individuals in private equity investing.

He has both a Masters of Accounting and Bachelors of Business Administration with distinction from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M Ross School of Business.

Direct download: JS_68_-_Online_Taxman_with_Vincenzo_Villamena.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:24pm EDT

Nick Giambruno is a Senior Editor at Casey Research. He joins the show to tell us about Puerto Rico's new tax advantages.


Giambruno discusses, in detail, the good places to live in Puerto Rico and how easy it is to buy, sell and own real estate in Puerto Rico. 


Giambruno then defines the basics of internationalization and discusses the investment opportunities in Cypress. 


Nick is Doug Casey’s globetrotting protégé and has a long-held passion for internationalization. He has lived in Europe and worked in the Middle East, most recently in Beirut and Dubai, where he covered regional banks and other companies for an investment bank.  


He is a published author focusing on international diversification strategies that help people reduce their dependence on any one country. This is a strategy that Doug Casey helped pioneer and makes it very difficult for any government to control one’s destiny. In short, Nick’s objective is to help people make the most of their personal freedom and financial opportunity around the world.  


Nick is a CFA charterholder and holds a bachelor’s degree in finance, summa cum laude. He is senior editor at Doug Casey’s, where he writes about offshore banking, second passports, surviving an economic collapse, offshore trusts and companies, geopolitics, and crisis investing, among other topics.


Visit Casey Research at



Get Nick Giambruno's special report titled, "Puerto Rico's Stunning New Tax Advantages" by clicking here.


Direct download: JS_67_-_Puerto_Rico_Tax_Advantages_with_Nick_Giambruno.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:07am EDT

James Archer is the Founder & CEO of Liquid Investments. He analyzes emerging market opportunities and depicts what he's seeing in the agricultural investment space. 


Archer's investments strategy focuses on commodities via agricultural plantations in Brazil. He takes a particular affinity toward coconuts.


Archerhas held a number of senior positions in the real estate investment industry since his career began in 1999; from Head of HNW clients at Rainmaker Property Investments in London to Senior Manager at The First Group in Dubai and he has raised several hundred million USDs for private equity projects across the globe. A highly creative and inspiring entrepreneur, with a natural ability to think outside the box, he set up Liquid in 2006 and continues to serve as Chief Executive.

As a growth minded individual, Archer promotes continual learning for all members of the team at Liquid. Archer is constantly analyzing and assessing global business and geopolitics, which is put to good use in aiding private and institutional investors to generate wealth through ethical, alternative and real estate investments. He creates the in-house strategies and builds teamscapable of adding to and implementing his vision.  As a trilingual individual (Portuguese and Spanish as well as his native English), Archer possesses unique qualities to research emerging market opportunities. Archer has worked and travelled throughout the key regions of South America, Europe, and the Middle East. His time is currently split between the Liquid offices in London - UK, Fortaleza - Brazil and Panama City - Panama, and meeting with Institutional and High Net Worth clients in the United States and beyond. Anthony epitomizes the very nature of liquid, allowing no obstacle or challenge to keep it from achieving its desired destination, in Archer 's case, unparalleled success.

Find out more about Liquid Investments at or

Direct download: JS_66_-_Investing_in_Panama_with_James_Archer.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:32pm EDT

In this episode, Jason talks with Latin America expert Lee Harrison on where the hot spots are to visit and live. After spending six years flying with the U.S. Navy, Lee completed a successful 30-year career in the nuclear power industry. Taking advantage of a post-merger early retirement offer, he left the United States in 2001 at age 49 and retired to Cuenca, Ecuador.

Since that time, Lee has enjoyed properties in Ecuador, Nicaragua, Uruguay, Colombia, and the island of Itamaracá, in Brazil. Roving Latin America Correspondent for Live and Invest Overseas, Lee also writes and speaks for a number of publications about living abroad.

Today Lee lives and writes primarily in Uruguay, from his home in the beach resort of Punta del Este. He spends winters at his home in Medellín, Colombia, and a good portion of the year traveling and writing about retirement and investment opportunities throughout Latin America.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:09pm EDT

Lief Simon is the co-founder of Live and Invest Overseas, which is one of the world’s leading resources on investment, real estate and retirement overseas. Simon joins the show to discuss some of the best markets worldwide and how investors can get the best returns in them.


Simon also discusses emerging markets and what countries investors should avoid. 


Visit Live and Invest Overseas at


Lief Simon has lived and worked in seven countries on five continents and has traveled to more than 50 countries. His real estate investing experience began nearly 20 years ago with a multi-unit building in Chicago. After selling that building for a total return of more than 1,800 percent in just 30 months, Lief began to diversify internationally.  


In the decades since, Lief has personally bought and sold property in 21 countries. He has managed multi-million-dollar developments, multi-million-dollar property portfolios and more than two dozen rental properties.  


Over the years that Lief has been living overseas, he has also been actively engaged in doing business. He has launched and managed business ventures in 10 countries, including local businesses, web-based businesses and international franchises.  


Lief has spent more than three weeks out of four on the road for the better part of the past two decades, travelling almost constantly in search of the world’s top emerging real estate opportunities. In recent years, Lief has also turned readers on to targeted investments suitable for the individual investor in Mexico, Nicaragua, Romania, Panama, Belize, the Philippines and most recently, Colombia and Brazil.  


He has been quoted in articles on international real estate in Live and Invest Overseas, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, USA Today, and Outdoor Magazine.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:57am EDT

Shannon Enete is an international resident from San Diego, currently residing in Costa Rica. Her first career of 10 years was spent serving San Diego & Kansas City as a paramedic. Shannon visited over 27 countries by the age of 30. Enete is the author of new release, Becoming an Expat: Costa Rica and Teeth Not Tears: Smiles Through the Rubble. She freelances for the Costa Rican Star, Jaco Journal, International Living, A.M. Costa Rica, Global Living Magazine, Pink Pangea, and the Costa Rican Sun. She is a columnist for Expat Focus and Voz de Guanacaste. In addition to writing, Shannon owns Enete Enterprises, LLC a video and print publication company that specializes in travel guidebooks and the creation of marketing videos for tourism, hospitality, and real estate sectors. 


Her first book was Teeth Not Tears: Smiles Through the Rubble, a biographical narrative that told the stories of two Haitian brothers, whom she met while volunteering in Haiti after the earthquake. "Their outlook on life was so beautiful and pure, I had to share their story with the world," says Enete.


Standout information about Becoming an Expat: Costa Rica

- There are a lot of guide books that generally direct you towards life overseas, but few that break down exactly what you need to do to obtain residency, start a business, use the healthcare, move your pets, enroll your children in school, and so on for a particular country. Becoming an Expat Guidebook Series fills that nees. Each guidebook will be updated every year or two depending on popularity, plus we will post updates between editions at:

- These guidebooks are packed with expat experiences, stories, and tips to help merge the gap between how rules and regulations are written on paper and how they actually play out.

- Also included is which apps are best for expats, which electronics will facilitate easy international living, expansive school lists, handy tax forms, and more.


You can learn more about Shannon and Enete Enterprises at

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:50pm EDT

Originally from Germany Gudrun Kittel-Thong has lived in Hong Kong for over 20 years and is the Founder of the Institute of Psychotherapy & Counselling.  She applies her combined coaching and counselling skills to work with individuals, adolescents and families many of whom with a diverse cultural background.

In coaching Sessions Gudrun works with professional and private individuals who want to gain new and better perspectives in their lives. By supporting her clients to rely and build on their particular strengths they find new achievable goals or clarify their immediate and long-term plans. Gudrun brings to Women in Charge with her Third Culture Kids sessions, teaching expatriate children and families to cope with life abroad.

In this episode, Jason and Gundrun discuss important topics regarding expatriation, such as

  • Being initially overwhelmed with everything new
  • Wanting to take the years abroad to re-evaluate the professional path often changing it altogether but not knowing where to start
  • Stress with children because feeling stressed yourself
  • Self-doubt, low self-esteem when living in an expat- culture that emphasises professional success and money but not creating a home and raising happy children
  • Returning home after many years: Reverse culture shock; having changed in a different way than those who stayed in their home country; reintegration with hesitation; old friendships that survived the years and those that did not; new friendships with people who are different etc.


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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:02pm EDT

Bob Levinstein is the CEO of CruiseCompete and CEO of Compete Ventures. He's also the founder of Levinstein founded NationJob, which was one of the first online job search engines in the 90s. 


Levinstein tells us about Cruise Compete and Resort Compete, and how both sites help travelers find the best vacation packages. He also explains the the most popular consumer trends in cruising. 


Levinstein then discusses how publishers can effectively utilize


Levinstein co-founded in 2003 and continues to serve as its CEO.  


Since that time, registered users have received over 10 million quotes from the site's 300+ travel-agency members. CruiseCompete took top honors in Travel + Leisure Magazine's "Top 60 Best Apps and Websites for Travelers" (September 2012) with an honorable mention. The Wall Street Journal praised CruiseCompete as "Best Cruise Travel Site," The New York Times says, "... independent travel agents compete to offer you the best deal," and follows similar praise from Travel + Leisure, Kiplinger's and The Washington Post. The Street says, "Score luxury cruises at bargain prices."  


Levinstein has been with working with electronic exchange concepts since 1988, when he co-founded National Employment Wire Service Corporation in California. This company became NationJob, Inc., one of the first online job websites in 1995. Clients have included Bechtel, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Boeing Aerospace, Dow Corning, Ford Motor Company, the Mayo Clinic, Michelin, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and many other household names.  


He was the first to implement such now-common employment website features as automatically e-mailing out new jobs to job seekers based on stored search criteria and generating niche employment sites from a master general database. Levinstein served as President and COO of NationJob until April of 2007, and remains a member of its Board of Directors.  


Levinstein holds a BA in Organizational Behavior from Stanford University and has completed two Ironman triathlons.


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Find out more about Compete Ventures at

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:26pm EDT

Dr. Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist at Stanford University and author of, "THE WILLPOWER INSTINCT: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do To Get More of It." 


Dr. McGonigal teaches one of the most popular courses at Stanford University called, “The Science of Willpower.” She has helped hundreds of students achieve their goals through the idea of willpower. She believes stress should be welcomed in people's lives, thus causing greater willpower.


Dr. McGonigal breaks down the science behind why we give in to temptation and how we can find the strength to resist.


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Kelly McGonigal, PhD, is a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University, and a leading expert in the new field of “science-help.” She is passionate about translating cutting-edge research from psychology, neuroscience, and medicine into practical strategies for health, happiness, and personal success.  


Her most recent book, The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It (Penguin 2012), explores the latest research on motivation, temptation, and procrastination, as well as what it takes to transform habits, persevere at challenges, and make a successful change. Her audio series The Neuroscience of Change (Sounds True 2012) weaves the newest findings of science with Eastern contemplative wisdom to give listeners a revolutionary process for personal transformation. She is also the author of Yoga for Pain Relief: Simple Practices to Calm Your Mind and Heal Your Pain (New Harbinger, 2009), which translates recent advances in neuroscience and medicine into mind-body strategies for relieving chronic pain, stress, depression, and anxiety.  


She teaches for a wide range of programs at Stanford University, including the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, the Graduate School of Business, and the School of Medicine’s Health Improvement Program. She has received a number of teaching awards for her undergraduate psychology courses, including Stanford University’s highest teaching honor, the Walter J. Gores award. Her popular public courses through Stanford’s Continuing Studies program—including the Science of Willpower and the Science of Compassion—demonstrate the applications of psychological science to personal health and happiness, as well as organizational success and social change. Through a wide range of conferences, workshops, university-affiliated programs, and consulting, Dr. McGonigal also provides continuing education and training to executives, teachers, healthcare providers, and other professionals.  


Her psychology research (on compassion, mindfulness, and emotion regulation) has been published in The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Motivation and Emotion, The International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, and The Journal of Happiness Studies. From 2005-2012, Dr. McGonigal served as the Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, a peer-reviewed journal of mind-body research, healthcare policy, and clinical practice. A long-time practitioner of yoga and meditation, Dr. McGonigal is a founding member of the Yoga Service Council and serves on the advisory boards of several non-profit organizations bringing yoga and meditation to underserved and at-risk populations, including Yoga Bear (providing yoga in hospitals nationwide and to cancer survivors and their caregivers) and The Art of Yoga Project (brining yoga into juvenile detention facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area).  


Dr. McGonigal’s work has been covered widely by the media, including the CBS Evening News, U.S. News and World Report,, O! The Oprah Magazine, Time magazine, USA Today, and the American Psychological Association’s Monitor on Psychology. She is also a frequent source of expert advice and commentary for media outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times,, Web MD, Time, Fitness, Women’s Health, and more. In 2010, Forbes named her one of the 20 most inspiring women to follow on Twitter. In 2012, she teamed up with the Oprah Winfrey Network and Superbetter Labs to create an online game that would spread the benefits of gratitude to millions of people worldwide.  


Dr. McGonigal received her PhD in psychology from Stanford University, with a concentration in humanistic medicine. She received a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Mass Communication from Boston University.  


She is also passionate about the benefits of physical exercise and has been certified as a group fitness instructor since 2000. In her free time, she continues to teach group fitness classes – because sometimes moving, breathing, and sweating is the best thing you can do to create health, joy, and resilience.

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In this episode, Jason talks with Dr. Cathy Tsang Feign regarding why people expatriate.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:15pm EDT

Will Ashcroft is the CEO of Jumpjet. He joins the show to explain how Jumpjet makes it easy for people to fly privately. Ashcroft believes there are numerous advantages to flying privately. 


Many millionaire's can't justify the cost of operating a private jet, but with Jumpjet, there are reasons for private jets becoming more affordable. Ashcroft walks us through the margins in his industry. 


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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:22pm EDT

Tim "Ringy" Saylor is an Explorer and Historian on the new National Geographic Channel series "Diggers." He joins the show to discuss some of the lost relics of history he found and how people can go about finding hidden treasures during their vacations.


Ringy has an amazing travel background, having traveled for both work and pleasure. He shares his favorite hotspots. 


Find out more about Ringy Saylor and National Geographic's new series "Diggers" at

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:28pm EDT

David Willig is the Founder of American International Sports Management. He's a certified international sports agent for the FIBA (International Basketball Federation). 


Willig believes there are tremendous benefits for athletes to play overseas. Playing overseas provides an alternative "jetsetter" kind of lifestyle to a select few. Willig discusses the level of play varying by country and region.


Willig is also an international business law veteran. He shares some cases he's dealt with respect to international property issues. He also let's us in on his secret to multiple language fluency. 



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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Michael Margrave has a serious hobby that conjures up images of Atlas Shrugged and a seemingly lost form of long distance transportation in America. Michael owns a private rail car and travels frequently with an association of fellow rail car owners called AAPRCO. This group was featured on The Travel Channel's "Tricked Up Trains" Program on Sunday, March 3rd. Michael's railcar has been hooked to the Union Pacific and Canadian Pacific for Cross Continental Rail trips to places untraveled by the automobile. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Jason welcomes back Matthew Montagu-Pollock to the show, and talks more about international investing. Matthew is the president of Global Property Guide.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:35am EDT

Kathleen Peddicord is the Publisher of Live and Invest Overseas and author of, "How to Buy Real Estate Overseas." She explains how a real estate investment overseas can double as a retirement plan and why more people should look into retiring in France.  There are are buying opportunities in “crisis markets.

Surprisingly, Medellin, Colombia, is a good retirement spot, but there are numerous places to avoid. Kathleens discusses how to make retirement possible on a small budget, and the strategies involved for choosing the right property in the right country. She also breaks down how an investor can manage the asset. The most important information Kathleen gives: what every overseas property buyer needs to know about moving money around the world.

Kathleen Peddicord has been researching, writing, speaking, and presenting on the topics of living, retiring, and investing overseas for more than 28 years. Her newest book, "How To Buy Real Estate Overseas," is the culmination of decades of personal experience living and investing around the world. Kathleen has moved children, staff, enterprises, household goods, and pets from the East Coast of the United States first to Waterford, Ireland, then, seven years later, to Paris, France, and, most recently, to Panama City, Panama.  

For more than 23 years, Kathleen was Editor and Publisher of the International Living group. In 2007, she decided to take a break, during which she did two things. First, Kathleen launched a new publishing group, Live and Invest Overseas. Second, in the summer of 2008, Kathleen and her husband, Lief Simon, decided to make a third international move, with their family and Kathleen’s new business, this time to Panama, where they live today with their 13-year-old son and 23-year-old daughter.

Kathleen has traveled to more than 50 countries, invested in real estate in 21, established businesses in 7, and renovated properties in 8. She has appeared often on radio and television detailing opportunities for living and investing around the world and has written innumerable books on the topic, including “How To Retire Overseas,” published by Penguin Books in 2011, and, most recently, “How To Buy Real Estate Overseas,” to be published by Wiley & Sons in April 2013.

Kathleen is the generally recognized Retire Overseas expert by The New York Times, the AARP, Money Magazine, The Economist, and U.S. News & World Reports, for whom she writes regularly.

Visit Kathleen Peddicord's website at Visit Live And Invest Overseas at

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Robert Tuchman is the President of Goviva and Founder and former president of TSE Sports & Entertainment. Tuchman gives us a recap of Tiger Woods at the Masters and some of the business takeaways from his appearance. Tiger’s new slogan with NIKE is “Winning takes care of everything.” Many fans and consumers are angry about this, and Tuchman explains why.

Jason Collins is the first professional athlete in a major sport to come out of the closet. Certain big time sponsors will get behind Collins. Tuchman believes now is the time to market himself. Tuchman previously formed one of the largest sports specific hospitality and event companies in the United States. He discusses his new business, Goviva.

Find out more about Goviva at

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:53am EDT

Rudy Maxa, one of America’s premier consumer travel experts currently hosts the Emmy-award winning “Rudy Maxa’s World” featuring unique travel destinations around the world.

Mr. Maxa is well known as public radio’s “Savvy Traveler” and an award-winning contributing editor with National Geographic Traveler magazine. He is a contributing editor to Delta Air Lines’ SKY magazine and Artful Living, the Twin Cities’ lifestyle magazine. The voice of National Geographic Traveler’s “Walks of a Lifetime” podcasts, he also hosts America’s most widely-syndicated, weekend travel radio show, also called “Rudy Maxa’s World,” that airs on 110+ mostly news/talk stations and XM Radio in North America.

As a writer for Traveler, Mr. Maxa’s articles have earned him two Lowell Thomas Bronze Awards for excellence in travel writing from the Society of American Travel Writers. He has contributed travel articles to GQ, Worth, Forbes, Modern Maturity, USA Today, the Washington Post, Town & Country Travel, the Los Angeles Times as well as, and He’s a frequent guest on national television networks and shows, including CNN, MSNBC, CNBC and “The View.” And he speaks frequently to both public as well as industry groups.

The most recent topics Mr. Maxa has covered include: that is now owned by Google
--A la carte pricing for travel through sites that have you identify yourself before you look for a fare quote so they can "customize" what you see an what you are offered depending on their algorithms

You can learn more about Rudy at

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Relationship expert and best-selling author, Dr. John Gray, joins Jason Hartman to talk about research studies and Dr. Gray’s new work, “Boys to Men.” Dr. Gray talks about how his observations have been backed up by and further explained by brain studies, showing obvious differences between men and women in brain function and hormones that affect health and behavior.


He offers a deeper explanation of these differences based on scientific research showing how activities particular to each gender, diet, and an increased existence of xenoestrogens in our environment play a significant role in hormonal balance and imbalance. Dr. Gray discusses the proper use of supplements and the dangers of pharmaceuticals. This leads into his new work regarding healthy male development and his upcoming new book, Boys to Men, a look at how boys have been affected by today’s culture, showing a higher dropout rate than girls, lower comprehension, and higher instances of boredom and depression.  


The high carbohydrate diet we consume plays a big role in this trend, and he cites inflammation in the brain as one factor in decreased comprehension. He describes activities, diet and supplements that can alleviate inflammation and stress and bring about optimal health in both men and women.


John Gray, Ph.D. is the best-selling relationship author of all time and the most trusted voice in relationships today. He is the author of 17 books, including The New York Times #1 Best-Selling Book of the last decade, MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS. His 17 books have sold over 50 million copies in 50 different languages around the world.


John is a leading internationally recognized expert in the fields of communication and relationships. His unique focus is assisting men and women in understanding, respecting and appreciating their differences. John's advice can be easily used to improve relationships at home and in the workplace.


For more than 35 years, John Gray has conducted public and private seminars for thousands of participants. In his highly acclaimed books, videos and transformational seminars, John entertains and inspires audiences with practical communication techniques. John’s purpose is to create a world where men and women understand, respect, appreciate and ultimately work together.


Summit Entertainment (Lionsgate) has purchased the rights to John Gray’s bestseller “Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus” with the intention of creating a feature film and TV series. Summit has hired Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan to adapt and direct the title into a romantic comedy, with BermanBraun's Lloyd Braun and Gail Berman producing.


John Gray is a popular speaker on the national and international lecture circuit and often appears on television and radio programs to discuss his work. He has made guest appearances on such shows as Oprah, The Dr. Oz Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The CBS Morning Show, Live with Regis, Fox & Friends Weekend, Good Morning New York, Larry King Live, CNN and Company and many others. He has been profiled in major publications across the United States. John Gray lives with his wife and children in Northern California.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:05pm EDT

Jason Hartman is joined by CEO of Clover Asset Management in the Cayman Islands, Eric St-Cyr, to discuss three major topics that will drive the global financial market over the next ten years:  Population growth, Debt and Inflation. Eric shares his views about our aging world and the huge shift that is going to take place with asset shortages, such as food, oil, and housing. He also discusses the world’s debt load and rising inflation, how people should invest in those conditions, and his favorite trade going forward. For more details, listen at:

Eric St-Cyr brings over two decades of management experience in global and offshore financial markets to his role as Founder and President of Clover Asset Management. He founded the firm in 2007 with the goals of offering expertise, Freedom, and Peace of mind to investment clients. He is also a regular contributor to MarketWatch.

Before founding Clover Asset Management, Eric was the General Manager of Guardian Asset Management where he led the management of ten mutual funds. Previous to this he was Senior Vice President at CIBC/ TAL Global Asset Management, one of the largest asset management firms in Canada with assets under management exceeding USD$60 Billion.

Eric also spent a number of years leading TAL’s Cayman Islands office as Managing Director, where he was responsible for the portfolio management and growth of the business.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:27pm EDT

JS 48: How to Save Big On Airfare with Andrea Woroch Consumer Protection & Money-Saving Expert

Andrea Woroch is a nationally-recognized consumer and money-saving expert featured on "Good Morning America," NBC's "Today" and "The Dr. OZ Show." She analyzes the effects that sequestration will have on the Federal Aviation Administration cuts. In turn, these cuts will reshape the ways people travel. She also shares her tips for cheaper and more efficient travel.

Andrea understands how quickly everyday costs add up and that life can get expensive. Her goal is to teach consumers how to live on less without radically changing their lifestyles. From smart spending tips to personal finance and savings advice, Andrea transforms everyday consumers into savvy shoppers.

Andrea has traveled the country as a broadcast and print media source, working with NBC Today ShowGood Morning AmericaFOX & FriendsNew York TimesKiplinger Personal FinanceSmart MoneyCNNMoney and many more.

With a finger on the pulse of American consumerism, Andrea dissects savings trends for the media, encompassing everything from travel and electronics to groceries and coupons.

When not analyzing consumer behavior, Andrea enjoys skiing, travel, outdoor adventure and shopping for shoes. A New York native, Andrea now splits her time between Colorado and California.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

JS 47: Income Property Real Estate Investing in Central America & Belize with Mike Cobb

Jason Hartman just returned from his second real estate scouting trip to Belize and doesn't have much to show for it in terms of cash flowing income properties.  In this episode you'll hear his discussion from the beach in Ambergris Caye, San Pedro, Belize with a developer who is active in four countries in the region.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:51pm EDT

There is a saturation of travel search engines these days that will do everything from find a cheap flight to offering tips and advice on best hotels, restaurants and sights to visit.  So how does one stand out from the rest?  On this episode, Jason Hartman talks with one of Momondo’s partners, Martin Lumbye. Launched in 2006, there were fewer travel search engines, but today, the web is crowded with them. Momondo has very sophisticated search technology, but being based in Denmark posed a challenge to becoming a global brand.

Thanks to the media, they succeeded. As the market became more saturated, Momondo’s leaders came up with a unique, but user-friendly and contemporary approach for travelers to find the best flight comparisons and destinations around the world: a color-coded system to match a traveler’s emotions/mood for travel.  For instance, if traveling with children to a city, you would choose green for a list of family-friendly destinations. If you’re looking for something trendy and vibrant in a city, you would choose hot pink.

Martin Lumbye is a Partner of Momondo, which was launched in Denmark in September 2006. His role at Momondo encompasses: marketing, communications, business development and all commercial arrangements. Momondo has rapidly become one of Scandinavia’s most popular travel meta-search sites. Today it is an international site with a very compelling range of services which enables consumers to quickly search for and book a trip. Services include: flights, car rentals, hotels, travel guides, multi-destination booking and many high-speed rail routes.  

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:03pm EDT

One popular concept today is creating a bucket list of things to do throughout life. Some of the activities may be quite grand and expensive adventures, while others are fun, simple things. This bucket list tends to gain importance in the later years. Jason Hartman is joined by Donald Vaughan, co-author of 500 Things to [...]
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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:40am EDT

Jason Hartman is joined by Yapta President and CEO, James Filsinger to talk about how Yapta is able to save travelers millions of dollars in airfare and James demystifies the automated yield management systems used by airlines to establish pricing.

James explains how the Yapta website works, from finding the best deal on a flight to obtaining a refund or credit voucher if Yapta finds a cheaper flight than a traveler first booked. James’ knowledge of the business sheds light on the complexity of searching for the best airfares. He defines airline change fees, explains why airfare prices fluctuate, and talks about “Guaranteed Airfare Policies.” Yapta recently launched FarelQ, an airfare price tracking solution for companies with large travel volumes.

James has more than 16 years of experience in the travel industry with proven success in CEO, M&A and Business Development roles within global startups and Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining Yapta, James was CEO of, Inc. where he was responsible for orchestrating the sale of the company to TravelClick in November 2011. Earlier in his career, James was CEO and General Manager of Moneydirect, an international joint venture between Sabre Inc. (USA) and Amadeus IT (Spain) that processed over $2.5 billion in travel payment transactions annually. Prior to Moneydirect, he spent more than a decade at Sabre Holdings where he served as VP of New Business Ventures, among other roles within the organization.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:39am EDT

Kevin Wessell is the president of The Hope for Congo Foundation, which is dedicated to the belief that education is the best way to break the cycle of poverty to give children around the world hope for a brighter future. He believes that every child should have the opportunity to have an education. Mr. Wessell has been an advocate for the free enterprise system because, when operated properly, it has proven to be the best system in the world for providing for the needs of the widest segment of the population.

Kevin teaches seminars in the US and Canada on subjects ranging from asset protection to real estate investing, primarily educating attorneys. With the lopsided lawsuit count in the United States compared to other countries of the world, it just makes sense for a US person to erect and maintain a legal fortress to ward off such an attack. By holding assets properly, you can live a comfortable lifestyle, yet, as the lyrics of the Bob Dylan song "Rolling Stone," say, "When you ain't got nothin', you got nothin' to lose."

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:10pm EDT

A discussion about how the international travel is being adversely impacted by the global threat of terrorism. Robert feels the terrorism threat is very real, describing it as an easy way to have your way when you can’t have your way democratically. Robert advises people to travel light because of the long security lines in airports around the world. International terrorism plays a part in Robert’s new novel, which, in essence, describes how easily things can get out of hand and how complex the terrorist factions are around the globe.

Jason and Robert also talk about TSA issues. Robert feels there will be continued body searches and profiling, but that travel will become easier and terrorism less of a threat over time. In conclusion, Robert and Jason discuss Cuba, Burma and North Korea, contrasting the good and evil in some of the most beautiful places. Robert hopes that through books like his people will continue to be curious and seek the beautiful and interesting places in the world.

Born in Hungary, Robert Landori (whose full name is Robert Landori-Hoffmann) was, for most of his professional life, a senior public accountant, mergers and acquisitions specialist, and a trustee in bankruptcy in the Cayman Islands. But behind the facade of the quiet man of numbers lay a life of intrigue and mystery. He traveled widely throughout South America and the Caribbean, where he came into contact with international financiers, notorious con-men, well-known artists, famous entertainers and members of several countries’ intelligence communities.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

The Seychelles are one of the few jurisdictions in the world which continues to maintain its clients’ privacy, despite pressure from the U.S. government. Bobby explains where to start depending on how and why a client wishes to set up an offshore or domestic asset protection plan.

Bobby Casey is the Managing Director for Global Wealth Protection, LLC. He is an entrepreneur, investor, and student of life. He travels the world and visits several countries each year, allowing him to seek new information and opportunities that benefit both him and his clients.

Bobby holds two bachelor’s degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro: a BS in Finance with a minor in Economics and a BS in International Business with a minor in Russian. Additionally, he holds a Masters in Entrepreneurship from MIT. Bobby began his first business at the age of 21 in the consumer services industry. The company was grown organically and through acquisition over the years, and was subsequently sold a few years ago. He has also owned a restaurant and a commercial real estate investment firm.

Bobby says that entrepreneurs and investors are the drivers of the world economy. Wealth creation and preservation is the only way to truly improve the world in which we live.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:11am EDT

The power of the mind is a fascinating thing, a complex circuitry that scientists endlessly explore and attempt to understand. Jason Hartman is joined by Eldon Taylor, host of Provocative Enlightenment and best-selling author of I Believe, for a discussion of beliefs. How are beliefs acquired?  How many are conscious or unconscious?

Eldon describes the brain’s need for stimulation and how the media has systematically desensitized people. He also talks about conditioning and how much science has advanced in the study of the brain.

He gives the example of an MRI study being able to show up to six seconds in advance how someone is going to react to a given situation. Eldon talks about the influence of personality on physical characteristics and conditions. He shares examples of numerous situations where beliefs have had an influence on life, including physical phenomena in multiple personality disorder, eye color changes, and changes at the molecular level.


Eldon Taylor is the host of the popular radio show, Provocative Enlightenment. He’s an award-winning, New York Times best-selling author of more than 300 books and audio and video programs. His most recent works include Choices and Illusions, Mind Programming, What Does That Mean?, and What If?


Eldon is also the inventor of the patented InnerTalk technology and the founder and president of Progressive Awareness Research, Inc. He has been featured as an expert in films, print, television, and radio. He’s been called a “master of the mind” and has appeared as an expert witness on hypnosis.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:18am EDT

How do you choose a country in which to relocate or invest? In Part I of this interview, Gary Scott, publisher of Ecuador Living, urges people to “seek the places they love instead of running away from the places they fear.” By way of global travel and investing, Gary and his wife Merri found Ecuador in the 1990s, when it was still a little known place.

They found phenomenal business opportunities in real estate. The prices in Ecuador were better than anywhere else and included the benefit of spectacular weather year round. Gary shares his global investment experiences leading up to this, beginning in the 1960s with Hong Kong’s emergence in the markets. His goal is and always has been to stay on the leading edge of investments. His primary interest is in real estate, catching the emergence of real estate markets around the world.

Direct download: js-19-GaryScott20Part201.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:27am EDT

The asset protection industry has been growing by leaps and bounds with more and more financial companies recommending moving assets offshore to protect oneself or business from high taxes and lawsuits and a variety of other reasons.

There is a growing number of instruments to choose from to accomplish this and on this episode, Jason Hartman talks with Wayne Kurtz, President and CEO of Karlsberg International Insurance Corporation LTD, regarding a unique strategy to grow and distribute assets tax-free in Belize. Wayne explains how FACTA compliant offshore life insurance works, which ultimately allows clients’ continued ownership of assets inside of a universal life insurance policy.


Wayne also discusses the benefits of offshore protection in Belize, and defines the requirements and disclosures that are necessary to set up a plan. Wayne Kurtz has 24 years of senior level experience in financial services organizations including operations management, marketing/sales, fiscal planning, M&A, P&L management. He has been recognized for articulating vision and direction, turning around poorly performing divisions, guiding joint ventures, and establishing strategic alliances.

Direct download: js-18-WayneKurtz.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:27am EDT

Jason Hartman is joined by Larry Grossman, Managing Director of Sovereign International Pension Services, for a lesson on offshore IRAs and why anyone would want to diversify their assets outside of their own country, particularly the United States. Larry shares the many reasons for this, including concern people have with the direction of our country’s economic future.

He states that IRAs are the most common to take offshore and are least likely to raise red flags with the IRS. Larry defines offshore plans as actually having the assets, the investments and the custody of the assets outside of the United States. He also defines “Custodian,” “custody,” “administrator,” and many other technical terms associated with IRAs and pension plans.

Larry attempts to untangle the complicated web that is often the case with IRAs and pension plans, and talks about options people have for moving their retirement funds offshore, including some of the most popular places that assets are moved to throughout the world. Some of the options are quite interesting, including reforestation projects. Of course, real estate is a leading offshore investment.

Direct download: js-17-LarryGrossman.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:59pm EDT