Jason Hartman uses this Flash Back Friday episode to listen to a past interview with Patrick Donohoe, CEO of Paradigm Life. Paradigm Life is an insurance-based financial services company. Patrick gives us insight into the recent political change and its impact on the US economy. He discusses his experience at Jason’s Meet the Masters of Income Property in California.
Jason Hartman 0:00
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Jason Hartman 1:06
Welcome to the creating wealth Show Episode Number 783. It is an amazing time to be alive. This is your host Jason Hartman and welcome listeners in 164 countries worldwide. My guest today who will be with me through the entire show is Pat Donahoe. He is the CEO of paradigm life. And he has some pretty interesting, unique tools that help real estate investors. And we’re going to talk about that, but first, I just wanted to get a little debrief because he was one of our distinguished speakers at meet the masters of income property. 2017. So I wanted to quickly be brief on that. also talk about the new administration, and this massive tidal wave tsunami sea change that is coming at all of us, which I think is a very good one. I think we’re in for boy, happy are here again? I don’t know, maybe I’m being too optimistic. But
Patrick Donohoe 2:03
Pat, welcome. How are you? I’m great. Jason, I’m great. Yeah, it’s gonna, that happy days happy. I mean that not many people are happy, but there’s certain people that are
Jason Hartman 2:13
there are some disgruntled people, but when they see their paychecks increase, I think they’re gonna get a lot happier. They’re probably not going to give the evil Donald Trump any credit for it because they hate him. But it’s going to happen, you know, the rising tide floats all ships, and lower wage and middle wage people are going to benefit from this massive economic stimulus, which I believe is underway. He’s only been in office a day.
Patrick Donohoe 2:44
So what he was doing, he was doing a lot even before he went into office and look at all the momentum that he created there. So it’s, it’s it’s been a it’s been impressive. Yeah,
Jason Hartman 2:54
it’s, it’s pretty amazing. Well, we’re gonna talk about that and by the way, you are coming to us from beautiful Salt Lake City today. I was actually out there last week visiting you and talking about some business things and so forth and I wanted to just get your take on meet the masters of income property we had that I just got back last night from Irvine, California. You spoke there along with G. Edward Griffin, who’s the author of the creature from Jekyll Island, very famous author and he was awesome. And Garrett Sutton, the author of many best selling books and the rich dad series and outside of the rich dad series with Robert Kiyosaki. We also have Darren Bloomquist with realty Trac and Adam data solutions talk about what to expect in the real estate market and you know, a lot of wonky economists type stuff charts and graphs and and we’re giving those his charts and graphs his slide deck to all of our attendees for meet the Masters we had I think we probably had about 140 people there. And you know, Pat, what do you think of the event?
Patrick Donohoe 3:55
Well, I mean, it was the first time I I had been to a meet the Masters event and I I’ve gone to lots of different different conferences, but I was I was impressed. Jason, you did a great You did a great job. And I think it was was really interesting to see just the diversity of topics and and speakers. And and that’s, you know, with with me and kind of how I look at whether it’s my investment or my business, or the economy I am big on being prepared and looking at what you presented, or at least your speakers presented or was from a data standpoint, what the economy is doing from that outcome objective measurement with the reality track guy, but also multiple markets and how they address certain things going on in their specific market. I mean, it was it was intriguing, it helped kind of confirm a few things for me as far as what I think is going on in the economy. But at the same time, it also brought up some other questions that I had but the people there, the caliber of people was was incredible. I had some fascinating conversations, just in investing, but also with you know, from an economic A philosophic standpoint because God Griffin was there some great conversations as well. So I think that’s, you know, the the 50% of the benefit is really the people you get to meet and network with, and get to know. So
Jason Hartman 5:14
I had a great time. Yeah, you know, there’s so much exchange of ideas that happened. And this was the first time we did breakout sessions. So I got some really good feedback about that, even though it was raining and pouring and storming in Southern California, that’s for sure. Who says it never rains in California, I don’t know.
Patrick Donohoe 5:31
That went for I went from 18 inches of snow to to 18 inches of rain. It seemed like
Jason Hartman 5:36
you know, it must be all that global warming, I guess, you know, always the reason the weather’s changing, but you know, whatever. It was freezing and that’s due to global warming, I guess. You know, that’s the logic. You can make any new logic nowadays, you can make anything up, make anything try to make sense. It’s crazy. So, Pat, you know, Trump has been in office for one day. Literally, yesterday was his first day, his first work day. And already there are companies like Foxconn, I couldn’t believe what I read. Foxconn is the Chinese manufacturer that creates all these Apple products and in China, and they’re giant, by the way, and and they now said that they are considering a $7 billion billion with a B $7 billion factory in the US that would create 50,000 jobs. I don’t think that would have ever happened under probably any other president, even Reagan, who was considered to be very business friendly. And, you know, basically it works like this. If, if the companies want to bring their goods into the US and access the largest consumer market and the largest economy, the human race has ever known. The US economy, the what is it about $18 trillion economy 72% of which is consumption. So it’s not just the size of of our economy, but it’s the massive consumption of you know, the American Americans are consumers, okay, like no other. Right? And, you know, we can argue whether that’s good or bad, but it is the way it is. And, you know, and so, you know, the the toll you have to pay to access it is a tariff. And, you know, philosophically I don’t really, you know, I love free market stuff, but just from a practical purpose when you have the playing field so unlevel, you know, with Chinese workers making nothing compared to American workers, but you know, then again, that affects American workers because it pulls down their wages creates unemployment here or under employment. And, you know, the discouraged workers, which aren’t even counted in the unemployment rolls. So, people this is, you know, got to peel several layers back of this onion. But Pat, like, you know, it’s, it’s, it’s a better deal. Now, the way Foxconn looks at it, and so many of these other companies to just set up a factory in the US, so they don’t have to pay a tariff. Right. And so that’ll bring, I mean, 50,000 jobs in one swoop. You know, there, there have been many other deals that Trump made before he even was president. And like you said, he set this whole backdrop, this whole context for this, you know, what do you think? I mean, what can we expect?
Patrick Donohoe 8:19
Well, I, what I and I try not to speculate a lot. And that’s why I’ve, you know, last year, I started to go through a lot of his books, and get an idea of how he did business because I just came to the conclusion that the way in which he would run a country would be similar to his philosophy of business. And I think he, you know, so far it hasn’t been too much time he stayed true to that. And his his passion is getting deals and he made that very clear in his in his campaign, and looking at what he’s doing right now. I think he is, you know, he’s making the wager to the rest of the world which is, you know, Marion, he said this in his inauguration speech, you know, Americans is first. And so if there are deals out there that is weighted more toward the trading partner, rather than America, he’s going to he’s going to change that. And so, if that’s, you know, the reason Foxconn decided to make that announcement, but I mean, you look at like the, you know, reinstituting some of the negotiations with NAFTA reinstituting. That, and also, you know, the Trans Pacific Partnership in heat that was Those were his first orders of business, which sends a signal to all the trading partners, which is you guys better, you know, do do deals with us, you better do what we say or else you’re going to, you’re going to lose and I think people are I think trade partners are thinking they know he’s serious. And so it’s gonna, it’s gonna be interesting. And I would say, you know, once you give me some feedback there, I would say that there’s always going to be unintended consequences to that. Because you are, you know, removing production and price structure through, you know, how a problem It is created from a country where it’s cheaper, you know, in all thing, you know, all things being considered cheaper than the US, you know, really the terrorists and the taxes they’re gonna have to pay and whatever deal that is negotiated, you know, if it doesn’t come out to a net cost of the same, you know, it may adjust prices on the upward so that even though people have more money in their pocket, they may be paying higher prices. I mean, that’s the rhetoric that I’ve heard. So it’s gonna be interesting to see how the deals actually play out and what the consideration is given, you know, from the United States to this trading partner.
Jason Hartman 10:39
Remember, you’re listening to flashback Friday. Our new episodes are published every Monday and Wednesday. And this may sound like you know, Trump is being a tough guy jerk, right? But that’s only because when you compare it to the terrible deal, that Prior administrations, especially Bill Clinton, but they, every one of them have sold out the American worker. Okay, it’s not just Clinton. I mean, you know, this goes way back. Okay, and everything in between. But Clinton was one of the biggest defenders I believe, you know, they just sold out the American worker. And so now to get things back to like, equilibrium, that’s, that’s all that he’s doing, you know, is getting our like a reasonable deal back and, and not incentivizing these companies to leave American soil. I mean, it’s just been, it’s just been terrible. They take all these jobs with them, they have no loyalty. It’s kind of like in sports, how they, you know, in the old days of sports, and I don’t know much about sports, because I have way too much to do than watch, you know, sports games on TV. But, you know, in the old days, you used to have the home team, right. And the home team was a pretty, you know, solid home team, and you knew who the players were. You’re after You’re and and you know, they change out a little bit. But then when you had free agency begin, there was no such thing as a home team anymore, right? Because all those players moved around all the time. And they just became, you know, you could call them capitalists or you go on prostitutes, whatever, right? They just, they just became looking for the best deal, right? And they had no like allegiance to the hometown anymore, or the home team. And that’s what’s happened with these big multinational corporations. You know, they have no allegiance to the people that made them successful. All these companies that, you know, they got successful selling to the American consumer, but they don’t feel any need to give back and create jobs for American consumers. Right.
Patrick Donohoe 12:43
Well, I think I think you look at you know, whether it’s the Clintons or with President Obama,
Jason Hartman 12:48
they former President Obama,
Patrick Donohoe 12:51
I guess, I should say now, but they I think if you look at him, his you know, the narrative was he was the world. He was the world leader. He wasn’t The just the US lead, I think he looked at himself as a thought leader for the world. But at the same time, that’s that’s it’s, that is not really how I think those healthy relationships are created because the cultures around the world are much different than the culture of the United States. So I think as you know, he would try to pander to people or he would try to be nice or make friends and us in a certain sense, right, he gave up he gave up a lot. And he gave lots of women, we’re still giving a lot of money to the outside the outside world as this kind of sign of charity. I think they, you know, whether it’s a cleanse or whether it’s him, it’s this. Well, we need to give, we are so prosperous, and we have abundance, and we need to give other people but that it never works. And typically we get the raw end of the deal when it comes to and so that’s where I think with Trump, you know, he’s a businessman. He’s not emotional. He’s not trying to be a world leader. And I think, you know, when he was preaching on the campaign trail, he wasn’t just preaching to the American in public, he was sending a signal to the rest of the world. And like I said, I mean, that’s just how I look at it from an information standpoint, looking at what the result is going to be because of some of his initiatives. That is where I’m, I’m just curious, because really those those big changes, where you’re removing, you know, removing jobs from other countries, you’re removing their ability to produce, what’s its gonna, what is it going to do there, plus, we have big trade balances our trade deficits with China and with Mexico, which was Mexico probably, you know, reduced once they renegotiate NAFTA. But you know, looking at, you know, the holders of treasuries, if we start to, you know, mess with China, they could just, you know, keep selling treasuries and who knows what that’s going to do to the bond, you know, to the bond market. So there’s all these, you know, there’s all these derivatives of the actual initiative, and I’m just curious to see how that’s going to go into effect things. It’s all very, very complicated for sure. This is not simple stuff, by any means. And it gets, you know, trade is complicated enough, but then you want to start talking about foreign policy in terms of, you know, war and peace. And that gets incredibly, insanely complicated. But, you know, just to comment on your point, Pat about giving to other countries, a lot of it becomes like, you know, you support someone, and then they become your enemy later. This was true with Osama bin Laden, it was true with Saddam Hussein. And it just it just always seems to happen you all you need to do is wait 15 or 20 years, and then that same group that you supported becomes your enemy because they’ve got your technology, your arms, your money, you know, and it’s just ridiculous. But speaking of giving, you know, and most people probably are going to totally miss this one. But Obama quietly sent 220 $1 million dollars to the Palestinian Authority. Just hours before leaving office. That was a busy day of the leaving office. Yeah, I saw that
Jason Hartman 15:59
it was a business entity. Article And believe me, Business Insider likes Obama and hates Trump. At least the way I read it, because they are extremely critical of Trump. And now I didn’t think they were very critical of Obama at all. So they’re, you know, seemingly very left leaning. But yeah, they said, you know, he’s and, you know, you could call the Palestinian Authority, terrorist organization, you know, one man, but then again, you know, you can say one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter, and I totally get that. This is very complicated stuff, but it’s just important that people know, Obama sent a quarter of a billion dollars to the Palestinian Authority, just a couple hours before he, you know, walked out of the White House. Amazing.
Patrick Donohoe 16:39
Well, it’s gonna be a very new if you look just at the spectrum of how, you know, the presidencies have been running the country, it’s completely it’s gonna be completely opposite. And I, you know, from a Trump standpoint, I think that if, you know people read his books, specifically the art of the deal. They’ll see, the evidence is all there as to why he says what he says, why he’s doing what he’s doing. And really, you know, the intention behind all of his actions. And that’s why, you know, I think that from a business standpoint, you know, he’s, he’s making the right call. But, you know, from my perspective, you know, this was a clean slate, you know, a blank canvas, it’s one thing, but, you know, he’s now dealing with eight years, two terms of policies that he really didn’t support any of, you know, he didn’t store any of those policies. So now he’s, you know, you have unwinding you have, it’s just, it’s gonna be fascinating to see how he deals with it because he understands business. He understands getting the right people around him. And I think he’s do I think he’s doing that. Now. It’s, I don’t know, now it’s looking at the result. What’s the result going to be? Uh, you know what he’s instituting? It’s gonna be it’s gonna be a fascinating fascinating couple years.
Jason Hartman 17:53
This it’s hard for me to say I really support Trump in a lot of ways, but in some ways, I do but you You know that he is such an oddball. He is such a wild card in terms of our history, that we really have to just wait the first hundred days right to see what happens because this is going to be unlike any other presidency. Let’s just hope we get to the chance to see those first hundred days because, you know, Madonna says she wants to blow up the white house now. I hope the Secret Service arrest her for that because, you know, that’s illegal to threaten the President’s life. But these are the tolerant people. Right?
Patrick Donohoe 18:30
Well, it’s interesting, Jason, I, you know, a lot. So last night when I went home, you know, I have a 12 year old, you know, Hannah, but my 12 year old daughter, you know, she starts, you know, we have a very, you know, a very detailed conversation about Trump and, you know, Hannah, she goes to a public public school, but a lot of what the teachers are saying a lot of what the parents are saying is very anti Trump. And so we just had a very frank I’ve had this on a lot of topics with her, but we have a frank conversation about why people feel that way about him now. There’s, there’s things I like about Trump. There’s things They don’t, I didn’t vote for him. I did. And so I looked at, you know, what I talked to her about it was more of how do you how do you analyze a situation? How do you analyze a person? And really, you know, everything was about just these kind of misnomers and these kind of false things that people look at Trump and, you know, come to a conclusion about and then emotionally react and now you have these, you know, in insane protests and marches and gatherings where they don’t really know what they’re doing and why they’re doing it. That makes sense. And I love the student you know, your take on that because there’s there’s been this overwhelming animosity toward toward him.
Jason Hartman 19:40
Yeah, it’s, it’s really amazing. I mean, two of my friends who I had a few friends at the inauguration and and also at the march in Washington, and two of my friends sent me videos, where they walked up to people just turned on their camera in their smartphone walked up to people and videotaped asking them why they They were there. And one guy, they, you know, just by asking the question, he got this very hostile threatening response, like the crowd was going to just kill him. I mean, it was unbelievable to see that. And then the other one, a couple of the people he went up to, they didn’t know they just said they wanted to be part of something basically, that was like the, the overriding theme of these people, they, they really just, you know, they were, they were there for women’s rights, but they didn’t know which rights or what Trump was doing to hurt women. They couldn’t explain it at all. It was shocking. Now listen to in all fairness, some people did know why they were there and they had a reason to be there. And you know, whatever the reason was, they knew it, but a lot of people are just like these lost souls looking for a cause, you know, great point. It’s crazy. It really is. Well, Pat, just sum it all up and let’s move on you know, sum it all up with what what do you think is gonna happen with the economy, the real estate market you know, any Any thoughts?
Patrick Donohoe 20:58
Well, the crystal ball and To me, you know it, I’m just gonna have a crystal ball. But I look at, you know, my thing is I, you know, I look at him from a business standpoint, and I know exactly what he’s trying trying to do. And, and really, I would say it’s for a business person, that’s that the options are very limited. So what he’s doing, I think, right now or the right things I just think he is he’s really creating some momentum up against a lot of resistance. And that resistance is, you know, $20 trillion of deficit. You know, even more of unfunded liabilities plus, you know, a half a half a trillion dollars of overspending per year. So you look at what he’s going up against. That’s what I’m curious to see, as you know, his is it going to make a difference where it’s going to actually get us back on the right track, and there’s just a lot of ground to make up. But I really do think that when people have more money in their pockets, they think differently, they’re more optimistic. They’re more Positive. And so hopefully you know that that helps from a consumer sentiment standpoint. But we really looking at how the other aspects of the economy are going to affect his initiatives. That’s what I it’s a it’s a, it could go so many different so many different directions. But remember Jason, he did say, in a few different audio blips during his campaign that, you know, he was open to, you know, not bankrupting or renegotiating debt or doing something like that, which I think is I think that’s interesting. And I don’t think he says, I don’t think Trump says things without, you know, really understanding the the intention behind it. So I think he has been thinking about what to do with the debts. I’m very curious to see how he you know, how he deals with that when the you know, when the when that comes due. So
Jason Hartman 22:49
it wouldn’t be Wouldn’t it be great if the country could just declare bankruptcy and have a whole reset and start over? Yeah, awesome. Well,
Patrick Donohoe 22:57
I would say is there another way I mean, you can you can train ourselves to oblivion and, you know, keep fusing the Federal Reserve and that monetary policy to do but the other other is just renegotiate, renegotiate, and default. All right, which they’re going to call something different. But when that happens, I mean, it’s going to be that’s going to be an interesting, interesting series of events. But anyway, that’s, that’s kind of what I think is I think he’s on the right track. I think it’s going to be, you know, it’s going to be a good kind of stimulus or, you know, injection of adrenaline and then beginning and hopefully that carries carries through. Yeah, we shall see. We shall see it’s going to be really fascinating to watch this. Well, Pat, tell our listeners a little bit about what you do, and especially how it can be used for real estate investing. I’m a client of yours, Gary Pinkerton, who’s in our venture Alliance, and you also joined our venture Alliance mastermind group recently. You know, it’s been really enlightening to learn from both of you about some really creative techniques that you can use to you know, To increase your financial wealth, protect assets and also, you know, especially use that in a real estate investor context. Well, so looking at what paradigm life life does and we are, you know, we have about 4045 employees 3030 advisors, and we do just financial consultations. And so we’re, we’re insurance based financial advisors, but looking at really one aspect of the business it is working with real estate investors and business owners. Now we’re different because we, you know, we use insurance products, we don’t use Wall Street based products for financial planning, savings, preparing for retirement, etc. And the reason why, you know, it works so well with real estate is because you’re not choosing between doing our program and strategy and investing in real estate. So looking at what initially attracted me to the whole strategy in general was At the time I had property, I had a couple rental properties. And that is the that’s the direction I wanted to go as far as my finances were concerned. And I met a woman who is named her name’s Kim Butler. And she was one of the original rich debt advisors. And she taught me her strategy. She taught me how it worked, and why it’s different than the mainstream. And so today, you know, we, we just teach individuals how to use these products to improve their family to improve their business, and really just replace what they were using a 401k or an IRA or some sort of Wall Street based product or strategy to accomplish. But then for the business owner and the real estate investor, really how it works is similar to how most executive executive retirement packages work. And that’s what’s fascinating is that you have these huge corporations, huge, huge bank executives, that you would think are set up for retirement through a 401k and market based events. But they’re not most of their retirement packages are all set up through the exact products that we use that we use, but yet they’re paid for by, you know, essentially their employees and Wall Street kind of creating this, you know, this idea of raising raising capital through stock and offerings and then mutual funds and then packaging those mutual funds around a 401k and Ira mean, you have this whole kind of charade that helps fund these, you know, very rich, luxurious benefit packages of executives. So the more I’ve read and learned about that, the more we’ve incorporated those aspects into our strategy so that, you know, the the mainstream person that is, you know, maybe low six figure income can take advantage of some of the same benefits, which, you know, in my opinion, are on par with any type of projection that a traditional financial planner gives you but in the end, I mean, I’m I I’ve owned several Your properties and I’ve I have a number of others my whole financial plan for me personally for my family’s all business are insurance products and real estate investments so essentially I’m we’re just doing what I what I do what I learned, you know from proven you know proven track records of the past and you know today’s working out really really well. But the same time you know, the market hitting all time highs doesn’t help us because it creates that euphoria that feeling of euphoria on investors, but looking at kind of the, you know, the past and the history of market cycles. It’s you know, once we do correct again, that’s when people will see the especially our clients will see the tremendous value that it has.
Jason Hartman 27:42
Just a reminder, you’re listening to flashback Friday, our new episodes are published every Monday and every Wednesday. Well, that’s the problem with the market hitting all time highs, and most people that are bummed out about that, you know, it’s already happened and a lot of that’s priced into the market and now you’re at a more dangerous point with more risk and more volatility though, you know when when that happens so it’s it’s it’s that double edged sword but when you mention that it doesn’t help you it’s because that’s you know money flows in there because it’s like the the drunk guy who can’t get enough for the gambler who can’t get enough right that they just you know they just look at this speculative it’ll go on forever You know I remember that it was like that the the famous story about john D. Rockefeller right before the Great Depression he knew the market was overvalued when his shoeshine boy was giving them stock tips or something like that. I don’t know I slightly mangled that story. But
Patrick Donohoe 28:48
well tell people it’s how people view the world. I mean, you have you have those that view the world from a rational standpoint, and then from an emotional standpoint, I think you’re looking at when it comes to to money. It’s very short term. And when it’s growing and gaining, you know that right there is such a, it’s a it’s a very short, short lived part of the market cycle. That’s typically what people focus on. And so once it corrects, that’s when usually people will step back and start to rationally analyze what they’re doing and why they’re doing it and what happened. So right now, it’s like people are in that that kind of buzz of earning really good returns and the market is at highs, their balances are growing. And that right there is you know, most people do not make significant changes. At that level, the changes are typically made at the bottom and that’s why, you know, you buy low, sell high, but everybody buys high and sells low. And that’s just the nature of the, you know, an educated emotional investor.
Jason Hartman 29:46
That is the way it always seems to work for the small investor, the institutional goals. You know, the institutional investors don’t necessarily have that because to some extent, they control the markets, right. But they also have just better research and, you know, theoretically a less emotional angle on investing. So, yeah, you know, most people get in at that really frothy stage when they’ve heard lots of stories for the past few years about people making fortunes. And then, you know, the market corrects and they lose. And then they, they hold on down as that that slope goes down. I almost wish I could really show a graph to explain this, but a lot of our listeners have seen it. And as that, as that slope goes down, and they, they keep holding on, they keep holding on and they think, oh, it’ll change it’ll come back. And then they finally sell at a low point in the trough, because they just can’t hold on any longer. And they you know, they need access to whatever capital is leftover. And the nice thing about income property, is that because it’s multi dimensional, you can keep adjusting your strategy. That’s one of the things we talked about it over the weekend. But can you share just as as we wrap it up here, you know, any quick example that you want to give before you go on how this works, you know, maybe a little more mechanically.
Patrick Donohoe 31:06
Sure. Yeah, and obviously visuals always help here but I but I think you said you’re gonna put some links in the in the show notes because we we have a lot of our education is free it’s online you can you know learn about it without you know really any any obligation but you know, from a mechanical standpoint and I’ll look at it from a real estate perspective. So what I and I’ll just use me as as an example. So, you know, each year, I have 2020 policies, just because you know, of how you fund them and some of the IRS restrictions because there’s a tax benefit to having them. But as I do that, every single year, it typically is a function of my income, so a percentage of my income, and then I you know, reserve a certain amount for, you know, rainy day for overhead for the business, and then the differential between what I have and that reserve amount that goes into kind of my Opportunity Fund, and I hope that them all inside of the equity of these insurance policies. So in these inside the insurance policies, the you know, the the money is private, it grows tax free. It’s not it’s not correlated to the market. And then looking at the biggest benefit, my opinion is the fact that the insurance company gives you a line of credit against it. So what I do is I essentially, you know, look for opportunities, and I’ve participated in a lot of syndications. Recently, I purchased some of your properties. So how that goes down is I’ll basically take a loan from one of these policies or across a couple of the policies, and I’ll go and acquire a piece of real estate or put money into an investment. And then as those investments pay out, as opposed to depositing that money in a bank account, I’ll take it and then I’ll pay back the the loan that I took out against it. So it helps kind of with the you know, the The the expenses associated with with the return so it helps from a tax standpoint, but also the entire balance of whatever I put into this piece of property through that loan. That whole balance is still in my that equity or cash and earning a tax free tax free return. So essentially My money is able to do two jobs at the same time. But in the mechanics of it all what helps me is it keeps me It keeps me disciplined, okay, it keeps me disciplined to keep putting money aside every single year. And it also keeps me disciplined to make sure that I make the right investment I do the proper due diligence because if I take a loan to acquire this investment or acquire this property, hey, that loan, even if the property or the investment goes defunct, I’m still on the hook to pay back this this loan. So it helps me really assess the property differently. And then when I do receive any type of return, as opposed to you know, buying a gamble vacation or buying a car or you’re doing something consumptive which I’m not saying is bad. But as it pertains to the actual investment, it keeps me disciplined to take those returns and pay down this line of credit, which I can then take out again and use to acquire other investments. But again, it gives gives me some order and structure as to how I manage my my finances. Does that make sense?
Jason Hartman 34:22
Yeah. And you know, that’s an interesting thing you point out, it’s the very worst, and you know, it’s much better than this. But like, at the very least, at the very worst case scenario, the one thing that is really great about income property as an investment, and as you were comparing it to yours, it’s that’s also true with yours. It’s a forced savings program, because it you know, it’s not really very easy to access the cash in your real estate, the equity in your real estate. I mean, you can certainly refinance during the crazy boom time before there was a bust. They were giving out ATM cards, basically. on Home Equity, and I thought, oh my god, we’re definitely at a peak here. You know, when that kind of stuff happens, and that product made, by the way, still be out there, but it’s really just against a pre established home equity line. But you know, it’s in people don’t think of it as available capital, really, a lot of people don’t. So it’s nice because it’s sort of tucked away. And you know, that that is a good wholesome discipline, at the very least, and, you know, there’s so many things that are so much better about it, but I just wanted to point that out. So I like that comparison.
Patrick Donohoe 35:30
That’s good. Well, it helps. It’s like a it’s the irrational barrier, right? So it’s, you, you have to actually do quite a bit and wait, which you know, that time helps you rationalize the decision. And typically, you know, if you do have him immediacy of access, your irrational side of things could grab that without really thinking through it and make the wrong decision.
Jason Hartman 35:53
Right. Absolutely. And that’s what happens to all the stock traders and the gamblers and all of that stuff. So Good, good point, Pat. give out your website.
Patrick Donohoe 36:02
It’s so websites paradigm life.net pa ra di GM Li fi.net. And on there we have, you know, our learning portals which are free to access. So they’re pretty easy to find through through the website. And just to make it a little easier, I’ll I’ll pronounce it. It’s para,
Jason Hartman 36:22
para para para dadgum life dotnet. That’s not a.com that’s a dotnet. So, Pat, thank you for sharing the parodic him with us. And we’ll have you back on the show as things evolve in the economy. And I look forward to hearing more and I guess I will see you in Las Vegas in March at our next venture Alliance mastermind meeting. Oh gosh, there’s so much to do in Vegas. It’s really hard. We always do a couple fun activities. And on this one we are really struggling with, you know which one to pick. There’s so much to do here. I look forward to seeing you in March. Okay,
Patrick Donohoe 36:59
now stay with me. Jason, thanks for having me on and I look forward to venture lines and March.
Jason Hartman 37:04
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