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Real Estate Investing with Coach Carson

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Chad "Coach" Carson shares practical advice about using real estate to retire early (aka achieve financial independence) and do more of what matters. You'll hear in-depth episodes with tips from Chad plus interviews with other real estate investors at various levels of their financial independence j… read more

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February 22nd, 2024


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#332: How to Analyze a Single Family House Rental Property

February 26th, 2024


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🎙️ Episode #332 - Ready to dive into the nitty-gritty of single-family rental property analysis? Coach Carson …

#331: David Greene was laughed at for doing this - until he became a Millionaire

February 19th, 2024


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#330: Should I Sell or Keep my Rental Property?

February 12th, 2024


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🎙️ Episode #330 - Coach and Erion share insights on recognizing opportune moments to sell, such as peak …

#329: Buy Rental Properties Here For Max Cash Flow and Growth

February 5th, 2024


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🎙️ Episode 329 – Stuck in a market where real estate feels like a cash flow dead-end? Don't get stuck again. …

#328: How I'd Buy My Next Rental if I Only Had $50,000

January 29th, 2024


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🎙️ Episode 328 – Limited cash? Here are …

#327: How to Choose Your Perfect Real Estate Strategy

January 22nd, 2024


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🎙️ Episode 327 – Dave from BiggerPockets shows the blueprint to tailoring your real estate strategy. Whether …

#326b: Should you refinance your property to pay for a down payment on another property? - John Schaub

January 19th, 2024


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🎙️ Episode 326b – Learn the risks, benefits, and why John Schaub advises against refinancing personal …

#326: Old School Rental Cash Flow Tricks That Work in 2024 - John Schaub

January 15th, 2024


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🎙️ Episode 326 – Unlock John Schaub's 50 year strategies for conquering high-interest rates, navigating …

#325: Real Estate Investing in 2024: How to Prepare Avoid Trouble

January 8th, 2024


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🎙️ Episode 325 – Learn what's in store for the 2024 real estate market and how you can adapt as a real estate …

#324: 4 Underrated Ways to Find Off-Market Property Deals in 2024

January 1st, 2024







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#323: My Annual Review - A Look Back at 2023 Ahead to 2024

December 25th, 2023


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Episode #323 - For this final episode of the year, I'm going behind the scenes to share …

#322: How a 28-Year Old Quit His Job in 3 Years Using Passionate Income

December 18th, 2023


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Episode #322 - You don't have to wait years to achieve freedom or quit your job. Learn …

#321: Don't Wait For a 30% Crash to Buy Real Estate!

December 11th, 2023


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Episode #321 - Join Michael Zuber and me as we champion a proactive strategy in the …

#320: Who Wants to Be a Billionaire? (Not Me!)

December 4th, 2023


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Episode #320 - Being a billionaire in money takes more effort than I'm willing to put …

#319: How to Finish the Wealth Building Game (And Avoid Falling Backwards)

November 27th, 2023


Episode #319 - Brace yourself for the thrilling leap into the ender phase – where the magic happens! This is where you'll prioritize financial …

#318b: Is Raising Private Money the Secret to Real Estate Wealth- with Michael Zuber

November 24th, 2023


Episode #318b - Private money, sourced from individuals rather than traditional banks, proves to be a versatile and robust financing solution, ideal …

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November 24th, 2023


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#318: Arete: Ancient Wisdom For the Modern Entrepreneur

November 20th, 2023


Episode #318 - Unlock the essence of heroism and its significance in both life and real estate investing. Join me as we delve into the inspiring insights of Brian Johnson, a figure whose wisdom has influenced me for two …

#317b: Why Real Estate Investors Never Get Started - with Michael Zuber

November 17th, 2023


Episode #317b - Discover how small steps, the right mindset, and managing fear can transform you into a confident investor. Get inspired to take that leap towards financial freedom.



#317: Rental Property Analysis 2.0 - How to Adapt to High-Interest Rates

November 13th, 2023


Episode #317 - Despite high 8% interest rates, you can still invest in cash flowing properties. Learn from today's guest, Erion Shehaj, about how to evaluate properties in today's market and avoid the WORST strategy you …

#316b: Low Risk, Low Money Down Techniques for Today's Market - With Michael Zuber

November 10th, 2023


Episode #316b - I'll show you 2 often-overlooked techniques have been my secret to low-risk, low-money-down real estate success for over 2 decades.



#316: How to Make Rentals Cash Flow With 8% Mortgages

November 6th, 2023


Episode #316 - Buying a rental with a conventional 8% mortgage is a recipe for negative cashflow. Instead, I'll teach you 4 powerful strategies to …

#315: How to Finance Fixer-Upper Rental Properties (Even With Little Cash)

October 30th, 2023


Episode #315 - Join Matt on an inspiring journey from a beginner's mindset to mastering 203K loans and sidestepping common pitfalls. Learn how to unleash your real estate potential even with limited funds, and …

#314b: What I Really Think About Subject-To Deals - with Michael Zuber

October 27th, 2023


Episode #314b - Unlock the potential of Subject-To Investing – a creative financing strategy that empowers real estate investors in today's high-interest market. Learn the advantages of lower down payments and interest …

#314: How I’d Find a Great Real Estate Deal in 90 Days (in a New Market)

October 23rd, 2023


Episode #314 - If you HAD to buy a good real estate deal in the next 90 days, what would you do? In this interview, investor and author Anson Young …

#313b: This is Why I Like Seller Financing in 2024 - with Michael Zuber

October 20th, 2023


Episode #313b - Having $1000 in my bank and plus straight A's wasn't enough to get started in real estate. So I had to get creative with my financing. We uncover the fundamentals, explore price and term negotiations, …

#313: Our Rental Investing Journey: 8 Years, 10 Properties, Financial Freedom

October 16th, 2023


Episode #313 - Discover Joe's captivating journey from HGTV to Airbnb, where he shares the highs, lows, and priceless lessons that led to his …

#312: The 2023 Real Estate Market Did NOT Crash. Here's What We Can Learn

October 9th, 2023


Episode #312 - Contrary to predictions, the Real Estate Market did NOT crash, and there are invaluable insights to uncover. Learn why Warren Buffet is investing MILLIONS into building new homes despite our "risky …

#311: How One Investor Used Seller Financing to Build Wealth With Real Estate

October 2nd, 2023


Episode #311 - Explore the pivotal 'turning point' deals that transformed Anthony's real estate journey. Delve into the intricacies of owner …

#310: How a Couple With Full Time Jobs Built a $1.1 Million Net Worth Using Rental Houses

September 25th, 2023


Episode #310 - Join us as we dive into the inspiring journey of Matthew and Angel, a couple who skyrocketed their net worth to $1.1 million through …

#309: How to Create $10k Per Month Rental Cash Flow, Starting From Scratch

September 18th, 2023


Episode #309 - Discover two different paths to financial independence through real estate with 2 captivating case studies. Meet Liz and Tom in St. Louis and Tiffany and Darius in the Bay Area. Their unique journeys …

#308 - How to Free Up Time on Rental Properties With Automation Outsourcing

September 11th, 2023


Episode #308 - Unlock more time and profit in your rental property ventures by making strategic hires, understanding the vital role of an asset …

#307: Mastering ADUs for Hidden Cash Flow

September 4th, 2023


Episode #307 - Shawn unravels the world of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) to supercharge his rental income. See how to navigating zoning hurdles to raising funds and project management. Whether you're a seasoned …

#306: Airbnb gave her $100k to build rental house shaped like a flower pot

August 28th, 2023


Episode #306 - What would go well with a flower farm? A giant flower pot-shaped house of course! See how Whitney won $100K from Airbnb to build her …

#305: This is my ideal rental property (size, materials used, buy box)

August 21st, 2023


Episode #305 - Ever wondered what it truly means to buy properties that appreciate, add value, or offer positive cash flow? Join me on a revealing …

#304 - How a Couple Retired to Portugal Using Rental Properties in the US

August 14th, 2023


Episode #304 - Karen and Bob are students of mine who are closer to the traditional retirement age. They demonstrate how it's never too late to get …

#303 - 5 uncommon tips for buying a rental property with little cash

August 7th, 2023


Episode #303 - From the art of househacking to tapping into credit partners, I'll reveal tips I've personally done to grow my rental portfolio. The …

#302 - How a New Investor Built a Duplex Rental From Scratch

July 31st, 2023


Episode #302 -  Dive into Kyle's story from finding the perfect lot to navigating the construction process and revealing the numbers behind constructing his duplex property from the ground up!



#301: How to Pay Off Rental Debt in 5 Years (A Case Study)

July 24th, 2023


Episode #301 - Debt is not a religion, it's a tool. Once you're done using those tools, it's time to put them into the tool box. I'll share powerful …

#300: The Rise of the Small Mighty Real Estate Investor (Book Launch Day!)

July 20th, 2023


Episode #300 - The Small and Mighty Real Estate Investor." Join me and Sean McKay as we redefine the role of small and mighty investors in the real …

#299: From Ordinary to Extraordinary: Transforming an 8-unit Building into a Cashflowing Powerhouse

July 17th, 2023


Episode #299 - Dive deep into Joe's $1.75 million 8-unit apartment purchase! After months of sweat equity, he and his wife transformed it into a gorgeous Airbnb powerhouse, making 2-3 times more money than the previous …

#298 - From Bankruptcy to Debt-Free Rental Portfolio - One Family’s Journey

July 10th, 2023


Episode #298 - After receiving a devastating phone call from his mother, Anthony and his family go on a 7 year journey to climb out of bankruptcy. The family goes through emotional growth along the way, while finding …

#297: Rental properties are passive ENOUGH!

July 3rd, 2023


Episode #297 - Learn how passive rental properties are compared to stocks/bonds, owning a business, or even a regular job. Remember, managing 10 …

#296: How a Couple Bought 11 Rental Units in 5 Years (Starting $100k in Debt)

June 26th, 2023


Episode #296 - Discover the FI couple's invaluable negotiation strategies and powerful network connections that enabled them to secure $1.3 million …

#295: Build Big Wealth One Rental at a Time - with Michael Zuber

June 19th, 2023


Episode #295 - What makes a small and mighty real estate investor so powerful? Why does the gradual approach of acquiring 1 property at a time turn …

#294 - Ask These Questions Before Hiring a Contractor!

June 12th, 2023


Episode #294 - Special guest Dawn, shares her expert strategies and insights on how to hire the right contractors for your rental properties. Discover how to vet contractors, make informed decisions between hiring a …

#293: Four Reasons to Pay off Debt on your Rental Properties

June 5th, 2023


Episode #293 - Financial gurus may proclaim that paying off debt on your rental properties is a cardinal sin, but you'll discover a different perspective. Join Coach and Erion Shehaj as they challenge the conventional …

#292: Unveiling the Numbers Behind a Duplex Rental in a Prime Neighborhood

May 29th, 2023


Episode #292 - The detailed story & numbers of a duplex rental nestled in a prime location. Despite unexpected turns, the investor, Kelli, shares her fascinating journey of financing, repairing, leasing, and the …

Behind the Scenes Updates at Coach Carson

May 22nd, 2023


Taking a break this week to focus on my 30 Days to a Better Rental Investor course. Next week, I'll be back with an exciting episode on the podcast, where I'll delve into a deal deep dive  analysis. Stay tuned for some …

#291: How to Buy Rental Properties That Cash Flow in 2023 - with John Schaub

May 15th, 2023


Episode #291 - John Schaub has been investing in rentals for 5 decades, and he's seen high interest rates, recessions, inflation, and more. In this interview, he shares his advice for investors in 2023 about how to …

#290: Real Estate Investing For Beginners - How to Find Your Focus (Best of CC)

May 8th, 2023


Episode #290 - (Best of Coach Carson) For real estate investing beginners, analysis paralysis is the enemy of your success. This episode you get focused & moving forward confidently.



#289: A Doctor's Recommendation For Financial Independence - Interview With the Physician on FIRE (Best of CC)

May 1st, 2023


Episode #289 - (Best of Coach Carson) Doctors typically earn a lot of money. But they also tend to accumulate a lot of debt, both from years of …

#288: An Early Retirement Blueprint with Erion Shehaj (Best of CC)

April 24th, 2023


Episode #288 - (Best of Coach Carson) Erion Shehaj helps his clients use real estate to achieve financial independence. His approach "the Blueprint", digs deep on different wealth building and early retirement …

#287: Why Your Real Estate Investing Strategies Won't Work in 2023

April 17th, 2023


Episode #287 - Are you frustrated with your lack of progress as a rental property investor? It could be you have the wrong strategy - or it could be …

#286: How I Made MILLIONS With This Simple Negotiation Strategy

April 10th, 2023


Episode #286 - Negotiations aren’t battles where you’re fighting over the lowest price with a seller. Instead, negotiations involve flipping over …

#285: The Richness of Slow Travel (My Spain Update)

April 3rd, 2023


Episode #285 - Recently I had a special yet simple experience while living abroad in Granada, Spain. I would have missed this experience COMPLETELY …

#284: How I Got Started With No Money In Real Estate Investing (Full Story)

March 27th, 2023


Episode #284 - With being brand new to real estate investing and only $1000 in the bank, I had to get creative if I wanted to grow a rental …

#283: How a Part-Time Investor Bought an OLD Duplex Rental Property

March 20th, 2023


Episode #283 - With only a partial inspection, Mike wishes he caught these glaring red flags before purchasing his 1920s duplex. The mistakes he made have forever changed him as an investor.


#282: How to Avoid Income Taxes (Legally) With Real Estate Investing

March 13th, 2023


Episode #282 - If you make $100K in earned income, you may pay ~$30K in income taxes. But say you make that same $100K in rental income, you can (legally) pay $0 of taxes, instead. Find out how and discover the tax form …

#281: How to Prevent 5 Expensive Real Estate Scenarios - Advice from my Attorney

March 6th, 2023


Episode #281 - Learn the worst case scenarios of investing in real estate during this conversation between Coach Carson and his attorney.


#280: 21 Commonly Forgotten Maintenance Tasks For Rental Properties

February 27th, 2023


Episode #280 - Learn how to use a Rental Property Maintenance Checklist created by Coach Carson and Scott Dixon from Everyday Home Repairs. It will save you money, time, and stress as a landlord, and it will help you …

#279: Deep Dive Analysis of a Rental Property Using the BRRRR Method

February 20th, 2023


Episode #279 - Coach Carson dives deep into the details and analysis of a real rental property deal of one of his students, Eitan Sella. This …

#278: The Real Estate Market in 2023 - Will It Get Worse?

February 13th, 2023


Episode #278 - What’s going on in the real estate market in 2023? Should you wait to invest? Learn the real data and suggestions from Coach Carson …

#277: How a 26-Year-Old Earns $19k Per Week (Working Only 5 Hours)

February 1st, 2023


Episode #277 - Learn how a 26-year old build massive monthly, recurring income using online businesses and rental properties.


#276: The Dirty Secret of Real Estate Investors

January 30th, 2023


Episode #276 - Real estate investors have a dirty secret - most of them don't know how much money they're actually making. But small, easy improvements to accounting and bookkeeping best practices can fix that. In this …

#275: How to Find Great Real Estate Deals in 2023

January 16th, 2023


Episode #275 - In the 2023 the real estate market is changing and will have opportunities to buy good deals. Learn the best methods to use in 2023 from two veteran real estate deal finders, Coach Carson and David Lecko …

#274: Why Traditional Retirement Tools Are Broken | And How You Can Still Retire Early

January 9th, 2023


Episode #274 - The old tools of retirement like pensions and social security are broken or have serious problems. So, in this episode Coach Carson …

#273: How to Maintain Your Rental Property - with Scott from Everyday Home Repairs

January 2nd, 2023


Episode #273 - Learn to avoid costly maintenance problems on your rental property in interview with Scott Dixon of YouTube channel Everyday Home Repairs. Scott owns 9 rental units, and he also teaches home everyday …

#272: Here's what to expect from the Real Estate Market and Me in 2023

December 26th, 2022


Episode #272 - Coach shares his thoughts on the state of real estate investing in 2022 and looking ahead to 2023. He also shares behind the scenes with his family travels and what's in store for the podcast and more in …

#271: How a Couple Lives Off Real Estate Travels the World in their 30s

December 19th, 2022


Episode #271 - Interview with a couple who built a small portfolio of rentals and retired from their full-time jobs before their 30th birthdays. …

#270: How to Be a Remote Real Estate Investor - With Michael Albaum from Roofstock

December 12th, 2022


Episode #270 - Learn how to invest remotely in rental properties from a long distance. In this interview, Coach Carson interview Michael Albaum, host of the Remote Real Estate Investor podcast and head coach at the …

#269: Medium Term Rentals 101 - A Deep Dive on the Hottest Strategy For Real Estate Investing

December 5th, 2022


Episode #269 - Take a deep dive into a hot real estate investing strategy called mid-term rentals. In this interview with Zeona McIntyre, author of the new book The 30-Day Stay, you'll learn why mid-term rentals are so …

#268: How to Evict a Tenant: The Process Explained For Landlords

December 2nd, 2022


Episode #268: Follow this step-by-step process to legally and ethically evict a tenant. No one wants to do an eviction, but when it's necessary, this …

#267: Financial Freedom Sooner Than Later With the Financial Samurai

November 28th, 2022


Episode #267 - Is it possible to get financial freedom earlier in life? The Financial Samurai, Sam Dogen, believes you can. In this interview with …

#266: From Living On Tips to Financial Independence - One Woman's Journey

November 21st, 2022


Episode #266 - Barbara Sloan spent two decades working in every imaginable position in the service industry all over the country. She learned how to not only live off tips, but turn them into an engine for financial …

#265: Where should I keep my down payment money while saving to buy real estate? [Ask Coach]

November 18th, 2022


Episode #265 - Where can you put your cash savings for a down payment so that it's safe but still grows? Coach Carson has twenty years of experience saving for and buying hundreds of properties, and in this episode he …

#264: How I define my own success (and you can too)

November 14th, 2022


Episode #264 - Instead of comparing yourself to other "successful" people, learn to define your own success and make progress towards what really …

#263: Profit from Rising Interest Rates | Top 5 Creative Finance Techniques

November 11th, 2022


Episode #263 - Interest rates on mortgage have SKYROCKETED🚀and it's changed the game for real estate investors. This video teaches you how to adapt quickly so that you can profit while others are still complaining. …

#262: The Lost Art of Slowing Down

November 7th, 2022


Episode #262 - Going fast and hustling can but good. But today more of us need to slow down in order to do better work, build better relationships, stay healthier, and enjoy life. In this episode, Coach Carson shares …

#261: How to Build $10,000 Per Month of Income From Rentals (Best of CC)

October 31st, 2022


Episode #261 - (Best of Coach Carson) Wouldn't you love to know the step-by-step details of exactly how someone is building a rental portfolio that …

#260: How a Guy With a Full-Time Job Invests in Rentals Long-Distance From California (Best of CC)

October 24th, 2022


Episode #260 - (Best of Coach Carson) Not every real estate market has cash-flowing rental properties. So, one person from California named Travis Dodge chose to buy rental properties in Tennessee on the other side of …

#259 - If the 1% rule doesn't work in your market, try this instead

October 21st, 2022


Episode #259 - Learn 5 ways you can still make real estate investing work even when the one percent rule doesn't work in your market.


#258: The One Percent Rule - Quick Math For Positive Cash Flow Rental Properties (Best of CC)

October 17th, 2022


Episode #258 - (Best of Coach Carson) The one percent rule in real estate is a tool to quickly filter and evaluate potential rental properties so …

#257: Rental property cash reserves: How much is enough? [Ask Coach]

October 7th, 2022


Episode #257 - What if you don't get rent for 1 to 4 months? Or you have to replace your roof which costs thousands of dollars? How much cash …

#256: Go Small or Go Home - Why You Don't Need a Big Real Estate Empire to Live the Life of Your Dreams (Best of CC)

October 3rd, 2022


Episode #256 - (Best of Coach Carson) Bigger and faster is better in real estate investing, right? Maybe not. In this episode, you'll learn how a simpler, smaller real estate investing business can accomplish everything …

#255: How to Successfully Invest in Real Estate While Working a Full Time Job (Best of CC)

September 26th, 2022


Episode #255 - (Best of Coach Carson) Coach interviews a successful investor who has managed to buy properties while working a full-time job as an …

#254 - How We're Living Abroad for Free (International House Hacking)

September 23rd, 2022


Episode #254 - 




- American IRA - invest your retirement accounts into alternative investments like real estate, private loans, partnerships, and more

#253: Real Estate Investing 101 – 9 Steps to Get Started or Restarted (Best of CC)

September 19th, 2022


Episode #253 - (Best of Coach Carson) Learn how to get started (or restarted) in real estate investing & avoid overwhelm. This in-depth, step-by-step episode will take you from start to finish in 9 steps.

To get the …

#252: How to Buy an Investment Property - From Contract to Closing (Best of CC)

September 12th, 2022


Episode #252 - (Best of Coach Carson) This episode will make you more a more confident real estate investor by sharing the 5 steps of buying an investment property from contract to closing.

For a companion article & …

#251: How to Leave Your Corporate Job Become Financially Independent - with Antoinette Munroe

September 5th, 2022


Episode #251 - How do you get out of a corporate job that seems financially secure but doesn't satisfy you? That's the situation Antoinette Munroe found herself in, and in this interview she shares her journey to use a …

#250: The One Thing - How to Get Extraordinary Results - with Jay Papasan

August 29th, 2022


Episode #250 - Learn how to get more from your investing, work, and personal life by doing LESS. In this interview with Jay Papasan, co-author of The One Thing, you'll learn the unusual (but practical and doable) …

#249: Long Distance Investing 101 - How Tim Lisa Invest in Real Estate From Across the Ocean

August 22nd, 2022


Episode #249 - If you've ever wanted to invest in real estate long distance (i.e. out of state or out of the country), this episode will teach you the fundamentals of how to do it. Coach Carson interviews Lisa Tilstra …

#248: Financial Freedom Creating the Good Life | with Grant Sabatier

August 15th, 2022


Episode #248 -Grant Sabatier started with $2.26 and built a net worth of $1.25 million before turning 30 years old. Now later in this 30s, Coach …

#247: How do I get out from under mountains of debt I used to get started in real estate? [Ask Coach]

August 12th, 2022


Episode #247 - What if you've accumulated mountains of credit card and other personal debt as a result of getting started in real estate. How do you …

#246: Investor Loans 101 - How to Fund Your Rental BRRRR Deals

August 8th, 2022


Episode #246 - Learn how to fund your investment properties, including rentals, BRRRR properties, and fix-and-flips. Coach interviews Christian Groomes and Greg Huegel, two lending professionals from Lima One Capital …

#245-b - Am I leaving for the rest of 2022?

August 5th, 2022


Episode #245-b - As many of you know, my family and I will be moving to Spain for 12 months. However, what is going to happen with Coach Carson …

#245: Passive Investing in Real Estate - a Deep Dive With Marco Santarelli

August 1st, 2022


Episode #245 - Learn how to build passive cash flow in real estate while working a full-time job. Marco Santarelli, the founder of Norada Real …

#244: Should I Rent or Owner Finance My Investment Property? [Ask Coach]

July 29th, 2022


Episode #244 - You can make money renting or owner financing your investment property. But which is better and which should you do with your …

#243: A Hospice Doctor's Advice on Financial Independence Living a Regret Free Life

July 25th, 2022


Episode #243 - Learn what the end of life can teach you about financial independence, living with fewer regrets, and making every moment count in this interview with Dr. Jordan Grumet. Instead of being morbid, the idea …

#242: Are college student rentals a good real estate investing strategy?[Ask Coach]

July 22nd, 2022


Episode #242 - Coach Carson shares the pluses and minuses of college student rentals as a real estate investing strategy. Because this is a strategy …

#241: The Truth About Using a Lawyer For Real Estate Investing | with Attorney Scott Toussaint

July 18th, 2022


Episode #241 - How and when should you use an attorney/lawyer for your real estate investing? In this interview, learn the inside story from a …

#240-b: I'm writing a book about small mighty investors! (sneak peek)

July 15th, 2022


Episode #240-b - Coach Carson is writing a new book! This episode is a sneak peek of the title, what the book is about, and when you can expect to see it published.

You can also see an outline of the book and get a …

#240: From Homeless to Financially Free With 7 Rental Properties

July 11th, 2022


Episode #240 - At 18 years old Heather Lowder was homeless, living out of a car. 20 years later, she owned a home and rental properties and had …

#239: Inflation, Gambling Disguised as Investing, Living Without Money Worries | with David Stein

July 4th, 2022


Episode #239 - How do you invest during inflation? How do you avoid losing money when asset prices are so high? How do you live without worrying about money? These and more are the topics of this interview with David …

#238: With a potential recession looming, I'm afraid to pay off debt [Ask Coach]

July 1st, 2022


Episode #238 - If you had a big chunk of cash, would you be better off paying off your debt to play defense or reinvesting for more growth? Coach …

#237: How to Turn a $67,000 Remodel Project Into a Cash-Flowing Rental House

June 27th, 2022


Episode #237 - Learn how one investor Larry Towner found and fixed up a $67,000 remodel project that now rents for $1,000 per month and produces excellent cash flow. If you've ever considered buying major remodels so …

#236: Should I Invest in a Short-Term Rental or Long-Term Rental? [Ask Coach]

June 24th, 2022


Episode #236 - Which type of investment property - short-term rentals or long-term rentals are best for you? They both have their pluses and minuses. Coach Carson will tackle that question and more in this edition of …

#235: How to Buy Better Real Estate Deals Using an Investor Friendly Agent | with Bradley LaBrie

June 20th, 2022


Episode #235 - Why do some investors get GREAT deals, and others get none or just so-so deals? In this episode, you'll take a deep dive with investor & real estate agent Bradley LaBrie who shares his expertise on …

#234: How Budget Girl Paid Off $30k of Debt Bought 2 Rentals While on a Low Income

June 13th, 2022


Episode #234 - Learn how Sarah (aka the Budget Girl) dug her way out of a mountain of debt while on a low income and then eventually bought two rental properties that have increased her wealth and freedom.

Companion …

#233: What's the Best Type of Investor Mortgage For a New Real Estate Investor? [Ask Coach]

June 10th, 2022


Episode #233 - If you're a new investor, what's the best type of mortgage you should use? And will a bank even loan you money as a new investor? …

#232: Meet the Dirtbag Hiker Who Just Bought Two House Hacks in Montana

June 6th, 2022


Episode #232- Learn how Joe Jimenez's 4.5-month hike in his early 20's "ruined" his traditional career path and opened his mind to the FIRE movement, house hacking, and more. He and his wife are now on their way to …

#231: The Side Hustle Snowball - How to Erase Your Expenses With Extra Income Streams

May 30th, 2022

Episode #231- Learn how Nick Loper is able to "erase" his personal expenses from his Dollar Shave Club subscriptions to Netflix, to day care, and …

#230: Which rental property debt should you pay off first? [Ask Coach]

May 27th, 2022


Episode #230 - Coach Carson likes the strategy of paying off debt on rental properties. Learn why it's smart and how to choose which debts to pay off (i.e. debt snowball or debt avalanche).

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#229: Retiring in 2 Years With Aggressive Cash Flow Investments

May 23rd, 2022


Episode #229 - Learn how Rachel Richards built a $10k/month recurring income from her investments IN 2 YEARS! This allowed her to retire from …

#228: 11 Long Distance Rentals While Working Full Time in Silicon Valley

May 16th, 2022


Episode #228 - Gorden arrived in the US from India as a college student. Now 15 years later, he owns 17 rental units that produce $5,000/month of …

#227: How do you estimate repairs before making an offer on an investment property? [Ask Coach]

May 13th, 2022


Episode #227 - Learn Coach Carson's "quick & dirty" process to estimate repair costs on an investment property BEFORE you make an offer to buy …

#226: Meet the Immigrant Who Became a Millionaire With Real Estate | Diego Corzo

May 9th, 2022


Episode #226 - How do you pay for college or to get started in real estate when you're a first-generation immigrant who has few resources? Diego …

#225: How do you manage rentals while traveling? [Ask Coach]

May 6th, 2022


Episode #225 - Learn the details of how Coach Carson has been able to travel around the world, including living 17 months in Ecuador in South America while owning rental properties back in the US.

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#224: Tenant Screening 101 For Landlords with Pam Storm from Rent Marketplace

May 2nd, 2022


Episode #224 - Learn from real estate expert Pam Storm about how to find and screen the BEST tenants for your rental property. Once you figure out this skill, everything else as a landlord becomes easier.

Pam Storm is …

#223: How One Investor is Making a Dent in the Affordable Housing Crisis While Also Making Money

April 25th, 2022


Episode #223 - Learn how Evan Holladay is doing his best to make a dent in the affordable housing crisis while building a profitable, scalable, …

#222: One Rental at a Time with Michael Zuber

April 18th, 2022


Episode #222 - Learn how Michael Zuber built a portfolio of rental properties - one at a time - while working a full-time, grueling job schedule. …

#221: When should you hire a property management company for your rental properties? [Ask Coach]

April 15th, 2022


Episode #221 - Should you hire a property management company after a few rental properties? Or should you even hire a property management company at …

#220: One Mom's Journey to Find Identity Purpose with Real Estate Investing

April 11th, 2022


Episode #220 - Learn the story of one mom's journey to find identity, purpose, and fulfillment in real estate investing. Maria Friström immigrated …

#219: Are new construction rental properties a good investment opportunity? [Ask Coach]

April 8th, 2022


Episode #219 - Most investors buy older properties to rent out, but what about new construction or "build-to-rent" investment properties? Are those a …

#218: Part-Time Rentals, Full-Time Fun Profit - With Joel Larsgaard from the How to Money Podcast

April 4th, 2022


Episode #218 - Joel Larsgard is a part-time landlord who has built big wealth and financial freedom with a relatively small real estate portfolio of …

#217: We're moving to Spain! (and living off our rental income while abroad)

March 28th, 2022


Episode #217 - Coach Carson and his family are moving to Spain for a year starting in July 2022. Learn why they're going, where they're going, what …

#216: Real estate prices are getting out of hand! Should I wait to invest?

March 25th, 2022


Episode #216 - Real estate prices seem like they are getting out of hand! And now, interest rates are creeping up. Is this a good time to wait for a correction and sit out as a real estate investor? Or are there still …

#215 - From $100k Student Debt to Financial Independence - the FI Couple

March 21st, 2022


Episode #215 - How do you dig yourself out of a financial hole with over $100k in debt and careers that aren't high paying? Josh and Ali (aka The FI …

#214: What's the ONE formula you'd use to evaluate a good real estate deal? [Ask Coach]

March 18th, 2022


Episode #214 - If you could only use ONE formula, one analysis metric to tell if a real estate deal is a good deal or NOT a good deal - what formula …

#213: How a Firefighter Educator Achieved Financial Independence in 10 Years Using Real Estate

March 14th, 2022


Episode #213 - Will and Veronica began 10 years with a dream to improve their financial lives. Now they own 31 rental units, Verronica has left her job as an educator, and Will is in the position to be able to leave his …

#212: What are your thoughts on turnkey rental properties? [Ask Coach]

March 11th, 2022


Episode #212 - What are Coach Carson's thoughts on turnkey rental property companies? That's the question Coach tackles in this episode of Ask Coach.

#211: The Secret Superpower of FI - With Brad Barrett From ChooseFI

March 7th, 2022


Episode #211 - Learn how ChooseFI podcast co-host Brad Barrett discovered the superpower of FI that allowed him to build a lifestyle he loves where money isn't a concern. In this conversation, you'll also learn why Brad …

#210-b - 5 Mistakes Keeping You From Buying Investment Properties in 2022

March 2nd, 2022


These mistakes could be stopping you from buying investment properties in 2022. Learn what the 5 most common mistakes are and how you can overcome …

#210: How a New Investor Bought SIX PROPERTIES While Working a Full-Time Job

February 28th, 2022


Episode #210 - Learn how Ray Zhao, a busy professional in Los Angeles, California started investing in real estate across the county in North …

#209: How can I comfortably retire using the money in my 401k? [Ask Coach]

February 25th, 2022


Episode #209 - How can you retire comfortably using your 401k or retirement account nest egg to diversify into real estate? That's the question Coach tackles in this episode of Ask Coach.

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#208: 14 Rental Properties With NO DEBT After Starting With a Waitress Salary

February 21st, 2022


Episode #208 - Learn how Ashley Hamilton started her real estate journey as a waitress making $2/hour. She now has 24 properties, 14 of them owned debt-free! You'll learn the specific steps she took, where she got the …

#207: A 12-Year Journey From Financially Broke, Mixing Cement to Financial Free With Rental Properties

February 14th, 2022


Episode #207 - Learn how one investor began with no money, working a construction job mixing cement, and then grew to own hundreds of investment …

#206: Should You Borrow Against Your Home to Buy Your Next Rental Property? [Ask Coach]

February 11th, 2022


Episode #206 - Is it smart or stupid to borrow against your home to buy a rental property? In this Ask Coach episode, Coach Carson shares when borrowing against your home makes sense, when it doesn't, and how to borrow …

#205: What's Life Like After FI - with Mindy Jensen from BiggerPockets

February 7th, 2022


Episode #205 - Mindy Jensen and her husband Carl have a net worth of over $5 million, and because of this financial independence (FI), neither of them need to work again. In this conversion, Coach asks her about life …

#204: How One Investor Went From Full-Time Job to Successfully Unemployed Using Passive Income

January 31st, 2022


Episode #204 - The day Dustin Heiner left his boss's office after being let go, he knew he'd never depend on a job again. In this interview, he shares how he developed passive income streams from real estate to replace …

#203: The Incredible Cashflow Potential in RV Rental Business - Generate Cashflow + Have Better Vacations!

January 24th, 2022


Episode #203 - How would you like to own an RV for fun, but have it paid for my renters? That's exactly what Robert Leonard did, and he explains all …

#202: How One Investor With a Disability Found Real Estate Success

January 17th, 2022


Episode #202 - This interview is with Jason Malabute, an investor from California who was born with a disability called cerebral palsy. The interview …

#201: How to Invest Passively in Commercial Real Estate With Crowdstreet

January 10th, 2022


Episode #201 - In this interview, Coach Carson talks to Ian Formigle of Crowdstreet about passive commercial real estate investing. Until recently, the best commercial deals were only available to insiders and elite, …

#200: Meet Coach Carson - A Personal, Behind the Scenes Conversation to end 2021

December 30th, 2021


This special 200th episode of the podcast is a deep-dive interview of Chad / Coach Carson. You'll learn Chad's back story, how he stayed motivated in the beginning as a 20-something entrepreneur, how he found his …

#199: Short Term Rentals - How to Get BIG Cash Flow Wealth

December 27th, 2021


Episode #199 - Learn the best short-term rental tips and strategies from Avery Carl, an investor with over 100 rental units who also helps other investors buy and self-manage short-term rentals. This is a hot strategy …

#198: Meet the Investor Who is Renovating Amazing Homes in the Hood

December 20th, 2021


Episode #198 - Tyron McDaniel renovates, rents, and sells homes in the hood - right where he grew up in Houston, Texas. In this interview, he explains how he got started with a Habitat For Humanity house, where he got …

#197: Financial Freaks - How Teenagers Can Build a Bold Future by Being Different Financially

December 13th, 2021


Episode 197 - Most teenagers are told about only one financial path: Work until you’re old and then retire. But what if you want to spend your adult …

#196: How I Would Make $1 Million in 2 Years (Starting From Scratch)

December 6th, 2021


Episode 196 - Recently at a local real estate meetup, Coach Carson shared his plan to make $1 million in 2 years if he lost everything and had to start over from scratch. In this episode, you'll hear the entire, …

#195: How to Create a $3,000 per Month Real Estate Pension Inside Your Retirement Account

November 29th, 2021


Episode 195 - Not long ago, people got pensions to pay for their retirement expenses. Now it's rare. So, you have to create your own😔. Thankfully …

#194: ENJOY your free time now AND 10x your wealth

November 26th, 2021


Delay happiness in order to make a bunch of money?! Nah. I'll take happiness now AND financial security. This short episode explains how.

** This is a special episode repurposed from a recent YouTube video by Coach. We …

#193: Fire the Haters - Finding the Courage to Create in a Critical World

November 22nd, 2021


Episode #193 - Criticism is painful, but it's also part of the journey for entrepreneurs and creators of all types. This interview with Jillian …

#192: How to Invest Soberly When the Market Seems Drunk - Interview With Travis Hornsby

November 15th, 2021


Episode 192 - Do the real estate and financial markets seem a bit crazy to you? When others are making irrational decisions like they're drunk, what …

#191: The New Best Way to Find Off-Market Deals - A Deep-Dive With Deal Machine

November 8th, 2021


Episode 191 - Driving for dollars has LONG been Coach Carson's favorite way to find deals. But he learned about a new tool called Deal Machine that's …

#190: 2-Month Vacations 25-Hour Workweeks - How One Investor Built a Lifestyle She Loves

November 1st, 2021


Episode 190 - In her corporate job, Brie Schmidt worked 70-hour weeks and was constantly on the road. But everything changed when her dad died just 1 …

#189: The One Thing That Could Change Your Mindset About Money

October 25th, 2021


Episode #189 - This episode shares the story of how and why I started Coach Carson. I also take you along for my trip to the 2021 FinCon conference with short interview clips from fellow money nerds like Jaspreet Singh …

#188: From Unhappy Attorney to Loving Life as a Real Estate Investor - Interview with Monick Halm

October 18th, 2021


Episode #188 - Monick Halm went to law school and became an attorney just like she was expected to. The only problem was she was miserable! So, she …

#187: How a Couple Used a HELOC to Start Buying Out-of-State Rental Properties - Interview With Marques Murrey

October 11th, 2021


Episode #187 - Should you pay down debt or invest first? Marques and his wife paid down debt, but then they used a HELOC (home equity line of credit) …

#186: How to Build $10,000 Per Month of Income From Rentals - Interview With Kyle McCorkel

October 4th, 2021


Episode #186 - Wouldn't you love to know the step-by-step details of exactly how someone is building a rental portfolio that will produce $10,000 per …

#185: Syndication Investing 101 - How to Invest Passively in Real Estate - Interview With Annie Dickerson

September 27th, 2021


Episode #185 - With syndication investing you can invest passively in real estate while still gaining many of the normal benefits of direct ownership. But there is a lot to learn, and in this episode Coach Carson and …

#184: How to Build Neighborhoods AND Wealth by Remodeling Rentals - Interview with Brian Grimes

September 20th, 2021


Episode #184 - Some of the oldest, rundown neighborhoods have the most opportunity. In this episode, Brian Grimes talks about returning to the …

#183: Overcoming Fears to Purchase Your First Long-Distance Rental Properties - Interview with Char Tovar

September 13th, 2021


Episode #183 - It's natural to have fears when you begin investing in real estate. Char Tovar was no different when she began looking for long-distance rental properties. In this interview, she shares her personal …

#182: How to Quit Your Job Invest in Real Estate Full Time - Interview with Justin Foster

September 6th, 2021


Episode #182 - Have you ever dreamed of quitting your job to retire or invest in real estate full-time? In this interview, Justin Foster talks about …

#181: The Untold Success Stories of Women Real Estate Investors - Interview with Liz Faircloth

August 30th, 2021


Episode #181 - Liz Faircloth has invested in small and large multifamily properties for the last 16 years. In this episode, she shares how she got …

#180: How a Guy With a Full-Time Job Invests in Rentals Long-Distance From California - Interview With Travis Dodge

August 23rd, 2021


Episode #180 - Not every real estate market has cash-flowing rental properties. So, one person from California named Travis Dodge chose to buy rental properties in Tennessee on the other side of the country. In this …

#179: A Doctor's Recommendation For Financial Independence - Interview With the Physician on FIRE

August 16th, 2021


Episode #179 - Doctors typically earn a lot of money. But they also tend to accumulate a lot of debt, both from years of school and from buying …

#178: Creative Financing in Real Estate Since 1980 - Interview With Dyches Boddiford

August 9th, 2021


Episode #178 - Dyches Boddiford has been successfully investing in real estate since 1980 as a landlord, house flipper, and private lender. He …

#177: From No Job to a 7-Figure Real Estate Investing Business - Interview with Nasar El Arabi

August 2nd, 2021


Episode #177 - Nasar El Arabi (aka the Real Estate Doru) lost his job at age 26 during the great recession, but he used that as an opportunity to go …

#176: The Ups and Downs of a Real Estate Investor's 18-Year Journey - Interview With Danny Johnson

July 26th, 2021


Episode #176 - The journey of a real estate investor is an up and down experience. Markets, cash flow, and our lives can change dramatically. In this interview with Danny Johnson, you'll learn how he began flipping …

#175: From Hairstylist at 18 to Financially Independent at 33 - Interview With Myra Oliver

July 19th, 2021


Episode #175 - Against her parents' wishes, Myra Oliver graduated high school and became a hairstylist instead of going to college. But she followed …

#174: Old School Tactics That Still Work in the 2021 Housing Market - Interview With John Schaub

July 12th, 2021


Episode #174 - The housing market of 2021 is different in many ways. But John Schaub, an investor, teacher, and author for almost 5 decades, says some fundamentals and strategies stay the same. In this interview, Coach …

#173: The 12 Best Real Estate Investing Podcasts

July 5th, 2021


Episode #173 - What are the best real estate investing podcasts? In this episode, Coach Carson shares the 12 podcasts he thinks are worth listening to. He also shares his opinion on what makes each podcast unique and …

#172: How to Wake Up the Financial Genius in You - Interview With Investor Author Mark O. Haroldsen

June 28th, 2021


Episode #172 - Mark O. Haroldsen began investing in real estate in the early 1970s, and within 4 years at age 30 had achieved financial freedom. He …

#171: The Income Floor - A Sturdy Foundation For Financial Independence

June 21st, 2021


Episode #171 - How do you create enough income from investments to pay all your expenses AND never run out? One strategy is called the income floor.

In this episode, Coach Carson explains the challenge of living off …

#170: The 12 Best FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) Podcasts

June 14th, 2021


Episode #170 - What are the best FIRE (financial independence, retire early) podcasts? In this episode, Coach Carson shares the 12 podcasts he thinks are worth listening to. He also shares a little about each podcast …

#169: Early Financial Independence by Living Investing in a Small City

June 7th, 2021


Episode #169 - After the loss of a family member, Tiffany & Mark decided in their early 30s to quit their jobs, move back to their hometown, and prioritize time with their family. In this interview, Coach discusses …

#168 - How to Invest in Strong Towns - A Conversation with Chuck Marohn

May 31st, 2021


Episode #168 - In this episode learn why real estate investors should invest in strong towns - i.e. the ones that will survive and thrive over the …

#167 - Live-In House Flips - How to Own Your Home Free Clear in Only 6 Years

May 24th, 2021


Episode #167 - Live-in house flips are one of the best tools in real estate to build wealth. In this episode, learn how the strategy works and how …

#166 - The FIRE Planner - Step-by-Step Guidance to Reach Your Financial Potential

May 17th, 2021


Episode #166 - FIRE (aka Financial Independence) means taking control of your money earlier in life so you have more control over your time. In this …

#165: How to Maintain Your Rental Property Like a Pro (Even If You're NOT a Pro!)

May 10th, 2021


Episode #165 - In this episode, Coach interviews Larry Towner and John Singer of the Handyman Pros Radio Show about how to hire contractors, finding low-maintenance rentals, and how to properly maintain your property to …

#164: My Rental Property Caught Fire! Here's What Happened Next.

May 3rd, 2021


Episode #164 - In August 2020 my 4-unit rental caught fire. The process to work with insurance, renovate, and re-rent the units took over 7 months. This episode shares the entire story, plus lessons learned that may …

#163: Interview With My Wife - A Behind the Scenes Look at Our Real Estate Financial Journey

April 26th, 2021


Episode #163 - In this episode, Chad interviews his wife, Kari. She discusses her own professional and money journey, including how she and Chad …

#162: From Poverty to Wall St. to Retiring With Rental Properties

April 19th, 2021


Episode #162 - Kevin "Kayr" Robinson grew up in Philadelphia in poverty, including his family being evicted from his home and living on welfare. But he got some critical advice and made choices that led him to attend …

#161: The Millionaire Real Estate Investor - Book Review With My 5 Favorite Ideas

April 12th, 2021


Episode #161 - This episode contains Coach's favorite big ideas from the great real estate book The Millionaire Real Estate Investor by Gary Keller. You'll learn 5 practical tips and strategies for both new and …

#160: Remote Rental Income While Traveling the Country in an RV - Interview With Jennifer Beadles

April 5th, 2021


Episode #160 - Learn how Jennifer Beadles travels the country in an RV with her husband and daughter while living off rental income from properties in 6 different states. You'll also learn how Jennifer began real estate …

#159: Hope, Fear, and Financial Independence - a Conversation with Paula Pant

March 29th, 2021


Episode #159 - Coach has a conversation with Paula Pant, host of the Afford Anything Podcast, a world traveler, and a thought leader in the financial …

#158: How to Adjust Your Financial Independence Plans as the Market Changes

March 22nd, 2021


Episode #158 - Financial independence is the end goal. But the path to get there is filled with obstacles and turns, including changes in the real estate market and the overall economy. In this interview, investor and …

#157: How One Investor Replaced His Salary With Multiple Streams Of Income

March 15th, 2021


Episode #157 - In this episode Coach Carson interviews Bradley LaBrie, who shares how he built 3 different streams of income in real estate that …

#156: 2021 Housing Bubble - My Thoughts on How to Invest Wisely

March 8th, 2021


Episode #156 - Are we in a housing bubble in 2021? In this episode, Coach Carson shares his opinion on how to best approach the current hot real estate market so that you protect yourself while still moving forward and …

#155: How to Estimate Rehab Costs For Investment Properties - Interview With J Scott

March 1st, 2021


Episode #155 - Real estate investing usually involves rehabbing (aka remodeling) a property. But how do you estimate rehab costs and decide what …

#154: Career Capital - Financial Independence Isn't the Only Way to Get Personal Freedom Autonomy

February 22nd, 2021


Episode #154 - Learn how to get more autonomy & freedom before you even reach financial independence using something called career capital.

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#153: How to Build Unshakable Confidence as a Real Estate Investor

February 15th, 2021


Episode #153 - Where do elite athletes, risk-taking entrepreneurs, & extreme sport enthusiasts get their unshakable confidence? Is it something they’re born with? While we're all born with potential & talent, …

#152: How an NFL Athlete Used Real Estate Investing to Create $300,000 per year of Passive Cash Flow

February 8th, 2021


Episode #152 - NFL athlete Devon Kennard is an elite athlete who worked hard for football success. But he learned earlier in life that fortunes can change quickly. So even as he made large NFL salaries, he's lived …

#151: The 7 Essential Real Estate Team Members You Can't Do Without

February 1st, 2021


You are the star of your real estate investing business, but real estate is a team sport. This episode shares the 7 key team members you need to …

#150: My Step-by-Step Due Diligence Process to Avoid Big Real Estate Mistakes

January 25th, 2021


Episode #150 - Purchasing an investment property is a BIG decision that does have risks. A due diligence process is a way to avoid the biggest mistakes and build confidence in your purchase. In this episode, Coach …

#149: Under Contract! How a New Investor Found Tied Up His First Deal

January 18th, 2021


Episode #149 - A new investor named Scott Palmer just got his first rental property under contract! This is his 3rd coaching call with Chad where you …

#148: The Mad Fientist on Pursuing Your Dreams After FI

January 11th, 2021


Episode #148 - Brandon Ganch (aka the Mad Fientist) saved his money and left a career as a computer programmer in his early 30s to pursue a life of early retirement. In this interview with Coach, he shares some of the …

#147: How Small Real Estate Investors Can Still Thrive in the Age of Wall Street Real Estate

January 4th, 2021


Episode #147 - Big Wall money and high-tech companies are investing in residential real estate today more than ever before. How do small investors compete? In this interview, tech and real estate expert Aaron Norris …

#146: My Annual Review - A Look Back at 2020 Ahead to 2021

December 28th, 2020


Episode #146 - Each year in December Coach Carson has a tradition to reflect on the past year & plan for the next (aka an Annual Review). In this …

#145: A Rejected Offer, Loan Approvals, Team Building - Coaching Call #2 With Scott Palmer

December 21st, 2020


Episode #145 - New real estate investor Scott Palmer returns for Coaching Call #2 with Chad. Listen behind the scenes as they discuss his first offer (a rejection!), his preapproval for financing, a HELOC loan, …

#144: A New Investor Takes the First Steps of a House Hack or Live-In Flip - Coaching Call #1 With Patesia Andrews

December 14th, 2020


Episode #144 - Look over Coach Carson's shoulder as he talks one-on-one with a brand new investor, Patesia Andrews. In this coaching session, you'll …

#143: How I Rented My House and Bought Another - Case Study of a Live-In-Then-Rent

December 7th, 2020


Episode #143 - Of all the strategies to begin investing in real estate, perhaps the simplest (and safest) is to rent your house and buy another. I call this the "Live-In-Then-Rent" strategy. In this episode, Coach …

#142: How Two Friends Used a Partnership to Successfully Begin Investing in Real Estate

November 30th, 2020


Episode #142 - Two friends, Cory Jacobson and Ryan Bevilacqua, decided to partner up to invest in real estate. In this episode, they share why they partnered up, how they divide tasks, and what steps they plan to take …

#141 - Practicing Gratitude - How to Make Every Day Feel Like Thanksgiving

November 23rd, 2020


Episode #141 - Scientific studies show that practicing gratitude leads to a happier & healthier life, both at Thanksgiving & every other day of the year. This episode shares how Coach Carson personally applies …

#140 - First Steps to Find a Long Distance Rental - Coaching Call #1 With Scott Palmer

November 16th, 2020


Episode #140 - Look over the shoulder of Coach Carson as he coaches a new real estate investor from Southern California. Scott Palmer wants to buy a …

#139 - How a Couple Built a 7-Condo Rental Portfolio in 5 Years

November 9th, 2020


Episode #139 - This episode is an interview with Joe DelGrosso, an executive who helps make TV shows on HGTV and Netflix! While he loves the TV …

#138 - How a 59-Year-Old Teacher Grew From a House Hack to 13 Properties

November 2nd, 2020


Episode #138 - It's not too late to begin investing in real estate in your 50s. Several years ago, 9th-grade teacher Paul Zimmerebner bought a …

#137 - The Circles of Concern Influence - How to Reduce Worry Stress Anxiety

October 26th, 2020


Episode #137 - In this episode, learn how to reduce your stress and worry about your life, job, or finances using the ideas of the Circle of Concern & Circle of Influence.   Companion article:

#136: Behind the Scenes With an Investor Friendly Real Estate Agent

October 19th, 2020


Episode #136 - John Knisely is both a real estate investor and agent near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In this interview, learn what it means to be an investor-friendly agent, how to find one, and how to be an investor …

#135: A Prescription For a Good Life With or Without Financial Independence - An Interview With DocG

October 12th, 2020


Episode #135 - In this interview, Doc G from the Earn & Invest Podcast shares a prescription for a good life before and after financial independence. He also shares stories about his own journey to becoming a …

#134: 15 Ways to Get Started in Real Estate Investing With Little or No Money

October 5th, 2020


Episode #134 - Do you want to learn how to start investing in real estate with little or no money? In this episode, Coach explains 15 different ways to get started, even if you're short on cash.

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#133 - A Comeback Story After a Late Financial Start - Interview with Sunitha Rao

September 28th, 2020


Episode #133 - Sunitha (Suni) Rao dropped out of school in 6th grade to focus full-time on a tennis career that eventually landed her in the pro …

#132: Staying on the path to FI during life challenges

September 21st, 2020


Episode #132 - Unfortunately life throws each of us unique roadblocks on our path to financial independence. In this interview, Sarah Brandenberger (Nerds Guide to FI) shares a recent personal obstacle and how she's …

#131: The 8 Milestones of Getting Started With Real Estate Investing

September 14th, 2020


Episode #131 - This episode shares the 8 milestones that can help you get started with real estate investing. Whether you are brand new or just getting back in the game, small steps forward can help you build momentum …

#130: A Journey From 0 to 7 Investment Properties in 1 Year

September 7th, 2020


Episode #130 - Learn the details of a couple's 1-year journey to start investing in real estate. They had a goal to buy one new rental property, but they ended up buying SEVEN (6 rentals, 1 flips). You'll learn where …

#129: How to Apply Warren Buffet's Investing Principles to Real Estate

August 31st, 2020

Episode #129 - Coach interviews Robert Leonard, a 25-year-old dad, house hacker, and rental property owner who also has a full-time job as an …

#128: The Cashflow Quadrant Explained (and How I Earn My Income)

August 24th, 2020


Episode #128 - The Cashflow Quadrant, created by Robert Kiyosaki, represents the different methods of generating income or money. When I finally understood the Cash Flow Quadrant concept and applied it, it helped me to …

#126: How to Successfully Invest in Real Estate While Working a Full Time Job

August 20th, 2020


Episode #126 - Coach interviews a successful investor who has managed to buy properties while working a full-time job as an air traffic controller! …

#127: How the Charm City Buyers Are Making Money and Making a Difference

August 17th, 2020


Episode #127 - In this interview, the Charm City Buyers (Khalil and Kyara) share how they created enough rental income in Baltimore, Maryland to be …

#125: How to Figure Out the Repairs Needed For an Investment Property

August 3rd, 2020


Episode #125 - As a new or inexperienced investor, how do you figure out the repairs needed on an investment property? In this episode, Coach shares a 3-step process he uses to identify the repairs needed to be done. …

#124: How a First Generation Immigrant Bought 50 Apartment Units in 10 Years

July 27th, 2020


Episode #124 - Coach Carson interviews Vitaliy Volpov, a first-generation immigrant from Belarus in eastern Europe who has bought over 50 apartment …

#123: How to Achieve Financial Freedom With Affordable Rental Properties

July 20th, 2020


Episode #123 - This is an interview with Lisa Phillips, who left the corporate world thanks to several affordable (lower-priced) rental properties that paid for her basic expenses. She now passionately spreads the word …

#122: A Behind the Scenes Tour of Chad's Rental Property Business

July 13th, 2020


Episode #122 - Are you curious what goes on behind the scenes of a full-time rental property investor? What are the details, projects, and tasks …

#121: How to be an Expert Real Estate Deal Finder - Interview with Henry Washington

July 6th, 2020


Today’s episode is an interview with Henry Washington, an investor from northwest Arkansas who has flipped properties and accumulated 60 rental …

#120: From Investment Banker to Stay-at-Home Dad AirBnb Host - Interview With Mauricio Rubio

June 29th, 2020


This episode is an interview with a New York City native named Mauricio Rubio. Mauricio left his high-paying investment banking and e-commerce career …

#119: How to Buy Your First Rental Property Improve Your Community

June 22nd, 2020


Episode #119 - In this episode, Chad interviews Yolanda Brown, a new investor who lives in Florida but recently bought her first rental back in her …

#118: How to Use a Self-Directed IRA to Invest in Real Estate

June 15th, 2020


Episode #118 - Coach Carson interviews self-directed IRA expert Sean McKay about how to use your retirement account to invest in real estate. You’ll learn what a self-directed account is, the pros and cons of investing …

#117: How Rental Properties Can Pay For Your Lifestyle

June 8th, 2020


Episode #117 - How do you get your rental properties to pay for your lifestyle? That’s the topic of this video. You’ll learn how some investors give each of their properties a job description so that it pays for a …

#116: Old School Real Estate – 21 Timeless Lessons From Experienced Investors

June 1st, 2020


Episode #116 - The best way to prepare for the future of real estate investing is to study the past. To help you do that, I went old school to find …

#115: There Are No Secrets - the 7 Fundamentals of Real Estate Investing Success

May 25th, 2020


Episode #115 - There are no secrets to success in real estate investing. Instead, there are core principles (aka fundamentals) that the best investors focus on. This episode shares 7 of those fundamentals that you can …

#114: How to Calculate Cash-on-Cash Return (Including Detailed Examples)

May 18th, 2020


Episode #114 - One of the most important reasons to invest in rental properties is cash flow.  And one of the simplest ways to measure cash flow is …

#113: The Coach Carson Credo - 7 Principles to Flourish as an Entrepreneur

May 11th, 2020


Episode #113 - Learn the credo or core principles of success at Coach Carson. Whether you are a new or veteran entrepreneur, these 7 principles can help you find success in real estate investing or other small …

#112: Making it Big on Little Deals - an Interview With John Schaub

May 4th, 2020


Episode #112 - Coach Carson interviews John Schaub, a successful real estate investor for 4 decades and author of Building Wealth One House a Time.

#111: Investing in Rental Properties With No Debt - Interview With Rich Carey

April 27th, 2020


Episode #111 - Rich Carey owns 20+ rental properties without any mortgage debt. These rentals give Rich and his family $10,000 of regular, monthly …

#110: How to Buy Good Real Estate Investments, Not Trophy Houses

April 20th, 2020


Episode #110 - Good real estate investments won't always impress your family and friends like a trophy house. In this episode, learn how you can find the "boring" properties that actually make the most money.    …

#109: Building Wealth One House at a Time by John Schaub

April 13th, 2020


Episode #109 - This episode contains Coach's favorite big ideas from the great real estate book Building Wealth One House at a Time by John Schaub. You'll learn practical tips and strategies for both new and …

#108: The Danger of Wishful Thinking During Challenging Times (aka the Stockdale Paradox)

April 6th, 2020


Episode #108 - James Stockdale was a prisoner of war for 7.5 brutal years, and he said that realistic optimism (and not wishful thinking) helped him …

#107: From Scratch to 15 Multi-Unit Properties in Washington DC

March 30th, 2020


In this episode, Chad interviews 36-year old Joe Breslin, who started investing 13 years ago while earning $16,000/year as a tutor. Today Joe’s …

#106: The Emergency Real Estate Survival Kit - 5 Tools For Tough Times

March 23rd, 2020


Uncommon economic times call for uncommon tools to help you survive as a real estate investor. In this episode, Coach shares 5 tools (i.e. lessons) …

#105: How Will the Coronavirus Affect Real Estate Investing?

March 16th, 2020


Episode 105 - In this episode, Coach shares his opinion on how the coronavirus will affect real estate investing over the short-run and the long run. And importantly, he also shares both his "offense" and "defense" …

#104: 5 Steps to Get Unstuck and Off the Ground in Real Estate Investing

March 9th, 2020

Are you stuck or unable to make progress with your real estate investing? This episode is design to give you 5 key steps that you need to break through your real estate obstacles and start making progress.   Coach will …

#103: How a 39-Year-Old Went From Prison to a $375,000 Net Worth in 7 Years

March 2nd, 2020

Episode #103 - Bill’s life changed drastically at 20 years old when he found himself in prison for 10 years without parole. After experiencing …

#102: How to a Buy Real Estate With Little Cash No Credit Using Credit Partners

February 24th, 2020

Episode #102 - A credit partner is a real estate investing strategy that allows you as a real estate investor to buy a property with little cash and no credit. And the credit partner gets to invest passively in real …

#101: An Early Retirement Blueprint with Erion Shehaj

February 17th, 2020


Episode #101 - Erion Shehaj is a real estate agent & investor who helps clients use real estate to achieve financial independence. Chad interviews Erion about his approach (called "the Blueprint"), and they dig deep …

#100: 10 Impactful Ideas From the First 100 Episodes

February 10th, 2020

Episode #100 - To celebrate the first 100 podcast episodes, Coach shares 10 impactful ideas from the first 100 episodes. You'll also get a chance to …

#99: My Top 3 Lessons from a 51-Year Real Estate Investing Pro - Pete Fortunato

February 3rd, 2020

Episode #99 - In this episode, Coach shares the top 3 lessons he learned from Pete Fortunato, a 51+ year veteran of real estate investing. You can use and apply these lessons to your own investing (and life).   …

#98: How to Remember Your Best Ideas - The Someday Maybe List

January 27th, 2020


Episode #98 - Have you ever had a brilliant or important idea, but later on you forgot it?! Life is hectic, and it’s easy to lose ideas that you want to remember. 

But in this episode, Coach shares a simple, …

#97: How to Retire Early and Confidently Using Real Estate Investing

January 20th, 2020

Episode #97 - Do you have a plan to retire early? If so, how confident are you that it'll work? In this episode, Coach share three case studies of how to use real estate investing to retire early and confidently. After …

#96: Mr. Money Mustache on Purposeful Work Life After Financial Independence

January 13th, 2020


Episode #96 - Mr. Money Mustache (aka Pete Adeney) is the guy who retired at 30 to be a full-time parent and then inspire millions of others to ditch …

#95: My Annual Review - A Look Back at 2019 Ahead to 2020

December 30th, 2019

Episode #95 - Each year I perform an annual review to learn lessons from the past year and to set goals for the next year. In this episode, I give you a peek behind the scenes and share my annual review related to real …

#94: Should You Keep a Mortgage For the Tax Benefits

December 26th, 2019

Episode #94 - It's not smart to pay off a mortgage, because you'll lose the tax benefits. Right? Wrong! This is like letting the tail wag the dog. Tax benefits are one piece of the overall financial analysis of any …

#93: How to Screen to Find the Best Tenants For Your Rental Using Cozy

December 23rd, 2019

Episode #93 - As a rental property owner, THE most important step you can take is attracting and keeping good tenants. But that all starts with learning about proper tenant screening.   So, in this episode I interview …

#92: How to Get Important Things Done Every Day - AM and PM Bookends

December 19th, 2019

Episode #92 - Have you ever found yourself looking back at a day and saying to yourself “What happened?! I didn’t get ANYTHING done that I wanted …

#91: How I Set Achieve Goals Each Year - the Annual Review

December 16th, 2019

Episode #91 - Is there a repeatable process you can use to achieve your goals? For me, the answer is yes. And in this episode, I share the 5 steps I …

#90: How Much Landlord Insurance Do I Need?

December 12th, 2019


Episode #90 - Landlord insurance covers you if your rental property experiences a major financial loss, like from a fire or major, a major water leak, or a lawsuit. But how much coverage do you actually need? And what …

#89: The Stoic Real Estate Investor - Ancient Wisdom For the Modern Economy

December 9th, 2019


Episode #89 - The ancient philosophy of Stoicism can be very helpful for real estate investors today. This episode shares stoic practices you from …

#88: The Highest Goal (According to Aristotle Maslow)

December 5th, 2019

Episode #88 - You probably set goals for your finances, your career, and other parts of life. But what is the highest goal? What's the motivation that we all strive towards beyond all those specific goals?   Well, smart …

#87: How to Find Negotiate Seller Financing Real Estate Deals (Part 2)

December 2nd, 2019

Episode #87 - This is part 2 of 2 in a comprehensive series that explains how to buy real estate with seller financing (aka owner financing). In this episode, you'll learn how to find sellers with a higher likelihood to …

#86: How to Use Seller Financing (aka Owner Financing) to Buy Real Estate

November 26th, 2019


Episode #86 - This is a comprehensive episode that explains how to buy real estate with seller financing (aka owner financing) and why it's a good …

#85: Do You Need to Be Handy to Invest in Real Estate

November 21st, 2019


Episode #85 - Real estate investing often involves fixing up properties, so does that mean you have to be handy to be a successful real estate …

#84: The 35 Best Niches For Real Estate Investing

November 18th, 2019


Episode #84 - Have you heard that riches are in niches? This is definitely true in real estate investing. So, this episode is a comprehensive guide with 35 real estate investing niches that you can use for yourself.

#83: Should You Get a 15-Year or 30-Year Loan

November 14th, 2019

Episode #83 - What's better - a 15-year or a 30-year mortgage when you buy an investment property or your home? In this Ask Coach episode, Chad shares the pluses and minuses to each type of loan and which one he prefers …

#82: P/PC Balance - How to Be Effective Over the Short and Long-Run

November 11th, 2019

Episode #82 - The story of the goose & the golden eggs provides timeless lessons you can still apply today. The lesson is all about what's called …

#81: Can You Invest in Real Estate After a Bankruptcy Foreclosure or Financial Distress

November 7th, 2019

Episode #81 - Life happens, we all make financial mistakes, and sometimes we find ourselves digging out of a financial hole like a bankruptcy, …

#80: How to Find, Negotiate, Buy Off-Market Real Estate Deals - an Interview With Max Maxwell

November 4th, 2019


Episode #80 - Max Maxwell is a real estate wholesaler who buys 10-15 new deals PER MONTH.

In this in-depth interview, Coach interviews a master …

#78: Should You Wait to Invest in Real Estate Until the Next Downturn

October 31st, 2019


The real estate market is hot and prices are sky high in many markets. Should you just wait to invest until prices drop in the next recession?

In …

#79: How to Calculate Rental Property Cash Flow – A Comprehensive Guide

October 28th, 2019

Episode #79 - This episode is all about how to calculate rental property cash flow. After you learn these concepts and formulas, you can more …

#77: How One Couple Got Rich With the Live-In House Flip

October 21st, 2019

Episode #77 - This is an interview with a couple who used a real estate technique called the Live-In Flip to earn tax free profits, build wealth, and …

#76: Is It a Good Idea to Use a HELOC to Invest in Real Estate?

October 17th, 2019

Episode #76 - Is is a good idea to use a HELOC (Home Equity Line of Credit) to invest in real estate?   In this Ask Coach edition of the podcast, Chad explains how to safely use a HELOC if you want to buy investment …

#75: $100,000 per Year Rental Income - A Case Study

October 14th, 2019


This episode is a case study that shows in step by step detail how a couple builds a rental income of over $100,000 per year using residential rental properties.

See the companion article at 

#74: Should I Get My Real Estate License For Investing in Real Estate

October 10th, 2019

Episode #74 - Should you get a real estate license as an investor? Or will it just be a hassle and not provide any value?   This is a common question …

#73: How a 26-Year-Old Achieved Financial Independence in 3 Years With House Hacking

October 7th, 2019


Episode #73 - Financial independence in 3 years?! Yep, it's not only possible but Craig Curelop, the 26-year-old in this interview, actually did it. …

#72: How Do You Use the 50% Rule When Evaluating Rental Properties

October 3rd, 2019


Episode #72 - The 50% rule is a shortcut or rule of thumb to evaluate real estate rental opportunities. But how do you use it? Is it effective?

Those …

#71: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence With Chris Mamula

September 30th, 2019

Episode #71 - Chad interviews Chris Mamula, author of the new book ChooseFI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence.   Chris retired early at age …

#70: Ask Coach - How Do You Finance More Than 4 Rental Properties

September 23rd, 2019


Episode #70 - Have you been told no when trying to finance more than 4 properties? Many investors get stuck and can't figure out how to get the …

#69: Ask Coach - How Do Real Estate Wholesalers Get Paid

September 19th, 2019


Episode #69 - Have you ever wondered how wholesalers get paid? If you're not familiar with wholesalers, they are investors who find good deals and …

#68: Buying Profiting From Wholesale Flips at 24-Years-Old

September 16th, 2019

Episode #68 - This is an interview with a 24-year-old, Julian Colvard, who began finding real estate deals soon after graduating from college. Julian …

#67: Ask Coach - What Are the Most Important Criteria For Screening Tenants

September 12th, 2019


Episode #67 - Proper tenant screening is one of THE most important steps as a rental property owner. But what are the most important tenant screening criteria?   In this Ask Coach episode, Chad shares the top 3 criteria …

#66: How a 27-Year-Old Bought His First Property (After 23 Showings 11 Offers!

September 9th, 2019


In this episode Coach Carson interviews Michael Nguyen, a 27-year-old new investor from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After taking Chad's course Real …

#65: Ask Coach - What Interest Rate Should I Pay For Private Money

September 5th, 2019


Episode #65 - What interest rate should you pay for private money as a real estate investor? 10%? 6%? What is reasonable?   In this Ask Coach …

#64: 5 Creative Inexpensive Marketing Ideas to Find Real Estate Deals

September 2nd, 2019

Episode #64 - Marketing to find real estate deals doesn't have to be expensive or difficult. In fact it, can be fun, creative, and easy to implement …

#63: Ask Coach - How Much Should You Budget for Rental Property Maintenance

August 29th, 2019


Episode #63 - Maintenance is a regular expense for all rental property owners. But how much does it ACTUALLY cost?   In this Ask Coach edition of the …

#62: The 15 Best Real Estate Investing Strategies

August 26th, 2019


Episode #62 - Real estate investing is an ideal investment. But the umbrella of real estate investing contains many different ways to make money (i.e. strategies).  As a new investor, these numerous choices can be …

#61: Ask Coach - How Do You Analyze a New Real Estate Investing Market

August 22nd, 2019


Episode #61 - How do you analyze a new real estate market to know whether it's a good one or a bad one for investment? And how do you find the neighborhoods within a market that are the best places to invest?   In this …

#60: Real Estate Investing 101 - 9 Steps to Get Started

August 19th, 2019

Episode #62 - Learn how to get started (or restarted) in real estate investing & avoid overwhelm. This in-depth, step-by-step episode will take you from start to finish in 9 steps.   To get the companion article …

#59: Ask Coach - How Do You Estimate Repair Costs for Fixer-Upper Properties as a Real Estate Investor

August 15th, 2019


Episode #59 - Estimating repair costs for real estate investments isn't easy. But it IS something you can learn and get better at.   In this episode of Ask Coach, Chad gives tips on how he approaches estimating repair …

#58: Simplicity - An Uncommon Path to Freedom

August 12th, 2019

Episode #58 - Simplicity is an uncommon but age-old path to more personal freedom (including financial freedom!). This episode shares my story & …

#57: Ask Coach - Are College Rentals (aka Student Housing) a Good Investment

August 8th, 2019


Episode #57 - Have you heard that college rentals (aka student housing) is a profitable niche for real estate investors? It's actually the niche …

#56: Landlording 101 - or How I Managed 90 Rental Units From Another Country

August 5th, 2019

Episode #56 - My family and I moved to Cuenca, Ecuador and became ultra long distance landlords (2,611 miles to be exact!). This episode explains …

#55: The Short-Term Buy Hold Plan - Buy-3-Sell-2-Keep-1

July 29th, 2019

Episode #55 - This episode explains how to use buy & hold rentals for a short period of time & generate large chunks of equity using the …

#54: The All-Cash Plan - Real Estate Investing Without Debt

July 22nd, 2019


Episode #54 - Is it smart or even possible to invest in real estate without debt? This episode will show that no only is it possible, but debt-free …

#53: Destination Financial Independence - The Peak and the Plateaus of Early Retirement

July 15th, 2019

Episode #53 - Financial independence means you no longer have to work for money. This episode explains both this financial peak and the milestones along the way.   To get the companion article for this episode go to 

#52: 10 Lethal Mistakes to Avoid On Your First Real Estate Investment

July 8th, 2019

Episode #52 - It's almost impossible to learn everything you need to know before your first deal. The key is to avoid the BIG mistakes that could …

#51: How to Travel the World as a Landlord (+ a Podcast Summer Slowdown)

June 24th, 2019


Episode #51 - Landlords (aka rental owners) don't have to be stuck to one spot. With the right mindset, people, and systems in place, you can travel the world for weeks or even years at a time. In this episode, Chad …

#50: Ask Coach - What is the #1 Way to Find Great Real Estate Deals

June 20th, 2019


Episode #50 - Finding great investment deals can be tough in a competitive real estate market.   So in this episode of Ask Coach, Chad shares his #1 way to find great real estate deals. And he explains it in a way that …

#49: How I Bought 33 Real Estate Deals in One Year - A Case Study

June 17th, 2019


Episode #49 - Finding good real estate investment properties (i.e. deals) is one of the most challenging parts of the business. So in this episode, Chad shares in detail the approach and specific strategies he used to …

#48: Ask Coach - How to Make Private Money Loans That Are Safe and Profitable

June 13th, 2019

Episode #48 - Rental properties & flips aren't the only type of real estate investing. You can also loan the money to others and collect passive …

#47: Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Take Exciting Risks in Life

June 10th, 2019


Episode #47 - Sometimes the big changes in life - like a new career, a new business, or jumping into financial independence - are also the most scary.

In today's episode, Chad interviews his friend Travis Hornsby, who …

#46: Ask Coach - How do you go about finding private money lenders?

June 6th, 2019


Episode #46 - Private money lending is an alternative source of funding for your real estate investing deals. But how do you find someone willing to loan you private money?

In this episode of Ask Coach, Chad shares how …

#45: The Top 10 Real Estate Investing Books For Beginners

June 3rd, 2019


Episode #45 - Reading books can make you rich. But you've got to read the right ones! This is my Top 10 list of recommended books for beginner real estate investors. I also include a summary of my favorite ideas from …

#44: Ask Coach - How to Handle Returning Security Deposits to Your Tenants

May 31st, 2019


Episode #44 - Security deposits - how should landlords handle returning them to their tenants? This is a topic that can create a lot of stress and …

#43: How Many Rental Properties Do You Need to Retire

May 27th, 2019


Episode #43 - Do you want to use rental properties to fund some or all of your retirement? This article shares detailed examples (including all the numbers) and step-by-step instruction for how you can do it too.

For a …

#42: Ask Coach - How to Use the BRRRR Strategy to Grow Your Rental Property Portfolio

May 23rd, 2019


Episode #42 - Have you heard of the BRRRR strategy? It stands for Buy-Remodel-Rent-Refinance-Repeat, and it's a way to maximize a limited amount of …

#41: How to Choose the Ideal Location For Investment Properties

May 20th, 2019


Episode #41 - This episode shows you how to pick the best market and location for your investment properties. When you pick the right location, your chances of making money increase.

For a companion article & show …

#40: Ask Coach - How to Evaluate a Multiunit Apartment Purchase

May 16th, 2019


Episode #40 - Learn how to evaluate and think about a real-life multiunit apartment purchase.

In this episode of Ask Coach, Chad gives feedback to a …

#39: The Time We Paid Cash For a House in 3 Days

May 13th, 2019


Episode #39 - One time my business partner & I paid cash for an investment house in 3 days! Learn the details of how to raise cash for YOUR deals and also learn about the Warren Buffett deals I used as a model for …

#38: Ask Coach - What's a Better Real Estate Investment - Single Family Houses or Multifamily Apartments

May 9th, 2019


Episode #38 - What's a better real estate investment - single family houses or multifamily apartments? Of course, there are pluses and minuses to …

#37: The Incredible Tax Benefits of Real Estate Investing

May 6th, 2019


Episode #37 - Tax benefits are a compelling reason to invest in real estate. In this episode, you'll learn the top 10 tax benefit explained in …

#36: Ask Coach - How to Find Off Market Real Estate Deals Using Smart Direct Mail

May 2nd, 2019


Episode #36 - How do you find good, off-market real estate deals that none of your competition knows about? One proven method is direct mail. But …

#35: The Rental Debt Snowball Plan - How to Get Free and Clear Rental Properties

April 29th, 2019


Episode #35 - The Rental Debt Snowball is a strategy to help you pay off mortgage debt faster so that you can own receive a steady stream of passive income using rental properties. This episode outlines how the Rental …

#34: Ask Coach - What is a Good Cap Rate For a Rental Property?

April 25th, 2019


Episode #34 - What cap rate is good for a rental property? How do you know if you have a good real estate investment?   In this episode of Ask Coach, Chad explains the two criteria he uses to judge if a rental is a good …

#33: My Rental Retirement Strategy (or How to Not Run Out of Money)

April 22nd, 2019


Episode #33 - How do you retire, live off your investments, and never run out of money? Big challenge, right? I have a plan to do that with rental properties, and I share that rental retirement strategy, in detail, in …

#32: Ask Coach - How to Replace Your Job Income With Passive Income From Rental Properties

April 18th, 2019


Episode #32 - Replacing your job salary with passive income from investments like rental properties is usually the goal of financial independence. But it's also scary to actually take the leap and leave your job!

In …

#31: The Three Currencies of Life - Measuring More Than Money

April 15th, 2019


Episode #31 - Money isn't the only way to measure wealth. A more balanced approach is to accumulate all three of the currencies of life - time, …

#30: Ask Coach - Perpetual Learners - How to Actually Get Started With Real Estate Investing

April 11th, 2019


Episode #30 - Education and learning is great. But when you get stuck as a perpetual learner and never get started it can become frustrating and even lead you to quit.

In this episode of Ask Coach, Chad gives some …

#29: Slowing Down - How to Live More Deliberately in a Fast Paced World

April 8th, 2019


Episode #29 - Slowing down and living more deliberately have many personal and professional benefits. In this episode, learn practical strategies to slow down and get more out of life.

For a companion article & show …

#28: Ask Coach - Overworked Frustrated - How to Get Out of a Real Estate Investing Rut

April 4th, 2019


Episode #28 - We real estate investors sometimes accumulate properties but get stuck in a place where we work a lot but don't get a lot of financial …

#27: How to Save For College With Real Estate Investing

April 1st, 2019


Episode #27 - How do you plan to save for college for your kids or grandkids? This episode shares a real-life case study of how I plan to use two …

#26: Ask Coach - How to Manage Rental Properties Remotely

March 28th, 2019


Episode #26 - How do you manage a rental property remotely? If you plan to live far from your rental property, either permanently or for a short time, you need to have a plan for remote property management.   In this …

#25: The Simple Math of a Shorter Path to Early Retirement

March 25th, 2019


Episode #25 - The math to achieve an early retirement is simple. But applying that math will require some uncommon thinking & effort. This episode shows how.

For a companion article & show links visit: 

#24: Ask Coach - How to Prepare For the Next Recession as a Real Estate Investor

March 21st, 2019


Episode #24 - If a recession is coming soon, should you still invest in real estate? Markets go up and down in cycles, especially in real estate. So, …

#23: 17 Insights From 17 Months Living Abroad With My Family

March 18th, 2019


Episode #23 - My family and I spent 17 months living abroad in Cuenca, Ecuador. In this episode, I share 17 insights from our experience, including the funny (like my Spanish mistakes!), the fascinating, the heart …

#22: Ask Coach - Should You Invest in a Mobile Home as a Rental Property?

March 14th, 2019


Episode #22: Should you invest in mobile homes as buy and hold rental properties? These properties sometimes have a bad reputation, but they can be …

#21: How to Buy Your First Investment Property - 6 Case Studies

March 11th, 2019


Episode #21 - This episode shares 6 real-life examples of how new real estate investors took baby steps to get started. The examples include rentals, …

#20: Ask Coach - How to Get Started in Real Estate Investing As a College Student

March 7th, 2019


Episode #20: Can you invest in real estate as a college student with very little money or resources? The answer is yes, but you have to play to your …

#19: The Five I.D.E.A.L. Benefits of Investing in Real Estate

March 4th, 2019


Episode #19 - Why is real estate investing a good investment? Here are five benefits that show why real estate is the I.D.E.A.L. investment. If you …

#18: Ask Coach - How to Use Simple Real Estate Partnerships if You Lack the Cash to Buy More Deals

February 28th, 2019


Episode #18: What if you don't have enough cash to buy a real estate investment? Whether you are new or you spent all your cash on other deals, …

#17: How to Retire Rich With Embarrassing Old Cars and Fixer-Upper Houses

February 25th, 2019


Episode #17: Two simple buying choices, your car and your home, could cost you over $400,000 depending on which choices you make. In other words, old …

#16: Ask Coach - How to Find the Best Real Estate Investment Deals

February 21st, 2019


Episode #16: Have you ever had a hard time finding a good real estate investment deals? You're not alone. It's probably the toughest part of the real estate business. But there are some strategies and tricks that you …

#15: What Suze Orman Got Wrong About the FIRE Movement

February 18th, 2019


Episode #15: Suze Orman gave the FIRE (Financial Independence/Retire Early) movement a Suze-smackdown on a recent interview. But she also got some BIG things wrong, which I expose in this episode.

For a companion …

#14: Ask Coach - How to Safely Refinance a Rental Property So That You Can Buy More

February 14th, 2019


Episode #14: What if you already own multiple rental properties that have equity (i.e. they are worth more than you owe) and you want to refinance …

#13: Real Estate Investing For Beginners - How to Find Your Focus

February 11th, 2019


Episode #13: For real estate investing beginners, analysis paralysis is the enemy of your success. This episodeepisod you get focused & moving forward confidently.

For a companion article & show links visit: 

#12: Ask Coach - How to Overcome Self-Limiting Beliefs

February 7th, 2019


Episode #12: Have you ever thought to yourself "who am I to attempt these lofty financial or life goals? Do you think you can really do this?" In other words, have you ever been weighed down by self-limiting beliefs?  I …

#11: Dave Ramsey Says Debt is Dumb in Real Estate Investing. Is It True?

February 4th, 2019


Episode #11: Is Dave Ramsey right that debt is dumb? Or is there a way to use debt intelligently when you invest in real estate? In this episode, I'll share why Dave is both right and wrong.

For a companion article …

#10: Ask Coach - What I Would Do Differently as a New Real Estate Investor (16 Years Later)

February 1st, 2019


Episode #10: If I were given a time machine and could start over again as a real estate investor, here's what I would do. I've invested for over …

#9: The House Hacking Guide – How to “Hack” Your Housing, Live For Free, Start Investing in Real Estate

January 28th, 2019


Episode #9: House hacking is a way to live for free or almost free by making a multi-unit property your principle residence. This comprehensive …

#8: Ask Coach - Payoff Debt or Save For Rental Properties?

January 24th, 2019


Ep #8: If you have extra cash, should you use it to pay off debt or save it to buy rental properties? This is a common question, and here I give my …

#7: Where to Buy Investment Properties - A-B-C-D Rating System

January 21st, 2019


Episode #7: Do you know where to buy the best investment properties? This episode teaches you a simple, easy-to-use A, B, C, D rating system used by real estate pros. 

For a companion article & show links visit: 

#6: How to Buy an Investment Property - From Contract to Closing

January 18th, 2019


Episode #6: This episode will make you more a more confident real estate investor by sharing the 5 steps of buying an investment property from contract to closing.
For a companion article & show links visit: 

#5: Ask Coach - Health Insurance For Entrepreneurs and Early Retirement

January 17th, 2019


Episode #5: Is health insurance keeping you at a job for security? As a real estate entrepreneur, I've been self-employed for 16+ years, and here's what my family and I do for health insurance.

UPDATE AS OF 1/2019: …

#4: The One Percent Rule - Quick Math For Positive Cash Flow Rental Properties

January 16th, 2019


Episode #4: The one percent rule in real estate is a tool to quickly filter and evaluate potential rental properties so that you make more cash flow. …

#3: Go Small or Go Home - Why You Don't Need a Big Real Estate Empire to Live the Life of Your Dreams

January 15th, 2019


Episode #3: Bigger and faster is better in real estate investing, right? Maybe not. In this episode, you'll learn how a simpler, smaller real estate investing business can accomplish everything you want in life. 

A …

#2: What's your Financial Independence Number? Here's Mine

January 15th, 2019


Episode #2: What is your financial independence number? Answering this question can help you achieve financial success & more options and freedom in life.

For a written companion article & show links visit:

#1: The Money-Life Manifesto

January 15th, 2019


Episode #1: This is the Money-Life Manifesto. It's about my mission to help you win with money so you can start doing more of what matters in your life.

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