Podcast Ep 44 – Tax Benefits of Investing in Real Estate with Larry Pendleton

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Join Mike Cavaggioni and Larry Pendleton on the 44th episode of the Average Joe Finances Podcast as they discuss the tax benefits of investing in real estate and the scalability of multifamily. Larry Pendleton is a real estate investor and CPA with a passion for adding value to fellow investors through tax consulting and accounting services. Along with PC Financial Services, he is currently Director of Finance for real estate investment firm RIZE Equity Holdings. Today, Larry shares his journey, from helping others minimize their tax liabilities to eventually investing in real estate himself.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

● The abundance mindset and why sharing information with others helps you grow as an investor and an individual.

● How scalability is essential when transitioning from single-family to multifamily.

● What the best practices are to build a tax plan into real estate investments.

● What depreciation is and how it benefits someone investing in real estate regarding tax.

● The importance of knowing the expertise of your current tax professional.

● And much more!

About Larry Pendleton:

Larry Pendleton has over ten years of accounting, tax, and auditing experience as a Certified Public Accountant. In addition, he brings more than seven years’ worth of real estate investing experience as the Chief Financial Officer for C.P. Realty and Next Level Investments. He oversaw the accounting and finance of over 3 million dollars’ worth of commercial real estate in that role. Simultaneously, Larry founded P.C. Financial Services, LLC., which provides nationwide tax consulting and planning for real estate professionals.

Larry also has a track record of success in Internal Audits. He spent over five years as a Senior Auditor for three companies utilizing his expertise to drive cost efficiencies and grow their brands. As the Director of RIZE’s Financial Operations, his business experience in real estate, combined with his educational background of a Bachelors and Masters in Accounting, means you will be dealing with a financial professional you can trust to maximize efficiencies on every investment.

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Podcast Ep 43 – Checkbook Control IRAs, QRPs, and more with Benard Reisz

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Join Mike Cavaggioni and Bernard Reisz on the 43rd episode of the Average Joe Finances Podcast as they discuss providing unbiased and innovative strategies to optimize your finances. Bernard Reisz is a certified public accountant, financial advisor, and ReSure’s founder. The company focuses on self-directed retirement accounts, giving investors the ability to put their money in assets they understand best. Today, Bernard shares his story of working towards his certification, turning down big companies, and starting a financial solutions firm himself.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

● How financial certifications can only do so much and how learning starts on the job.

● The value of going back to the basics when solving unique financial cases.

● What to know when optimizing your finances and the limitations of corporate procedures.

● Where to find guides with financial expertise when most companies only sell paperwork.

● How sharing and scaling your “expertise” can lead you and others to financial freedom.

● And much more!

About Bernard Reisz:

Bernard Reisz is a financial and tax expert who focuses on investing, due diligence, alternative assets, and entity structuring. He believes tax strategy and financial advisory needs guidance from an expert who knows every neck of the woods and has nothing to sell them, delivering unbiased information. Hence, Bernard aims to empower clients to optimize their finances using proactive and innovative strategies.

Before founding ReSure, Bernard served as Director of CoMetrics Partners, managing various engagements involving financial consulting and due diligence. Bernard advised owners of closely-held middle-market companies on advanced tax mitigation strategies. As a guest on numerous economic, tax, real estate, and legal forums, he delivered straight talks and unique insight on 401KCheckBook’s Website.

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Podcast Ep 42 – Simple Passive Cash Flow with Lane Kawaoka

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Join Mike Cavaggioni and Lane Kawaoka on the 42nd episode of the Average Joe Finances Podcast as they talk about turning your earnings into passive cashflow streams to set you for life. Lane Kawaoka is a syndicator, mentor, and podcaster at Simple Passive Cashflow, providing free real estate education. Today, Lane shares his journey from working as a licensed engineer to becoming an accredited real estate investor.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

• The different market tiers in real estate and which one you should invest in.

• How to turn your savings into cashflow streams through properties and assets.

• What classes of properties to consider when achieving passive cashflow.

• The value of networking when looking for a deal as a passive investor.

• Why you should not wait until retirement to invest in real estate and how to get started.

• And much more!

About Lane Kawaoka

Lane Kawaoka was a licensed professional civil and industrial engineer. In 2009, Lane began investing in real estate in Seattle. After discovering the difference between cashflow investing and appreciation investing (gambling/speculating), he moved his portfolio into 11 single-family rentals in Birmingham, Atlanta, Indianapolis, and Pennsylvania.

Today, Lane is investing in Class B & C multi-family apartments, RV parks, mobile homes. He also assisted living facilities because of the country’s demand for affordable housing. Lane figured passive income from investing in stable rental properties would make it possible for him to move back home to Hawaii.

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Podcast Ep 41 – Regulation A+ Funding with Anthony Pinto

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Join Mike Cavaggioni and Anthony Pinto on the 41st episode of the Average Joe Finances Podcast as they talk about house hacking and Regulation A+ funding. Anthony Pinto is a submarine officer, real estate investor, and Pinto Capital Investment’s founder. He also founded Mission First Capital to provide real estate opportunities for active duty and military veterans. Today, Anthony shares his journey, from attending his first real estate meetup, investing in house hacking, to closing large multifamily deals.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

● The value of training and networking in real estate investing.

● How to get started in real estate through house hacking and transition into multifamily.

● What Regulation A+ is and how to use it when bringing non-accredited investors into your syndication.

● The importance of understanding the market when dealing with multiple properties in different states.

● How working with a team and building relationships in real estate can help you grow as an investor.

About Anthony

Anthony Pinto is the Chief Operations Officer for Mission First Capital and the founder of Pinto Capital Investments. Mission First Capital’s goal is to provide real estate opportunities to active duty and military veteran investors not otherwise available to our brothers and sisters. Investing in stable, real assets is no longer exclusive to the rich and powerful.

Anthony specializes in investing in commercial real estate and apartment buildings. He seeks out and acquires B to C class apartment buildings as value-add acquisitions. Working with experienced syndicators and partners, Anthony continues to develop larger apartment buildings across the Southeast US, focusing on the Hampton Roads, VA, and Georgia markets. Across the Hampton Roads MSA, he has $20M in AUM and controls more than 300 units, all acquired in 2020.

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Podcast Ep 40 – Becoming a Millionaire as a Freelancer with Alex Fasulo

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Join Mike Cavaggioni and Alex Fasulo on the 40th episode of the Average Joe Finances Podcast as they talk about getting into the freelancing marketplace. Alex Fasulo is a writer, mentor, and podcast host, who is passionate about preparing individuals for the future of remote work. Today, Alex shares her journey from applying to several different jobs, quitting the one job she got into four weeks in, to becoming a freelancer and Fiverr millionaire.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

• The harsh mold of corporate job hunting and how to break out of it.

• The misconceptions of freelancing and how to define it for yourself as a freelancer.

• How to work towards financial freedom through freelance work and passive income.

• The right mindset for an entrepreneur and taking control of your time.

• How to stay creative with the pressure of running a business.

• And much more!

About Alex Fasulo

Alex Fasulo is a copywriter, freelancer, and ghostwriting business manager on Fiverr, Shopify, and privately on other social media. She is also the owner of a trending photo map app, EyePop, designed to help travelers and influencers everywhere snap the best shot in any city. She also helped create Campfire Trailers, where she and her mom take old, unused horse trailers and flip them into mobile businesses. The company exploded in popularity last year due to COVID-19, given the rising demand for on-the-go food and drinks.

Alex also delved into education and other forms of writing. She creates online courses on MentorCamp, an all-in-one online learning resource that provides people worldwide with the ability to leave their 9-to-5 and make money online. Her online courses mainly tackle copywriting and social media marketing, specifically on TikTok. She has also written five e-books available to anyone wanting to dive into the world of freelancing. After all, Alex believes that the future resides in a freelancing exchange, whereby every company will outsource work on a per-project basis.

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8 Ways to Increase Your Income and Save Money

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The secret to true wealth is financial freedom, but how do you get it?

Do you want to be free of financial constraints? Do you want the ability to live your life without worrying about money? The sooner you start on this path towards financial freedom, the better off you will be in life.

We’ve compiled eight ways that can help get you on your way to a more fulfilling and prosperous future!

1. Live below your means 

This is one of the pillars on which financial freedom rests. The key to achieving this lies in understanding your needs and wants so that you can plan for them accordingly. This is an important factor when spending money or making decisions about investments with higher risk such as stocks. It also means being aware of how much income will be left after taxes.

2. Save at least 10% of your income for retirement 

This is a golden rule for financial planning. The earlier you start saving, the easier it will be to retire (or semi-retire) in your mid or late 50s. It’ll also make surviving an emergency much more manageable if that time ever comes around without having to deplete all of your savings.

If you are aggressive enough with how much you can save, you can even reach financial independence earlier in life, even in your 30’s.

3. Invest in stocks and bonds, not just cash equivalents (e.g., CDs) 

You might be tempted to put your money in savings accounts and certificate of deposits, but if you’re looking for a good return on your investment, it’s worth it to look at other options. Consider the stock market or bonds.

Cash equivalents like savings accounts and money market funds may be better for short-term goals, but long-term investing is the key to building wealth. That’s what stocks and bonds are about.

Dividend paying stocks and Real Estate Investment Trusts can eventually make a nice passive income that will pay you continually.

You can download Robinhood or Webull, for instance, to get started with stocks.

4. Avoid credit card debt at all costs 

If you can, try not to go into debt. Credit card debt is a surefire way to get yourself in trouble. In an absolute emergency, it’s ok, but really try to stay away from racking up credit card debt.

Use cash as much as possible. If you can’t, try setting up an automatic payment from your bank account to pay off the balance every month.

I have found myself in situations where there were larger property expenses than anticipated and had to use credit cards even after depleting the emergency fund. In these situations, do your best to try and get a 0% interest for 18-24 months if you can. Many times, credit card companies and banks offer different promotions. It doesn’t hurt to ask. Just make sure you pay it off before the special is up.

5. Pay off high-interest loans and credit cards first before you invest or save money

Paying off high-interest credit cards and loans first is a great way to ensure your finances are in good shape. You’ll be able to save money and invest in the future without having to worry about paying off debt.

Getting rid of your high-interest credit cards and loans is an essential part of having a sound financial foundation. It’s like giving yourself a head start for the rest of your finances.

6. Don’t buy a house yet until you are ready

Buying a house is one of the most significant financial decisions you’ll make in your life. Don’t be in a hurry to buy your own home if it’s out of reach financially.

There are many ways to buy a home for low or no money down, but if you are really young and don’t have enough established credit, you may find it difficult. It’s ok to rent a house or apartment while saving up.

7. House Hack your first home

When you are ready to make that home purchase, consider a duplex, triplex, or quadplex. Live in one unit while renting out the others for significant savings. You can essentially live in your home for free while someone else pays your mortgage. When you are ready to move into your “forever” home, you can always rent out the unit you were living in.

Now you have two homes and one of them is an income producing asset.

8. Retirement Accounts

If you are in a career field where the employer will match your contributions up to a certain number, then make sure you max that out. If an employer will match up to 5%, then make sure you are contributing at least 5% into your retirement account. It’s free money!

Consider the tax implications when choosing between investment options like Roth IRA vs. traditional IRA, 401(k) vs. 403b, etc.; also consider the tax implications of withdrawing from these accounts early or later in life! 

Choosing between investment options is challenging. One thing to consider, though, when you do choose investments, make sure you understand the tax implications of your choice. Keep in mind that you’ll have taxes at the end of each year based on any gains or losses. It’s a good idea to talk to a tax professional who can help you make sense of them.

Many people misunderstand IRAs. They’re not just for the elderly but a great way to save money and invest wisely.

Traditional IRA

Traditional IRAs are a great way to save for retirement. You get an upfront tax break and build your savings over time. You will pay taxes on this account when you withdraw your money in retirement. Understand that in your later stages in life, you will likely be in a higher tax bracket then you currently in now.

Roth IRA

Roth IRAs are great because they let you save for retirement now and enjoy tax-free withdrawals in the future. You pay your taxes up front when you make your contributions.

The traditional retirement system may not be the way you want to go

In Conclusion

Financial freedom is possible for everyone, not just the rich and privileged. Anyone can take control of their money.

Stop living paycheck to paycheck and start feeling secure in your financial future. It’s time to TAKE ACTION! Leave us your thoughts in the comments. What would you add to this list or want further information on?

Mike Cavaggioni
Mike Cavaggioni

Mike Cavaggioni is an Active Duty Officer in the U.S. Navy, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®, Real Estate Investor, and Finance Coach located in Honolulu, HI. He is the founder of Average Joe Finances and host of the Average Joe Finances Podcast. Mike is building a community for people to come together to learn and build their wealth.

Podcast Ep – 39 From IRA’s and Equities to Large Multi-Family Investments with Josh Plave

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Join Mike Cavaggioni on Episode 39 of the Average Joe Finances Podcast as he sits with Josh Plave to talk about the topic of turning funds From IRA’s and Equities to Large Multifamily Investments. This episode highlights how IRAs and equities could be turned into investments that will change your family’s financial outlook in the future. From a personal experience of understanding how to value money, Josh Plave shares tips to help individuals choose multifamily family investments to secure their future.

In this Episode, You’ll learn:

  • What a self-directed IRA is
  • Why multifamily investment is the best choice for IRA and Equities investors
  • Understand the 75% leverage
  • How a multifamily investment is about controlling what can be controlled and the strategy of controlling it
  • How self-directed IRA could be invested in almost anything except for three particular restrictions, namely, (1) IRA cannot be invested in collectibles; (2) they cannot be invested in life insurance policies, and lastly (3) cannot be used to own shares in a corporation. With this said, Josh confirms that IRA can be invested virtually on anything.
  • And much more

About Josh Plave 

Josh Plave is the known founder of Wall to Main and is a full-time family investor. He started with his own family’s investment portfolio and helped other families make the same intelligent financial decision. He started in his journey as early as 16 years of age. He was inspired by his grandparents, who told him that securing his finances for the future is critical to leading a better life in the future. Now, at the age of 30, he continues to live with financial freedom, and he wants to share the same tips he learned through time to help others find better investment options for their IRAs and their equities.

In his work, he highlights that being financially free comes from a person’s willingness to find out what he can control and find a way to control these properties in the most efficient way possible. In his business, he continues to promote effective investment options through large multifamily real estate properties; this way, the investors do not invest in the properties but in the business and its assured growth.

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Website: https://www.walltomain.com/about

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5 Ways Outsourcing and Hiring Subcontractors Will Save Your Sanity as a Solopreneur

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As a solopreneur, you probably think you have to do everything yourself. That is, after all, the point of the “solo” part, right? But all the planners and scheduling apps in the world won’t keep you on top of every task you need to do in order to grow your business. Between calls with clients, posting on social media enough to stay relevant, creating or finding new products, dealing with venders, and attempting to maintain some kind of personal life, it’s easy to feel like you’re completely losing your sanity. Fortunately, there’s an answer to that: outsourcing to subcontractors.

1. Subcontractors are also business owners.

When you’re looking for help with your business, you want someone who gets your business. Subcontractors aren’t employees. They do their own taxes, run their own books, and set their own prices. Depending on what you need, there’s often room to negotiate, within reason. They don’t answer to a boss and they know what their services are worth.

2. There is a wide variety of subcontractors out there in all kinds of fields.

In this new workforce where the majority of people have learned to market their skills online, nearly every field has some kind of expert or professional you can hire to outsource tasks you need done. Some things you can look for include:

  • Social media graphics
  • Social media management (posting, scheduling, & strategy)
  • General administration (scheduling appointments, data entry, etc.)
  • Listening in on calls to take notes
  • Logo design
  • Brand kits (color palette, font choices, etc.)
  • E-mail cleanup and management
  • Google suite management
  • Organizing files into folders
  • Client management & customer service
  • Managing sales listings online
  • Product photos
  • Blog writing
  • Creating info-graphics
  • Writing a business plan

There really is no end to what a subcontractor can do, depending on their specialty and experience. Ask for examples of their work or offer to pay for a sample if you’re not sure.

3. Subcontractors work remotely.

You don’t need to deal with having someone in your home or office space when you hire a subcontractor. Most of them work from home or their own office space and they like it that way. Remember, subcontractors own their own businesses and that means they have their own way of getting things done. They don’t want to invade your space.

4. Subcontractors work autonomously.

Once you hand off your project and work out the details, your subcontractor will go and do it all on their own. You won’t need to check in on their work every moment and if you want updates, work out when you’ll get reports from them ahead of time. They work all of this into their own schedule and do it on their own, so you don’t have to do anything else.

5. Subcontractors are prompt.

When you outsource your tasks, you’ll sign a contract with your subcontractor detailing the parameters of the project. Be sure that everything (including how and when you’ll communicate and how and when you’ll pay for their work) you need to know is there and be precise about due dates. Subcontractors want good reviews when their time with you is over. They’re not your employee looking for a good performance review. They are their own business and rely on reputation to do well with the next client.

Become a Subcontractor Yourself!

If you find that your business is low and you need a little extra work, consider subcontracting out your own services and expertise! Look for groups in your specialized niche that will help you find ways to get into the business. There’s more than enough work to go around!

I have recently started outsourcing a bunch of things to subcontractors myself and that’s why I wanted to post this. I was starting to get burned out running a podcast, blog, social media pages, and real estate all while working my full-time job in the Navy. It can get overwhelming… I needed to get some more family time. The thing that took up the bulk of my time is editing audio and video for my podcast and YouTube channel. Outsourcing that has relieved a huge burden off of my shoulders and allowed me to actually enjoy some time on the weekend again. Don’t be scared to spend a little money to outsource some projects. You get to write it off as a business expense too!

Keep crushing it Average Joes!

Mike Cavaggioni
Mike Cavaggioni

Mike Cavaggioni is an Active Duty Officer in the U.S. Navy, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®, Real Estate Investor, and Finance Coach located in Honolulu, HI. He is the founder of Average Joe Finances and host of the Average Joe Finances Podcast. Mike is building a community for people to come together to learn and build their wealth.

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Podcast Ep 38 – Private Money Lending with Alex Breshears

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In this episode, I am joined by Alex Breshears of Infinite Road Investments. Listen as we talk about real estate as an asset, how Alex got into private lending, and the many perks of private lending for investors. For anyone trying to get into passive investing or real estate in general, Alex has a bit of advice that she wants everyone to have as their heads up. For Alex, having a clear understanding of what fits your lifestyle as an investor is of utmost importance before starting with any investment form. Despite real estate being necessary for the community, matching one’s goals and approach to life with how one wants to invest is not something to overlook. Alex believes it offers anyone an opportunity to learn real estate – from the backseat.

In this episode you will learn:

  • “Real estate tends to be a slow-moving asset.”
  • Do they fit your goals, skills, time commitment, capital commitment?
  • The story behind how the 1st deal happened.
  • What does private lending offer you?
  • People will always need real estate!
  • And much more!

About Alex Breshears:

Alex is a private money lender and an educator for private lending and passive investing in real estate. A community group leader, Limited Partner in syndications, aspiring general partner for multi-family syndications, and EMD funder for syndications.

Alex Breshears’ mission is to help and inspire others to foster a win-win situation that increases her network and the community’s prosperity. She is a military spouse from New Orleans, Louisiana that values strong partnerships with others and a fabulous crawfish boil!

Alex believes that it is essential to smile because life is short and that it is important to make conscious choices each day for success.

You can find Alex Breshears on:

Website: http://infiniteroadinvestments.com/

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/InvestPassively2LiveActively

Facebook: https://facebook.com/groups/privatelendinglessons/

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Podcast Ep 37 – Investing from Overseas with Daniel Mills

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Join Mike Cavaggioni and Daniel Mills as they talk about obtaining financial freedom from overseas. Daniel is a University professor in Japan, who has gone from being $15,000 in debt to building a Net worth of over one million dollars through index funds and extreme long distance real estate investing. Stay tuned!

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • From being indebted to financial freedom
  • The importance of having multiple bank accounts
  • Pro’s and Con’s of investing in real estate while living abroad
  • Goals for Property/Market Selection
  • And much more!

About Daniel Mills

Growing up in southern California, Daniel knew that there was money to be made through entrepreneurialism. He saw his father grow a business that was profiting millions each year, only to see it later become liquidated. Daniel didn’t really think too much about money or growing his personal wealth until years later.

After college, Daniel moved to Japan and became an English teacher making a salary of around $30,000 (USD) a year. He met his wife, settled down, and bought an apartment in an appreciating part of the city (contrary to many other parts of Japan). Daniel was saving around $1,000 a month, and realized he didn’t want to be making $30,000 a year forever. So, he started investing in index funds and stocks, which grew his net worth and allowed him to invest in other asset classes, like real estate.

Daniel even shares a tax loophole that allowed him to write off 100% of his 6-figure income while he was in Japan (solely from real estate depreciation)!

Flash forward to today, Daniel has rental properties in Idaho, Alabama, and Tennessee with partners from Japan and the United States. Daniel agrees with many other real estate professionals in the fact that you need a tried and true team in cities where you’re investing. Living in Japan, he doesn’t have much to worry about in the US, thanks to his fantastic property managers, handymen, partners, lenders, and real estate agents.

Connect with Daniel

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/netmonkjapan

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🚧 DISCLAIMER On this channel I share my thoughts, opinions, and own journey to financial freedom. We also bring on guests to share their experiences as well. I am a licensed REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® however, I am not a CPA, attorney, insurance, contractor, lender, or financial advisor. The content on this page shall not be construed as tax, legal, insurance, financial advice, or other and may be outdated or inaccurate; it is your responsibility to verify all information yourself. I hope you enjoy our content and join in on this financial freedom adventure! https://averagejoefinances.com/disclaimer

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