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BiggerPockets Podcast 149: Early Retirement, Real Estate Bubbles, and Dangerous Scams with Radio/TV Star Clark Howard!

BiggerPockets Podcast 149: Early Retirement, Real Estate Bubbles, and Dangerous Scams with Radio/TV Star Clark Howard!

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Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we’re excited to sit down with an individual many people already know from television, radio, and the newspaper — Clark Howard. Besides being a nationally-syndicated radio and TV star, Clark Howard is also a real estate investor who has a unique outlook on the way real estate should fit into your financial picture, as well as numerous tips on avoiding scams, finding great locations to invest in, and much more! Don’t miss a second of this powerful episode!

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In This Episode We Cover:

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  • Who TV and Radio Personality Clark Howard is
  • How he went from a beach bum to financially free
  • His job at the radio station
  • His investing portfolio
  • A story about the real estate bust
  • How he bought properties through the bust (2011)
  • How to not get into the “investing hysteria
  • Why you should avoid the “dare to be rich” pitch
  • What the “smell test” is
  • Why there’s no one magical way to invest
  • Why understanding the local market is crucial
  • How to farm neighborhoods
  • Why you need to have a purpose behind how you’re investing
  • Tips for investing in general
  • And SO much more!

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Books Mentioned in this Show

Tweetable Topics:

  • “It’s part of who we are that we want to believe in miracle stories.” (Tweet This!)

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