Real Life Investing With Jason & Rachel Wagner

Jason & Rachel Wagner

Get to know Jason and Rachel Wagner and how we got started in real estate and continue to grow both our business and our mindset. It isn't all sunshine and rainbows but if you stay focused on your WHY and commitment to each other you will prevail.

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29. Challenging the Status Quo in Healthcare and Vaccination
15-02-2024
29. Challenging the Status Quo in Healthcare and Vaccination
Embarking on a journey from unwavering vaccine advocates to cautious evaluators, Rachel and I open up about the profound shifts in our perspectives, particularly when the well-being of our children is at stake. Our conversation is ignited by lessons from "Turtles All the Way Down," a book peeling back layers of vaccine science and myths. As new parents, the weight of healthcare decisions looms large, intensified by a deluge of information and contrasting societal views. Weaving through our personal stories, this episode promises a raw and intimate look into the dilemmas faced by parents in today's complex health landscape.This episode goes beyond vaccination to tackle broader issues such as the influence of big pharma, the rise of childhood chronic illnesses, and the underlying ethical questions in healthcare. We share strategies for supporting immune health through lifestyle changes, like embracing organics, and examine testing processes for vaccines against true placebos. The overarching theme emphasizes the empowerment in informed decision-making and the courage to question authority. Join us for a candid conversation that bridges personal stories with the pressing need for transparency and critical thinking in the world of medicine.Links to things we reference:Turtles All the Way Down - Chapter 1: Vaccine Clinical Trialshttps://tinyurl.com/TurtlesBookChap1EngJune 2021 Podcast - Bret Weinstein, Robert Malone and Steve Kirschhttps://open.spotify.com/episode/2GkYPouJqLMnMqDzMsdaeh?si=7kVOlC33RxiEVOOQ19lAGgDr. Ryan Cole Video Interviewshttps://www.theepochtimes.com/epochtv/dr-ryan-cole-alarming-cancer-trend-suggests-covid-19-vaccines-alter-natural-immune-response-4250442https://www.theepochtimes.com/focus/dr-ryan-coleJoe Rogan w/ Robert Malone Podcasthttps://open.spotify.com/episode/3SCsueX2bZdbEzRtKOCEyT?si=4K5BSlcXQiiXbRdBaQyQHgJoe Rogan w/Aaron Rogershttps://open.spotify.com/episode/30wj3cs3bfHsrI0aaYWVB1?si=Q1sIt42UQ1WTvl6h4wCVLQ2023 Cancer Statisticshttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36633525/2020 Cancer Statisticshttps://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/data/index.htm#:~:text=In%20the%20United%20States%20in,which%20incidence%20data%20are%20available
21. Live In Renovation: Jordan Warner's Journey Into Chicago Real Estate
22-09-2023
21. Live In Renovation: Jordan Warner's Journey Into Chicago Real Estate
Ever wondered about the thrill and challenges that come with investing in real estate through a live in renovation? This episode brings you a riveting conversation with Greystone Realty agent Jordan Warner, a man who turned a fixer-upper ranch in West Humboldt Park into an engaging journey of discovery.This episode offers more than just a walkthrough of a renovation project. Jordan takes us into the heart of his real estate journey, shedding light on the sacrifices made and the lessons learned in the process. We delve into the significance of documenting the journey, setting tangible goals, and understanding what it takes to achieve those goals. Jordan's experiences and reflections are a valuable guide for anyone keen on navigating the real estate waters.As we drift from Chicago to Texas, Jordan shares his unique experience of using Airbnb's in various neighborhoods, maintaining a swimming pool under the relentless Texas sun, and finally taking the plunge into full-time real estate investment. He provides an insightful look into the dynamics of the Fort Worth real estate market, the practice of renting out rooms, and his eventual return to Chicago. The episode concludes with Jordan's thoughtful stance on gentrification, the industry's oversight in adjusting rents over time, and his ultimate aspiration of being a responsible housing provider. This episode offers a wealth of knowledge for anyone interested in real estate investing, property renovation, or simply seeking inspiration in their entrepreneurial voyage.
15. 75Hard vs. Jon and Keira Quintero
01-08-2023
15. 75Hard vs. Jon and Keira Quintero
Have you ever wondered how to juggle full-time jobs, parenting, and your personal health all at once? On today's episode, we share a candid conversation with Jon and Keira Quintero, a power couple who managed to do just that. This dynamic duo not only balanced their busy lives but also completed the 75 Hard program, demonstrating awe-inspiring resilience and discipline. Join us as we dive into their journey, their strategies, and how they navigated the inevitable obstacles to come out stronger on the other side. Our discussion takes us down the ripple effects 75 Hard has had in their lives and how they have been able to maintain the lifestyle even after completing the program. Keira credits 75 Hard as the contributor to her preparation for the Chicago Marathon and leading to personal records in her 5k, 10k, and half marathon times. Keira shines a light on the transformation of her daily routine, the continued discipline, and intentional time management that has truly shifted her mindset.Jon goes deep into the unexpected surgery he was forced to have, that put completing 75 Hard at risk.  But through determination, Jon was able to complete the day to continue the challenge and keep going.The Quinteros' journey serves as a beacon of inspiration, proving that with discipline, support, and intentionality, one can truly attain their ambitions. Stick with us as we unpack their strategies for balancing work, parenting, and health, and how their story can inspire you to take the reins in your own life.
14. From Renter to Landlord: Tim Botsford's Inspiring House Hacking Journey
30-07-2023
14. From Renter to Landlord: Tim Botsford's Inspiring House Hacking Journey
Partnering with your Real Estate Agent might seem like an odd endeavor but when you are brand new to real estate investing it is actually a great way to mitigate your risk in knowledge gaps. This is exactly what Tim Botsford did to start investing in Real Estate.  In this episode, Tim shares his incredible journey from living with friends to becoming a house hacker, thanks to a combination of curiosity, research, and a pivotal chat with us. If investing in multi-family real estate sounds intimidating, Tim's step-by-step recounting of his experience is bound to resonate with you. From managing leases and tenant relations, to dealing with unexpected issues like flooding and cockroach infestations, this episode doesn't hold back. Tim's candid reflection on his learning curve is a masterclass in handling real-life trials and tribulations in real estate investing. He reveals how house hacking and a quick response to tenant issues not only gave him more control over his money but also helped him maintain a good rapport with his tenants.As we wrap up, Tim shares his exhilarating, sometimes nerve-wracking, ride into real estate investing. Overcoming fears, stepping out of his comfort zone and understanding the importance of tenant ordinances, this episode is a goldmine of actionable advice and inspiring experiences. So if you're toying with the idea of a leap into real estate investing, tune in to hear about Tim's joy and anticipation for the future, and how his first property has set him on a path of exciting possibilities.