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Welcome to '10,000 Roads To Financial Independence' - the podcast where we interview real people with real stories of taking charge of their time and reaching financial independence faster.

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Welcome to '10,000 Roads To Financial Independence' - the podcast where we interview real people with real stories of taking charge of their time and reaching financial independence faster.

    Scaling Your Real Estate Investing Potential by Building Valuable Relationships with Zasha Smith

    Scaling Your Real Estate Investing Potential by Building Valuable Relationships with Zasha Smith

    Zasha Smith went from overworked full time civil engineer to house flipper, General Partner in syndications, and rental property owner, generating over $10K/month from her 10 rental properties alone while living in beautiful Maui, Hawaii!

    Hear about Zasha's secret for being able to find financing, build valuable connections with others in real estate, and transition out of her corporate job into real estate full time in this episode.

    Connect with Zasha on IG @investwithzasha and via her website investwithzasha.com

    • 37 min
    How Owning 30 Rental Properties Can Set You Financially Free with Dustin Heiner

    How Owning 30 Rental Properties Can Set You Financially Free with Dustin Heiner

    If you've been listening to advice about buying your first rental property and getting into real estate investing, then you've probably heard the advice to buy, renovate, and then rent the property. But what if that advice was WRONG?



    10,000 Roads to Financial Independence podcast guest & REI expert Dustin Heiner outlines why this method is flawed and what to do instead when preparing to buy your first rental property.



    Dustin Heiner is a real estate investing expert and Founder of MasterPassiveIncome.com, helping people build successful real estate investing businesses so they can quit their jobs and never have to work again.



    Check out Dustin’s free course at https://masterpassiveincome.com/freecourse and follow him on Instagram @thedustinheiner



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    Elisa Zhang is the owner and principal of over $450M in multifamily apartment buildings. She is also a mother of two kids, an artist, an educator, and the breadwinner of her family.



    She provides in-depth advice and education on financial independence, real estate investing, generating passive income, mindset hacks, and productivity hacks through EZ FI (Financial Independence) University. She is on a mission to help others have the financial freedom to retire early from their jobs and make money while they sleep by investing in real estate. 



    Other ways to stay in touch:

    Facebook: https://fbook.cc/3sPG

    LinkedIn: https://ggle.io/4vpg

    Instagram: https://fbook.cc/3sPI or @elisazhang_fi

    Apple Podcast: https://bityl.co/4Rpd

    Spotify: https://bityl.co/4Rpb

    • 46 min
    How to Find Great Partners in Real Estate with Cody Laughlin & Brian Alfaro

    How to Find Great Partners in Real Estate with Cody Laughlin & Brian Alfaro

    In this episode, Managing Partners at Blue Oak Investing. Cody & Brian team up to share how they identified the unique skills they could each bring to a partnership, how to decide what role each partner should play based on not just skills but personality as well, and what data, trends, and insights they used to create their strategy for their company’s real estate investments.

    Cody started in 2008 as an "accidental landlord" and became full-time in multifamily investing in 2019. Brian started investing in real estate in 2018 as a way to grow and protect his wealth. They both wanted to scale and this formed the basis for their partnership, enabling them to now manage over 800 doors.

    You can connect with Cody & Brian on LinkedIn or email them at Cody@blueoakinvests.com or Brian@blueoakinvests.com

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    Elisa Zhang is the owner and principal of over $450M in multifamily apartment buildings. She is also a mother of two kids, an artist, an educator, and the breadwinner of her family.

    She provides in-depth advice and education on financial independence, real estate investing, generating passive income, mindset hacks, and productivity hacks through EZ FI (Financial Independence) University. She is on a mission to help others have the financial freedom to retire early from their jobs and make money while they sleep by investing in real estate. 

    Other ways to stay in touch:

    Facebook: https://fbook.cc/3sPG

    LinkedIn: https://ggle.io/4vpg

    Instagram: https://fbook.cc/3sPI or @elisazhang_fi

    Apple Podcast: https://bityl.co/4Rpd

    Spotify: https://bityl.co/4Rpb

    • 30 min
    Diversify Your Investing Strategy While Living Overseas with Billy Keels

    Diversify Your Investing Strategy While Living Overseas with Billy Keels

    Billy is a long-distance investor originally from Ohio but has lived in Europe for the last 20 years investing in industries like oil, gas, and real estate in the U.S. He recently left the corporate world to build his own business.



    Learn how to invest not just across state lines but across country lines, especially in real estate in the US while living in another country and how to leverage certain vehicles to create tax efficiencies while working in a full-time corporate job. 



    Get the free guide for accredited investors to save on your taxes at https://firstgencp.com/paylesstax and connect with Billy on LinkedIn.



    Elisa Zhang is the owner and principal of over $450M in multifamily apartment buildings. She is also a mother of two kids, an artist, an educator, and the breadwinner of her family.



    She provides in-depth advice and education on financial independence, real estate investing, generating passive income, mindset hacks, and productivity hacks through EZ FI (Financial Independence) University. She is on a mission to help others have the financial freedom to retire early from their jobs and make money while they sleep by investing in real estate. 



    Other ways to stay in touch:



    Facebook: https://fbook.cc/3sPG 

    LinkedIn: https://ggle.io/4vpg 

    Instagram: https://fbook.cc/3sPI or @elisazhang_fi

    Apple Podcast: https://bityl.co/4Rpd 

    Spotify: https://bityl.co/4Rpb 



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    • 37 min
    Revealing Secrets of the Real Estate Market using Data & Analytics with Stefan Tsvetkov

    Revealing Secrets of the Real Estate Market using Data & Analytics with Stefan Tsvetkov

    In this episode, Stefan Tsvetkov shares examples of how you can use publicly available data sources to analyze the past impact of economic trends on real estate and make predictions about what might happen to the real estate market going forward. 

    Learn more about interesting data analysis Stefan has done during past historical events and how it can help you think differently about what is going on in the economy today.

    Stefan is the Founder of Realty Quant, a company that brings data-driven and quantitive technologies to the real estate industry. He also holds a master's degree in financial engineering and during his finance career managed a derivative portfolio of over $90B.

    Connect with Stefan on LinkedIn and check out his resources on his website https://www.realtyquant.com/

    Elisa Zhang is the owner and principal of over $450M in multifamily apartment buildings. She is also a mother of two kids, an artist, an educator, and the breadwinner of her family.

    She provides in-depth advice and education on financial independence, real estate investing, generating passive income, mindset hacks, and productivity hacks through EZ FI (Financial Independence) University. She is on a mission to help others have the financial freedom to retire early from their jobs and make money while they sleep by investing in real estate. 

    Other ways to stay in touch:

    Facebook: https://fbook.cc/3sPG 

    LinkedIn: https://ggle.io/4vpg 

    Instagram: https://fbook.cc/3sPI or @elisazhang_fi

    Apple Podcast: https://bityl.co/4Rpd 

    Spotify: https://bityl.co/4Rpb 

    • 39 min
    Taking Massive Action in Multifamily with Rob Beardsley

    Taking Massive Action in Multifamily with Rob Beardsley

    Rob oversees acquisition and capital markets for Lonestar and has acquired capital $300M in multifamily real estate. He’s an expert in underwriting and has published a #1 book on underwriting multifamily acquisitions.

    In this episode, Rob shares how he handles being a younger professional in the multifamily space, builds trust with investors, scaled his team, and learned from mistakes made on his first $16M property closing.

    Chapters:

    00:00 Introduction

    01:00 Entrepreneurship lessons

    04:24 Tips for young real estate investors

    09:00 Building trust and credibility

    12:30 Managing employees

    18:16 Choosing your niche

    23:16 How to find good deals during volatile markets

    28:38 Stepping-up

    Get Rob's free underwriting model at lscre.com and connect with him on LinkedIn to learn more.

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    Elisa Zhang is the owner and principal of over $450M in multifamily apartment buildings. She is also a mother of two kids, an artist, an educator, and the breadwinner of her family.

    She provides in-depth advice and education on financial independence, real estate investing, generating passive income, mindset hacks, and productivity hacks through EZ FI (Financial Independence) University. She is on a mission to help others have the financial freedom to retire early from their jobs and make money while they sleep by investing in real estate. 

    Other ways to stay in touch:

    Facebook: https://fbook.cc/3sPG

    LinkedIn: https://ggle.io/4vpg

    Instagram: https://fbook.cc/3sPI or @elisazhang_fi

    Apple Podcast: https://bityl.co/4Rpd

    Spotify: https://bityl.co/4Rpb

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Sucky drawer55 ,

Inspiring, educational, and relevant for even newbies!

This podcast is one of my go to’s for getting inspired along my journey to financial independence. I love how each interview really focuses on the person, not just a topic. I feel like I really connect with the guests and get inspired by their personal journeys. And of course the information on different aspects of REI is great. Always take away a few tidbits.

TheInvestorBoy ,

Wonderful Show

Great show to get up-to-speed on real estate investing as a vehicle for wealth creation. Its on the top of my list along side The Investor Mindset Podcast.

Highly recommend you check it out!

jlaulaulau ,

Practical Real Estate Advice

I am very impressed with the podcast. Great content that is informative, but more importantly pragmatic. I feel empowered to move closer to financial independence every time I listen to an EZ-FI-U podcast.

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