Matt Badiali: Freedom Checks

If you have been following the investment advice from Banyan Hill Publishing Company author Matt Badiali then you are probably heavily invested in Freedom Checks. Freedom Checks were popularized by the former geologist as a way to increase your investment returns while minimizing your overall tax liability.If this is the case then you may have been excited whenever you first heard of the Trump Bonus Checks. These investments may seem fairly similar to the Freedom Checks that were popularized by Matt Badiali at first glance however there are some key differences. The Trump Bonus Checks do act as traditional dividends and are not any form of a special investment.

While it may be true that corporations and companies will begin to pay larger dividends in order to purchase stock back as result of the tax liability being lowered under the Trump administration in comparison to Freedom Checks they are not anything super special.Freedom Checks are different from a traditional dividend which is a form of a investments return that is paid out to investors that hold stock in corporations on a regular basis. In order to receive some of these investment returns, you must invest in a special classification of Corporation in the United States of America. These corporations are known as master limited partnerships.

Several decades ago Congress enacted a special piece of legislation known as Statute 26-F which would incentivize corporations to operate in the oil and natural gas industries of the United States of America. In order to receive these checks you can invest in these corporations and you will receive payments that are similar to dividends but instead of being treated as a traditional income they are treated as a return of capital. This has the added benefit of keeping your overall income tax liability low. Any income that is treated as a return of capital is only subject to the long-term capital gains tax which is significantly lower than the traditional income tax that most dividends are subject to.While Trump Bonus Checks may  be a good investment opportunity they are not any different from a traditional dividend that you may receive from a corporation.

How the Fortress Investment Group is supporting infrastructure development

The transport and infrastructure arm of the Fortress Investment Group has been looking at various areas to invest in. They are aware of the numerous opportunities presenting themselves, but given their expertise, they are able to sieve through them to only invest in the most viable and once that promise long-term success. One of these areas has been in the private rail business. Brightline which runs private passenger trains was acquired by the Fortress Investment Group and has gone on to become one of the most lucrative investments for the group. The company has invested quite a lot in the Miami to West Palm Beach route. The company focused on too short to fly yet too long to drive routes in the area. They recently opened the Miami to Fort Lauderdale route which would reduce the journey to approximately 35 minutes all for a price of ten dollars. This route is usually a nightmare for travellers, especially at rush hour where traffic can turn the otherwise short drive into a two-hour nightmare. It is especially bad when there is an accident or some eventuality that tampers with the normal flow of traffic.

The Fortress Investment Group through Brightline hopes to continue with these kinds of investments going forward even after their acquisition by SoftBank. The investment bank was looking for an investment vehicle that was able to support their expansion into the United States. The 3.3 billion deal saw the group which was formerly listed on the NYSE become a private company once more. They are determined now more than ever to grow their operations in virtually all areas that they had before while at the same time looking for more opportunities elsewhere. This includes in real estate as indicate by their deal to acquire 20 Times Square in New York. In technology, they recently announced a 20 million dollar credit facility for iPass a company that provides WIFI via hotspots. They are one of the biggest providers of hotspot technology and other related connectivity tech. The Fortress Investment Group are also enjoying the backing of a well-financed new owner.

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