Readers of Real Wealth Strategist and Front Line Profits are well acquainted with Matt Badiali. The investment guru has been active for years passing out actionable investment information pretaining to the natural resource market. Most people, however, know Badiali by another name, “The Freedom Checks Guy”.
Matt Badiali’s freedom checks investment made quite the splash when it first appeared. The commercials gained notoriety not only for the way they were presented by for the questions they left behind. Here is a look at just what freedom checks are and who Badiali is.
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Matt Badiali is a trained geologist with a masster’s from Florida Atlantic University. He began his career putting that degree to use as a consultant for natural resource companies. Years later one of his friends turned him onto the concept of using his knowledge to make investments. So, Badiali changed careers and became an analyst helping mid-level investors make good on returns. He soon gained a solid reputation for sizable returns and caught the attention of Banyan Hill Publishing.
Today, Matt Badiali writes two newsletters for Banyan, shares a wealth of information on Facebook, and writes articles on precious metals for Medium. His advice is so good because it is taken directly from the source. Badiali actually travels to natural resource operations all over the world. He uses his knowledge to vet every part of the operation from the bottom to the top. Badiali even interviews CEOs.
Freedom checks are actually return of capital checks paid out for buying into a Master Limited Partnership. MLPs are resource companies that operate in the U.S. They sell non-controlling stakes to investors to generate working capital. This allows them the cash flow of a publicly traded company while remaining private. The companies take part in a tax benefit offered by the government to stateside oil and gas companies. All they have to do is distribute 90% of their profits to stakeholders before taxes are taken.
Badiali hit upon the perk as he has extensive knowledge of the resource market. Through his newsletters he connects investors to an MLP. All they have to do is sit back and let the profit roll in.