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Tony Martinez Money Loves Women

Using Tax Liens and Tax Deeds as an Investment Strategy, with Tony Martinez

Episode 123

At age 25, Tony Martinez knew he needed to make a change.


Without a bank account, car, or credit card –  and after dropping out of college at Colorado State University –  he moved home to Sacramento, California to get his life sorted. 


Tony's first job back home was working at Blockbuster Video. He picked up a second job as a telemarketer, where he earned $5 an hour.


While operating the phones and making sales, Tony gained recognition for his tenacity from his supervisors and began traveling alongside some higher-ups in the organization. During these business trips, Tony learned the basics of real estate investment and eventually became a self-taught expert on the tax lien and tax deed market, one of the first in the field.


Tony Martinez founded the US Tax Lien Association in 1995 and still serves as the organization’s leader today.


In this episode of Money Loves Women, join Dr. Deborah Ekstrom and Tony Martinez to learn the fundamentals of tax liens and tax deeds. The two discuss why tax liens and tax deeds are reliable investment assets and how economic downturns have informed Tony's investing strategy.


Topics Discussed:

  • The importance of investing in a down market
  • Tax Liens
  • Tax Deeds
  • Real estate investments
  • Interest rates for tax liens and tax deeds (15-20%)
  • Tony Martinez’s MasterClass
  • Financial stability



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