Matt Badiali is a scientist turned financial expert. He originally went to school in order to receive his bachelor’s degree in her finances and eventually his master’s degree in geology. He was going to pursue his Ph.D. until he was persuaded by a friend who had a Ph.D. in finance to jump it into the finance industry. As a member of the finance industry, he has partnered with Banyan Hill publishing company in order to produce a newsletter called Real Wealth Strategist that gives advice on investment opportunities in the natural resource and energy markets. He has recently gone viral with a video exposing something called Freedom Checks.
Freedom Checks a result of America’s growing demand for energy independence. These are not part of a government program and are instead the result of investment in master limited partnership companies. Master, limited partnerships are able to operate tax-free if they can meet two prerequisites. The company must generate 90% of their revenue from the production, processing, storage, and transportation of oil and gas domestically within the United States. They must also agree to pay out Freedom Checks to shareholders. Some of these Freedom Checks have values in excess of $500,000 each year.
While the term Freedom Checks is a unique production but Matt Badiali himself the investments are completely legitimate and were created by an act of Congress in the year 1987. As of now, 568 companies meet the requirements of the statute 26 – F and are able to issue Freedom Checks legally. Matt Badiali first discovered these investment opportunities when he was working as part of a project with a financial expert that took him across the globe meeting with various CEOs of mining and oil companies. It was during his research for this project that he came into contact with master limited partnership companies. These companies operate in the production, processing, storage, and transportation of gas and oil domestically within the US. As part of the legal requirements for these companies to operate tax-free, they must pay out 90% of their income to investors. It is this income that Matt Badiali has offered to as Freedom Checks. These Freedom Checks are paid out in installments on either a monthly or quarterly basis in a manner that is analogous to dividends from stocks. However, these are treated as a return of capital in place of income, so your tax burden is treated as capital gains tax versus an income tax.