Cash in Flash: Fast Money in Slow Times

September 23, 2009 In today's economic with many families struggling —people have lost jobs, benefits, and retirement savings. There are hundreds of techniques for building up money over time, but let's face it: we all need money now, whether it's to pay for our children's college, pay off loans and credit card debt, buy a home, or have enough for a quickly-approaching retirement.

Self-made entrepreneurs Hansen and Allen have devised a winning formula for achieving financial freedom by generating permanent and recurring streams of income—in ninety days or less! Cash in a Flash brings back the "two-books-in-one" format that made The One Minute Millionaire a huge success. The right-hand pages of the book provide step-by-step instruction on the authors' wealth-building techniques, while the left-hand pages continue the inspirational fictional story of Michelle from the previous book and her road to financial success.

Cash in a Flash provides a recipe for a richer life, helping you to achieve financial freedom through:

  • Developing a clear vision for what you are trying to create
  • Overcoming your doubts and unleashing your greatest earning potential
  • Putting together your "Dream Team" to accomplish more than you ever could on your own
  • Creating wealth that continues to pay dividends over the long term

With their proven techniques and sound instruction, Hansen and Allen show that the power to generate Cash in a Flash is right at your fingertips. All you need is the recipe for wealth to cook your way to financial freedom and success for a lifetime.

Meet Mark Hansen and Robert Allen
5:30 to 8:30 PM
Wednesday, September 23
Doubletree Hotel
300 E. Ohio, Chicago
Tickets: $25
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Focused solely on helping people from all walks of life reshape their vision of what's possible, no one is better respected in the area of human potential than Mark Victor Hansen. Creating powerful change in thousands of organizations and millions of individuals worldwide for over 30 years, Mark delivers proven messages of possibility, opportunity and action.

Established as a cultural icon in 1990, Mark and his business partner Jack Canfield created what Time magazine called, "the publishing phenomenon of the decade," with over 110 million Chicken Soup for the Soul books sold worldwide – one of the most successful publishing franchises of all time.

While the Chicken Soup series has achieved phenomenal success, Mark's other bestselling books include The One Minute Millionaire, Cracking the Millionaire Code, How to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life, The Aladdin Factor, Dare to Win and The Power of Focus. Mark has also developed an extensive library of audio and video programs in the areas of big thinking, sales achievement, publishing success and personal and professional development.

Expanding his business ventures and leading by example, Mark launched Hansen House publishing in 2008, bringing the most compelling ideas from the world's greatest thinkers to print.

Coaching and teaching aspiring authors, speakers and experts on building lucrative publishing and speaking careers through his MEGA seminar series, Mark produces top-notch, results oriented annual conferences.

Recipient of numerous awards honoring his entrepreneurial spirit, philanthropic heart and business acumen Mark was inducted into the Sales & Marketing Executive International Hall of Fame and accepted the Horatio Alger Award for extraordinary life achievement in the area of free enterprise leadership.


Robert Allen has been teaching ordinary people how to achieve extraordinary success and financial freedom for over 30 years. He is the author of some of the most influential financial books of all time including the New York Times bestsellers Creating Wealth, Nothing Down, Multiple Streams of Income and The One Minute Millionaire which he co-authored with Mark Victor Hansen

Today there are literally thousands of millionaires who attribute their success to Mr. Allen's systems and strategies. The National Speakers Association has named him America's Top Millionaire Maker.

He is a popular television and radio guest, appearing on hundreds of radio and television programs including Good Morning America, Regis Philbin and Larry King. He has been the subject in numerous international publications including the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, Barron's, and Money.

Robert Allen believes is part of his purpose in life to teach people how to achieve financial success—even starting from nothing. As proof he once said: "Send me to any city. Take away my wallet. Give me $100 for living expenses. And in 72 hours, I'll buy an excellent piece of real estate using none of my own money."

Challenged by Los Angeles Times to live up to his claim, he flew to San Francisco and proceeded to buy 6 properties in 57 hours. The L.A. Times headline proclaimed, "Buying Home Without Cash- Boastful Investor Accepts Times' Challenge and Wins."

Most people assume that "It takes money to make money." Mr. Allen demonstrated that the source of true wealth is an internal reservoir of passion, courage and persistence.

Robert and his wife Daryl have been married over thirty years and are the proud parents of three children, Amae, Aaron and Hunter.

CASH IN A FLASH: Advice from the Authors


What can I do keep a positive outlook on my finances if I've lost my job/am in danger of losing my job in this recession?

Are you losing your job or gaining your freedom? Economists have a euphemism for rising unemployment. They call it: "Spikes in self-employment" or "involuntary entrepreneurship." That's what happened to both us. We lost our jobs and were forced into being multi-millionaires. It wasn't fun at first….but it turned out to be heaven sent. For some, losing a job forces them to find their true path in life. Are you sure you want those "golden handcuffs?"

Abundance of bad news during a recession

There's so much bad news in the media. Foreclosures, falling house prices, bankruptcy, business failures, layoffs. I'm paralyzed with fear. How do I get over it?

Poor people hear "bad" news differently than rich people. Poor people freeze in fear. But rich people respond. They know that bad news means bargains. Bargains mean profits. Profits mean fast cash. Fast cash means wealth. Wealth means freedom. What do you want: more fear or more freedom?

How to maintain wealthy mindset during times like these.

A wealthy mindset? Isn't that just Pollyanna thinking?

Churchill said, "Success consists of going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm." Cash in a Flash teaches you how to maintain your enthusiasm DURING multiple failures. Then, you learn the specific methodology for directing your thoughts so you attract wealth like a magnet. It's how to tap into your Inner Winner to guide you through these tough times.

Have you ever met a successful skeptic? You get what you focus on. If you focus on the fear of unemployment, you get more fear of unemployment. If you focus on finding bargains, you get more bargains. You can't earn cash if you're worried about the crash. We've got a whole chapter on this in Cash in a Flash.

Forced Entrepreneurship

I've been laid off, and I think now is an opportunity to start my own business. How do I get started making money right away?

You start right now with what you have. We use as our model the micro-credit movement of Nobel laureate, Muhammad Yunus, who has helped 100 million women worldwide rise from poverty. He puts them in groups of five and has them use their existing skills, to start instant micro businesses. We applied this strategy to our North American market. One of our students—a woman artist and painter by hobby—earned $1000 cash in 24 hours by starting a one-on-one painting class online. Another woman—a condominium specialist—sold $67,000 worth of advertising space to her existing vendors in her "soon-to-be-self-published" book about how to survive the pitfalls of condominium ownership. You can turn your existing skills, knowledge and passions into immediate profits.

Bargains Everywhere

You say that one of the fastest ways to cash is buying wholesale real estate. I see lots of bargains but have we hit the bottom? I don't want to get stuck with overpriced property.

There are so many ways to profit from real estate…even when prices are declining. Investors are now snapping up properties that sold last year for $200,000 for less than $50,000. Then, they're renting them out for positive cash flows of hundreds of dollars. Banks are dumping properties like this every day. It's a no brainer. This is "blue light" special time. Within two years we'll all look back on this year as the buying opportunity of the century. Ten of these kinds of deals could set you up for life.

The richest fortunes are often found in misfortune

What if I just can't get excited about making money off of other people's misfortunes?

Then why don't you make money from your own misfortunes? One man in South Carolina learned he had diabetes. He studied everything he could on dealing with his own health issues. Then he had the bright idea of launching an online business for the millions of new and existing diabetics. He now earns $10,000 per month online from his home. He turned his problems into profits. What problems do you have? They might be your fastest path to cash.

Money for major expenditures

Our savings have taken a hit since the recession, and we have a child who will be going to college in a couple years. How can we make sure we're ready?

It's terrible isn't it? Millions have had their lifetime savings decimated in a matter of months. You need to replace those savings with a totally different strategy. You need to learn to earn chunks of money. Ten, twenty, thirty thousand dollar chunks. And the best way to do that? Buying real estate bargains. You can buy and flip 3 to 4 real estate bargains this year and make as much or more than you earn in an entire year at your job. Is this easy? Of course not. But there are enough deals within a 50 mile radius from where you are right now. Many of those properties are owned by banks who don't want them. We would recommend that you involve your college bound kids in the process of looking for you. Teach them how to earn their own way to college. Then, by the time they earn their diploma, if they can't find a great job (like tens of thousands of graduating college students this year) they can just become full time real estate investors until the timing is right for them to start their career.

Money from home

With layoffs at my company, it seems like I'm working twice as hard in the same job and earning less money, less perks, less bonuses. What can I do?

Many working women with children leave home every day, drop their kids off in day care, spend hours in traffic, work long hours and return home tired and over-stressed. Yet, when they add up the money they earned and subtract the expenses they incur, the net money is often below minimum wage. In Cash in a Flash, we show how to start a home based business and earn ten times as much with half the time and effort. It's the new realization of hundreds of thousands of new entrepreneurs. "Why didn't I do this years ago?" With the Internet, you have access to BILLIONS of people from your kitchen table.

Rich Kids

There is a new trend in America: child entrepreneurs. With access to the Internet, kids are earning money before their "money earning" years. Instead of "paper routes" and "babysitting" jobs, kids are learning how to launch a website and start earning money from the thousands of affiliate programs online. They're driving traffic to sites through Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. It's a whole new way of making cash in a flash.

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