2018 LIVE Academy Planning Info

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2018 LIVE NoteBuyer’s Academy

September 27th-30th, 2018

Radisson Hotel | Covington, KY


Radisson Street Address: 668 W 5th St, Covington, KY 41011

Radisson Phone Number: 859-491-1200

If you’re driving to the hotel, click here for directions.

If you’re flying into Cincinnati/Northern KY Intl CVG, that address is:
3087 Terminal Dr, Hebron, KY 41048
Click this link for an Uber estimate:



Click here for a special booking link for the Radisson Hotel where we’ll be staying and studying together. This link will allow you to book a room in the special block of rooms which the Radisson has reserved just for the 2018 LIVE NoteBuyer’s Academy!

UPDATE: The room block now expires September 26, NOT September 12!

Reservations may be canceled without charge up to 24 hours in advance.

Things To Remember

General Info

Registration starts at 7:30 Thursday morning and we’ll end at 4pm on Sunday.  We will have evening sessions on Thursday and Friday. The Riverboat Cruise will be Saturday night.  Sunday morning, we will have a non-denominational,Christian worship service with guest Worship Leader and Recording Artist, Henry Flowers. Afterwards, Donna will share her testimony.

The class schedule will be available a few weeks before the event.


Things to Consider

  • ALL of your meals are covered by Donna! This includes a delectable lunch and dinner each day, as well as a wonderful Surf and Turn experience on the Riverboat Cruise.
  • You only have to cover your airfare and hotel stay.
  • Don’t miss the special booking link for the hotel.
  • Please let us know if you have any special dietary needs, such as food allergies or vegetarian, and the hotel will do their best to accommodate your needs.
  • Practice your dance moves if you want to participate in the dance contest on Saturday night!


Things to Bring

  • Knowledge. Come prepared! Utilize your Master Guide and/or Media Set to study in the time leading up to the Academy. Take notes and bring your questions. Donna has found that students who study prior to the Academy get much, much more out of the training.
  • HP10Bii Calculator. You can buy one for about $30 or download the app on your phone for $6. (Physical Calculator Link | iPhone App Link | Android App Link)
  • Business cards
  • Sweater or jacket for the meeting room and the cruise. It will likely be chilly on the deck of the boat.
  • You do not need to bring your NoteBuyer’s Master Guide. You will receive an Academy Manual. Most people take notes in the manual, but you may also want to bring note paper, highlighters, post-it notes, etc.

Academy Schedule

Thursday, September 27

7:30 am           Registration Opens

                          Continental Breakfast

8:30 am           The 2018 NoteBuyer’s Academy is in session!                            

  1. Strategies to Achieve Your Goals
  2. Sam and Bill Example: An Overview of Flipping a Seller-Financed Note
  3. Organizing Your Deals
  4. Finding Seller-Financed Notes

Noon                Private Lunch Buffet on 16th Floor

 1:00 pm          Class Resumes

Finding Seller-Financed Notes (Continued)

  1. Talking to the Note Seller
  2. Evaluating a Note
  3. Beginning Calculator: Making Dollars & Sense With Your Financial Calculator

5:15 pm           Class Ends

5:45 – 6:45       Private Dinner Buffet on 16th Floor

7:00 – 8:30       Building Wealth in Your Self-Directed IRA

Guest Instructor:   Carl Fisher, CAMA Plan

Friday, September 28

8:00 am           Continental Breakfast

8:30 am           Class Begins

  1. Structuring Your Offer: Steps to Discounting Notes
  2. The Note Purchase Agreement
  3. Finding Investors
  4. The Process of Flipping a Seller-Financed Note: A Complete Walkthrough

Noon               Private Lunch Buffet on 16th Floor

1:00 pm           The Process of Flipping a Seller-Financed Note (Continued)

5:15 pm           Class Ends

5:45 – 6:45       Private Dinner Buffet on 16th Floor

7:00 – 9:00      Private Lending

Guest Instructor:   Alan Cowgill

Saturday, September 29

8 am                Continental Breakfast

8:30 am           Class  Begins

  1. What Does a Perfect Note Look Like?
  2. Using Partials to Create Equity for Safety & to Build Wealth
  3. Note Strategies for Landlords and Flippers

Noon               Private Lunch Buffet on 16th Floor

1:15 pm           Class Resumes

  1.       Wrap-Around Mortgages and Land Contracts
  2. Advanced Technique:

Understanding Partials, Amortizations, and Early Payoffs

  1. Build Massive Wealth with your Self-Directed IRA

5:00 pm           Class Ends

5:45 pm           Meet in Radisson Lobby to Car Pool to B&B Riverboats

6:30 – 9:30       Private Dinner Cruising Up the River and Back

                        (Bring your jacket!)

Sunday, September 30

7:30 am           Non-Denominational Christian Worship Service

                        Worship Leader:   Pastor and Recording Artist Henry Flowers

                        Personal Testimony by Donna Bauer

8:45  am          Class Begins

  1. Finding Defaulted Notes
  2. Building Wealth with Non-Performing Notes

10:00 am         Buffet Brunch in the Revolving Restaurant – 18th Floor 

                        (Come Hungry!)

11:15 am         Class Resumes

  1. Evaluating Defaulted Notes and Preparing Your Offer
  2. Defaulted Notes: Due Diligence and Closing

  3:00 pm          Afternoon Break with Light Finger Foods

  1. Modifications and Forbearances
  2. Cardinal Rules

4:00 pm           Class is out!