Freedom Checks: Are They a Scam or the Real Deal?

Fact: There’s no shortage of spammy offers on the internet promising easy money with little to no work.

From multilevel marketing organizations, binary-option trading systems and get-rich-quick schemes … half of the internet seems to be dedicated to ripping you off.

Because of this, when a legitimate investment opportunity actually is discovered, few are willing to take advantage of it for fear of being scammed.

Sadly, that means millions of Americans are going to miss out on the next round of “freedom checks.”

But thanks to a well-respected geologist, you soon could be collecting monthly or quarterly payments in the form of freedom checks.

It all begins with America’s goal of energy independency.

Before we fully explain what freedom checks are and how to claim your share, let us introduce you to the geologist who discovered these unique investments.

His name is Matt Badiali.Matt_Badiali_200

Matt has been studying natural resources for more than two decades, and is widely considered an expert in the mining, energy and agriculture industries.

Matt has taught geology at Duke University and the University of North Carolina, and his “boots on the ground” approach has taken him across the globe, from Singapore to the Yukon, to Iraq, the Mexican desert, Iraq, Hong Kong and Papua New Guinea.

It’s no wonder that he has spent time with legendary oilman T. Boone Pickens, calls prominent mining industry CEOs close and personal friends and has had over 100,000 Americans turn to him for his research during his career.

Matt’s visibility has increased lately after he released a video about freedom checks that took the internet by storm.

In the video, Matt revealed an investment that is the direct result of America’s goal of reaching energy independence in the years to come.

This investment which he calls “freedom checks” comes from companies that operate in the production, processing, storage and transportation of natural resources here in the U.S., primarily focused in the oil and gas industries.

With the massive decrease in imported oil from Middle Eastern countries, and an incredible increase in oil and gas production here in the U.S. due to the fracking boom, these companies are poised to generate massive profits in the years to come, enabling them to pay out an estimated $34.6 billion in freedom checks to savvy investors over the next 12 months.

And since the companies that pay out these freedom checks trade like any other stock, many of them are poised to rise dramatically in the years to come.

Matt says his historical analysis shows some companies could see gains as high as 5,889% … 8,839% … or even 39,832%.

That could turn a small $1,000 investment into a staggering $398,000.

Those are eye-popping numbers, no doubt.

So bold, that it’s incited a number of “scam alerts” targeting Matt Badiali and his Real Wealth Strategist newsletter, a $49 product where he recommends specific stocks for his readers to buy.

But there’s a problem.

It’s not actually a scam. 

The companies that issue these freedom checks are called Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs.

As I mentioned earlier, these companies primarily operate in the production, processing, storage and transportation of oil and gas. They explore for new oil and gas wells, transport oil and gas across vast pipeline networks and refine the oil and gas that comes from the Bakken Shale, the Permian Basin, the Marcellus Shale and other major oil and gas fields here in the U.S.

In order to qualify as an MLP, the companies must pay out at least 90% of its income to investors. It’s these income payments that Matt calls freedom checks.

Currently, there are 568 companies that issue these monthly or quarterly payments.

The monthly or quarterly distributions from MLPs are very similar to traditional stock dividends.

However, because they are treated as return of capital, instead of income, investors do not have to pay income taxes on them.

And if you decide to sell your MLP investment, any profit from the sale is taxed at the lower capital gains rate, not the higher personal income rate, offering additional tax benefits to investors.

Fortunately, buying shares in an MLP is just as easy as buying a share of Apple or Google. And just like a traditional dividend-paying stock, you can receive your distribution either in the mail or deposited directly into your brokerage account.

It’s finding investments like MLPs that has allowed Matt to generate substantial gains in the market for himself and his followers.

In 2008, in the middle of the market meltdown, Matt bought a gold mining stock for $0.06 per share.

Less than two years later, he sold the stock for $2.64 per share, an incredible gain of 4,400%.

But it’s not just Matt that is benefiting from his recommendations.

Those following his insights have done very well for themselves. Here’s what a few of them have said…

  • “I’m up 84%. Thanks, and keep up the great suggestions.” — Doug P., Albany, New York.
  • “Matt, I have used your research a lot. I made 167% on Northern Dynasty and another 161% on Parker Drilling.” — Karl B., Austin, Texas.
  • “I like the idea of sitting back and collecting the revenue streams … I’m up over 335% so far!” — Ralph S., Junction City, Colorado.

Since he launched Real Wealth Strategist seven months ago, Matt has already recommended stocks that are up as high as 34.78%, 39.04% and 51.96%.

In fact, of the 15 stocks Matt has recommended through his monthly newsletter, 12 of them are up, with an average gain of nearly 18%. And the two active positions that are down are only showing losses of -1.01% and -2.47%.

Of course, he’s not perfect. One of Matt’s recommendations was closed at a loss, but it was a relatively small loss of -16.15%.

To learn more about how you can join Matt’s newsletter Real Wealth Strategist and start collecting freedom checks from his favorite MLP investments, click here.