Updated: November 7, 2019
Welcome to my review of Federal Rent Checks.
This site is presented by D.R. Barton, Jr., who says you can start “collecting rent checks” thanks to a “little known IRS directive”. Apparently, all you need to do is “get on the distribution list” to begin receiving monthly checks of $1,795 or more.
How do you sign up to the distribution list?
There is no such thing as the Federal Rent Check distribution list. The whole thing is (loosely) based on public law 92-313, which has to do with collecting dividends from shares you buy in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). So the government is not handing out checks for people to pay their rent. There is no distribution list.
I’m sorry to be the one to tell you this, but it’s the truth.
What’s really going on here?
The team at Money Map Press (who D.R. Barton, Jr. works with) came up with the Federal Rent Checks concept, to sell a subscription to The 10-Minute Millionaire Insider. Which is a financial newsletter subscription that costs $39 per year or $79 every two years.
That’s what’s really going on here, and I think it’s a bit misleading.
In this review, I’m going to walk you through how I discovered this, and go into more detail as to what this is about, to help you decide if it’s worth your time.
Federal Rent Checks Review
These sites basically come up with a clever “hook” that sounds appealing (like how to get your hands on free government money) and use it as a way to sell you something. Which from what I’ve seen, is always a subscription to some sort of investment newsletter.
So as soon as I landed on this site, I was skeptical. Because I’d seen this type of thing before, just packaged a little differently.
In this case, the Federal Rent Checks website consists of a 51 minute video featuring D.R. Barton, Jr. Who basically says that millions of Americans can now apply for Federal Rent Checks and collect $1,795 or more per month from the US government.
The presentation is quite convincing too.
By the time you finish watching, it feels as though you’re going to be signing up to a distribution list, so that you can receive rent checks each month for doing nothing.
Which as I later discovered, is simply not the case.
Who Is Behind Federal Rent Checks?
The video I watched was on the Money Map Press website.
Money Map Press is a site that provides subscribers with “analysis and actionable investing ideas” through their various investment newsletters. And D.R. Barton, Jr. (the guy in the sales video) is part of the team who run this site.
According to his Money Map Press profile page, D.R. Barton is “one of the most widely read financial coaches and a world-renowned authority on technical trading with 30 years’ experience”. He’s also a regular analyst on Fox Business, CNBC and Bloomberg Radio.
So he obviously knows his stuff.
And from what I can tell, Money Map Press itself is a legit company. The content they provide appears to be of a high quality and they are industry experts.
In any case, D.R Barton published a book called “The 10-Minute Millionaire”, and he’s also the creator of a Money Map Press newsletter called “The 10-Minute Millionaire Insider”.
And that’s what “Federal Rent Checks” is about when you boil it down…
What Is “Federal Rent Checks” All About?
D.R. Barton, Jr. says Federal Rent Checks allow everyday Americans over the age of 18, to “get on the distribution list” and receive monthly checks of $1,795 or more.
And that there’s an $11.1 billion pool of money, sitting in the Federal Building Fund, just waiting to be handed out. Which he says is all thanks to public law 92-313.
Now to be fair, there is such a thing as public law 92-313 and it does have to do with the Federal Building Fund. And there is a way you can profit from this.
But it’s not that simple and I will explain why…
The method of earning that D.R. Barton, Jr. is explaining in the video, is really about collecting dividends from shares you buy in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).
REITs are basically companies on the stock exchange that do not pay corporate taxes, so they pass on at least 90% of the profits to investors. And in this case, he’s referring to investing in REITs that own government buildings.
On the plus side, this is a legitimate way to invest.
On the flip side, it has nothing to do with getting on a distribution list so you can collect government checks. That is one big fat load of BS. This is about investing, and as such, you need money to invest and you need to understand that there are risks involved.
So to sum it up…
Federal Rent Checks is a marketing gimmick created by Money Map Press and D.R. Barton, Jr., to sell you a subscription service called 10 Minute Millionaire for $39 per year. Which shows you how to make money investing in REITs that own government buildings.
That’s what this is (really) about.
How Does Federal Rent Checks Work?
Essentially what they’ve done here, is taken a legitimate method of investing, and created a “marketing hook” that is loosely based on this, to sell a subscription service.
Of course there is testimonial after testimonial from “regular people” who are cashing in. Which makes it seem like it’s a real way to sign up to a real distribution list. Here’s some screenshots I took from the video of people who are apparently making money:
But these people are really just stock photos as you can see:
I guess their stories could be real, but I’m not convinced.
Anyways, by the time you get to the end of the video, Barton pitches a yearly subscription to The 10-Minute Millionaire Insider. Which costs either $39 for one year or $79 for two years. And after that 1-2 year period is up, you are automatically billed again.
Now don’t get me wrong, D.R. Barton seems like a very knowledgeable investor. And someone who probably shares a lot of valuable information with people.
I’m just not a fan of how this is marketed to people. In my opinion, it’s a bit misleading and absolutely doesn’t paint a realistic picture of what to expect if you do buy.
Anyway, The 10-Minute Millionaire Insider itself is an ebook that contains lots of information about investing and trading the market, beyond just REITs.
It’s something Barton developed that he says can help you become a millionaire.
Update: They are now calling this The 10-Minute Millionaire Pro which costs $299 per year. They may still be selling the $39 version but it doesn’t look that way. In this version, Barton provides bonuses like a 5-Part Video Training series, monthly newsletters and trade alerts, and other content he says you can use to create wealth.
Is Federal Rent Checks a Scam?
Federal Rent Checks isn’t a scam because it doesn’t exist. It’s a marketing gimmick. One that was created to sell a yearly subscription to The 10-Minute Millionaire Insider.
And I personally don’t believe that The 10-Minute Millionaire Insider is a scam either. This is a product that was created by someone who is an expert in the field of investing and does contain useful information.
With that being said…
I wouldn’t expect to buy it and become a millionaire overnight. Success with anything takes time, effort and persistence. And investing is generally just risky, so there’s even a chance you could join this and end up losing money.
And if I’m being honest, I didn’t like the Federal Rent Checks sales pitch. I found the whole thing to be nothing more than a clever marketing gimmick. It’s that sort of marketing that is why people are literally searching for how they can get on the “distribution list” and start receiving government checks.
And if you’ve read this far, you’ll know that this is simply not the reality.
Summing It Up
Sites like Money Map Press probably do provide some great information. D.R. Barton, Jr. seems like a very knowledgeable guy. And The 10-Minute Millionaire program looks legit overall.
What I don’t like is the whole Federal Rent Checks gimmick. Because that’s what it is- a clever gimmick someone came up with to sell more subscriptions. It’s clever from a marketing point of view, genius even, but it’s also not what I would personally call ethical.
Federal Rent Checks is essentially a marketing gimmick that was created to sell a subscription service called 10 Minute Millionaire Insider for $39 per year.
The concept revolves around public law 92-313. Which is all about purchasing shares of REITs that own government buildings, and collecting monthly dividends.
Public Law 92-313 is a law that was passed in 1972 that covers how the US government leases buildings they use. And some of the buildings are owned by Real Estate Investment Trusts, which Americans can invest in.
D.R. Barton, Jr. is the person who presented the sales video and created The 10-Minute Millionaire. And he works with a company called Money Map Press, who runs the show.
Yes, I think D.R. Barton, Jr. is legitimate and so is the company he works with, Money Map Press. I just don’t agree with some of their sales tactics.
You can’t apply for the Federal Rent Checks distribution list, because it’s not a real thing. It’s something they made up to sell a yearly newsletter subscription.