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How to Make Your Money Work for You with Vasu Kakarlapudi, MD
August 18, 2021 24 min

Episode Description

With taxes pitted against you, it’s time to stop trading your hours for dollars and start making money work for you! Vasu Kakarlapudi, MD was born in India, raised in Kansas City, and used his academic excellence to gain admission to an accelerated 6 year BA / MD program at the University of Missouri. He trained as an Ear, Nose, Throat, Head & Neck Surgeon and since has had a passion for bringing colleagues together. Dr. Vasu used his entrepreneurial skills as a founding board member of 50 plus physician-owned hospitals and also to create real estate opportunities for his partners through the development of multiple medical offices. In over 15 years of real estate investing, he has been successful in growing his passive income and net worth in retail, medical office, senior care, and multifamily. It is that passion to pay his knowledge and experience forward as Managing Partner of Apta Properties.

Let’s dive right in, get to know Dr. Vasu, and learn more about how to make your money work for you no matter what level of activity you bring to an investment.

From Medical Specialist to Real Estate Investor - [00:01 – 07:17]

  • I welcome Vasu Kakarlapudi, MD to the show

  • Bio

  • Dr. Vasu gives some background on his life and mission

  • Born in India, raised in Kansas City
    Going into medicine
    Transitioning into residency
    Making money work for you
    Using the vehicle of real estate

How to Make Your Money Work for You - [07:18 – 16:48]

  • Dr. Vasu talks about the transition into real estate

  • One step at a time
    Convincing partners

  • Impacting others’ lives

  • Becoming a mentor
    Deals with friends and family
    Allowing any level of activity

  • Choose your own level of activity

Final Questions - [16:49 - 24:26]

  • What is your biggest superpower?

  • Good at analyzing risk

  • What was your biggest failure?

  • Going into the ENT business
    Provide value to business models

  • How are you making the world a better place?

  • Helping underprivileged; kids get opportunities

  • How to engage with Dr. Vasu

  • Links below

  • Final words

Tweetable Quotes:

“Take one step at a time… You can read all the books you want, you can listen to all the podcasts, but ultimately it requires action.” - Vasu Kakarlapudi, MD

“Different strokes for different folks… I’m active on some deals, I’m passive on others; diversification is certainly important for your investment portfolio and life in general.” - Vasu Kakarlapudi, MD


Want to connect with Dr. Vasu? You can find him on LinkedIn. Check out for more property investment opportunities!

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