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Invest Like a Boss – Modern Investing Podcast | CEO, Self Made, Millionaire & Investor Interviews

Invest Like a Boss covers all aspects of investing in the modern age in a fun, entertaining way. The show hosts interview the world's best investors, financial Insiders, entrepreneurs and CEOs to find out what they are investing in and strategies to gain outsized returns. In this modern age of investing, new investment instruments are popping up each day, from P-2-P (peer to peer) lending, to robo-advisors, equity crowdfunding to REITS. Investors today need to combine centuries of investment wisdom with an modern outlook and approach. Entrepreneurs Sam Marks and Johnny FD both retired in their early 30’s through business successes and now focus on learning how to invest alongside the listeners in order to put their hard earned money to work.
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Jul 28, 2016

A deep dive into real estate investing with the host of the Australian Property Podcast, Jonathon Preston. At age 29, JP has already acquired 5 properties in Australia’s hot Real Estate market and is mastering the art of financial leveraging to continue to grow his portfolio. He started with a single 15% down payment on a single property and in only 4 years has been able to use that to scale and generate more and more cash flow.

We dissect his strategy in actionable steps for anyone to take and explore fundamentals of real estate investments including yields, applying for loans, property rights, cash flows, and market intelligence. JP’s story follows the steps outline in one of our favourite books Rich Dad, Poor Dad and is proof that with good execution you can start in real estate from just about nothing and grow your wealth fast.

Relevant links for guest:

JP on LinkedIn
The Australian Property Podcast

Where are we:

JP – Sydney
Sam – Singapore 

Recommended:

Robert Kiyosaki – Rich Dad, Poor Dad
Steve McKnight – From 0 to Financial Freedom: How To Do It Today!
Steve McKnight – From 0 to 130 Properties in 3.5 Years
Steve McKnight – From 0 to Financial Freedom: How To Do It Today
Steve Mcknight – From 0 to 260+ Properties in 7 Years
Steve Mcknight – $1,000 in Property in One Year

Time Stamp – Topic: 

02:45 – How JP got started in property investing
05:20 – Purchasing his first property
06:10 – Leveraging other equity to get a loan
08:00 – Australia property market strength
09:00 – How loan assessments work
12:00 – Qualifying people for loans
13:00 – How JP acquired properties 2, 3, and 4
16:30 – On-going management of the properties
20:00 – Refinancing to make raise more money
21:30 – How JP learned what he knows
23:45 – What happens in a AUS recession?
25:45 – Property acquisition goals
29:00 – What JP looks for in a new property
32:00 – Emerging markets in Asia
33:00 – Rich dad, poor dad
33:45 – Sam’s property investments in Thailand
40:05 – Guarantee 7% return investment properties
41:35 – Property rights AUS vs. Thailand
45:00 – Ownership of Thai properties
50:25 – Carrying costs of properties
53:45 – Our next moves in property investing
57:15 – REIT investing as an alternative
1:01:00 – JPs investment property investing advice
– Play in a market close to home
– Buy something you are familiar with
– Look for scarcity
– Look for an area where incomes have the potential to increase

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Jul 19, 2016

Interview with PeerStreet's co founder and COO, Brett Crosby which is the Peer-2-Peer lending platform that secures the loans against the borrower’s real estate. PeerStreet is unique in that to date they have never experienced a default, and have loan terms of under 12 months compared to other platforms that have minimums of 3 years. Brett and his Co-Founder Brew Johnson have the perfect background of experience between law, tech, and real-estate. In fact, Brett was the brains behind Google Urchin, which was acquired and became Google Analytics.

In this episode we discuss how the P-2-P lending space is changing, and how technology can enable more efficient deal flow and better lender-borrower matching. Enabled by sophisticated technology, PeerStreet uses Big Data to cross reference over 20 years of submarket data in order to vet and stress test each loan. We also do a deep dive into our 16 loan positions we currently have invested through the platform and what we can expect as an investor. The episode represents a great learning opportunity on the types of modern investing opportunities that we are passionately looking to discover and share.

*since we recorded the podcast, PeerStreet did have to finally file a notice of default on a loan, but still has zero losses to date.

Relevant links for guest:

Twitter
LinkedIn
About the PeerStreet team 

Where are we:

Brett – Manhattan Beach, California
Sam – Singapore 

Recommended:

 Get a 1% yield bump on your first loan with this invite 

Discussed (relevant links):

PeerSteet Explainer Video
PeerStreet website
AlphaFlow

Time Stamp – Topic:

02:45 – Initial investment into Lending Club
08:00 – Pausing automated investing in Lending Club
12:30 – Available investment PeerStreet dashboard
17:00 – Sam’s PeerStreet investment strategy
22:30 – What PeerStreet is
23:45 – About the turmoil in the lending P-2-P lending industry
24:30 – Why PeerStreet is a better asset class than Lending Club
27:20 – PeerStreet advantages over other platforms
28:40 – First lien definition
31:45 – What happens in the case of a default
34:30 – What attracted Sam to PeerStreet
35:15 – Brett’s background at Google
36:15 – Technology enabled advantage
36:30 – How PeerStreet was co-founded
37:15 – What is under the hood of PeerStreet?
39:15 – Vetting loans through technology
40:00 – Using Big Data to stress test loans
41:45 – Peer-2-Peer lending bubbles?
42:00 – Loan to Value ratios
43:00 – Valuing the properties through 3rd parties
44:00 – What markets are hot on PeerStreet?
45:45 – Details on Sam’s account on PeerStreet
48:00 – The beauty of robo-investing
49:30 – How and when yields are paid out
51:10 – Loans through the platform
52:30 – Strategy to utilize on PeerStreet
54:00 – Brett’s recommendation for getting started
59:20 – Ways to find out more about PeerStreet
59:59 – Get in contact with PeerStreet support

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Jul 15, 2016

Ben Miller is the Co-founder and CEO of one of the hottest new investment products available today – Fundrise. Their platform gives unaccredited investors the opportunity to invest directly in big property deals with as little as $1,000. By being a low cost model and required to pay out 90% of income, their eREIT provides high yielding returns to investors on a quarterly basis.

Ben comes on the show to discuss his 17 years of real estate and tech experience and how the combination of that skills has lead to the creation of Fundrise.  This episode goes into extensive detail around all forms of real estate investing and will appeal to anyone who is interested on the broader category. 

**disclosure, Sam is currently invested in their Growth eREIT

Relevant links for guest: 

Ben’s Twitter http://twitter.com/BenMillerise 

Where are we:

Ben Miller: Washington DC.
Sam: Singapore 

Recommended: 

Rich Dad Poor Dad
Invest in Fundrise with as little as $1,000

Discussed (relevant links):

Vanguard REIT – Senior Property Housing Trust
MAPLE TREE INDUSTRIAL Trust
iShares REIT
JOBS ACT

Time Stamp – Topic:

05:45 – What Fundrise is
06:30 – What is a eREIT?
07:50 – Difference in income REIT and growth REIT
09:00 – Ben’s 17 years of experience in Real Estate
12:30 – Getting great mortgage rates
13:10 – Surviving downturns in property and stock markets
14:30 – The appeal of REITs as a cash flow investment
15:15 – Fundrise vs a public REIT
17:00 – How many properties will the REITs invest in
19:30 – Investment windows for Fundrise
22:30 – FAT built into public REITs
23:00 – Finding high yielding REITs
23:45 – Find properties to add to the eREITs
26:00 – Fundrise vs. big institutions
26:00 – Managing property operators
26:30 – What markets do you find hot?
27:30 – Why being small gives you an advantage
30:00 – REITs paying out 90% of income
32:30 – Investing for non accredited investors
32:45 – The JOBS Act relevance to Fundrise
35:45 – Minimum investments and average investor
38:00 – Can non US citizens invest through Fundrise
40:00 – When do REITs cap out?
42:30 – Appreciate / depreciation potential
44:15 – Valuing the REITs each quarter by a 3rd party
48:20 – What is an ideal length of time to invest in a REIT?
50:30 – Listener questions
53:30 – Owning Fundrise vs. buying an investment property
57:45 – What happens if Fundrise gets nuked
58:05 – Find out more about Fundrise

Invest in Fundrise with as little as $1,000 with this invest

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Jul 12, 2016

In this episode we provide key solutions from leveraging debt and how to use credit, owning stock, real estate, the purpose of college, the benefit of traveling and most importantly why you should start your very own business. We also discuss the importance of experience and how using an internship and mentor can allow you to learn and network properly to more effectively invest and launch a successful business for yourself today.

Relevant links for guest: 

Boss Lounge
Contact Us

Where are we:

Johnny FD – Berlin Germany
Sam -Singapore

Recommended (books, subscriptions):

Brian Jimmerman For Ex Trading – ILAB 03
Kevin shee REITS  – ILAB 07
Robert Kiyosaki – Rich Dad Poor Dad & Cashflow Quadrant 
MJ DeMarco – Millionaire Fast Lane
George S. Clason – Richest Man in Babylon
Tony Robbins – Master Money the Game

Discussed (relevant links):

$25 Amazon Gift Card Contest

Time Stamp – Topic:

01:00 – Learning financial mistakes from our parents
05:55 – Opening a bank secure credit card at 17
10:30 – Leveraging debt and credit usage
15:18 – Introduction to money and income
17:45 – Tips on investing in real estate
21:50 – Learning expense reports and P&L management
26:00 – Tony Robbins Master the Game review
29:10 – Biggest first investment mistakes
31:50 – Owning Disney stock
36:00 – How we would reinvest $10k at 17 years old
38:00 – Investing in yourself is the greatest investment
43:00 – The value of college internships & mentors
53:00 – Getting arrested 4 times in college
57:50 – Why should you start your business today
1:03:00 – Traveling the world with a purpose
1:06:00 – Earn an income while living your passion

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Jul 8, 2016

Joe Magnotti is the founder and CEO of Empire Flippers. Since they launching a few years ago they have successfully sold several thousand websites over their p-2-p market place. Empire Flippers only sells profitable, cash flowing websites that are typically in the range of $5,000 to $1,000,0000. Joe discusses with us how they set valuations in the marketplace, trending niche categories such as Amazon FBA, and why 40% of the marketplace buyers are repeat customers.

We also take a deep dive into 3 sites currently listed including specifics on revenue, maintenance, and future growth prospects. This episode gives us a unique look into modern investing and is particularly appealing for anyone who is interested in internet commerce.

Relevant links for guest:

Empire Flippers

Website – https://empireflippers.com/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/EmpireFlippers
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmpireFlippers/

Joe Magnotti

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/magnotti
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/josephmagnotti

Where are we:

Sam – Singapore
Joe – Manila, Philippines 

What we are drinking:

Sam – water (nursing hangover from night before)
Joe – San Miguel Light

Recommended (books, subscriptions):

Empire flippers Podcast
MONEY Master the Game

Discussed (relevant links):

AdSense site, Finance niche (investing) been around almost 8 years, making $1,230 a month net – $44,288
Amazon Associates site, sport niche (golf), been around 2 and ½ years making almost $3,200 a month net –$79,790
Service based site delivering a small gift, been around 5 and ½ years making almost $8,200 a month – $237,196
Jon Haver’s site
Website buyer type profiles (which one are you?)
Empire Flippers Valuation Tool
Accredited investor definition
Webfolio Management – Invest in internet business fund
ILAB 02 – Dropshipping
TLAB 115 – Selling my store for $60k
Boss Lounge – Facebook

Show notes:

04:00 – Difference between Dropshipping and Amazon FBA
11:00 – How to find a buyer through a website broker
12:45 – Can you auto pilot your online business
13:30 – Selling my dropshipping business for $60k
24:11 – Intro starts
24:45 – What is Empire Flippers
26:30 – Number of sites sold through Empire Flippers
27:50 – Price range of sites on market place
28:45 – Determining profitability of website cash flows
29:45 – Vetting process
31:00 – Determining multiple and valuation
34:40 – Trending sites right now
36:45 – SaaS valuations
38:20 – Redundancies of sites revenues
41:15 – Seeing thousands of profitable websites
42:00 – Types of buyers in marketplace
44:30 – Getting into Amazon FBA
48:50 – Buying first building a business
49:20 – Determining profitability of the website
50:30 – Repeat buyers
51:50 – Reviewing 3 sites currently for sale
53:00 – Buyer due diligence
54:45 – Setting up process to support the business
54:45 – Starting their internet investment fund
56:30 – Vetting accredited investors
57:00 – Future expansion of the fund
59:30 – The future of Internet commerce

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Jul 5, 2016

Sam and Johnny Share their July 2016 portfolio  including Wealthfront, Lending Club, Betterment, PeerStreet, REIT's, Foreign Exchange, stocks and index funds. As Johnny travels through Europe he talks about why he cancelled his auto investment with Wealthfront, direct Vanguard deposits and wiring $10k to Brian at the Art of ForEx. Sam reviews his back up plan if Lending Club goes bankrupt and why his Wealthfront account is crushing over his Vanguard and Etrade accounts.

We also talk recap some highlights of the past 8 episodes and what to expect going forward. Lastly we discuss the incredible value having access to multi- million dollar investors in the Boss Lounge. We would also like to thank everyone thus far for participating in the ratings and the review section of iTunes and also listening and joining us on our investment journey.

Relevant links for guest:

Boss Lounge
Contact Us

Where are we: 

Sam – 6:00pm – Singapore, Singapore
Johnny – 10:30 am – Lisbon, Portugal

What we are drinking:

Sam – Water (detox)
Johny – Café Americano (Expresso with sugar on the side)

Recommended (books, subscriptions):

Tony Robbins – Master Money the Game
Johnny FD – Life Changes Quick

Discussed (relevant links):

$25 Amazon Gift Card Entry
MapleTree REITs
Public Storage
Extra Space

PeerStreet
Lending Club
Vanguard
Betterment
Wealthfront
Empire Flippers
Glints
SmartMat
SC Storage

Time Stamp – Topic

02:00 – Adjusting to the Millionaire Lifestyle in Singapore
03:00 – Beautiful Lisbon at an affordable price
06:30 – Expenses vs. Income while traveling
08:10 – Cancelling $1.5K auto investment with Wealthfront
08:55 – Saving money with betterment fees
12:00 – Investing with Vanguard directly
13:00 – High risk rating with stocks and index funds
16:45 – Time weighted returns / Money rated return
18:00 – Access to multi- million dollar investors in the Boss Lounge 
20:00 – Pausing the dividend reinvestment with Lending Club
23:00 – Wire transferred $10k to Brian at ForEx trading
26:30 – Emailing screenshots of our investment dashboards
27:00 – Creating buy orders through Vanguard
31:00 – Sam’s Wealthfront is crushing Vanguard and Etrade accounts
34:42 – $17K year to date in Vanguard account via dividends
35:30 – What if Lending Club goes bankrupt?
39:00 – Fix income with public property REITS through Mapletree
42:00 – Reinvesting in Glints start-up
43:00 – Full recap on the previous 8 episodes
48:45 – Expecting great guests on future episodes
51:00 – Reading reviews and ratings from iTunes
53:40 – Giving away a $25 Amazon gift card

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