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May 12, 2022

A follow-up to ILAB Episode 228, Sam shares his personal experiences at Bordeaux's famed "En Primeurs" week. He went along with Julien Angevin, who is the curator for Volume Wine Vault. They tell us about the experience tasting, investing and the attitudes that these vineyards carry toward pure wine investors. 

Listen to ILAB 229 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

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Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links:

  • ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000)
  • Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK)

*Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally.

Time Stamp:

  • 03:35 – How did Sam meet Julien in Bordeaux?
  • 09:45 – Sam’s first experience with burgundy wines
  • 17:30 – What happened on the 1st day of “En Primeurs” day?
  • 30:49 – The experience of tasting at Joannne’s
  • 40:52 – Discuss the rest of the day after Joanne’s
  • 50:08 – Can you explain the pricing?
  • 56:00 – How has Julien helped Sam acquire some of the top 25 wines?
  • 62:00 – Do you have competitors?
  • 68:00 – Sam Outro

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May 5, 2022

Sam interviews Cult Wines CEO Tom Gearing for the second time (first appearance ILAB 161), to get a more specialized look at the most important wine region in the world. Bordeaux, France has an annual wine futures purchasing period called "En Primeur" and Tom explains how to get involved in this and find the best values for future wine profits. Then Sam and Derek talk about their thoughts on wine and how we've progressively covered this subject on ILAB. Sam also teases that he will give a first hand telling of his experience at En Primeur in the next episode as Sam actually attended the event and was able to sample over 100 wines from the barrel.

Listen to ILAB 228 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

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Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links:

  • ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000)
  • Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK)

*Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally.

Time Stamp:

  • 13:10 – Is this “En Primeur” 2021 or 2022?
  • 14:10 – Is this event unique to bordeaux?
  • 16:17 – What happens at “En Primeur” week?
  • 19:18 – Who can go or would you expect to see at the event?
  • 20:50 – Are all the local growers participating?
  • 25:35 – How much of the chateau’s production is sold at “En Primeur”?
  • 28:33 – How does the tasting and buying work?
  • 34:20 – Does the release price change every year?
  • 39:52 – Can anyone attend the event?
  • 42:25 – Historically, has allocation yielded a positive return?
  • 47:35 – Is there a plan to how much of Cult Wines purchasing is allocated to “En Primeur”?
  • 52:57 – Patreon question: Are you working with Blockchain technology to track wines?
  • 54:11 – Patreon question: Is there a solution to being denied cards even with a high enough credit score?
  • 57:45 – Any wines you are particularly interested in?
  • 60:04 – Sam and Derek review

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Apr 28, 2022

Derek interviews Mile Method's Trevor Wright to talk about his secrets of flying around the World for (almost) FREE. Trevor has flown to 133 countries for an average of $16/flight! Johnny also hops on the intro and outro to tell us about his place in Kyiv, which is where he's recording this episode from. Derek and Johnny talk about their experiences with points, flying and whether chasing the points game has paid off or not for each of them. 

North Dakota-born, Nebraska-raised, Trevor's globetrotting has spanned the spectrum from study abroad student to broke backpacker to luxury traveler. He has averaged $16 per flight to 133 countries while staying free in some of the world's most prestigious hotels. In 2014 Trevor started MileMethod, a 1-on-1 service that earns US clients enough miles/points via credit card signup bonuses to visit their Top 3 Destinations at 95%+ discounts.

Listen to ILAB 227 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

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Discussed:

Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links:

  • ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000)
  • Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK)

*Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally.

Time Stamp:

  • 14:09 – How did you get started using the points programme?
  • 16:43 – How do points programmes actually work?
  • 21:57 – What airlines have you found to be the most generous?
  • 24:44 – How have the airlines made adjustments to affect their bottom line as a result of Covid-19 pandemic?
  • 26:51 – How do you find the best sign up offer for a card?
  • 28:35 – What do you think about the other sites which use affiliate links?
  • 32:10 – How does signing up for the cards affect your credit score?
  • 36:01 – Is the card useless after you sign up and use the miles?
  • 39:14 – How come no credit card company red flags you?
  • 41:19 – What are you looking for in an ideal client?
  • 45:00 – What is your fee structure for your clients?
  • 46:26 – How do people meet the minimum bonus?
  • 48:08 – Why not just sign up for a “cash back” card?
  • 52:00 – Patreon question: Are there still airlines doing mileage runs which are economical?
  • 54:11 – Patreon question: Is there a solution to being denied cards even with a high enough credit score?
  • 56:26 – Patreon question: What are the options for non-american clients?
  • 58:56 – What are some fun trips you have been on?
  • 62:14 – What do you see on the horizon with the points programmes?
  • 66:05 – Johnny and Derek review

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Apr 21, 2022

This episode contains adult themed content, but we tried to keep it as PG-13 as possible! Johnny interviews "Porno Dan" Leal, who has been a porn producer and actor for over 20 years where he's produced over 5,000 scenes. Dan tells us about the economics of getting into the adult entertainment industry. Learn about how little performers make in scenes and how much they make branding on their own in today's world of OnlyFans. Johnny and Derek discuss takeaways from the interview at the end and discuss a bit about their experiences dealing with people in the industry. 

Porno Dan is an American pornographic movie director and actor. He has been nominated for over 150 AVN Award, XBIZ Award and XRCO Award nominations and was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2015

Listen to ILAB 226 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

Where we are:

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Discussed:

Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links:

  • ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000)
  • Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK)

*Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally.

Time Stamp:

  • 06:36 – How did you get into the Adult Entertainment Industry?
  • 11:13 – What is the rate for an Actor/Actress in the industry and how has it changed?
  • 13:55 – What is feature dancing?
  • 18:31 – Who’s idea was it to create a ”hub” for adult entertainment?
  • 21:51 – How do many people get started in the industry?
  • 25:02 – Is it true that the “tube” sites aren't profitable?
  • 26:22 – How do you make money as a video producer?
  • 29:03 – How has government regulation changed?
  • 30:52 – Hypothetically how would you get into the industry now?
  • 35:05 – What are your thoughts of celebrities releasing sex tapes?
  • 38:54 – Can you explain the idea of how you and Johnny are raising money for Ukraine?
  • 45:16 – Johnny and Derek review

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Apr 14, 2022

Johnny and Sam recap the most tumultuous quarter in ILAB history. Everything from escaping the war in Ukraine and leaving the fate of his properties behind, to then going to Hungary, Greece and now Poland for Johnny. During this time, Sam left Spain and decided to start a motorcycle trip around Thailand. And that's just the lifestyle update for the audio podcast portion! If you'd like the full episode with portfolio breakdowns and the announcement of major changes to ILAB coming soon, you have to be a Patreon. You can sign up now to instantly access for as low as $5/month HERE.

Listen to ILAB 225 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

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  • Commonstock
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Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links:

  • ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000)
  • Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK)

*Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally.

Time Stamp:

  • 05:25 – How has Johnny been handling the war in Ukraine?
  • 19:16 – Johnny talks about this tiny winery?
  • 23:18 – How do you feel, Sam, about owning multiple properties around the world?
  • 25:54 – Johnny and Sam talk about being American and preferring to live outside of the US
  • 32:45 – Sam talks about a fundraiser for Ukraine he was involved in?

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Apr 7, 2022

It's tax time in the United States, so Johnny and Sam go over some of the (legal) tax hacks they've learned about and taken advantage of over the years. Many of these may apply to other residents of other countries as well, so find out what you may be missing out on in this episode. If you have more hacks to add, make sure to let us know!

Listen to ILAB 224 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

Where we are:

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Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links:

  • ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000)
  • Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK)

*Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally.

Time Stamp:

  • 10:19 – Would you consider giving up your American citizenship?
  • 15:45 – What is earned income?
  • 20:39 – What is FEIE?
  • 28:18 – What are the tax advantages of living in Puerto Rico?
  • 32:09 – What is the Self-employment tax and how do you work around it?
  • 36:02 – What is Capital gains?
  • 43:27 – How is starting your own business one of the biggest tax breaks?
  • 55:09 – What is a health savings account?
  • 57:31 – What is a donor advised fund?

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Mar 31, 2022

This is our first episode on the topic of digital land investing. Derek interviews WeMeta CEO/Founder Winston Robson to get an introduction to digital land and how it differs from physical land. They go over use cases, restrictions, future potential and challenges for digital real estate. It's super early in the space, but there are a lot of people betting on the future of land in the metaverse. Derek and Johnny end the episode with their takeaways on digital land and potential use cases of the metaverse. 

Winston Robson is a data scientist and CoFounder at WeMeta. Inspired by the open source capabilities within the MetaVerse, Winston launched the company in May of 2021. Originally from Los Angeles, Winston combined his knowledge of the real estate market and engineering capabilities to create the world’s most thorough MetaVerse real estate analytics platform: WeMeta. The company helps investors source through available MetaVerse properties and make sound investments.

Listen to ILAB 223 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

Where we are:

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  • NOVO
    Sign up for your FREE business checking account RIGHT NOW at Novo.co/ILAB. Plus, Invest Like A Boss listeners get access to over $5,000 in perks and discounts.
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Discussed

Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links:

  • ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000)
  • Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK)

*Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally.

Time Stamp:

  • 10:10 – Can you tell me about your background and how you started WeMeta?
  • 15:45 – Why should someone invest in digital real estate?
  • 17:30 – How can you stop platforms from adding land making it infinite?
  • 19:22 – Can you split up plots to fractionalise?
  • 20:40 – What kind of activity are you seeing from the top 3 platforms?
  • 23:05 – Are there alot of “land owners” in the various platforms?
  • 24:32 – Why is dentraland plots more valuable than sandbox?
  • 26:00 – What happens if a platform shutdowns or merges?
  • 27:00 – Why does the plot of land actually look like?
  • 28:08 – Why are there roads in the metaverse?
  • 29:36 – What are the factors to consider with digital land?
  • 31:05 – Does digital land have residential or commercial, etc zones?
  • 32:43 – How can you purchase land in WeMeta?
  • 34:14 – Does the land value change with the cryptocurrency value?
  • 35:56 – What kind of land value growth are you seeing?
  • 39:28 – How do you value a property?
  • 42:22 – Do you find people are flipping undeveloped land, or are they building on it then selling it? 
  • 46:45 – How does WeMeta profit from this?
  • 49:12 – What are you looking at to purchase now?
  • 45:42 – Johnny and Derek Review

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Mar 24, 2022

Johnny & Derek go over everything related to the ever important "Emergency Fund". From how to save for it, where to store it, use cases where it saved them and more. It's extremely important to have readily accessible funds for emergencies, but many people still don't do it! Listen to this episode and get your emergency fund sorted before you need it.

Listen to ILAB 222 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

Where we are:

Sponsor:

 

Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links:

  • ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000)
  • Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK)

*Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally.

Time Stamp:

  • 05:55 – What’s the percentage of Americans who can cover a $400 emergency?
  • 09:05 – First you need to work out how much you need for an emergency fund?
  • 12:53 – Where do you keep the money?
  • 16:16 – Don’t have your money all in one currency
  • 20:55 – What about saving some money in Bitcoin or other crypto currencies?
  • 25:30 – Where can we get the best yields in savings accounts?
  • 28:17 – Should you use emergency funds to cover Debts?
  • 29:47 – What steps to take to get the emergency fund started?
  •  33:41 – How Johnny started his Emergency fund

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Mar 18, 2022

A book mentioned many times over on ILAB throughout the years is "Adventure Capitalist" and we were finally able to speak to author Jim Rogers on this episode! Sam and Derek kick off the show both talking about the influence of the book and then jump into the interview. Sam interviews Jim where he touches on his experiences visiting nearly every country in the world, even ones at war during the time. Jim then speaks of his views on the current state of the economy, what markets you should be looking to invest in, the importance of history to the economy, and where he plans on traveling to next. Sam and Derek wrap up the show with travel experiences of their own and what they think about Jim's thoughts on the future, especially with regards to China. 

Jim Rogers, a native of Demopolis, Alabama, is an author, financial commentator, adventurer, and successful international investor.  He has been frequently featured in Time, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Barron’s, Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Business Times, The Straits Times and many media outlets worldwide.  He has also appeared as a regular commentator and columnist in various media and has been a professor at Columbia University.

After attending Yale and Oxford University, Rogers co-founded the Quantum Fund, a global-investment partnership.  During the next 10 years, the portfolio gained 4200%, while the S&P rose less than 50%.  Rogers then decided to retire – at age 37.  Continuing to manage his own portfolio, Rogers kept busy serving as a full professor of finance at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and, in 1989 and 1990, as the moderator of WCBS's 'The Dreyfus Roundtable' and FNN's 'The Profit Motive with Jim Rogers'.

In 1990-1992, Rogers fulfilled his lifelong dream: motorcycling 100,000 miles across six continents, a feat that landed him in the Guinness Book of World Records.  As a private investor, he constantly analyzed the countries through which he traveled for investment ideas.  He chronicled his one-of-a-kind journey in Investment Biker: On the Road with Jim Rogers.  Jim also embarked on a Millennium Adventure in 1999.  He traveled for 3 years on his round-the-world, Guinness World Record journey. It was his 3rd Guinness Record.  Passing through 116 countries, he covered more than 245,000 kilometers, which he recounted in his book Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Road Trip.  His book, Hot Commodities: How Anyone Can Invest Profitably In The World's Best Market, was published in 2004.  Another of his books A Bull in China describes his experiences in China as well as the changes and opportunities there. His recent book A Gift to My Children is a heartfelt, indispensable guide for his daughters (as well as for all adults and children) to find success and happiness. His latest memoir Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets was published in February 2013. Recently in January 2018, his book A Gift to My Children, 2nd edition which was published in Chinese, was launched in China. And in October 2018, another of his book The Next Big Wave, published in Complex Chinese, was launched in Taiwan. Rogers had two number one bestsellers in Japan namely The Future of Japan and A Warning to Japan that were published in January and July 2019 respectively.

WCBS's 'The Dreyfus Roundtable' and FNN's 'The Profit Motive with Jim Rogers'. book The Next Big Wave, published in Complex Chinese, was launched in Taiwan. Rogers had two number one bestsellers in Japan namely The Future of Japan and A Warning to Japan that were published in January and July 2019 respectively.

Listen to ILAB 221 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

Where we are:

Sponsor:

  • Commonstock
    Commonstock is a social network for smart investors. Join the FREE community of engaged investors to access exclusive financial data, follow and chat with fellow investors, get alerts when friends buy or sell, and make trades directly through the platform at Commonstock
  • Support Invest Like a Boss: Join our Patreon

Discussed:

Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links:  

  • ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000)
  • Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK)

*Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally.

Time Stamp:

  • 08:08 – Tell us about your Guinness Book World Records?
  • 09:40 – Did you have any difficulties receiving permissions for your travels?
  • 11:26 – How did you communicate in these foreign countries without speaking the language?
  • 12:38 – Did you have a plan for these trips or was it kind of a day-to-day?
  • 15:12 – Can you explain the dynamic of “borrowing short and committing long”?
  • 17:19 – What kind of investments were you looking at during your travels?
  • 18:27 – Who is the best investor you have worked with?
  • 19:27 – Can you talk about a fund you had with George Soros?
  • 20:50 – Patreon Question: What do you think about the prediction that the US Stock market is a super bubble about to pop?
  • 25:33 – What do you think would be some big changes if you were to take the same trip around the world you did 20 years ago?
  • 27:16 – Do you have any big trips planned?
  • 28:11 – What investing advice do you give to your kids?
  • 29:19 – How do you like Singapore in terms of economy?
  • 33:17 – Sam and Derek Review

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Mar 10, 2022

This episode kicks off with Johnny telling of the journey to make it out of Ukraine safely. This sparked a conversation on the importance of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in times of war and failing fiat currencies. Then the show jumps to longtime ILAB listener and tax professional Chris Kotarba (Chris K) who explains ways, for U.S. citizens in particular, to hack the system and legally save on taxes. Legislation rules in place for other investments do not necessarily apply to crypto, so he explains how you can potentially save a lot on your taxes if you are holding crypto. Then Sam and Johnny circle back to share thoughts on the complicated tax situation around crypto and tease an upcoming 101 episode on more broader tax hacks. 

Chris Kotarba (“Chris K”) is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, LLC in San Jose. He specializes in international tax and his primary areas of concentration are planning, structuring, and transfer pricing, both outbound and inbound, for multinational companies of all sizes. Mr. Kotarba has worked with clients across various industries, including retail, technology (both software and hardware), pharma, medical devices, and financial services. He has specialized expertise in transactions involving cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and other digital assets, including ICOs, forks and token swaps.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Kotarba spent eight years as an attorney with DLA Piper in Palo Alto. He led more than a dozen global expansions and other corporate restructuring projects, developed a focus for US companies with Asian operations and closed a high-profile joint venture in China. Mr. Kotarba also helped companies onshore their IP to the US, both permanently and temporarily. He was briefly seconded to DLA Piper’s Hong Kong office, where he worked with Asian companies expanding to the US.

Mr. Kotarba earned a JD from Columbia Law School and a LLM in taxation from NYU School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in California, New York, and Massachusetts. Mr. Kotarba is the current President of the San Francisco Foreign Tax Club. 

Listen to ILAB 220 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

Where we are:

Sponsor:

 

Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links:

  • ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000)
  • Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK)

*Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally.

Time Stamp:

  • 10:13 – Can you tell me about your career background?
  • 12:28 – What kind of income does cryptocurrency fall in?
  • 17:47 – Do you get tax credit if your crypto value reduces?
  • 18:53 – Can you use capital losses in future years like a rollover?
  • 20:18 – Are all cryptocurrencies taxed the same way?
  • 21:39 – How does someone report this to their tax professional?
  • 25:37 – Is there a minimum to be reported?
  • 26:16 – What is the penalty for not reporting?
  • 29:13 – Is there a statue of limitation?
  • 31:10 – What happens if you sell your crypto after moving to another “tax friendly” location?
  • 36:33 – Would you suggest selling anytime you think a crash is coming?
  • 45:42 – Johnny and Sam Review

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Mar 3, 2022

FarmTogether Founder & CEO,  Artem Milinchuk, returns to ILAB exactly one-year later to talk about their incredible growth as they approach nearly $200M AUM, as well as their commitment to funding sustainable and prosperous farming. Check out Artem's first appearance on Episode 172 to hear the basics and come back to this episode to hear about the advancements they've made since then. Johnny and Derek also discuss the challenges facing the U.S. food system, and of course, Johnny addresses the tense situation with him in Ukraine while Russia is in the middle of an invasion.

FarmTogether is a farmland investment manager powered by cutting-edge tech. For the first time, accredited investors have access to fractional shares of institutional-quality farmland, without the steep price tag or previously required farming know-how. Through the FarmTogether platform, investors are able to browse carefully vetted farmland investments, review due diligence materials, and sign legal documents, seamlessly online.

Artem has over 11 years of finance experience in food, agriculture, and farmland. He holds an MBA from The Wharton School, and a BA and MA in Economics from the Higher School of Economics. Prior to founding FarmTogether, Artem was employee #1 and CFO/VP of Operations at Full Harvest Technologies, a now post-Series A B2B platform for buying and selling produce. He previously worked at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Sprott Resource Holdings, E&Y and PwC.

Listen to ILAB 219 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

Where we are:

Discussed:

 

Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links:

  • ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000)
  • Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK)

*Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally.

Time Stamp:

  • 11:29 – What has changed in the past year for FarmTogether?
  • 13:04 – Is it more profitable that all your deals are now certified and sustainable investments?
  • 16:48 – Is it a correlated asset with residential/commercial real estate?
  • 17:44 – Did the recent stock market hit affect the farm industry?
  • 19:15 – Can you describe some of the sustainable practices employed on your properties?
  • 21:11 – Is it possible to scale up regenerative practices used in small farming?
  • 25:45 – Can you expand on the Leading Harvest Farmland Management Standard?
  • 27:25 – How have you seen the alternate asset space improve over the last few years?
  • 28:45 – Have there been any deals that have gone full circle?
  • 30:55 – Do you have any foreign investors on your platform and is it still only available to accredited investors?
  • 32:27 – Can you talk about some of the previous funded deals on your platform, such as the timeline and returns?
  • 36:10 – Why do investors choose this asset class?
  • 38:46 – Can investors visit the farms?
  • 45:42 – Johnny and Derek Review

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Feb 24, 2022

Sam and Derek take a deep dive into Bitcoin as it pertains to use cases, perception, future growth, inflation and more. Sam interviews Saifedean Ammous, author of The Bitcoin Standard, who was once a critic of Bitcoin himself but now has seen the power of its capabilities. Saifedean expertly drops deep knowledge on all things Bitcoin and explains why it is a superior alternative to fiat currency. 

Dr. Saifedean Ammous is the author of The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking, the best-selling groundbreaking study of the economics of bitcoin. The book was a pioneer in explaining bitcoin’s value proposition as the hardest money ever discovered, and the only working alternative to national central banks for international payments.

Dr. Ammous holds a PhD in Sustainable Development from Columbia University, where his doctoral thesis studied the economics of biofuels and alternative energy sources. He also holds an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor of Engineering from the American University of Beirut.

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Time Stamp:

  • 12:24 – How much additional research did you have to do to write “the Bitcoin Standard”?
  • 14:03 – Were there any significant moments which may have shifted your thinking towards crypto currency?
  • 19:22 – Is there any interest for governments to issue “sound” money?
  • 22:17 – Are multiple countries required to revert to ”sound” money for it to be beneficial?
  • 26:52 – Do you think the 14% supply growth rate is directly correlated to inflation?
  • 32:05 – Does the US have concern for maintaining the USD as the primary reserve currency?
  • 36:30 – What is the significance of countries accepting Bitcoin as a form of currency?
  • 38:57 – Are there any trends which indicate Bitcoin is becoming more stable?
  • 45:12 – How much BItcoin is “lost”?
  • 45:59 – Patreon question: Do you think powerful governments will look to buying bitcoin?
  • 47:21 – Patreon question : What kind of people have reached out to you about your book that surprised you?
  • 48:55 – Patreon question : How did it feel to “orange pill” Jordan Peterson?
  • 54:07 – Derek and Sam Review

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Feb 17, 2022

Codie Sanchez is the founder of Contrarian Thinking, a newsletter, and media company read by hundreds of thousands about thinking critically and cash flowing unconventionally. She owns 25+ boring businesses and is known for making Main St. sexy again. Before being an investor and writer, she ran a cannabis PE fund, Latin American investment biz, worked at Goldman, Vanguard and was a conflict journalist in Mexico.

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  • Twitter: @codie_sanchez
  • Instagram: @codiesanchez

 

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Time Stamp:

  • 08:35 – Can you tell us some of your backstory?
  • 10:52 – How did you illegally cross the border?
  • 12:55 – Can you tell us about your time working for Vanguard?
  • 15:16 – How did you get involved in the cannabis industry?
  • 16:50 –What would you describe as the state of the cannabis industry now?
  • 18:07 – How do you have time to make so much social media content and invest?
  • 23:13 – What challenges have you had as a female in finance?
  • 26:42 – What are your Top 5 side hustles?
  • 29:43 – Have you noticed people missing the opportunity to get out of the business?
  • 31:12 – Are you personally invested in anything in the market?
  • 33:24 – Patreon question : What is the product line focus as it relates to the cannabis industry?
  • 36:44 – Patreon question : Are the companies you are invested in looking at long term growth or quicker sale?
  • 37:27 – Patreon question : Do you see any possible internationally dominant company in the cannabis industry?
  • 38:49 – Patreon question: Has being hispanic helped you in the industry?
  • 39:53 – Patreon question : What is your morning routine?
  • 42:03 – Derek and Johnny Review

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Feb 10, 2022

Sam interview's Child's Dream Foundation's Co-Founder and Managing Director Marc Thomas Janni on how to properly vet out charities you're thinking of donating to. Sam and Johnny have both worked with Child's Dream in the past and they have seen their accomplishments first hand. Marc explains what to look out for when considering an NGO (Non-governmental organization) to donate to and speaks of the work Child's Dream has accomplished so far. Sam and Johnny circle back to reveal who they've been donating to and by what means it is done. The guys also explain the other benefits they've experienced with charitable giving,touch on some mistakes to avoid, and share experiences they've had in Thailand. 

Marc Thomas Jenni is a Co-Founder and Managing Director Operations of Child's Dream Foundation. Marc serves in various boards of the Child's Dream charity family and chairs the board of the Thai foundation. He is responsible for the overall strategy of the organisation as well as for fundraising, legal, marketing, HR, compensation, audit and general operation. With a budget of over US$ 10 million, Child's Dream, with its over 55 colleagues, has implemented or runs over 800 charitable projects and programmes in Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand, called the Mekong Sub-Region. 

Marc's motivation to co-found Child's Dream stems from his experiences in working, living and traveling in Asia for many years. While working in Hong Kong and Singapore as a private banker, Marc had the privilege to meet many wealthy individuals who helped the less fortunate by making donations and volunteering in various charity projects in the region. This inspired him to do his part in making a difference for the underprivileged in society.

After nearly 20 years with UBS, Marc left the bank in 2003 to set up Child's Dream Foundation together with Daniel Siegfried. Marc is a ‘Swiss Certified Banker’ and an alumni of the Executive Program of the Swiss Finance Institute (formerly Swiss Banking School, Zurich) as well as the ‘High Performance Boards’ Program of the IMD Business School in Lausanne.

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Time Stamp:

  • 10:38 – How did Child's Dream get started?
  • 14:06 – How has Child’s Dream mission evolved?
  • 19:14 – Where do you see the majority of human trafficking?
  • 21:48 – Where is the operation focused in regards to education?
  • 24:17 – How many schools have you built since you got started?
  • 28:14 – Do you think charitable organizations are efficiently run?
  • 36:38 – How do you know the money you are giving is going to a good cause?
  • 42:30 – Is there a way to measure the NGO as a way to rate their efficiency?
  • 45:18 – Are these ratings audited and therefore reliable?
  • 47:50 – Do you know of any organizations which do great work in the area?
  • 50:02 – Do you get donor support from corporate and/or governments?
  • 53:35 – Sam and Johnny Review

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Feb 3, 2022

MLG Capital CEO Tim Wallen returns to the show (ILAB 121 - Investing in Private Real Estate Funds, with MLG Capital's Tim Wallen - Invest Like a Boss) to give us an update on how things have changed in the U.S. real estate market in the last two years. Sam asks about the returns on his personal investment in MLG Capital's Fund IV and how to get involved in MLG Capital's latest fund V. Tim also covers the effect of rising inflation, interest rates and securing cash flow in real estate. Plus, Wallen covers why MLG Capital focuses on middle America versus the coastal areas. Sam and Johnny circle back to compare Tim's thoughts to their own personal real estate holdings and how they will proceed with real estate ventures going forward. Johnny further elaborates on the tense situation with Russia and Ukraine, considering he now owns Ukrainian real estate.  

Tim and his wife Julie have eight children and their first grandchild. He’s passionate about family, traveling, golf and skiing. Outside of work, you’ll likely find Tim spending time with his family, or traveling. Tim loves to live the MLG Capital concept of “Making A Difference While Making A Living”. Tim has helped launch two successful non profits utilizing MLG Capital’s facilities and staff. Tim recently launched “MAD Funds” which allows investors to allocate profit from MLG Capital Private Funds to help at risk youth. He’s also a board member of Lifesong for Orphans, which provides orphan care for over 6,000 children and financial assistance for adoptions.

Tim started his career as a CPA and Tax Manager with Price Waterhouse in San Francisco and Milwaukee. In 1989, he joined MLG Capital as the CFO and a Principal. In 2000, Tim became the CEO of MLG Capital. He has a BBA in Accounting and a Masters of Accountancy with a Tax concentration from University of Wisconsin Madison.

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Time Stamp:

  • 12:04 – How long have you been involved with MLG?
  • 13:04 – What makes MLG different?
  • 15:43 – Can you give us an update on the company and since it was last you were on the show in 2019?
  • 18:35 – How many assets do fund 4 and fund 5 have?
  • 19:13 – What happens if the fund liquidates an asset?
  • 20:45 – How did the MLG adapt to the Covid-19 pandemic?
  • 24:32 – Can you explain why rates are going up and how that affects MLGs current assets?
  • 27:22 – Would you suggest “Own your house and if you have extra invest in multi-family” as real estate advice?
  • 28:22 – How do interest rates impact assets?
  • 30:27 – Can you explain fixed rate and floating rate debt ?
  • 36:12 – Can you explain how inflation rates affect your assets?
  • 40:05 – Is it too late to invest in a Multi-Family?
  • 45:46 – What areas are Fund 5 focused on?
  • 46:50 – When fund 4 is complete can an investor roll it over to fund 5?
  • 50:02 – Sam and Johnny Review

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Jan 27, 2022

Sam takes a deeper dive into the world of fine wine with London's OENO Group to fdiscuss their approach to getting involved in the sector. OENO offers a new approach that we have yet to see in the wine space, only drawing commissions off profits with no management fees! Sam and Derek do a quick catchup on how their new year has started so far and share why they may not be starting so great. Then Sam interviews Chief Portfolio Manager Sid McNamara-Rajeswaran & Head of Asia Ashley Ling from OENO Group. Sam and Derek circle back to talk more about wine, what Sam currently invests in for wine, and what they think of OENO's business model. Learn more about investing now here

OENO, from Ancient Greek οἶνος (oinos “wine”)

Our award-winning, luxury wine company was born out of our founders’ and owners' passion for and knowledge of the world’s most profound wine estates. Our focus is on those unique wineries that are the best-of-the-best, giving wine collectors, on-trade businesses and winelovers alike access to the world’s most sought-after and exciting new wines.

The OENO wine team is responsible for sourcing and supplying our portfolio of wines to trade and private consumers. Our unique breadth and depth of contacts across the wine world gives us insider access to many of the world’s most exciting up-and-coming wineries as well as the classics with our team having native knowledge of France, Italy, Australia, Spain, Greece and South Africa.

The wine team is headed by Justin Knock MW, former UK Director of The California Wine Institute and brand ambassador for Penfolds.

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Time Stamp:

  • 13:33 – Can you provide a background on yourselves?
  • 19:05 – Why is wine an interesting investment opportunity?
  • 22:25 – What is the difference between OENO Trade and OENO Future?
  • 28:52 – How do you prevent fraud and control procurement?
  • 34:57 – Do you purchase older vintages directly from the vineyard?
  • 36:51 – What regions do you focus on when purchasing?
  • 44:04 – Can you talk about how much wine you have purchased and assets you have under management?
  • 45:28 – Can you elaborate on OENO House?
  • 52:23 – What are the fees associated with OENO?
  • 61:35 – Sam and Derek Review

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Jan 20, 2022

Sam and Derek take it back to basics with a special episode on the incredible math of compounding interest. They'll show you how anyone can passively become a millionaire with a little disciplined investing and time. This is an evergreen topic that has proven itself for decades and should apply to anyone for the foreseeable future. Make sure to share this one with family and friends who are new to investing or have yet to start! 

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Time Stamp:

  • 06:32 – Quick background on Johnny Sam and Derek
  • 11:05 – Establishing the actual financial dream
  • 12:08 – Warren Buffett investment advice
  • 14:08 – Albert Einstein compound interest quote
  • 15:12 – What is Compounding Interest?
  • 16:25 – Models of Compounding Interest
  • 21:27 – Derek’s problem with Sam’s Chart
  • 24:30 – The solution to the problem
  • 31:23 – Johnny’s advice and tricks
  • 39:50 – Index funds

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Jan 13, 2022

On this episode, Derek interviews Commonstock CEO David McDonough to talk about their new social media platform catered specifically to traders. They go over the growing influence of retail investors, how Commonstock helps avoid fraudulent traders and the overall market of today. Then Johnny and Derek discuss how they are using Commonstock and their differing views on the retail investor/trader strategies. 

Commonstock is a social network that amplifies the knowledge of the best investors, verified by actual track records for signal over noise. Sign up for free now at Commonstock.com

David McDonough is the founder and CEO of Commonstock. His mission is to empower retail investors by providing a community of high-quality, education-focused, and verified investor content.

David was bitten by the investing bug shortly after graduating from Trinity College. He joined an investment club and threw himself into nightly economics and finance classes. He quickly realized how important high quality analysis and market savvy were to his success and saw how closely industry professionals guarded their knowledge. Frustrated by the insular nature of the industry, David made it his mission to open up the world of verified financial information to everyone.

His passion for the intersection of finance, technology, and community has taken him from investment roles at Greenspring Associates, to technology roles Google, and, now, to founding and leading Commonstock.

You can follow CEO David McDonough on Commonstock @McD

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Time Stamp:

  • 08:36 – Can you give us a brief on your background?
  • 16:57 – Did the guys you were coaching mentor you or give you advice?
  • 23:08 – What is commonstock?
  • 24:21 – Do you have to link a brokerage account in order to use commonstock?
  • 24:57 – Do you have to share all your trades?
  • 29:02 – When did commonstock go live, and how many accounts do you have signed up?
  • 32:35 – How much is focused on the security of the accounts?
  • 34:52 – How is commonstock different from other sites like reddit?
  • 38:02 – Do you think commonstock will become a market driver?
  • 42:05 – Any standouts you can mention from recent history?
  • 45:10 – Is there an education aspect of how individuals choose their investments?
  • 46:56 – Do you get instant trade alerts from the individuals you follow?
  • 50:06 – Where do you see the future of commonstock?
  • 52:33 – Are there any future funding plans that the listeners can get involved in?
  • 54:04 – What's the future of commonstock regarding monetization?
  • 56:36 – Derek and Johnny recap

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Jan 6, 2022

Sam and Johnny go through their lifestyle updates in the 4th quarter of 2021. They then venture into their full financial updates through the quarter, including portfolio screenshots, that can be accessed by becoming an ILAB Patreon member for as low as $5/month by Clicking Here.

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Time Stamp:

  • 02:10 – Johnny and Sam talk about Christmas around the world and effects of Covid-19 and traveling
  • 07:50 – Johnny and Sam talk about travelling the past two years during Covid-19 and what they want to experience in 2022
  • 14:40 – Johnny and Sam discuss their regrets for 2021
  • 22:34 – Johnny and Sam discuss going back to basics in terms of living and life
  • 35:00 – Update on Sam’s property that was broken into

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Dec 30, 2021

Johnny and Derek count down the Top 10 best Invest Like a Boss guests of 2021. They'll go over the episodes, how they came about, provide takeaways and audio clips from each interview. Votes were taken from the Boss Lounge, download counts and directly from Sam, Johnny & Derek to create the list. Another great year in the books for ILAB - thanks for your support and don't forget to tell us who your favorite in 2021 was!

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Time Stamp:

  • 08:38 – #10 ILAB 174 Highlight Fahard Vladi
  • 13:08 – #9 ILAB 170 Highlight Mike Vranjkovic
  • 17:53 – #8 ILAB 197 Highlight Jon Radoff
  • 21:01 – #7 ILAB 208 Highlight Ken Coleman
  • 27:11 – #6 ILAB 177 Highlight Frank Song
  • 35:26 – #5 ILAB 167 Bitcoin Stephan Livera
  • 42:06 – #4 ILAB 206 DeFi Clayton Roche
  • 48:41 – #3 ILAB 168 Drew Bledsoe
  • 55:06 – #2 ILAB 194 Dutch Mendenhall
  • 63:03 – #1 ILAB 190 KRBN Luke Oliver

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Dec 23, 2021

Boardwalk Wealth's Omar Khan returns to Invest Like a Boss to talk capital appreciation with Sam. Omar tells us why you should stop focusing solely on cash flow and look to appreciation to truly grow wealth. Then Sam and Derek discuss Omar's ideas, go over their appreciable assets and do a general catch up as the year comes to an end.

Omar is responsible for capital raising, strategic planning and investor relations. He has over 10 years of global investment experience.

He has participated in capital financing and M&A transactions valued at $3.7 billion. He is a CFA Charterholder and graduated with honors from the University of Toronto with a B.Com in Finance.

Omar moved from Canada and lives in Texas with his wife and newborn son.

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Time Stamp:

  • 09:15 – Can you explain Cash flow vs Capital appreciation?
  • 20:22 – Can you do capital appreciation without generating cash flow?
  • 21:47 – How do you determine how much to pay out as a dividend?
  • 24:22 – Can you talk about one of the successful deals Sam is involved in?
  • 27:10 – What do you do when you finally decide to sell?
  • 28:22 – Were you concerned when covid-19 first began?
  • 32:03 – How many projects do you currently have outstanding and how are they performing?
  • 33:54 – Can you talk about the upcoming deal in Atlanta?
  • 38:37 – How many other deals do you have starting up?  
  • 41:07 – With interest rates likely to increase, how would that affect your current and future projects?
  • 43:13 – Do you have any projections for the future?
  • 49:44 – Sam and Derek recap

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Dec 16, 2021

Derek interviews 'America's Career Coach' & Dave Ramsey Personality Ken Coleman on his new book From Paycheck to Purpose. They go over his 7 stages to go through in the process of finding your dream job. Then, Johnny & Derek talk about their own personal journeys of feeling stuck in dead end jobs and how they switched their paths to be where they are now. 

Ken Coleman is the #1 national bestselling author of The Proximity Principle and nationally syndicated host of The Ken Coleman Show on the Dave Ramsey Network. Pulling from his own personal struggles, missed opportunities and career successes, Ken helps people discover what they were born to do and provides practical steps to make their dream job a reality. The Ken Coleman Show is a caller-driven career show that helps listeners who are stuck in a job they hate or searching for something more out of their career. His latest book, From Paycheck to Purpose, is available now.

55% of Americans anticipate looking for a new job this year. Whether you’re looking for a step up at work or a giant leap toward something new, there’s never been a better time in history to look for something more in your career.

National bestselling author and career expert Ken Coleman felt stuck with no clue what was next for him—that’s when he realized that being stuck was a choice! In his latest book, he draws on what he learned from his own ten-year journey as well as from coaching thousands of others to walk you through the seven stages to discovering and doing work that gives you both a great income AND big impact.

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Time Stamp:

  • 13:20 – How did you find your own purpose?
  • 17:03 – How did you start working with Dave Ramsey?
  • 19:28 – What are the signs you see in people that aren't living their dream job?
  • 24:44 – Is it a good time to change companies or look for promotion in the same company?
  • 26:30 – How does your advice translate to entrepreneurs?
  • 28:48 – How do you tell someone to leave their steady income to pursue their passion?
  • 32:51 – How do you get experience when the job you want requires experience?
  • 35:22 – How easy is it to get connected to the right people to open doors to your dream?
  • 38:15 – How to overcome the emotions that hold you back?  
  • 45:05 – How do you develop winning habits and traits?
  • 48:51 – What do you mean by “results that matter to me”?
  • 53:06 – Patreon: How do you handle coworkers' judgement when you leave the daily grind to find your own path?
  • 48:10 – Johnny and Derek recap

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Dec 9, 2021

An introduction to the world of NFTs with Hashkey Group's Ben El-Baz. Hashkey is one of the largest Digital Asset investors in Asia. Sam and Johnny catch up before the interview where Sam reveals that something shocking happened at his Barcelona condo while he was gone. Then Johnny jumps into the interview to get the basics on Non-Fungible Tokens and how they differ from Fungible Tokens. After the interview, Sam and Johnny circle back to discuss their takeaways on investing in NFTs.

 

Ben leads HashKey Group’s strategic partnerships, blockchain applications and asset tokenisation projects, and post-investment management of a US-based tokenised securities firm. Ben is also an Advisor to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Bank for International Settlements’ projects on tokenised financial products.

With over 13 years of experience in Silicon Valley, Mainland China and Hong Kong, he started his career as a derivatives trader, then as a China cross-borders corporate finance analyst, before moving into technology product management and business development, serving Big Tech clients like Microsoft, Google, and Amazon. Ben is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he earned his Master’s degree in Management and led the university’s largest working group on blockchain applications.

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Time Stamp:

  • 12:45 – What is Hashkey Group and how did you get started in this field?
  • 13:29 – How long has NFTs been around?
  • 14:51 – Why are NFTs so valuable?
  • 16:50 – What are some of the popular NFTs?
  • 19:38 – Do you think some of the big gaming companies get into NFTs?
  • 23:18 – Are NFTs just an upgrade to buying and selling assets of previous games?
  • 25:00 – What other ways do you see NFTs incorporated into the metaverse in the future?
  • 30:03 – Why are “Gas” fees so high?
  • 33:22 – What are the four types of NFT storage?  
  • 39:59 – Do you think it will evolve and what does the future hold?
  • 43:38 – How does Hashkey help with NFTs?
  • 48:10 – Johnny and Sam recap

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Dec 2, 2021

Sam, Johnny & Derek all weigh on this introduction to Decentralized Finance AKA DeFi. Sam interviews DeFi Nation's Clayton Roche to go over the new types of financial tools available in DeFi and compares them to traditional financial institutions. Then Johnny & Derek recap the interview and give their thoughts on how they might utilize DeFi in the future. They also touch on what to look out for on these platforms that may be too good to be true. Use this episode as a stepping stone into the DeFi space and we will dig deeper into specific DeFi tools in future episodes. 

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Time Stamp:

  • 08:02 – What is Decentralized Finance?
  • 11:25 – Why has the government allowed this?
  • 16:49 – What are the bigger stable coins, and how do they work?
  • 20:03 – Why would anyone own a stable coin?
  • 21:32 – Is there a risk in creating a stable coin?
  • 24:45 – Can you explain the borrowing and lending with crypto?
  • 30:16 – What platforms do you use to borrow and lend?
  • 33:10 – Is there more risk in using a centralized than a decentralized platform?
  • 34:30 – What is staking?
  • 38:35 – Can you use staking with “primary” coins?
  • 41:38 – Is borrowing or staking simpler than how the literature appears?
  • 45:34 – Can you explain the differences in centralized and decentralized exchanges?
  • 49:45 – Would coin base be considered decentralized finance?
  • 50:20 – Do you see DeFi overtaking traditional finance?
  • 37:35 – Johnny and Derek recap

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Nov 23, 2021

Johnny and Derek go over the listener voted Top 10 Favorite Investment Platforms for Non-Accredited investors. We polled the Boss Lounge and these were everyone's favorites. The guys go over which ones they also personally invest in and their thoughts (good or bad!) on each. Listen to the episode to hear the entire list!

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  • ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000)
  • Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK)

*Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally.

Time Stamps:

  • 06:34 – #10 Start Engine, Episode 121, Episode 179
  • 13:53 – #9 Realty mogul, Episode 161
  • 16:19 – #8 Betterment, Episode 45
  • 21:37 – #7 Lending club, Episode 13
  • 23:24 – #6 ArtofFX, Episode 3
  • 25:49 – #5 Masterworks, Episode 146, Episode 193
  • 28:23 – #4 AHP servicing, Episode 113
  • 31:08 – #3 Worthy Bonds, Episode 150
  • 35:03 – #2 Wealthfront, Episode 50
  • 35:33 – #1 Fundrise, Episode 12
  • 37:35 – Johnny’s notable mentions

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