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Invest Like a Boss

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, Johnny FD & Derek Spartz each took a different path to success as they now focus on learning how to invest alongside the listeners in order to put their hard earned money to work.
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Now displaying: April, 2018
Apr 16, 2018

Co-hosts Sam & Johnny are up for the first quarterly update of 2018 as investors, entrepreneurs, and travelers who share their own experiences. During the first 3 months of this year, they have interviewed several experts in the field of investing and have tried some investment platforms that they learned during the show.

On this episode, Sam & Johnny share their investment updates including the significant investments they ventured in and the downturns of some of their investments during the 1st quarter. They also share their work progress in the past 3 months and how their returns and income look like. They show us their trail during their travels and the countries that made the most impact on them. Listen to this episode to learn some tips and strategies for investing, building businesses, and traveling.

 

Where we are:

Sam - Tampa, Florida

Johnny - Kathmandu, Nepal

 

Q1 Travel

Sam – SE USA Road Trip >> Brazil > Denver > Tahoe > Napa > Tampa

Johnny – Chiang Mia >> Nepal

 

Q1 Book Reading
- Principles
- Home Dues
- Upside of Inequality
- The Path to War
- CryptoAssets

 

Discussed:

ILAB 84 – Note Investing 101, with Dave Van Horn

ILAB 88 – Structuring Tax-Free Income, Puerto Rico Act 22 – Jorie Roberts

ILAB 90 – HSAs 101, Health Savings Accounts with Evan Prokup of HSAedge

 

Time Stamps:

06:20 – Johnny’s investment updates

10:45 – How to become an accredited investor?

16:36 – Sam’s investment updates

19:49 – Taxes on unrealized gains

22:23 – Sam’s significant investments

29:11 – Downturn in various investment platforms

30:35 – Returns & Income

31:34 – Diversification of accounts and investments

33:15 – Taxes on income & investments

38:10 – Sam’s work updates

42:00 – Johnny’s work updates

45:27 – Johnny’s travels

48:25 – Sam’s travels

1:19:00 – Tips and advices in investing

 

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Apr 12, 2018

Laura Gonzalez is an Associate Professor in Finance at California State University with over 10 years of experience in teaching finance courses. One of the studies she took interest in is behavioral finance in peer to peer (P2P) lending which they conducted an experiment on it.

During the episode, Laura reveals the major biases of lenders in terms of approving loans apart from their credit information. She explains the theory of beauty premium which significantly influence the decision of lenders. She also explains how they conducted the experiment to test this theory and what considerable indications were acquired.

 

Where we are:

Sam - Florida

Johnny - Nepal

 

References:

www.Lendingstats.com

 

Discussed:

ILAB 13 - PeerStreet vs. Lending Club

ILAB 45 – Behavioral Finance and How Betterment is Optimizing Around It

 

Time Stamps:

05:31 – Laura’s background

07:07 – History of P2P lending

11:40 – Growth of the P2P market

13:09 – P2P platforms

16:08 – Major biases in approval of loans

19:22 – Beauty Premium

24:01 – The conduct of the experiment

25:02 – Findings and indications

30:00 – Outcome based on biases

32:39 – What to consider when lending someone

34:49 – Information available on Prosper

37:02 – Repayment success rate in various countries

39:23 – Prosper vs. Lending Club

 

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Apr 3, 2018

Evan Prokup is the man behind HSAedge, a leading website on Health Savings Account (HSA) information. HSA are savings accounts for medical expenses which are triple tax-advantaged and allows holders to lower their cost of medical care over time. HSA contributions can be invested in a wide variety of assets and can even be used in retirement.

During the episode, Evan explains the fundamentals of Health Saving Accounts (HSA) including its aspects and benefits. He also explains the HSA triple tax advantage, eligibility, investment opportunities, and income requirements. This episode answers all the basic questions you have on HSA which helps you decide in opening up an account.

 

Where we are:

Sam - Nevada

Johnny - Nepal

 

Links:

Website - HSA Edge

Email - evan@hsaedge.com

 

Discussed:

ILAB 31 – The Landlord: How I Acquired 485 Properties in 12 months

 

Time Stamps:

04:35 – How he took interest in HSA?
05:47 – The background of HSA
07:02 – What is HSA?
09:43 – Aspects of Triple Tax Advantage
11:53 – Record Keeping
13:50 – Allowable yearly contribution
17:13 – Who is HSA eligible?
25:39 – Investment opportunities through HSA
30:28 – Qualified Medical Expense
34:30 – Socialization of medical care
37:39 – Investment options for HSA
42:24 – Income requirement for contributing to HSA
45:14 – Downsides of HSA
48:05 – Contribution dates
49:12 – Transfer to a beneficiary

 

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