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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: October, 2019
Oct 28, 2019

Howard Marks is the CEO of StartEngine, an Equity Crowdfunding platform that allows ordinary people to invest and help entrepreneurs achieve their dreams. He is an experienced entrepreneur with a history of building successful businesses. Before launching StartEngine, he co-founded Activision (Call of Duty) and was the Chairman of Activision Studios from 1991 until 1997. As a former Board Member and Executive Vice-President of video-game giant Activision, he and a partner took control in 1991 and turned the ailing company into the $37 billion market cap video game industry.

On this episode, Howard explains the impact of Equity Crowdfunding on the economy. He believes that this investment platform is the future of finance, especially for small businesses. He shares his journey in building StartEngine and the vision that led him to transition into crowdfunding - despite his success in his previous career. This is an insightful conversation that is perfect for both entrepreneurs and investors.

 

Where we are:

  • Johnny FD – Mexico
  • Sam Marks – North Carolina

 

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Time Stamps:

  • 06:04 – Transitioning to Equity Crowdfunding
  • 07:54 – Understanding why other entrepreneurs could not raise money
  • 12:22 – How to unlock a larger pool of investors?
  • 15:55 – “For the first time in 80 years, the ordinary person can invest.” - Howard Marks
  • 17:16 – Why he started Crowdfunding?
  • 18:28 – His first campaign
  • 21:39 – “My biggest justification for what we’re doing was to help entrepreneurs achieve their dreams” - Howard Marks
  • 22:10 – The next challenge: Helping investors trade shares
  • 25:12 – The gift that keeps giving
  • 29:10 – His vision for the years to come
  • 30:28 – “The private small companies are the backbone of the economy” - Howard Marks
  • 31:50 – “Equity crowdfunding is the future of finance for small businesses” - Howard Marks
  • 32:54 – The average capital raise
  • 34:56 – Successful campaigns via StartEngine
  • 35:39 – What they are looking for in an entrepreneur
  • 37:20 – Pieces of advice for early-stage entrepreneurs

 

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Oct 14, 2019

Richard Wilson is the CEO of Centimillionaire Advisors, LLC, a company providing performance-based family office solutions for $100M+ net worth families. He is also the founder and head of Family Office Club, the largest community of registered family offices globally with over 1,750 private investor members.

During the episode, Richard brings us into the world of the super rich with over $100M net worth. After working for them for several years, he has learned several strategies on how they accumulate their wealth. He explains how the ultra-wealthy manage their assets and lifestyles, how they aspire for growth, and what common mistakes they make.

 

Where we are:

  • Johnny FD – Mexico
  • Sam Marks – North Carolina

 

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Time Stamps:

  • 7:05 – What is a family office?
  • 7:24 – “The richer you are, the busier you are” – Richard Wilson
  • 8:04 – Why do the ultra-wealthy need a family office?
  • 8:35 – How much worth are people with family offices?
  • 12:06 – Managing assets and lifestyle of the ultra-wealthy
  • 14:46 – Building a team for the family office
  • 16:19 – Financial planning for investments
  • 18:26 – Outsourcing of $50M vs. $100M net worth families
  • 21:03 – Who are the Centimillionaires?
  • 23:41 – What he learned while working in a family office for years
  • 27:02 – Do the ultra-wealthy still desire for growth?
  • 31:55 – Important notes in wealth generation
  • 32:20 – “It’s not just you work hard and you become ultra-wealthy” – Richard Wilson
  • 33:33 – Maintaining assets of rich people
  • 34:51 – Common mistakes of the ultra-wealthy
  • 35:39 – “Some reasonable plan can help keep things in check” – Richard Wilson
  • 36:08 – What to expect from Family Office Club?

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Oct 2, 2019

Sam Marks and Johnny FD are self-made entrepreneurs who use their hard-earned cash to invest in the best investment platforms, grow their net wealth, and live their dream.

During this episode, Sam and Johnny share their investment strategies which helped them maximize investment returns. They also share their travel experiences which include finding an amazing recording studio, living a new home, and flying on a private jet. This is an episode filled with asset-growing ideas that will help you with your next investment venture.

Where we are:

  • Sam & Johnny – Los Angeles

Discussed:

Recommended:

  • 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)
  • Betterment– Get up to 1 year managed free
  • PeerStreet– Get a 1% yield bump on your first loan
  • Wealthfront– get your first $15,000 managed free

Time Stamps:

  • 02:32 – How to invest in PeerStreet
  • 03:23 – “Widespread diversification is the key to consistency” – Sam & Johnny
  • 04:54 – What is PeerStreet?
  • 09:02 – Lending Club investing
  • 10:00 – Investment advantages of Fundrise
  • 13:01 – “The financial dream is that you create enough passive income to live your lifestyle while growing your net wealth” – Sam & Johnny
  • 18:19 – How municipal bonds multiply profit
  • 20:42 – Where to invest for individual stocks
  • 28:24 – Sam’s investments for this quarter
  • 33:41 – Vanguard dividends and income returns
  • 37:03 – Johnny’s Wealthfront account
  • 41:15 – Managing your own finances
  • 46:16 – Upside in investing in US dollars
  • 49:05 – Johnny’s private jet experience
  • 55:54 – What you need to know about LA
  • 1:08:56 – Sam and Johnny’s travel plans

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