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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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Dec 14, 2020

Mike Murgio returns to the show (Last appearance: ILAB 165 - Bitcoin vs. Stocks, Tesla vs. Ford) along with his brother Joe Murgio to talk with Sam Marks about the upcoming Doordash IPO. They know the ins and outs of the delivery business as Joe is the CEO of DeliverLogic, a software company that services clients in the delivery space. Sam is also an investor in DeliverLogic. Joe Murgio goes over the Series 1 for Doordash's IPO and Doordash's overall business model. They'll discuss whether Doordash looks to be a solid investment and if it'll skyrocket like Tesla did after Mike correctly predicted on his last appearance.

 

Listen to ILAB 164 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)
  • Betterment – Get up to 1 year managed free
  • Wealthfront – Get your first $15,000 managed free
  • PeerStreet – Get a 1% yield bump on your first loan

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

Time Stamps:

  • 10:46 – Can you tell us about deliverlogic?
  • 13:56 – Can you discuss the last 6 years of the business from your perspective?
  • 20:40 – How did the market change with the newer delivery options?
  • 25:00 – How has Covid-19 pandemic affected the delivery service industry?
  • 26: 30 – Have you seen more entrepreneurs starting new businesses or has it been independent clients growing their business?
  • 29:10 – How does the business side of door dash work?
  • 30:04 – How do you buy shares in an IPO?
  • 39:24 – How are they going to sell 33 Million shares?
  • 40:51 – How does the price jump between primary and secondary trading?
  • 45:25 – What is your perspective on DoorDash versus Grubhub?
  • 51:53 – Are you going to buy in with DoorDash?
  • 55:40 – Does this IPO excite you?
  • 58:06 – Sam & Derek Recap

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Dec 8, 2020

Tom Taulli has been in the tech industry for some time. While in the eighth grade, his dad bought him a computer and just left it on his desk. So he started to figure it out. And yes, he became obsessed with this machine. Then when he was a freshman in high school, he started to code and sold some of his programs to magazines (in the early 1980s, these publications had listings of code for readers to type in!) From all this, he knew he wanted to be a part of the tech world.

Although, it was not until college that he started his first business. You see, he was fairly bad at taking exams. What to do? Well, he created software for exam preparation. He would sell this to a national provider of bar exam preparation. The business would then go on to grow, as they added more and more exams.

But the biggest venture of his was launched in 1997. It was Hypermart.net. Think of it as kind of a first-generation Shopify. From the start, the growth was strong and they would sell the company to InfoSpace.com.

In the meantime, he has always been writing, such as for Forbes.com, Bloomberg.com, Kiplinger and BusinessWeek. He has also written a variety of books, mostly on tech and finance. His latest include Artificial Intelligence Basics: A Non-Technical Introduction and The Robotic Process Automation Handbook: A Guide to Implementing RPA Systems.

As of now, he is an advisor to some awesome startups.

 

Listen to ILAB 163 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

 

 

Where we are:

 

Sponsor:

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

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

Time Stamps:

  • 08:44 – How did you get into the world of start-ups and IPOs?
  • 12:40 – How does buying IPOs differ from regular stock?
  • 15:58 – How does a company go from private to public?
  • 19:50 – Is this a good time for AirBnb to go public?
  • 21:02 – Do you see AirBnB financials to justify their increase in valuation?
  • 22:04 – Do you see them profiting in the immediate future?
  • 25:04 – Why do they focus on the hosts more than the guests?
  • 26:37 – What are some of the pros for AirBnb?
  • 30:09 – What are some of the risks with AirBnb?
  • 32:05 – Should you be concerned that some of the Hotels are running similar packages?
  • 33:05 – Can you see AirBnb expand into other profitable areas, like the AirBnb Experience?
  • 34:40 – What do you recommend to be a maximum price point for entering the AirBnb IPO?
  • 35:53 – Are their other stocks you would recommend as alternatives to IPO?
  • 36:54 – Why is AirBnb not profitable?
  • 37:52 – “travel and tourism will continue to be important it’s not going away” - Tom Taulli
  • 38:43 – What are some of the tips and tricks to get in on the lowest level possible?
  • 40:50 – Are you looking to buy into AirBnb?
  • 43:26 – Johnny & Derek Recap

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Nov 20, 2020

Carter grew up in a farming family and has a lifelong passion for investing and agriculture. Prior to AcreTrader, he was part of an equity investment firm for 5 years. Before joining in 2013, Carter was a Managing Director with Stephens Inc., a large private investment bank, where he was an equity research analyst focused on the Internet, Data & Analytics and Real Estate Processing sectors. Prior to Stephens, he owned small businesses focused on internet marketing and sustainable fuel technologies. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in Physics and has previously held Series 7, 63, 86 and 87 licenses with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Listen to ILAB 162 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

Where we are:

 

Sponsor:

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

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

Time Stamps:

  • 07:50 – How did you get into farmland and agriculture?
  • 08:30 – Before AcreTrader, how was farmland purchased?
  • 10:22 – What is the usual size of these farms?
  • 12:02 – Why farmland and not commercial or residential real estate?
  • 15:15 – How does farmland outperform other asset classes?
  • 18:25 – How long do you hold onto the land for?
  • 18:39 – Are you concerned about the land depreciating because of bad farming  practices?
  • 20:26 – How long do farmers usually rent the land?
  • 21:09 – How does it work for investors?
  • 23:06 – How often does the investor get paid?
  • 25:45 – Does the rental change depending on the farm?
  • 27:03 – Do you normally list farms weekly?
  • 28:09 – What is your investment range?
  • 30:06 – What crops are the most profitable?
  • 34:30 – How long are the investments?
  • 37:48 – How are the taxes treated?
  • 36:55 – Who can invest?
  • 39:48 – Johnny & Derek Recap

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Nov 13, 2020

Tom Gearing is CEO and co-founder of Cult Wines Ltd, the world’s leading fine wine investment company with assets under management of £130 million. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in London, the company has offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and New York (late 2020). Cult Wines provides physical fine wine portfolio management services to private individuals and clients of family offices, wealth managers and private banks globally. Tom has overseen the growth of the business receiving a number of awards including appearing on the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 in 2015 and 2017, as well as receiving a Queens Award for International Trade. Tom regularly features as a market commentator appearing on media outlets such as Bloomberg, CNBC Europe, CITYAM and more. Tom is a former runner-up on the BBC’s Apprentice in 2012.

Listen to ILAB 161 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

 

Where we are:

 

Sponsor:

  • Masterworks
    At signup, go to Masterworks.io, select Podcast and use code BOSS to skip the 70,000 person wait list. 
  • 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)
  • Betterment – Get up to 1 year managed free
  • Wealthfront – Get your first $15,000 managed free
  • PeerStreet – Get a 1% yield bump on your first loan

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

 

Time Stamps:

  • 07:40 – How did you get started in Wines?
  • 12:09 – What is a “fraud” wine?
  • 15:44 – Is there a lot of money in owning and operating a vineyard?
  • 19:28 – Which country sells the most wine by volume  ?
  • 22:00 – What is driving the price of wine?
  • 25:56 – What happens when the bottle “goes bad”?
  • 30:30 – Do wines differ with food pairing and ageing?
  • 34:24 – How does Cult Wines Ltd engage with different investors?
  • 42:16 – What are the range of portfolios with your investors?
  • 44:04 – Are all your investors financial investors?
  • 46:30 – Where do you have operational centers throughout the world?
  • 47:27 – Are there any restrictions on who can invest?
  • 48:15 – Could you see yourself doing anything different?
  • 51:29 – Sam & Johnny Recap

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Nov 6, 2020

Karl Pierre is a Real Estate Investor, serial entrepreneur and educator. He earns over 1,000,000 every month, manages more than 400 workers, and he owns and controls over 15,000,000 in real estate assets. He started In Healthcare Staffing in his family business at age 14. Doing everything from hiring, payroll, billing, and staffing, later went on to flipping salvage automobiles. In 2006 he participated in his first real estate transaction and has been growing his portfolio as an investor ever since.

Listen to ILAB 160 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

 

Where we are:

 

Sponsor:

  • Indeed 
    ILAB listeners receive a $75 credit to boost their job post and help find more quality candidates faster
  • 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)
  • Betterment – Get up to 1 year managed free
  • Wealthfront – Get your first $15,000 managed free
  • PeerStreet – Get a 1% yield bump on your first loan

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

Time Stamps:

  •  06:49 – How did you get started in Real Estate?
  • 13:38 – What was the first international property you got involved in?
  • 22:36 – Why did you choose Sicily?
  • 23:18 – What is the “catch” of this investment?
  • 30:15 – What do you think your renovation cost will be?
  • 32:58 – How did you find a contractor?
  • 34:20 – How was the closing process ?
  • 40:41 – Are you looking at acquiring more properties?
  • 46:12 – Patreon Questions
  • 52:57 – Sam & Johnny Recap

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Oct 23, 2020

In the first half of this episode, Johnny and Sam give you a preview of their 3rd quarter 2020 investments. If you want to hear the full episode and see the video including screenshots of both Johnny and Sam's accounts you must become a Patreon. Sign up for the Invest Like a Boss Patreon account for as low as $5 per month to gain access

In the second half of the episode, Johnny follows up with Die With Zero author Bill Perkins. (Listen to his first ILAB interview in Episode 149).

There was a lot of interest in what MLPs (Master Limited Partnerships) that Bill invests in himself and he actually lists the exact ones he has positions in! Johnny even decided to mirror Bill's investments  himself, you'll have to listen to find out what MLPs Bill is in!

Listen to ILAB 159 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

 

 

Where we are:

 

Sponsor:

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

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

Time Stamps:

  • 2:29 – Quarterly Update preview
  • 23:11 – How do you afford to have a yacht experience?
  • 24:30 – Who paid for the yacht you are on?
  • 25:45 – How much was it to rent a yacht?
  • 26:05 – How big is the yacht?
  • 26:50 – “I identify the experiences then allocate the money” - Bill Perkins
  • 27:14 – What MLP’s are you invested in?
  • 29:03 – Is this a Long-term hold for you?
  • 29:49 – Do you worry about the price per share when it is time to sell?
  • 31:11 – Would I be crazy to do 10% of my net worth in MLPs ?
  • 32:38 – “I wasn’t put on this earth to make 4%” - Bill Perkins

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Oct 15, 2020

Peter Mallouk is the President of Creative Planning, named the #1 Independent Financial Advisory Firm in America by Barron’s (2017). Barron’s magazine named Peter the #1 Independent Financial Advisor in America three straight years (2013, 2014, and 2015). CNBC named Creative Planning the #1 Independent Wealth Management Firm in the United States on the only rankings the network ever released (2014–2015). Peter is featured on Worth magazine’s 2017 and 2018 Power 100 rankings, a list featuring the 100 most powerful men and women in global finance. In 2017, Peter was a recipient of the Ernst & Young Central Midwest Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Creative Planning provides comprehensive wealth management services to high-net-worth clients, including investment management, financial planning, charitable planning, retirement plan consulting, tax planning, and estate planning services. Creative Planning currently manages nearly $50 billion for clients in all fifty states.

Reach Out to Peter Mallouk

Listen to ILAB 158 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

 

 

Where we are:

Sponsor:

Discussed:

The Path: Accelerating Your Journey to Financial Freedom is Peter Mallouk & Tony Robbins' 

Regardless of your stage of life and your current financial picture, the quest for financial freedom can indeed be conquered. The journey will demand the right tools and strategies along with the mindset of money mastery. With decades of collective wisdom and hands-on experience, your guides for this expedition are Peter Mallouk, the only man in history to be ranked the #1 Financial Advisor in the U.S. for three consecutive years by Barron’s (2013, 2014, 2015), and Tony Robbins, the world-renowned life and business strategist. Mallouk and Robbins take the seemingly daunting goal of financial freedom and simplify it into a step-by-step process that anyone can achieve.

 

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

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

Time Stamps:

  • 8:22 – Why the New Book?
  • 9:26 – Why was it necessary to include “the 6 human needs” in the book?
  • 14:06 – Why do people have financial success but still are not happy?
  • 15:57 – What still drives you to grow your business?
  • 17:14 – How did you get started and how did you meet Toni?
  • 24:47 – What are your thoughts on the All Seasons portfolio?
  • 29:03 – What are your thoughts going forward with the US Stock market?
  • 31:08 – How are you personally invested?
  • 32:30 – What are the advantages of using your company as opposed to going directly?
  • 34:42 – How do you feel about crypto currency?
  • 36:52 – What does financial freedom look like?
  • 38:56 – Johnny and Derek Recap

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Oct 8, 2020

Meet Derek Spartz, the newest member of Invest Like a Boss. Derek has been a member of ILAB since March 2020, mostly behind the scenes, but will be taking on a larger role going forward. So, we decided to have him on the show to learn more about his career background and investment portfolio. Johnny speaks with Derek to learn how he went from a corporate job in the music/radio industry with near zero savings and buried in debt to becoming self-employed, debt-free and achieving a 50% savings rate in less than 2 years. Derek has done all this while continuing to live in one of the most expensive places in the United States - Venice Beach, California. Learn why he continues to live there, what his plan is going forward, and how he was inspired by ILAB and eventually came to work on the show.

Listen to ILAB 157 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

 

Where we are:

Sponsor:

  • MasterWorks
    Select "Podcast" at signup and use code BOSS to skip the 70,000 person wait list and get direct access to invest. 
  • Support Invest Like a Boss: Join our Patreon

Discussed:

  •  Save up to $30,000 and delay your dues until you're ready to travel when you sign up Here

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

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

Time Stamps:

  • 12:32 – Derek’s Background
  • 22:35 – Derek’s employment after radio
  • 32:27 – “I’m at a 50% savings rate” - Derek Spartz
  • 37:57 – Is there a city or country you would consider moving to?
  • 39:19 – How did you start working with Invest Like A Boss?
  • 40:19 – Is there a plan for an Invest Like A Boss meet up in 2021?
  • 41:49 – When is the Tony Robbins interview?
  • 43:56 – What is the most impactful book you read?
  • 46:16 – Where do you invest your money?

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Oct 1, 2020

In Buying Real Estate Overseas For Cash Flow (And A Better Life): Get Started With As Little As $50,000, Kathleen Peddicord and Lief Simon explain how to incorporate an investment in foreign real estate into your portfolio for as little as $50,000. With a lifetime of experience on the subjects of living, retiring, and investing overseas, the authors delve deep into this complex topic. Simply put, this book is a practical guide to buying property overseas as a strategy for earning cash flow to fund your dream retirement.

Buying Real Estate Overseas includes a breadth and depth of information on the world’s best markets for investing in real estate for cash flow. Its up-to-date information about this investment category puts to bed much of the outdated advice and guidance currently available in published materials.

The authors identify several hot, new markets where currency valuations and market conditions make the purchase of real estate an extremely wise investment decision in today’s volatile investment climate.

Listen to ILAB 156 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

 

 

Where we are:

Sponsor:

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

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

Time Stamps:

  • 07:58 – How do you get started in buying properties overseas? 
  • 15:10 – Is it easy to find local banks that are willing to lend you money for properties?
  • 20:54 – After you are financed, what is the next step?
  • 27:41 – With short term rentals, how do you address property management?
  • 30:44 – How do you choose a property?
  • 39:38 – What strategies do you use for negotiating on the property?
  • 46:16 – How is it best to handle closing on the property?
  • 49:04 – What are the ways you can manage your asset?
  • 50:42 – Where do you have real estate, and what areas are you interested in?
  • 53:50 – How many properties have you owned at a single time?
  • 57:59 – What are the best value markets right now?
  • 61:11 – Sam and Johnny Recap

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Sep 24, 2020

Rori Gordon attended the School of Hard Knocks. After high school Rori worked in several facilities as a bartender. She learned about operations and management at the various places she was employed. In 1980 Ms. Gordon was offered a position managing the Hollywood Motel. After two years the nightclub located at the Hollywood Motel became available for lease. Ms. Gordon started Rori Promotions. At the same time she signed a lease with the Motel owner for the nightclub space naming it Anvines. Anvines  became an overnight success and remained in operation from 1982 until 1989. In 1988 Rori Gordon decided to enlist the services of Billy Deans Entertainment. She ultimately hired Billy Deans Male Revue every Friday night at Anvines. The following summer Billy Deans “Foxy Boxing” was created with sold out shows for a 16 week booking.

Ms. Gordon was at a crossroad in her career and had to make a decision.  In 1989 she sold her interest in Anvines and became partners in Billy Deans Entertainment. Promoting, touring and booking shows resulted in an unbeatable team. After 5 years of working in clubs all over the world Billy Dean and Rori Gordon wanted to put their feet down in one local location. This prompted the purchase of 1998 Billy Deans Showtime Café. Rori Gordon is the promoter and marketer. For many years she has been the bartender, food preparer for all events at the club and has even swept the floors. There is no task too small for this woman.

Ms. Rori Gordon belongs to the club of the very few female gentlemen’s club owners in the world. She is active in ACE the Association of Club Executives, supports the Center for Constitutional Rights, and enjoys participating in charitable events for Cancer Care. She is a community advocate for rooting out corruption in the Town of Hempstead and Smithtown. She loves everything vintage. Rori collects Roseville Pottery, Vintage Luggage, Hammered Aluminum and Airline Memorabilia. Mid Century Modern is her new kick. Her style is eclectic.

 

Listen to ILAB 155 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

 

 

Where we are:

Sponsor:

Discussed:

  • Billy Deans
  • Special ILAB Listener Offer for Equity Estates through October 1st, 2020
  • Save up to $30,000 and delay your dues until you're ready to travel when you sign up Here

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

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

Time Stamps:

  • 06:48 – Is it rare to be a female Gentlemans Club Owner? 
  • 09:19 – What are the pros and cons of buying a successful club or a club that needs work?
  • 12:54 – Have you tried to calculate the lifetime value of a customer?
  • 15:25 – Describe your clientele as it relates to girls and guys?
  • 16:53 – Which is more profitable a dance club or a gentlemans club?
  • 18:48 – What are your experiences with the strippers?
  • 20:41 – How do the female clubs and male clubs compare?
  • 22:19 – How does your income compare between bar sales and dances?
  • 25:20 – What is the typical work schedule?
  • 28:48 – How do you find a club for sale?
  • 37:21 – Are there other options besides regular dances?
  • 39:48 – What is the usual approach for girls to sell dances?
  • 43:17 – Do club owners discuss strategies and other business?
  • 45:16 – How do you handle pressure from the community?
  • 50:12 – Is there anything you think you would have done differently?
  • 51:23 – Are there any themes or marketing strategies that you use?
  • 56:02 – Sam and Johnny Recap

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Sep 17, 2020

Shaun Greer serves as VP of Sales and Marketing for Vacasa and is responsible for short-term-rental portfolio growth and real estate sales/compliance. He brings extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and public and private partnerships to his role.

Shaun has been with Vacasa since 2015 and has held several positions including Senior Director of Real Estate, Director of Corporate Development and Mergers and Acquisitions Manager. When not cultivating relationships within the vacation rental industry or building the Vacasa Real Estate network, he is enjoying time with his family and outdoor activities.

Listen to ILAB 154 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

 

 

Where we are:

Sponsor:

Discussed:

  • Vacasa
  • Special ILAB Listener Offer for Equity Estates through October 1st, 2020
  • Save up to $30,000 and delay your dues until you're ready to travel when you sign up Here

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

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

Time Stamps:

  • 13:44 – How did Vacasa get started? 
  • 16:18 – Do you manage the entire building or just the units?
  • 19:00 – Do you handle all the taxes on behalf of the homeowner?
  • 20:10 – What has been the demand change due to the effect of Covid?
  • 23:22 – What has been the favourite type of destination?
  • 26:35 – Where do you have the most listings?
  • 27:46 – How often do owners use the property?
  • 29:15 – What are the revenues for the various seasons?
  • 32:19 – Do owners do monthly or daily rate rentals?
  • 36:31 – What to expect, investment wise, on the different types of rentals?
  • 42:36 – Are you investigating the ski seasons long term with climate change?
  • 44:04 – What are the top ski markets?
  • 46:30 – Sam and Johnny Recap

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Sep 11, 2020

Stacey Morris is the Director of Research at Alerian, which equips investors to make informed decisions about energy infrastructure and Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs). Ms. Morris was previously the Investor Relations Manager for Alon USA Energy, overseeing investor communications for the corporation and its variable distribution MLP, Alon USA Partners. Prior to Alon, she covered the integrated majors and refiners at Raymond James as a Senior Associate in the firm’s Equity Research Division. Ms. Morris graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Stetson University and is a CFA charterholder.

Listen to ILAB 153 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

 

Where we are:

Sponsor:

Discussed:

  • Alerian
  • Special ILAB Listener Offer for Equity Estates through October 1st, 2020
  • Save up to $30,000 and delay your dues until you're ready to travel when you sign up Here

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

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

Time Stamps:

  • 09:07 – Were you always interested in energy growing up and when did you first learn about MLP? 
  • 11:05 – What is a MLP?  
  • 13:04 – Do MLPs have a regulation or restriction on their distribution of profits?
  • 14:15 – Are all energy companies MLPs?
  • 16:55 – Can you explain a hypothetical situation to explain tax exemption?
  • 24:11 – What are the variables that move the price of a MLP?
  • 28:17 – What are some of the big MLP companies?
  • 29:43 – What are the easiest ways to invest in MLPs?
  • 34:16 - Are high yields common?
  • 37:28 – Is now a good time to invest in MLPs?
  • 41:09 - Derek’s Recap
  • 45:58 - Sam and Johnny Recap

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Sep 4, 2020

Philip Mekelburg, CEO and Fund Manager, Equity Estates.

Philip has over 20 years of experience in business development, marketing, management and operations. After graduating from Cornell University, he worked as a corporate trainer and management consultant. His accomplishments include starting a fast-growing, new-to-market retail concept which he built up and sold within four years. The industry respected his novel approach and elected him president of their international association. Afterwards, Philip was hired as Director of Operations for a financial services firm where his work in channel sales garnered him praise, while expanding his knowledge and experience in marketing specialty finance products. He co-founded Equity Estates in 2006 and enjoys building a real estate portfolio that is also a smart investment that offers memorable experiences.

Listen to ILAB 152 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

Where we are:

Sponsor:

Discussed:

  • Equity Estates
  • Special ILAB Listener Offer for Equity Estates through October 1st, 2020
  • Save up to $30,000 and delay your dues until you're ready to travel when you sign up Here

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

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

Time Stamps:

  • 06:23 – How did Equity Estates start? 
  • 12:40 – How would you describe Equity Estates?  
  • 16:12 – How does Equity Estates compare to a timeshare or secondary home?
  • 21:28 – What are the general characteristics of the properties?
  • 23:56 – Where are the properties usually located and how do you select?
  • 25:06 – What are the requirements and minimum investment to invest?
  • 27:29 – How does the concierge experience work?
  • 33:05 – How do you manage the expenses of all the properties?
  • 37:08 – How do the average investor utilise their time at the property?
  • 40:57 – Patreon: Do you have investment opportunities for non-accredited investors?
  • 45:00 - Patreon: How does your affiliate portfolio work on the business side?
  • 46:26 - Can you discuss the different funds available?
  • 48:07 - Can anyone invested in any fund can access any property?
  • 48:49 - Patreon: Are you seeing any impact from Covid-19?
  • 49:53 - What is your favourite property in the portfolio?
  • 55:20 - Sam and Johnny Recap

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Aug 29, 2020

Sam and Johnny talk about some of Sam’s investments in real estate, and the benefits and challenges with investing in properties overseas as opposed to properties in the US.

Listen to ILAB 151 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

 

 

Where we are:

Sponsor:

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

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

Time Stamps:

  • 20:39 – Benefits of living and investing overseas? 
  • 32:11 – Sam’s Investments in real estate?  
  • 40:47  – Discussion on one of Sam’s Investments 6th Avenue Phuket
  • 43:39 – Are their perks of owning these properties as long term living options for you?
  • 49:24 – Johnny speaks about a possible investment for him
  • 60:52 – Patreon Question: What are the pros and cons for Nomads using an Air BnB?

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Aug 21, 2020

Sally founded Worthy Financial to bring higher yielding alternative investments to the public. Her personal and company mission is an economic opportunity for all. She used newly updated securities regulations as part of the JOBS Act, to create a way for everyone to painlessly save while earning 5% on their money – and to do it while helping community businesses thrive.  With a focus on the JOBS Act, she works to help investors and business owners navigate the new capital opportunities that arose with these new laws.

Sally is a seasoned entrepreneur having run her own businesses for the last 30 years. Her media and business ventures took her across the globe – including ten years of conducting business in Russia. More recently, she has been a contributor to and speaker for Entrepreneur Magazine, various universities, and business incubators on the topic of alternative finance and has been a repeated source on the topic of crowdfinance for national media outlets. She also authored the book “Cash from the Crowd” on how to successfully crowdfund which was published by Entrepreneur Press. Sally holds both a real estate broker license as well as a Series 65 license as a Registered Investment Adviser. 

Listen to ILAB 150 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

Where we are:

Sponsor:

  •  Masterworks Use our exclusive Masterworks code BOSS at signup to skip the 70,000 person wait list and get first dibs
  • 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)
  • Betterment – Get up to 1 year managed free
  • Wealthfront – Get your first $15,000 managed free
  • PeerStreet – Get a 1% yield bump on your first loan

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

Time Stamps:

  • 08:53 – What makes your investment “worthy”? 
  • 11:49 – Can you describe some of the assets you offer?  
  • 13:09 – How long has worthy bonds been around?
  • 16:13 – What makes it a bond and not another kind of investment?
  • 18:07 – Can you explain the 36 month term, if you can cashout or redeem at any time?
  • 20:08 – How often does interest pay out?
  • 21:52 – Who can invest in worthy bonds?
  • 27:05 – How did you settle on a return on investment percentage?
  • 32:46 – What is the lowest investment to start with worth bonds?
  • 33:52 – Can I reinvest the interest I’ve earned on worth bonds?
  • 37:22 - Can somebody buy bonds through their IRA or retirement account?
  • 39:42 -  What is the “Worthy Roundup Programme”?
  • 36:24 - What is the “Golden Egg” Promotion?
  • 44:39 - Sam and Johnny Recap

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Aug 11, 2020

Bill Perkins is the CEO of BrisaMax Holdings, a consulting services firm based in the US Virgin Islands. Called “The Last Cowboy” in a recent Wall Street Journal profile, after studying electrical engineering at the University of Iowa and training on Wall Street, Perkins moved to Houston to make a fortune as an energy trader. 

In this episode, Bill will share the plan for optimizing your life, stage by stage, so you’re fully engaged and enjoying what you’ve worked and saved for. You’ll discover how to maximize your lifetime memorable moments with “experience bucketing,” how to convert your earnings into priceless memories by following your “net worth curve,” and find out how to navigate whether to invest in, or delay, a meaningful adventure based on your “spend curve” and “personal interest rate.”

Where we are:

Sponsor:

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

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

Time Stamps:

  • 01:24 - Sam & Johnny FD’s episode introduction
  • 08:08 - How to get 50% OFF your travel expenses
  • 18:26 - “It’s about maximizing your life, fulfillment, memories that you’re going to create for yourself and retire on” - Bill Perkins
  • 19:01 - Should you pass down massive cash to your kids?
  • 30:07 - Ways to balance your lifestyle with the money in and out
  • 32:58 - Switch to a more spending and abundance mindset
  • 33:28 - “Shift the fear of running out of money to not living life” - Bill Perkins
  • 34:48 - Does the 4% rule still work?
  • 40:11 - Sailing the world with Dan Bilzerian
  • 48:41 - Investing based rapid-fire questions
  • 58:00 - Sam & Johnny FD’s episode wrap up and key takeaways

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Jul 24, 2020

Sam and Johnny sit down to review our investments, talk about our new trades, buys, sells, holds, what we thought of the quarter and what we plan to do going forward into the next few months. This and all quarterly updates going forward will be Patreon only exclusives, and will be in video format so we can more easily share our screens and account dashboards.

Watch the full 2 hour video update and breakdown by becoming a Patreon supporter and support the show! 

 

Where we are:

Sponsor:

Discussed:

  • Too many to list. We review our entire portfolios. 

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)
  • Betterment – Get up to 1 year managed free
  • Wealthfront – Get your first $15,000 managed free
  • PeerStreet – Get a 1% yield bump on your first loan
  • WorthyBonds - Get 1 free bond when you sign up
    (non-accredited investors OK)

*Johnny or Sam invest in all of the above services personally.

 

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Jul 15, 2020

MEET YOUR FAVORITE LUSCIOUS BABE COACH, LAUREN ALLEN

A semi-retired stripper turned Super CEO, this bitch has seen it all.

Sex, Psychedelics, Music Festivals, and an abusive relationship sent this queen on a journey of exploration and self-discovery at 18.

Hella mistakes, alcoholism, and a ballsy jump into the strip club a year later catapulted her to become her very first mindset client.

Her intuitive approach to the hustle, soulful sales strategy, humor, and trauma-informed mindset work makes her a sexy + well-rounded coach whether you're 9-5 or shakin' that ass.

You can expect a Sailor Levels of cursing, lots of laughs, brilliant brainstorming, and a business bestie that will hype you up as you bust through your own bullshit.

Where we are:

Sponsor:

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

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

Time Stamps:

  • 08:46 – Why do you think guys go to strip clubs?
  • 11:34 – How did you get into the industry?
  • 13:41 – What are the different ways to make money in the clubs?
  • 14:55 – Does the house get a cut, or how does it work?
  • 16:52 – “...there is no way of knowing who has what[money]..” - Lauren Allen
  • 19:30 – What cities have you danced in?
  • 21:18 – “This whole industry is not regulated at all” - Lauren Allen
  • 23:15 – Have you ever tried webcamming?
  • 25:16 – What’s the most, and what’s the least you ever made in one night?
  • 29:48 – What are the other side business strippers have?
  • 30:32 - Do you have savings or investments?
  • 34:39 - Do you go through any training to become a dancer?
  • 36:24 - What is the typical lifespan of a stripper?
  • 40:31 - Flip Switch Question: What do you recommend a stripper do with her income? - Lauren Allen
  • 42:43 - Is a breast enhancement a good investment?
  • 44:27 - Have you ever been paid in anything other than money?
  • 45:41 - Do you have a shift schedule?
  • 47:01 - Do you have an idea of how much the strip club owners make?
  • 50:25 - Sam and Johnny Recap
  • 68:42 - Derek’s Recap

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Jun 20, 2020

Scott Lynn is the Founder and CEO of Masterworks, the first company to allow investors to buy shares representing ownership of great masterpieces by artists like Warhol, Monet, and Banksy. Scott has been an active collector of contemporary art for more than fifteen years and has built an internationally-recognized collection of Abstract Expressionism that has included works by Clyfford Still, Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, and more. In addition to Masterworks, Scott serves on the board of v2 ventures (Adparlor, Giant Media, Reachmobi, Amply, and Sellozo), Payability, and the Brooklyn Rail (a non-profit publication in the art industry).

In this episode, Scott is discussing art as an investment class and compares it to other regular investments and how the regular person can get involved. After listening, you will better understand Art as an asset class and information on the company Masterworks!

Where we are:

Sponsor:

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

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

Time Stamps:

  • 08:24 – Are you passionate about art as a collector or have you primarily looked at it as an investor?
  • 10:59 – Do you see a flood of money going into art presently?
  • 13:07 – “last year approximate 6.8 Billion in art sold” - Scott Lynn
  • 15:10 – When you buy a “Blue Chip” piece, where are they held or displayed?
  • 16:04 – What makes a piece of art “Blue Chip”?
  • 17:13 – “You do see a correlation between an artist passing away and prices going up, but it's not because the artist passes away, its because the artist is no longer producing work” - Scott Lynn
  • 20:10 – How does the whole buying and procurement process happen?
  • 24:18 – What’s the average price of a piece on Masterworks?
  • 26:53 – What’s the typical length of time that your money is invested in these paintings?
  • 28:56 – Q&A from ILAB community
  • 35:07 - Derek’s Recap

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Jun 10, 2020

Laurie Shaw is the COO of Coffee Beanery, the best provider of 100% Arabica Specialty coffee with 40+ Flavored Coffees offered in Decaf Swiss Water Process. In addition, she manages gift sets, fundraising, franchising, & wholesale. Kevin Shaw, the Director of Franchise Sales, joined the family business as a manager of the Ren Cen store in Detroit and soon after moved back to corporate to develop the roasting, flavoring and packaging processes that have evolved into what you see today.

In this episode, Laurie and Kevin are taking us behind the scenes of their franchise to share what it’s like to run a coffee shop. Learn about the epic risks and big rewards of opening a coffee shop including the earning potential. After listening, you will understand the economics of owning a coffee shop and the vital steps in making it your next financial success!

Where we are:

Sponsor:

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

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

Time Stamps:

  • 20:26 - Consumption patterns for coffee globally over the past few decades 
  • 25:02 - “People like going places that are more special and unique.” - Laurie Shaw
  • 26:47 - The economics of owning a coffee shop 
  • 29:10 - Different products they sell and the revenue each product brings in 
  • 29:44 - How Coffee Beanery has responded to the rise of remote work and coffee shops becoming like coworking spaces 
  • 31:00 - The online order environment in the coffee business 
  • 33:22 - Where do their coffee beans come from? 
  • 37:01 - “People do business with people they like, and they will take an inferior product if they get an excellent experience.”- Laurie Shaw 
  • 40:50 - The cost and profit of a cup of coffee 
  • 41:35 - When and how Coffee Beanery moved towards the franchised model 
  • 44:43 - The requirements of becoming a franchise owner 
  • 55:00 - How Coffee Beanery creates customer loyalty 
  • 58:20 - The stats behind Coffee Beanery and other big coffee companies

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May 22, 2020

Blake Hutchison is an accomplished entrepreneur and the CEO of Flippa, a marketplace for buying and selling online businesses, based in Melbourne, Australia, and San Francisco. Prior to Flippa, Blake was the general manager and chief revenue officer of Luxury Escapes and head of strategic partnerships at Xero. Blake was also the founder of GOOD44, a venture capital-backed specialty food marketplace helping small business owners target a new customer base.

In this episode, Blake will share his experience with buying and selling domains including other digital assets. Find out how to successfully invest in this space and what you need to know before buying a new website. Listen to the end to learn about new online business opportunities.

Where we are:

Discussed:

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

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

Time Stamps:

  • 01:03 - Adjusting to the stay-at-home recommendations
  • 10:30 - A background and introduction to Blakes Flippa organization
  • 19:55 - Flippa's buying and selling process
  • 29:50 - The process of buying any digital business
  • 32:08 - “The reality is that digital assets is where people will look to spend their time.” - Blake Hutchison 
  • 40:08 - Thoughts on Amazon Affiliates lowering their commissions and how you can adjust for this
  • 50:08 - Some of the top sites to buy right now
  • 1:11:11 - “It’s less about how many views your listing had, it’s more about pinpoint matching.” - Blake Hutchison
  • 1:12:47 - Getting sale notifications through Shopify stores
  • 1:19:08 - Discussing massive new online business opportunities

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May 6, 2020

Ryan Serhant is an American real estate broker, bestselling author, producer, and star of Bravo’s two-time Emmy Nominated reality television series, Million Dollar Listing New York, and its spin-off, Sell It Like Serhant. Ryan is also the leading member of The Serhant Team—an NYC-based, bi-coastal real estate group that has consistently ranked as the #1 sales team in New York and among the top five teams nationwide.

In this episode, Ryan Serhant will share an inside look into selling a billion-dollar per year of luxury real estate. Get insight into how high-end private deals are created including buyer and seller fee structures. In the end, you’ll hear about the ways Sam and Johnny FD are maintaining personal and professional success during this pandemic.

Where we are:

Sponsor:

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

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

Time Stamps:

  • 02:23 - Quarantine update and personal insight
  • 13:41 - Transitioning into the NYC real estate market
  • 18:18 - Analyzing the buyer and seller fee structures
  • 22:13 - Do you need an agent or broker to close deals
  • 23:19 - “Hang out with people that have similar interests as you and are in your same wealth group” - Ryan Serhant
  • 25:09 - Buying your first home after a large windfall
  • 28:09 - Options for those with homes that won't sell
  • 29:09 - “The average days on market for a property $20 million and above is 2 years” - Ryan Serhant
  • 36:24 - Ryans future dreams and business goals
  • 45:25 - Properly recovering & adjusting during the pandemic
  • 51:52 - Final thoughts, key takeaways, and reading iTunes reviews

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Apr 21, 2020

Sam Marks and Johnny FD are self-made entrepreneurs who invest their own money and use modern technology to invest like a boss. During this episode, Sam and Johnny FD provide their perspectives on managing investments at different wealth levels as the COVID-19 pandemic progresses. They’ll share an update on how their portfolios have been performing over the last quarter.

Where we are:

Sponsor:

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

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

Time Stamps:

  • 05:37 - Investing in individual stocks vs investing in index funds
  • 10:15 - "You are not investing in stocks to make 10x, you are investing in stocks to make 8% over the next 20-30 years."  - Sam Marks
  • 10:23 - Understanding investment fees
  • 15:05 - Creating an emergency saving fund before investing
  • 21:45 - Books to read before investing
  • 25:00 - How much money should you invest
  • 27:00 - "If you put the money all at once and the market is going down, you are losing in total value, but if you are putting money each month, you are actually buying when it's going down and it's gonna benefit you in the long-run." - Sam Marks
  • 30:22 - Index funds to choose for first-time investing
  • 35:00 - Advice for investors outside of the USA
  • 40:00 - Situation with stocks right now
  • 43:43 - "And the reason why we know the economy is going to recover, it's because it always has." - Johnny FD
  • 47:58 - Stocks vs bonds
  • 50:00 - Taxable and Non-Taxable accounts in the USA
  • 55:46 - Websites where you can invest

 

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Apr 10, 2020

Joe Magnotti is the CEO of Empire Flippers, an Inc. 5000 company and the #1 curated marketplace for buying and selling established, profitable online businesses. Joe has a background in engineering and spent the 90’s at a startup in San Francisco before moving onto the mortgage business. Now Joe spends the majority of his time in Manila, Philippines. 

In this episode, we will discuss the 2020 trends for buying and selling online businesses. Expect to hear predictions of where this industry is headed including ways to navigate businesses during the COVID-19 crises. Whether you are buying a business and want to grow it, or you want to sell your business for maximum value, you’ll discover insight to help achieve that goal.

Where we are:

  • Johnny FD – Sri Lanka / IG @johnnyfdk
  • Sam Marks – North Carolina / IG @imsammarks
  • Joe Magnotti – Manila, Philippines

Sponsor:

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
  • Wealthfront – Get your first $15,000 managed free
  • PeerStreet – Get a 1% yield bump on your first loan

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

Time Stamps:

  • 02:09 - Discussing business and personal goals during the quarantine
  • 10:23 - The silver lining to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • 18:46 - The upside to a remote office structured company
  • 21:38 - “For me, I love it, I’d never want to go back to an office if I can avoid it” - Joe Magnotti
  • 25:44 - Economy insight & current digital trend in the Philippines
  • 28:51 - What is an Inc 5000 company?
  • 29:58 - What is Empire Flippers and how does it work?
  • 37:19 - 2019-2020 Trends for buying and selling online businesses
  • 40:46 - Amazon FBA business tools and techniques
  • 42:21 - “If you have a physical product business and you’re not on Amazon, you’re doing yourself a disservice” - Joe Magnotti
  • 44:43 - Selling distressed assets along the economic COVID-19 cycle
  • 55:02 - How the international supply chain is affecting businesses
  • 58:17 - The easiest online business to buy and manage
  • 1:06:05 - Should you buy an Amazon-based business?
  • 1:10:13 - Analyzing 2019 trends for buying & selling online businesses
  • 1:17:46 - Appreciating our podcast listeners!

 

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Apr 1, 2020

John McAfee is a US computer programmer, businessman and fugitive millionaire, who is well known for his antivirus software company McAfee. John McAfee is wanted in the US for various crimes and he is in hiding.

In this episode, Sam and Johnny FD, talk with John McAfee about his life in hiding, his view on coronavirus pandemic and his predictions about cryptocurrency future. Hear John McAfee tells stories from the early days of McAfee antivirus company and how he escaped jail in Guatemala. Listen to the episode till the end to learn what Sam & Johnny FD predict about the future of the economy after the coronavirus outbreak is over.

Where we are:

  • Johnny FD - Sri Lanka
  • Sam Marks - Charlotte
  • John McAfee - Undisclosed Location

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:

  • 00:30 - INTRO: Quarantine update from Sri Lanka and North Carolina
  • 13:45 - Conversation with John McAfee
  • 17:30 - What is a success: a point of view from John McAfee
  • 24:33 - Stories from McAfee company's early days
  • 31:30 - The most exciting chapter of John McAfee's life
  • 34:00 - John McAfee's opinion on coronavirus
  • 36:00 - John McAfee's predictions on cryptocurrency
  • 37:20 - OUTRO: Discussing John McAfee's interview, world economy future after COVID-19 and cryptocurrency potential

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