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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, 2020
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:

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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)
  • 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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