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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 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!

Listen to ILAB 210 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

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Sponsor:

  • Ferret
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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:

  • 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.

Listen to ILAB 209 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

Where we are:

Sponsor:

  • Ferret
    Ferret is a new relationship intelligence app that can spot red flags linked to any potential business associate partners or suppliers to give you the peace of mind you need. Get instant access to the beta version now when you visit Ferret.ai and use promo code BOSS 
  • 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:

  • 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.

Listen to ILAB 208 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:

  • 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.

Listen to ILAB 207 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)

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

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. 

Listen to ILAB 206 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

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Sponsor:

  • RAD Diversified
    RAD Diversified REIT allows investment partners to invest in cash-flowing properties with substantial value-add opportunities. RAD offers monthly distributions, a 5% bottom-line guarantee,  and achieved a 36.7% return in 2020.
  • 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:

  • 08:02 – 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!

Listen to ILAB 205 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

Where we are:

Sponsor:

  • Ferret
    Ferret is a new relationship intelligence app that can spot red flags linked to any potential business associate partners or suppliers to give you the peace of mind you need. Get instant access to the beta version now when you visit Ferret and use promo code BOSS 
  • Support Invest Like a Boss: Join our Patreon

 

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 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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Nov 18, 2021

Entrepreneur Magazine calls Justin Donald the “Warren Buffett of Lifestyle Investing.” He’s a master of low-risk cash flow investing, specializing in simplifying complex financial strategies, structuring deals, and disciplined investment systems that consistently produce profitable results. His ethos is to “create wealth without creating a job.”

In the span of 21 months, and before his 37th birthday, Justin’s investments drove enough passive income for both he and his wife Jennifer to leave their jobs. Following his simple investment system and 10 Commandments of Lifestyle Investing, Justin negotiated deals with over 100 companies, multiplied his net worth to over eight figures, and maintained a family-centric lifestyle in less than 2 years. Just 2 years later, he doubled his net worth again.

He now consults and advises entrepreneurs, executives, and successful media personalities on lifestyle investing. Justin has also appeared on nearly 100 podcasts, including Entrepreneurs on Fire, The Mike Dillard Show, Making Bank, Achieve Your Goals, Capability Amplifier, Tractionville, Inside Personal Growth, Conscious Millionaire, Franchise Secrets, the Accelerated Investor, and Unbecoming.

Justin is a lifelong leader and trainer with a track record of achievement. In his 20s, he worked with Cutco/Vector and quickly became one of the top managers in the company, and one of the youngest to achieve Hall of Fame status. His personal playbook of best practices was deployed nationwide as a training program to onboard sales representatives.

Listen to ILAB 204 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)

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

Time Stamps:

  • 08:59 – Where did you start and how did it help you in becoming an investor?
  • 10:31 – At what point did you realise you wanted to become an investor?
  • 16:33 – Did Cutco instill a certain model relating to saving and investing?
  • 17:54 – When you bought the Mobile park homes, were you still with Cutco?
  • 18:51 – When did you plot the path of your investing lifestyle?
  • 23:31 – Did you primarily focus on real estate?
  • 25:47 – After being quite successful, what is the motivation to keep going further?
  • 28:24 – When did you get a team to expand your deals?
  • 34:01 – Can you tell us about your conferences, “Mastermind”?
  • 37:35 – How often do you have in-person meet ups?
  • 39:00 – What are some of the 10 commandments for investing?
  • 48:31 – What is one of your favourite deals?
  • 56:43 – Sam and Derek review

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Nov 11, 2021

CEO and Co-Founder Jesse Randall is a fintech startup executive and venture capitalist helping to usher in the new era of generational wealth creation for everyday people. His roots in small farm life in rural America as part of a very large family gave him a unique foundational work ethic and view of the world. He has come to understand that he would rather imagine the world as it can become rather than settle for the shortcomings that surround us everywhere. Anything is possible with the right mindset, people, and resources at hand. Outside of work, he enjoys endurance sports such as Ironman races, cycling, and marathons, and wouldn’t trade his life with his sweetheart and five children for any amount of treasure.

Sweater is hell-bent on leveling the playing field and reinventing venture capital to reach its maximum potential. That starts by creating a venture capital fund that anyone can invest in.

Sweater’s vision is to pool money from millions of regular people into a world-class venture fund, wisely deploying that capital into startups that shape the world we live in.

Every founder should be able to build their vision, and every person should be able to support the startups that create the next generation of influence and wealth.

Listen to ILAB 203 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)

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

Time Stamps:

  • 10:30 – What is Sweater?
  • 13:09 – What experience do you get by investing in the fund?
  • 15:01 – How does Sweater differ from their competitors?
  • 19:26 – Is there a limit to the amount of investors you can bring in?
  • 20:19 – Are there any differences in benefits to an accredited investor?
  • 23:02 – Do investors need to be US citizens?
  • 24:06 – What is the investment minimum and what are the fees associated with the investment?
  • 26:14 – Your initial fund will have no carry fees, correct? -
    "Yes that is correct. Sweater charges a flat 2% management fee attached to the value of the fund, much like the flat fee you have on your mutual fund. Plus there are administrative costs like legal, auditing, marketing, etc." 
  • 29:45 – What kind of companies are you looking to target?
  • 33:57 – Are there any other particular sectors beyond tech that interest you?
  • 39:21 – How do you decide on what companies Sweater invests in?
  • 43:29 – How are the investments structured?
  • 45:13 – Do you have companies on the radar already?
  • 47:47 – How long should investors anticipate waiting to see a meaningful return considering you are a new company?
  • 50:58 – What is the Sweater scout network?
  • 52:50 – Can someone reach out to Sweater if they are looking for venture funding for their company?
  • 54:08 – What to expect when you sign up?
  • 56:54 – Sam and Derek review

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Nov 4, 2021

Sam interviews Charityvest CEO/Co-Founder Stephen Kump about their new modern donor-advised fund platform. Charityvest's goal is to make charitable giving easier for the masses and also cut down on tax paperwork. Sam and Derek then go over their thoughts on Charityvest and it's simplicity of giving. They also talk about what to look out for when giving to charities and why you should always vet them first. 

Stephen Kump aims to shape the world to be more generous. He leads Charityvest, a technology company to catalyze generosity through putting a donor-advised fund in the hands of every American. He worked for over ten years as a consultant to nonprofit organizations, philanthropists, corporate leaders, and private equity investors, most recently with Bain & Company. He is a former US Army cavalry officer, holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management, and earned bachelor degrees in Economics and Management from Georgia Tech.

Listen to ILAB 202 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

 

Where we are:

Sponsor:

  • RAD Diversified
    RAD Diversified REIT allows investment partners to invest in cash-flowing properties with substantial value-add opportunities. RAD offers monthly distributions, a 5% bottom-line guarantee,  and achieved a 36.7% return in 2020.
  • 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 Stamps:

  • 08:43 – How did you get started in the industry?
  • 11:48 – Is the donor advised fund like setting up your own charitable organisation?
  • 13:50 – Do you notice a pattern with people's donations?
  • 19:27 – Is this a special designation by the IRS?
  • 20:21 – Can you discuss the relationship with Y Combinator?
  • 23:14 – Can you tell us about the two portfolios?
  • 25:45 – Can you explain the tax benefits?
  • 31:50 – Can you explain the concept of donating the asset rather than the capital gain?
  • 36:40 – Can you summarize the giving component?
  • 42:26 – What kind of fees are associated with the investment?
  • 49:02 – Sam and Derek review

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Oct 28, 2021

Johnny FD interviews Homeroom CEO Johnny Wolff about co-living both as a tenant and potential investor. Then Johnny & Derek share their roommate stories, investing in Homeroom, and exploring creating your own co-living investment property.

Johnny Wolff is the CEO and Founder of HomeRoom Coliving – one of the fastest growing coliving companies in the United States. After starting his career as a financial analyst in Silicon Valley (EA, SanDisk, Guidespark), he relocated to Austin, Texas to pursue real estate investing fulltime. His love for real estate investing and living with roommates motivated him to start HomeRoom in 2017, after an unusually terrible Craigslist roommate experience. In 2020, HomeRoom boasted 99% on-time rent payments, full occupancy, and zero evictions. Sales velocity for HomeRoom is up 300% in 2021 with hundreds of happy residents across 23 cities in 3 states. Powered by investor funds, HomeRoom recently expanded to Dallas and Austin, Texas. Johnny still lives in one of HomeRoom’s first coliving houses in Kansas City, and enjoys hanging out and surviving the pandemic with his awesome roommates - especially on chicken wing Thursdays.

Listen to ILAB 201 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

Where we are:

Sponsor:

  • Flippa
    Visit Flippa.com/boss today to get the best price for your online business or register as a buyer and tap into the many businesses up for sale.
  • 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 Stamps:

  • 17:34 – How does it work for a tenant?
  • 21:17 – Can you explain why they are all 1 bedroom 1 bathrooms?
  • 21:58 – What other fees are there for the tenant?
  • 23:25 – How does it work for an investor?
  • 26:30 – How did you calculate the numbers for the investment?
  • 29:46 – What happens if the real estate market drops?
  • 30:59 – How do you guarantee a monthly rent?
  • 31:25 – Do you have to be accredited or do you have to be in the US to invest?
  • 32:26 – What are the steps to be taken in order to invest?
  • 35:02 – What kind of contract do you have with the investor?
  • 37:02 – What are the policies if the owner wants to move in?
  • 40:26 – Johnny and Derek review

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Oct 21, 2021

A very special ILAB - episode 200! Sam & Johnny reflect back on 200 episodes of ILAB and then give lifestyle and investment strategy updates from the last quarter. If you'd like access to the second half with Sam & Johnny's full investment breakdowns and Johnny's full portfolio screenshots, you must sign up as an ILAB Patreon.

Listen to ILAB 200 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

Were 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)
  • 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:

  • 06:04 – Sam and Johnny take a trip down memory lane from how they met and started the podcast
  • 19:44 – Update on Johnny’s and Sam’s renovations
  • 28:58 – Sneak peek into Johnny’s and Sam’s portfolio.

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Oct 14, 2021

In this episode, Derek interviews Pacaso CEO Austin Allison about owning shares of luxury vacation homes and how it all works. Then Derek and Johnny catch up and give their thoughts on second home co-ownership. This is more a lifestyle play than a pure investment, but we can see where this would be a great option for many people. 

Austin co-founded Pacaso to make the dream of second home ownership a reality for more people after experiencing the profound effect it had on his own life.

Pacaso is Austin’s second startup. In 2009, he founded dotloop in his hometown of Cincinnati, a company that created software to seamlessly manage real estate transactions. Zillow acquired dotloop in 2015, and Austin continued to run dotloop as a Zillow executive until 2018. Austin started selling real estate at the age of 18 and worked in residential and commercial real estate for a decade. Austin enjoys running, mountain biking, and flying. He lives in Napa, CA with his wife Angela and their son.

Listen to ILAB 199 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:

  • 07:39 – How did you get into the business and what was your inspiration?
  • 10:26 – How does this differ from a timeshare?
  • 12:23 – How does Pacaso get paid if you do not retain any percentage of the property?
  • 14:58 – Can I use my own real estate agent?
  • 16:07 – Do you get to look at the property in person?
  • 18:13 – Is there a minimum hold on the property you choose?
  • 18:59 – How many shares can you buy per home?
  • 20:00 – What value are you looking at in purchasing a home through Pacaso as compared to just buying a home?
  • 21:32 – What is a property LLC?
  • 23:19 – Can you rent the property?
  • 26:44 – Can you let a friend or family member use the property?
  • 28:47 – Why are you encouraged to not park on the street?
  • 30:48 – Can you operate a business from the home?
  • 31:29 – What fees does Pacaso charge for maintaining the home?
  • 33:43 – Do the homeowners have to agree with what Pacaso assesses?
  • 36:24 – Can home owners contact each other directly?
  • 38:24 – Can you later buy the house outright if you enjoy the home?
  • 40:10 – What is the investment growth of purchasing a home through Pacaso?
  • 43:11 – Patreon Question : Can non US citizens purchase homes through Pacaso?
  • 44:07 – Patreon Question : What are some locations you are considering both in the US and globally?
  • 45:24 – Patreon Question : How has Pacaso handled backlash from the community?
  • 48:01 – Patreon Question : Do you provide any additional services that come with the home?
  • 51:14 – Johnny and Derek review

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Oct 7, 2021

Sam interviews Viscosoft Founder & CEO Gabriel (Gabe) Dungan about crowdfunding his bed in a box startup. The two go back over a decade to their startup days in China and explain the technology and how Gabe has transitioned the business to the United States. Then Sam and Derek recap the business, talk about their experiences with bed in a box, talk bad mattress stories and go over Sam's personal investment in the company.

Viscosoft wants to change the way the world sleeps. With a background in textile engineering, product development, and sensor technology, our mission is to provide consumers around the world with high-end bedding products that deliver ultimate comfort, unmatched value and the smartest, data-driven sleep experience ever to exist.

 

Viscosoft is poised to become one of the most recognized brands in the $432B sleep industry. We are an Amazon top 250 seller and have several products that have been recognized by industry experts for delivering great sleep through thoughtful design and innovative materials, including Good Housekeeping’s prestigious ‘Best Bedding’ award in 2021.

Over the past 4 years, more than 500K direct consumers have contributed to revenues of more than $95M and increased profitability last year. 2020 revenues reached $30M as the direct-to-consumer business (Viscosoft.com) grew more than 700% YoY from increased brand recognition, customer loyalty programs & product partnerships.

 

Sleep technology is a $12.5B industry and expected to reach $40.6B within the next 5 years. Viscosoft is committed to delivering a first-of-its-kind mattress topper with integrated sleep-quality sensors for under $200.

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Time Stamps:

  • 12:02 – How did Bed in the Box start and how has the industry changed?
  • 14:30 – How did Covid-19 affect the bedding business?
  • 17:07 – How does bedding sales online compare to in store purchases?
  • 18:20 – Where does technology fit in as it relates to mattresses?
  • 20:20 – How did you get so popular on amazon and become a top 250 seller?
  • 23:04 – How do your mattresses compare to other big brands?
  • 24:43 – What was the process like for crowd funding the business?
  • 29:15 – Can you now raise money through other means?
  • 29:49 – How long has the listing been up on startengine and how has it been going?
  • 30:46 – What do you have planned for the business over the next few years?
  • 34:20 – Sam and Derek review

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Sep 30, 2021

Sam interviews Beamable CEO Jon Radoff, who has been expertly laying out building of the metaverse on his YouTube Channel. After the interview, Johnny and Sam go over new additions to the metaverse portfolio and also why Johnny's friend thinks Sam's strategy may not be the best play in the metaverse. 

Jon Radoff is the CEO of Beamable. Before founding Beamable, Jon built one of the first commercial games on the Internet, took a web content management company public, grew a game advertising network, and launched mobile games played by millions of people including Game of Thrones Ascent and Star Trek Timelines.

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  • 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:

  • 09:25 – Where do you see the Metaverse going?
  • 14:05 – How will we access the Metaverse?
  • 18:59 – How do you see the Metaverse as compared to current technology and interfaces?
  • 23:31 – Can you talk about some of the leading graphic rendering companies?
  • 27:11 – When do you think the mainstream metaverse is going to start?
  • 37:33 – What do you think about monetizing gaming?
  • 43:30 – Is the metaverse going to be similar to “Ready Player One”?
  • 46:14 – Can you tell us more about your company and what you are working on?
  • 48:12 – Sam and Johnny review

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Sep 23, 2021

Sam and Johnny go over each pick in Sam's new $500K allocation into the metaverse. Public companies, private companies and more are discussed in this episode that lays out Sam's plan to double his investment over the next 3 years. 

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  • 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:

  • 04:07 – How exciting are you for the Metaverse?
  • 07:41 – Do you think the metaverse will impact the travel market?
  • 12:37 – What do you expect with the workspace collaboration and using the metaverse for business?
  • 14:41 – What about the augmented reality system?
  • 16:33 – What have you deployed your money in?
  • 19:54 – What’s in your public investments?
  • 29:12 – Why not invest in a metaverse fund?
  • 32:39 – What private companies did you invest in?
  • 51:36 – Sam and Johnny final predictions

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Sep 16, 2021

Sam's been taking a deep dive into the "Metaverse" concept that is coming. We take our first step into the submject by going over some picks in the Virtual Reality space based on John Divine's article found HERE. After the interview, Sam and Derek talk about where they see the space going and potential plays for the Metaverse. This is the first of a series of shows that will focus on potential investment ideas in the upcoming Metaverse.

John Divine is a senior financial markets editor for U.S. News & World Report, where he’s been covering the stock market, Wall Street and the economy since 2016. Prior to U.S. News, Divine covered the stock market for The Motley Fool and InvestorPlace.

The year before beginning his career as a financial reporter, Divine graduated with honors from Appalachian State University, where he majored in Finance & Banking in 2011. Out of college, he spent some time at Merrill Lynch and Grandbridge Real Estate Capital, a commercial real estate arm of BB&T.

Since turning to journalism, Divine has appeared on numerous financial media programs – discussing Wall Street earnings, acquisitions, valuation and other issues – including Cheddar, Money Life With Chuck Jaffe, iHeartRadio, WSJ Radio and WBBM Chicago, as well as several other outlets.

Mr. Divine has been referenced, cited, linked to, quoted or published on many of the most well-read and respected publications in the world including The New York Times, the L.A. Times, Forbes, Barron’s, USAToday and CNBC. Learn more about John HERE

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  • 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:

  • 06:44 – When did you get interested in virtual reality and the metaverse?
  • 09:37 – Have you tried on any of the VR headsets as yet?
  • 12:16 – How do you see the hardware and software being implemented and consumer friendly?
  • 13:41 – What are the types of companies that will profit from virtual reality?
  • 15:02 – What are your stock picks?
  • 18:32 – Who are the leaders in the operating system?
  • 24:39 – Do you have any other thoughts on the metaverse?
  • 32:40 – Sam and Derek review

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Sep 9, 2021

Derek catches up with RAD Diversified CEO Dutch Mendenhall 6 months after his first ILAB appearance Episode 178. This time around, they talk about the American Survivalist Project, of which RAD is invested in. They talk about emergency plans, future growth in the segment and how it ties into their investment strategy. Then Johnny and Derek come on to talk about what they would do in the case of an emergency and how this would fit into their plans. 

Dutch Mendenhall left the baseball world to pursue his business career after having coached at the University of San Francisco, a top Division I team. He began his business career as an executive recruiter in a billion dollar company specializing in commercial real estate and banking. He excelled in less than 12 months to become the # 1 producer in the entire company.

Today Dutch runs a Real Estate Education company where he mentors thousands of students across the country to invest safely and securely in Real Estate. Dutch’s specialty is in Tax Sales and he runs 3 Investment funds that have amassed over 7 million dollars in properties and 3 million dollars in profit over the last 12 months.

Listen to ILAB 194 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:

  • 07:25 – Can you give us a brief overview of the American Survivalist Project?
  • 15:41 – What are your projections for 2021 after a very successful first 2 years?
  • 18:38 – Where is the farm located?
  • 20:41 – How many People can the farm support?
  • 25:52 – What percentage of the portfolio do you see the farm in 2 years?
  • 27:09 – How does it work if you are a member of the American Survivalist Project?
  • 31:08 – What are the tiers of the American Survivalist Project?
  • 33:29 – What's the minimum investment in RAD Diversified?
  • 36:01 – Is there still a 5% dividend for Covid-19?
  • 38:49 – How do you sign up for the American Survivalist Project?
  • 41:44 – How do you apply for RAD Diversified?
  • 46:39 – Johnny and Derek review   

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Sep 2, 2021

Nick Ringling is the Co-Owner of Vacant Land Club. Nick spent the last decade working in the Industrial Sales space, most recently selling Electrical Supplies and Electrical Engineering Solutions. Three years ago he first heard of vacant land investing through Invest Like a Boss, and took massive action. Since then Nick has left his cushy sales job to buy and sell vacant land full time. So far in 2021, Nick's team is on pace to buy and sell roughly 150 properties, with an average ROI of about 400%. Every one of which was never seen in person prior to purchase. Vacant Land Club brings value to land sellers by offering them quick cash for properties that they no longer see value in. They offer value to buyers by offering easy owner financing that they wouldn’t typically be able to secure from a financial institution. Vacant Land Club is growing and scaling very quickly with potential investment opportunities on the horizon for investors looking for a way to invest passively.

Listen to ILAB 193 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

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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:

  • 10:21 – How did you find out about the show?
  • 11:34 – Did you know about investing in raw land before listening to the show?
  • 12:26 – Did it cost alot to get started in Land Flipping?
  • 13:35 – Does Land Flipping require a lot of time?
  • 15:31 – Can someone just fund the investment in Land Flipping?
  • 18:16 – Are you satisfied with your investment in learning how to do Land Flipping?
  • 20:38 – Do you know how successful the other students in the course have been?
  • 21:45  – When did you quit your previous job to do Land-Flipping full-time?
  • 22:45 – What advice would you give someone considering going down this path?
  • 25:27 – Would you agree that one of the biggest investments you made was in educating yourself?
  • 27:17 – How do you find the raw land, and who do you sell it to?
  • 30:24 – Do you reinvest in land or other investments?
  • 32:00 – How do you have some land that is cheap?
  • 34:24 – What are the building and/or legal implications with building in some of these areas?
  • 35:20 – What are your thoughts on the future of Land Flipping?
  • 37:05 – Johnny and Derek review

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Aug 26, 2021

Masterworks CEO Scott Lynn returns to Invest Like a Boss after appearing on the show for Episode 146 in June 2020. A lot has changed since then and Masterworks has grown tremendously. Scott talks with Derek to give an overview of the market and how the platform has performed since. Then Sam joins in with Derek to discuss investing in art and possible disruptions (Digital art, NFTs, etc) coming to the market.

Scott Lynn is the Founder and CEO of Masterworks.io. He Founded Masterworks in 2017 after realizing that art had better risk-adjusted returns than other asset classes, but the only way to invest is if someone has millions of dollars to buy a painting, or tens of millions of dollars to build a portfolio.

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, Mr. Lynn 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).

Listen to ILAB 192 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:

  • 06:16 – How has the art market been affected by covid?
  • 08:15 – How much Assets does Masterworks hold, and how many investors?
  • 09:15 – What’s the average amount that investors invest in?
  • 10:01 – How many paintings does an investor hold?
  • 10:56 – How has the market changed for you now you have become the biggest buyer in the world?
  • 12:28 – Are there any living artists that are increasing in value that your research team believe may outperform the deceased artists?
  • 16:51 – Have artists been affected by “Cancel Culture”?
  • 19:09 – Where are the art pieces stored?
  • 20:05 – What type of insurance do you hold on these paintings?
  • 20:46 – What is blue chip art?
  • 21:19 – Has there been talk of investing in blue-chip art as something similar to an index fund?
  • 22:30 – Are they certain artists you can highly expect to consistently rise in value?
  • 25:27 – How has art been a better performing asset than the S&P 500?
  • 30:13 – How does the secondary market work?
  • 31:28 – Do you see any day traders getting involved trying to get into the market?
  • 32:27 – What type of fees does Masterworks take on each piece of art?
  • 32:51 – How does the NFT’s compare to the physical art market? 
  • 35:13 – Can you explain how copyrights work as it relates to the physical painting and the digital copies?
  • 38:37 – Patreon Question: How many pieces of art have Masterworks purchased and what have been the returns to date?
  • 40:00 – Patreon Question: What’s the minimum amount to invest in Masterworks?
  • 42:17 – Patreon Question: Do you have to be an accredited investor?
  • 43:07 – Patreon Question: Do you have to be a US citizen to invest?
  • 44:22 – What would you invest in personally and why?
  • 46:44 – Sam and Derek review   

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Aug 19, 2021

Johnny interviews Richard Bexon from Costa Rica Tourism Bonds to find out about this investment in the Central American country which not only allows you to earn a return on your money, but also provides accommodations and the chance at Costa Rican residency. Richard has lived in Costa Rica since 2004. He's the co-owner of Central America's largest luxury travel agency and has vast experience in real estate investments, both commercial and private. Sam hops on with Johnny before and after the interview to talk about this investment.

 

About Costa Rica Tourism Bonds: 

It goes without saying that a company offering investments has a strong focus on financial returns, but it doesn't end there. Costa Rica Tourism Bonds places a high value on lifestyle, responsibility, and sustainability. This means we only work with properties that hold these values in equally high regard. 

 

We started Costa Rica Tourism Bonds as we saw strong demand for an investment vehicle that both generated returns and provided a lifestyle benefit, whereby investors could enjoy the fruits of their investment by enjoying luxury vacations in the properties they invested in.  Where better to invest in than one of the most beautiful and biodiverse places on the planet, Costa Rica.

 

This is coupled with the eagerness of tourism properties in Costa Rica to diversify their investor base and share the benefits of investing in one of the world's most vibrant travel destinations with international bondholders. 

 

It's a match made in heaven for investors that value a lifestyle investment that can be enjoyed by themselves and their family.

 

Richard has lived in Costa Rica since 2004. He's the co-owner of Central America's largest luxury travel agency and has vast experience in real estate investments, both commercial and private.

Listen to ILAB 191 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

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  • 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:

  • 10:24 – How did you get into tourism and bonds?
  • 12:08 – What are some of the reasons you like living in Costa Rica?
  • 13:05 – How did the Tourism Bond Programme start?
  • 16:23 – How do the projects work with the investments?
  • 17:33 – What kind of returns can an investor expect?
  • 19:52 – What is the minimum and at what point can someone get a week at one of the hotels?
  • 20:40 – What is the process for obtaining residency?
  • 23:53  – Can you give an example of what is available right now and what are the benefits?
  • 25:04 – Are there any blackout dates and or additional taxes when you stay at a hotel you have invested in?
  • 29:20 – Who can invest, and from what countries, and do you need to be an accredited investor?
  • 30:16 – What are the benefits of having residency for someone who isn’t looking to live in Costa Rica?
  • 32:04 – How do you get paid from the investment?
  • 36:01 – Sam and Johnny review

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Aug 12, 2021

Sam interviews Kraneshares' Luke Oliver on their Global Carbon ETF and the current state of the carbon allowance market. Sam and Derek then discuss the investment potential and market for this fund... and both make a big move - listen to find out what happened!

Luke Oliver is a Managing Director and Head of Strategy at KraneShares. He has extensive experience as a leader within the ETF and investment industry, having built businesses, diverse teams, and bringing innovative product solutions to market.

Prior to his asset management experience, Luke was part of the award-winning Foreign Exchange division of Deutsche Bank in both London and New York. Luke holds FINRA series 3, 7, 24, and 63 licenses.

About the Kraneshares Global Carbon ETF: 

The KraneShares Global Carbon ETF (the “Fund”) seeks to provide a total return that, before fees and expenses, exceeds that of the IHS Markit Global Carbon Index (the ‘‘Index’’) over a complete market cycle. KRBN is benchmarked to IHS Markit’s Global Carbon Index, which offers broad coverage of cap-and-trade carbon allowances by tracking the most traded carbon credit futures contracts. The index introduces a new measure for hedging risk and going long the price of carbon while supporting responsible investing.

Currently, the index covers the major European and North American cap-and-trade programs: European Union Allowances (EUA), California Carbon Allowances (CCA) and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

Listen to ILAB 190 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)
  • Betterment – Get up to 1 year managed free
  • Wealthfront – Get your first $15,000 managed free
  • PeerSktreet – Get a 1% yield bump on your first loan

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

Time Stamps:

  • 07:53 – How does Carbon Credits work?
  • 11:17 – What is “Cap and Trade”?
  • 14:38 – Which companies have to apply with this standard?
  • 16:15 – What is the difference between carbon offsets and carbon allowances?
  • 21:17 – Since there is an increase in cost for carbon emissions over time, will innovations and carbon offsets make the increase in cost more manageable?
  • 24:16 – Can you explain the opportunity to profit through investment via the Paris Agreement?
  • 27:28 – Are the Kraneshares Global Carbon ETF, stocks or some other form of assets?
  • 28:29  – Patreon Question: what are the risks involved in the funds and why have the price of carbon credits only recently risen after being around for so long?
  • 36:49 – What kind of investors are suited for the Global Carbon ETF?
  • 40:04 – Can you tell us more about Kraneshares other products and services?
  • 44:09 – Sam and Derek review

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Aug 5, 2021

Kevin Martin is a Lawyer & 20 year military veteran turned Travel Vlogger! He is also an avid dividend investor and uses them as his primary source of income. In early 2019, Kevin decided to quit his job as a lawyer at a corporate law firm to travel the world! You can follow his adventures on YouTube.

Kevin has also recently started a YouTube channel dedicated to dividend investing that can be found here.

Listen to ILAB 189 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:

  • 13:37 – Tell us about your “full time travel” life?
  • 14:13 – How did it feel when you first started?
  • 15:29 – Were you investing while you were a Lawyer?
  • 16:15 – What were some of the early investments?
  • 19:15 – How have your investment strategies changed since then?
  • 20:44 – Do you automatically reinvest in your dividends?
  • 21:30 – What is the difference between a dividend growth stock and a normal stock that doesn't pay dividends at all?
  • 31:02 – What are your thoughts on picking individual dividend  stocks vs investing in dividend funds?
  • 32:22 – What are your thoughts on the non-traditional dividend funds?
  • 35:39 – What are your lowest and highest dividend yields in your personal portfolio?
  • 36:58 – What can you tell us about this new project starting your portfolio from scratch? 
  • 41:02 – Johnny and Derek review

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Jul 29, 2021

Sam and Johnny compare each of their respective cities they chose to relocate to since the Covid-19 pandemic. Sam bought a condo in Barcelona to get the elusive 'golden visa' and has since completed renovations, but is now finding the visa process harder than expected. Johnny went with Kyiv and bought not one, but two condos! Johnny's in the middle of renovations on his Kyiv condo and already got his temporary residency. But, is still in the process of obtaining  permanent residency. Find out what each boss has learned in the process and why they chose each city as their new home base.  

Listen to ILAB 188 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

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  • Amazon Pharmacy
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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)
  • 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:

  • 04:00 – What were the big benefits of investing in real estate?
  • 10:50 – Benefits of the Golden Visa. 
  • 13:41 – What's the progress with Johnny’s and Sam’s permanent residency?
  • 15:54 – What is the cost of getting a temporary and then permanent visa?
  • 22:44 – What was the procedure in selecting both properties?
  • 33:54 – Some of the pros of the location and size of the properties.
  • 40:52 – How long did the renovations take?
  • 51:54 – What did you learn from the experience of renovating a property?
  • 55:52 – How much did the Designer fees as well as furnishings come to?

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Jul 22, 2021

The Bosses finally are in the same place as they meet up in Kyiv Ukraine. They talk about what it is like to meet Derek for the first time in person, as well as what they think about Ukraine.

Later they discuss changes both personally and financially in their lives as well as what is in store for them and the show in the coming months. 

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Where we are:

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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:

  • 02:16 – What the bosses are doing in Ukraine.
  • 07:18 – Derek’s impression of Kyiv. 
  • 15:19 – What has changed in Derek’s and Sam’s lives in the last 3 months.
  • 19:46 – Johnny talks about some changes in his life.
  • 32:01 – Sam talks about his trip to Bordeaux and wine tasting.
  • 37:55 – Financial changes with Sam and Johnny.
  • 43:05 – New content exclusive to Patreon members.

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Jul 15, 2021

One of our most requested topics on ILAB is for cryptocurrency, since we've ton a couple episodes on Bitcoin already we decided to focus more on Altcoins. Derek talks with CoinFlip CEO Ben Weiss to look beyond Bitcoin and see what coins may be worth investing in. Then Sam and Derek give their takeaways, what they're currently holding for cryptocurrency and where they see the future of the crypto market heading.

CoinFlip’s mission is to give the world quick, easy, and secure access to the benefits of cryptocurrency. We believe that cryptocurrency provides an inclusive financial system, which puts individuals' needs first.

CoinFlip believes that bitcoin and blockchain technology have the ability to serve everyone. Since 2015, CoinFlip has empowered those left out by the traditional banking system to join an innovative and inclusive global economic system.

With low fees, the largest network of Bitcoin ATMs, and the most reliable customer support, CoinFlip is the best way to purchase and sell cryptocurrency. Kickstart your crypto investment journey today!

Listen to ILAB 186 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:

  • 07:34 – What got you started in crypto?
  • 10:41 – How do you differentiate “good” coins from “bad” coins?
  • 12:34 – Can you talk about Ethereum?
  • 15:50 – What do you think about litecoin?
  • 17:56 – What are your thoughts on DogeCoin?
  • 21:13 – What do you see in the future for the entire crypto market?
  • 23:00 – Do you think any of the newer coins take over bitcoin?
  • 26:41 – What kind of regulation do you think the government will put in place?
  • 28:01 – What do you think about the energy consumption that mining takes has an effect on climate change?
  • 32:15 – Is there any new technology that might benefit bitcoin in the future?
  • 35:39 – Can you tell us about CoinFlip and the ATM network?
  • 37:23 – Sam and Derek review

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