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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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Now displaying: February, 2022
Feb 24, 2022

Sam and Derek take a deep dive into Bitcoin as it pertains to use cases, perception, future growth, inflation and more. Sam interviews Saifedean Ammous, author of The Bitcoin Standard, who was once a critic of Bitcoin himself but now has seen the power of its capabilities. Saifedean expertly drops deep knowledge on all things Bitcoin and explains why it is a superior alternative to fiat currency. 

Dr. Saifedean Ammous is the author of The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking, the best-selling groundbreaking study of the economics of bitcoin. The book was a pioneer in explaining bitcoin’s value proposition as the hardest money ever discovered, and the only working alternative to national central banks for international payments.

Dr. Ammous holds a PhD in Sustainable Development from Columbia University, where his doctoral thesis studied the economics of biofuels and alternative energy sources. He also holds an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor of Engineering from the American University of Beirut.

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Time Stamp:

  • 12:24 – How much additional research did you have to do to write “the Bitcoin Standard”?
  • 14:03 – Were there any significant moments which may have shifted your thinking towards crypto currency?
  • 19:22 – Is there any interest for governments to issue “sound” money?
  • 22:17 – Are multiple countries required to revert to ”sound” money for it to be beneficial?
  • 26:52 – Do you think the 14% supply growth rate is directly correlated to inflation?
  • 32:05 – Does the US have concern for maintaining the USD as the primary reserve currency?
  • 36:30 – What is the significance of countries accepting Bitcoin as a form of currency?
  • 38:57 – Are there any trends which indicate Bitcoin is becoming more stable?
  • 45:12 – How much BItcoin is “lost”?
  • 45:59 – Patreon question: Do you think powerful governments will look to buying bitcoin?
  • 47:21 – Patreon question : What kind of people have reached out to you about your book that surprised you?
  • 48:55 – Patreon question : How did it feel to “orange pill” Jordan Peterson?
  • 54:07 – Derek and Sam Review

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Feb 17, 2022

Codie Sanchez is the founder of Contrarian Thinking, a newsletter, and media company read by hundreds of thousands about thinking critically and cash flowing unconventionally. She owns 25+ boring businesses and is known for making Main St. sexy again. Before being an investor and writer, she ran a cannabis PE fund, Latin American investment biz, worked at Goldman, Vanguard and was a conflict journalist in Mexico.

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  • Commonstock
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  • Twitter: @codie_sanchez
  • Instagram: @codiesanchez

 

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Time Stamp:

  • 08:35 – Can you tell us some of your backstory?
  • 10:52 – How did you illegally cross the border?
  • 12:55 – Can you tell us about your time working for Vanguard?
  • 15:16 – How did you get involved in the cannabis industry?
  • 16:50 –What would you describe as the state of the cannabis industry now?
  • 18:07 – How do you have time to make so much social media content and invest?
  • 23:13 – What challenges have you had as a female in finance?
  • 26:42 – What are your Top 5 side hustles?
  • 29:43 – Have you noticed people missing the opportunity to get out of the business?
  • 31:12 – Are you personally invested in anything in the market?
  • 33:24 – Patreon question : What is the product line focus as it relates to the cannabis industry?
  • 36:44 – Patreon question : Are the companies you are invested in looking at long term growth or quicker sale?
  • 37:27 – Patreon question : Do you see any possible internationally dominant company in the cannabis industry?
  • 38:49 – Patreon question: Has being hispanic helped you in the industry?
  • 39:53 – Patreon question : What is your morning routine?
  • 42:03 – Derek and Johnny Review

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Feb 10, 2022

Sam interview's Child's Dream Foundation's Co-Founder and Managing Director Marc Thomas Janni on how to properly vet out charities you're thinking of donating to. Sam and Johnny have both worked with Child's Dream in the past and they have seen their accomplishments first hand. Marc explains what to look out for when considering an NGO (Non-governmental organization) to donate to and speaks of the work Child's Dream has accomplished so far. Sam and Johnny circle back to reveal who they've been donating to and by what means it is done. The guys also explain the other benefits they've experienced with charitable giving,touch on some mistakes to avoid, and share experiences they've had in Thailand. 

Marc Thomas Jenni is a Co-Founder and Managing Director Operations of Child's Dream Foundation. Marc serves in various boards of the Child's Dream charity family and chairs the board of the Thai foundation. He is responsible for the overall strategy of the organisation as well as for fundraising, legal, marketing, HR, compensation, audit and general operation. With a budget of over US$ 10 million, Child's Dream, with its over 55 colleagues, has implemented or runs over 800 charitable projects and programmes in Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand, called the Mekong Sub-Region. 

Marc's motivation to co-found Child's Dream stems from his experiences in working, living and traveling in Asia for many years. While working in Hong Kong and Singapore as a private banker, Marc had the privilege to meet many wealthy individuals who helped the less fortunate by making donations and volunteering in various charity projects in the region. This inspired him to do his part in making a difference for the underprivileged in society.

After nearly 20 years with UBS, Marc left the bank in 2003 to set up Child's Dream Foundation together with Daniel Siegfried. Marc is a ‘Swiss Certified Banker’ and an alumni of the Executive Program of the Swiss Finance Institute (formerly Swiss Banking School, Zurich) as well as the ‘High Performance Boards’ Program of the IMD Business School in Lausanne.

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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)

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

Time Stamp:

  • 10:38 – How did Child's Dream get started?
  • 14:06 – How has Child’s Dream mission evolved?
  • 19:14 – Where do you see the majority of human trafficking?
  • 21:48 – Where is the operation focused in regards to education?
  • 24:17 – How many schools have you built since you got started?
  • 28:14 – Do you think charitable organizations are efficiently run?
  • 36:38 – How do you know the money you are giving is going to a good cause?
  • 42:30 – Is there a way to measure the NGO as a way to rate their efficiency?
  • 45:18 – Are these ratings audited and therefore reliable?
  • 47:50 – Do you know of any organizations which do great work in the area?
  • 50:02 – Do you get donor support from corporate and/or governments?
  • 53:35 – Sam and Johnny Review

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Feb 3, 2022

MLG Capital CEO Tim Wallen returns to the show (ILAB 121 - Investing in Private Real Estate Funds, with MLG Capital's Tim Wallen - Invest Like a Boss) to give us an update on how things have changed in the U.S. real estate market in the last two years. Sam asks about the returns on his personal investment in MLG Capital's Fund IV and how to get involved in MLG Capital's latest fund V. Tim also covers the effect of rising inflation, interest rates and securing cash flow in real estate. Plus, Wallen covers why MLG Capital focuses on middle America versus the coastal areas. Sam and Johnny circle back to compare Tim's thoughts to their own personal real estate holdings and how they will proceed with real estate ventures going forward. Johnny further elaborates on the tense situation with Russia and Ukraine, considering he now owns Ukrainian real estate.  

Tim and his wife Julie have eight children and their first grandchild. He’s passionate about family, traveling, golf and skiing. Outside of work, you’ll likely find Tim spending time with his family, or traveling. Tim loves to live the MLG Capital concept of “Making A Difference While Making A Living”. Tim has helped launch two successful non profits utilizing MLG Capital’s facilities and staff. Tim recently launched “MAD Funds” which allows investors to allocate profit from MLG Capital Private Funds to help at risk youth. He’s also a board member of Lifesong for Orphans, which provides orphan care for over 6,000 children and financial assistance for adoptions.

Tim started his career as a CPA and Tax Manager with Price Waterhouse in San Francisco and Milwaukee. In 1989, he joined MLG Capital as the CFO and a Principal. In 2000, Tim became the CEO of MLG Capital. He has a BBA in Accounting and a Masters of Accountancy with a Tax concentration from University of Wisconsin Madison.

Listen to ILAB 215 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

Where we are:

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:

  • 12:04 – How long have you been involved with MLG?
  • 13:04 – What makes MLG different?
  • 15:43 – Can you give us an update on the company and since it was last you were on the show in 2019?
  • 18:35 – How many assets do fund 4 and fund 5 have?
  • 19:13 – What happens if the fund liquidates an asset?
  • 20:45 – How did the MLG adapt to the Covid-19 pandemic?
  • 24:32 – Can you explain why rates are going up and how that affects MLGs current assets?
  • 27:22 – Would you suggest “Own your house and if you have extra invest in multi-family” as real estate advice?
  • 28:22 – How do interest rates impact assets?
  • 30:27 – Can you explain fixed rate and floating rate debt ?
  • 36:12 – Can you explain how inflation rates affect your assets?
  • 40:05 – Is it too late to invest in a Multi-Family?
  • 45:46 – What areas are Fund 5 focused on?
  • 46:50 – When fund 4 is complete can an investor roll it over to fund 5?
  • 50:02 – Sam and Johnny Review

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