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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: April, 2022
Apr 28, 2022

Derek interviews Mile Method's Trevor Wright to talk about his secrets of flying around the World for (almost) FREE. Trevor has flown to 133 countries for an average of $16/flight! Johnny also hops on the intro and outro to tell us about his place in Kyiv, which is where he's recording this episode from. Derek and Johnny talk about their experiences with points, flying and whether chasing the points game has paid off or not for each of them. 

North Dakota-born, Nebraska-raised, Trevor's globetrotting has spanned the spectrum from study abroad student to broke backpacker to luxury traveler. He has averaged $16 per flight to 133 countries while staying free in some of the world's most prestigious hotels. In 2014 Trevor started MileMethod, a 1-on-1 service that earns US clients enough miles/points via credit card signup bonuses to visit their Top 3 Destinations at 95%+ discounts.

Listen to ILAB 227 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

Where we are:

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  • NOVO
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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:

  • 14:09 – How did you get started using the points programme?
  • 16:43 – How do points programmes actually work?
  • 21:57 – What airlines have you found to be the most generous?
  • 24:44 – How have the airlines made adjustments to affect their bottom line as a result of Covid-19 pandemic?
  • 26:51 – How do you find the best sign up offer for a card?
  • 28:35 – What do you think about the other sites which use affiliate links?
  • 32:10 – How does signing up for the cards affect your credit score?
  • 36:01 – Is the card useless after you sign up and use the miles?
  • 39:14 – How come no credit card company red flags you?
  • 41:19 – What are you looking for in an ideal client?
  • 45:00 – What is your fee structure for your clients?
  • 46:26 – How do people meet the minimum bonus?
  • 48:08 – Why not just sign up for a “cash back” card?
  • 52:00 – Patreon question: Are there still airlines doing mileage runs which are economical?
  • 54:11 – Patreon question: Is there a solution to being denied cards even with a high enough credit score?
  • 56:26 – Patreon question: What are the options for non-american clients?
  • 58:56 – What are some fun trips you have been on?
  • 62:14 – What do you see on the horizon with the points programmes?
  • 66:05 – Johnny and Derek review

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Apr 21, 2022

This episode contains adult themed content, but we tried to keep it as PG-13 as possible! Johnny interviews "Porno Dan" Leal, who has been a porn producer and actor for over 20 years where he's produced over 5,000 scenes. Dan tells us about the economics of getting into the adult entertainment industry. Learn about how little performers make in scenes and how much they make branding on their own in today's world of OnlyFans. Johnny and Derek discuss takeaways from the interview at the end and discuss a bit about their experiences dealing with people in the industry. 

Porno Dan is an American pornographic movie director and actor. He has been nominated for over 150 AVN Award, XBIZ Award and XRCO Award nominations and was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2015

Listen to ILAB 226 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:

  • 06:36 – How did you get into the Adult Entertainment Industry?
  • 11:13 – What is the rate for an Actor/Actress in the industry and how has it changed?
  • 13:55 – What is feature dancing?
  • 18:31 – Who’s idea was it to create a ”hub” for adult entertainment?
  • 21:51 – How do many people get started in the industry?
  • 25:02 – Is it true that the “tube” sites aren't profitable?
  • 26:22 – How do you make money as a video producer?
  • 29:03 – How has government regulation changed?
  • 30:52 – Hypothetically how would you get into the industry now?
  • 35:05 – What are your thoughts of celebrities releasing sex tapes?
  • 38:54 – Can you explain the idea of how you and Johnny are raising money for Ukraine?
  • 45:16 – Johnny and Derek review

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Apr 14, 2022

Johnny and Sam recap the most tumultuous quarter in ILAB history. Everything from escaping the war in Ukraine and leaving the fate of his properties behind, to then going to Hungary, Greece and now Poland for Johnny. During this time, Sam left Spain and decided to start a motorcycle trip around Thailand. And that's just the lifestyle update for the audio podcast portion! If you'd like the full episode with portfolio breakdowns and the announcement of major changes to ILAB coming soon, you have to be a Patreon. You can sign up now to instantly access for as low as $5/month HERE.

Listen to ILAB 225 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

Where we are:

Sponsor:

  • Commonstock
    Commonstock is a social network for smart investors. Join the FREE community of engaged investors to access exclusive financial data, follow and chat with fellow investors, get alerts when friends buy or sell, and make trades directly through the platform at Commonstock.com
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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:

  • 05:25 – How has Johnny been handling the war in Ukraine?
  • 19:16 – Johnny talks about this tiny winery?
  • 23:18 – How do you feel, Sam, about owning multiple properties around the world?
  • 25:54 – Johnny and Sam talk about being American and preferring to live outside of the US
  • 32:45 – Sam talks about a fundraiser for Ukraine he was involved in?

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Apr 7, 2022

It's tax time in the United States, so Johnny and Sam go over some of the (legal) tax hacks they've learned about and taken advantage of over the years. Many of these may apply to other residents of other countries as well, so find out what you may be missing out on in this episode. If you have more hacks to add, make sure to let us know!

Listen to ILAB 224 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

Where 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)

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

Time Stamp:

  • 10:19 – Would you consider giving up your American citizenship?
  • 15:45 – What is earned income?
  • 20:39 – What is FEIE?
  • 28:18 – What are the tax advantages of living in Puerto Rico?
  • 32:09 – What is the Self-employment tax and how do you work around it?
  • 36:02 – What is Capital gains?
  • 43:27 – How is starting your own business one of the biggest tax breaks?
  • 55:09 – What is a health savings account?
  • 57:31 – What is a donor advised fund?

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