Invest Like a Boss

Invest Like a Boss

Interviews with the world's best investors and find out what they are currently investing in whether it be the stocks, retirement accounts, Wealthfront, Betterment, Vanguard, mutual funds, real estate, Forex, REITs, or other types of Investing methods. Millionaire and Entrepreneur Sam Marks, Johnny FD & Derek Spartz invest alongside listeners as they share their personal portfolios as they save their hard earned money for travel, life and retirement. Invest Like a Boss covers all aspects of investing in the modern age in a fun, entertaining way. The show hosts interview the worlds 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 lending, to robo-advisors, equity crowd-funding 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 different paths to success to now focus on learning how to invest alongside the listeners in order to put their hard earned money to work. Copyright Invest Like a Boss Inc.

Episodes

April 11, 2024 79 mins

Matthew 'Whiz' Buckley of Top Gun Options & No Fallen Heroes Foundation speaks with Sam about his many interesting lives! Buckley served in the U.S. Navy's elite "Top Gun" flight program (including on 9/11), then left the military to work in the financial markets. He really found his niche in options and made enough in the 2020 downturn to be independently wealthy. Around the same time as finding financial...

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Sam interviews Mazi Sadri & Dedy Tein, co-founders of the Peduli Learning Center in Bali, Indonesia. They discuss how they were able to secure land and build a supplemental school from the ground up at a surprisingly affordable cost. Mazi & Dedy break down costs to build, sustain and how they plan to expand into the future with this noble cause. Johnny joins Sam in the outro to discuss Peduli and other charitable efforts pl...

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There's a lot of buzz around A.I. and what the future holds... but what about its potential to change today's problems? All of us deal with traffic in our cars and there are A.I. systems already in place around the World helping to solve this issue. One such company is Switzerland based Parquery. Johnny speaks with CEO & Co-Founder Andrea Fossati to find out how they're able to help better control the flow of traffi...

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This episode may not be a financial investment for your wealth, but one for your health - which is arguably even more important! After Sam tried stem cell therapy for the first time on his knee, we decided to have an expert on the show to talk about this exciting alternative to traditional healthcare. Ryan Alling is the Co-Founder of Luxury Stem Cells, which specializes in catering to American patients and provided various stem cel...

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We dig into a new platform called Shareholder Vote Exchange (SVE) to unlock value in proxies you are issued for each individual stock you own. As far as we know, SVE is the first of its kind to take on this concept at scale, and this could be an easy passive way to earn extra returns on assets you already own! Derek interviews SVE Founder & CEO Preston Yadegar to find out how it all works and how the company can convert your un...

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Sam, Johnny & Derek all got together for this episode - the first will all of us in almost 3 years! Our ILAB Patreons were able to receive this episode one week early plus got video and bonus content - become a Patreon HERE & instantly access that! The topic of retirement, FIRE, 4% rule and the like have come up a lot lately. So we break down 4 different retirement theories for drawing down your funds and each shares what t...

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George Kamel is the 3rd Dave Ramsey Personality (links to previous below) to join Invest Like a Boss and he has a new book out titled Breaking Free from Broke: The Ultimate Guide to More Money and Less Stress. This interview was recorded in November 2023 and was held until the book came out (this week!). George goes over basic debt avoidance principals and all the money traps designed to keep people broke and how to avoid them. Soo...

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A bit of a format flip on this episode as Sam and Derek tag team an interview with Jared Dillian, author of the new book No Worries: How to Live a Stress-Free Financial Life. Jared has had quite an interesting background from working at Lehman Brothers during their 2008 collapse to building a successful financial newsletter and podcast. The first half of the episode digs into Jared's thought on the current state of the economny...

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January 9, 2024 30 mins

It's quarterly update time & the end of another year. Johnny has left Ukraine and Sam is back in the U.S. for the holidays. Sam shares what he's been up to during his "zen" sabbatical, Johnny finds a new routine in Thailand, and the guys discuss their 2024 travel plans. As always, the lifestyle portion is free to the public, but if you also want to also see Sam & Johnny's portfolios and investment portion, you can acces...

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As the deadline looms for the United States to decide on continuing to fund Ukraine in their ongoing war with Russia, Johnny reached out to a fellow YouTuber who specializes in the war. Jake Broe has amassed nearly a half million YouTube subscribers due to his reports on what's happening with the war. Jake joins Johnny for an in-depth conversation on the effects of the United States funding the war and what would happen if funding ...

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Johnny and Derek discuss one of the best strategies to escape inflation: Location Arbitrage. For those of you that can work remotely or do not need to work, living in a cheaper place is the easiest way to get the most bang for your buck. Johnny explains where he has decided to spend the winter at and they compare prices to where Derek is at in Los Angeles, a notoriously expensive place to live.

 

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October 26, 2023 57 mins
Inspired by a topic that came up in last week's Quarterly Update (ILAB 282) Johnny and Sam go over the actual costs of owning a vacation home versus staying in hotels on vacation. Sam uses his real life examples he personally owns in Thailand and the United States for the cost basis. Results may surprise you on the costs of these properties versus what you could be spending that same amount on in going on vacations around the World...
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October 19, 2023 58 mins

It's quarterly update time with Sam and Johnny catching up about what life has looked like the last 3 months. The guys both share they've become more introverted and lost their hunger to make more money. They also discuss bad flights, point hacking and how Thailand is changing for the worse. As always, the lifestyle portion is free to the public, but if you also want to also see Sam & Johnny's portfolios and investm...

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Derek goes live on location in Australia to interview Black Hops Brewery CEO Nathan Hyde on the challenges of the Australian beer industry. ILAB Bosses may remember that Sam Marks was an early investor in Black Hops (ILAB Episode 06: Invest in Yourself and Startup an Award Winning Brewery) and the company has faced some financial issues as of late. Nathan was brought in earlier this year to help them turn around. Derek and Nathan t...

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October 5, 2023 38 mins

After seeing a video online featuring rapper The Game, Johnny and Derek discuss what many assume to be assets, actually turn into liabilities. They talk real estate, cars, clothing, jewelry collectibles and more.... you might be surprised at what items are actually liabilities!

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Johnny and Derek discuss the challenges with trying to earn income off of creating YouTube videos. Johnny has estabilshed a large chanell and been able to turn that into a full-time income while Derek is still struggling to grow his channel and monetize. Johnny discusses his strategy, shooting style, schedule and how much he makes per video in this episode. Learn how you can potentially earn a lot of money by becoming a content cre...

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August 3, 2023 39 mins

Midway through the year and time for another quarterly update! Johnny is in Ukraine and Sam is in Thailand for this one. The guys cover experiences living with monks, neighbor disputes, the best places in Thailand and answer your Patreon questions.  In the Patreon only section, they cover what they invested in this quarter and where they are keeping their cash to earn some interest to capitalize on current high rates. That section ...

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WebStreet Operations Manager Kyle Kuderewski joins the show to tell us about their transition from Empire Flippers Capital into WebStreet and what's coming up to invest in. As a reminder, Webstreet allows you to invest passively in online businesses, whether they be Fulfilled by Amazon (FBA), Content (Affiliate), Software as a Service (SaaS), Kindle Direct Publish (KDP) & more. The funds have been active since 2021 and have built u...

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Johnny and Derek sit down for a 101 episode on a terrible investment - the Vacation Timeshare! Many people, especially in America, get suckered into these seemingly great vacation getaway deals only to find out they are much less glamorous than was pitched to them in their sales presentations. Besides the initial high fee to get in on these timeshares, they annual fees and restrictions really start to make you regret buying in. On ...

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U.S. savings account interest rates are at decades long highs, so Sam and Johnny hop in on this 101 episode to help you find ways to maximize your savings rate of return. The guys go over High Yield Savings Accounts (HYSAs), treasury bonds, annuities, money market accounts & more creative ways to get those extra percentage points. They'll also discuss how much savings you should be holding in case of emergencies. They'll also go be...

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