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Learn all the hacks to upgrade your life, money and travel – all while spending less and saving more. Host Chris Hutchins is a life hacker who has saved millions by breaking down every aspect of life, looking to maximize happiness at the lowest cost. Chris and guests like Tim Ferriss, Tony Hawk, Codie Sanchez and Gary Vaynerchuk will help you learn the strategies and tactics they used to shape their success.

All the Hacks with Chris Hutchins Chris Hutchins

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Learn all the hacks to upgrade your life, money and travel – all while spending less and saving more. Host Chris Hutchins is a life hacker who has saved millions by breaking down every aspect of life, looking to maximize happiness at the lowest cost. Chris and guests like Tim Ferriss, Tony Hawk, Codie Sanchez and Gary Vaynerchuk will help you learn the strategies and tactics they used to shape their success.

    Stocks vs. Real Estate: What’s the Best Investment to Build Wealth?

    Stocks vs. Real Estate: What’s the Best Investment to Build Wealth?

    #180: Chris hosts a debate about whether stock investing or real estate is the faster path to wealth. He's joined by experts from The Motley Fool and BiggerPockets who dive into tax advantages, cash flow potential, long-term returns, and wealth-building strategies associated with each investment path to help you make informed decisions. 
    Jason Moser and Matt Argersinger are analysts at The Motley Fool, a financial services company that provides free and premium investment guidance to millions of investors.
    Scott Trench is CEO and President and Dave Meyer is VP of Market Intelligence at BiggerPockets, the world's largest online network of real estate investors.
    Link to Full Show Notes: https://allthehacks.com/investing-stocks-vs-real-estate

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    Resources Mentioned
    BiggerPockets

    The Real Estate Podcast

    Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

    The “Value-Add” Playbook

    1031 Exchange

    The “Middle Class Trap”

    The Motley Fool

    Motley Fool Money Podcast

    Index Funds: A Beginner's Guide

    Self-Directed IRA


    Full Show Notes
    (00:00) Introduction
    (02:21) Defining Stock Investing Vs. Real Estate Investing
    (03:59) The Case For Stock Investing
    (06:52) Why You Should Invest In Real Estate First
    (08:03) Barriers To Entry For Stocks vs. Real Estate
    (10:40) Getting Returns on Stocks vs. Real Estate
    (13:34) Volatility: How Much Risk Is Involved?
    (15:47) How To Diversify In Real Estate
    (21:25) Forced Selling in Real Estate vs. Stocks
    (24:07) Leveraging Real Estate Investment Trusts
    (26:24) Value Add Investing in Real Estate
    (27:48) Time Investment: Managing Stock vs. Real Estate Portfolios
    (37:41) Can You Leverage The Stock Market For Higher Return?
    (39:55) Liquidity in Stock Market vs. Real Estate
    (42:22) Tax Advantages of Investing in Stocks vs. Real Estate
    (44:52) Closing Arguments for Real Estate vs. Stocks
    (46:29) Diversifying Your Investment Portfolio With Both Stocks and Real Estate

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    • 50 min
    Travel Wisdom from the World’s Most Traveled Man (Harry Mitsidis)

    Travel Wisdom from the World’s Most Traveled Man (Harry Mitsidis)

    #179: The world’s most traveled man, Harry Mitsidis shares his wisdom on the transformative benefits of travel. He provides insights on planning trips for the best experiences, shares his favorite destinations and highlights under-appreciated countries and regions.
    Harry Mitsidis is one of three people in the world to have visited every country twice. He founded NomadMania, a travel community platform that offers tools, information, and resources that empower meaningful adventures around the world.
    Link to Full Show Notes: https://allthehacks.com/harry-mitsidis-most-traveled-man

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    Resources Mentioned
    Harry Mitsidis: NomadMania | Newsletter | Instagram
    Every Passport Stamp Facebook Group
    Underrated Countries:

    Tuvalu

    Romania

    Laos

    Equatorial Guinea

    Sweden

    Costa Rica

    Under Apprecited Regions:

    Canada: Nova Scotia | New Brunswick


    Brazil: Rio Grande do Sul


    Argentina: Salta | Córdoba


    France: La Rochelle


    Harry’s Favorite Dishes:

    Netherlands: Vla - Dutch Custard


    Turkey: İskender kebap


    Brazil: Feijoada


    US: Red Lobster


    Dangerous Countries

    North Korea

    Gaza

    Afghanistan

    Syria

    Somalia: Mogadishu



    Full Show Notes
    (00:00) Introduction
    (02:21) How Harry’s Travel Obsession Started
    (05:15) Countries That Were Most Challenging to Visit
    (08:05) Why Slow Travel Matters
    (14:08) The Different Benefits of Travel
    (20:36) Solo Travel vs. Group Travel
    (22:26) The One-of-a-Kind Experience in North Korea
    (24:05) Traveling to Dangerous Destinations
    (31:42) Underrated Countries
    (33:36) Ways to Feel Like a Local in a New Destination
    (37:35) Harry's Favorite Food Around the World
    (39:30) Regions That Are Under-Appreciated
    (43:12) Why Your Second Trip to a Destination Is a Better Experience
    (44:27) Places That Left Harry Disappointed
    (46:53) Harry's Advice to Travelers

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    • 52 min
    How a Simple Change Can Improve Your Health, Sleep and More with James Nestor

    How a Simple Change Can Improve Your Health, Sleep and More with James Nestor

    #178: Bestselling author James Nestor reveals how improper breathing can lead to health issues that include poor sleep, asthma, chronic congestion, ADHD, and anxiety. He shares research-backed techniques to identify and correct your breathing habits, highlighting the numerous health benefits of nasal breathing.
    James Nestor is a science journalist and award-winning author of the book Breath. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Outside, Scientific American, The New York Times and more.
    Link to Full Show Notes: https://allthehacks.com/james-nestor-breathing-improves-health

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    Resources Mentioned
    James Nestor: Website | Instagram
    Books:

    Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art

    Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves

    Wim Hof Method
    Falim Sugar Free Chewing Gum
    SnoreLab
    SnoreClock

    Full Show Notes
    (00:00) Introduction
    (03:10) Why Humans Are the Worst Breathers and Why We Should Care
    (05:29) The Importance of Nasal Breathing
    (07:18) Ways to Identify if You're a Mouth Breather and How to Fix It
    (10:07) What Is Oral Posture and Why Is It Important?
    (15:58) The Problem with Straightening Your Teeth
    (22:07) How to Improve Nasal Breathing
    (23:39) The Benefits of Nasal Breathing and Deep Breaths
    (28:42) The Functions of the Left Nostril vs. Right Nostril
    (30:58) The Correct Way to Exhale
    (31:28) Breathing Techniques
    (39:14) Is It Possible to Overbreathe?
    (41:19) The Vital Role of the Underutilized Diaphragm
    (46:03) The Immediate Impact of Breathing Correctly
    (47:01) How to Fix Your Posture for Optimized Breathing
    (48:33) Products to Aid Better Breathing
    (50:58) Why You Should Learn to Hold Your Breath
    (55:50) The Benefits of Freediving
    (57:54) Best Breathing Techniques for Kids
    (59:34) Apps to Help You Track and Improve Your Breathing

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Best Bank Account Setup to Earn Interest on All Your Cash

    Best Bank Account Setup to Earn Interest on All Your Cash

    #177: Chris shares the best accounts to replace your checking account and maximize interest earning. He evaluates must-have banking features, compares 10+ bank accounts, assesses the pros and cons of switching accounts, offers automation tips to elevate your banking experience and so much more. 
    Link to Full Show Notes: https://allthehacks.com/best-bank-accounts-high-interest

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    Resources Mentioned
    All the Hacks

    Membership

    Bank Bonuses

    Episodes #62: Protect Your Family, Mitigate Taxes and Preserve Your Wealth


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    Fidelity Cash Management (SPAXX coming June 15)


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    TransferWise (For international transactions)

    High Yield Savings + Checking w/ Overdraft:


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    SoFi

    Capital One

    Discover

    CIT Bank

    Ally Bank

    Robinhood: Spending | Investing


    Schwab Checking Account

    Recurring Transfers: Zelle App
    Personal Finance Tracker: Copilot (Get 2 months free with code HACKS2)
    Wealthfront:

    Automated Bond Ladder + Calculator

    Automated Savings Plan


    Full Show Notes
    (00:00) Introduction
    (03:29) Must-Have Features in a Primary Bank Account
    (09:23) Tiebreakers to Consider for a Bank Account
    (14:43) High-Yield Savings Accounts
    (17:41) Regular Checking Accounts
    (21:43) The Most Optimal Way to Use a Bank Account
    (24:54) Comparison of Banks with Main Features You Need
    (28:50) Robinhood's Investing & Spending Accounts
    (30:52) The Difference Between Bank Accounts and Investment Accounts
    (33:25) The Schwab Checking Account
    (38:39) Unique Features of Mercury
    (44:33) The Wealthfront Individual Cash Account
    (46:15) U.S. Bank's Elite Money Market Account
    (47:17) Fidelity Cash Management Account
    (53:24) Chris' Top 3 Bank Account Recommendations
    (56:42) Is It Worth Switching Bank Accounts?
    (58:45) Simple Steps to Automate Your Financial Life

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Redeeming Points and Miles for Max Value (and What Not To Do!) with Nick Reyes

    Redeeming Points and Miles for Max Value (and What Not To Do!) with Nick Reyes

    #176: Chris and Nick share the strategies you need to know to easily get the most value out of your points and miles. They discuss the best and worst redemption options, transferring points, optimal ways to structure a trip, finding availability, tips for hotel and airline programs and more.
    Nick Reyes is the Senior Author at Frequent Miler and co-host of the Frequent Miler On The Air podcast. He is an avid traveler who's been to 60+ countries and loves collecting points and miles.
    Link to Full Show Notes: https://allthehacks.com/nick-reyes-redeeming-points-and-miles

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    Resources Mentioned
    Nick Reyes: Website | LinkedIn | X
    Frequent Miler On The Air Podcast

    How to find impossible hotel awards

    The best transferable points program is…

    Points for family travel

    All the Hacks:

    Episode #166: Best Tools for Booking Flights with Points & Miles with Greg the Frequent Miler


    Episode #91: Die With Zero: Net Fulfillment Over Net Worth with Bill Perkins


    Newsletter

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    The Points Guy Article: Comparison of flights across travel portals
    Award Booking Services:

    point.me Concierge

    10xTravel

    AwardCat


    Full Show Notes
    (00:00) Introduction
    (02:12) Why Nick Loves The Points and Miles Game (vs. Cash Back)
    (04:26) The Worst Ways To Redeem Points and Miles
    (08:12) Booking Travel via Credit Card Portals
    (11:51) How To Maximize Transfer Partner Redemptions
    (20:54) Is It Really Worth Investing Time To Learn The Points Game?
    (23:56) The Basics of Transferring Points
    (27:38) How Major Airline Alliances Work
    (31:29) Understanding Airline Ticket Pricing
    (32:55) 3 Things You Need In Abundance To Travel More
    (39:41) The Impact of Travel Award Availability
    (46:25) Optimizing Transfer Bonuses
    (48:08) How To Position Your Flight and Structure Your Trip
    (56:18) Redeeming Points and Miles For Different Airline Cabin Classes
    (1:00:59) How To Travel With Kids Using Points and Miles
    (1:06:32) Can Families Actually Use Awards to Fly Business Class?
    (1:14:03) Seat Hack For Traveling With Kids
    (1:16:53) Nick's Advice To Make Best Use of Points and Miles
    (1:24:56) Are Hotel Points Actually Worth It?
    (1:28:23) Award Booking Services

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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Monday Musings: Latest Deals, Summer Award Travel, Father's Day Gift Ideas, Calling 911 and More

    Monday Musings: Latest Deals, Summer Award Travel, Father's Day Gift Ideas, Calling 911 and More

    #175: Host Chris Hutchins shares his latest deals, advice on booking summer travel with points, some father’s day gift ideas, a family health update and more.
    Link to Full Show Notes: https://allthehacks.com/monday-musings-2

    Resources Mentioned
    All the Hacks Newsletter
    Latest Deals

    Bilt Rewards

    Toast App for Restaurants

    Hilton Summer Promo

    Credit Cards

    Citi Strata Premier℠

    Chase Sapphire Reserve®

    Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

    All the Hacks Credit Card Site

    Great Finds

    Dr. Attia Video on Exercise

    Nick's Blind Date

    Why Car Insurance Rates Are So High

    Recommendations

    Tetris Movie


    Superhuman Email (promo code ALLTHEHACKS)

    Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller

    Father's Day Gift Ideas

    Moft: Snap-on Phone Stand & Wallet

    Ten Thousand Midweight Tech Hoodie

    Ooni Pizza Oven

    Cocktail Codex Book

    Shokz OpenRun Pro Headphones

    Theory11 Box One

    Eight Sleep Pod 4 Ultra

    Tug-o-wobble Game

    Nike Vaporfly Shoes

    Storyworth: Book of Stories from Dad

    Masterclass: Learn from Experts


    Indochino: Custom Suits (promo code ALLTHEHACKS)

    BRCA

    National Cancer Institute Article

    Stanford BRCA Decision Tool

    Mentava Reading App (promo code ALLTHEHACKS)
    charity: water Fundraiser
     
    Full Show Notes
    (0:00) Introduction
    (3:53) Latest Deals
    (7:30) Travel, Points & Miles
    (10:29) Great Finds
    (11:19) Chris' Recommendations
    (12:40) Father's Day Gift Ideas
    (16:36) BRCA
    (24:16) My First 911 Call
    (27:12) Saving on One-Way Flights
    (34:35) Booking Summer Travel Award Flights
    (39:58) App to Teach Kids to Read
    (42:59) Charity: water Fundraiser
     
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    • 43 min

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