260 episodes

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.

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Invest Like a Boss Sam Marks, Johnny FD & Derek Spartz

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    • 4.8 • 471 Ratings

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.

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    260: Creating a New Sport with OmegaBall Founder Anthony Dittmann

    260: Creating a New Sport with OmegaBall Founder Anthony Dittmann

    OmegaBall Founder Anthony Dittmann sits down with Derek Spartz to discuss what it takes to create a whole new sport, how to market and monetize it and how they're raising capital. Sam and Derek catch up and discuss their experiences at an OmegaBall event as well as what potential they see in this very early investment opportunity in the sports industry. 
    About Anthony Dittmann: 
    Anthony Dittmann began his career working for the San Diego Chargers until 1998.  After the NFL, he worked for ESPN in several capacities; all involving the design, construction and management of ESPN-owned events including the ESPY Awards and culminating as the Director of Operations as well as Event Director for X Games in Los Angeles, Barcelona, Aspen and Tignes, France. Since the X Games, Dittmann has produced events for NBC Sports and The Enthusiast Network before ultimately starting Kilowatt Events with several colleagues.  Kilowatt specializes in designing and executing major events in music, sports and entertainment that are typically televised.  Major clients include ESPN, NetJets, C3 Presents, Pepsi, The LA Times and the NFL.  
    In 2018, Dittmann patented (with his colleague Rafael Munaro), a foldable (to 2” wide) dual stream event recycle/trash bin that is poised to rid the industry of the ubiquitous, but ineffective cardboard event trash can. Cerobins have since been bought by major events and facilities including Sofi Stadium and Climate Pledge Arena.
    In 2020, Anthony invented a new sport called OmegaBall.  Reimagining and revolutionizing the game of soccer with three teams, three goals, no offsides, and no throw-ins (cornerkicks only) in a circular field. All packed into a one-hour match in a field that is half the size of a traditional soccer field.  Headquartered in San Diego, OmegaBall has already appeared on the Fox and ESPN networks with semi-professional players on the pitch.  OmegaBall is also expanding into competitive youth and recreational opportunities through a new partnership with USSSA.  OmegaBall is….  Chaos on the Pitch!
    Anthony also spent several years as an adjunct professor in the sport business graduate program at California State University, Long Beach and the University of San Francisco.  He is also a helicopter pilot.
    DISCLOSURE: Sam Marks is related to Anthony Dittmann and, as of this episode's release, has not invested any capital into OmegaBall. 
    Discussed: 
    OmegaBall.com @Omegaball_ on TikTok Omegaball YouTube Email Anthony for OmegaBall Investment Deck at anthony@omegaball.com Where we are:
    Johnny FD – Ukraine / IG @johnnyfdj Sam Marks – Barcelona / IG @imsammarks Derek Spartz – Los Angeles / IG @DerekRadio 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:
    00:20 – Sam/Derek catchup California Rain & Traffic 03:06 - About OmegaBall and our guest 06:33 - Anthony Dittmann Interview Starts 10:20 - Basics of OmegaBall Rules 19:25 - Derek's Attendance at an OmegaBall Event 32:28 - Wagering on OmegaBall 34:50 - How to Invest in OmegaBall 37:10 - Sam & Derek's Thoughts on OmegaBall If you enjoyed this episode, do us a favor and share it! If you haven't already, please take a minute to leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

    • 52 min
    259: "The Real Asset Investor" Dave Zook

    259: "The Real Asset Investor" Dave Zook

    Johnny and Derek kick off the episode with New Year's updates, including a scary moment for Johnny in Kyiv. Then Johnny interviews "The Real Asset Investor" Dave Zook on his various funds and their structures for self-storage, car washes & ATMs. Dave lays out how to invest, who can invest and how to get your federal tax rate into the single digits! Then Johnny & Derek follow up on their thoughts into Dave's investing philosophy and provide an exciting new feature for ILAB Patreons. 
    About Dave Zook: 
    Dave is a successful Business owner, Syndicator and an Investment and Tax Strategist.

    Dave and his team at The Real Asset Investor have placed more than $800M across various asset classes which offer Cash Flow, Tax Impact and Equity Growth for investors. These asset classes include ATMs, Car Washes, Energy, Self-Storage and more.

    He and his team are one of the Top 5 ATM Fund Operators in the country.

    Dave was an early investor in Bitcoin and Digital Assets, and he holds an advisory role at Off the Chain Capital, one of the top performing funds in the world for the last 5 years.

    Dave is a sought-after speaker and has shared his knowledge across various media platforms such as The International Business Conference, The Real Estate Guys Radio Show, Cashflow Ninja and others.

    Dave and his wife Susan along with their 4 children live in Lancaster, PA.
    Discussed: 
    TheRealAssetInvestor.com Dave Zook Facebook Dave Zook Instagram Email Dave Zook's team directly at info@therealassetinvestor.com Where we are:
    Johnny FD – Ukraine / IG @johnnyfdj Sam Marks – Barcelona / IG @imsammarks Derek Spartz – Los Angeles / IG @DerekRadio Sponsor:
    Nom Nom
    At Nom Nom, we make food that looks like food. Tailored to your pet’s exact needs and backed by years of scientific research. Get 50% off your first 2 week trial when you visit trynom.com/ilab 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:
    02:00 – Rockets over Kyiv 07:55 - About Dave Zook 11:10 - Dave Zook Interview Starts 22:35 - How Dave Pays Nearly Zero Tax 40:15 - Johnny & Derek's Thoughts on Investing with Dave  If you enjoyed this episode, do us a favor and share it! If you haven't already, please take a minute to leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    258: Q4 Quarterly Update with Sam & Johnny

    258: Q4 Quarterly Update with Sam & Johnny

    Johnny and Sam go over the end of year 2022/Quarterly Updates. They talk about settling into their respective homes in Barcelon and Kyiv. Johnny traveled to Greece to await his permanent Ukraine residency and Sam went on a month long trip through Japan. The guys talk what daily life looks like in Ukraine during the war, Sam's upcoming job freedom and more! This is only the public portion of the podcast, if you'd like the entire show in audio and video formats including our actual portfolios, you can instantly access when you join the ILAB Patreon. 
    Where we are:
    Johnny FD – Ukraine / IG @johnnyfdj Sam Marks – Barcelona / IG @imsammarks Derek Spartz – Los Angeles / IG @DerekRadio Sponsor:
    Shopify
    Get serious about selling and try Shopify today. Sign up for a $1 per month trial period at Shopify.com/ilab 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:
    05:40 – Sam's South Carolina House 12:12 - Johnny on Kyiv 18:16 - Ukraine Blackout Schedule 24:40 - Johnny in Greece. 29:45 - Sam's New Freedom  38:00 - Sam's 2023 Travel Plans If you enjoyed this episode, do us a favor and share it! If you haven't already, please take a minute to leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

    • 46 min
    257: Top 10 Guests of 2022

    257: Top 10 Guests of 2022

    Johnny and Derek go over the Top 10 guests of 2022 on the Invest Like a Boss podcast. List was compiled using votes and download numbers and topics range anywhere from crypto to wine to traveling the world and more! Tune in to find out who made the top guest of the year!
    Listen to ILAB 257 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.
    Where we are:
    Johnny FD – Ukraine / IG @johnnyfdj Sam Marks – Barcelona / IG @imsammarks Derek Spartz – Los Angeles / IG @DerekRadio Sponsor:
    Nth Venture
    Nth Venture is a venture studio building businesses from scratch. Their mission is to bring genuine ownership to Main Street. Learn how to invest now at nthventure.com 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:
    10:34 – #10 : 229: Sam's Firsthand Bordeaux En Primeurs Week Experience 15:09 – #9 : 226: Economics of Adult Entertainment with Dan Leal 21:58 – #8 : 231: Investing in Luxury Watches with European Watch Company's Joshua Ganjei 29:21 – #7 : 217 : Codie Sanchez on Overcoming Obstacles to Hustle & Think Like a Contrarian 34:31 – #6 : 218: Saifedean Ammous Explains The Bitcoin Standard 42:38 – #5 : 241: Buy This, Not That with Financial Samurai Sam Dogen 41:55 – #4 : 244: Meb Faber Returns to Talk Inflation 53:39 – #3 : 254: Return of the “King of Self-Storage” Kevin Shee 59:45 – #2 : 221: "Adventure Capitalist" Author Jim Rogers 66:46 – #1 : 227: Travel for (Almost) Free with Credit Card Points Hacking If you enjoyed this episode, do us a favor and share it! Also if you haven’t already, please take a minute to leave us a 5-star review on iTunes and claim your bonus here! 
    Copyright 2022. All rights reserved. Read our disclaimer here.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    256: BTCGandalf Talks FTX, Crypto Storage & Why Bitcoin is King

    256: BTCGandalf Talks FTX, Crypto Storage & Why Bitcoin is King

    In the wake of the FTX collapse, we invite BTCGandalf to the show. He is a mysterious supporter of Bitcoin under the guise of Lord of the Rings’ Gandalf. Gandalf talks about what happened to FTX, how healthy other exchanges may be, and the most secure way to store your coins. Derek reveals to Sam a major change in his crypto investment and seeks advice on what to do next in this wild market.
    In his previous life, Gandalf was a real estate broker and entrepreneur for a decade. He created his pseudonymous Twitter in early 2021 as he began to get interested in Bitcoin and now dedicates his full time-attention to Bitcoin both independently and through his work with Companies in the space.
    Listen to ILAB 256 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.
    Where we are:
    Johnny FD – Moldova / IG @johnnyfdj Sam Marks – Barcelona / IG @imsammarks Derek Spartz – Los Angeles / IG @DerekRadio Sponsor:
    Shopify
    Get 14 days free and access Shopify’s full suite of features to get selling online today! Just go to Shopify.com/ilab to get started. Discussed:
    Twitter: @BTCGandalf Bitcoin, Not Blockchain - Unchained Capital Bitcoin Fundamentals: A Podcast on Bitcoin Don't Buy Bitcoin! | Andreas M. Antonopoulos & Simon Dixon | Bitcoin HARDTalk #5 only the strong survive | stuff by allen 21 Lessons FTX Super Bowl Don't miss out with Larry David  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:
    10:30 – How did you come up with the persona of Gandalf? 13:50 – Should we be concerned about other crypto sites? 15:26 – Did you have any direct experience with FTX? 18:30 – What happened to anyone who was holding funds with FTX? 23:15 – How can you protect your money in crypto? 28:10 – What's the process for selling your crypto? 30:24 – Is Bitcoin your go to crypto currency? 33:09 – Do you think the drop in Bitcoin is connected to the FTX collapse? 36:47 – Any thoughts on the economies that embrace bitcoin as a currency? 38:51 – Do you see any restrictions being put on crypto currency? 41:30 – What happens when bitcoin “halves”? 44:45 – Patreon: Any action people can take who have investments in Celsius? 45:18 – Patreon: Is crypto a speculation or money remittance instrument? 46:53 – Are there any good indicators that tell you a coin will go up in value? If you enjoyed this episode, do us a favor and share it! Also if you haven’t already, please take a minute to leave us a 5-star review on iTunes and claim your bonus here! 
    Copyright 2022. All rights reserved. Read our disclaimer here.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    255: Inflation Rate – Is it Accurate?

    255: Inflation Rate – Is it Accurate?

    Johnny and Derek do a one-on-one episode to talk about the effects of inflation across the World. Although media outlets may make it seem like inflation is solely an American issue, it is something that affects every country. Johnny and Derek will go over their next travel plans and what they are seeing in each of their respective locations as far as inflation is concerned. Johnny also gives advice on some hacks to fight inflation that anyone can use to their advantage.
    Listen to ILAB 255 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.
    Where we are:
    Johnny FD – Moldova / IG @johnnyfdj Sam Marks – Japan / IG @imsammarks Derek Spartz – Los Angeles / IG @DerekRadio Sponsor:
    Indeed
    Indeed knows that when you’re doing everything for your company, you can’t afford to overspend on hiring. Visit indeed.com/ILAB for more details. Discussed:
    12-month percentage change, Consumer Price Index Inflation Rate - Countries 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:
    04:50 – Why is it that Spending US in other countries an inflation hack? 14:13 – Is it better to exchange currency in the US or in the country you are traveling to? 16:09 – Which countries have the lowest and highest inflations? 19:10 – How does the US compare to the rest of world with inflation? 25:44 – Has Derek felt the effect of inflation? 32:30 – How is the inflation rate calculated? 34:55 – Do you think Gas and electricity is high or low now in the US? 39:07 – Has the cost of some electronics reduced? 45:06 – How has the cost of clothing and apparel changed? 47:20 – What about real estate and how has inflation had an effect? 52:40 – How has inflation affected purchase of new and old cars? If you enjoyed this episode, do us a favor and share it! Also if you haven’t already, please take a minute to leave us a 5-star review on iTunes and claim your bonus here! 
    Copyright 2022. All rights reserved. Read our disclaimer here.

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
471 Ratings

471 Ratings

Ed Matt ,

Definitely Worthwhile

I am an experienced investor who has been listening to the podcasts regularly for over three years. The guys cover a wide variety of topics from real estate to crypto to wine and farm land. So, they have definitely broadened my horizons and educated me. I appreciate hearing about their real life experiences. Understand that many of the guests are selling their funds/investments (like most podcasts), and that the host may not be an expert in that category (they don’t claim to be). So, if something sounds interesting to you, I suggest you do additional research before investing. Example: farmland - this sounded like a solid investment based on the ILAB interview. But then I heard another podcast in which the host debunked many of the selective data points I heard on ILAB with hard facts. Not a knock on ILAB, just a caution that applies to most investing podcasts that have guests. Overall, I like the approach the guys take, and it really seems like they are genuine about trying to educate their listeners. I will be becoming a Patron member in support of Sam, Johnny, and Derek.

Eddie J. Soto ,

I love how fun each episode is yet also provides investment ideas.

I love Cody Flaherty vision of how he wants to expand Winner Winner. I can't wait to have a netflix of digital games that are simple and fun like Winner Winner.

chrox21 ,

Would recommend!

Would recommend!

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