235 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 • 465 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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    235: Composer’s Quantitative Strategy Tool Let’s You Invest Like Hedge Funds

    235: Composer’s Quantitative Strategy Tool Let’s You Invest Like Hedge Funds

    Johnny interviews Composer CEO & Co-Founder Ben Rollert on this episode to talk quantitative strategies. If you aren’t familiar with quants, they’ve been used by hedge funds for decades to determine trades and were only available to those with advanced mathematics degrees until now. Composer has created an easy to use tool featuring hundreds of pre-determined strategies aka “symphonies” like following your favorite billionaire investor, buying dips in sectors, hedging inflation and so much more. After the interview, Johnny and Derek go through some of the various pre-determined “symphonies” and which ones they’d execute in their own portfolios.
    Ben Rollert has over a decade of experience in product and data science leadership roles. He was previously VP of Product and Data Science at Breather, a work space as a service company. Ben has been an active trader and investor since he was a teenager, and founded Composer in response to his own frustration with the difficulty of implementing automated trading strategies. Today, he serves as CEO of Composer, the premiere no-code platform for building and investing in algorithmic investing strategies. Composer has raised funding from First Round Capital, Alumni Ventures and Packy McCormick’s Not Boring Fund.
    Composer is the next generation of active investing. Invest in a portfolio of rules-based strategies. Or build your own. No code, no spreadsheets, no manual investing. Let algorithms execute trades for you. Choose from our growing collection of ready-made strategies. Explore momentum, paired switching, and other hedge fund-like styles. Open up a strategy to view its performance and live holdings. See how it works in both visual form and in plain language. Use the strategies as is or edit as you wish. You can also use a no-code visual editor to create and modify strategies.
    Listen to ILAB 235 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.
    Where we are:
    Johnny FD – Montenegro / IG @johnnyfdj Sam Marks – Barcelona / IG @imsammarks Derek Spartz – Los Angeles / IG @DerekRadio Discussed:
    Composer  
    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:
    07:55 – How do you explain to someone what Composer is? 08:53 – Was this possible 10 years ago? 12:04 – How does Composer compare to index funds? 16:42 – How does “buy the dips” work? 18:03 – How does the “risk on/off leverage S&P500” work? 21:53 – Are any features you find stand out more than the others? 24:35 – What are the biggest benefits of Composer? 32:11 – Who can invest, and what is the minimum to start investing? 34:18 – What fees are associated with composer? 37:06 – Derek and Johnny review 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! 
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    • 54 min
    234: Sam & Derek’s Metaverse Portfolio Update

    234: Sam & Derek’s Metaverse Portfolio Update

    Sam and Derek provide updates on their drastically down metaverse portfolios. They go over each individual holding and their respective current losses in this bear market. They also indicate why they are still excited about this space and which companies they are continuing to invest in. Individual stock holdings mentioned in the episode: $AI, $AMD, $ATVI, $BILI, $AVID, $EA, $KWEB, $MTTR, $COIN, $NHNCF, $RBLX, $SONY, $U
    Listen to ILAB 234 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.
     
    Where we are:
    Johnny FD – Balkins / IG @johnnyfdj Sam Marks – Barcelona / IG @imsammarks Derek Spartz – Los Angeles / IG @DerekRadio Sponsor:
    Indeed
    Receive a $75 credit for a sponsored job post when you visit Indeed.com/ILAB Support Invest Like a Boss: Join our Patreon  
    Discussed:
    195: Diving into the Metaverse with Virtual Reality Picks - Invest Like a Boss 196: Breaking Down Sam's $500K Metaverse Portfolio - Invest Like a Boss 197: Jon Radoff Gives Us the Metaverse Vision Quest - Invest Like a Boss  
    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:
    05:55 – Let's start by talking about crypto 11:35 – What about private investments? 19:24 – Let’s talk about my favorite mataport? 23:05 – Let's talk about bmobile 28:58 – What about stocks? 38:44 – How do you predict the stocks and what do you buy into now? 41:20 – What is our benchmark? 47:14 – Is now the time to invest in the metaverse for the first time? 51:59 – What is the plan going forward? 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! 
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    • 48 min
     233: Our Investment Plan for the Bear Market

     233: Our Investment Plan for the Bear Market

    Johnny and Derek do a 1 on 1 episode discussing their investment plan
    for the ongoing bear market. What’s changed in their philosophy, now that everything is not just blindly going up, dealing with inflation and what they’re buying/avoiding in today’s market.
    Listen to ILAB 233 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.
     
    Where we are:
    Johnny FD – Balkins / 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. Support Invest Like a Boss: Join our Patreon  
    Discussed:

    222: Emergency Funds 101 - Invest Like a Boss 167: 2021 Bitcoin Outlook with Stephan Livera - Invest Like a Boss 186: Bitcoin & Altcoins with CoinFlip CEO Ben Weiss - Invest Like a Boss 218: Saifedean Ammous Explains The Bitcoin Standard - Invest Like a Boss 203: Venture Capital Fund Access for All with Sweater Ventures CEO Jesse Randall - Invest Like a Boss  
    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:
    03:33 – What is a Bear Market? 06:11 – Gas Prices all over the world 11:10 – How much do you think car and housing prices have changed? 16:38 – What is happening with crypto? 22:26 – How has the NFT market changed? 28:26 – What is the first thing to do to change with the bear market? 31:45 – What is the second move to make? 34:55 – What categories have not decreased with the bear market? 38:34 – Do you buy more or do you sell with the bear market? 44:02 – Do you know how many recessions they had in the last 20 years? 54:49 – What is an I-Bond? 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! 
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    232: Sam Marks on Building & Exiting His $100M Business with Justin Donald

    232: Sam Marks on Building & Exiting His $100M Business with Justin Donald

    We pull Sam's recent interview from Justin Donald's "Lifestyle Investor Podcast" for our bosses to hear in case they missed it. Sam and Derek provide intro/outro duties to help set up the interview and elaborate further on Sam's journey to a $100M exit with his company at the end of the show. 
    Entrepreneur Magazine calls Justin Donald “The Warren Buffett of Lifestyle Investing.”
    Imagine being able to earn passive income, long-term equity, and achieve financial freedom while gaining total freedom from your business or a job. That’s what Lifestyle Investing is all about.
    Justin Donald has mastered the low-risk cash flow investment principles he shares with entrepreneurs around the world. His alternative investing principles center on creating passive income and significant wealth while liberating yourself from a day-to-day job so you never run out of money.
    His innovative mindset principles and 10 commandments of Lifestyle Investing have released scores of entrepreneurs from the “golden handcuffs” that came with running life-consuming enterprises.
    This show focuses on showing today’s entrepreneurs and business executives how to think and invest to limit risk, maximize repeatable returns, and achieve retirement goals through his proven passive income cash flow strategies.
    Justin’s principles enable you to move from an “earned income” career to support your lifestyle with passive cash flow investments including real estate, operating companies, debt, equity, and franchises that give you the absolute freedom to live the life you truly desire.
    Interviews with top thought leaders, such as, John Lee Dumas, Ryan Levesque, Hal Elrod, Jon Vroman, Mike Koenigs, Phillip Stutts, Rob Dial, John Ruhlin, Brad Johnson, Robert Glazer, Mike Michalowicz, Geoff Woods, Steve Sims, and many more!
    Listen to ILAB 232 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.
    Where we are:
    Johnny FD – Poland / IG @johnnyfdj Sam Marks – Barcelona / IG @imsammarks Derek Spartz – Los Angeles / IG @DerekRadio Sponsor:
    Indeed
    Receive a $75 credit for a sponsored job post when you visit Indeed.com/ILAB  Support Invest Like a Boss: Join our Patreon  
    Discussed:
    The Lifestyle Investor Podcast Justindonald.com 204: "The Lifestyle Investor" Justin Donald - Invest Like a Boss  
    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:
    07:57 – Can you tell us some of your “setbacks” at college? 12:57 – Tell us about your travels internationally? 14:10 – Did you move to the UK because of business opportunities? 19:38 – Can you tell us about selling your company for $100M? 22:48 – Can you explain the highs and lows about the experience? 27:19 – When did you pivot to the podcast? 33:32 – What are the lessons you learnt in the transition? 39:53 – How have you merged your investing into a lifestyle? 51:00 – Derek and Sam review 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! 
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    231: Investing in Luxury Watches with European Watch Company's Joshua Ganjei

    231: Investing in Luxury Watches with European Watch Company's Joshua Ganjei

    Derek interviews European Watch Company representative Joshua Ganjei about the explosion of interest in trading and investing in luxury watches. Joshua breaks down watch culture, what the market looks like, what brands/models are hot and which watches are the most sought after today. Then Derek and Johnny share their experiences with high end watches and how they're looking to get in on this opportunity. 
    Established in 1993, European Watch Company is one of the premier watch dealers in the world. This family business strives to treat you like family. European Watch Company offers seamless and trusted watch buying, selling and trading services globally. The 5- Star reputation, and the curated selection of the finest timepieces in the world is what sets this business apart. The in stock inventory listed on the website is always up to date, and is ready to be shipped globally to your door. Download the iOS app from the App Store to see a continuously updated inventory of the finest watches in the world.
    Listen to ILAB 231 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.
     
    Where we are:
    Johnny FD – Poland / IG @johnnyfdj Sam Marks – Barcelona / IG @imsammarks Derek Spartz – Los Angeles / IG @DerekRadio Sponsor:
    Netsuite
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    Discussed:
    European Watch Co (@europeanwatchco) European Watch Company European Watch Co: buy or sell on the App Store
    Johnny’s new ‘luxury’ watch mentioned in the episode
    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:
    10:23 – How did you get involved in the business? 16:33 – Can you tell us more about your business? 18:33 – Is your business mainly local or international? 21:05 – How has the interest in the industry increased over time? 27:35 – What is the average type of collector? 31:10 – Do you have a suggestion for a “starter” watch for a collector? 35:51 – Are the collectors more interested in the older models or the newer models? 39:34 – Are watch companies doing collaborations? 42:16 – How do you ensure authenticity? 45:05 – Any recommendations for keeping the quality of the watch? 47:30 – Is there a way to buy one at a retail place? 49:05 – Patreon Question: How much for a Rolex day date? 51:07 – Patreon Question: How has smart watches affected traditional watches 53:00 – Patreon Question: What's the best way to appraise a watch? 54:10 – Patreon Question: How much higher can the Rolex Royal Oaks keep going? 55:42 – Patreon Question: What are your thoughts on a non-swiss brand? 57:33 – What are your favorite watches in your collection? 63:17 – Derek and Johnny review 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! 
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    • 1 hr 25 min
     230: Johnny's Update on the Ground From Ukraine

     230: Johnny's Update on the Ground From Ukraine

    Johnny and Derek discuss in long form what's happening on the ground in Ukraine. Johnny crosses back over the border and breaks down what everyday life looks like now since the war with Russia has begun. They discuss the different regions of Ukraine, where Russia has attacked, what's still open, how people are maintaining "normal" lives during wartime & more. Johnny also gives an update on the state of his properties in Ukraine plus what his plan is going forward in Ukraine.  
    Listen to ILAB 230 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.
    Where we are:
    Johnny FD – Poland / IG @johnnyfdj Sam Marks – Barcelona / IG @imsammarks Derek Spartz – Los Angeles / IG @DerekRadio Sponsor:
    Indeed
    Receive a $75 credit for a sponsored job post when you visit Indeed.com/ILAB Support Invest Like a Boss: Join our Patreon Discussed:
    Johnny, Sam & Derek have donated $1,000 to Ostrovok, a school for Ukrainian refugees. You can learn more about them and donate yourself Here 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:
    05:00 – Can you describe Ukraine? 07:42 – Why are certain cities or regions of Ukraine important to Russia? 19:15 – How did you get back into Ukraine? 23:00 – Tell us about the project you have raised money for through Go Fund Me 27:46 – How has the war affected the currency of Ukraine? 30:35 – What is it like for the operation of businesses? 34:54 – Tell us about Kiev 41:43 – How many people would you say are still in Kiev? 48:46 – Can you give us an update on your properties in Kiev? 51:01 – Is there a lot of looting happening in Kiev? 56:33 – What do you see the future of Ukraine is? 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! 
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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
465 Ratings

465 Ratings

okidoki35 ,

variety of topics

JohnnyFD journey out of ukraine popped up in YT. After watching a few videos and realized he’s also a fellow Californian who is a digital nomad, I came across this podcast and was hooked right away with the numerous topics presented on iLab. I enjoyed listening to them because the 3 guys, Sam, Johnny, and Derek all found their own ways to success, and they are respectful of one another about it. tThey don’t ever get pushy on their podcast and they ask great questions to their guests. I especially enjoyed the quarterly
updates and recent episode with trevor wright on cc points hacking. Please keep the content flowing!

Dave Swanner ,

Always entertaining! Always informative!

Johnny and Sam bring the best interviews with CEOs, FINCON entrepreneurs, and big bosses! My favorite part of the episodes though are the intros and outros where the two of them share their personal investment strategies, where in the world they are, and what they’ve been up to. Always nice to see another ILAB episode in my iTunes!

LifeSaver2k15 ,

Absolutely Inspiring!

I’m 34, flat broke, working a dead end factory job and I’m working hard to bootstrap and build my business from the ground up with nothing. I was looking for a podcast to listen to at work that would help me manage my time and money, and allow me to use my money to work for me. I listened to the latest episodes, and immediately went to the beginning and started listening from episode 1! These guys shoot straight, give real world info that is easily digestible, and the conversation style is very easy to listen to and learn from. Thank you so much for putting this out. I may be a few years late to the game, but I’m catching up!

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