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Mastermind.fm is where we interview high-achievers from all walks of life and learn about what they do and how they do it.



The show currently has a strong slant towards Fintech and investment asset class exploration. We have an international audience but focus especially on European investors.

Mastermind.fm Jean Galea & Joe Galea

    • Investing
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Mastermind.fm is where we interview high-achievers from all walks of life and learn about what they do and how they do it.



The show currently has a strong slant towards Fintech and investment asset class exploration. We have an international audience but focus especially on European investors.

    Episode 136 – Parenting, Property and Investments with Rob Dix

    Episode 136 – Parenting, Property and Investments with Rob Dix

    In this episode, Jean sits down with Rob Dix, who is well known for his several projects in the UK real estate space. Together with his wife Mish, he also ran the popular digital nomad blog Making It Anywhere. His journey shares quite a few similarities with Jean's, so it was interesting to discuss several of the topics that interest both of them, including parenting, property and other investments, as well as other life choices.



    *We apologize for the sound quality in Jean's part of the recording, unfortunately we had a technical problem and had to use the backup audio recording on this episode.

    Links



    * Rob's Blog

    * The Property Hub

    * Property Geek

    * The Property Podcast

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 135 – How to HODL Crypto and Earn Interest with YouHodler

    Episode 135 – How to HODL Crypto and Earn Interest with YouHodler

    In today's episode, we have Anthony Cerullo from YouHodler joining us to explain how this platform enables crypto hodlers to earn interest on their holdings via the YouHodler savings account, or even obtain crypto-backed loans and even gain big from crypto movements using the Turbocharge and Multi Hodl products.



    You can check out Jean's review of YouHodler if you'd like more details on the platform, the article is a perfect accompaniment to this podcast episode.



    If you like the content we're putting out, please consider leaving a 5-star review on iTunes, it helps a ton and encourages us to keep producing quality episodes for you.

    Links



    * Multi HODL walkthrough video

    * Is YouHodler safe?

    * How crypto savings works

    * Turbocharge

    * Fees and commissions

    * Follow the latest news on YouHodler's Twitter, Blog and Telegram channels

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 134 – How Mintos P2P Lending Works with CEO Martins Sulte

    Episode 134 – How Mintos P2P Lending Works with CEO Martins Sulte

    Today's episode features Martins Sulte, the CEO and co-founder of the biggest European P2P lending platform Mintos, as our guest.



    Lending and alternative lending is not a new industry at all, but many European investors only became aware to this asset class in recent years, also because before there was no real way they could get involved since it required insider knowledge, contacts or big sums of capital.



    Mintos itself start out with the founders and 4 developers, and it has not grown to over 160 people.



    It was a pleasure to speak with Martins and have him share some of his widespread knowledge in the P2P lending space.



    Mintos has been operating for 5 years and is the largest P2P lending marketplace with over 50% market share in Europe. More than 6 billion euros of loans have been facilitated so far and the average investor invests around 3000 euros.



    The biggest number of investors come from Germany, Spain and the Czech Republic respectively, but this is mostly a reflection of those countries' familiarity with this type of investing. There are more than 340,000 investors that have used Mintos and they come from 90+ countries.



    More than 60 lending companies offer their loans on the Mintos platform, with over 25,000 people working at these companies and spread over 33 countries, so you can have a global reach when investing on Mintos.



    The company supports 10 languages via its multilingual support team, while the website is available in 6 languages and there are loans available in 10 currencies.



    If you're intrigued by this episode, do make sure you check out Jean's extensive review of Mintos on his blog.

    Links



    * Mintos

    * Review of Mintos

    * AMA about funds in recovery

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 133 – Crypto-backed P2P lending with MyConstant

    Episode 133 – Crypto-backed P2P lending with MyConstant

    In this episode, Joseph and Jean interview Chris Roper from MyConstant, a platform that offers crypto-backed lending and borrowing facilities.



    As an investor, one may use several products available on the MyConstant site to obtain interest on their fiat currencies or stable currencies. On the other hand, you can also act as a borrower, by depositing crypto as collateral and obtaining a loan from MyConstant.



    The platform focuses a lot on educating investors about crypto-based lending and borrowing, and as such is an ideal platform for those new to this type of investing.

    Links



    * Jean's review of MyConstant

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 132 – Traveling the World and Building Newsletter Businesses with Chris from KintuLabs

    Episode 132 – Traveling the World and Building Newsletter Businesses with Chris from KintuLabs

    In today's episode, Jean sits down with Chris Osborne from KintuLabs. Chris is one of the first digital nomads and has been living this lifestyle for 15 years already. He is also a serial entrepreneur with multiple online businesses built and sold. His latest project involves building 15 newsletters in different niches and then selling them.



    We talk about work and travel, homeschooling, building newsletter businesses, and Chris' favorite locations around the world for spending a few months a year in.



    This episode is a must-listen for anyone who is location-independent or has aspirations to become a digital nomad and wants to learn about how you can make it all work, even with family in tow.

    Links



    * Chris on Twitter

    * Chris' course on building successful newsletters

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 131 – Sharia-Compliant Lending with Qardus

    Episode 131 – Sharia-Compliant Lending with Qardus

    In this episode, we interview Hassan Daher from Qardus.



    Qardus is a sharia-compliant lender to small and medium-sized enterprises to help with their cashflow needs.



    They provide short-term halal business loans, or halal business investments.



    As an investor, you provide the capital to lend to the business, and get paid as the business pays that money back.



    The kinds of businesses Qardus go for are well-established, strong-revenue companies, typically in stable markets such as the medical or pharmaceutical industry. There is an emphasis on the people behind the businesses as well, so they focus on high net worth owners to minimise risk. For a company to be accepted on Qardus, it must have at least 3 years of good performance, being profitable in at least 2 of those 3 years. It is thus not an ideal platform for new and speculative projects.



    We enjoyed talking to Hassan about the nitty-gritty of Islamic finance and how Qardus can be a diversification piece in any investor's portfolio.



    Check out Jean's full review of Qardus over on his blog if you want to read more about this platform.

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Jackie D'Elia ,

Insightful - A Beacon of Positivity

Love the conversation style and chemistry between James and Jean. Such an inspiring podcast packed with insight for any business owner.

Design TLC ,

Insightful and motivating

I like the conversational style of this podcast and the topics are relevant to business owners. I am a "cheerleader" for this show! I appreciate the mission of helping entrepreneurs be productive and successful while also being kind and supportive members of their community.

zephyrstudio ,

Glad I found this podcast!

Just listened to my first episode #26, and as a freelancer that does offer managed WP hosting, this was great insight into best practices. I agree that hiding behind a "skin" as the actual hosting company is not a good idea. I am 100% transparent that I am a middle man between my client and my hosting company. This model has worked for me as none of my clients are comfortable dealing directly with a hosting company, and they prefer to have me to work with directly. Looking forward to listening to the previous and future podcast.

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