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Author: Chris Hutchins

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Learn all the hacks to optimize and upgrade every aspect of your life while spending less and saving more. Chris is a life hacker who has saved millions by breaking down every aspect of life, looking to maximize happiness at the lowest cost.

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#99: Investor and entrepreneur Sahil Bloom joins Chris to discuss performing a personal annual review. Sahil outlines the seven questions everyone should ask when reflecting on the previous year and establishing goals for the new one. Additionally, they offer strategies, tips, and advice to increase your happiness, energy, and sense of fulfillment while decreasing your stress and anxiety to make 2023 an amazing year. Sahil Bloom (@SahilBloom) is among the most dynamic and up-and-coming financial personalities in the business world. Choosing to pursue a writing career that would be more fulfilling and rewarding, Sahil left his job in investment banking and private equity, recently launched a venture fund, SRB Ventures, and writes The Curiosity Chronicle. Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/annual-review-sahil-bloom Partner Deals  Inside Tracker: 20% off personalized wellness & nutrition plans backed by science Athletic Greens: Free 1 year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs Fabric: Affordable term life insurance for you and your family Masterworks: VIP access to skip the waitlist Sahil Bloom’s Resources Sahil's Website | Newsletter | Twitter  Personal Annual Review Annual Planning Guide The 1-1-1 Method Forecasts for the Future, & More 23 Ways to Make 2023 Your Miracle Year The Most Powerful Life Hacks Selected Links From The Episode Energy Calendar Technique This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life Tim Ferriss: The 4-Hour Workweek | Why you should define your fears instead of your goals Andrew Huberman: Light & Sun Exposure Guide | The Science & Use of Cold Exposure for Health & Performance Drastically Reduce Stress with a Work Shutdown Ritual Task Manager: Notion  Medical Testing: InsideTracker Tracking Platforms: Wealthfront | Kubera | Trustworthy Products: Hostage Tape | Cold Plunge Money-Saving Site: Rakuten Bangalore Recommendation: Royal Afghan (ITC Windsor) | Rock Climbing in Hampi All the Hacks Episodes Mentioned #9 How to Live Your Rich Life #52 HAck Your Health (While Still Enjoying Life) #68 Hosting Cocktail Parties, Building Relationships, Museum Hacks and Friends Newsletters #97 Optimizing Your Health: Diagnostic Tests, Choosing a Doctor, Sleep, Longevity, Inflammation and More #25 The Four Research-Backed Steps to Be Indistractable #63 Deep Work, Digital Minimalism and Becoming So Good They Can’t Ignore You #10 Practical Money Hacks Full Show Notes Introduction (00:00) New Year’s resolutions: Planning vs. Reflecting (01:28) Personal annual review (02:17) What did I change my mind about this year? (03:24) What created energy for me? (13:10) What drained my energy? (16:18) What (or who) were the boat anchors in my life? (23:29) What did I not do because of fear? (25:15) What are my greatest hits and worst misses from the year? (30:44) What did I learn this year? (33:06) How to set the course for the year to figure out where you’re headed (34:46) Journaling: Sahil’s 1-1-1 method (36:51) Energy Calendar technique (40:31) Taking breaks (45:58) Batching emails into Windows (47:49) Adjusting Twitter settings to promote productivity (50:56) Learning to outsource your tasks (52:27) Health: 5-5-5-30 (53:28) Sahil’s morning routine (54:41) Tech-free walk (56:02) Time-restricted eating (56:58) Basic diagnostics of who you are (57:14) Stop using alarms (58:01) Eat apples (59:10) Personal power-down ritual (1:01:28) Vocalize your appreciation (1:02:59) Enjoying a meal by yourself (1:03:31) Spending quality time with your family (1:04:05) Setting up direct deposit for investments on a monthly basis (1:04:57) Automating financial tasks (1:05:25) Sahil’s 48-hour rule (1:05:54) Chris’s money hacks (1:06:36) Sahil’s Bangalore, India recommendation (1:09:33) Chris’s India recommendation (1:10:31) Where to find Sahil Bloom online (1:11:07)
#98: Serial entrepreneur and best-selling author Dan Martell joins Chris to talk about buying back time. They discuss the value of adopting the right mindset, techniques for scheduling your time, tools to streamline processes, and changes you can make to reclaim your time and lead a more fulfilling life. Dan Martell (@danmartell) is a successful entrepreneur, investor, and best-selling author. He is also the managing partner of High Speed Ventures and the founder and CEO of SaaS Academy, the world's largest coaching program for high-performing founders of Software as a Service businesses. His new book is Buy Back Your Time: Get Unstuck, Reclaim Your Freedom, and Build Your Empire. Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/buy-time-dan-martell   Partner Deals  DeleteMe: 20% off removing your personal info from the web Kubera: 14 day trial of the world's most modern wealth tracker for $1 Shopify: $1/month trial for the easiest e-commerce platform Vuori: 20% off the most comfortable performance apparel I've ever worn   Selected Links From The Episode Dan Martell: Website | TikTok | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter  Resources Mentioned: Buy Back Your Time: Get Unstuck, Reclaim Your Freedom, and Build Your Empire All the Hacks Podcast: Managing Your Time to Get More Done with Laura Vanderkam Tranquility by Tuesday: 9 Ways to Calm the Chaos and Make Time for What Matters Coaching: SaaS Academy | EMyth Business Coach Task Manager/Operations: Superhuman | Motion | Notion | Trustworthy | 1Password Delivery Services: Instacart | Towne.io Service Platform: Taskrabbit Sleep/Activity Tracker: Oura Chris’s Recommendations: Pape Meat | ButcherBox   Full Show Notes Introduction to Dan Martell (00:00) Saving time, freeing it up, and buying it back (02:16) Time and energy audit (05:55) Understanding how you work, honoring your calendar, and learning when to schedule energy-depleting tasks (09:27) Maximizing efficiency by breaking down calendar tasks into several mini-tasks (14:04) Google Docs, calendars, and to-do lists (17:42) Life vision & RPM (20:31) Color-coding calendar hacks (22:55) Mindset: Common objections people have about the idea of buying back time (23:25) Leveling up in business: Trading time for money, money for time, and eventually money for money (27:29) Reducing expectations (30:00) Helping people value their time (34:02) Practical examples of how to buy back time (39:34) Administrative Assistant/House Manager/Virtual Assistant (56:02) Creating a family playbook (1:01:52) Trustworthy: Family operating system (1:05:34) Creating a frustration list (1:08:55) Designing your perfect week (1:11:19) Seven pillars of life (1:15:03) Relationships: Lessons learned from hiring a family coach (1:18:23) Buy Back Your Time: Get Unstuck, Reclaim Your Freedom, and Build Your Empire (1:24:30) Where to find Dan Martell (1:25:59)   Connect with All the Hacks All the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | Email Chris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
#97: Physician and entrepreneur, Jordan Shlain MD, joins Chris to discuss optimizing your health. They cover the pillars of longevity, how things like sleep, diet, and exercise affect your overall health, finding a new physician, what types of diagnostic tests to consider and more. Jordan Shlain MD (@drjordanshlain) is a primary care physician and the founder of Private Medical, a concierge medical practice focused on proactive prevention. He's also the Founder of Eat REAL, a non-profit organization aimed at helping school systems improve the quality of their school lunch programs and was previously the founder of HealthLoop, a platform to monitor and communicate with patients during the recovery process. Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/optimizing-health-jordan-shlain   Partner Deals  Inside Tracker: 20% off personalized wellness & nutrition plans backed by science MasterClass: Learn from the world's best and buy one get one free Athletic Greens: Free 1 year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs Rocket Money: Easily cancel your unused subscriptions   Selected Links From The Episode Dr. Jordan Shlain: LinkedIn | Podcast | Twitter Resources Mentioned: Inside Medicine Podcast: Unpacking Longevity: The Science of Feeling Young to Age 95 Jordan's Newsletter: The Physician Eat REAL Membership-Based Medicine: Private Medical | One Medical | MDVIP | ROAMD | Forward | Parsley Health Value-Based Primary Care Service: VillageMD Medical Testing: Quest Diagnostics | Ulta Lab Tests | InsideTracker | Invitae | OneOme | GRAIL | SomaLogic | Owlstone Medical Monitoring: Levels | Oura Report: U.S. Concierge Medicine Market Product: MI Paste   Full Show Notes Introduction to Dr. Jordan Shlain (00:00) The current state of the US healthcare system (01:09) Affordable Care Act and Accountable Care Organization (04:52) Taking a proactive approach to keeping yourself informed and optimized (09:25) Testing (10:26) MRI and MRA (11:34) Who are you? Baseline tests and panels to run to learn the state of your health (13:13) Information about inflammageing (14:08) Cancer test: Grail (15:06) Understanding your blood pressure (15:39) Tests for those who have a family history of heart disease or high cholesterol (16:13) Inside Tracker (17:29) Other testing companies available to consumers (17:58) Looking through the lens of safety and efficacy (20:47) Unpacking longevity (24:45) Hydration (26:26) Alcohol (28:27) Sleep, cortisol levels, and the glymphatic system (29:07) Diet (30:47) Exercise (32:40) Supplements, IV drips (33:25) Sugar and Dr. Shlain’s Eat Real non-profit organization (33:56) Connecting sugar intake with fiber (36:17) Consuming sweets in moderation across time (38:28) Glucose monitoring (39:34) Dr. Shlain’s take on supplements (41:17) Combatting dental issues with toothpaste (44:21) The How Are You framework (45:42) What is your trajectory? (48:12) High Cholesterol (53:31) Interpreting data and finding the right doctor (55:44) The importance of building long-term relationships with healthcare providers (60:00) Question to ask when interviewing a potential new physician (1:01:40) The rise of membership-based medicine (1:02:24) Investing in your health (1:03:30) Where to find Dr. Shlain (1:12:17)   Connect with All the Hacks All the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | Email Chris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
#96: Host Chris Hutchins tackles questions about earning points with your spouse, where to put cash savings, investing vs. paying down a mortgage, when to book hotels in the travel portal, saving money on data while traveling and much more. This episode is packed with many of the incredible insights that Chris has earned from his years optimizing his life! Full show notes at: https://www.allthehacks.com/listener-questions-7/   Partner Deals  Fabric: Affordable term life insurance for you and your family Vuori: 20% off the most comfortable performance apparel I've ever worn DeleteMe: 20% off removing your personal info from the web Athletic Greens: Free 1 year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs   Selected Links From The Episode All the Hacks Credit Card Site Cashback Comparison Extension Wealthfront Cash Account Why Rate Chasing Doesn’t Pay Brokered CDs (Vanguard | Schwab | Fidelity) Airalo eSim Shop Register for Chase Freedom Q1 Bonus   Full Show Notes Listener Wins (00:47) Listener Hacks (3:19) Paying down mortgage vs. investing (5:35) Where to put short/mid-term savings (8:06) Getting more points with your partner (14:45) Opening airline accounts (17:08) Booking hotels and flights in the portal (20:05) Points Transfers (22:49) Short on Miles (27:53) Review the PNC Points Card (30:39)   Travel Questions (32:46) Storing Photos (36:32)   Connect with All the Hacks All the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | Email Chris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
#95: Chris shares his top 10 learnings and takeaways from the past year of All the Hacks, which covers time management, personal finance, happiness, regret, negotiating, marriage, communication and more. He also recaps some of the top hacks he's learned this year and his top credit cards, based on real spending data. Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/top-lessons-hacks-credit-cards-2022   Partner Deals  Pacaso: Free early access to listings and $2,500+ in closing credits Rocket Money: Easily cancel your unused subscriptions Inside Tracker: 20% off personalized wellness & nutrition plans backed by science Daffy: Free $25 to give to the charity of your choice   Selected Links From The Episode Ramit’s 10 Money Rules Chris’ Wealthfront Referral Link Die With Zero Book Never Pay the First Bill Book   Credit Cards Mentioned All the Hacks Card Signup Page Amex Gold Chase Sapphire Reserve Chase Amazon Prime Visa CapitalOne VentureX Chase Ink Business Preferred CapitalOne Spark Cash Plus All the Hacks Episodes Mentioned Top Lessons 7 - Managing Your Time to Get More Done with Laura Vanderkam 82 - Goal Setting, Hacking Self-Discipline, and Finding Work-Life Balance with Brandon Turner 42 - Beating Inflation, Alternative Assets, and Simplifying Your Finances with Ben Carlson 9 - How to Live Your Rich Life with Ramit Sethi 17 - Mastering the Art of Negotiation with Kwame Christian 19 - Becoming a Better Investor with Andy Rachleff 36 - Bucket Lists, Audacious Goals and Living the Life You Want with Ben Nemtin 40 - The Power of Regret, Motivation and Good Timing with Dan Pink 74 - A Hospice Doctor‚Äôs Advice on Making the Most of Your Finances, Relationships and Time with Jordan Grumet, MD 43 - Why 50/50 Doesn't Work: A New Model for Happier Relationships with Nate & Kaley Klemp 46 - Mastering the Secret Language of Charismatic Communication with Vanessa Van Edwards 89 - Booking Flights with Points and All Things Award Travel with Tiffany Funk 85 - Building a Second Brain to Organize Your Digital Life with Tiago Forte 47 - Finding Happiness, Success and Deep Purpose with Arthur Brooks 91 - Die With Zero: Net Fulfillment Over Net Worth with Bill Perkins Top Hacks 39 - The Language and Actions of Great Leaders with David Marquet 57 - Living a Life of Excellence, Agility and Meaning with Navy SEAL Mike Hayes 90 - Work Tactics: Finding a Job, Negotiating Comp, Managing Up, Getting Promoted and More with Lenny Rachitsky 1 - Pro Travel Hacks for Every Aspect of Your Next Trip with Leigh Rowan 55 - Maximize Your Points: Stacking, Buyers Clubs, Redemption Hacks, and More with Julia Menez 66 - Rental Cars: Saving Money, Avoiding Fees and All the Secret Tricks with Jonathan Weinberg 25 - The Four Research-Backed Steps to Be Indistractable with Nir Eyal 52 - Hack Your Health (While Still Enjoying Life) with Liz Moody 34 - Hacking Healthcare, Prescriptions and Medical Bills with Marshall Allen 30 - Memory Hacks with World Champion Johannes Mallow 68 - Hosting Cocktail Parties, Building Relationships, Museum Hacks and Friends Newsletters with Nick Gray   Full Show Notes Takeaway 1: Time (1:36) Takeaway 2: Simplifying Finances (4:29) Takeaway 3: Negotiating (7:23) Takeaway 4: Regret (9:20) Takeaway 5: 80/80 Marriage (11:05) Takeaway 6: Charismatic Communication (12:29) Takeaway 7: Using Points (13:24) Takeaway 8: Second Brain (14:49) Takeaway 9: Net Fulfillment over Net Worth (15:57) Takeaway 10: Happiness (18:28) Best Hacks from 2022 (23:16) Travel Hacks (24:35) Health Hacks (26:02) Brain Hack (28:02) Party Hack (28:32) Top Credit Cards of 2022 (29:23)   Connect with All the Hacks All the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | Email Chris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
#94: Founder of Love and London, Jessica Dante, joins Chris to discuss all things London. They cover what to eat, see, do, and where to stay. Jessica also shares her favorite hidden gems, offers alternatives to overhyped tourist sites, and provides tips to experience the city like a true local. Then Chris provides a recap of his recent trip to London and walks through how to use use your points/miles for your next trip. Jessica Dante (@loveandlondon) founded the digital media company Love and London to share her love of London and make travel dreams a reality for others. Her mission is to provide tourists with unique ways to experience the city. Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/london-travel-jessica-dante   Partner Deals  Daffy: Free $25 to give to the charity of your choice DeleteMe: 20% off removing your personal info from the web Athletic Greens: Free 1 year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs Vuori: 20% off the most comfortable performance apparel I've ever worn   Selected Links From The Episode Love and London: YouTube | Website | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest Jessica Dante: Website | Instagram Love and London Resources: London 101 Guide London Pass guide Love and London Hotel and Accommodation Advice Video tour of the Shangri- La Hotel in The Shard Resources Mentioned: Afar: The World’s 10 Best Cities of 2023 Travel & Leisure: The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2023 Reviews and Ratings: Love and London | Booking.com | The Infatuation | Timeout All the Hacks Luxury Upgrade Program London Recommendations: North London: Hampstead Sites: Hampstead Heath | Kenwood House South London: Brixton East London: Shoreditch Sites: Adrian Boswell: Shoreditch Broccoli Street Art Man | Columbia Road Flower Market | Broadway Market  Dine/Drink: Bao Noodle Shop | Attendant Coffee Roasters | Jolene | Nightjar | Campania & Jones Accommodations: Mama Shelter West London: Notting Hill Central London: Covent Garden | Marylebone | Soho | South Bank | Westminster | Chinatown | Bermondsey Sites: Neal’s Yard | Neal’s Yard Remedies | Seven Dials | Tower of London: The Ceremony of the Keys | London Eye | Sky Garden Dine/Drink: Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels (CVS Wine Bar) | The Barbary | The Barbary Next Door | Seven Dials Food Market | Opium | The Bermondsey Beer Mile | Maltby Street Market | Paradise | Freedom Afternoon Tea: Fortnum & Mason | Ting | One Aldwych  Accommodations: Henrietta Hotel | Shangri-La The Shard | Cheval Collection Residences Other Dining Recommendations: Dishoom | Pizza Pilgrims | Franco Manca | Padella Theater: Punchdrunk's The Burnt City | Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap Navigation: Citymapper | Google Maps Transportation: Uber | Free Now | Tube | Bus (Including Night Busses) | Taxis & Minicabs Airport transportation from Heathrow: Elizabeth Line | Heathrow Express Chris's Recommendations Amazing London Airbnb  Free Now Airbnb's AirCover Guarantee  London Transport Museum Hamley's Natural History Museum Science Tea at The Ampersand Food/Drink: Dishoom | Borough Market | Ave Mario | Bancone | Opium | Mitre Lancaster Gate | Normah's | Seven Dials Food Market Map of Award Hotels in London London Award Hotel Articles: The Points Guy | One Mile at a Time | Upgraded Points All the Hacks Upgrade Program   Full Show Notes Due to the length of the resources shared above, the full list of topics and corresponding timestamps for this episode can be found at: https://allthehacks.com/london-travel-jessica-dante
#93: Today, I wanted to share a 2022 Holiday Gift Guide, with my favorite products, gifts and past purchases that might make good gift ideas this holiday season. Hope you enjoy! Written version of the 2022 Gift Guide: https://allthehacks.com/gifts Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/2022-holiday-gift-guide   Today's Sponsor StoryWorth: Share your family stories in a custom book (+ $10 off)   Gift Guide Links Home & Food Breville Tea Maker Trade Coffee (Deal: up to $50 off) Coravin Plum Wine Dispenser Toto Washlet (C5 and C2) Aesop Soap Whiskey River Soap Candles Paprika App Ooni Pizza Oven Tech, Gear & Clothes Vuori (Deal: 20% off your first order) Blunt Umbrella Microphones (ATR2100X, Shure MV7 and Røde PSA1) M2 Macbook Air Uplift Desk Goodr Sunglasses (Deal: free shipping) Health & Fitness Oura Ring Eight Sleep Pod Cover (Deal: $200 off) Inside Tracker (Deal: 20% off) Why We Sleep Peloton (Deal: $100 in free accessories) Family & Kids Lovevery (Deal: $20 off your subscription) StoryWorth (Deal: $10 off your first purchase) DeleteMe (Deal: 20% off) 1Password Aura Photo Frame Nugget Escape Room Rankings Board Games Coup Ticket to Ride Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 Codenames Jaipur Splendor Bohnanza 7 Wonders Duel Wingspan Learning All the Hacks Masterclass (Deal: two memberships for the price of one) Die with Zero 2 Hour Cocktail Party Vagabonding CozyMeal Cooking Classes Death & Co Cocktail Books (My favorite = Cocktail Codex) Travel AirTags Stokke JetKids BedBox Babyzen Yoyo (Deal: $50 off) Away Luggage (Deal: $20 off) Dagne Dover Bags (Deal: $20 off) Necker Island w/ Points Saving Money CashBackMonitor Rakuten (Deal: $30 free after your first purchase) RetailMeNot Savendeals CardCash   Full Show Notes Home & Food (4:59) Tech, Gear & Clothes (9:26) Health & Fitness (12:32) Family & Kids (15:06) Learning (21:47) Travel (24:17) Saving Money When You Shop (27:41)   Connect with All the Hacks All the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | Email Chris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
#92: Chris shares his list of the top year end optimizations to consider for your taxes, money, points and miles. That includes tax-loss harvesting, charitable deductions, retirement contributions and FSA/HSAs. It'll also cover taking advantage of all your annual credit card credits and perks. Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/year-end-money-taxes-points-2022   Partner Deals  Masterworks: VIP access to skip the waitlist Pacaso: Free early access to listings and $2,500+ in closing credits Rocket Money: Easily cancel your unused subscriptions Athletic Greens: Free 1 year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs Daffy: Free $25 to give to the charity of your choice   Selected Links From The Episode Taxes/Investing Gelt: Tax planning service (skip the waitlist!) Gelt Tax Guide: Tax Concepts Worth Knowing During a Recession All the Hacks Newsletter: All About Investing Part 2 Donor-Advised Fund Definition Daffy: $25 to towards a charity of your choice Tax-Loss Harvesting Wash-Sale Rule Series I Savings Bonds Opportunity Zone Investing Wealthfront: $5,000 managed free Grail test: Detect Cancer Early Augusta Rule: Tax Rules for Renting out Your Home Points/Miles/Credits FlyerTalk: Example Forum Page for Southwest Credits American Express Platinum: $200 Airline Credit | $200 Prepaid Hotels | $200 Dell | $50 Saks | $15/mo Uber ($35 in Dec) | $20/mo Digital Entertainment Saks Credit Ideas: Aesop and Mack Weldon Underwear Amex Gold: $10/mo Dining | $10/mo Uber Chase Sapphire Reserve: $300 Travel | $5/mo DoorDash | $10/mo Gopuff Capital One Venture X: $300 Travel Hilton Aspire: $250 Resort Credit | $250 Airline Credit | Annual Free Night | Complimentary Diamond Status | 150,000 point signup bonus   Full Show Notes Introduction to this week’s episode (00:00) Should you take the standard deduction or should you itemize? (1:25) Accelerating or deferring income (3:59) Charitable donations (4:56) Donating appreciated assets (5:37) Donor-advised fund (7:28) Tax-loss harvesting and common index fund pairing (8:39) Selling crypto at a loss/abandonment loss (10:57) Opportunity zone investing (14:40) I-Savings Bonds (15:17) Stock options/ISOs (16:45)   Retirement accounts (17:37) Contributing to a 529 account (19:38) Use up the money in your FSA account (20:37) Max out your HSA account (21:31) Energy efficiency upgrades (22:11) EV tax credit (23:12) Hired as a business vs a W-2 employee (23:27) Business owner tax optimizations (24:52) HSA/FSAs and the Augusta Rule (30:19) California municipal bonds (32:31) End-of-the-year housekeeping: points and miles (32:54) Chasing flight and hotel status (34:05) Taking advantage of benefits/upgrades/lounge access passes (35:14) Hotel, credit card, and airline credits (35:39) Credit card: travel credits (38:42) Benefits included with the American Express Hilton Aspire card (39:18) San Francisco event (40:47)   Connect with All the Hacks All the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | Email Chris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
#91: Hedge fund manager and author, Bill Perkins, joins Chris to talk about what it actually means to die with zero. They discuss why you should focus on net fulfillment in each stage of life, what types of experiences to prioritize, banking memory dividends, questions to ask yourself in order to make the best choices about spending your money, solving for maximum fulfillment, and so much more. Bill Perkins (@billperkins) is a successful hedge fund manager and energy trader whose mission is to guide people to focus on living their richest lives now. His book is Die with Zero: Getting All You Can from Your Money and Your Life. Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/die-with-zero-bill-perkins   Partner Deals  Inside Tracker: 20% off personalized wellness & nutrition plans backed by science MasterClass: Learn from the world's best and buy one get one free Daffy: Learn more about charitable tax savings with a special offer Vuori: 20% off the most comfortable performance apparel I've ever worn   Selected Links From The Episode All the Hacks is a Signal Awards finalist: Vote Now Connect with Bill Perkins: Instagram | Website | Twitter Die With Zero: Getting All You Can from Your Money and Your Life Wealthfront Financial Utopia Number Calculate your biological age: Inside Tracker Full-body MRI Scan: Prenuvo Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence All the Hacks Newsletter Hacking Healthcare: Saving Money and Pushing Back All the Hacks Podcast #40: The Power of Regret, Motivation and Good Timing with Daniel Pink Bill Perkins’ Saint Barthélemy Recommendations Beaches: Flamands Beach | Grand Cul de Sac Beach | Gouverneur Beach | Saline Beach | Shell Beach Hotels: Eden Rock | Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa Resturants: Nikki Beach | Shellona | Tamarin St. Barth Gustavia Shopping   Full Show Notes Introduction to Bill Perkins (00:00) Who is the target audience of Bill’s book? (01:36) Defining net fulfillment (02:43) Common misconceptions people have about retirement and spending (03:25) The declining utility of money (05:23) Anti-bucket list: bucketing things vs a bucket list (09:28) What are you saving for? (Memory dividend) (11:59) Remembering your bucketing experiences (18:38) Start investing in your experiences now (20:11) How far in advance should you bucket your experiences? (23:38) Advice for people in their 20s and 30s on what experiences to prioritize (26:12)   Chris’ backpacking trip (27:23) How to avoid getting caught in the hamster wheel (28:21) Principles of living an optimized life and the five whys (33:14) Bill’s advice to people who are contemplating a career upgrade (35:09) Solutions for people who are concerned about not having enough money later in life (38:55) Attach your efforts to your goals (39:54) Letting go of fear associated with failure (42:07) Reframing your mindset and minimizing future regrets (44:08) Do the bold thing (45:48) Determining the value of your time and fulfillment (46:55) Should you spend more money? Less money? (50:02) Estimating how much money you need, and when you can stop saving (54:46) Doing it now benefits you later (60:31) The Coke/Pepsi taste testing experiment (1:00:52) Deconstructing what you love about your job (1:41:07) Fire Movement (1:07:07) Building a model spreadsheet for net fulfillment and the downside of front-loading retirement (1:12:09) Getting past your habits and ego in exchange for more choices and opportunities (1:16:25) Habitually reviewing and readjusting your net worth goal (1:18:52) Solving for maximum fulfillment (1:22:20) Experiencing fulfilling opportunities and extending quantity and quality of life by practicing healthier habits (1:27:01) Thwarting many diseases and ailments through diagnostics (1:30:39) Bill Perkins’ Saint Barthélemy recommendations (1:35:28)
#90: Top podcast host, Lenny Rachitsky joins Chris to discuss work-related techniques for success. They talk about finding a job that aligns with your interests, ways to stand out and get noticed, nailing your interview, effectively negotiating your compensation, managing up, and strategies to getting promoted. Lenny Rachitsky (@lennysan), an engineer turned startup founder and former product manager at Airbnb is the creator of Lenny’s Newsletter and the wildly popular podcast, Lenny’s Podcast. Lenny is well-known as one of the top minds in the world when it comes to building product, driving growth, and helping people accelerate their careers. Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/work-lenny-rachitsky   Partner Deals  Daffy: Free $25 to give to the charity of your choice Pacaso: Free early access to listings and $2,500+ in closing credits Rocket Money: Easily cancel your unused subscriptions Athletic Greens: Free 1 year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs   Selected Links From The Episode Connect with Lenny Rachitsky: Twitter | Website | Podcast | Newsletter | TikTok Lenny’s Job Board Lenny’s Newsletter The 10 Commandments of Salary Negotiation How to Get Promoted Product Management Career Ladders Saying No Medium: What Seven Years at Airbnb Taught Me About Building a Business Lenny’s Talent Collective Airbnb Alumni Investing Syndicate: AirAngels Focus App: Centered Loom “State of Me” Email Template “Sprint” Template Podcasts: All the Hacks #37: The Surprising Habits of Backable People with Suneel Gupta #72: Increasing Productivity, Procrastinating Less and Living a Happier, Healthier Life with Ali Abdaal #63: Deep Work, Digital Minimalism and Becoming So Good They Can’t Ignore You with Cal Newport #7: Managing Your Time to Get More Done with Laura Vanderkam Books: Backable: The Surprising Truth Behind What Makes People Take a Chance on You Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity Lenny and Chris’ California Recommendations Cavallo Point Lodge Andy Goldsworthy's Wood Line  Fairfax Mount Tam Mountain Biking Fish Mill Valley Lumberyard Flour Craft Bakery   Full Show Notes Introduction to Lenny Rachitsky (00:00) Content that’s applicable outside of product management (01:37) Lenny’s Job Board (04:18) Reverse job search feature: “spotlight” (07:07) Four points to focus on when identifying your interests (07:42) Finding value in a variety of experiences (15:53) How to stand out and get noticed (17:43) Advice on how to nail an interview (24:42) Negotiating your salary and compensation (27:28) What to optimize for when working for a company (33:28) Finding the way to make an impact (34:43)   How to get promoted effectively (35:48) Finding the right balance and value of saying “no” (42:10) Being effective with your output so you can make the most significant impact (48:24) Deciding when it’s time to move on (52:11) Tips for structuring your free time (55:14) Experimenting with creation (56:53) Chris’ next steps (1:00:19) Managing up: keeping your manager aware of what you’re doing (1:00:52) Lenny and Chris’ California recommendations (1:02:56) Where to find Lenny Rachitsky online (1:05:21) Connect with All the Hacks All the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | Email Chris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
#89: Award travel pro Tiffany Funk joins Chris to talk about booking flights with miles, the advantages of having travel flexibility, the ins and outs of transferring points, ways to put your points and miles to good use, and the best sites/tools for booking award travel. Tiffany Funk (@tebfunk) is the co-founder and president of point.me, a one-stop tool for maximizing points and miles. She's also the Executive Director for the premium travel site One Mile at a Time. Having visited over 80 countries and written more than 300 travel blog posts, Tiffany ​​is one of the world’s top experts on airline award travel and loves sharing her passion with travelers on frequent flyer programs, earning and redeeming miles, and maximizing points. Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/award-travel-tiffany-funk   Partner Deals  Inside Tracker: $200 + 34% off personalized wellness & nutrition plans backed by science Daffy: Free $25 to give to the charity of your choice DeleteMe: 20% off removing your personal info from the web Vuori: 20% off the most comfortable performance apparel I've ever worn Point.me: First month for $1 with code ALLTHEHACKS   Selected Links From The Episode Connect with Tiffany Funk: Twitter | Website | LinkedIn One Mile at a time point.me (first month for $1 with code ALLTHEHACKS) Expert Flyer FlightsFrom Google Flights Loyalty Programs Aeroplan American Advantage Flying Blue United MileagePlus   Full Show Notes Introduction to Tiffany Funk (00:00) Award flights vs. redeeming points for cash back (01:31) General guideline to aim for when redeeming points through loyalty programs as opposed to a credit card portal (03:47) Determining the best value of your points (05:44) Tips for using points to purchase multiple tickets (09:12) Transferring points: where to start (15:18) Flexible points (20:46) The sweet spot for when to book a trip (25:01) The best use of points when you have flexibility (26:55) Things you can do with miles that you can’t do with money (27:58) Advantages of having a destination, itinerary, or dates that are flexible (29:19)   Amazing trips with better availability for someone with points (33:30) Using points on airlines vs. hotels (39:06) Why technology has made it difficult for people to use points for flights, and what to expect in the future (43:32) The secret to point.me’s success (45:33) How point.me works (51:09) How to save money on your first month of point.me membership (53:46) Chris’s airline search advice (55:04) Listener suggestion: find flights using FlightsFrom.com (56:08) Tiffany’s tool recommendations for reward travel (58:12) Married segment itineraries (59:47) How to get a good sense of how much a trip may cost (1:01:35) Hacks to reach your mileage goals (1:03:30) Chris addresses the issue of the difficulty in combining points for a trip and provides tips for getting around certain obstacles (1:06:26) Tiffany Shares Her Opinion on the Best Use of Your Points (1:11:59) How can point.me teach users to build better reward travel booking skills? (1:13:11) Tiffany’s Travel Recommendations (1:15:27) Connect with All the Hacks All the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | Email Chris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
#88: Tad Fallows joins Chris on this bonus episode to discuss teaching children about money and investing, allowances, college savings, and strategies you can use for investing in your children. Tad also shares his favorite real estate tax hack recommendations for Dallas, Texas and his favorite finance podcasts. Tad Fallows (@LongAngleHNW) is co-founder of Long Angle, a private digital community of highly successful young entrepreneurs and executives. He also cofounded iLab Solutions LLC, a global leader in cloud-based laboratory management software, which Agilent Technologies acquired in 2016. Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/bonus-tad-fallows   Selected Links From The Episode Connect with Tad Fallows: Twitter | Website | LinkedIn | Email Resources Mentioned M is for Money Mr. Money Mustache Reddit fatFIRE Podcasts Odd Lots Podcast Money For The Rest of Us Business of Family Tad Fallows’ Dallas Recommendations Katy Trail Ice House Dallas Symphony Orchestra   Full Show Notes Introduction to Tad Fallows (00:00) Instilling your children with financial knowledge and values without entitlement (03:38) Gifting your children with brokerage accounts to purchase individual shares of stocks (07:09) Teaching the value of money and charitable giving through allowances (08:39) Encouraging financial responsibility and reinforcing natural consequences to correct behaviors (09:04) College Savings and 529s vs. keeping money in a less restrictive place (10:17) Tax Hack: Become a Real Estate Professional (13:00) Resources Tad follows to stay current on investments and finances (14:07) Tad’s Dallas Recommendations (15:47) Connect with All the Hacks All the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | Email Chris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
#87: Tad Fallows, co-Founder of Long Angle, joins Chris to discuss the misconceptions of how high net worth investors spend and manage their money, whether they hire wealth managers and tax accountants, and how they might invest differently than conventional financial advice. They also do a deep dive on alternative assets and share their favorite house-buying hacks. Tad Fallows (@LongAngleHNW) is co-founder of Long Angle, a private online community of highly successful young entrepreneurs and executives. He also cofounded iLab Solutions LLC, a global leader in cloud-based laboratory management software, which Agilent Technologies acquired in 2016. Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/long-angle-tad-fallows Partner Deals  goodr: Free shipping on $25 stylish and comfortable sunglasses Rocket Money: Easily cancel your unused subscriptions Fabric: Affordable term life insurance for you and your family Masterworks: Up to $200 in free shares + VIP access to skip the waitlist   Selected Links From The Episode Connect with Tad Fallows: Twitter | LinkedIn | Email Long Angle Website 2022 Portfolio Allocation Benchmarking Study fatFIRE subreddit   Full Show Notes Introduction to Tad Fallows (00:00) The common misconception of how high-net-worth people spend and manage their money (01:49) How Long Angle, the global community for high-net-worth investors, was founded (03:01) What Tad has learned by talking to Long Angle members (05:21) Current (and potentially future) information available from the group (08:46) Hiring wealth managers and tax accountants (11:03) Benchmarking surveys (15:50) Trends regarding homeownership among the Long Angle group members (18:37) Why renting isn’t the worst thing in the world (20:45) Being aware of the economic environment when investing (22:39) Purchasing a home that has long been on the market, rebating commission, and other house-buying hacks (27:24)   Cash allocation and how the rich are investing differently than conventional financial advice (35:39) How the Long Angle communities invest in equities (more indices or individual stocks) (41:29) Characteristics of alternative investments (44:34) How the less liquidity of alternatives can be good and bad (46:16) The different classes of alternative investments (50:25) How to evaluate different alternative investments and who’s eligible to purchase them (63:13) What to for when deciding on an investment platform (1:08:08) How to find out more about Long Angle (1:16:53)   Connect with All the Hacks All the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | Email Chris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
#86: Host Chris Hutchins delves into the topic of vacation homes in today’s solo episode. He explores the pros and cons of vacation home options, including home rentals and exchanges, fractional ownerships, vacation real estate investment funds, and timeshares. Chris also discusses his family’s experience owning timeshare properties, shares special offers for All the Hacks listeners, and more. Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/vacation-homes   Partner Deals Pacaso: Free early access to listings and $2,500+ in closing credits Inside Tracker: 20% off personalized wellness & nutrition plans backed by science ButcherBox: High-quality meat, delivered to your door + Free Thanksgiving Turkey DeleteMe: 20% off removing your personal info from the web   Resources Mentioned Higher-End Vacation Home Rental sites AvantStay Wander (email hello@wander.com and mention All the Hacks to get $250 off) Haven In Villas of Distinction Vacation Home Rental sites Airbnb Vrbo Cabo Villas Home Exchange Home Exchange Love Home Swap People Like Us Third Home Couchsurfing My Place Fractional Ownership Pacaso My 5 Homes Private Residence Clubs The Orchard Timbers Resorts Vacation Real Estate Investment Funds Equity Residences Destination Clubs Inspirato Inspirato Pass Blog: Luxury Pass Reviews Exclusive Resorts Destination Club Comparison List: Sherpa Report Timeshares Rent or Buy Secondhand Red Week Tug2 Koala Day Passes to Resorts: Resort Pass Rent Private Pools: Swimply (<- $25 off)   Full Show Notes Introduction of vacation home episode (00:00) Where to find no-upfront-cost vacation home rentals, including higher-end properties (04:33) Home exchange: Chris breaks down the different types of stays you can choose from (06:41) Equity and non-equity: two categories of vacation property programs that require upfront investment (12:42) Fractional ownership (16:08) Vacation investment real estate funds (21:00) Destination clubs (23:42) Timeshares (32:15) Timeshare question: Are exchanges available for timeshare owners? (36:23) The downside of buying a timeshare from an existing owner (37:35) Chris’ takeaway on timeshares (39:39) Want to go to a nice place for the day or a few hours? Check out these two companies (40:58)   Connect with All the Hacks All the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | Email Chris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
#85: Tiago Forte joins Chris to talk about his proven method to build a "Second Brain" to organize your digital life. They discuss the best tools to use to collect and store information, why it's important to become more of a maker than a consumer, why the most common way people categorize information might not be the best and a lot more. Tiago Forte (@fortelabs) is one of the world's foremost experts on productivity. His cohort-based courses teach people around the world how timeless principles and the latest technology can revolutionize their productivity, creativity, and personal effectiveness. Tiago’s book is Building a Second Brain: A Proven Method to Organize Your Digital Life and Unlock Your Creative Potential Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/second-brain-tiago-forte   Partner Deals  Vuori: 20% off the most comfortable performance apparel I've ever worn MasterClass: Learn from the world's best with 15% off Fabric: Affordable term life insurance for you and your family Daffy: Donate for a chance to increase your contribution by $100 - $10,000   Selected Links From The Episode Connect with Tiago Forte: Website | Instagram | Twitter Tiago Forte’s Book Building a Second Brain: A Proven Method to Organize Your Digital Life and Unlock Your Creative Potential Resources Mentioned Your Resource Guide to Building a Second Brain Second Brain Case Study: Sleep Training an Infant Evernote Mobile App Readwise Zapier Notion  Twlets Otter.ai  Airr Miro Procreate Command E Apple Files Things Art of Accomplishment AssemblyAI Free Shipt Membership with Visa Cards Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity Wayfinding: The Science and Mystery of How Humans Navigate the World Dream Studio Course   Full Show Notes Introduction to Tiago Forte (00:00) How it all started (01:49) The three-part arc people go through as they build their Second Brain (02:43) Changing the focus from finding content to making things and using technology more effectively (05:04) The Four Steps of CODE (09:14) Capture: Saving 1% of the most insightful idea, quotes, takeaways, and thoughts (10:47) Capture tools (17:00) Tools to search across all of your saved information (26:09) Distinguishing between business and personal life mode in your organizational categories (28:39) The optimal way to organize your information (30:23) Tiago Forte’s PARA method: Projects, Areas, Resources, and Archives (33:33)   How to begin implementing the PARA method today (37:32) Organizing your email inboxes (38:23) Types of information to offload or to keep (45:32) Doing/acting vs. rote memorization (47:34) Thinking about your First Brain: primary use cases (49:04) Tiago’s acknowledgment hack (52:36) The role AI plays in our Second Brain (55:18) Tiago’s Mexico City recommendation (57:36)   Connect with All the Hacks All the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | Email Chris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
#84: Travel writer and author, Rolf Potts joins Chris to discuss time wealth, why that's such a vital topic in life and what anyone can take from the concept to travel more richly. They also talk about how to adapt to the changes in travel technology and still have amazing adventures, why Rolf once traveled for six weeks without luggage and what you can learn from that experiment, how leaving your phone behind or getting lost might create richer experiences, and why he thinks that as you get older, you can still have richer and fulfilling travels. Rolf Potts (@rolfpotts) is an esteemed travel writer, teacher, and author. He’s reported from more than 60 countries across six continents for publications like National Geographic Traveler, the New York Times Magazine, Sports Illustrated, National Public Radio, and the Travel Channel. His most recent book is The Vagabond's Way: 366 Meditations on Wanderlust, Discovery, and the Art of Travel Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/vagabonding-rolf-potts   Partner Deals  Masterworks: See my art portfolio and get VIP access to skip the waitlist Inside Tracker: 20% off personalized wellness & nutrition plans backed by science Trade Coffee: $30 off the best coffees that you can brew at home LinkedIn: Post your job for free and find the candidates your want faster   Selected Links From The Episode Connect with Rolf Potts: Website | Instagram | Twitter Books Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel The Vagabond's Way: 366 Meditations on Wanderlust, Discovery, and the Art of Travel Paris Writing Workshops No Baggage Challenge Blundstone AirTreks Podcast: Deviate 131: Kevin Kelly on travel Resources Mentioned  The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich Die With Zero: Getting All You Can from Your Money and Your Life Use this TikToker’s viral travel tip to find the best places to stay   Full Show Notes The book that played a role in an eight-month backpacking trip around the world (00:27) Common misconceptions about travel (02:14) Embracing the world and living your travel dreams (05:04) Travel Safety: shifting your mindset and not giving in to “clickbait” (06:03) Hacking hotel expenses and being open to setting the itinerary aside and making decisions along the way (07:40) Rolf shares how he learned to slow down and experience the pleasures of his travel destination (11:03) Time wealth: spending your money in a way that makes your life more fulfilling and improves your travel (12:45) Dangers of having arbitrary goals for net worth (16:27) Making your money, income, and interests a more active part of your life (19:43) How to figure out what you want (20:51)  Basic building block themes that affect the way Rolf lives his life (26:26) Strategies to employ when immersing yourself in a new place (29:19) Attitudes and rituals born of travel (34:08) Taking part in immersive cultural experiences close to home (35:44) How traveling with children can lead to new and unique experiences (37:37) Tips for families traveling with children (39:18) Slow travel: experience more by doing less (41:20) Participating in a home swap to be more authentically immersed while slow traveling (42:24) Creating memorable moments (47:24) Creating and checking items off a bucket list (48:02) Encountering unique experiences without having to travel halfway around the world (50:26) Lessons learned from traveling without baggage (54:01) Rolf Potts’ go-to travel items (57:09) Traveling without the distraction of technology (58:13) Cost-saving travel hacks (1:02:57) “Flâneuring” your way through a city (1:06:00) Where to find Rolf Potts online (1:08:22)   Connect with All the Hacks All the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | Email Chris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
#83: Host Chris Hutchins tackles questions about fighting jet lag, his favorite podcasts, cancel-for-any-reason travel insurance, virtual assistants, food planning, virtual credit card numbers and much more. This episode is packed with many of the incredible insights that Chris has earned from his years optimizing his life! Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/listener-questions-6   Partner Deals Vuori: 20% off the most comfortable performance apparel I've ever worn DeleteMe: 20% off removing your personal info from the web Rocket Money: Easily cancel your unused subscriptions ButcherBox: High-quality meat, delivered to your door + Free Thanksgiving Turkey   Resources Mentioned Timeshifter App Appointment Scanner Password Managers: 1Password, KeepassXC Taking Notes on Podcasts Family Operating System: Trustworthy Local Experiences: WithLocals, Peek, Airbnb Experiences CapitalOne Venture and VentureX Cards (75,000 point signup bonus) Virtual Credit Cards: Privacy.com, CapitalOne Eno Extension Paprika App Nick Gray’s Virtual Assistant Twitter Thread and Blog Post Favorite Podcasts The All-In Podcast Animal Spirits My First Million SmartLess The Daily PBS NewsHour Macro Voices The Tim Ferriss Show Rich Roll How to Take Over the World I Will Teach You To Be Rich The Colin and Samir Show   Full Show Notes Q: Which is better, Bora Bora or the Seychelles for an exotic vacation [05:00] Q: Hotel Strategies for Families of 5 (or more!?) [09:20] Q: Any hacks for booking a cruise? [10:46 ] Q: Should language barriers be a barrier for travel? [11:49] Q: Should I purchase travel insurance? [14:58] Q: How does Chris deal with jet lag? (Bonus: Tried and true strategies for combatting jet lag) [21:18] Q: Are guide-led group tours a worthwhile experience? [23:58] A really good airplane WiFi hack! If you travel often, don’t skip this part [26:19] Q: Is there a hack for setting up Global Entry appointments? Yes! AppointmentScanner [27:51] Using virtual credit cards to make online purchases [30:03] Q: How to set up my Trustworthy account for the easiest use by my family if I were to pass away? [31:51] What is the best password manager, preferably not stored in the cloud [35:03] What are Chris’ favorite podcasts? [39:09] How to take notes from a podcast [44:42] Building your own Peloton… and then later purchasing a Peloton [47:00] Food planning! How to hack the family kitchen? [48:50] Has Chris ever used a virtual assistant? [53:05] Recent developments regarding credit card providers offering cell phone insurance [54:20] How to know when you are taking optimization too far? [58:00]   Connect with All the Hacks All the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | Email Chris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
#82: Real estate investor and author, Brandon Turner, joins Chris to discuss how he's managed to be successful and still prioritize friends, family, and quality of life. They talk about working with a performance coach, hacking self-discipline, goal-setting, ways to make money matter through business and Brandon's top Maui recommendations. Brandon Turner (@BeardyBrandon) is a podcaster, author and real estate investor with a portfolio of >7,000 properties. Having hosted the BiggerPockets podcast with over 100 million downloads, Brandon is widely recognized as one of the foremost experts on real estate investing. He is also the best-selling author of several books and the founder and of Open Door Capital. Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/performance-brandon-turner   Partner Deals  Inside Tracker: 20% off personalized wellness & nutrition plans backed by science goodr: Free shipping on $25 stylish and comfortable sunglasses Fabric: Affordable term life insurance for you and your family DeleteMe: 20% off removing your personal info from the web   Selected Links From The Episode Connect with Brandon Turner: Website | Newsletter | Twitter Brandon Turner’s Resources Books The Book on Investing In Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down: Real Life Strategies for Investing in Real Estate Using Other People's Money The Book on Rental Property Investing: How to Create Wealth With Intelligent Buy and Hold Real Estate Investing The Intention Journal: The powerful, research-backed planner for achieving your big investing goals in just ninety days eBooks: How the Rich Pay No Income Tax | How to Invest $100,000 in Real Estate Open Door Capital Bigger Pockets The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth About Extraordinary Results From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life Performance Coaching Jason Drees Tony Robbins  Strategic Coach Below The Line Podcast Loom: Async Video Messaging for Work  All the Hacks Podcast Episodes Finding Happiness, Success and Deep Purpose with Arthur Brooks Brandon’s Maui Recommendations Monkeypod Kitchen Maui Brewing Company Moku Roots Tin Roof Maui Black Rock | Maui Cliff Diving Lava fields Wailea Big Beach | Little Beach Road to Hana   Full Show Notes Adjusting your mindset to achieve your ideal life (01:17) Key to an amazing relationship: scheduling a goal-setting retreat with your spouse (3:05) Achieving relational, fitness, and business success by setting specific goals (4:57) Strategies to hack your self-discipline and attain maximum productivity (8:19) What a performance coach brings to the table (16:44) Where to find a performance coach (19:00) Brandon’s “Starbucks” Strategy (21:34) Finding the balance between pursuing audacious business goals and prioritizing quality family time (23:58) Strategies Chris uses to prioritize his work/life balance (27:15)   Learning to drop the “right” balls and establish boundaries (30:24) Brandon's perspective on reading books and information about his text message newsletter (36:46) Reading every book as if you are going to teach it (38:11) Making money matter: why philanthropy has become a bigger focus in Brandon's life (39:35) Philanthropy: ways to make money matter through business (41:56) Brandon’s Maui recommendations (43:33) Where to find Brandon Turner online (46:56)   Connect with All the Hacks All the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | Email Chris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
#81: Professional decision-maker, Annie Duke, joins Chris to talk about making better decisions. They discuss why learning the difference between luck and the quality of decisions is so important and how that can improve your life and your career, ways to improve your quitting skills, and what forces work against good quitting behavior. They also cover why so many people struggle with the decision to walk away, how to use kill criteria to determine when to quit a project, a job, or some other endeavor, and a lot more. Annie Duke (@AnnieDuke) is a best-selling author and professional decision strategist. Her 2018 bestseller, Thinking in Bets, has helped countless people make better decisions, and her latest book is Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away. Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/decision-making-annie-duke   Partner Deals  Vuori: 20% off the most comfortable performance apparel I've ever worn MasterClass: Learn from the world's best with 15% off Pacaso: Free early access to listings and $2,500+ in closing credits   Selected Links From The Episode Connect with Annie Duke: Website | Twitter Annie Duke’s Resources: Books: Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices All the Hacks Podcast: FOMO, FOBO and How To Make Great Decisions with Patrick McGinnis Resources Mentioned:  Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance Astro Teller on Moonshots for Alphabet's X (Monkeys and pedestals 25:08) Knowns vs Unknowns — Are you building a successful company or just typing?   Full Show Notes Learning to distinguish between luck and the quality of your decisions and two ways to improve the quality of decision-making (1:20) Improving the quality of your decisions and increasing the probability of a positive outcome when hiring (5:44) Understanding and learning to calculate the base rate (9:11) Gathering independent viewpoints to improve the quality of your information in both professional and personal situations (13:29) Explicitly permitting others to share their honest opinions and critical feedback (21:08) Understanding how the Sunk Cost Fallacy influences your decision-making and learning to shift your mindset (28:00) Utilizing advanced planning, kill criteria, and stop-loss orders (30:12) Example of the kill criteria (32:02) The importance of having a qualified quitting coach, and what to look for when choosing one (33:24)   Base rates: thinking about everything in life as a bet and making the implicit, explicit (41:49) The side-effects of making things explicit (47:35) Dealing with the emotional angst that comes with decision-making (51:41) Employing the menu decision strategy (54:41) What makes quitting such a difficult decision? (58:31) Astro Teller’s mental model: monkeys and pedestals (1:04:55) Figuring out the known unknowns (1:07:01) Where to find Annie Duke online (1:07:57) Connect with All the Hacks All the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | Email Chris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
#80: Real estate investor and author, Brandon Turner, joins Chris to discuss investing in real estate. They discuss who should invest, how people can get started, real estate tax strategies, house hacking, the four wealth generators of real estate and much more. Brandon Turner (@BeardyBrandon) is a podcaster, author and real estate investor with a portfolio of >7,000 properties. Having hosted the BiggerPockets podcast with over 100 million downloads, Brandon is widely recognized as one of the foremost experts on real estate investing. He is also the best-selling author of several books and the founder and of Open Door Capital. Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/real-estate-brandon-turner   Partner Deals  Inside Tracker: 20% off personalized wellness & nutrition plans backed by science LinkedIn: Post your job for free and find the candidates your want faster Trade Coffee: $30 off the best coffees that you can brew at home DeleteMe: 20% off removing your personal info from the web Pacaso: Free early access to listings and $2,500+ in closing credits   Selected Links From The Episode Connect with Brandon Turner: Website | Newsletter | Twitter Brandon Turner’s Resources: Books Bigger Pockets Article: House Hacking: A Beginners Guide to Hack Your Housing and Live for Free All the Hacks Podcast: Protect Your Family, Mitigate Taxes and Preserve Your Wealth with Patrick Hicks and Mani Mahadevan Resources Mentioned:  Credits Cards with 3-4x points on ad spend American Express Business Gold Chase Ink Business Preferred The Everything Guide to House Hacking: Your Step-by-Step Guide Investment Calculator Fundrise Pacaso Events Bigger Pockets Events Meetup   Full Show Notes Brandon shares his points story (2:01) The two things that occupy 100% of Brandon’s head space (3:02) Should everyone invest in real estate? (3:54) Ways to get into real estate (5:35) Investing in real estate without moving (10:37) Four wealth generators of real estate (11:50) Tax strategies for real estate investments (15:30) Investing in real estate vs. investing in the market (19:47) REITs as a form of real estate investing (23:27)   How investing works with Open Door Capital (24:13) Finding property that can be bumped up in value immediately (27:31) Buying property to flip (28:47) How the current market affects what the average person should be doing in real estate (31:02) How interest rates affect landlords (33:12) Considering an adjustable rate mortgage in today’s market (34:13) Should the average person invest in a syndicate? (36:15) Hiring a property manager (38:56) Chris’ analog to hiring a property manager: interviewing au pairs (40:52) Applying strategies that work to all areas of your life (42:07) Owning vs. renting (44:48) Brandon's opinion on vacation homes and timeshares (45:18) How to learn the nuances of investing in real estate (48:31) Resources to dive deeper into real estate investing (50:26) Connect with All the Hacks All the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | Email Chris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
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Chaim Rogin

yes please do the episode about card applications!! How often to apply, how many at once etc.

Sep 9th
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Kaden Cruz

They really told me to cut Netflix and cook. Idk why I expected more than the obvious.

Jun 9th
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Alina L

silicone bib! all you need is one and u just rinse it:)

May 9th
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