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All the Hacks

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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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.

Build Rapport, Master Conversational Skills and Learn Anything From Anyone with Andrew Warner

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#79: Entrepreneur and author, Andrew Warner, joins Chris to talk about ways to become a better, more exciting conversationalist. They discuss why this is a skill everyone should master and learn what most people get wrong about how they ask questions. Andrew shares ways to improve the kinds of questions you ask and how to build rapport with people you have just met.

Andrew Warner(@AndrewWarner) is an entrepreneur and host of the hit startup podcast, where, 2,000+ episodes, he uncovers the secrets of the world’s best founders. After building two startups of his own, he started Mixergy, a place where successful people teach ambitious upstarts through interviews, courses, masterclasses, and events. His book is Stop Asking Questions: How to Lead High-Impact Interviews and Learn Anything from Anyone.

Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/interviews-andrew-warner

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/OFwB4GgO9Ag

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ButcherBox: High-quality meat, delivered to your door + 2 Free NY Strips/Lobster

Vuori: 20% off the most comfortable performance apparel I've ever worn

MasterClass: Learn from the world's best with 15% off

BlockFi: Exclusive bonus of up to $250 free

Selected Links From The Episode

Connect with Andrew Warner: Website | Twitter

Andrew Warner’s Resources:

Podcast Episodes Mentioned:

Resources Mentioned: 

Full Show Notes

Becoming a better conversationalist: instead of asking questions, use “magical phrases” [1:38]

Andrew explains why he wrote his book [3:25]

Learning to project confidence and direct the conversation during a job interview [4:02]

Questions to ask yourself when preparing for an upcoming conversation [5:50]

How to prepare yourself for conversations with people you don’t know [7:52]

Keeping a Google doc of techniques for having better conversations, and why you should join the resistance [10:02]

Methods to get guarded people to be more open [13:30]

Examples of positive tangible outcomes [18:08]

Using conversational tactics outside of a business setting [19:36]  

Becoming more of a learner and less of a know-it-all [20:43]

How to shift a conversation to find an overlap of interests  [24:11]

Studying conversation transcripts to improve your conversational skills (and how to get consent to record) [26:53]

Becoming a better conversationalist by practicing with people you’re not as concerned about [33:40]

How vulnerability can be valuable [38:22]

Seeking permission to ask uncomfortable questions [39:37]

How to follow up with someone after you’ve built a relationship [43:54]

Andrew's advice about listener engagement [47:53]

A “No” is good [52:33]

How you can help All The Hacks [54:03]

Andrew’s feedback for Chris [55:23]

Where to Find Andrew Warner online [57:40]

Library App Resources [58:00]

Partners

ButcherBox

ButcherBox makes it easy to get high-quality, humanely raised meat that you can trust. They deliver delicious, grass-fed beef, free-range organic chicken; heritage-breed pork, and wild-caught seafood directly to your door. You can pick a curated box or customize your own. And I'll save you some time, I compared the prices to what I can get locally at Whole Foods and Safeway and ButcherBox is a better deal.

To get two 10 oz New York strip steaks and 8 oz of lobster claw and knuckle meat FREE in your first order + a $10 coupon, go to allthehacks.com/butcherbox

Vuori

Vuori is a new and fresh perspective on performance apparel. Perfect if you are sick and tired of traditional, old workout gear. Everything is designed to work out in, but doesn’t look or feel like it. The product is incredibly versatile and can be used for just about any activity like running, training, swimming, yoga; but also great for lounging or weekend errands.

To get the most comfortable and versatile clothing on the planet with 20% off your first purchase (plus free shipping on any US order over $75 and free returns) visit allthehacks.com/vuori

MasterClass

With MasterClass, you can learn from the world’s best minds - anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace. With over 100 classes from a range of world-class instructors like Steph Curry, Richard Branson and Martin Scorsese, that thing you’ve always wanted to do is way closer than you think. When I signed up a few years ago, I jumped straight into an amazing cooking class by Thomas Keller that has totally leveled up my skills in the kitchen. I also really enjoyed FBI Hostage Negotiator, Chris Voss' class on the art of negotiation.

With every class I've taken I'm blown away by the depth of knowledge the instructors have and the quality of the experience. I highly recommend you check it out. Get unlimited access to every MasterClass and 15% off an annual membership at allthehacks.com/masterclass

BlockFi

If you're interested in Crypto, BlockFi is one of the best ways to get started, letting you easily buy, sell and store your crypto assets. After signing up and linking your bank account, you can instantly trade a variety of cryptocurrencies and store them all in a secure wallet that lets you control and transfer your holdings however you want. You can also set up recurring transfers so you can dollar cost average your crypto investments over time.

Or if you want another way to put your crypto investing on autopilot, there's the BlockFi Crypto Rewards Credit Card. While 1.5% cash back isn't the best in the market, that cash back is automatically invested into Bitcoin, Ethereum or whatever cryptocurrency you want. If you want to check out BlockFi, you can get an exclusive bonus of up to $250 free when you sign at allthehacks.com/blockfi

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Chris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn

Sep 21 2022

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Action List: Everything You Can Do To Protect Your Identity, Accounts, Credit and Family.

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#78: In this episode, Chris breaks down the specific actions you can take to protect yourself and your family online. That includes protecting your devices, credit, financial accounts, logins and more. Additionally he covers finding and removing all your personal data from the web. It also includes a brief conversation with Rob Shavell (@robshavell) from DeleteMe about why it's so hard to find and remove your personal info from the internet.

Full Show Notes: https://www.allthehacks.com/security-action-list

Partner Deals

Pacaso: Free early access to listings and $2,500+ in closing credits

Athletic Greens: Free 1 year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs

BlockFi: Exclusive bonus of up to $250 free

DeleteMe: 20% off removing your personal info from the web

Selected Links From The Episode

Protecting Your Devices

Logins

Credit + Financial Accounts

Removing Personal Info

Full Show Notes

Protecting your devices (1:23)

Securing your logins and passwords (5:30)

Locking down your credit and financial accounts (15:58)

Removing your personal data online (21:01)

Interview with Rob Shavell from DeleteMe (25:18)

Protecting your home and home address (39:54)


Sponsors

Pacaso

Pacaso is the modern way to buy and own a second home in over 40 world-class destinations. Each home is set up in an LLC, so you can buy as little as 1/8 of the property. And then Pacaso handles everything, from expert interior design to ongoing management, dedicated local support, and equitable, app-based scheduling – making ownership simple and turnkey.

To get a free Pacaso Access account, which includes early access to new listings and up to $10,000 in credit towards closing costs, go to allthehacks.com/pacaso

DeleteMe

DeleteMe is a simple subscription, privacy service for reducing unwanted personal information exposed on the public Web. They’ll remove your cell phone #, address, email, family members and more from hundreds of data broker websites and then continuously scan for new data that shows up and get that removed as well. On average DeleteMe finds and removes over 2,000 pieces of data for a customer in their first two years.

Get 20% off a plan for you or your entire family at allthehacks.com/deleteme

BlockFi

This episode is brought to you by BlockFi. If you're interested in Crypto, BlockFi is one of the best ways to get started, letting you easily buy, sell and store your crypto assets. After signing up and linking your bank account, you can instantly trade a variety of cryptocurrencies and store them all in a secure wallet that lets you control and transfer your holdings however you want. You can also set up recurring transfers so you can dollar cost average your crypto investments over time.

Or if you want another way to put your crypto investing on autopilot, there's the BlockFi Crypto Rewards Credit Card. While 1.5% cash back isn't the best in the market, that cash back is automatically invested into Bitcoin, Ethereum or whatever cryptocurrency you want. If you want to check out BlockFi, you can get an exclusive bonus of up to $250 free when you sign at allthehacks.com/blockfi

Athletic Greens

Athletic Greens is a foundational nutrition drink designed to remove the friction from covering the daily nutritional needs of a modern diet. It combines more than 9 essential nutrition products into one convenient and great-tasting drink, giving you an easy and efficient way to get your daily multivitamin, multimineral, probiotic, prebiotic, functional greens blend, immune support complex and more. It contains no GMOs, no harmful ingredients and no artificial colors or sweeteners.

Right now, Athletic Greens is going to give you a free 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D and 5  free travel packs with your first purchase at allthehacks.com/athleticgreens


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Sep 16 2022

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Cybersecurity and Protecting Yourself from Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves with Adam Levin

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#77: Cybersecurity expert, Adam Levin, joins Chris to discuss all things cybersecurity, privacy, identity theft, and fraud. They cover how to avoid becoming a victim of online scams, ways to ​​effectively monitor your credit, managing the damages of identity incidents and methods to protect your personal information online. 

Adam Levin (@Adam_K_Levin) is a consumer affairs advocate and cofounder of Credit.com and CyberScout. His mission is to educate consumers, businesses, law enforcement officials and lawmakers about consumer privacy, identity management, and protection. Adam’s weekly cybersecurity podcast is What The Hack and his critically acclaimed book is Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves.

Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/cybersecurity-adam-levin

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/gTGIa3fwmsk

Partner Deals 

DeleteMe: 20% off removing your personal info from the web

Daffy: Free $25 to give to the charity of your choice

Goodr: Free shipping on $25 stylish and comfortable sunglasses

Inside Tracker: 20% off personalized wellness & nutrition plans backed by science

Selected Links From The Episode

Connect with Adam Levin: Website | Twitter

Adam Levin’s Resources::

Resources Mentioned: 

Full Show Notes

The importance of protecting yourself online with secure passwords and keeping your phone numbers private   [1:28]

Protecting yourself from SIM swapping: the fundamental basics [3:27]

Lie like a superhero when setting up security questions [6:23]

Protecting your credit identity [7:29]

The three M’s: minimize, monitor, manage [9:19]

Six ways to ​​effectively monitor your credit activity [9:50]

Should you pay for credit monitoring and reporting services? [14:04]

Managing the damage of identity incidents [14:58]

Deciding if you need help from an expert [15:34]  

Credit monitoring service resources [17:26]

Stolen SSN: what is your liability? [20:12]

Different levels of identity theft and the evolution of the blame game [23:11]

Criminal identity theft: are there services available to avoid becoming a victim? [26:28]

How to avoid falling for online scams [28:20]

More advice about online security, protecting your financial identity, and avoiding scams [31:25]

Minimizing your risk: how to function as safely as possible in a “surveillance economy” [41:19]

Chris shares methods he uses to protect his personal information and financial identity online [49:21]

Hardware security keys vs. Google Authenticator or other apps [50:52]

Adam and Chris discuss the importance of safely storing written passwords and share more ways to remove personal information from the internet [52:08]

Using Google Voice as a secondary phone number and protecting yourself from being scammed [53:39]

Are VPNs necessary? [55:44]

Protecting yourself by limiting or disabling location services [57:32]

Regularly auditing authorizations from other accounts [59:24]

Adam’s message to those who are anxious about security breaches [1:02:21]

Where to find Adam Levin online [1:08:46]

Partners

DeleteMe

DeleteMe is a simple subscription, privacy service for reducing unwanted personal information exposed on the public Web. They’ll remove your cell phone #, address, email, family members and more from hundreds of data broker websites and then continuously scan for new data that shows up and get that removed as well. On average DeleteMe finds and removes over 2,000 pieces of data for a customer in their first two years.

Get 20% off a plan for you or your entire family at allthehacks.com/deleteme

InsideTracker

InsideTracker provides a personalized plan to improve your metabolism, reduce stress, improve sleep, and optimize your health for the long haul. It's created by leading scientists in aging, genetics, and biometrics. They analyze your blood, DNA, and fitness tracking data to identify where you’re optimized—and where you’re not. With InsideTracker you’ll get a daily Action Plan with personalized guidance on the right exercise, nutrition, and supplementation for your body.

For a limited time, you can get 20% off at allthehacks.com/insidetracker

Daffy

Daffy is a not-for-profit community built around a new modern way to give, with a mission to help people be more generous, more often. Daffy makes it so much easier to put money aside for charity. You can make your tax deductible contributions all at once. Or you can set aside a little each week or month. Then anytime in the future, you can give to more than one and a half million charities, schools, and faith-based organizations in a matter of seconds.

So you can separate the decision to give (and get your tax deduction) from deciding exactly which organization you want to support and when. My favorite part is that you can invest your contributions to your Daffy account so they can grow tax-free to let you have even more impact in the future. To start giving today and get your free $25 to give to the charity of your choice, go to allthehacks.com/daffy

Goodr

Goodr makes $25 active sunglasses that don’t slip, don’t bounce, and are 100% polarized. They’re lightweight, stylish and comfortable. I love my Goodrs and have been wearing them everywhere, from running to hiking, just hanging out or watching the sunset. Also, because they’re so affordable I never worry about losing or breaking them.

To get free shipping and a 30-day money back guarantee go to allthehacks.com/goodr

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Sep 14 2022

1hr 10mins

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Credit Cards Points and Miles Q&A (Best Cards, Top Bonuses, Earning on a Budget, Points Apps and More)

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#76: Host Chris Hutchins tackles questions all about credit cards, points and miles. From his favorite credit cards (and two card combos) to racking up points on a small budget, preventing points from expiring, redeeming points, tools and services to manage your points, and what happens to your points when you die. 

Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/listener-questions-5

All the Hacks Newsletter: https://allthehacks.com/email

Partner Deals

Pacaso: Free early access to listings and $2,500+ in closing credits

Vuori: 20% off the most comfortable performance apparel I've ever worn

BlockFi: Exclusive bonus of up to $250 free

Dry Farm Wines: Get an extra bottle of extraordinary natural wine for just 1¢

Links

All the Hacks Newsletter: Sign up

Favorite Cards

Top Signup Bonuses

Other Cards Mentioned

Top Business Card Bonuses

Resources

Deals

Full Show Notes

Q: Best Credit Cards [2:45]

  • Chase [4:07]
  • Citi and CapitalOne [6:39]
  • Amex [9:18]

Q: Accruing points in one place [10:23]

Q: Best Signup Bonuses [11:25]

Q: Best card for visiting kid in college [16:55 ]

Q: Cards for big upcoming expenses [18:29]

Q: Best Family Card [21:08]

Q: Best Business Cards [21:43]

Q: Using authorized users to build credit [23:41]

Q: How to meet minimum spend requirements [25:21]

Q: Earning miles on foreign carrier [28:13]

Q: How do you earn so many points? [29:05]

Q: Do points expire? [31:52]

Q: What happens to your points if you die? [36:56]

Q: Utilizing points for a large group  [40:14]

Q: Best transfer partners [42:55]

Q: What’s your points tool stack? [44:01]

Q: How far in advance do you book to get the best deal? [47:54]

Latest Deals [51:32]

Sponsors

Pacaso

Pacaso is the modern way to buy and own a second home in over 40 world-class destinations. Each home is set up in an LLC, so you can buy as little as 1/8 of the property. And then Pacaso handles everything, from expert interior design to ongoing management, dedicated local support, and equitable, app-based scheduling – making ownership simple and turnkey.

To get a free Pacaso Access account, which includes early access to new listings and up to $10,000 in credit towards closing costs, go to allthehacks.com/pacaso

Vuori

Vuori is a new and fresh perspective on performance apparel. Perfect if you are sick and tired of traditional, old workout gear. Everything is designed to work out in, but doesn’t look or feel like it. The product is incredibly versatile and can be used for just about any activity like running, training, swimming, yoga; but also great for lounging or weekend errands.

To get the most comfortable and versatile clothing on the planet with 20% off your first purchase (plus free shipping on any US order over $75 and free returns) visit allthehacks.com/vuori

BlockFi

This episode is brought to you by BlockFi. If you're interested in Crypto, BlockFi is one of the best ways to get started, letting you easily buy, sell and store your crypto assets. After signing up and linking your bank account, you can instantly trade a variety of cryptocurrencies and store them all in a secure wallet that lets you control and transfer your holdings however you want. You can also set up recurring transfers so you can dollar cost average your crypto investments over time.

Or if you want another way to put your crypto investing on autopilot, there's the BlockFi Crypto Rewards Credit Card. While 1.5% cash back isn't the best in the market, that cash back is automatically invested into Bitcoin, Ethereum or whatever cryptocurrency you want. If you want to check out BlockFi, you can get an exclusive bonus of up to $250 free when you sign at allthehacks.com/blockfi

Dry Farm Wines

Dry Farm Wines is my new favorite way to find great wines that are sustainably produced and leave me feeling better the next day. They source all their wines according to the world’s strictest criteria: They're organically grown, sugar free, low alcohol, lab tested for purity, grown on small, family farms and keto & paleo approved. And every bottle is protected by their 100% happiness promise, so if you don’t love it, they’ll replace or refund it.

Every box is shipped directly to your door, free of charge and you can get extra bottle in your first box for just 1¢ at allthehacks.com/wine

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Sep 07 2022

53mins

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Building Wealth, Engineering a Layoff and Living Life on Your Own Terms with the Financial Samurai

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#75: Financial Samurai and bestselling author, Sam Dogen, joins Chris to discuss ways to maximize wealth-building and live life on your own terms. They cover Sam’s 70/30 rule for decision making, how Sam engineered his own layoff and the principles you can use to do it yourself, how real estate can be a significant source of passive income, and why we should all consider having our own online real estate, small business, or side hustle.

Sam Dogen (@financialsamura) engineered his own layoff after working for 13 years in corporate america and created Financial Samarai, one of the largest independently-owned personal finance sites in the world. His Wall Street Journal bestselling book is Buy This, Not That: How to Spend Your Way to Wealth and Freedom.

Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/financial-samurai-sam-dogen

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/gTGIa3fwmsk

Partner Deals 

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

BlockFi: Exclusive bonus of up to $250 free

Wren: 10 extra trees planted in your name

Pacaso: Free early access to listings and $2,500+ in closing credits

Selected Links From The Episode

Connect with Sam Dogen: Financial Samurai | Twitter

Sam Dogen’s Books:

Resources Mentioned: 

Podcasts Mentioned:

Travel Recommendations:

  • Malaysia
  • Angkor Wat, Cambodia
  • Southeast Asia
  • Majorca, Spain
  • Amsterdam

Full Show Notes

The point of financial optimizations: why money isn’t the end goal [1:43]

Engineering a layoff and choosing an alternate career path [3:30]

Negotiating severance pay and differentiating between the WARN Act and severance [5:53]

Sam shares the core principle he’s held since middle school [12:36]

Thinking in probabilities and not absolutes: Sam’s 70/30 rule [14:19]

How to earn passive income by having real estate as part of your portfolio [20:15]

Why it makes sense to choose an adjustable-rate mortgage [26:59]

Strategies for success when purchasing vacation properties and lessons learned about forecasting your income [33:04]

Online real estate: the importance of “planting your flag” on the internet [36:34]  

Venture Capital: what is VC and how does it work? [38:27]

Personal, financial, and tax benefits of running a business [45:12]

Choosing a retirement plan and health insurance as a business owner [48:24]

Thoughts about financial independence and advice about how to manage finances when bringing a partner or spouse into your business [52:21]

Reasons to live in an area with the country’s highest income taxes [54:33]

Sam's travel recommendations [57:58]

What to see and do in Malaysia [59:35]

Chris shares his experience trying to use an ATM in Malaysia during his 8-month backpacking trip [1:01:13]

Contributing to your child’s 529 college savings plan [1:02:48]

Deciding which educational route to take: public vs. private education [1:05:05]

Where to find Sam Dogen online [1:07:43]

Partners

Trade Coffee

Trade is a coffee subscription service that partners with top independent roasters and sends the best coffees in the country direct to your home, on your schedule. Their coffee is so good because they have a team of experts taste testing hundreds of coffees from across the U.S. every month – to curate over 450 exceptional coffees that make the cut.

So if you want to support small businesses and brew the best cup of coffee you’ve ever made, try Trade Coffee and get $30 off your first order plus free shipping at allthehacks.com/trade

BlockFi

This episode is brought to you by BlockFi. If you're interested in Crypto, BlockFi is one of the best ways to get started, letting you easily buy, sell and store your crypto assets. After signing up and linking your bank account, you can instantly trade a variety of cryptocurrencies and store them all in a secure wallet that lets you control and transfer your holdings however you want. You can also set up recurring transfers so you can dollar cost average your crypto investments over time.

Or if you want another way to put your crypto investing on autopilot, there's the BlockFi Crypto Rewards Credit Card. While 1.5% cash back isn't the best in the market, that cash back is automatically invested into Bitcoin, Ethereum or whatever cryptocurrency you want. If you want to check out BlockFi, you can get an exclusive bonus of up to $250 free when you sign at allthehacks.com/blockfi

Wren

Wren makes it easy to calculate your personal carbon footprint based on your lifestyle then offset with a monthly subscription that funds projects to plant trees, protect rainforests, sequester CO2, and more. Signing up for Wren is an easy way to do something meaningful about the climate crisis and I love that they share monthly updates on all the projects you’re funding. You can even see the exact coordinates of the trees you planted.

To sign up and get 10 extra trees planted in your name, go to allthehacks.com/wren

LinkedIn

LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. You can ceate a free job post in minutes to reach the world’s largest professional network of over 810 million people. Simple tools, like screening questions, make it easy to focus on candidates with just the right skills and experience so you can quickly prioritize who you’d like to interview and hire. It's why small businesses rate LinkedIn jobs, number one in delivering quality hires versus leading competitors.

Every week, nearly 40 million job seekers visit LinkedIn, so post your job for free at allthehacks.com/linkedin

Terms and conditions apply

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Aug 31 2022

1hr 3mins

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A Hospice Doctor’s Advice on Making the Most of Your Finances, Relationships and Time with Jordan Grumet, MD

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#74: Hospice doctor and author Jordan Grumet, joins Chris to discuss making the most of your finances, relationships, and time. They talk about some of the biggest regrets people have at the end of their life, the money mind meld, how to broach difficult conversations with family members in a non-confrontational way, and why time perception work might be more useful than productivity hacks.

Jordan Grumet, MD (@jordangrumet) is an associate medical director at Journeycare Hospice. He is also the host of the award-winning Earn & Invest podcast. His new book is Taking Stock: A Hospice Doctor's Advice on Financial Independence, Building Wealth, and Living a Regret-Free Life.

Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/taking-stock-jordan-grumet

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/FdR7GFGlBPg

Partner Deals 

MasterClass: Learn from the world's best with 15% off

Inside Tracker: 20% off personalized wellness & nutrition plans backed by science

Trustworthy: 20% off The Family Operating System®

Daffy: Free $25 to give to the charity of your choice

Selected Links From The Episode

Connect with Jordan Grumet: Website | Podcast

Jordan’s Book:

Podcasts Mentioned:

Resources Mentioned: 

Full Show Notes

Jordan shares what he’s learned while conducting life reviews with hospice patients [1:48]

Living regret-free and learning to live intentionally with purpose and meaning [5:19]

The importance of viewing money as a tool and thinking about purpose, identity, and connections [10:31]

The story of the three brothers: different pathways toward financial independence  [16:11]

Putting purpose and identity exercises into practice [19:50]

Addressing the money mind meld [27:56]

Reassessing the “RE” part of the FIRE movement [31:34]

Tools, beyond money, that helps us live a more purposeful and meaningful life [35:09]

Building a stable financial plan through multiple revenue streams [38:25]  

Hacks to build the saving and frugality mindset into your daily life [43:41]

Leaving a positive impact after you pass away by using financial legacy and/or medical legacy documents and ways to broach conversations in a non-confrontational way [49:25]

Simple things that are commonly missed while legacy planning [58:09]

Exploring the “one more year” and the “what if” syndromes [59:32]

Thinking about time perception in a well-rounded life [1:02:23]

Routines and strategies to optimize your time [1:06:30] 

Learning to let others set the pace [1:09:47]

The importance of modeling the behavior you want to see [1:11:18]

Teaching money management and budgeting with the yearly allowance technique [1:13:33]

Jordan’s family-bonding travel recommendation [1:16:02]

Where to find Jordan Grumet online [1:18:21]

Partners

MasterClass

With MasterClass, you can learn from the world’s best minds - anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace. With over 100 classes from a range of world-class instructors like Steph Curry, Richard Branson and Martin Scorsese, that thing you’ve always wanted to do is way closer than you think. When I signed up a few years ago, I jumped straight into an amazing cooking class by Thomas Keller that has totally leveled up my skills in the kitchen. I also really enjoyed FBI Hostage Negotiator, Chris Voss' class on the art of negotiation. 

With every class I've taken I'm blown away by the depth of knowledge the instructors have and the quality of the experience. I highly recommend you check it out. Get unlimited access to every MasterClass and 15% off an annual membership at allthehacks.com/masterclass

InsideTracker

InsideTracker provides a personalized plan to improve your metabolism, reduce stress, improve sleep, and optimize your health for the long haul. It's created by leading scientists in aging, genetics, and biometrics. They analyze your blood, DNA, and fitness tracking data to identify where you’re optimized—and where you’re not. With InsideTracker you’ll get a daily Action Plan with personalized guidance on the right exercise, nutrition, and supplementation for your body.

For a limited time, you can get 20% off at 

allthehacks.com/insidetracker

Trustworthy

Trustworthy is a secure online service that helps modern families protect, organize, and optimize their important information — ID’s, Money, Property, Passwords, Insurance, Taxes, Legal, Emergency Instructions and the Family Archive. Trustworthy gives you a system of record for all your family information and lets you share it with loved ones, collaborate with trusted professionals like your accountant or wealth advisor and helps you keep everything up to date and on track so you never have to pay a late fee or penalty again.

So if you want to set up your Family Operating System and be prepared for all of life's moments you can get 20% off and a free 14-day trial at allthehacks.com/trustworthy

Daffy

Daffy is a not-for-profit community built around a new modern way to give, with a mission to help people be more generous, more often. Daffy makes it so much easier to put money aside for charity. You can make your tax deductible contributions all at once. Or you can set aside a little each week or month. Then anytime in the future, you can give to more than one and a half million charities, schools, and faith-based organizations in a matter of seconds. 

So you can separate the decision to give (and get your tax deduction) from deciding exactly which organization you want to support and when. My favorite part is that you can invest your contributions to your Daffy account so they can grow tax-free to let you have even more impact in the future. To start giving today and get your free $25 to give to the charity of your choice, go to allthehacks.com/daffy

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Aug 24 2022

1hr 14mins

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My Favorite Apps, Products and Services for a Productive and Optimized Life

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#73: In this bonus episode, Chris shares all the apps, products, services and chrome extension he uses to make his life more productive and efficient. That includes optimizing email, scheduling meetings, storing information and accessing everything quickly from your computer. He'll also share the products he uses at home to make life more efficient, including his desk A/V  setup.

Full show notes at: https://www.allthehacks.com/productivity-apps

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Full Show Notes

How to optimize your email and inbox [00:58] 

Easily schedule events with Calendly [6:08]

Where to store information online [6:50] 

Using Notion to organize everything [8:43] 

My favorite productivity app: Alfred [10:43]

Organize your desktop windows with Rectangle [12:04]

The best Chrome extensions for productive browsing [12:33]

Running mobile apps on your computer [15:46] 

Organizing recipes and meal planning with Paprika [17:09] 

Storing passwords and 2FA keys with 1Password [17:59] 

Upgrading your audio with a microphone [19:58] 

My favorite headphones [21:30]

Improving your video setup {22:26]

The ultimate home WiFi setup with Unifi [24:44] 

Home Tech: Locks, Alarm System + Speakers [26:01]

Tracking your fitness and sleep with the Oura Ring [26:59]

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Aug 19 2022

28mins

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Increasing Productivity, Procrastinating Less and Living a Happier, Healthier Life with Ali Abdaal

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#72: Entrepreneur, YouTuber, and former doctor, Ali Abdaal, joins Chris to discuss strategies, tools, and hacks to live a happier, healthier, and more productive life. They talk about how to dial in productivity, ways to combat procrastination, strategies to read more efficiently, and their favorite apps to organize, process, and store information.

Ali Abdaal (@AliAbdaal) is an entrepreneur, writer, YouTuber, podcaster, and former doctor. His passion is to share evidence-based strategies and tools that enhance productivity, make an impact, and promote a more fulfilling life.

Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/productivity-ali-abdaal

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ZyqNR1RMJxE

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Full Show Notes

Ali Abdaal talks about the philosophy behind what lead him to step away from his profession and bet on himself [1:44]

Cal Newport’s Lifestyle Centric Career Planning, advice about taking a bet on yourself, and when to take the leap [5:13]

Learning along the way and converting that information into a paying gig [8:01]

Ali Abdaal describes how he stayed motivated in growing the success of his YouTube channel [11:46]

Ways to balance what is working for your business and what is exciting to you [13:28]

Dialing in your productivity: where and how to start [15:34]

Learning to appreciate the difference between procrastination and prioritization [20:15]

The first step in Ali Abdaal’s three-part way to combat procrastination: the fog of obscurity [22:37]

The bridge of anxiety: recognizing the emotions that lead to procrastination [28:50]  

Using the RAIN method to improve mindfulness and prevent emotions from getting in the way [29:16]

Weighing outcomes based on positive or negative expected value [32:34]

The hump of inertia: recognizing the need for a push of energy to get started [34:31]

Apps and interfaces to process and store information [41:04]

Ali Abdaal’s life-changing productivity hack [47:02] 

Reading more effectively and efficiently for increased retention [52:06]

Ali Abdaal’s favorite Cambridge recommendations [56:46]

Where to find everything Ali is working on [57:38]

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Aug 17 2022

52mins

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Bonus Q&A w/ Sebastian Modak: Favorite Places to Visit in Every Continent

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#71:  In this bonus episode, expert traveler, writer, and journalist, Sebastian Modak, and Chris break down their list of favorite places to visit on each continent. They talk about bridge jumping in Bosnia, scuba diving in Coiba National Park, the thrill of crossing the streets of Hanoi during rush hour, and a lot more.

Sebastian Modak (@sebmodak) is a writer, multimedia journalist, and the editor-at-large at Lonely Planet. He spent 2019 circling the globe as the New York Times 52 Places Traveler, reporting from every destination on the Times’ 52 Places to Go list. 

Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/travel-bonus-episode-sebastain-modak

View video on our YouTube channel: Travel like a Journalist and Make Every Trip Incredible | Sebastian Modak | All The Hacks

Selected Links From The Episode

Connect with Sebastian Modak: Website | Instagram | Twitter | Lonely Planet

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Resources Mentioned:  

Travel Destinations Mentioned

  • North/Central America
    • New Orleans
    • El Salvador
    • Nicaragua
    • Costa Rica
    • Santa Catalina, Panama
    • Coiba National Park
    • Tamarindo
  • South America
    • Cartagena, Columbia
    • Medellín
    • Quito, Ecuador
    • Bonaire
    • Aruba
  • Europe
  • Africa
    • Dekar, Senegal
    • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    • Tazara Railway (between Tanzania and Zambia)
    • Zanzibar
  • Asia
    • Indonesia
    • Hanoi, De Nang, Saigon, Vietnam
    • New Orleans
    • Siberia
      • Lake Baikal
      • Olkhan Island
    • Syria
    • Lebanon
    • Isreal
    • Japan
    • Taiwan
    • India
    • Cambodia
  • Oceania/Antarctica

Full Show Notes

Chris and Sebastian share their recommended travel destinations in North/Central America [0:42]

Travel destinations recommended in South America [4:49]

Travel destinations recommended in Europe [7:37]

Travel destinations recommended in Africa [12:47]

Travel destinations recommended in Asia [15:18]

Sebastian’s Japan recommendations [19:27]

Tips and travel destinations recommended in Oceania/Antarctica [21:49]

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Aug 12 2022

23mins

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52 Places: The Art of Traveling Like a Journalist and Making Every Trip Memorable with Sebastian Modak

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#70:  Expert traveler, writer, and journalist, Sebastian Modak, joins Chris to talk about what he's learned from traveling to 80+ countries and living on four continents. They discuss what it means to travel like a journalist, how he uses those skills to plan a memorable trip, some of the unusual experiences he's had on his journeys, why travel is important for everyone, and he shares some of his favorite places to inspire your next adventure.

Sebastian Modak (@sebmodak) is a writer, multimedia journalist, and the editor-at-large at Lonely Planet. He spent 2019 circling the globe as the New York Times 52 Places Traveler, reporting from every destination on the Times’ 52 Places to Go list. 

Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/travel-sebastian-modak

View video on our YouTube channel: Travel like a Journalist and Make Every Trip Incredible | Sebastian Modak | All The Hacks

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Publications Mentioned:

Resources Mentioned: 

Full Show Notes

What most people could be doing differently in the way they travel [1:21]

Excellent examples of why people choose to travel [2:52]

How to search for a travel destination based on the type of experience you want to have [5:16]

Resources to find travel information and inspiration, and how Sebastian begins his travel planning [7:09]

Sebastian recounts how reading a forum on Reddit inspired him to plan a bicycling trip in Canada as well as two takeaways from that trip [11:07]

To make your trip more connective than extractive, Sebastian talks about research to do in advance and how choosing where to stay can impact your travel experience [14:55]

Steps to take in order to feel connected to your destination [18:14]

Sebastian’s hard and fast rules of what and how to pack [26:04] 

Using GPS trackers in your luggage [29:11] 

Checking bags versus using only a carry-on, renting items you may need, and alternate methods for transporting your luggage during your trip [30:55]

Three tips for engineering moments of serendipity [33:17]

How to create engaging and exciting experiences while traveling with children [41:19]

Hiring experiences for your next travel adventure if you have limited time and budget isn’t the primary concern [46:01]

Sebastian shares his most memorable and fascinating experiences of traveling to 52 destination in one year  [50:52]

Final travel parting advice [54:41]

How to follow Sebastian on his adventures and learn what he is writing about [55:48]

Travel Destinations Mentioned

  • Amalfi Coast
  • Hawaii
  • Slovenia
  • Italy
  • Provence
  • Bordeaux
  • France
  • Spain
  • Albania
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
  • Alto Adige
  • Quebec, Canada
  • Bulgaria
  • South Africa
  • Uzbekistan
  • Syria
  • Turkey
  • Siberia
  • Tahiti
  • Gambia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Dolomites
  • Tokyo
  • Kyoto
  • Munich
  • New York
  • San Francisco
  • New Orleans
  • Galiza, Spain
  • Chile
  • Falkland Islands
  • Denmark
  • Orcas Island
  • Mexico

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So you can separate the decision to give (and get your tax deduction) from deciding exactly which organization you want to support and when. My favorite part is that you can invest your contributions to your Daffy account so they can grow tax-free to let you have even more impact in the future. To start giving today and get your free $25 to give to the charity of your choice, go to allthehacks.com/daffy

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Aug 10 2022

52mins

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Bonus Q&A w/ Nick Gray: Favorite Destinations, Maximizing Points, Combatting Jet Lag and More

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#69: In this bonus episode of All the Hacks, entrepreneur and author, Nick Gray and Chris discuss all things travel. They cover how to get the best value when purchasing airfare, tried and true strategies for combatting jet lag, favorite travel destinations, and more.

Nick Gray (@nickgraynews) is an entrepreneur, investor, author, and founder of Museum Hack. His new book is “The 2-Hour Cocktail Party” How to Build Big Relationships with Small Gatherings.” 

Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/travel-bonus-episode-nick-gray

View Full Episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/250NrAu7IEw

Selected Links From The Episode

Travel Destinations Mentioned

  • Canary Islands
  • Buenos Aires
  • Bogotá
  • Hawaii
  • Japan
  • Bangkok
  • Bali
  • Vietnam
  • Thailand
  • New Zealand
  • Mexico City
  • Cabo San Lucas
  • Oaxaca
  • Costa Rica

Full Show Notes

Nick Gray and Chris discuss purchasing airfare tickets to get the best value: one-way vs round-trip [1:28]

Chris shares how airline companies, post-Covid, have changed their policies regarding offering refunds and credits [5:39]

Advice about how to get the most value for your points when booking flights [7:15]

Jet lag strategies for international travel [9:22]

Chris explains how his passion for building relationships with people from all over the world makes having an au pair a natural choice for his family [11:48]

Given the option to drop everything and go away for a weekend, Chris and Nick share the travel destinations they would each love to visit [17:44]

Nick and Chris’ favorite travel gadgets [23:56]

Nick Gray’s travel recommendations to visit or avoid [25:41] 

Reasons to consider taking a cruise on your next vacation [26:38] 

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Aug 05 2022

26mins

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Hosting Cocktail Parties, Building Relationships, Museum Hacks and Friends Newsletters with Nick Gray

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#68: Entrepreneur and author, Nick Gray joins Chris to discuss his mission to get people to host more parties, make connections, build friendships, and live a richer life. They delve into why Nick thinks name tags and icebreakers are non-negotiable for parties and get a complete run-through of everything you need to do to make your next cocktail party easy and effortless. Nick also shares all the museum tricks and tips he picked up while running Museum Hack, the multi-million dollar renegade museum tour company he founded and recently sold.

Nick Gray (@nickgraynews) is an entrepreneur, investor, author, and founder of Museum Hack. His new book is “The 2-Hour Cocktail Party” How to Build Big Relationships with Small Gatherings.” 

Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/cocktail-parties-nick-gray

View on YouTube: https://youtu.be/250NrAu7IEw

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Full Show Notes

Nick Gray, author of “The 2-Hour Cocktail Party” How to Build Big Relationships with Small Gatherings”  explains the benefits of regularly hosting events [2:02]

Advice about the best day of the week to host your cocktail party, the ideal duration, and who to invite [3:02]

How to get 80% of the benefit with only 20% of the work of a dinner party and ideal number of guests to invite [5:42]

Nick gives step-by-step invitation information and tips about hosting a party with kids  [8:01]

Information to put on your event page and two unique features Nick includes for all of his parties [18:55]

What to serve at your cocktail party, the NICK party formula [20:47]

How to get people to leave when the party is over [21:55]

Choosing the perfect music streaming channel and types of cocktails to serve [23:11] 

The reason Nick doesn’t serve beer [25:11] 

Three parts of an icebreaker, examples, and how to use them during your cocktail party [29:08]

The schedule and formula to use when sending reminder messages to your guests [37:08]

Asking for feedback after your cocktail party [36:56]

Advanced level party planning: Organizing a book or clothing swap [39:34]

How to run a good icebreaker [40:55]

Leading a party with generous authority [42:33]

What people come away with after a successful cocktail party [43:34]

Nick’s Museum Hack business [44:35]

How to experience a museum for the first time and avoid gallery fatigue [46:42]

Nick’s museum recommendations [50:55]

Tips for getting good deals at museums [51:42]

How to find a tour when visiting new locations [1:00:42]

Selling a business using seller financing [1:01:54]

Writing a quarterly newsletter (Life Updates) to your friends [1:04:01]

Nick’s favorite New York City recommendations [1:06:04]

Where to find Nick Gray online [1:07:44]

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Aug 03 2022

1hr 4mins

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The 3-Minute Rule: Say Less to Get More from Any Pitch or Presentation with Brant Pinvidic

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#67: Award-winning Hollywood producer Brant Pinvidic, joins Chris to discuss The 3-Minute Rule – his effective method of saying less to get more. They cover how to deliver a pitch or presentation that grabs your audience’s attention, how to structure that pitch using the WHAC method, owning the negative instead of trying to overcoming objections, and how the phrase “keep it simple” is the ultimate guide for all conversations.

Brant Pinvidic is an award-winning film director, veteran television producer, C-level sales and presentation coach. He has been named to the Hollywood Reporter's 30 Most Powerful Reality TV Sellers and is widely recognized as one of the great creative sales leaders in Hollywood. His most recent book is “The 3-Minute Rule: Say Less to Get More from Any Pitch or Presentation”.

Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/3-minute-rule-brant-pinvidic

View on YouTube: https://youtu.be/au8VdqtdxEI

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Full Show Notes

Brant’s 3-Minute Rule technique: Say Less to Get More [1:31]

Structuring your pitch or presentation using the WHAC method [05:53]

How Brant applied the method when writing his book “The 3-Minute Rule: Say Less to Get More from Any Pitch or Presentation” [11:34]

The reality of a hypersensitive audience and Brant provides feedback on Chris’ All the Hacks show description and outreach email [15:34]

Providing people with an easy-out and how to effectively wrap a pitch [21:20]

Owning the negative and moving on versus overcoming objections [27:02]

Leading people to the conclusion you want through Hollywood storytelling for your pitch or product [31:33]

Honing all of your communication mediums in a decision-by-committee world [39:43]

Evaluating the effectiveness of your pitch and improving your speaking skills through practice and rehearsal [45:12] 

Two guidelines to follow when using slides during a presentation [47:30] 

The guide for conversation in life: “Keep it simple” [50:16]

Brant recounts his adventures of selling his home, traveling across America in an RV, and meeting people every single day [53:55]

Brant’s top summertime travel destination recommendation [59:40]

Where to find Brant Pinvidic online [01:01:04]

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Right now, Athletic Greens is going to give you a free 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D and 5  free travel packs with your first purchase at allthehacks.com/athleticgreens

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Jul 27 2022

56mins

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Rental Cars: Saving Money, Avoiding Fees and All the Secret Tricks with Jonathan Weinberg

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#66: Rental car expert, Jonathan Weinberg, joins me to discuss saving money and getting the best rate when renting a car. We also delve into the state of rental cars today, strategies to avoid paying exorbitant fees, the advantage of status loyalty programs, car rental insurance, money-saving hotel, airfare, and travel hacks, and much more.

Jonathan Weinberg is the co-founder and CEO of AutoSlash, a website dedicated to saving people money on car rentals.

Full show notes at: https://www.allthehacks.com/rental-cars-jonathan-weinberg

View on YouTube: https://youtu.be/i_y4Xik78xk

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Wren: 10 extra trees planted in your name

Selected Links From The Episode

AutoSlash | HotelSlash - discount code: allthehacks

Resources Mentioned:

Full Show Notes

History of the rental car industry and the state of rental cars today [2:05]

Advice about when and where to book your rental vehicle and the many variables that complicate the search [5:21]

How the AutoSlash search engine operates [11:15]

Prepay versus postpay and searching for the best rates [12:45]

Using discount programs to save money and get the best rate [14:01]

Avoiding exorbitant fees and hassle by exercising caution when using an employer or corporate discount code [17:03]

Timing the booking of your rental to get the best deal [20:05]

How flexible are pick-up times, what companies offer grace periods for late returns, and how do weekend rental rates work? [23:07]

The differences between a 4/5 star brand and a 2 stars brand [28:01]

Other benefits to consider when choosing a car rental company to rent from and the advantages of status loyalty programs [33:18]

What to look for when choosing your rental vehicle [35:55]

Factors to consider when choosing to rent from the non-traditional rental companies [37:40]  

Exercising caution when using opaque rentals or broker websites [40:43]

Rental companies overselling their inventory and what to do if your rental is not available [44:11] 

Negotiating discounts when you get upgraded to a larger vehicle [48:49]

Never leave money on the table by paying for pre-paid fuel [49:52]

Using your credit card car insurance, personal car insurance, or rental car company insurance. [50:59]

Should you add more liability coverage than what is included, and are you covered if you book with points? [53:17]

Using Amex rental car coverage [56:07] 

Tips to avoid paying for various add-on rental fees [1:00:04]

Tricks to score free upgrades [1:05:15]

Documenting imperfections on your rental car [1:06:05]

Tips and tricks when renting a car internationally [1:08:17]

Two ways to use AutoSlash [1:11:35]

Money-saving hotel, airfare, and travel hacks [1:14:17] 

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Daffy

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So you can separate the decision to give (and get your tax deduction) from deciding exactly which organization you want to support and when. My favorite part is that you can invest your contributions to your Daffy account so they can grow tax-free to let you have even more impact in the future. To start giving today and get your free $25 to give to the charity of your choice, go to allthehacks.com/daffy

Vuori

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To get the most comfortable and versatile clothing on the planet with 20% off your first purchase (plus free shipping on any US order over $75 and free returns) visit allthehacks.com/vuori

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Jul 20 2022

1hr 16mins

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Where to Put Cash, Saving Money on Gas, Latest Deals/Hacks and More Listener Q&A

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#65: Host Chris Hutchins tackles questions about the current market, where to put cash, investing strategies, backdoor Roth IRAs, net worth tracking, financial planning and saving money on gas. Chris also shares some listener hacks to save money and the top deals he’s seen lately.

Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/listener-questions-4

!! Vote for All the Hacks in The People’s Choice Podcast Awards !!

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Resources Mentioned

Investing

Financial Planning

Tracking Your Finances

Saving Money on Gas

Listener Money Hacks

Latest Deals

Podcasts Mentioned

Full Show Notes

Current Markets and what to do with the money needed within the next three to five years [02:32]

US Government Series I Savings Bonds [03:27]

Crypto High-Yield Savings Accounts [04:19]

High Yield Savings Account [05:55]

Investing: What to do with a windfall in this market and the best way to start dollar-cost averaging [06:47]

Tax Loss Harvesting [10:15]

Direct Indexing [12:18]

Backdoor Roth IRA: contributing even if your household exceeds limits for both Roth and traditional IRAs [17:45]

Mega Backdoor Roth 401(k): after-taxes contributions to your 401k [19:31]

Podcasts for sophisticated investors who want to continue learning [22:08]

Financial Planning: comprehensive financial plans [25:27]

Tracking your finances across all of your accounts [30:11]

Saving money on gas: considerations for taking the cash discount, the best cards and apps to use, fuel reward programs, and electric vehicles [33:19]

Listener money-saving hacks: stacking deals and transferring the available balance of Visa or Amex gift cards to your Amazon gift card balance [36:53]

Free premium subscriptions, statuses, and perks that are available to members of certain cards or services [40:08]

Chris shares how listener, Stephanie, used the hotel hack shared in episodes #1 and #55 to score big on a recent trip [41:03]

Nominate All the Hacks for The People’s Choice Podcast Award [41:38]

Sponsors

Trustworthy

Trustworthy is a secure online service that helps modern families protect, organize, and optimize their important information — ID’s, Money, Property, Passwords, Insurance, Taxes, Legal, Emergency Instructions and the Family Archive. Trustworthy gives you a system of record for all your family information and lets you share it with loved ones, collaborate with trusted professionals like your accountant or wealth advisor and helps you keep everything up to date and on track so you never have to pay a late fee or penalty again.

So if you want to set up your Family Operating System and be prepared for all of life's moments you can get 20% off and a free 14-day trial at allthehacks.com/trustworthy

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InsideTracker provides a personalized plan to improve your metabolism, reduce stress, improve sleep, and optimize your health for the long haul. It's created by leading scientists in aging, genetics, and biometrics. They analyze your blood, DNA, and fitness tracking data to identify where you’re optimized—and where you’re not. With Inside Tracker you’ll get a daily Action Plan with personalized guidance on the right exercise, nutrition, and supplementation for your body.

For a limited time, you can get 20% off at allthehacks.com/insidetracker

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Or if you want another way to put your crypto investing on autopilot, there's the BlockFi Crypto Rewards Credit Card. While 1.5% cash back isn't the best in the market, that cash back is automatically invested into Bitcoin, Ethereum or whatever cryptocurrency you want. If you want to check out BlockFi, you can get an exclusive bonus of up to $250 free when you sign at allthehacks.com/blockfi

Athletic Greens

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Right now, Athletic Greens is going to give you a free 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D and 5  free travel packs with your first purchase. To take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional  insurance visit allthehacks.com/athleticgreens

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Jul 13 2022

37mins

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Inflation and All Things Money with Jacob Goldstein

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#64: Podcasting legend Jacob Goldstein joins Chris to discuss what's going on with inflation and what you can do about it. They also delve into everything money – how it originated, what its future might look like, how crypto fits in and some of Jacob’s favorite money hacks.

Jacob Goldstein is a journalist, writer, and podcast host. He’s written for the Wall Street Journal, co-hosted NPR’s “Planet Money” for a decade, authored “Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing” and recently launched a new podcast, “What’s Your Problem?

Full show notes at: https://www.allthehacks.com/money-jacob-goldstein

View on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Z2_4MwWlUHI

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Selected Links From The Episode

Connect with Jacob Goldstein: Twitter | Podcast: What’s Your Problem? | Podcast: Planet Money

Jacob’s Book: Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing

What’s Your Problem? Podcasts: Squeezing the Entire Internet Into a Shoebox

Jacob’s San Diego Recommendations:

Other Resources Mentioned: 

All The Hacks Traveling Podcasts: 

Full Show Notes:

The current state of inflation [01:44]

Where inflation is making the largest impact [04:55]

Jacob explains when inflation can be a good thing [09:39]

You do not need to finance your vehicle through the purchaser, and Chris shares how he financed his most recent Tesla purchase [12:01]

How to prepare for inflation and I Bonds [15:39]

Jacob explains what money is [20:58]

The genesis story of money [23:04]

NFTs, Crypto, and the difference between all the various forms of money in the 1800s as opposed to today [29:09]

Chris & Jacob's stories of Bitcoin at the beginning [36:14]

Jacobs three possibilities for the future  of money and what happened in  Italy when it started to include the black market in its GDP [37:57]

Money lessons Jacob is passing on to his children [41:52]

Status and dealing with the urge to keep up with the Jones's [44:46]

Jacob's travel site filter and annualizing monthly payments hacks and Chris's Tesla delivery hack [49:01] 

Managing your subscriptions and getting better deals on plane tickets [55:00]

Jacob discusses his new podcast, What's the Problem? [59:56]

Jacob's San Diego Recommendations [01:02:18]

Find Jacob online [01:03:47]

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Daffy is a not-for-profit community built around a new modern way to give, with a mission to help people be more generous, more often. Daffy makes it so much easier to put money aside for charity. You can make your tax deductible contributions all at once. Or you can set aside a little each week or month. Then anytime in the future, you can give to more than one and a half million charities, schools, and faith-based organizations in a matter of seconds. 

So you can separate the decision to give (and get your tax deduction) from deciding exactly which organization you want to support and when. My favorite part is that you can invest your contributions to your Daffy account so they can grow tax-free to let you have even more impact in the future. To start giving today and get your free $25 to give to the charity of your choice, go to allthehacks.com/daffy

Vuori

Vuori is a new and fresh perspective on performance apparel. Perfect if you are sick and tired of traditional, old workout gear. Everything is designed to work out in, but doesn’t look or feel like it. The product is incredibly versatile and can be used for just about any activity like running, training, swimming, yoga; but also great for lounging or weekend errands.

To get the most comfortable and versatile clothing on the planet with 20% off your first purchase (plus free shipping on any US order over $75 and free returns) visit allthehacks.com/vuori

Fabric

Fabric is where parents come to start their families' financial lives. They make life insurance easy with new lower prices that mean significant savings over other providers, like a million dollars in coverage for less than a dollar a day. With everything online, it takes less than 10 minutes to apply, and you could be offered coverage instantly, with no health exam required. 

Fabric is fully-backed by Vantis Life, one of the most trusted names in life insurance. To start protecting your family today with a 30-day money-back guarantee visit meetfabric.com/allthehacks

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Jul 06 2022

1hr 4mins

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Deep Work, Digital Minimalism and Becoming So Good They Can’t Ignore You with Cal Newport

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#63: New York Times bestselling author and professor, Cal Newport, joins Chris to discuss building and living what he calls a “deep life.” We also delve into strategies that increase efficiency and quality of output, why constant email and messages are making you less productive (and what to do about it) and how to implement “high-quality leisure” into your life.

Cal Newport is a professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University and the award-winning author of seven books that have been published in over 40 languages, including “Deep Work”, “Digital Minimalism”, and most recently, “A World Without Email.”

Full show notes at: https://www.allthehacks.com/deep-life-cal-newport

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Selected Links From The Episode

Connect with Cal Newport: Newsletter | Podcast: Deep Questions with Cal Newport

Cal’s Books:

All the Hacks Podcast: The Power of Regret, Motivation and Good Timing with Daniel Pink

Study Hacks Blog: Work Less to Work Better: My Experiments with Shutdown Routines

Resources Mentioned: 

Personalizing Your Productivity:

Cal’s Takoma Park Recommendations: RepublicTakoma Bev Co

Full Show Notes:

The meaning of the term ‘deep life’ [1:22]

Categories to radically change when searching for a deep life [03:05]

The five Cs, Cal’s focus on community, and ways to foster deeper relationships [05:44]

Data that supports the benefits of making radical lifestyle changes [9:26]

Lifestyle-centric planning: working backward to make your dream a reality [12:03]

Pursuing the goal of being passionate about your life [15:50]

The Steve Martin quote that resonates with Cal Newport [18:53]

Chris and Cal explain how the term ‘hack’ incorporates both little tricks and tips, as well as massive fundamental mindset shifts [22:05]

Discussion of Cal’s book “Deep Work”, the importance of avoiding cognitive context shifts, and ways to develop that skill [26:02] 

Learning to time-block and train to avoid distractions, and advice about overcoming the initial feelings of discomfort [30:06] 

Slow productivity: categorizing your daily activities to increase efficiency and quality of output [35:26]

Implementing office hours as a way to focus back and forth interactions [38:53]

Escaping the existential void of ‘boredom scrolling’ by building up attractive alternatives to have more high-quality leisure time [44:01]

Three categories of high-quality, meaningful, and challenging leisure activities [46:20]

Cal’s digital minimalism philosophy [51:13]

Avoiding numbing behavior by choosing intellectual activities during moments of boredom [55:03]

Making a clear distinction between your workday and non-workday through the use of a shutdown routine and healthy ways to come back to second-shift work [57:29]

Maintaining the balance between family and work with structure and clarity of your time [1:02:35]

Cal’s Takoma Park recommendations [1:05:35]

Find out what Cal is reading, writing, producing, and talking about [1:07:18]

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Truebill

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Join over 2 million users who've used TrueBill to save over $100 million and start cancelling your unused subscriptions today, by going to  allthehacks.com/truebill

InsideTracker

InsideTracker provides a personalized plan to improve your metabolism, reduce stress, improve sleep, and optimize your health for the long haul. It's created by leading scientists in aging, genetics, and biometrics. They analyze your blood, DNA, and fitness tracking data to identify where you’re optimized—and where you’re not. With Inside Tracker you’ll get a daily Action Plan with personalized guidance on the right exercise, nutrition, and supplementation for your body.

For a limited time, you can get 20% off at allthehacks.com/insidetracker

BlockFi

This episode is brought to you by BlockFi. If you're interested in Crypto, BlockFi is one of the best ways to get started, letting you easily buy, sell and store your crypto assets. After signing up and linking your bank account, you can instantly trade a variety of cryptocurrencies and store them all in a secure wallet that lets you control and transfer your holdings however you want. You can also set up recurring transfers so you can dollar cost average your crypto investments over time.

Or if you want another way to put your crypto investing on autopilot, there's the BlockFi Crypto Rewards Credit Card. While 1.5% cash back isn't the best in the market, that cash back is automatically invested into Bitcoin, Ethereum or whatever cryptocurrency you want. If you want to check out BlockFi, you can get an exclusive bonus of up to $250 free when you sign at allthehacks.com/blockfi

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Jun 29 2022

1hr 7mins

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Protect Your Family, Mitigate Taxes and Preserve Your Wealth with Patrick Hicks and Mani Mahadevan

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#62: Estate Planning experts Patrick Hicks from Trust & Will and Mani Mahadevan from Valur join me to discuss all the fundamentals of estate planning and what you need to do to protect yourself and your family. We also dig deeper into advanced tactics commonly used by high net worth families to mitigate taxes, grow their savings and preserve their wealth for the future.

Patrick Hicks, J.D. LL.M.  is Head of Legal with Trust & Will, serving as their General Counsel overseeing all attorney-related operations, including regulatory efforts and legal affairs.

Mani Mahadevan is the Founder and CEO of Valur a company created to help entrepreneurs and investors keep more of their hard-earned gains.

Full show notes at: https://www.allthehacks.com/estate-planning-patrick-hicks-mani-mahadevan

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Selected Links From The Episode

Connect with Patrick: Twitter | InstagramLinkedIn | Website

Connect with Mani: Twitter | LinkedIn | Website

All the Hacks Newsletter: Protecting Your Family with Estate Planning (what you need to know and do)

Trust & Will: Get 15% off any estate plan at Trust & Will

Valur: Get 3 months of trust administration free when you mention All the Hacks during signup

Valur Blog Posts

Full Show Notes 

Three core functions of a will and who needs one [1:34]

Patrick describes the process that happens when a person passes away without having a will [04:37]

Two types of debt and what happens to your liabilities when you pass away [09:00]

The core difference between an estate plan and a will [10:53]

Common documents found within healthcare documents, the nuances of creating them, and in the case of becoming incapacitated, potential problems of not having one [12:07]

Benefits of a revocable living trust and how they compare to a will [16:42]

The probate process, time frame, and general expenses involved [19:59]

Circumstances to consider when choosing to use a service or online template vs hiring an attorney [25:16]

More benefits of choosing to set up a trust [29:10] 

Administrative and financial responsibilities and requirements of a trustee [30:48]

Conversations with the people you’ve chosen to manage your estate plan [37:04]

Updating your estate plan [38:58]

Trustworthy storage of your important documents and the importance of telling people how to access them if necessary [40:09]

Patrick’s tips, tricks, and hacks on protecting your family in the event of your death [41:30]

Chris shares the deal that Trust & Will has for All the Hacks listeners [44:29]

Overview of tax and estate planning [46:20]

Explanation of charitable remainder trusts, how they’re beneficial to charities, and how to make the tax benefits work for you [49:43]

Two investment restrictions and the downside of investing in charitable remainder trusts [54:48]

Minimizing estate taxes by using GRATs (grantor retained annuity trusts) in your estate planning [58:02]

Avoiding taxes in a high-income year through the use of charitable lead annuity trusts and how they compare with donor-advised funds [1:04:26]  

Tax opportunities and other benefits of using ILITs (irrevocable life insurance trust) [1:11:30]

Chris shares advice about life insurance and describes the benefits of setting up an LLC for your family [1:13:41]

Three categories of estate planning tactics [1:16:17]

Using stretch IRAs, implications of the Secure Act, and finding and using technology to take advantage of opportunities [1:19:25]

Ways that Valur is trying to make estate planning more accessible and affordable, and how to find out more about the company [1:25:01]

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Trustworthy

Trustworthy is a secure online service that helps modern families protect, organize, and optimize their important information — ID’s, Money, Property, Passwords, Insurance, Taxes, Legal, Emergency Instructions and the Family Archive. Trustworthy gives you a system of record for all your family information and lets you share it with loved ones, collaborate with trusted professionals like your accountant or wealth advisor and helps you keep everything up to date and on track so you never have to pay a late fee or penalty again.

So if you want to set up your Family Operating System and be prepared for all of life's moments you can get 20% off and a free 14-day trial at allthehacks.com/trustworthy

Daffy

Daffy is a not-for-profit community built around a new modern way to give, with a mission to help people be more generous, more often. Daffy makes it so much easier to put money aside for charity. You can make your tax deductible contributions all at once. Or you can set aside a little each week or month. Then anytime in the future, you can give to more than one and a half million charities, schools, and faith-based organizations in a matter of seconds. 

So you can separate the decision to give (and get your tax deduction) from deciding exactly which organization you want to support and when. My favorite part is that you can invest your contributions to your Daffy account so they can grow tax-free to let you have even more impact in the future. To start giving today and get your free $25 to give to the charity of your choice, go to allthehacks.com/daffy

Athletic Greens

Athletic Greens is a foundational nutrition drink designed to remove the friction from covering the daily nutritional needs of a modern diet. It combines more than 9 essential nutrition products into one convenient and great-tasting drink, giving you an easy and efficient way to get you daily multivitamin, multimineral, probiotic, prebiotic, functional greens blend, immune support complex and more. It contains no GMOs, no harmful ingredients and no artificial colors or sweeteners.

Right now, Athletic Greens is going to give you a free 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D and 5  free travel packs with your first purchase. To take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional  insurance visit allthehacks.com/athleticgreens

Vuori

Vuori is a new and fresh perspective on performance apparel. Perfect if you are sick and tired of traditional, old workout gear. Everything is designed to work out in, but doesn’t look or feel like it. The product is incredibly versatile and can be used for just about any activity like running, training, swimming, yoga; but also great for lounging or weekend errands.

To get the most comfortable and versatile clothing on the planet with 20% off your first purchase (plus free shipping on any US order over $75 and free returns) visit allthehacks.com/vuori

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Jun 22 2022

1hr 26mins

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Multiple Streams of Income, Side Hustles and a Bridesmaid for Hire with Jen Glantz

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#61: Entrepreneur and author, Jen Glantz joins Chris to talk about how placing an ad on Craigslist as a social experiment changed her life. They also discuss how to turn your passion and natural talents into your primary source of income, three ways to maximize success in your business, and lessons learned about grit, resilience, and confidence. Finally, drawing on her experience as a professional bridesmaid, Jen shares tips and advice about everything from planning a memorable wedding to writing the perfect speech. 

Jen Glantz ( @jenglantz) is the founder of Bridesmaid For Hire, as well as a speaker, professional coach, podcast host and author. Her most recent book about trying to get married in a pandemic is Finally the Bride.

Full show notes at: https://www.allthehacks.com/side-hustle-jen-glantz

Episode on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OlZkiReBBQ

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Selected Links From The Episode

Connect with Jen Glantz: Instagram | Website

Jen’s Side Hustles:

Podcasts mentioned:

Other Resources Mentioned:

Full Show Notes 

Jen’s first blog and the opportunities that propelled her journey [3:44]

Building credibility by consistently showing up for your audience [4:42]

Jen describes how posting an ad on Craigslist changed her life over the course of a weekend  [7:25]

Responsibilities as a “Bridesmaid for Hire” and the two types of people who hire them [9:38]

Fun and surprising experiences as a hired bridesmaid and ways to apply that knowledge to your situation [12:00]

Three professionals to consult before your wedding [16:32]

Finding your side-hustle [19:14]

Getting out of a pattern of being stuck with your ideas [21:10]

Factors to consider when setting the price of your services [22:49]

Three ways to maximize success in your business [26:45]

Leaving a steady W-2 income and turning your passion and natural talents into a full-time gig [30:49]

Jen Glantz on The James Altucher Show [36:09]

Using Kickstarter to launch your product [38:49] 

Consulting with mentors to gain different perspectives and opinions, and lessons learned about grit, resilience, and projecting confidence [41:19] 

Jen describes the time she auditioned for the role of QVC host and what she learned from that experience [46:41]

Decision-making tips for those who overthink [48:33]

Five things to focus on when planning a memorable and enjoyable wedding [50:26]

Choosing the perfect wedding music, food, and drink options [53:06] 

How to be a memorable guest (in a non-embarrassing way) [57:24] 

Giving the perfect speech [58:52]

Advice for bridesmaids and groomsmen [1:00:12]

Jen’s recommendations for where to eat and what to do in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York [1:00:45]

Where to find Jen Glantz online [1:01:17]

Sponsors

Fabric

Fabric is where parents come to start their families' financial lives. They make life insurance easy with new lower prices that mean significant savings over other providers, like a million dollars in coverage for less than a dollar a day. With everything online, it takes less than 10 minutes to apply, and you could be offered coverage instantly, with no health exam required. 

Fabric is fully-backed by Vantis Life, one of the most trusted names in life insurance. To start protecting your family today with a 30-day money-back guarantee visit meetfabric.com/allthehacks

InsideTracker

InsideTracker provides a personalized plan to improve your metabolism, reduce stress, improve sleep, and optimize your health for the long haul. It's created by leading scientists in aging, genetics, and biometrics. They analyze your blood, DNA, and fitness tracking data to identify where you’re optimized—and where you’re not. With Inside Tracker you’ll get a daily Action Plan with personalized guidance on the right exercise, nutrition, and supplementation for your body.

For a limited time, you can get 20% off at allthehacks.com/insidetracker

June

The June Oven is more than just an oven, it's also an air fryer, dehydrator, toaster, slow cooker and more, yet it's still just about the size of a microwave. It's also smarter than any normal appliance – with a built in camera, it instantly recognize your food, and suggests the best way to cook it. Like your bacon crispier or toast lighter, it learns when you change the default so it's perfect next time. And it doesn't just make suggestions like bake at 350, using a built in temperature probe, it can change cooking settings half way through, so you can roast a chicken, then switch to broil for the last few minutes to get the outside crispy.

Until the end of June, All the Hacks listeners can get 30% off a June Oven at allthehacks.com/june

BlockFi

This episode is brought to you by BlockFi. If you're interested in Crypto, BlockFi is one of the best ways to get started, letting you easily buy, sell and store your crypto assets. After signing up and linking your bank account, you can instantly trade a variety of cryptocurrencies and store them all in a secure wallet that lets you control and transfer your holdings however you want. You can also set up recurring transfers so you can dollar cost average your crypto investments over time.

Or if you want another way to put your crypto investing on autopilot, there's the BlockFi Crypto Rewards Credit Card. While 1.5% cash back isn't the best in the market, that cash back is automatically invested into Bitcoin, Ethereum or whatever cryptocurrency you want. If you want to check out BlockFi, you can get an exclusive bonus of up to $250 free when you sign at allthehacks.com/blockfi

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Jun 15 2022

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An Entrepreneur Who Loves Traveling and Optimizing Money: The Story of All the Hacks

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#60: In this episode, your host Chris Hutchins shares his personal and professional story. He also explains how his life experiences, previous jobs and startups, and passion as an optimizer and entrepreneur inspired the creation of All the Hacks. 

Full show notes at: https://www.allthehacks.com/founder-story-chris-hutchins

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Vuori: 20% off the most comfortable performance apparel I've ever worn

Athletic Greens: Free 1 year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs

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Daffy: Free $25 to give to the charity of your choice

Full Show Notes

Chris describes how his optimization and entrepreneurial tendencies developed during his youth [04:22]

How attending boarding school inspired his ‘let’s just try it” attitude [06:20]

Building a relationship with the college dean may lead to professional employment opportunities [11:08]

Chris’ first experience in management consulting and the event that changed everything in his life like “a flash” [13:14]

How the financial crisis, move to San Francisco, and job loss led to the SXSW BarCamp Conference and Laid Off Camp [16:17]

Networking and freelance work [19:30]

Chris and Amy’s economical 8-month trip around the world [20:33]

Working for startups, learning to build consumer products, having a growth mindset, and selling a company to Google [23:39]

Chris covers how gaining valuable experience working for Google Venture afforded him financial stability and allowed him to become CEO of his startup [29:00]

The process Chris and his co-founder went through to develop their company, the brutal lesson they learned about human-powered financial planning, and the desire for self-driving money and personal finance products to help people grow their wealth more easily [33:55]

Having a passion to optimize every aspect of his life and fielding questions about money hacks, Chris realized that he needed to create his podcast All The Hacks [36:52]

Chris and Amy share their incredible wedding and honeymoon travel hacks [39:48]

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Truebill

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Join over 2 million users who've used TrueBill to save over $100 million and start cancelling your unused subscriptions today, by going to  allthehacks.com/truebill

Daffy

Daffy is a not-for-profit community built around a new modern way to give, with a mission to help people be more generous, more often. Daffy makes it so much easier to put money aside for charity. You can make your tax deductible contributions all at once. Or you can set aside a little each week or month. Then anytime in the future, you can give to more than one and a half million charities, schools, and faith-based organizations in a matter of seconds. 

So you can separate the decision to give (and get your tax deduction) from deciding exactly which organization you want to support and when. My favorite part is that you can invest your contributions to your Daffy account so they can grow tax-free to let you have even more impact in the future. To start giving today and get your free $25 to give to the charity of your choice, go to allthehacks.com/daffy

Athletic Greens

Athletic Greens is a foundational nutrition drink designed to remove the friction from covering the daily nutritional needs of a modern diet. It combines more than 9 essential nutrition products into one convenient and great-tasting drink, giving you an easy and efficient way to get you daily multivitamin, multimineral, probiotic, prebiotic, functional greens blend, immune support complex and more. It contains no GMOs, no harmful ingredients and no artificial colors or sweeteners.

Right now, Athletic Greens is going to give you a free 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D and 5  free travel packs with your first purchase. To take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional  insurance visit allthehacks.com/athleticgreens

Vuori

Vuori is a new and fresh perspective on performance apparel. Perfect if you are sick and tired of traditional, old workout gear. Everything is designed to work out in, but doesn’t look or feel like it. The product is incredibly versatile and can be used for just about any activity like running, training, swimming, yoga; but also great for lounging or weekend errands.

To get the most comfortable and versatile clothing on the planet with 20% off your first purchase (plus free shipping on any US order over $75 and free returns) visit allthehacks.com/vuori

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Jun 08 2022

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