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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 Partner DealsVuori: 20% off the most comfortable performance apparel I've ever wornAthletic Greens: Free 1 year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packsTrustworthy: 20% off The Family Operating System®Daffy: Free $25 to give to the charity of your choice Selected Links From The EpisodeConnect with Patrick: Twitter | Instagram |  LinkedIn | WebsiteConnect with Mani: Twitter | LinkedIn | WebsiteAll 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 & WillValur: Get 3 months of trust administration free when you mention All the Hacks during signupValur Blog PostsValur Charitable Remainder Trust GuideTax Planning Guide for EmployeesSave on taxes even if you have already realized your incomeValur Crypto Tax Planning GuideTrusts 101 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] SponsorsTrustworthyTrustworthy 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 DaffyDaffy 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 GreensAthletic 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 VuoriVuori 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 Connect with All the HacksAll the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | EmailChris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
#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-glantzEpisode on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OlZkiReBBQ Partner DealsFabric: Affordable term life insurance for you and your familyInside Tracker: 20% off personalized wellness & nutrition plans backed by scienceJune: 30% off a 14-in-1 Smart OvenBlockFi: Exclusive bonus of up to $250 free Selected Links From The EpisodeConnect with Jen Glantz: Instagram | WebsiteJen’s Side Hustles:Podcast: You’re Not Getting Any YoungerBlogBusiness: Bridesmaid For HireBooks: All My Friends Are Engaged | Always a Bridesmaid (for Hire): Stories on Growing Up, Looking for Love, and Walking Down the Aisle for Complete StrangersNewsletters: Odd Jobs | The First Years of Marriage | Finally the BrideKickstarter Game: The Newlywed Card GamePodcasts mentioned:The James Altucher Show: Make You a Millionaire! Jen Glantz EP01: You can't scale yourself! How to turn your knowledge into a million dollar!?You’re Not Getting Any Younger: EP 223: The 3 Best Life Hacks to Try (Chris Hutchins - All the Hacks)Other Resources Mentioned:Idea List App: NotePDJames Altucher's 10+ Ideas a DayGetting Press: Help A Reporter | Qwoted: Reporters, Find Journalistic SourcesWilliamsburg, Brooklyn, New York Recommendation: Joe's PizzaFull 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] SponsorsFabricFabric 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 InsideTrackerInsideTracker 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 JuneThe 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 BlockFiThis 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 Connect with All the HacksAll the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | EmailChris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
#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 Partner DealsVuori: 20% off the most comfortable performance apparel I've ever wornAthletic Greens: Free 1 year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packsTruebill: Easily cancel your unused subscriptionsDaffy: Free $25 to give to the charity of your choice Full Show NotesChris 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]  SponsorsTruebillTruebill is the new app that helps you identify and stop paying for subscriptions you don’t need, want, or simply forgot about. You can see all your unwanted subscriptions in one place, keep the ones you want and cancel the ones you don’t – right from the app. Your Truebill concierge is there to cancel your subscriptions, so you don't have to. No talking to humans. No difficult conversations.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 DaffyDaffy 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 GreensAthletic 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 VuoriVuori 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 Connect with All the HacksAll the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | EmailChris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
#59: Data scientist and author Nick Maggiulli joins Chris to talk about the most important principles for saving money and building wealth. They also cover investing in a market decline, evaluating risk, reasons to not max out your 401(k), why he likes income-producing assets, and becoming comfortable spending your money. Nick also shares his biggest college admission hack and "maybe the greatest decision” of his life.Nick Maggiulli (@dollarsanddata) is the Chief Operating Officer at Ritholtz Wealth Management and the creator of “Of Dollars and Data”. His book, Just Keep Buying: Proven ways to save money and build your wealth, explores optimizing personal finance and investing with the aim of increasing your wealth.Full show notes at: https://www.allthehacks.com/just-keep-buying-nick-maggiulliEpisode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/NA0n1qDin8U Partner DealsInside Tracker: 20% off personalized wellness & nutrition plans backed by scienceMasterworks: VIP access to skip the waitlistBabbel: 6 months for the price of 3 with code ALLTHEHACKS Sundays: 50% off your first order of human-grade dog food Selected Links From The EpisodeConnect with Nick Maggiulli:  Twitter | Instagram | WebsiteNick’s Book: Just Keep Buying: Proven ways to save money and build your wealthNick’s New York City Recommendations: Quality Branded, Sushi Seki, Ko, Ollie’s, ThymePodcasts mentioned:All the Hacks #6: The Psychology of Money with Morgan HouselAll the Hacks #19: Becoming a Better Investor with Andy RachleffAll the Hacks #51: Travel Hacking the Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous with Leigh Rowan Full Show NotesHow people should be operating during a decline in the markets [2:48]Making minor tweaks to your portfolio [5:06]Holding cash or investing in the stock market, fast-risk vs. slow-risk decisions, and trying to time the market [5:53]Taking advantage of a bear market [9:47]Investing in income-producing assets [15:09]Advice about investing in individual stocks [19:21]Three reasons to sell your stocks [21:21]Investing in non-income-producing assets [28:58]Should you max out your 401K? [29:57]Asset location and diversifying your portfolio [34:37]Hiring a professional when doing any type of tax-loss harvesting [36:34]Focusing more on income and saving rather than investing as a young adult [38:43]  Transitioning your mindset from saving to investing [44:39] Reasons why merely cutting spending isn’t the path to building wealth in the long-run [47:29] The importance of having an absolute measure of wealth, especially if you don’t feel “rich” [49:29] Nick Maggiulli's top principles for saving money and building wealth [52:04]Nick shares his greatest college admission hack and tactics (outside of investing) to increase your efficiency [54:45]Nick’s favorite New York City recommendations [58:17] Where to find Nick Maggiulli online [59:46]  SponsorsInsideTrackerInsideTracker 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 BabbelBabbel is a  language learning app that offers fun and bite-sized lessons that make it the perfect way to learn a new language on the go. You can choose from 14 different languages, including, Spanish, French, Italian, and German - all taught through lessons created by over 100 language experts that focus on practical learning you actually use in the real world. So whether you'll be traveling abroad, want to connect with family and friends, or just have some free time, you can join the more than 10 million people who've subscribed to babble and start learning a new language today.Get an additional three months free with a 3 month subscription at babbel.com with the code ALLTHEHACKS SundaysSundays' makes a human-grade dog food with no artificial ingredients, synthetic additives or fillers. You can actually read the entire label and understand all the ingredients , which sadly isn't the case for most dog foods. The food is all air dried, which means the nutrients get preserved longer than most foods. Sure you could also get frozen or refridgerated dog foods or even make it yourself, but this is so much easier, with no defrosting, prep or clean up. For a limited time, get 50% off your first order at allthehacks.com/sundays MasterworksMasterworks is an alternative investing platform that gives you access to one of the most exclusive and overlooked investments in history: blue-chip art. Masterworks lets regular people invest in paintings by legends like Banksy, Basquiat and Warhol without spending millions. I've now used masterworks to invest 14 different paintings, including a 15 million dollar Picasso.Here’s how it works: Masterworks will buy a painting they think will appreciate well over time, then they securitize that painting with the SEC, so you can invest in it instead of buying the whole thing. Once they sell the painting, later on, you get your share of the proceeds. It’s that simple. They’ve offered over 100 paintings so far and the three that have sold realized a net annualized gain over 30% per work. They have over 280,000 users and demand is as high as ever. All the Hacks has partnered with them to give you all priority access by going to allthehacks.com/masterworks(see important disclosures at masterworks.io/cd) Connect with All the HacksAll the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | EmailChris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
#58: Emmy-award-winning journalist and author Adrienne Bankert joins Chris to talk about how to make kindness your hidden superpower. They also discuss, giving and receiving constructive criticism, cultivating kindness within yourself, establishing a relationships mentors, and Adrienne evaluates Chris’ performance as an interviewer!Adrienne Bankert (@abontv) is the host of Morning in America and a former national correspondent for ABC News. Her book, Your Hidden Superpower: The Kindness that Makes You Unbeatable at Work and Connects You with Anyone is about resilience, facing competition, and dealing with negativity.Full show notes at: https://www.allthehacks.com/kindness-adrienne-bankertEpisode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/P77xipoekj8 Partner DealsAthletic Greens: Free 1 year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packsBlockFi: Exclusive bonus of up to $250 freeBetterhelp: 10% off your first month with BetterHelpFabric: Affordable term life insurance for you and your family Selected Links From The EpisodeConnect with Adrienne Bankert: Instagram | Twitter | WebsiteAdrienne’s Book: Your Hidden Superpower: The Kindness That Makes You Unbeatable at Work and Connects You with AnyonePodcasts mentioned:All the Hacks #53: Travel Hacks for Planning Your Best Trip Ever with Brandon PresserAll the Hacks #57:  Living a Life of Excellence, Agility and Meaning with Navy SEAL Mike HayesAll the Hacks #37: The Surprising Habits of Backable People with Suneel GuptaBooks Mentioned:Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your LifeRadical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your HumanityHow to Win Friends & Influence PeopleBackable: The surprising truth behind what makes people take a chance on youOther Resources Mentioned:Robin Arzón - Peloton Trainer that inspired Chris to create his running mantraAdrienne’s Good Morning America interview with the cast of “A Star is Born”Adrienne is now a Journalist at NewsNationAdrienne’s Chicago Recommendations: High Tea at The Peninsula Full Show NotesPracticing kindness to encourage, inspire, and put you and others in a better mood [2:15]Using subtle reminders to help center and calm yourself [7:20]Discerning when to provide private versus public critique, and offering constructive feedback rather than confrontation  [12:05]How to ask for feedback when looking to improve your skills and gain wisdom [15:47]Reading a room to discern what your audience needs  [18:51]Hacks to prepare yourself and your environment for effective and meaningful presentations [23:17]Strategies for presenting yourself in a more personable way with colleagues during online meetings [31:26] How to build trust through kindness [37:29]Overcoming selfish moments and opening yourself up to once in a lifetime opportunities [40:21]Ways to politely and kindly remove yourself from a conversation [43:42]Honing your kindness skills by scheduling it into your day [51:04]Establishing a positive, successful, and reciprocal relationship with a mentor [55:57]  Adrienne provides advice about listening attentively and leading an interview with strength and expertise to pique interests maximally [1:00:58] Adrienne Bankert’s favorite Chicago recommendations [1:05:15] Using his experience as an investor and entrepreneur, Chris shares one thing that is frequently overlooked that everyone should know [1:07:36] Where to find Adrienne Bankert online [1:10:12]  SponsorsAthletic GreensAthletic 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. So to take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional  insurance visit allthehacks.com/athleticgreens BlockFiThis 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 FabricFabric 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 BetterHelpLife is full of twists and turns and we all need help at some point, whether it's because of stress at home, or work or loneliness or maybe you just want to improve yourself but I don’t know where to start. No matter the reason, it's invaluable to know that there's someone professionally trained, who can help you through whatever you're facing. And that's exactly what BetterHelp can do. They can assess your needs and match you with a licensed professional therapist in less than 48 hours. And because it's all online, it's way more affordable than traditional in-person therapy (not to mention it is so much easier to have a video, phone or chat session from the comfort of your own home). To get 10% off your first month visit allthehacks.com/betterhelp Connect with All the HacksAll the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | EmailChris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
#57: Former Navy SEAL Commanding Officer Mike Hayes joins Chris to discuss leadership principles, strategies for successful communication, building confidence, and the most important lessons that he learned while serving in the Navy SEALs.Mike Hayes (@thisis.mikehayes) is a 20-year veteran of the Navy SEALs, where he last served as Commanding Officer of SEAL Team TWO, overseeing a 2,000 person Special Operations Task Force in southeastern Afghanistan. He is also the former Director of Defense Policy and Strategy at the National Security Council, Chief Digital Transformation Officer at VMWare, and author of Never Enough: A Navy SEAL Commander on Living a Life of Excellence, Agility, and Meaning. Full show notes at: https://www.allthehacks.com/purpose-meaning-mike-hayesEpisode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/_Io9uT5uZWI Partner DealsVuori: 20% off the most comfortable performance apparel I've ever wornInside Tracker: 20% off personalized wellness & nutrition plans backed by sciencePoint.me: $1 trial w/ this link (and the code ALLTHEHACKS)Riverside.fm: Sign up here and get 15% off with code CHRIS Selected Links From The EpisodeConnect with Mike Hayes: Instagram | TwitterMike’s Book: Never Enough: A Navy SEAL Commander on Living a Life of Excellence, Agility, and MeaningMike’s Sunapee, New Hampshire Restaurant Recommendation: The AnchorageThe US National Medal of Honor Museum: https://mohmuseum.orgPodcasts mentionedAll the Hacks podcast #19: Andy Rachleff Become a Better InvestorAll the Hacks podcast #39: David Marquet The Language and Actions of Great LeadersAll the Hacks podcast #47: Arthur Brooks Finding Happiness, Success and Deep PurposeAll the Hacks podcast #52: Liz Moody Hack Your Health (While Still Enjoying Life)Full Show NotesThree principles to aim for in everything you do [1:50]Why Mike’s book: Never Enough is relatable regardless of the life path you choose [4:32]Two lessons Mike learned during a near-death situation in Peru [6:01]Using examples of his time with the Navy Seals; Mike explains how debriefing with questions like “What could I have done better?” leads to success [8:54]The importance of delivering a message in a way that maximizes the probability of growth in a professional environment [11:59]As a former Director of Defense Policy and Strategy, Mike explains the exciting and uniquely high-pressure situations that he has experienced in the White House Situation Room [15:43]Strategies for learning from failure, and the value of being confident AND humble [17:14]Manufacturing discomfort, pushing yourself harder to live in the struggle, and stretching yourself beyond your perceived limitation, to increase confidence [19:49]Cost-benefit analysis: simply following the rules versus pushing beyond toward innovation and entrepreneurship [26:38]Focusing on the outcome and using the most efficient method toward achievement, and the four most important verbs to focus on during a meeting [29:22]Chris and Mike share methods they use to politely refocus a meeting [32:53]Mike’s perspective on why asking for help is a sign of strength and why hard, intrusive questions must be asked [38:24]Building a positive ecosystem and network through relationships with others [43:48]Technology and tactics to improve presence and focus during conversations [46:12]Lessons learned from high-stakes situations in Iraq about slowing down, staying calm, and maintaining focus [49:19]How the principles described in Mike’s book “Never Enough” change in importance throughout a person’s life [51:52]Mike speaks of his mission to do great things for others, the purpose of writing “Never Enough”, and why he is passionate about its success [55:57]Advice about getting as much sleep as possible for optimal performance [58:05]Mike’s restaurant recommendation in Sunapee, New Hampshire [59:41]Where to find Mike online and ways to support his missions [1:00:44]  Quotes:“We're only excellent if we know we're never excellent enough.” -Mike Hayes SponsorsInsideTrackerInsideTracker 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 Riverside.fmRiverside.fm is the best platform to record studio quality podcasts or videos from anywhere in the world. I use it for all my remote interviews and it consistently delivers high quality audio and video, because it records everything locally, which means you get uncompressed audio and video that works even with unstable wifi. After recording, you can use Riverside's editor to make ready to publish videos with a few clicks or easily download separate audio and video tracks and edit until your heart's content.To get 15% off your plan, use code CHRIS at allthehacks.com/riverside VuoriVuori 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 Connect with All the HacksAll the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | EmailChris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
#56: Today, our Host, Chris Hutchins (@hutchins) celebrates the one year anniversary of All The Hacks! This was a live Q&A recorded on May 9th, 2022 with All The Hacks listeners tuning in. Chris answers questions on earning points buying a house and car, how flexibility helps you save big on award flights, whether elite status is worth it and much more. This is a really fun episode with 3 big giveaways you can enter for 10k miles, a $100 Vuori gift card and a lifetime subscription to CardPointers.Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/anniversary-live-show Partner LinksRiverside.fm: Sign up here and get 15% off with code CHRISAthletic Greens: Free 1 year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packsBlockFi: Exclusive bonus of up to $250 freeMasterworks: VIP access to skip the waitlistPoint.me: $1 trial w/ this link (and the code ALLTHEHACKS) All the Hacks Episodes Mentioned#34 - Hacking Healthcare, Prescriptions and Medical Bills with Marshall Allen#11 - Making Money from Side Hustles with Nick Loper Resources MentionedAll The Hacks Upgrade Program - free upgrades, breakfast and more on paid luxury hotel staysSavanti Travel: - High end travel concierge, owned by Leigh Rowan (ATH #1 and #51)Point.me and BookYourAward.com - Award booking servicesNotion - How I track all the information for podcast (and actually for our family)Countdown to the FOMC - FedWatch Tool for interest rate hikesCreditKarma - Free credit score and helps find cards you can get approved forExtra.App - Debit card that helps you build creditCardPointers - Get 20% at allthehacks.com/cardpointersVuori: 20% off your first purchase at allthehacks.com/vuoriRakuten - Big Give Week with 15% cash back and free $40 for new users Anniversary Giveaway!Enter the giveaway by visiting https://allthehacks.com/giveaway for a chance to win:$100 to Vouri Clothing StoreFree Lifetime Membership to CardPointers10,000 Capital One points, courtesy of Chris! Full show notesQ: Colin asks, How can I maximize points while trying to purchase a house or a car?Q: Chad asks, When planning a trip with points should I aim to book last minute? Or should I plan in advance? Q: Webber asks, how should I figure out where to stay in London for a luxury splurge?Q: Mallorie asks, how should I plan my trip to Japan while also making sure that I optimize my credit card award bonuses? How do I know which new cards to sign up for?Q: Brandy asks, how do you decide when to maximize points and when to just spend the money to save the time?Q: Jared asks, how important is elite status?Q: Andrew asks, if it’s worth staying with IHG when Hyatt seems to be the best hotel transfer partner?Q: JC asks, how does Chris keep all his podcast notes organized?Q: Mallory asks, if you are lower income, how can you start earning bonuses?Q: Yevgeniy asks, are there any BlockFi alternatives for high yield?Q: Peter asks, what are your tips for students who don’t have established credit?Q: Benji asks, is there a cash back debit card?Q: Mallorie asks, when you have a lot of financial goals, but limited financial resources; where do you start?Q: Webber asks, what are the best cards to use on Amazon?Q: Lessie asks: what about Discover cards?Q: Marlin asks, what cards should I use to optimize my spend while doing my home remodel?All the Hacks Anniversary GiveawayRakuten  The Quick HacksUse your favorite card for a down payment on your new car (including Tesla!)Don’t forget about “Position flights” or flying from one smaller airport to a major hub.CardPointers is an amazing app for tracking and optimizing your points.Don’t forget to try the “reconsideration line” if you ever get declined for a cardIf you have an old card, don’t cancel the card, it’s helping your credit score! If it has a fee you don’t want to pay, ask to get the card downgraded to a no annual fee card.When appropriate: don’t pay in cash, pay in gift cards! Editors NoteWish Amy and Chris the best of luck; baby two coming very soon! SponsorsRiverside.fmRiverside.fm is the best platform out there to record studio quality podcasts or videos from anywhere in the world. I use it for all my remote interviews and it consistently delivers high quality audio and video, because it records everything locally, which means you get uncompressed audio and video that works even with unstable wifi. Once your recording is done, you can use Riverside's editor to make ready to publish videos with a few clicks or easily download separate audio and video tracks and edit until your heart's content. To get 15% off your plan, use code CHRIS at allthehacks.com/riverside Athletic GreensAthletic 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. So to take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional  insurance visit allthehacks.com/athleticgreens MasterworksThis episode is brought to you by Masterworks. 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#55: Points expert, Julia Menez, joins Chris to go deep on all things points and miles, including points stacking, optimizing rewards, tools to help organize your points and miles, using buying clubs to earn lots of points, and Chris shares how a somewhat sketchy website saved him an extra 15% off a new couch!Julia Menez (@geobreezetravel) is a points strategy coach, speaker and host of the Geobreeze Travel podcast, where she interviews travelers from all walks of life about their points and miles strategies.Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/maximize-points-julia-menezView the video version of the episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dbhznmaq0BgSponsor LinksVuori: 20% off the most comfortable performance apparel I've ever wornInsideTracker: 20% off personalized wellness & nutrition plans backed by science.Fabric: Affordable term life insurance for you and your familyCardPointers: 20% off the app that helps you earn more cash back, points, and miles.  All the Hacks Live Q&A EpisodeMonday, 5/9 @ 12p PDTRegister and join at allthehacks.com/live Selected Links From The EpisodeConnect with Julia Menez: Website | Instagram | FacebookJulia’s Podcast: Geobreeze TravelJulia’s gift to All the Hacks listeners: Geobreeze Hotel Upgrade TemplateBuyers ClubsPFS Buyers ClubMYS Buying GroupBuyForMeRetail@thepointsanalystPack Your Bags With PointsJulia's Monthly Buyers Club MasterclassEarn More Points + $$$Grabr - International purchasers prepay for you to buy items locallyRakuten - Cash back at thousands of storesFluz - Cash back at thousands of stores + referral bonusesSeated - 20%+ back at partnered restaurantsDosh - Additional rewards shop, dine, and book. Can be stacked with Seated and other dining portalsCashback Monitor - Portal to find cash and points back for online retailersHoney & RetailMeNot - Promo Codes instantlySearchTempest - Search the whole USA on CraigslistSavendeals - Coupons for Crate & Barrel, Lowes and Home DepotMyVegas Rewards - Get points towards free things in VegasFrequent Miler - Blog with great points + miles contentDoctor Of Credit - Blog with great points + miles contentPay1040.com - Pay taxes with your credit cardID.me - Discounts for teachers, military and moreOptimizing Your PointsFeedly - Keep track of many blogs/websitesAwardWallet - One dashboard for all your pointsTravelfreely - Credit Card managementCardPointers - Automated Reward optimizer for your credit cardsCredit Karma - Credit score trackingPoint.me - Award flight search toolANA Around the World Redemption - Up to 8 flights in biz class for less than 120k pointsTurkish Airlines Miles & Smiles - Great deals for award flightsUnited Excursionist Perk - Unique trick to get an extra free award flight from UnitedScott’s Cheap Flights - Alerts on cheap flights around the worldCredit CardsAmerican Express Gold - 4x Dining/GroceriesBilt Rewards - Earn Points on RentChase Freedom Unlimited - 1.5x on EverythingChase Freedom Flex - 5x on Rotating CategoriesChase Sapphire Preferred - Huge 80k Bonus and 3x Dining/2x TravelChase Sapphire Reserve - 3x Dining/TravelAll the Hacks Card Signup Site - Thanks for using this! :)PodcastsGeobreeze Travel podcast:Episode 7 - How to Stack Points and Rewards Programs with Angel Trinh (@pennywisetraveler)Episode 56 - How to Earn More Points on a Teacher's Salary with Zac Hood (travelfreely.net)Episode 67 - Brazil Travel Tricks and Military Benefits with Mark WhiteHacking the American Dream Full Show NotesHow people on a smaller budget can earn enough points to use toward travel [03:05]Outsource buying, how participating in buying groups can work to your advantage [05:14]When sourcing items, do buyers usually pay more than the item costs? [07:04]Buyer’s groups: are they reliable? trustworthy? Advice to keep you from being scammed, and how to learn about the different buyer’s clubs options available [08:36]Using Freedom Flex, Freedom card, Freedom Unlimited, Sapphire Preferred, and Sapphire Reserve to earn points [11:10]Bringing electronic and medical devices to Latin America: reasons to consider using Grabr, and advice about safety during the product exchange [11:55]Chris and Julia walk through an extreme example of how valuable ‘stacking’ can be along with ways to automate the process [13:40]The unbelievable benefits of stacking through dining portals [14:54]Using Cashback Monitor to learn the best places for cashback, transferable points, and airline points, as well as hacks for accessing coupons online [18:45]Julia’s favorite app for stacking deals in Las Vegas and how often you can take advantage of the offers [23:53]Chris highlights the “crazy amounts” of point stacking deals [26:39]Specific places to search online for timely deals that require prompt action and tools to help organize your point balances [28:52]Why it’s important to understand the 5/24 rule and its exceptions [31:54]Julia Menez’s go-to cards and her advice for travelers who are just beginning the process of accumulating points [35:16]Amazing redemptions to take advantage of even though you may not have a huge balance and how to use the ANA Around the World redemption program [40:02]Plan a trip across Europe using Julia’s redemption super hacks [45:07]Buying points, is it worth it? Chris and Julia share their perspectives [50:55]3 reasons why paying your taxes on a credit card might actually make sense [52:54]Hacks to save money and earn perks for members of the military and their spouses [57:49]For upgrades and extra perks, while traveling, Julia shares a special link to a template on her website for All the Hacks listeners [59:56]  Where to find Julia Menez online [1:01:50] Today's SponsorsVuoriVuori 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. 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The app automatically tracks every category bonus and recurring credits from over 5,000  cards. They also track and help you use your Amex, Chase, Bank of America, or Citibank offers to save even more money every day.The app is free to download and many of the features are free too, but if you want to unlock all the features, you can get 20% off CardPointers Pro at allthehacks.com/cardpointers Connect with All the HacksAll the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | EmailChris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
#54: Minimalist expert and award-winning author, Joshua Becker, joins Chris to talk about the many ways that “things'' get in the way of living a purpose-filled life. They discuss Joshua’s top decluttering strategies, the 8 distractions that prevent people from living more meaningfully, and hacks to help guide you toward achieving the benefits of a more satisfying life through owning less.Joshua Becker (@joshua_becker) is an expert minimalist, an award-winning author, and the founder of Becoming Minimalist, a website dedicated to inspiring others to find more life by owning less. He recently released his latest book Things That Matter: Overcoming Distraction to Pursue a More Meaningful Life.Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/minimalism-joshua-beckerView the Video for this episode: https://youtu.be/i_Sls6GAST4Selected Links From The EpisodeAll the Hacks Newsletter: Sign UpConnect with Joshua Becker: Website | Instagram | TwitterJoshua’s Books: Things That Matter: Overcoming Distraction to Pursue a More Meaningful LifeThe Minimalist Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to a Decluttered, Refocused LifeThe More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You OwnSimplify: 7 Guiding Principles to Help Anyone Declutter Their Home and LifeClutterfree with Kids: Change your thinking. Discover new habits. Free your homePodcasts mentioned:All the Hacks Podcast #25 Nir EyalAll the Hacks Podcast #50 Adam NashResources Mentioned:Harvard Study: Exchanging cents for seconds : the happiness benefits of choosing time over moneyHappy Money: The Science of Happier SpendingIndistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your LifeCourtney Carver’s Website: Be More With LessLogan and Tammy Strobel’s Website: Our Tiny HouseJoshua’s Phoenix Recommendations: Barrio Cafe | Camelback MountainPartner DealsFree Vitamin D + Travel Packs with Athletic Greens10% off your first month with BetterHelp$25 free in your Daffy Account Full Show NotesWhat most people get wrong when they think about minimalism [01:39]The importance of having fewer physical distractions and unnecessary possessions in your life [02:32]The first question Joshua asks those who are beginning the process of removing  distractions from their lives [03:47]Joshua's top decluttering strategy [07:01]Staging your home for living: how to make small changes to promote a calm space and the importance of finding the purpose of your home [08:54]How one conversation inspired Joshua’s transition to minimalism and the positive outcome of his decision [13:12]Alternatives to keeping seldom-used items, the cost of holding on to them, and the benefits of letting them go [15:59]How decluttering during a move afforded Chris the ability to use his space differently [21:31]Donate or sell? Joshua provides insight about getting rid of valuable items [22:49]Chris discusses the 5 core principles of smart spending as described in Elizabeth Dunn’s book Happy Money [25:40]Spending money on things to buy time versus having fewer items, practical advice on learning what’s right for you [27:30]As the trend grows in popularity, is there a ‘right’ way to apply the minimalist approach to your space? [29:38]10 questions Joshua suggests you ask during the process of minimalizing [31:09]The realization Joshua came to once he adopted the minimalist lifestyle and what inspired him to write: Things That Matter [34:07]8 distractions that prevent people from feeling the most satisfied and fulfilled [35:53]Acknowledging that money is not the end-all and the shocking results of a Harvard study of 100,000 people on time versus happiness [40:04]Focusing on things that matter through generosity and acts of service [42:30]Ways in which distraction of the ‘trivial’ prevents us from finding our purpose and the importance of taking a ‘digital detox’ [45:26]Joshua’s top recommendations for ‘dine, drink, and do’ in the Phoenix area [50:21]Where to find more information about Joshua Becker [51:58] SponsorsAthletic GreensAthletic 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. So to take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional  insurance visit allthehacks.com/athleticgreens BetterHelpLife is full of twists and turns and we all need help at some point, whether it's because of stress at home, or work or loneliness or maybe you just want to improve yourself but I don’t know where to start. No matter the reason, it's invaluable to know that there's someone professionally trained, who can help you through whatever you're facing. And that's exactly what BetterHelp can do. They can assess your needs and match you with a licensed professional therapist in less than 48 hours. And because it's all online, it's way more affordable than traditional in-person therapy (not to mention it is so much easier to have a video, phone or chat session from the comfort of your own home). To get 10% off your first month visit allthehacks.com/betterhelp DaffyDaffy 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 https://allthehacks.com/daffy  Connect with All the HacksAll the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | EmailChris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
#53: Award-winning travel journalist Brandon Presser shares advice on choosing accommodations, critical factors to consider when planning a trip, his top travel hacks, and his favorite off-the-beaten-path points of interest. He also discusses his traveling philosophy and shares his top lesser-known travel destinations!Brandon Presser (@brandpress) is a freelance features writer and travel expert. He’s written 50+ travel guidebooks, contributes to numerous influential publications, and can be seen on Bravo's television series, Tour Group where he led a group of eclectic travelers around the world. He recently released his latest book: The Far Land: 200 Years of Murder, Mania, and Mutiny in the South Pacific.Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/best-trip-brandon-presser Selected Links From The EpisodeAll the Hacks Newsletter: Sign UpConnect with Brandon Presser: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | WebsiteBrandon’s Work:Latest Book: The Far Land: 200 Years of Murder, Mania, and Mutiny in the South PacificGuidebooksArticles PublishedBravo’s Tour GroupWhere to Travel in 2022Photo of Juxtaposition in KyrgyzstanBrandon’s Hospitality Jobs:Maître d’ at NobuButler @ The Plaza HotelDeckhand on a Luxury YachtCommercial Flight AttendantPrivate Jet Flight AttendantVegas High Roller Suite ManagerHoneymoon PlannerMadagascar Club Sandwich: Le Pavillon de l'EmyrneJapan Recommendations:YanakaKanazawaKaga Hot SpringsShikokuSetagayaShimokitazawa (Bear Pond EspressoDaikanyama (Tsutaya Bookshop)JiyugaokaBook mentioned: Happy Money: The Science of Happier SpendingTravel Shoes: PalladiumIceland Recommendations:Snaefellsnes PeninsulaHotel EgilsenSponsor Deals15% off Riverside.fm with code CHRIS10% off your first month with BetterHelp$25 free in your Daffy Account Full Show NotesWhat most people get wrong about the way they travel and plan vacations (1:25)Advice about travel planning and critical factors to consider when choosing your destination (1:59)What's so fulfilling about authentic travel (4:04)Why having a ‘checklist’ may not result in the most meaningful travel experience (5:28)The most effective (and non-insulting) ways to show generosity while traveling (9:27)Authentic travel experience versus a ‘commercial vacation’ (10:44)A career as a fixer and advice for finding a trip planning guide (13:36)Writing guidebooks for Lonely Planet (16:10)How social media has changed travelers’ need for guidebooks and review sites  (18:11)The importance of using your instincts, hotel concierges, and online resources (21:14)Having stayed in 3,000+ hotels, Brandon offers advice on what to look for in a ‘nice’ hotel (27:02)“I want the amenities in the room to be thought through and I don't want people to skimp on a crappy Q-tip. I want a good Q-tip.” (29:39)Using a quality rating metric of club sandwiches! (29:51)Why Japan, as a destination, is always at the top of Brandon's list (32:20)The downsides of a career in travel writing, and even living in incredible places, especially on someone else’s dime (37:43)Favorite luggage and travel footwear (39:32)Finding the balance between taking photographs and being fully immersed in your travel experience (41:48)“I don't want a photo that someone's already taken a better version. I want to capture my moments of serendipity,  that's what I use photography for"  (43:50)Capturing a moment of incredible juxtaposition in Kyrgyzstan (42:48)Brandon distills his favorite travel hacks (44:00)Alternative cost-effective travel locations (45:42)Why traveling within “our regional bubbles” will be more accessible right now and in the near future (52:31)Brandon’s bucket list of travel destinations (54:08)What constitutes a true ‘visit’ for the purpose of country counting (56:51)Working high-end hospitality jobs at Nobu, The Plaza, and Barneys (57:21)  Brandon on his search for ‘Eloise moments’ (01:00:41)Top tips and tricks from years in travel service (01:03:51)How carrying tokens of gratitude can affect your travel experience (01:07:54)The Far Land: 200 Years of Murder, Mania, and Mutiny in the South Pacific (01:10:06)Travel Recommendations for Iceland and Japan (01:15:40)Where to find Brandon online (01:19:42) SponsorsRiversideRiverside is the best platform out there to record studio quality podcasts or videos from anywhere in the world. I use it for all my remote interviews and it consistently delivers high quality audio and video, because it records everything locally, which means you get uncompressed audio and video that works even with unstable wifi. Once your recording is done, you can use Riverside's editor to make ready to publish videos with a few clicks or easily download separate audio and video tracks and edit until your heart's content. To get 15% off your plan, use code CHRIS at allthehacks.com/riverside BetterHelpLife is full of twists and turns and we all need help at some point, whether it's because of stress at home, or work or loneliness or maybe you just want to improve yourself but I don’t know where to start. No matter the reason, it's invaluable to know that there's someone professionally trained, who can help you through whatever you're facing. And that's exactly what BetterHelp can do. They can assess your needs and match you with a licensed professional therapist in less than 48 hours. And because it's all online, it's way more affordable than traditional in-person therapy (not to mention it is so much easier to have a video, phone or chat session from the comfort of your own home). To get 10% off your first month visit allthehacks.com/betterhelp DaffyDaffy 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 https://allthehacks.com/daffy Connect with All the HacksAll the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | EmailChris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
#52: Writer and cookbook author Liz Moody joins Chris to discuss health and wellness hacks, including what kind of foods you need to be adding in, supplements, vitamins, cold showers, circadian walks, hydroxyapatite, taping your mouth, all her favorite health hacks, and more.Liz Moody (@lizmoody) is a health and wellness hacker. She is the author of two healthy cookbooks: Healthier Together: Recipes for Two-Nourish Your Body, Nourish Your Relationships, and Glow Pops, contributing food editor for mindbodygreen, and host of the hit wellness podcast Healthier Together. Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/health-liz-moodyWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/4TcIr5sWdt4Selected Links From The EpisodeAll the Hacks Newsletter: Sign UpLiz Moody: Instagram | Podcast | Patreon | Cookbooks | HT DeckChris on Liz's Podcast: Healthier Together with Chris HutchinsLiz Moody Episodes Mentioned: Glucose Goddess | Dr. Katy Milkmen | Dr. Anna Lembke | Mark Burhenne, DDS | Dr. Amishi JhaLiz’s London Recommendations: Dishoom | Canal Walks | Paddington Station | Camden Market | Nitrogen Ice-Cream | Gordon’s Wine BarProducts Mentioned: Athletic Greens | RiseWell Toothpaste | Boka Toothpaste Affordable Life Insurance: Fabric20% off Performance Apparel: VuoriFree Vitamin D + Travel Packs: Athletic Greens Full Show NotesWho is Liz Moody (01:33)Eating healthy with fruity pebbles (03:14)Green starter hack (07:55)Cauliflower rice hack (12:32) Adding spices (14:07) Starting every morning with a big smoothie (14:42)Do spices go bad? (18:48)Liz's taco salad recipe (21:03)Why Liz's cookbook is gluten-free & dairy-free (22:13)Plant forward (22:57)Do vegetables need to be organic? (24:17)Grass-fed beef (25:19) Supplements and vitamins (26:20)Eating diverse produce (28:22) Set the bar lower (31:27)Make it enjoyable (33:47) Starting a meditation practice (35:31)Cold showers (40:17)Balancing your dopamine levels (41:38) What taking a cold shower looks like (45:29)Circadian walks (50:49) Hydroxyapatite (53:22)Taping your mouth (55:54) The healthier together deck (57:27)Liz's London recommendations for a meal, drink, and something to do (1:00:58)  Where to find Liz online (01:07:00)  Today's SponsorsAthletic GreensAthletic 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. So to take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional  insurance visit allthehacks.com/athleticgreens VuoriVuori 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 FabricFabric 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 Connect with All the HacksAll the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | EmailChris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
#51:  Travel Pro Leigh Rowan joins Chris for a second time to discuss luxurious travel hacks, including getting the best prices on private jet travel, first-class experiences flying commercial, a look into high-end luxury resorts, and advice on tipping, luxury property rentals, and organizing your activities on your next vacation.Leigh Rowan (@leighrowan) is a serious travel hacker. He is the founder and CEO of Savanti Travel, a travel management company for executives, and prior to that was the COO of The Points Guy.Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/luxury-travel-leigh-rowanWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/75BUUvUMyyMSelected Links From The EpisodeAll the Hacks Newsletter: Sign UpLeigh Rowan: Twitter | Savanti TravelFind empty legs on private jets: Villiers Jets | XO | Victor | OpenPointFind your airline’s seat map: SeatGuruFind luxury properties: CuveeRidiculous villa Chris booked in Cabo: Villa TurquesaPerks and benefits experiment email: getupgraded@allthehacks.comConcierge Services: Quintessentially  Experience shared private flying: JSX Full Show NotesWho is Leigh Rowan (00:14)A listener’s email about ultra-high-end travel experiences (01:43)What does private jet travel look like? (03:14)The dirty secret about private aviation (04:42)Where to find the deals on private jets (06:25)The cost of renting a plane (07:02)Cabotage (10:16)The most common use of private travel (10:47)Will private jet demand wane post-pandemic? (11:59)The private jet experience (15:13)Getting on and off a private jet (16:41)Traveling with JSX (18:52)First-class experiences when flying commercial (20:32)Is the premium economy coming back? (25:47)Flying business class internationally (28:57)What a high-end luxury hotel looks like (30:47)Four vs. Five-star resorts (31:20)Luxury high-end resort loyalty programs (37:45)Higher-end luxury property rentals (41:46)The perks of working through a travel advisor (47:35)Practical advice around tipping (51:28)Organizing activities on your vacation (56:02)Where to find Leigh Rowan online (58:21) SponsorsPestiePestie offers a pro-grade pest control that's people and pet friendly for less than $50. How does it work? You give them your zip code and you get customized pest control treatments for your region and everything you need to apply. Just follow simple the instructions to spray your home in only takes five minutes. While most pest control companies charge between $300–$500 per year, you're mostly paying for pushy salesman, technicians, and gimmicks, but Pestie cuts all of that out and passes the savings on to you.Best of all, they want to make sure that every customer is happy, so they offer our bug-free guarantee. If you're not satisfied, they'll do whatever it takes to make it right—send special treatments, personalized treatment plans, or a full refund. So if you want to save hundreds on pro-grade pest control you can get 10% off your order today at allthehacks.com/pestie MasterworksThis episode is brought to you by Masterworks. Masterworks is an alternative investing platform that gives you access to one of the most exclusive and overlooked investments in history: blue-chip art. Masterworks lets regular people invest in paintings by legends like Banksy, Basquiat and Warhol without spending millions. I've now used masterworks to invest 10 different paintings, including a 15 million dollar Picasso.Here’s how it works: Masterworks will buy a painting they think will appreciate well over time, then they securitize that painting with the SEC, so you can invest in it instead of buying the whole thing. Once they sell the painting, later on, you get your share of the proceeds. It’s that simple. They’ve offered over 100 paintings so far and the three that have sold realized a net annualized gain over 30% per work. They have over 280,000 users and demand is as high as ever. All the Hacks has partnered with them to give you all priority access by going to https://allthehacks.com/masterworks(see important disclosures at masterworks.io/cd) Connect with All the HacksAll the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | EmailChris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
#50: Entrepreneur and investor Adam Nash joins Chris to discuss the biggest misconceptions of philanthropy, the hurdles of giving, tax benefits for charitable donations, real estate investing, why Daffy was created, everything you need to know about Donor-Advised Funds, and more.Adam Nash (@AdamNash) is the CEO and co-founder of Daffy, a not-for-profit community built around a new modern way to give. Adam is a seasoned executive, investor and advisor. He sits on the board of the investing company Acorns, he teaches the "Personal Finance for Engineers" course at Stanford and he was previously the president and CEO at Wealthfront. Full Show Notes at: https://www.allthehacks.com/giving-adam-nashView Episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/mERMZviCHx0 Selected Links From The EpisodeGet a free $25 in your Daffy account: https://allthehacks.com/daffyConnect with Adam Nash: Twitter | Instagram | Adam's Blog | Daffy’s BlogSelected Works from Daffy’s blog: Let’s Close the Trillion-Dollar Generosity Gap | The Benefits of Donating Stock to CharityAdam’s Stanford Course: CS 007: Personal Finance for EngineersBook Mentioned:  Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending by Elizabeth Dunn and Dr. Michael Norton  Palo Alto Recommendations:   The Post | The Sea | Stanford Campus | The Dish | Shoreline LakeBilt Signup: https://allthehacks.com/bilt Full Show Notes Chris welcomes Adam to All The Hacks  (00:00) The biggest misconceptions about philanthropy (02:13)How much should one give?  (03:29) How to know if an organization is using its money wisely (09:22)Could people be giving more? (12:36)The hurdles of giving (15:10)Giving to multiple similar organizations (20:44)Tax benefits for charitable donations (23:15) Donor-Advised Funds (23:49)Why Daffy was created (27:42)Why do large firms have such high fees on donor-advised funds? (30:34)Donating appreciated assets (33:04)Moving your Donor-Advised Funds (38:31)Donor-Advised Fund apps and their ease (40:37) Investing inside your Daffy Donor-Advised Fund (44:31)What people are getting wrong about personal finance (46:04)How do alternative investments fit into your portfolio? (48:10)Real Estate investing (52:36)Dinner, Drink, and Something to do in Palo Alto (57:52)Where to find Adam online (59:41) SponsorsDaffy 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. They makes it easy to put money aside for charity and because Daffy Charitable Fund is a registered 501(c)(3), all your contributions  are tax-deductible. Then, whenever you want, you can give to more than 1.5 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.Also, all  the contributions to your Daffy account are invested in  a standard, ESG or crypto portfolio so they can grow tax free to let you have even more impact in the future. And if you donate any stock or crypto that has increased in value since you bought it, you get full credit for the value of the asset and never have to pay taxes on the capital gains.To start giving today and get your free $25 to give to the charity of your choice, go to https//allthehacks.com/daffy Connect with All the HacksAll the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | EmailChris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
#49: This episode breaks down exactly how I  booked a $20,000+ trip Bora Bora for less than $1,500 with points and miles. I'll break down finding flights, transferring the points, booking the hotels, my own recommendations for Bora Bora and all the hacks you need to make a trip like this possible yourself.Watch the video of this episode: https://youtu.be/wjX4K2RLOj8 Full Show Notes at: https://allthehacks.com/travel-hacking-bora-bora Selected Links From The EpisodeSuggested Episodes on Travel Hacking: #1. Leigh Rowan | #2.  Brad Barrett | #27. Brian KellyPoint.me: $1 for your first month with this link (and using the code ALLTHEHACKS)Finding the right flight: point.me | FlightConnections |  Google Flights | ExpertFlyer | French bee | Air Tahiti NuiFinding the right hotel: Google Hotels | AwardMapper | Costco Travel | FlyerTalk (example thread on St Regis Bora Bora)Tahiti Recommendations:  Intercontinental Tahiti | Hilton Hotel TahitiBora Bora Recommendations: St. Regis Bora Bora Resort | Conrad Bora Bora Nui | Bora Bora Sharks and Stingrays | Amazon Floats Full Show NotesChris introduces All The Hacks from Bora Bora  (00:00) Listener Email (01:13)Trip background (03:02) A glimpse into Bora Bora (04:40)Finding the right flight (06:46)Flightconnections.com (06:57)Google flights (07:27)Expert flyer (11:40)Point.me and Air Canada (13:13)Finding the right hotel (16:24)Google Hotels (16:50)Awardmapper.com (18:43)Booking with Marriott (19:09)How to get that upgrade (22:30)Flying Air Tahiti (24:18)Costco Hack (26:41)Food costs (27:12)St. Regis vs. Conrad (28:13)Bora Bora Hacks (31:17)   Connect with All the HacksAll the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | EmailChris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
#48: Investing expert Brian Feroldi joins Chris to discuss the current market, Brian’s counterintuitive investing philosophy, making an investor checklist, evaluating risk, investor policy statements, understanding market capitalization, creating an exit strategy, asymmetric bets and more.Brian Feroldi (@BrianFeroldi) is a financial educator, YouTuber, and author of Why Does The Stock Market Go Up?: Everything You Should Have Been Taught About Investing in School, But Weren’t, who has also written more than 3,000 articles on stocks, investing, and personal finance for the Motley Fool. He's been intensely interested in money, personal finance, and investing since he graduated from college and shares his knowledge with the world on Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Fool.com.Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/investing-checklist-brian-feroldi Selected Links From The EpisodeConnect with Brian Feroldi: Twitter | YouTube | Instagram | Website | Motley Fool ArticlesOrder Brian’s Book: Why Does The Stock Market Go Up?: Everything You Should Have Been Taught About Investing in School, But Weren’tYouTube Video: Brian Feroldi’s Stock Investing Checklist: A Step By Step GuideBrian’s Investing Checklist: brianferoldi.com/checklist/Stock Investing Platforms mentioned: Interactive Brokers | M1 FinanceRhode Island Recommendations: Hemenway’s Restaurant |  Waterfire Providence | Tilted Barn Brewery Books Referenced:Warren Buffet and the Interpretation of Financial Statements: The Search for the Company with  Durable Competitive Advantage by Mary Buffett and David ClarkThe Little Book That Builds Wealth: The Knockout Formula for Finding Great Investments by Pat Dorsey100 Baggers: Stocks that Return 100-to-1and How to Find Them by Christopher W. Mayer Full Show NotesChris welcomes Brian to All The Hacks  (01:15) Making sense of the current market (01:25)How Brian feels about calm and volatile times (03:06) Timing the market vs. dollar-cost averaging (04:13)How Brian thinks about managing his own portfolio (06:35)Evaluating risk (08:27)The Investor policy statement (09:43) How to make an investing checklist (12:20)Educating yourself on what to look for when finding a company to invest in (16:25)Is Brian's investing more passive or wild bets? (19:54)Is price even a factor when investing in stocks? (22:55)Understanding market capitalization (25:20)Exiting positions when the market cap gets too large (27:12)Determining your exit strategy and keeping an investment journal (28:31)When to double down on your position (30:52)Brian’s counterintuitive investing philosophy (33:35) What platform does Brian use to trade? (36:22) How to evaluate how a stock or company is doing (39:01)Online Resources to compare your stock to the rest of the market (41:18) Taking on higher risk bets (41:58)Researching and finding asymmetrical bets (43:53)Does the vetting process for asymmetrical bets differ from less risky investments? (45:34)Five stocks that Brian is keeping his eye on (47:28) Brian's book recommendations (49:08)Brian's contrarian opinion on paying down mortgage fast (52:52)Brian's local recommendations for Rhode Island (52:52)Where to find Brian online (54:24) SponsorsMasterworksThis episode is brought to you by Masterworks. Masterworks is an alternative investing platform that gives you access to one of the most exclusive and overlooked investments in history: blue-chip art. Masterworks lets regular people invest in paintings by legends like Banksy Basquiat and Warhol without spending millions. In fact, I used masterworks to invest in a 15 million dollar Picasso the other day.Here’s how it works: Masterworks will buy a painting they think will appreciate well over time, then they securitize that painting with the SEC, so you can invest in it instead of buying the whole thing. Once they sell the painting, later on, you get your share of the proceeds. It’s that simple. In 2020 and 2021, masterworks sold two paintings that appreciated by over 30%. They have over 280,000 users and demand is as high as ever. But I partnered with them to give you all priority access by going to https://allthehacks.com/masterworks (see important disclosures at masterworks.io/disclaimer). StarshipThis episode is brought to you by Starship. Are you looking for a new HSA? You can get one free with Starship and signing up only takes a few minutes. If you're not familiar with HSAs, they’re health savings accounts for health-related expenses like doctor appointments, glasses, prescriptions, and over-the-counter meds. The best part is that an HSA from Starship lets you get tax breaks on account contributions, when purchasing eligible expenses and on any investment growth.In the past, my HSAs have had high monthly fees and I’ve been forced to invest through an old school brokerage. That’s why I’m so excited about Starship – there are no hidden fees, no minimum balance fees, and no monthly maintenance fees. And you can spend, save, and invest your HSA funds all from their simple app. Also, instead of having to manually invest your funds, Starship can automatically invest your contributions using their robo-advisory tool. 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#47: Behavioral social scientist Arthur Brooks joins Chris to explore happiness and the different types of intelligence. They also explore the hustle culture, the science of satisfaction, the reverse bucket list, the four good idols (friends, family, faith, and work) and the four to watch out for (money, power, pleasure, and pain)Arthur C. Brooks (@arthurbrooks) is a Harvard Professor, musician, and columnist for the Atlantic. He is also the bestselling author of 11 books on topics ranging from economic opportunity to human happiness. In February 2022, Arthur released From Strength to Strength, a book on finding meaning, success, and deep purpose in the second half of life. Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/happiness-arthur-brooks and you can watch this episode on YouTube Selected Links From The EpisodeConnect with Arthur: Website | Twitter | Instagram | YouTubeSome of Arthur's BooksFrom Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of LifeLove Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of ContemptWho Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism -- America's Charity Divide -- Who Gives, Who Doesn't, and Why It MattersSelected Works from the AtlanticHow to Build a Life - Arthur's ColumnAre you Epicurus or Epictetus ArticleBooks ReferencedHappy Money: The Science of Happier Spending by Elizabeth Dunn and Dr Michael Norton  The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor DostoevskyMan's Search for Meaning by Victor FranklMeditations by Marcus AureliusThe Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat HanhThe Confessions by Saint AugustineThe BiblePodcasts Referenced#36: Bucket Lists, Audacious Goals and Living the Life You Want with Ben NemtinBarcelona RecommendationsRoman RuinsSagrada FamiliaRomanesque Churches and Gothic Cathedrals Full Show NotesArthur C Brooks - Behavioral Social Scientist (00:00)How does Arthur define happiness? (02:54) Are tests available to understand where you are lacking in happiness? (03:50)Changing intelligence - the seven habits of people who get happier as they age (04:47)What is a success curve and how to make sure you're on the right success curve? (05:42)Fluid intelligence (06:30)Crystalized intelligence (07:35)The key thing is to be on the right curve (07:50)What does the jump from curve to curve look like? How do I prepare for a jump? What should I be doing with my time? (08:50) Charles Darwin and Johann Sebastian Bach’s success curves (10:44)Success Addiction and Dopamine (13:30)Hustle Culture and how to establish metacognition (16:30) How often do you need to journal to see benefits from journaling? (18:00)The Bad Idols: money, power, pleasure, and fame (20:30) The Good Idols: faith, family, friendship, and work (21:10)The best way to get happier now??? (24:25) The importance of sharing (25:25) The happiness algorithm (25:15)Having faith without an organized religion (27:00) Lectio Divina - Divine Reading (29:40)The science of satisfaction (30:36) The hedonic treadmill and social comparison (32:00) How to make a better bucket list (33:47) The reverse bucket list (35:25) How to buy happiness (37:30) Technology and happiness (40:52) Turning weakness into strength (42:40)Hope and the role of negative emotions (45:36)Quitting your job for happiness (47:00) Recommendations for a meal, a drink, and something to do in Barcelona, Roman Ruins, Sagrada Familia, Romanesque Churches and Gothic Cathedrals (48:30) The inspiration for his most recent book (49:12)Wrapping up the show with Arthur Brooks and where to find Arthur online (52:00) SponsorsStarshipThis episode is brought to you by Starship. Are you looking for a new HSA? You can get one free with Starship and signing up only takes a few minutes. If you're not familiar with HSAs, they’re health savings accounts for health-related expenses like doctor appointments, glasses, prescriptions, and over-the-counter meds. The best part is that an HSA from Starship lets you get tax breaks on account contributions, when purchasing eligible expenses and on any investment growth.In the past, my HSAs have had high monthly fees and I’ve been forced to invest through an old school brokerage. That’s why I’m so excited about Starship – there are no hidden fees, no minimum balance fees, and no monthly maintenance fees. And you can spend, save, and invest your HSA funds all from their simple app. Also, instead of having to manually invest your funds, Starship can automatically invest your contributions using their robo-advisory tool. I think Starship is the easiest HSA out there and you can sign up in minutes at https://allthehacks.com/starship Connect with All the HacksAll the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | EmailChris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
#46: Vanessa Van Edwards, a master of communication, joins Chris to explore the language of human social cues and what it takes to be charismatic. They also cover the impact that the four primary forms of communication (vocal, words, tone, and imagery) can have on your success in communication with business colleagues, friends, and family. Vanessa also shares tangible skills to improve interpersonal communication and leadership, including her insights on what makes our communication work. She has developed a science-based framework for understanding different personalities to strengthen our EQ and help us communicate with colleagues, clients, and customers.Vanessa Van Edwards (@vvanedwards) is the lead investigator at Science of People. She is also the bestselling author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People, which has been translated into 16 languages. More than 50 million people have watched her engaging YouTube tutorials and TEDx Talk. Her much anticipated new book Cues: Master the Secret Language of Charismatic Communication was just released (March 1, 2022).Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/charismatic-communication-vanessa-van-edwards Selected Links From The EpisodeConnect with Vanessa: Website | Twitter | Instagram | YouTubeVanessa's BooksCaptivate: The Science of succeeding with peopleCues: Master the secret language of charismatic communicationAll the Hacks YouTube ChannelScience of People Charisma TestVideosVanessa's Ted TalkZoom Fatigue: How to Beat It and Build Your Video StaminaHow to End a Conversation and Gracefully Exit Any Awkward Situation7 Email Tips to Make Email Suck LessYour brain gives 12.5x more weight to hand gestures.Articles/ResearchSocial perceptions of warmth and competence influence behavioral intentions and neural processing16 Amazing Tips to Look Good on Zoom and Webcam VideosVanessa's Austin RecommendationsBest Meal: LoroBest Drink: MeritFavorite Activity: Paddleboarding on Lady Bird Lake Full Show NotesIntroduction to the episode guest - Vanessa Van Edwards (02:27)What is a communication cue and how do they tie into charismatic communication? (02:50)How would Vanessa define charisma? (05:07)What positive cues has Vanessa already brought to this interview with Chris in order to be received the way she intended to be? (07:43) How vocal cues affect your warmth and competence. (09:27) Mistakes in video call cues (11:27) Verbal cues and using words that matter. (14:03) How to ruin the mood of a virtual meeting right off the bat. (18:17)How do you gracefully wrap up a conversation with work colleagues or friends? (22:30)Are cues just as important in our written communication? (23:56)How to properly outline and transcribe a charismatic email. (28:23)The practice of scoring your own communication on the balance of uses of warmth versus competence. (32:43)The Impact of choosing a good background on virtual call and meetings. (33:45)Hand cues, talking with your hands in a conversation. (36:04)Rapid fire closing questions. Austin, Texas (39:09)How to reach Vanessa online and wrapping up the episode with Vanessa Van Edwards (40:32)  Ukraine-related Organizations I've SupportedInternational Rescue CommitteeProject HopeCARERazom for UkraineUkraine Armed ForcesSunflower of PeaceNova UkraineUN Refugee Agency Connect with All the HacksAll the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | EmailChris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
#45: Points expert Richard Kerr joins Chris to discuss airline, hotel, and credit card loyalty points, including changes/expectations for 2022, which credit cards and loyalty programs you should avoid, how to assess whether a signup bonus is worth it, and the hottest redemptions in the market today.  Richard Kerr (@kerrpoints) is a former Naval Officer who left that career behind to become one of the top experts in the world on travel loyalty programs, credit cards, and point strategy. He is currently the Director of Travel Rewards at Bilt and previously led travel partnerships at The Points Guy  Loyalty and founded the Award Travel 101 Facebook Group.Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/travel-points-2022-richard-kerr Selected Links From The EpisodeConnect with Richard Kerr: Twitter |  Instagram | Bilt Rewards | Award Travel 101 FB GroupYouTube Video: How Frequent Flier Programs are like BanksCredit cards Signup Links: https://allthehacks.com/cardsPoint.me: $1 for your first month with this link (and using the code ALLTHEHACKS)Get the most out of your points:  Cashback Monitor | CardPointers | MaxRewards | Card CuratorPoints communities online: Travel on Points | The Frequent Miler | Miles to Memories | r/CreditCards | FlyerTalkTravel points blogs to follow: The Frequent Miler | View from the Wing | Miles to Memories | Boarding AreaAtlanta Restaurants: Marcel | Yebo Beach Haus Full Show NotesWho is Richard Kerr? (00:11)Why did Richard shift from the Navy to the points and travel world (and what Trump always needed to be stocked up)? (01:14)What’s WRONG with loyalty programs these days?  (03:01)Reasons for and against collecting Delta Skymiles. (05:08)There are no reasons to invest in Marriott Bonvoy anymore, here’s why. (06:03)The gold standard of hotel loyalty programs. (07:03)How will hotel loyalty programs change in the next few years? (07:55)How the AAdvantage program may change miles in 2022 and millions of miles given away. (09:46)What is the state of credit card points in 2022 (and why it’s a race to the bottom)? (15:58)Offer stacking: How Richard’s friend landed 500K Amex points buying a car on his credit card. (22:40)How you can take advantage of offer stacking. (23:32)Is it still worth holding on to the Chase Reserve or the Amex Platinum card in 2022? (27:30)Why you should steer clear from Citi Bank. (30:07)How Bilt Rewards helps renters and landlords. (31:54)Can you pay your mortgage using Bilt? (35:08)Where can you use your Bilt points? (34:39)How Bilt makes money (and how it helps you get a mortgage). (37:59)Why Bilt teaches its customers how to transfer their Bilt points to other programs. (40:04)How to stop redeeming your points at terrible valuations. (42:53)The best redemptions you can take advantage of now (Richard Kerr’s recommendations). (44:15)Richard Kerr’s most exciting redemption story. (45:53)The most affordable way to get cash when you’re traveling. (47:58)Why you should become part of points communities. (49:45)Blogs in the travel space you should follow. (50:51)What you should do on your first trip to Atlanta. (51:54)How to keep in touch with Richard Kerr. (53:37) SponsorsStarshipThis episode is brought to you by Starship. Are you looking for a new HSA? You can get one free with Starship and signing up only takes a few minutes. If you're not familiar with HSAs, they’re health savings accounts for health-related expenses like doctor appointments, glasses, prescriptions, and over-the-counter meds. The best part is that an HSA from Starship lets you get tax breaks on account contributions, when purchasing eligible expenses and on any investment growth.In the past, my HSAs have had high monthly fees and I’ve been forced to invest through an old school brokerage. That’s why I’m so excited about Starship – there are no hidden fees, no minimum balance fees, and no monthly maintenance fees. And you can spend, save, and invest your HSA funds all from their simple app. Also, instead of having to manually invest your funds, Starship can automatically invest your contributions using their robo-advisory tool. I think Starship is the easiest HSA out there and you can sign up in minutes at https://allthehacks.com/starship Connect with All the HacksAll the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | EmailChris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
#44: This episode is a recap of some of the latest news, including: a new quick and easy way to earn Southwest Companion Pass for a whole year, the points devaluations from Hyatt and Marriott,  a big BlockFi settlement with the SEC, and my recommendations from a recent trip to Oceanside, CA.Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/feb-18-latest-news Selected Links From The EpisodeFree Companion Pass Through Feb 2023: allthehacks.com/southwestHyatt Devaluation: Hyatt Award Chart ChangesMarriott Devaluation: The Points Guy's TakeBlockFi News:BlockFi AnnouncementSEC Press ReleaseFull SEC ProceedingSEC Statement form Hester PeirceOceanside RecomendationsThe Seabird ResortCraft Coast Beer & TacosCarte BlancheThe Switchboard Connect with All the HacksAll the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | EmailChris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
#43: Relationship experts Kaley and Nate Klemp, Ph.D.,  join Chris and his wife Amy to discuss how to create balance in a relationship. They explore why perfect equality is unrealistic, why you shouldn’t aim for fairness, how to share feedback with your partner without it turning into a fight, and how to sustainably maintain a life of radical generosity. Kaley and Nate Klemp are co-authors of The 80/80 Marriage: A New Model for A Happier, Stronger Relationship. It has been named as the Editor’s Choice pick by the New York Times. Kaley Klemp is a leadership development expert and Nate Klemp is a writer, philosopher, and entrepreneur who co-authored a New York Times Bestseller titled Start Here: Master the Lifelong Habit of Wellbeing. Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/8080-marriage-nate-kaley-klemp Selected Links From The EpisodeConnect with Kaley and Nate Klemp:The 80/80 Marriage Book and Website80/80 Marriage InstagramEpic Date Night GuideNir Eyal: Becoming Indistractable: Book | All the Hacks Ep 25 Full Show NotesWho are Kaley and Nate Klemp? (00:11)The evolution from 80/20 to 80/80 marriages (01:49)Why are equal relationships are hard to attain? (04:14)How striving for fairness causes resentment. (05:56)How people from different backgrounds may experience marriage differently. (09:08)How you can be radically generous in your marriage. (10:40)How appreciation can be built into your routines. (15:44)Is it disingenuous to schedule in time to appreciate your partner? (17:21)Making the 80/80 standard work when you and your partner have different values. (18:29)How couples can win together with money. (22:41)Tools you can use to create balance in your relationship. (26:51)How do responsibilities in your marriage change as life changes? (31:13)Uncommon things to outsource that can help family life. (33:52)The life report card exercise (why you might want to intentionally fail). (39:13)How to sustain radical generosity when you’ve forgotten about it.  (40:33)What to do when technology is distracting you from quality time with your partner. (43:42)How delaying things can help you do more. (50:37)Getting on the same page as your partner. (51:57)An unusual way to share feedback with your partner without frustrating them. (57:24)Overdoing radical generosity in a marriage (and why it’s not then 100/100 marriage). (1:01:16)Tactics you can use for having meaningful intimate time beyond sex-enhancing gimmicks. (1:02:47)Using mindfulness to stay open-minded. (1:08:07)How relationships themselves can be a hack. (1:09:44)Using the 80/80 rule to improve your non-romantic relationships. (1:10:19)How to keep up with Kaley and Nate Klemp online. (1:11:53)Date recommendations from marriage experts. (1:12:43) SponsorsBlockFiThis 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 https://allthehacks.com/blockfi Connect with All the HacksAll the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | EmailChris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
Comments (2)

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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