Episodes
#167: Points and miles experts Greg Davis-Kean and Chris discuss how you can optimize hotel award search tool features to save money and get the best deal for your next hotel booking. They also offer tips to get perks like complimentary breakfast, room upgrades, resort credits, early check-in, late checkout, and more. Greg Davis-Kean is the founder of Frequent Miler, a blog dedicated to helping people maximize their travel rewards and loyalty programs, mostly without flying. He is also the...
Published 04/13/24
#166: Award search pros Greg Davis-Kean and Chris share insider tips to save hundreds (or thousands) of dollars when utilizing points and miles to book flights. They showcase practical use cases to help evaluate the pros and cons of the best award flight tools out there, both free and paid versions. They also discuss the best tools for flight trip monitoring and seat alerts. Greg Davis-Kean is the founder of Frequent Miler, a blog dedicated to helping people maximize their travel rewards and...
Published 04/10/24
#165: Bryan Johnson shares takeaways from his $2M longevity project, Blueprint. He and Chris discuss ways to utilize the power of sleep, food, supplements, and fitness to help reverse the aging process and achieve optimal health. They also discuss zeroth principle thinking and the future of medical interventions. Bryan Johnson is an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, writer and author. He’s currently the Founder/CEO Blueprint, Kernel and OS Fund. In 2013, he sold his company Braintree Venmo to...
Published 04/03/24
#164: Chris shares a unique way to earn points: using your credit card to pay taxes. He outlines the various options available to help you evaluate whether it’s worth paying taxes on your credit card. Chris also shares the latest news in the world of points and miles, including transfer partners and bonuses, recent devaluations, card-linked offers, and more. Link to Full Show Notes: https://allthehacks.com/paying-taxes-on-credit-cards Partner Deals MasterClass: Learn from the world's best...
Published 03/27/24
#163: Chris shares a new daily habit he's adopted and his experience with a timeshare pitch during a recent trip to Mexico. He also shares some results from the All the Hacks survey and some plans for the podcast in 2024. Link to Full Show Notes: https://allthehacks.com/routine-timeshares-2024-plans Partner Deals Copilot: Free 2 months access to my favorite personal finance app with code HACKS2 NetSuite: Free KPI checklist to upgrade your business performance DeleteMe: 20% off removing your...
Published 03/23/24
#162: Bestselling author Daniel Pink shares science-based tactics to become a better persuader, whether its to sell a product, motivate yourself, or write an email pitch. This episode also addresses the misconception of coercion as persuasion, the significance of information asymmetry, strategies for handling rejection, the surprising truth about extroverts in sales, and so much more. Daniel Pink is the author of several provocative, NYT bestselling books about business, work, creativity, and...
Published 03/20/24
#161: Yossi Levi (Car Dealership Guy) shares how to get the best deal when buying or selling your car in the today's market. His insights on interest rates, dealerships, and online services will help you navigate buying new vs. used, financing options, trade-ins, negotiations and more. Entrepreneur Yossi Levi, best known as the internet's viral Car Dealership Guy, is dedicated to sharing transparent insights into the car market. He hosts the Car Dealership Guy Podcast to engage in...
Published 03/13/24
#160: ER physician Dr. Benjamin Jack helps you plan for the most common medical emergencies. He covers what to do and how to decide if it makes sense to go to an ER, urgent care or regular doctor. He also provides expert advice on proactive measures for managing illnesses and emergencies while traveling. Dr. Benjamin Jack is the founder of Duration Health, the doctor-prescribed medical kit with emergency Rx. He completed his pre-med at John Hopkins University and his MD at Cornell...
Published 03/06/24
#159: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charles Duhigg explores the impact of building habits on our lives and relationships. The episode covers the elements of a habit loop, effective strategies for creating, changing, and redirecting habits, the significance of setting realistic goals and much more. It also dive into ways to utilize the science of conversation and connection to build habits that transform you into a supercommunicator. Charles Duhigg is the author of The Power of Habit,...
Published 02/28/24
#158: World-renowned brain coach Jim Kwik shares a wealth of hacks to unlock your brain’s full potential. They discuss optimizing your brain diet, identifying your cognitive type, improving retention, mastering stress management, and so much more. Jim Kwik is an international acclaimed authority & NYT bestselling author in the realm of brain optimization. With more than 30 years of experience, Jim has dedicated his life to helping people tap into their brain’s full potential through...
Published 02/21/24
#157: Costa Rica expert Javier Echecopar shares the amazing experiences the country has to offer. He provides insider tips for the ideal times to visit, where to find the best beaches, mountains and wildlife, and different adventurous activities like visiting the Arenal volcano. He also offers recommendations for food, unique lodging, the best ways to get around the country, and much more. Javier Echecopar is a co-founder of Journey Costa Rica, a travel company dedicated to creating high-end...
Published 02/17/24
#156: Flight deals expert Zach Resnick and Chris share every way they know to save money booking flights, including hidden city ticketing, VPN arbitrage, travel agents, buddy passes, and more. They also cover their favorite award search tools and share insights into the secret world of buying and selling points and miles.  Zach Resnick is the founder of FlyFlat, a luxury concierge platform that offers great deals on long-haul, international, business and first class tickets. Link to Full Show...
Published 02/14/24
#155: Entrepreneur Sam Corcos shares the benefits of mastering delegation by leveraging virtual assistants (VAs), and automating tasks. They cover the process of assessing the need for a VA, where to hire them, how to delegate tasks, and ways to overcome challenges associated with working with one. They also discuss the different tools used for optimal communication and productivity. Sam Corcos is the CEO and co-founder of Levels, an a16z-backed startup that shows you how food affects your...
Published 02/07/24
#154: Entrepreneur Noah Kagan shares tips for launching a 7-figure business in 48 hours. The conversation wealth creation, achieving your freedom number, the importance of pre-selling, lessons from millionaires, the do's and don'ts for effective follow-ups and more. Noah Kagan is the founder of 7 million-dollar business and is currently the CEO of AppSumo, a company that teaches lessons on how to start a business, grow a business, and improve your marketing. He also has a popular YouTube...
Published 01/31/24
#153: Investor and entrepreneur Sahil Bloom returns to discuss how a few powerful Paradoxes, which may seem contradictory or complex at first, can be harnessed to live a more optimized and fulfilling life. Sahil Bloom is a renowned writer, investor, and advocate for personal growth and financial well-being. His popular weekly newsletter The Curiosity Chronicle provides actionable ideas that help people build a high-performing, healthy, and wealthy life. He is also the founder of SRB Ventures,...
Published 01/24/24
#152: Chris reviews his credit card lineup, sharing insights on what he currently uses, what's on the back burner, and some new additions for 2024. He also shares the best card strategies to optimize points across major spending categories such as dining, groceries, travel, and more. Link to Full Show Notes: https://www.allthehacks.com/whats-in-my-wallet-2024 Partner Deals Copilot: Free 2 months access to my favorite personal finance app with code HACKS2 Netsuite: Free KPI checklist to...
Published 01/17/24
#151: Sleep expert Mollie Eastman shares practical tips to optimize and transform your sleep. She delves into the fundamentals and benefits of quality sleep and explores factors that impact sleep including lighting, temperature, dietary habits, exercise routines and more. She also highlights the importance of sleep technology, including wearable trackers and mattresses. Mollie Eastman is the creator of Sleep Is A Skill, a company that optimizes people’s sleep through a unique blend of...
Published 01/10/24
#150: Chris shares his top 10 learnings from the last year of All the Hacks, which include key takeaways for building confidence, valuing your time, learning the skill of spending, being responsible for your health, and much more. Link to Full Show Notes: https://www.allthehacks.com/2023-takeaways Partner Deals Athletic Greens: Free 1 year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs Fabric: Affordable term life insurance for you and your family MasterClass: Learn from the world's best with...
Published 01/03/24
#149: Disney expert Leslie Harvey shares insider tips for a magical Disney vacation with strategies designed to save time, money, and stress. She offers insights on the best times to visit the Disney parks, top accommodation, best dining spots, and must-see attractions. Leslie also shares tactics to optimize the in-park experience through services like Genie+ and Skyliner, and so much more. Leslie Harvey is the co-host of the Disney Deciphered Podcast and the founder of Trips With Tykes, a...
Published 12/27/23
#148: charity: water founder Scott Harrison shares how he went from a life of partying in NYC to refocusing everything on building a life and legacy around making a meaningful impact on the world. Scott discusses his ambitions to provide clean water to 100 million people (he's already at 17 million) and shares his advice for evaluating charities. He and Chris also discuss the transformative power of storytelling and other aspects of living a meaningful life. Scott Harrison is the founder and...
Published 12/20/23
#147: Chris and Ankur Nagpal (co-founder of Carry) discuss strategies to save money on taxes. They explore offsetting W2 income, limiting capital gains, some unique investments that help optimize your taxes and more! They also cover tax strategies for current and future business owners. Ankur Nagpal is the founder and CEO of Carry, which helps empower business owners to build their wealth. He also founded Teachable, an e-learning platform that was acquired for ~$250 million. Link to Full Show...
Published 12/13/23
#146: Cruise expert Emma Le Teace shares insider tips to optimize your cruising experience. She shares an overview of cruise operators, must-visit regions, practical advice on booking, packing, and making the most of the onboard facilities. She also offers tips on how to book the best deals and avoid hidden costs in cruise travel. Emma Le Teace is an award-winning cruise blogger, YouTuber and the founder of Emma Cruises. She's been on 60+ cruises, ranging from luxury yachts to mega-ships, and...
Published 12/06/23
#145: Renowned fitness instructor Robin Arzón shares ways to achieve your fitness goals, master your motivation and live the life you want. She covers the fundamentals of fitness training, the importance of recovery, the role of nutrition, and also highlights the importance of building mental strength to stay motivated and committed to your life goals. Robin Arzón is a former lawyer turned Head Instructor and VP of Fitness Programming at Peloton. She’s an RRCA-certified running coach and...
Published 11/29/23
#144: Katie Gatti Tassin shares her expertise on leveraging tax-advantaged accounts to maximize your income. This crash course covers investment strategies using different types of 401(k)s, IRAs, Roth Conversion Ladders, HSAs, Donor Advised Funds, and much more. Katie Gatti Tassin is the creator of the Money with Katie blog, podcast, and newsletter, which was acquired by Business Insider’s Morning Brew in 2022. The Money with Katie Show is one of the top finance-related podcasts, boasting...
Published 11/22/23