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Matt Bowles interviews today’s most interesting real estate investors, entrepreneurs, and world travelers and pulls out actionable tips and advice that you can begin applying in your own life each week. Hear personal stories about their worst failures, biggest breakthroughs, amazing travel adventures, and most valuable lessons learned on their journey to financial success, location independence and lifestyle freedom. Guests include investment property owners traveling the world on their pass ...
 
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Sarah Rapp talks about growing up in Germany in a homogenous, privileged, cultural bubble and shares her journey of becoming a world traveler, learning from other cultures, and giving back. She explains why Mexico and Albania are her two favorite countries, and how joining JA Worldwide changed her life and set her on the path to becoming a global c…
 
Jason Moore shares his journey growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and creating an unconventional path to start traveling the world. He shares mishaps from his first backpacking trip and highlights from a hitchhiking race around Scotland. He reflects on the impact of his travel experiences and gives some tips on ‘traveling deeper’ and connect…
 
Ray Blakney takes us on his journey being born in the Philippines, growing up mostly in Turkey, and then moving to the US for the end of high school and college. He reflects on feeling culturally out of place in the U.S., and more at home in other countries. Ray opens up about how he was on the traditional corporate path and abruptly chose to chang…
 
Ernest White II talks about his parents’ experience growing up in the Jim Crow American South, and then reflects on his upbringing in Jacksonville, Florida, and his desire to travel the world even as a kid. He then shares his experience attending Florida A&M University, explains the historical significance of HBCUs, and opens up about how his colle…
 
Beth Santos takes us on her journey growing up in the U.S., studying abroad in Portugal, re-connecting with her heritage, and then moving to the West African island-nation of Sao Tome and Principe at age 22. She reflects on her work in the non-profit sector, her experiences in Sao Tome, as well as her subsequent travels to Brazil and other places a…
 
Mitko Karshovski takes us on his journey growing up in Varna, Bulgaria and then moving to the U.S. at 10 years old and navigating the immigrant experience. He then opens up about his life path and how he decided to drop out of college to pursue entrepreneurship. He shares his failures and pivots, how he bought courses, found mentors, created partne…
 
On this episode, the tables are turned and Lydia Lee of “Screw the Cubicle” interviews Matt Bowles. Matt talks about how his Irish-American cultural background and his time living in Ireland impacted his politics, identity and world view. He then shares the behind the scenes story of how he co-founded Maverick Investor Group to help people buy cash…
 
In this episode Jordan Carroll talks about growing up in the Bay Area of Northern California, desiring to travel, and starting to work remotely in various capacities. He opens up about how his location independence saved his life and how travel helped him emerge from struggles with substance abuse, suicidal thoughts and other mental health challeng…
 
Arslan Iftikhar reflects on growing up in a Pakistani immigrant family in Chicago, experiencing racism, and being inspired to pursue a life of anti-racist advocacy work. He talks about his Punjabi cultural heritage, makes Bhangra music recommendations, and shares tips for traveling to Pakistan. He then talks about his experience in South Africa and…
 
Chantal Patton talks about growing up in Canada, starting to travel internationally, generating location-independent income, meeting her digital nomad husband, and choosing to travel the world together with their 3 daughters. She explains about how she structures her family’s lifestyle, travel cadence, and why she chooses to maintain a home base. C…
 
Award-winning travel blogger and photographer Gary Arndt shares his experience growing up in Wisconsin, becoming a competitive debater, building and selling a 7 figure business, and then deciding to travel the world. After visiting 130 countries during 14 years of world travel, he reflects on his experiences and gives his top travel recommendations…
 
In Part 2 of this interview with Vivien Sansour she reflects on her travels in Guatemala and why she feels such a profound connection to the country and the indigenous Mayan people. Vivien explains some of the primary causes of emigration, including the US and Israeli foreign policy violence in Guatemala, and how many of the same techniques were us…
 
Vivien Sansour reflects on growing up in Bethlehem, Palestine, under Israeli military occupation, and connecting with the Palestinian land and the nature as a child. She then opens up about her experience immigrating to the U.S. at age 10 and navigating anti-Arab racism in North Carolina. Vivien reflects on the humiliation deeply ingrained in the i…
 
Karisma Shackelford takes us on her journey growing up in Los Angeles, developing her desire to travel internationally, and creating her entrepreneurial path. She talks about the importance of mindset in overcoming obstacles, changing life around, and achieving goals. Karisma shares her experience “world schooling” her son across 15 countries, and …
 
Nora Dunn (a.k.a: The Professional Hobo) takes us on her journey growing up in Canada, becoming an entrepreneur, and then selling her financial planning practice to travel the world full time as a Professional Hobo. She talks about her lifestyle design, travel cadence, destination selection, and adventures over her 12 years of full time world trave…
 
Lamar Shambley takes us on his journey growing up in the housing projects of Bed-Stuy Brooklyn and reflects on the impact hip hop music had on him growing up. He shares the origins of his interest in languages and cultures, and how he was able to overcome financial barriers to take his first international trip to the Dominican Republic. Lamar refle…
 
Victoria Puzach takes us on her journey growing up in Russia, moving to Malaysia and then becoming a full time itinerant nomad and traveling to over 55 countries. She talks about her experiences kite surfing in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Brazil, and how that journey learning to kite surf turned out to be a metaphor for life. Victoria also …
 
Shakeemah Smith shares her experience growing up in East Orange, New Jersey during the Golden Era of hip hop in the 1990s. She explains how she overcame perceived financial obstacles and was able to travel to her first 20 countries for under $100 per flight. Shakeemah then explains how she was able to travel to a different country every month while…
 
Gareth Leonard shares his experience growing up outside Rochester, NY, studying abroad in college, working in a start-up that he wasn’t passionate about, and then deciding to change course completely and buy a one way ticket to Argentina. He takes us on his journey of slow-traveling the world for 12 years, making local friends, and understanding fo…
 
Dave Williams shares his entrepreneurial trajectory growing up in Delaware, becoming a digital marketing pioneer in the 1990s, and eventually bootstrapping and selling multiple 7 and 8 figure businesses. He then talks about his world travel journey with hBy The Maverick Show
 
Kimberly Koehler shares her journey growing up in Minnesota, becoming a real estate entrepreneur, and eventually a professional dating coach. She then shares her world travel journey, her transition into the digital nomad lifestyle, and her decision to focus her business and dating expertise on the digital nomad niche by becoming a co-owner of “Nom…
 
Tony Jamous takes us on his journey growing up in Beirut during the Lebanese civil war in the 1980s, being inspired to his grandfather’s entrepreneurship, and eventually moving to France at age 17 and starting his world travel journey. He reflects on his top travel experiences, what travel means to him, and how he ended up founding and scaling his …
 
Stephanie Claytor takes us on her journey growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, traveling around the U.S. as a kid, and eventually kicking off her world travel journey by studying abroad in the Dominican Republic. Stephanie reflects on her experience living in the DR at age 19, the impact that had on her life, lessons learned, and how it inspired her futu…
 
Resi Schlage shares her journey growing up in Germany, getting her Master’s Degree in Global Studies, working in the International NGO sector, and then transitioning to become a full-time digital nomad and professional coffee writer in 2016. Matt and Resi discuss the coffee equipment they both carry while traveling (for making filter coffee and esp…
 
Matt Bowles gives a brief historical overview of hate and violence against Asian-Americans over the last 150 years, leading up to the hostile anti-Asian climate of the present day United States. He then shares specific ways that you can support Asian-American communities from anywhere in the world. FULL SHOW NOTES (Including Links and Resources for…
 
Lauren Carey takes us on her journey growing up in Boston and then quitting her corporate job at age 27 to travel the world. Despite having no family or friends that were international travelers, she reflects on her decision to get a one-way ticket to Thailand to teach English. She then shares her path to becoming a full time digital nomad and livi…
 
Lydia Lee takes us on her journey growing up in Malaysia, immigrating to Canada as a kid, leaving home at age 17, and eventually starting to travel the world as an adult. She tells the story of her trip to Southeast Asia with her girlfriends where she woke up one morning to find gunmen in her bedroom, and how she confronted them. She then talks abo…
 
Francis Nayan takes us in his journey growing up in a Filipino immigrant home in Memphis, Tennessee. He reflects on his immigrant identity growing up in the American South, including the racism he experienced, but also shares the things he loved about his diverse upbringing. Francis then shares his experience going to college in Mississippi, gettin…
 
Jacki Ueng takes us on her journey growing up in LA in a Taiwanese-Chinese-American immigrant home, living in a diverse community, and desiring to travel the world. She takes us through her professional career path to becoming a Real Estate Title Rep, building her initial client base, and then making her career completely location independent and t…
 
Hebah Nigm takes us on her journey growing up in an Egyptian immigrant family in Vienna, Austria, and learning to speak 6 languages fluently by age 23. She explains how her passion for language learning developed through her interest in other cultures and world travel. She reflects on her own identity, being torn between cultures, and not being ful…
 
Mickela Mallozi tells her story of growing up in an Italian immigrant home in NYC, getting into music and dance as a kid, pursuing it professionally, and then having a vision in the middle of the night for her now 4-time Emmy award winning travel show “Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi”. She explains her passion for dancing with strangers, and how th…
 
Monet Hambrick takes us on her journey growing up in south Florida in a Jamaican immigrant home, developing her passion for travel while growing up, and continuing her world-traveling lifestyle with her family after getting married and having kids. Monet explains how she took both of her daughters on international flights before the age of 1 and sh…
 
In this episode, Tinger Hseih takes us on her journey being born in Taiwan, immigrating to the US and growing up in California and becoming a food and travel influencer. She takes us on her career trajectory through the corporate world of digital advertising, marketing and reflects on her biggest takeaways that she would later apply in her own busi…
 
Idahosa Ness shares his experience growing up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, playing violin and freestyle rapping. He then takes us on his travel journey, starting with his first trip to Mexico, and explains how that ignited his passion for language learning so he could more meaningfully connect with people. He then shares how he used his background …
 
Helen Simkins takes us on her journey from growing up in Boston to traveling the world full time. She shares what she learned after a decade working with start-ups, major corporations, and as a creative freelancer, that she would later apply to her own business. Helen then tells the story of how she got fired from her job at age 30 and decided to b…
 
Charlotte Simpson takes us on her journey growing up in Rockford, Illinois and spending her summers in Alabama during the Jim Crow era of racial segregation. She shares her experiences as a kid having to use separate bathrooms, separate hotels, standing in separate lines to get ice cream, and observing the difference in educational resources for Bl…
 
Christa Romano takes us on her journey of becoming a full-time digital nomad and financing her itinerant lifestyle for 7 years as a remote employee, a freelancer and eventually career coach. She takes us on some of her most epic adventures and misadventures around the world—from her euphoric moment of watching hot air balloons rise at sunrise in Ca…
 
Award-winning travel influencer Jeff Jenkins shares his story of growing up in Orlando, Florida, attending Florida A&M University, and embarking on his world travels with his first international trip to Japan. 35 countries later he reflects back on the beginning of his travel journey, and how a life-changing trip to Rwanda inspired him to quit his …
 
Rosanna Lopes talks about growing up in the Netherlands, doing her MBA in Barcelona, exploring the music scene in London and going to clandestine concerts around the world. She then talks about her decision and process for transitioning from her corporate job to becoming a full time digital nomad with no base. Rosanna also shares her path to becomi…
 
Fadila A. Ahmad shares her story of growing up in northern Nigeria, desiring to travel the world, and leaving home at the age of 16 to go study in Ghana without telling her father. She explains how she navigated her family dynamics in pursuit of her dream life, joined the Model U.N. in college and traveled outside of West Africa for the first time.…
 
Adi Cohen talks about growing up in Israel and how a trip to India at age 18 changed her life trajectory and began her journey of self-exploration. Adi shares her reflections on spending over a year in India and how she returned to Israel with creative inspiration and went into architecture. She then explains how, after 7 years in the corporate wor…
 
Irina Papuc takes us through her upbringing in Chicago, her experience living and traveling through Europe, and her decision to move to Taiwan for a year to teach English. She shares her lessons from her time in Taiwan including living with Buddhist nuns and learning the value of minimalism and simplicity. She then shares her experiences on her tra…
 
Dels Ogun talks about growing up between Lagos and London, the Afro-Beats music scene in both places, and her Nigerian identity as an international world traveler. She shares her journey going from a minimum wage worker to becoming an international lawyer, world traveler and, eventually, a location independent entrepreneur. She explains the steps s…
 
Debbie Arcangeles shares her story of growing up in the Philippines and then moving to the U.S. at age 9 and pursuing her passion for the arts despite the objections of her family. She shares her experiences traveling the world as photo-journalist through Central America, Asia and spending time with the Bedouins in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. She talk…
 
Nate Ginsburg shares his 10-year travel journey to 50 countries and his entrepreneurial journey to building multiple 7-figure businesses on 2 continents. He starts off by sharing the story of his photo-shoot doing handstands in the middle of the streets of New York City. He then talks about his initial travel inspiration and how his nomad journey b…
 
Ashley Renne talks about growing up in Atlanta with parents from Jamaica and India. She explains how a study abroad trip to Egypt changed her life and was the catalyst that inspired her to travel the world. Ashley talks about traveling to India 3 times and re-connecting with her Indian heritage. She also talks about the differences between travelin…
 
On this episode Ben Lakoff interviews Matt Bowles on the Alternative Asset Allocation podcast. Ben draws out Matt’s expertise on how to understand the unique dynamics of residential investment property as an asset class. Matt explains the multi-dimensional nature of the asset class and how rental properties have 5 profit centers, compared to most o…
 
Val Schrock talks about growing up Mennonite in Kalamazoo Michigan, wanting to be a professional athlete, navigating gender fluidity, seeking adrenaline and competition, and eventually meeting Matt in a Master’s Degree program for International Peace and Conflict Resolution. Val and Matt share stories from their friendship that began in the 90s, in…
 
Travis King talks about background growing up in the Wisconsin suburbs and shares how he developed his social and political consciousness, his desire to travel, and then, after getting his Master’s degree, why he embarked on a 4-year solo-travel adventure that would change his entire life. He takes us around the world on his travel journey, startin…
 
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