37: Alternative Financial Medicine with Dr. Meadows
By Sam Marks / Johnny FD
Dr. Kenyon Meadows is a practicing radiation oncologist and avid investment enthusiast. He is launching a new finance blog called Alternative Financial Medicine and has an upcoming book of the same. The blog focuses on what are called alternative assets. Alternative assets, most broadly defined, are anything other than traditional stocks, bonds, money market and CDs. After watching his mentor’s investment portfolios get crushed right before this planned retirement, Dr. Meadows decided to take a different approach to investing and is putting his experience and material out there to share with us all. He has invested in dozens of modern investment platforms including P2P lending, Forex, Real Estate Crowd funding, and many others. Dr. Meadows joins us to talk about his experience with these platforms, his investment portfolio, and new investment plans. Links: Alternative Financial Medicine - Download a free chapter of Dr. Meadows upcoming book free book and check out video interviews with alternative asset experts Bigger Pockets - Dr. Meadows recommendation for all things real estate investing and a get knowledge base. Lend Academy - A great resource for P2P lending recommended by Dr. Meadows Discussed: ILAB 03 - Foreign Exchange Trading with Brian from Art of FX Platforms including: RealtyShares Fundrise RealtyMogul Lending Club PeerStreet Patch of Land P2B Investor Funding Circle Show Notes: 06:28 – Dr. Meadows background 09:00 – Becoming an investor 10:40 – 2008 market crash 13:01 – REIT investments 16:45 – Lending Club bankruptcy 17:50 – Flipping secured properties 18:45 – Receiving double digit interest 23:10 – Puerto Rican bonds 25:00 – Private lending into physical property 27:13 – Locating property 31:30 – Online lending platforms 34:50 – Debt vs. equity risk 37:00 – Sole lender 38:10 – Reality Shares, Patch of Land & Realty Mogul 38:50 – Automating investments 40:20 – Deals gone bad 45:46 – Short term high-interest loans 48:00 – Earning 7% 50:15 – Non-accredited investors 52:30 – Allocation asset classes 54:50 – 2017 investment plans If you enjoyed this episode, do us a favor and share it! Also if you haven’t already, please take a minute to leave us a 5-star review on iTunes and claim your bonus here! Copyright 2017. All rights reserved. Read our disclaimer here.