Phil Town is an investor, motivational speaker, hedge fund manager and 2x New York Times best-selling author. Through Rule #1 Investing, he teaches personal investing at a free 3-day workshop where he empowers people to invest money on their own and stop relying on fund managers to determine their financial future. Phil started in the U.S special forces and worked as a Grand Canyon river guide up until 1980. He fell into finance in such a unique way and managed to turn $1,000 into over $1 million in just 5 years. Find out how Phil's methods contributed to all of his success in life and investing. Links: Linkedin Facebook @Rule1_Investing >Phil’s 3-Day Transformational Investing Workshop Where are we: Barcelona - Sam & Johnny FD Atlanta - Phil Discussed: ILAB 50 – Wealthfront CEO Andy Rachleff, Investing the Robo Way Invested: The Rule #1 Podcast is LIVE. Here Are Episodes 00-03 Book: Start Here Time Stamps: 03:17 - Serving in the green Barrett 04:17 - Exploring East Coast of United States 08:18 - Rafting guide in the Grand Canyon 09:38 - Making the first million 12:10 - Meditating with family 20:39 - Investing before the internet 26:28 - Modern Portfolio Theory 29:37 - The number one rule of investing 32:53 - Is accessibility to the market bad? 35:55 - Buying in a depressed market 38:31 - Should you play the market crash? 41:56 - The 4 investing principles 42:54 - Learning from people like Warren Buffett 55:23 - Snapchat investing opportunity 1:00:24 - Do you need a financial advisor? 1:05:04 - Risky investment portfolios 1:06:13 - Facebook stock value 1:07:35 - Managing a work-life balance 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.