ILAB 37 – Alternative Financial Medicine with Dr. Meadows

Alternative Financial Medicine with Dr. Meadows

“It’s a very protected position when done well, private lending”

Dr. Meadow

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 his 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 investment instruments including modern platforms for 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.

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37: Show Notes


Alternative Financial Medicine – Download a free chapter of Dr. Meadows upcoming book free 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


ArtofFX – start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000)

Fundrise – start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK)

Wealthfront – get your first $15,000 managed free

Betterment – get up to 1 year managed free

RealtyShares – try it free with ILAB link



ILAB 03 – Foreign Exchange Trading with Brian from Art of FX

Platforms including:

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

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