June 8, 2022

An Entrepreneur Who Loves Traveling and Optimizing Money: The Story of All the Hacks


#60: In this episode, your host Chris Hutchins shares his personal and professional story. He also explains how his life experiences, previous jobs and startups, and passion as an optimizer and entrepreneur inspired the creation of All the Hacks. 

 

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Full Show Notes

Chris describes how his optimization and entrepreneurial tendencies developed during his youth [04:22]

How attending boarding school inspired his ‘let’s just try it” attitude [06:20]

Building a relationship with the college dean may lead to professional employment opportunities [11:08]

Chris’ first experience in management consulting and the event that changed everything in his life like “a flash” [13:14]

How the financial crisis, move to San Francisco, and job loss led to the SXSW BarCamp Conference and Laid Off Camp [16:17]

Networking and freelance work [19:30]

Chris and Amy’s economical 8-month trip around the world [20:33]

Working for startups, learning to build consumer products, having a growth mindset, and selling a company to Google [23:39]

Chris covers how gaining valuable experience working for Google Venture afforded him financial stability and allowed him to become CEO of his startup [29:00]

The process Chris and his co-founder went through to develop their company, the brutal lesson they learned about human-powered financial planning, and the desire for self-driving money and personal finance products to help people grow their wealth more easily [33:55]

Having a passion to optimize every aspect of his life and fielding questions about money hacks, Chris realized that he needed to create his podcast All The Hacks [36:52]

Chris and Amy share their incredible wedding and honeymoon travel hacks [39:48]

  

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