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The Financial Samurai Podcast Sam Dogen: Financial Samurai founder, personal finance blogger

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Helping listeners achieve financial freedom sooner rather than later. Financial Samurai is America's number one personal finance blog and podcast helping you make more money, save more money, and live the life that you truly want.

    The Best Age Range To Retire And Live Your Best Life

    The Best Age Range To Retire And Live Your Best Life

    Thinking about retiring? Contrary to popular belief, the ideal age to retire is not ASAP! After 10 years of early retirement, or fake retirement as I like to call it, let me share the best age range to retire to minimize regret and maximize happiness.
    Post for more details and charts: The Ideal Age To Retire To Minimize Regret And Maximize Happiness 
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    • 12 min
    How To Become A Better Investment Forecaster And Make More Money

    How To Become A Better Investment Forecaster And Make More Money

    Recently, I came up with a thesis on November 1, 2022 that the 2.7% decline in the Series I Bond rate was the most bullish economic indicator I've seen all year. See: The Most Bullish Indicator Yet
    Nine days later, on November 10, 2022, the thesis was spot on as October inflation numbers came in below expectations. How did well-paid PhD economists & Wall Street strategists not recognize upcoming inflation figures will likely come in below EXPECTATIONS?
    Conversely, how did a tired, stay-at-home dad without a job since 2012 get it right? This episode is on how to make better investment forecasts to hopefully make more money. We won't be able to get investing right all the time, but we can do work to help increase our odds of making better decisions.
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    • 13 min
    Lessons From The FTX Cryptocurrency Exchange Collapse

    Lessons From The FTX Cryptocurrency Exchange Collapse

    FTX, the second largest cryptocurrency exchange collapse overnight from over $16 billion to $0. A discussion on what happened and what we can learn as financial freedom seekers and small business owners to preserve our wealth. The developments are still ongoing. 
    See: Lessons Learned From The FTX Collapse
    Also, mass layoffs are heating up. I recommend preparing for a layoff before you are actually laid off. Because once you're laid off, you no longer have leverage. Please read How To Engineer Your Layoff: Make A Small Fortune By Saying Goodbye. You can save $10 off the book by inputting "saveten" during check out. 
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    • 10 min
    The Most Bullish Economic Indicator Of The Year

    The Most Bullish Economic Indicator Of The Year

    This week, the Treasury department announced Series I bonds will pay an annualized interest from November 1, 2022 through April 2023 of 6.89%, down from the 9.62% rate offered since May 2022. A 2.73% decline is massive. 
    Learn what it means for the economy, stocks, and real estate. 
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    • 9 min
    Positive Of A Bear Market: More Passive Income

    Positive Of A Bear Market: More Passive Income

    Although going through another bear market is a bummer, the positive is we can all generate more passive income! And given we can now generate more passive income we can also get that much closer to financial freedom!
    Mentioned posts:
    It's Easier To Generate More Passive Income In A Bear Market
    How To Have A Risk-Appropriate Asset Allocation When Investing
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    NewRetirement - An excellent retirement planning software
    Fundrise - My favorite way to invest in private real estate and diversify a portfolio for less volatility and more passive income
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    • 18 min
    How To Quantify Your Risk Tolerance, Invest More Appropriately, And Reduce Emotion When Investing

    How To Quantify Your Risk Tolerance, Invest More Appropriately, And Reduce Emotion When Investing

    Investing during a bear market can be a very emotional experience. Learn how to quantify your risk tolerance, have a more risk-appropriate asset allocation, and feel more calm in any market.
    Mentioned posts:
    How To Have A Risk-Appropriate Asset Allocation
    How To Quanity Your Risk Tolerance With FS SEER
    How To Enjoy Your Life As The Fed Ruins The World
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