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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 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.

    Why You Don't Need To Worry Too Much About Inflation

    Why You Don't Need To Worry Too Much About Inflation

    Although inflation is at its highest rate in 30 years, inflation should normalize in 2022 and beyond. Instead, we should start worrying about a boom BUST cycle due to excess supply in the future. 

    Post mentioned:

    https://www.financialsamurai.com/cities-most-at-risk-of-a-housing-downturn/

    • 7 min
    Don't Confuse Brains With A Bull Market

    Don't Confuse Brains With A Bull Market

    In a bull market, it's easy to get carried away. Just be careful not to think you're an investing genius when it's really the bull market that is helping you make winning investments. 

    Work on building your strong mind for more financial security. It's your ultimate secret weapon! 

    Posts mentioned: 

    https://www.financialsamurai.com/the-ultimate-source-of-financial-security-your-strong-mind/

    https://www.financialsamurai.com/perpetual-failure-the-reason-why-i-continue-to-save-so-much/

    • 13 min
    The Best Time To Own The Nicest House You Can Afford

    The Best Time To Own The Nicest House You Can Afford

    We only have about a 20-year window to own the nicest house we can afford. After this 20-year window closes, it will likely be shut forever. If you're looking to buy a nicer home, let's explore when we should spend the most money on where we live.

    Posts Mentioned:

    https://www.financialsamurai.com/the-best-time-to-own-the-nicest-house-you-can-afford/

    https://www.financialsamurai.com/primary-residence-value-as-a-percentage-of-net-worth-guide/

    • 13 min
    Using Data To Make Winning Investment Decisions

    Using Data To Make Winning Investment Decisions

    There is a tremendous amount of data that can help you make better investment decisions. One strategy I used was the FS20 guide for property buying. Another interesting data source is the Yelp Economic Average report for buying stocks.

    Posts mentioned:

    https://www.financialsamurai.com/fs20-a-property-leading-indicator-that-gives-buyers-confidence/

    https://www.financialsamurai.com/health-and-fitness-stocks-the-last-reopening-trade/

    • 11 min
    Social Security Robs From The Poor and Gives To The Rich

    Social Security Robs From The Poor and Gives To The Rich

    Social Security is our national pension fund that is underfunded by about 22%. With a massive cost-of-living adjustment in 2022, Social Security actually robs from poorer generations to give to the wealthiest generation of all time!

    Let's discuss why Social Security is actually turning out better than expected.

    Posts mentioned:

    https://www.financialsamurai.com/social-security-cost-of-living-adjustments/

    https://www.financialsamurai.com/new-three-legged-stool-for-retirement/

    • 12 min
    A Roth IRA Conversion Is Probably A Waste Of Time And Money

    A Roth IRA Conversion Is Probably A Waste Of Time And Money

    I've thought a lot about doing a Roth IRA conversion lately given it might go away in 2022 and beyond. But I've come to the conclusion that for most people, converting to a Roth IRA won't save you any taxes. Instead, contribute to a Roth IRA when you can and just keep your traditional IRA and other retirement vehicles. Here's the analysis.

    Relevant posts mentioned:

    https://www.financialsamurai.com/roth-ira-conversion/

    https://www.financialsamurai.com/opening-a-roth-ira-for-your-kids/

    • 17 min

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