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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.

    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
    Public School Versus Private School: Why More Public Schools Will Rank Higher Over Time

    Public School Versus Private School: Why More Public Schools Will Rank Higher Over Time

    As a public school graduate and parent, the debate between public school versus private school is fascinating. I think for the vast majority of people, going to public school and handing your kid a $1 million check upon graduation is the way to go.

    Posts mentioned:

    https://www.financialsamurai.com/why-public-schools-will-rank-higher-than-private-schools/

    https://www.financialsamurai.com/the-wide-implications-of-the-college-admissions-bribery-scandal/

    • 25 min
    The Best Time To Go To Work Is During A Pandemic

    The Best Time To Go To Work Is During A Pandemic

    Is the grass greener on the other side? Maybe! But it sure seems like work is awesome for knowledge workers during the pandemic. I discuss this topic with my wife.

    We'll talk about public school rankings later!

    Mentioned posts:

    https://www.financialsamurai.com/the-best-time-to-work/

    https://www.financialsamurai.com/how-to-convince-your-spouse-to-work-longer-so-you-can-retire-earlier/

    • 20 min
    The Investment Crossover Point Where Work No Longer Matters

    The Investment Crossover Point Where Work No Longer Matters

    Are you feeling less and less motivated to work because your investmentreturns are surpassing your active income? Let's discuss the crossover point where spending any amount of time working no longer makes sense.

    I've talked to regular income-earning folks and folks making millions a year. The growing feeling of apathy towards work is the same!

    Post: https://www.financialsamurai.com/investment-returns-versus-active-income/

    • 16 min

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This guy, has it all. It’s such a relief to find an expert that understands the economy, stock market and real estate. Sam explains it all beautifully and I never miss a blog post nor a podcast. And he’s inspirational on how to have a balanced life. Great work Sam, thank you for everything and please keep going strong!

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