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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

    • Investing

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.

    Should We Worried About Inflation? Don't Be Silly

    Should We Worried About Inflation? Don't Be Silly

    For those who are worried about inflation, don't be. There is not going to be inflation or inflation worries for years, if ever. 

    I've got to believe the only people who are worried about inflation are people who took out a 30-year-fixed mortgage or who are against America!

    Relevant post: https://www.financialsamurai.com/why-an-adjustable-rate-mortgage-is-better-than-a-fixed-rate-mortgage/

    • 9 min
    The State Of The Housing And Mortgage Industry During A Pandemic

    The State Of The Housing And Mortgage Industry During A Pandemic

    It looks like demand for buying a home has hit an 11-year high. Before you buy a home, it's good to know what's going on in the mortgage industry. The mortgage industry / banks hold the key to a steady real estate market. 

    See this post for more charts and details. 
    https://www.financialsamurai.com/the-state-of-the-mortgage-industry/

    • 29 min
    How Climate Change May Affect Real Estate Prices

    How Climate Change May Affect Real Estate Prices

    Let's have a discussion on how climate change may affect real estate prices. Your desire for a beachfront home might be misplaced. But maybe it's best to live life now!

    Post: https://www.financialsamurai.com/how-climate-change-may-affect-real-estate-values/

    • 14 min
    Pay Down Mortgage Debt Or Invest? A Logical Framework

    Pay Down Mortgage Debt Or Invest? A Logical Framework

    Wondering whether to pay down your mortgage debt or invest? I go through a logical framework of how to do both, and also highlight the extra benefits of paying off a mortgage: more courage!

    Mentioned posts:

    https://www.financialsamurai.com/no-mortgage-more-courage-pay-off-all-debt-before-retiring/

    https://www.financialsamurai.com/pay-down-debt-or-invest-implement-fs-dair/

    • 11 min
    Standing Up Against Racism In America

    Standing Up Against Racism In America

    Racism is systemic in America. We must speak up and fight back against racism. We must share our stories and hold racists accountable for their actions. Do not stay silent during this time of crisis. Let us do our part in helping end the cycle of hate. 

    https://www.financialsamurai.com/dear-minorities-use-racism-as-motivation-for-achieving-financial-independence/

    https://www.financialsamurai.com/the-importance-of-feeling-consistently-uncomfortable-to-gain-financial-freedom/

    • 26 min
    College Is Becoming Too Risky Of A Gamble To Make

    College Is Becoming Too Risky Of A Gamble To Make

    I've been skeptical about college for a while. But now that the pandemic has hit and tens of millions of jobs are lost and perhaps never coming back, I find college to be too risky of an investment to make.

    Pertinent posts:

    https://www.financialsamurai.com/should-i-go-to-public-school-or-private-school/

    https://www.financialsamurai.com/recommended-529-plan-amounts-by-age/

    https://www.financialsamurai.com/accept-1000000-to-attend-public-school-over-private-school/

    • 18 min

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