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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.

    Early Retirement Failure! And All The Reasons Why

    Early Retirement Failure! And All The Reasons Why

    Here are all the reasons why I'm an early retirement failure. It was a good 8-year run, but all good things must come to an end!

    Read the post here: https://www.financialsamurai.com/why-i-failed-at-early-retirement-a-love-story/

    • 24 min
    The SECURE Act Is Better Than A Kick In The Face

    The SECURE Act Is Better Than A Kick In The Face

    At last! The government doesn't something positive for most American's retirement plans! Let's learn about all the things the SECURE Act does to help Americans save more for retirement. 

    Read the post here: https://www.financialsamurai.com/how-the-secure-act-changes-your-retirement-planning/

    • 13 min
    The Surprising Unanticipated Benefits Of Early Retirement

    The Surprising Unanticipated Benefits Of Early Retirement

    No matter how much you plan, you'll never know all the variables. Here are some unanticipated benefits of early retirement that may surprise you. If I knew about just one of them, I probably would have been less worried about early retirement for sure. This podcast will help you make a more informed decision. 

    Read the post here: https://www.financialsamurai.com/the-surprising-benefits-of-early-retirement-i-never-anticipated/

    • 18 min
    A Productive Early Morning May Make You Richer, But Not Happier

    A Productive Early Morning May Make You Richer, But Not Happier

    Getting a lot of good quality sleep is all the rage now. But if you don't sleep well, you'll probably get a lot richer because you have more time to do stuff and that's awesome. But I say you are probably less happier than someone who sleeps well and through the night. Let me share reasons why.

    Check out the post here.  

    https://www.financialsamurai.com/a-productive-morning-will-make-you-richer-but-not-happier/

    • 18 min
    Smart Year-End Tax Moves To Make

    Smart Year-End Tax Moves To Make

    Here are some smart money moves to make before the new year to reduce your tax liability. Taxes are our largest ongoing liability. It behooves us to stay on top of the tax code every year.

    Read the post:
    https://www.financialsamurai.com/smart-year-end-tax-moves-to-make/

    • 15 min
    Your 401(k) Matters For Retirement - New Max Contribution Limit For 2020

    Your 401(k) Matters For Retirement - New Max Contribution Limit For 2020

    Your 401(k) is part of the three-legged stool for retirement. The other two legs are your after-tax investments and your ability to make side income. You can't count on Social Security or a Pension anymore. If they are there, great. If not, you never counted on them in the first place.

    Check out this post with all the latest 401(k) charts and graphs.

    https://www.financialsamurai.com/the-maximum-401k-contribution-limit-for-2020/

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

jayareaaa ,

Bay v. VA

I agree with your wife in one of the latest episodes— I grew up in the bay and that’s where I learned grit and hustle. I would def not deprive my kids of the joy of growing up here in a place where they can identify with their peers and now even their teachers, it’s just a different kind of experience period. I see your point about teaching them how to survive but I wouldn’t intentionally make them suffer just to teach them how to hustle, let kids be kids. All respect no attack

Hannah Ng 2020 ,

One of my top fav podcasts

Sam and Paula Pant’s podcasts are my most favorites. I always listen to their episodes as soon as they are available. The information they provide are super helpful. Love Sam’s voice but love his wife’s voice even more! Listening to Sydney’s voice, I can understand why Sam loves her so much. Sam has such a good sense of humor. Thanks so much, Sam, for all you do. Keep up your good work! Congrats on your family’s best Christmas gift ever, too. Can’t wait to know more about your baby girl!

RP - Seattle ,

Mixed review

Just when I find Sam’s podcasts to be informative and helpful his focus often changes to himself and goes on and on and on. He seems to be very self absorbed and likes to brag about his success and how much money he has. I think he is actually insecure and struggles with self esteem issues. He also seems void of any concern for the poor or marginalized folks in our country. Too bad. Such potential to be a giving and caring person who is obsessed with money and “success.”

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