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

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    • 4.6 • 520 Ratings

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.

    Becoming A Children's Book Illustrator And Author With Colleen Kong-Savage

    Becoming A Children's Book Illustrator And Author With Colleen Kong-Savage

    I speak with Colleen Kong-Savage about becoming a children's book illustrator and author, as well as a freelance graphic designer while living in expensive New York City.
    Colleen has a new book out entitled Piano Wants To Play. It is a wonderful book for children and adults of all ages who appreciate music. It is also a touching story about rekindling the joy we had as children.
    Colleen has been a long-time illustrator for Financial Samurai, creating all of the custom Samurai-themed graphics, including the logo and the Financial Samurai mask.
    As you may know, it can be challenging to make a living as a creative professional. Therefore, I'm proud to support Colleen's endeavors.
    If you're looking to support artists, the best way to do so is to purchase their work and hiring them. Please consider purchasing a copy of Piano Wants To Play and visiting Colleen's website at ckongsavage.com.
    If you want to learn more about being a children's author and illustrator, you can check out the resources at www.highlightsfoundation.org and www.scbwi.org.
    If you enjoyed this episode, I'd appreciate a review and a share!
    To Your Financial Freedom,
    Sam

    • 33 min
    Real Estate Commissions Are Already Coming Down Fast

    Real Estate Commissions Are Already Coming Down Fast

    Every residential real estate investor and homeowner is richer after the National Association Of Realtors settled its price fixing lawsuit.
    I know many real estate agents, realtors, and brokerages are upset with the ruling. However, the decision was decided quickly by a jury of our peers. The money that would have went into the real estate industry's pockets are now going back into the homeowners' and investors' pockets. 
    See:
    Why Every Residential Real Estate Investor And Homeowner Is Richer
    Busting The Real Estate Cartel With Attorney Mike Ketchmark
    Recommendations
    Check out Fundrise, my favorite private real estate platform with over $3.3 billion under management for 500,000+ investors. With mortgage rates coming down and the stock market strong, the demand for real estate is building. 
    Fundrise predominantly invests in residential and industrial real estate in the Sunbelt region, where valuations are lower and yields are higher. I believe there is a multi-decade demographic shift towards lower-cost areas of the country thanks to technology. 
    Financial Samurai is an investor in Fundrise funds and Fundrise is a long-time sponsor of Financial Samurai. 
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    If you enjoyed this episode, please share, rate, and review. Every review means a lot as each episode takes hours to produce. 

    • 18 min
    The Most Expensive Cities In America To Own A Home Could Actually Be The Cheapest

    The Most Expensive Cities In America To Own A Home Could Actually Be The Cheapest

    The most expensive cities in America include cities like New York City, San Francisco, and San Jose. However, these expensive cities could actually be the cheapest due to all the income and investment opportunities. Let's explore the reasons why.
    Related post: Income Required To Afford A Typical Home In The Top 50 Cities
    Recommendations
    1) Check out Fundrise, my favorite private real estate platform with over $3.3 billion under management for 500,000+ investors. With mortgage rates coming down and the stock market strong, the demand for real estate is building. 
    2) To invest in artificial intelligence and other private growth companies, check out the open-ended Innovation Fund. You can see what the fund invests in before you invest and how much. The investment minimum is only $10. 
    Financial Samurai is an investor in Fundrise funds and Fundrise is a long-time sponsor of Financial Samurai. 
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    If you enjoyed this episode, please share, rate, and review. Every review means a lot as each episode takes hours to produce. 

    • 26 min
    Satisfaction Is Greater Than Happiness: Thoughts After Buying A Nice Home

    Satisfaction Is Greater Than Happiness: Thoughts After Buying A Nice Home

    In this episode, I talk to my wife about what it's nice to own the nicest home we can afford five months after moving in. Although I am no happier, I do feel more satisfied. 
    Related post: Climbed To The Top Of The Property Ladder 
    Recommendations
    1) Check out Fundrise, my favorite private real estate platform with over $3.3 billion under management for 500,000+ investors. With mortgage rates coming down and the stock market strong, the demand for real estate is building. 
    2) To invest in artificial intelligence and other private growth companies, check out the open-ended Innovation Fund. You can see what the fund invests in before you invest and how much. The investment minimum is only $10. 
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    If you enjoyed this episode, please share, rate, and review. Every review means a lot as each episode takes hours to produce. 

    • 20 min
    Inside Reality TV With Chef Dynasty Star And Fang Restaurant Owner Kathy Fang

    Inside Reality TV With Chef Dynasty Star And Fang Restaurant Owner Kathy Fang

    In this episode, I speak with Kathy Fang, star of the Food Network's Chef Dynasty, as well as owner of Fang Restaurant, one of my favorite Chinese restaurants in San Francisco. 
    We talk about what it was like making a reality TV show, running a restaurant, expansion potential, and raising a family in San Francisco on chef hours. 
    You can find Kathy on Instagram @ChefKathyFang and on her website at KathyFang.com. 
    If you enjoyed this episode, I'd appreciate a review, share, and subscribe. Every episode takes hours to produce.
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    Financial Samurai began in 2009 and is one of the largest independently-owned personal finance sites with one million pageviews a month. Visit the site here. 

    • 39 min
    How To Overcome Your Fear Of Investing And Make More Money Long Term

    How To Overcome Your Fear Of Investing And Make More Money Long Term

    Since 2009, when I began Financial Samurai, I've noticed some people are too afraid to invest or get easily shaken out whenever there is economic or stock market turbulence. Then, these investors get left behind as the economyc, stock market, real estate market, and other markets eventually recovery.
    To help you overcome your fear of investing, I suggest coming up with an investment thesis. An investment thesis is your north star and will help you hold strong during difficult times.
    For more details, see the post: An Investment Thesis Is The Key To Making More Money Long Term
    Investing Thesis For 2024 And Beyond
    1) A recovery in the real estate market as it plays catchup to the stock market. Check out Fundrise, my favorite private real estate platform with over $3.3 billion under management for 500,000+ investors. 
    2) A boom in artificial intelligence that will boost profits and economic growth. To invest in AI and other private growth companies, check out the open-ended Innovation Fund. You can see what the fund invests in before you invest and how much.
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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
520 Ratings

520 Ratings

Gd439 ,

Candid and certain qualified

I’ve been listening for a few years now and still find his content entertaining and very insightful. Solid career background and a true family man!

hspraggins ,

Very good, authentic, and excellent advice

Sam begins his journey into FIRE by sharing with us his career story and subsequent transition into (semi) retirement and real estate owner. Each bit of advice and interview comes with a practical and helpful amount of advice, directions, and pitfalls to watch out for. All in, I highly recommend his podcast.

One suggestion: follow the US and/or Asian calendar and provide tips, interviews, etc based on the calendar (eg, during Black History Month focus on how Black entrepreneurs, real estate owners, etc are developing novel ways to generational wealth; during Women's Month do something similar; maybe during a Chinese new year do something focused). I’m certain your listeners would appreciate that!

Ross_Nelson357 ,

Amazing Podcast

I have just started listening to your podcasts each episode I feel I gain more and more knowledge. There’s always a ton of good information to learn. Thank you so much

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