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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 FEAR Will Make You Rich, Fit, Happy, And Free

    Why FEAR Will Make You Rich, Fit, Happy, And Free

    For more nuanced personal finance content, join 55,000+ others and sign up for the free Financial Samurai newsletter and posts via e-mail. Financial Samurai is one of the largest independently-owned personal finance sites that started in 2009. 
    If you don't have enough fear, you're going to remain set in your ways. You won't have the motivation to make more money, get in better shape, meet new people, and live a better life. 
    Posts mentioned:
    The One Ingredient For Achieving Financial Independence
    Conduct A Regret Minimization Exercise To Move Forward
    The Importance Of Feeling Consistently Uncomfortable For Personal Growth
    Resources For Greater Wealth If you want to invest in real estate more surgically, take a look at Fundrise. Demand for real estate is starting to rebound as mortgage rates and prices decline. With foreigners looking to buy U.S. real estate again, we could see a nice recovery. 
    Pick up a hardcopy of Buy This, Not That, my instant Wall Street Journal bestseller. The book helps you make more optimal investing decisions using a risk-appropriate framework by age and work experience.
    Arm yourself with the knowledge you need so your money will work harder for you. Pick up a copy on sale at Amazon today!
    Thank you for writing a postivie 5-star review for this podcast and my book. I really appreciate it!

    • 19 min
    Why Working Hard Might No Longer Be Necessary To Get Ahead Due To A De-emphasis In Merit

    Why Working Hard Might No Longer Be Necessary To Get Ahead Due To A De-emphasis In Merit

    Perhaps working hard to make money and get ahead is overrated. With the decline in merit-based compensation and rewards, it may be strategically better to kick back and relax more. It's a risky proposition to do so, but it might work out for the best.
    In case you are a hardworker who is getting discriminated against based on your identity, here are 7 strategies to survive and thrive if merit no longer matters in the future.
    Mentioned posts:
    How To Survive The War On Merit
    Grades No Longer Matter, Hooray! 
    Don't Let Honor And Pride Leave You On Hard Mode Forever
    Recommendations
    If you'd like to support my ad-free podcast, pick up a hardcopy of Buy This, Not That, my instant Wall Street Journal bestseller. The book helps you make more optimal investing decisions to build more wealth and live better lives. BTNT is on sale at Amazon today! 
    For more nuanced personal finance content, join 55,000+ others and sign up for the free Financial Samurai newsletter and posts via e-mail. Financial Samurai is one of the largest independently-owned personal finance sites that started in 2009. 
    As always, thanks for all the positive book reviews and podcast reviews. They help keep me going. 

    • 30 min
    The Danger Of Buying Stocks On Margin

    The Danger Of Buying Stocks On Margin

    Buying stocks on margin is a terrible idea. You could lose all your money. What's worse, you could lose a lot of time and the respect of your peers.
    Posts mentioned:
    Losing All Your Money On Margin Might Not Be The Worst That Can Happen To You
    Buying Stocks On Margin Is A Bad Idea
    Quantify Your Risk Tolerance Using FS-SEER
    Recommendations
    If you'd like to support my ad-free podcast, pick up a hardcopy of Buy This, Not That, my instant Wall Street Journal bestseller. The book helps you make more optimal investing decisions to build more wealth and live better lives. BTNT is on sale at Amazon today! 
    Check out Personal Capital, the best free tool to help you manage your finances. With Personal Capital, you can track your investments, see your asset allocation, x-ray your portfolios for excessive fees, and more. Staying on top of your investments during volatile times is a must. 
    For more nuanced personal finance content, join 55,000+ others and sign up for the free Financial Samurai newsletter and posts via e-mail. Financial Samurai is one of the largest independently-owned personal finance sites that started in 2009. 
    As always, thanks for all the positive book reviews and podcast reviews. They help keep me going. 

    • 16 min
    Financial Samurai 2022 Year In Review And 2023 Goals

    Financial Samurai 2022 Year In Review And 2023 Goals

    Happy New Year!
    Here's a recap of 2022 and our goals for 2023. We'd love to hear about how 2022 went for you and what are your plans for 2023!
    Posts mentioned:
    2023 Financial Samurai Goals
    2022 Financial Samurai Year In Review
    The Best Posts On Financial Samurai 2022
    Recommendations
    If you'd like to support my ad-free podcast, pick up a hardcopy of Buy This, Not That, my instant Wall Street Journal bestseller. The book helps you make more optimal investing decisions to build more wealth and live better lives. BTNT is on sale at Amazon today! 
    Check out Personal Capital, the best free tool to help you manage your finances. With Personal Capital, you can track your investments, see your asset allocation, x-ray your portfolios for excessive fees, and more. Staying on top of your investments during volatile times is a must. 
    For more nuanced personal finance content, join 55,000+ others and sign up for the free Financial Samurai newsletter and posts via e-mail. Financial Samurai is one of the largest independently-owned personal finance sites that started in 2009. 
    As always, thanks for all the positive book reviews and podcast reviews. They help keep me going. 

    • 25 min
    Find Outlets For Your Outlets, Pickleball, And Community

    Find Outlets For Your Outlets, Pickleball, And Community

    I hope everyone is having a wonderful winter holiday! In this episode, I wanted to share my love for pickleball, why you should play it, and the importance of finding outlets for your outlets. 
    The Financial Samurai podcast is an outlet from fatherhood. It's been a long and hard journey so far. Now instead of tennis, pickleball is my latest outlet from Financial Samurai and fatherhood. 
    Join 55,000+ subscribers and sign up for my free weekly newsletter. This way, you'll never miss a thing, and learn to build more wealth in a risk-appropriate manner. You can also sign up for getting all my posts via e-mail. 
    If you'd like to support my ad-free podcast, pick up a hardcopy of Buy This, Not That, my instant Wall Street Journal bestseller. The book helps you make more optimal investing decisions to build more wealth and live better lives. BTNT is on sale at Amazon today! 
    Posts mentioned:
    Why You Should Play Pickleball
    Surprising Solutions To Loneliness
    The Ideal Weight By Height, Sex, and Frame
    Where Are All The Adult Athletes? Pushing Sports On Your Kid Early May Be A Waste
    Pickleball Equipment Recommendations: 
    I went with the Head Radical Elite for under $60. And I’m sure you can buy used paddles for as little as $20.
    A three-pack of Franklin balls costs about $8 and can last over 20 games if you’re a beginner.
     

    • 9 min
    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

    Dear Financail Samurai listeners,
    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Thanks for listening to my podcast all year and also sharing my work. Financially, it's been a hard year for most of us. However, we're still here! Which means we still have the ability to make things better.
    I hope my episodes have brought you knowledge, laughter, and joy. All the best to you and your family.
    Recorded 43 Episodes Without A Single Sponsor
    If you'd like to support my ad-free podcast, pick up a hardcopy of Buy This, Not That, my instant Wall Street Journal bestseller. The book helps you make more optimal investing decisions to build more wealth and live better lives. BTNT is on sale at Amazon today! 
    For more nuanced personal finance content, join 55,000+ others and sign up for the free Financial Samurai newsletter and posts via e-mail. Financial Samurai is one of the largest independently-owned personal finance sites that started in 2009. 
    Happy Holidays,
    Sam

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
384 Ratings

384 Ratings

mike.jonessocal ,

Margin

What’s the difference between margin and margin for leverage. Missed that one Sam. :-)

Ebert123 ,

Great perspective!

I love the perspective that I can perform on the downside while putting myself in a position to eventually perform on the upside (when the economy shifts in a different direction). So much of what Sam has helped me with is mindset, which is now influencing so many of my finical decisions. This episode yet again helped me with my inner game (mindset).

Thanks and happy 3rd birthday to your daughter!

Hawkeye252 ,

Great info but…

Certainly great info on this podcast however, the constant complaining of how much stress and difficulty in life is tiresome. Here is someone who has been near or at financial independence for sure years yet complains how hard it is to raise two children and wasn’t in the standard work force for long. It’s almost like he has no idea that others raise families, work long hours, etc. I honestly don’t believe that he knows how hard work is for those in it for years.

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