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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
    • 4.3 • 231 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.

    The Right Amount Of Money To Give And Leave Our Children

    The Right Amount Of Money To Give And Leave Our Children

    What is the right amount of money to give our adult children while we are alive without spoiling the heck out of them? What is the right amount of money to leave our children after we die? I've developed a logical framework to maximize our giving and supporting of our family. 

    See the post here. 

    https://www.financialsamurai.com/the-right-amount-of-money-to-give-and-leave-our-children/

    • 22 min
    The 4 Percent Rule Is Obsolete: Follow A 0.5 Percent Safe Withdrawal Rate Instead

    The 4 Percent Rule Is Obsolete: Follow A 0.5 Percent Safe Withdrawal Rate Instead

    The 4 percent rule is outdated. It was established in 1998 when the 10-year bond yield was at ~5 percent. Of course you're never going to run out of money withdrawing at 4 percent when you can make 1 percent more risk-free! Follow the 0.5 percent rule instead for a safe withdrawal rate in retirement. Follow the times or suffer the consequences.

    Read the post here.

    https://www.financialsamurai.com/proper-safe-withdrawal-rate/

    • 29 min
    Homeschool For Life! The End Of Traditional Education Starts Now

    Homeschool For Life! The End Of Traditional Education Starts Now

    After giving homeschooling a lot of though, my wife and I have decided to go the homeschooling route. COVID-19 was just the catalyst to get us over the hump. We tried preschool for a solid 5 months and enjoyed it. However, there were lots of downsides as well.

    My wife joins me on this episode. 

    • 26 min
    Hunting For Unicorns: Don't Get Too Carried Away With Active Investing

    Hunting For Unicorns: Don't Get Too Carried Away With Active Investing

    So you love chasing unicorn stocks to get rich. So do I! However, you should probably be more judicious with your active and passive investing split. It's really easy to get caught up in stock market mania and then blow yourself up.

    Here's my recommended passive and active investing split by personality so we can get rich more responsibly.

    Read more here: https://www.financialsamurai.com/the-recommended-split-between-passive-and-active-investing/

    • 15 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
231 Ratings

231 Ratings

Davesoodles ,

Enjoyable

Good to get Sam’s perspective. Don’t have to agree but u enjoy the content.

Wish he would get deeper into certai subject and more technical as much of it is “intro” type stuff, but better than anyone else out there.

Big time agent ,

Awesome common sense advice

I found the Financial Samurai newsletter from a link on CNBC and for the last couple months thought “Wow, I wish this guy had a podcast...” Well, guess what? He does!
I’m always searching for new finance and investing podcasts (I’m a Clark Howard addict!) and have been unimpressed with a lot of what is out there. A lot of people pushing their own wares and not a lot of unbiased advice. Sam has already made his fortune and is genuinely interested in helping you make yours. Can not recommend his podcast enough! And sign up for his newsletter... you’ll be glad you did...

surferp22 ,

Love his Philosophy

I’ve been listening to Sam since I graduated college in 2014 and have found his advice has served me well. I look forward to his posts each week since they help me look at all finances from a different point of view. He also helps me shoot for the stars and to work harder to achieve my goals. This is the first time I’ve listened to his podcast and I really enjoyed it. I’m usually more of a reader because of the awesome graphics that go along with his posts, but I think I will start listening to these more often.

Thanks Sam!

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