After over 10 years of writing over 2,000 personal finance articles, I’ve compiled 35 of the best Financial Samurai articles into one eBook to help you achieve financial independence sooner, rather than later.
I’m also publishing a new hard copy book with Penguin Random House called Buy This, Not That: How To Spend Your Way To Wealth And Freedom. I truly believe it is the best personal finance + life book on the web.
For more information, here is a great book review of Buy This Not That. BTNT is truly my bet work and I believe the book will provide 100X more value than it costs.
Who Is Financial Samurai?
Financial Samurai is one of the largest personal finance sites with roughly 1.2 million organic pageviews a month. I write from experience as someone who received his MBA from UC Berkeley, spent 13 years in the financial world as an Executive Director at a couple major investment banks. In addition, I retired from Corporate America at the age of 34 with a very healthy financial nut to focus on living life on my own terms.
For some reason, there is a dearth of personal finance education in our school system. Yet, what is more important than securing our financial future?
The goal of the book is to empower you with the knowledge to make better financial decisions. I’ve learned from my money mistakes (e.g. 401k, job, real estate mistakes) to help you avoid the same land mines. Money can be intimidating, but it shouldn’t be so complicated as to cause paralysis.
For long-time readers, the book acts as a terrific reference guide to review some of the most important personal finance topics in one place. You can even purchase the book for a friend or loved one as a gift.
For new readers, The Best Of Financial Samurai will teach you new financial concepts and new ways of thinking to solidify your financial future. Many of the articles have been featured in major publications such as The LA Times, Kiplinger, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, and more.
What’s Included In The Best Of Financial Samurai eBook
The Best Of Financial Samurai is 69,000+ words long, over 180 pages, and only costs $9.88. The book is easy to read, well organized, and includes informational tables, graphs, and charts that help you simplify complex financial material.
My editor and I spent the past six months optimizing the book to provide the best user experience possible. We’ve stamped out boring financial material to keep things interesting so you can retain as much knowledge as possible.
You can read BOFS on your mobile phone or on your home computer. You can easily access public discussions on each post to learn counter viewpoints as there are plenty of intra-links.
There’s even a resources section in the back to help you take action to save money and grow your net worth. By the time you get done reading, I’m sure you’ll be miles ahead of the average person.
Each article is meticulously crafted along six main categories:
- Budgeting & Saving
- Career, Employment, & Education
- Real Estate
Examples of some of the questions and topics that are covered in The Best Of Financial Samurai eBook include:
Should I pay down my mortgage early or invest?
How much should I spend on buying a car?
Is it worth the money and time getting an MBA?
When is the best time to buy property?
How much should I have accumulated in my savings by age?
How can I pay less taxes for the rest of my life?
Creating A Perpetual Giving Machine
In addition to helping you gain financial freedom, the other goal of putting this book together is to create a perpetual giving machine to help the less fortunate. I feel blessed to have so much opportunity that it’s only right to give back to those who may not have the same chances. No other country in the world provides a playing field where there is so much correlation with effort.
I’ve already created a steady passive income stream with my 100-page book on how to negotiate a severance from a job you no longer want. Instead of creating another passive income stream for myself, I thought, why not spend some time and money creating a passive income stream to help other people!
Feel great knowing that not only will you gain a tremendous amount of financial knowledge from buying The Best Of Financial Samurai, 100% of each sale after expenses will be donated to a charity that focuses on educating our youth (originally, I was only planning on donating 10% but 100% sounds so much better!). Education is absolutely the key to building a better world. Let’s be a part of something good!
Every six months we can vote on one of four charities to donate the proceeds to. The current charity I have selected is Alive & Free, an Oakland based charity that helps keep urban kids off the streets so they can graduate from high school and go to college. If you have any other youth oriented charities focused on education, feel free to suggest!
Help Others And Yourself
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Building wealth takes action. Don’t depend on anybody else to take care of you. Depend on yourself! Once you are armed with knowledge, everything becomes that much easier. Thanks for purchasing and letting folks know about the book who need financial guidance. May you achieve all your financial goals!
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