Welcome To Financial Samurai! Financial Samurai is a leading independently-owned personal finance site that began in 2009. The site receives roughly 1 million organic visitors a month.
Unlike most other personal finance sites, everything written on this site is based off firsthand experience. I've been publishing three posts a week and one free newsletter every week for over 13 years.
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If you want to achieve financial freedom sooner, rather than later, while also living your best life possible, you've come to the right place. Let me share a little bit about my background.
About Sam Dogen, Financial Samurai
I worked in investment banking for 13 years after getting my undergraduate degree from The College of William & Mary. While working grueling 60-80 hour weeks, I finished my MBA part-time at UC Berkeley.
At the age of 34, I left Corporate America for good in order to live more freely. At the time, I had a net worth of $3 million and had passive investment income of roughly $80,000. Financial Samurai is one part story telling, another part sharing all the insights I've uncovered along the way to financial freedom.
My main areas of expertise are in real estate, stocks, early retirement, financial planning, severance negotiations and building sustainable passive income streams. I only write based on first-hand experience because money is too important to be left up to pontification.
Financial Samurai is also one of the modern-day pioneers of the FIRE movement (Financial Independence Retire Early). Since 2009, FIRE has evolved into Fat FIRE, Barista FIRE, and Lean FIRE.
Over 90 million people have read a Financial Samurai article since the site began in 2009.
Here are a few posts to get you started:
About Financial Samurai – Background of how Financial Samurai got started in 2009. I write everything based off experience because our personal finances are too important to write based off pontification.
Free Wealth Management Tools By Personal Capital – In order to maximize your wealth, you need to first know where all your money is. There's no better free personal finance tool on the web to track your net worth, manage your cash flow, analyze your investments and plan for your retirement.
Top Financial Products – Here are the best products that will help you save money, make money, or get your financial life in better shape. I get approached with dozens of offers a week and only review the top 0.1% of them.
Ranking The Best Passive Income Investments – I've gone through each type of investment and ranked them by different variables. This post is a great place to start if you want to start building your own passive income streams for financial freedom.
Learn How To Start Your Own Blog – Everybody needs to have their own website today to build their brand. Don't let Facebook or LinkedIn get rich off of you. Once you have your own platform, you can connect with like-minded people, find new consulting and work opportunities, and perhaps even make enough online to never have to work again. The pandemic has reminded us how important it is to diversify.
How To Retire Early And Never Have To Work Again – Learn from others who have retired early as well. We'll look at specific numbers and details for how you can retire early too.
Most Popular Posts On Financial Samurai – Here are some of the most popular posts out of the 2,000+ I've written since 2009.
The Secret To Your Success: 10+ Years Of Unwavering Commitment – A discussion on the long grind to get to where you want to go.
Financial Samurai Is An Author Of Two Books
A natural extension of writing on Financial Samurai is to write books. Here they are.
How To Negotiate A Severance – Now in its 5th edition. Never quit your job, get laid off instead. A severance package will provide you the financial runway to hold you over until your next move. I negotiated a severance in 2012, which gave me the confidence to walk away from a six-figure job. It was the key catalyst to try a new life.
Buy This, Not That: How To Spend Your Way To Wealth And Freedom – This is a traditionally published book with Penguin Random House that became an instant Wall Street Journal bestseller. The book will help you achieve financial freedom sooner, rather than later. Further, it will help you make positive expected-value decisions with some of life's biggest dilemmas. You're going to love it.
Buy a copy of BTNT on Amazon today. The wealthiest people in the world are always reading and educating themselves with new information and perspectives. BTNT is your secret weapon to building more wealth and living a more purposeful life.
I look forward to hearing from you in the comments section. Thanks for helping spread the word about Financial Samurai. Welcome to Financial Samurai!