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Sam Dogen

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Name:
Financial Samurai
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
Investing, Real Estate
Start Year:
2009

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Location:
San Francisco, California, United States
Age:
30s
Race:
Asian
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
Profession:
Blogger
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Latest Blog Posts

There’s a simple personal finance mantra everybody should consider following: one spouse, one car, one house, one job. The idea is that if you stick with one of everything, you’ll maximize its usage, minimize extraneous expenditure, and live happily ever after. We get in trouble when we want too much. But one of everything can get quite boring. Thus, the divorce rate is ~50%. The average car ownership is six years. The median home ...
Posted: Sep 22 2017 @ 5:38 AM
Washington D.C. based Fundrise is one of the most innovative real estate crowdfunding platforms today. They were the first to create the eREIT, a real estate fund that uses crowdfunding regulations to provide access for  non-accredited investors to invest in private real estate across the country. Then they invented the “Internet Public Offering,” where the company directly raised over $14.6 million from 2,300+ Fundrise customers in a matter of 27 hours. When they ...
Posted: Sep 20 2017 @ 5:42 AM
Now that I’m a father, one of the first things I did was call up my life insurance provider to review how much life insurance I have and go through the various term life insurance options. I was reminded of an existing $1,000,000 term life policy that’s expiring in five years. It was taken out 10 years ago when I was thinking of getting married. I figured, given I had about ...
Posted: Sep 18 2017 @ 5:58 AM
It’s a worthwhile goal to be great at something – top one percent great. Being a jack of all trades, master of none is an excuse many of us use because we aren’t willing to try harder. We know this, so we settle for good enough. Good enough is good enough if you’re content. But Read More... The post Why Settle For A Good Retirement, When You Can Go For A Great ...
Posted: Sep 16 2017 @ 5:08 AM
A large financial windfall can either be a joyous occasion or a stressful occasion. It all depends on how well you plan. Because it’s generally easier to spend than to save, I always recommend folks sit on their cash for at least a month before making any moves. Holding a lot of cash is not a bad thing even in a raging bull market. A cash stash is only stressful if ...
Posted: Sep 12 2017 @ 11:53 AM
Most of us like money because it’s an easy way to keep score. If we make over $400,000 a year and have a net worth of over $2,000,000 by age 35, we’re in the top one percent for income and net worth. Hooray! But money is a pretty meaningless measure after you’ve got all your needs taken care of. Further, a rich person is no more special than someone who has ...
Posted: Sep 10 2017 @ 5:18 AM
Most of us like money because it’s an easy way to keep score. If we make over $400,000 a year and have a net worth of over $8,000,000 by age 60, we’re in the top one percent for income and net worth. Hooray! But money is a pretty meaningless measure after you’ve got all your needs taken care of. Further, a rich person is no more special than someone who has ...
Posted: Sep 10 2017 @ 5:18 AM
Before I sold my house in the Marina district of San Francisco, I always had a slight worry whether it would survive the next big earthquake. The Marina district, although a highly desirable neighborhood in the north end of San Francisco, is mostly liquefaction – a mixture of sand and dirt that was reclaimed from the ocean. The last big earthquake was the Loma Prieta earthquake on October 17, 1989 which ...
Posted: Sep 06 2017 @ 5:28 AM
One of the biggest benefits of financial freedom is the ability to spend more time helping other people. Although writing about building wealth is useful and donating money is good, adopting or fostering a child reaches a next level of kindness.  Today’s post is from Jillian at Montana Money Adventures. She has adopted not one, but four foster children. People like Jillian are an inspiration. I hope her story helps you ...
Posted: Sep 04 2017 @ 5:28 AM
One of the biggest benefits of financial freedom is the ability to spend more time helping other people. Although writing about building wealth is useful and donating money is good, adopting or fostering a child reaches a next level of kindness.  Today’s post is from Jillian at Montana Money Adventures. She has adopted not one, but four foster children. People like Jillian are an inspiration. I hope her story helps you ...
Posted: Sep 04 2017 @ 5:28 AM

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