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Sam Dogen

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Financial Samurai
Early Retirement
Investing, Real Estate
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San Francisco, California, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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As I contemplate returning to work once my daughter turns six months old this summer, I fear leaving my wife alone with two kids under three. She’s not too thrilled about the idea, which has tempered my enthusiasm for bolstering our finances. Since April 2017, I have been a stay at home father with her. Read More... The post The Courage To Be Disliked: Change Your Life Because You Can appeared first ...
Posted: Feb 17 2020 @ 7:18 AM
My old boss, Lana, who is now my friend, invited me to her house party. It wasn’t her house, but her new boyfriend’s house. I was thrilled for her because, at 54, she had gone most of her post-college life without a steady boyfriend. She graduated with honors from Columbia University and then received her Read More... The post You Will Always Regret Sacrificing Love For Money appeared first on Financial Samurai. ...
Posted: Feb 14 2020 @ 12:58 PM
Ever since making a goal to accumulate $1,500,000 more capital or generate an additional $60,000 in retirement income by the end of 2022, I’ve been thinking of various ways to make more money. Given neither my wife or I have a job, we are facing an almost impossible financial challenge. After much consideration, I decided Read More... The post Why It’s Harder To Get Rich Off Stocks Than Real Estate appeared first ...
Posted: Feb 12 2020 @ 12:28 PM
What are the three things that cause the most financial stress for every family or aspiring family? I postulate they are: Healthcare costs College tuition costs Living costs (rent or saving up to own a home) Solving rising healthcare costs comes with a couple of conundrums. To get subsidized healthcare, you’ll probably have to work Read More... The post A Real Estate Goal Every Investor With Kids Should Consider appeared first on ...
Posted: Feb 10 2020 @ 7:18 AM
When I graduated from college in 1999, a bunch of my fellow first-year classmates at GS proudly proclaimed they had either found a great one bedroom to rent or had purchased a condo somewhere in Manhattan. At the time, I always scratched my head and wondered how they could afford to pay $2,000+/month for rent Read More... The post Gain Financial Independence By Depending On Your Parents For Money appeared first on ...
Posted: Feb 07 2020 @ 7:18 AM
Something very bad happened to me the other weekend. I lost $800 dollars betting on the 49ers to win the Super Bowl. Earlier, I had won $600 betting on the 49ers to beat the Vikings and the Packers. But lost it all and then some when the 49ers couldn’t hold onto their 10-point lead. I Read More... The post Inside The Mind Of A Gambling Addict: No Bet, No Win appeared first ...
Posted: Feb 05 2020 @ 9:59 AM
Coronaviruses are actually a group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, the virus causes respiratory infections, much like the common cold or flu. However, rarer forms of the coronavirus like SARS and MERS can be much more lethal. As of Feb 2020, there are no vaccines or antiviral drugs that are approved for prevention or treatment. When I Read More... The post Important Details Investors Should Know About The Coronavirus appeared first on Financial Samurai. ...
Posted: Feb 03 2020 @ 11:55 AM
Now that you’ve played defense and wisely refinanced your mortgage due to the spread of the coronavirus, it’s time to play offense and look for real estate purchase opportunities. With affordability up, the S&P 500 up, income up, and clear demographic trends to take advantage of, buying real estate now seems like a good idea. Read More... The post Top States To Buy Real Estate In The New Decade appeared first on ...
Posted: Jan 31 2020 @ 2:28 PM
I dodged a bullet, Matrix style, and I didn’t even realize it until the coronavirus hit. The coronavirus pandemic has caused mortgage rates to drop once more as investors seek the safety of bonds. Had I not refinanced my primary residence mortgage before I bought a larger house, I probably wouldn’t have been able to Read More... The post For The Best Mortgage Rate, Refinance Before These Three Life Events appeared first ...
Posted: Jan 29 2020 @ 7:18 AM
When it comes to money there are a couple rules I encourage people to follow. The first rule is: Never tell anybody how much you truly make. You can share a portion of what you make, but not the entire number. Be particularly careful if your income is more than 50% higher than the median Read More... The post Never Ask To Borrow Money From A Friend Or Family Member appeared first ...
Posted: Jan 27 2020 @ 7:18 AM


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