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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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I have a confession to make. Despite swearing off buying more property in an expensive coastal city like San Francisco, I recently submitted an offer for a single family home. Why would I do such a thing, especially given I had just  gone through the difficult process of selling a single-family home rental the other year? Ego and maybe a little Read More... The post Don’t Let Ego Make You Buy A Bigger House Than You Need appeared ...
Posted: May 23 2018 @ 6:18 AM
The following is a guest post by Bill Lanting | Vice President, Commercial Debt, RealtyShares. I met Bill over dinner and asked him to share his wisdom about triple-net properties because such investments sound attractive to someone who doesn’t want to do much managing or remodeling.  Savvy investors seek the most return for the least Read More... The post Triple-Net Properties: An Ideal Source Of Passive Income appeared first on Financial Samurai. ...
Posted: May 21 2018 @ 6:28 AM
Congratulations everyone! According to this chart below, everybody is rich in America! Our assets are at the highest level compared to our income in all of history thanks to tremendous asset price appreciation. Anybody who bought stocks and real estate between late 2009 and 2015 is sitting mighty pretty. When you’re sitting mighty pretty, you tend Read More... The post How To Tell If You’re Rich Even If You Think You Aren’t appeared ...
Posted: May 18 2018 @ 6:28 AM
Sometimes I go to bed thinking how good life is. From the joys of breathing in clean air to the freedom of making money anywhere there’s internet access, life is pretty great. Sometimes I even go far as to think I’m rich. But then reality smacks me in the face. Since I turned 40, we’ve Read More... The post Here’s When You Know You’re Still Not Rich Yet appeared first on Financial ...
Posted: May 16 2018 @ 6:18 AM
While doing research on different types of vacation jobs to try once my son starts going to pre-school, I stumbled across a Money Magazine article highlighting the hottest jobs in 2040. My son would be 23 by then, fresh out of college and ready to take on the world. Perfect! When I graduated from college in Read More... The post Top Jobs Of The Future For Your Million Dollar Education appeared first on ...
Posted: May 14 2018 @ 6:18 AM
Unfortunately, sometimes dreams don’t come true. In my quest to simplify life, I was blinded by the belief that the rental property I bought in 2003 would also be eligible for the full $250,000 / $500,000 tax-free profit exclusion if I moved back in tomorrow and lived in it for the next two years before Read More... The post Tax Free Profit Exclusion Proration For Long Term Rentals That Turn Into Primary ...
Posted: May 12 2018 @ 6:28 AM
So far, I’ve eliminated most stressors due to financial independence: Commuting to work Working with people I don’t respect Sitting in mindless meetings Working in an occupation that started getting boring after 13 years Dealing with unreasonable clients Worrying about how to afford raising a family in an expensive city Having to respond to endless Read More... The post Moving Back Into A Rental Property To Save On Capital Gains Tax appeared ...
Posted: May 10 2018 @ 11:25 AM
One of the things I learned after leaving Corporate America is that entrepreneurship is much harder than a day job. When you have to be the marketer, the creator, the accountant, the publicist, and the customer support, you often wonder how you can make any decision to move your business forward. But after over a Read More... The post Taking A Vacation From Parenthood By Going Back To Work appeared first on ...
Posted: May 07 2018 @ 6:18 AM
Recently a long-term CD of mine expired with a 3% interest rate. Although it would have been much better had I invested the money in the stock market years ago, I’ve always aimed to consistently invest 5% – 10% of my net worth in risk-free to near risk-free investments so I’ll never have a liquidity Read More... The post Reinvestment Ideas From An Expiring CD: Stay Mostly Conservative appeared first on Financial ...
Posted: May 04 2018 @ 6:08 AM
Let’s say you don’t have the capacity to build a business to boost your wealth like the richest people on Earth. You can always just buy a business instead. The following post is by John, an early 50s retiree from ESI Money, a blog about achieving financial independence through earning, saving, and investing (ESI). He Read More... The post Why I Bought A Business After Retiring: The Rockstar Finance Acquisition appeared first ...
Posted: May 02 2018 @ 6:18 AM


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