For our first episode of the New Year Dan talks to one of our favorite writers in the investment space, Sam Dogen, author of Financial Samurai. Started in 2009, just as he was trying to dig his way out of losing 35% of his net worth due to the global financial crisis, Sam has been discussing investment strategies on his blog ever since.
But ‘Financial Samurai’ is about so much more than that. In this episode Dan and Sam cover the importance of ‘parlay’ in your career, the downsides of ‘Financial Independence, Retire Early’, how he chooses topics to write about, and much more.
“I try to write about stuff people care about. You can write about ‘The Five Best Travel Credit Cards’ but, come on, you just need one or two credit cards. Or you can write about ‘How To Get Paid Full Time While Working Only Two Hours A Day’. I mean, that’s so much more interesting.”
Disclaimer This episode is a personal discussion, it in no way constitutes financial advice – but you knew that, right?
Listen to this week’s show and learn:
- ”Why Sam tried to retire at 34 but failed. (10:14)
- Regrets about not taking up a job offer in China. (15:45)
- Sam’s writing routine. (18:00)
- The importance of parlay in your career. (30:05)
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Dynamite Jobs – Remote Recruiting Sales Page
42-year-old millionaire: I tried to retire early at 34—but failed. Here’s what went wrong
Why I’ll Always Regret Selling My Online Business For Millions Of Dollars
You Will Always Regret Sacrificing Love For Money
Buy This, Not That
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