Sam Dogen, the founder of Financial Samurai, spent ten years working in the finance industry, studied economics at William & Mary, got his MBA from UC Berkeley, saved aggressively, diversified his investments, and retired aged 34.
In 2009, the world was falling apart due to the recession, and Sam’s net worth was taking a beating, so he decided to start a personal finance site to help himself and others make sense of chaos.
Financial Samurai is in its 13th year of operation in 2021 and is one of the world’s largest independently-owned free-to-access personal finance sites.
Sam joins Rich on the Paychecks and Balances podcast to share his philosophy of ‘save until it hurts’ and why that idea is central to how he lives his life.
‘The great thing is planning is free, thinking ahead is free.”’ – Sam Dogen
He discusses why he started the Financial Samurai blog and the tipping point that made him sure it would be successful. Sam and Rich also dive into the detail of his recent article on wealth, opportunity, and racial discrimination and discuss why he’s so passionate about working to safeguard his children’s futures.
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