If I Could Retire All Over Again These Are The Things I’d Do Differently

 The first three years of Financial Samurai was me mainly trying to figure out how to retire early. The subsequent years has been me touching upon various aspects of post-retirement life. For the most part, early retirement has been everything I hoped for. Freedom is priceless. But I’ve also highlighted a lot of negatives that I could … Continue reading If I Could Retire All Over Again These Are The Things I’d Do Differently

Perpetual Failure: The Reason Why I Continue To Save So Much

Whenever things are going well for an extended period of time, I begin to worry. Where did all the bad luck go? Something must be wrong.I’m not sure why life has turned out OK when there are plenty of smarter, more deserving people out there who still struggle. Maybe the exhausted fumes of good karma from a past … Continue reading Perpetual Failure: The Reason Why I Continue To Save So Much

Why I Sold My Rental Home: Had To Live For Today

Update 2020: This is a post that shares why I sold my rental home in 2017 after a tremendous amount of deliberation. Originally, I wanted to keep this home forever as part of my retirement portfolio. But in the end, managing the property was too much. If you’re thinking about selling your rental property, this post … Continue reading Why I Sold My Rental Home: Had To Live For Today

The Best Life Hack For Americans: Taking Advantage Of Canada

https://www.financialsamurai.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/canada-465x500.png I’m always looking for arbitrage opportunities to help readers make more money and live better lives. My favorite arbitrage opportunity for the next couple of decades is investing in non-coastal city real estate due to lower valuations and higher net rental yields. Technology is accelerating the flow of capital towards attractive real estate opportunities, and I … Continue reading The Best Life Hack For Americans: Taking Advantage Of Canada

The Benefits Of A Coronavirus-Induced Stock Market Meltdown

One of the beautiful things about the internet is that I’ve never met someone online who has lost money in the stock market. When stocks are going up, the bulls are out in full force telling everyone how much they’ve made in XYZ. When stocks are going down, the bears all come out and say … Continue reading The Benefits Of A Coronavirus-Induced Stock Market Meltdown

The Work From Home Survival Guide: Because Your Sanity Is Important

Now that millions more people are working from home due to the coronavirus, I thought I’d share some tips on how to keep your sanity. I haven’t worked in an office full-time since 2012. Losing the routine and the camaraderie of co-workers was tough during the first year. I often found myself twiddling my thumbs, … Continue reading The Work From Home Survival Guide: Because Your Sanity Is Important

FIRE Confessionals: How A Bear Market Has Impacted The Financial Independence Movement

When I started writing about achieving financial independence in 2009, there wasn’t a lot of hoopla. We had people mainly discussing how they were building large enough investment portfolios to sustain their early retirement lifestyles. There was a thorough discussion and analysis of these investment portfolios. Sure, there were some interesting folks who went to extreme … Continue reading FIRE Confessionals: How A Bear Market Has Impacted The Financial Independence Movement

Why I Failed At Early Retirement: A Love Story

One of the things I enjoy about the Financial Samurai community is that you guys keep it real. After announcing that I plan to be more entrepreneurial and less focused on retirement, you guys gave an outpouring of support and encouragement. This means a lot. When I was trying to survive the investment banking meat … Continue reading Why I Failed At Early Retirement: A Love Story