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

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

How Our Family Is Negatively Impacted By The Coronavirus Crisis

Instead of telling you how my family is doing OK during the coronavirus crisis, I wanted to share with you how our family is being negatively impacted. From going through a logical exercise on how to predict a stock market bottom to providing suggestions on how to better work from home, I have been accused of being too … Continue reading How Our Family Is Negatively Impacted By The Coronavirus Crisis

Important Details Investors Should Know About The Coronavirus

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 … Continue reading Important Details Investors Should Know About The Coronavirus

The Best Time Of The Year To Buy Property

There will be another post regarding the best time to buy a property during special times like this "illness" of 2020,so stay tuned! To answer the title,the best time when you should buy a property is when others are not.In different words,when nobody else is buying. So ,the best time in normal times is when … Continue reading The Best Time Of The Year To Buy Property

The extroverts’ guide to avoiding lifestyle creep

This article was initially created before the current global "illness",yet we need to realize that those of us who paid attention to the tips mentioned here were better prepared for this situation.Therefore,since you are here ,let me suggest to you to take a look again: Calling all extroverts! Here are seven tips to help you … Continue reading The extroverts’ guide to avoiding lifestyle creep

Now we know: ETFs have made the investing world a better place

As long as I can remember, people have worried about ETFs. When I was trading ETFs back in 2005, my partner and I used to wonder if they would increase correlation in the stock market — the property of stocks moving together, like a marching band. Over the short term, as in seconds and minutes, this was … Continue reading Now we know: ETFs have made the investing world a better place

The one thing you probably haven’t done in quarantine — but should

There are a lot of responsibilities at home now, but overseeing finances is just as important. Most Americans are spending much more time in their homes during the COVID-19 crisis, which means they’re working, caring for family, cooking, cleaning and exercising all in the same space. Doing those tasks with not much of a physical … Continue reading The one thing you probably haven’t done in quarantine — but should