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

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

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

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 10 biggest financial mistakes I’ve ever made

Decades of money missteps, and I’m still standing I often write about mistakes I’ve made. Why change now? Looking back over my 76 years and the many poor money decisions I’ve made, it’s a wonder I’m in better financial shape than the Social Security trust fund—and yet I am. Here are 10 of my more … Continue reading The 10 biggest financial mistakes I’ve ever made

Freedom Is Way More Valuable Than Money: Quarantine Edition Review

I moved from annual reviews to quarterly reviews this year, but with how quickly April flew by, I just had to write another! April was supposed to be a terrible month based on the downward trajectory we were experiencing in March. It was easy to imagine the S&P 500 heading below 2,000. However, financially, April ended up … Continue reading Freedom Is Way More Valuable Than Money: Quarantine Edition Review