How Sam Retired by 40 -

How Sam Retired by 40

Financial Samurai started because of Sam Dogen's bad luck.

In 2009, the financial world was falling apart… and Sam lost 50% of his net worth overnight.

Sam wasn’t an idiot either. He:

  • Spent 10 years working in the finance industry
  • Got an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley
  • Invested and saved aggressively

He still got hit hard by the financial crisis.

When the market crashed, it changed Sam’s perspective. Money stopped controlling Sam’s life. Instead, Sam became motivated by living freely.

To help make sense of the financial craziness in 2009, Sam shared his learnings and lessons on Financial Samurai.

Years later, more than 25 million people have visited Financial Samurai — and he’s built a full-time business.

I’m a huge fan of Financial Samurai, and I recently had the chance to sit down with Sam to pick his brain. You’ll learn never-before-heard stories and tips, like...

  1. How to retire in the next 10 years
  2. The myth of overnight success — and how long it REALLY takes
  3. Stop making excuses: Here's the answer
  4. The BEST investment you can make
  5. How to optimize your own financial assets for massive gains
  6. How to avoid jealousy

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6 responses to “How Sam Retired by 40”

Gabriel Limma
August 17, 2021 at 8:10 am

There was so much more to explore with Sam.
I feel this in 90% of your interviews.
What prevents you from going deeper, good boy Noah?
Above all, thank you for sharing with us, Noah

November 5, 2017 at 6:56 pm

I enjoyed reading this and learning more about Sam and I love Financial Samurai.

Brian Rollo
September 16, 2017 at 4:20 pm

I was motivated by Sam's comments about blogging - "If you post 2-4 times a week eventually you will make money". Blogging is never going to be my main business, but as someone who's been on and off again (mostly off) this statement really hit home. Thanks for the interview.

August 5, 2017 at 12:55 am

Enjoyed the podcast, thank you Noah. A comment from a 55+ person, I don't agree with the 80 hour a week idea. Life is unpredictable and you need a life, so find balance which doesn't come by not getting enough sleep or personal face to face interaction with your friends. Stuff happens: road accidents/sickness etc. so life should be experienced and enjoyed as we go along...not much is going to enjoyed working an 80 hour week. Work smart and productively with discipline, structure, daily objectives and targets. Make time for life and love as this is what matters when you look back, not just your bank balance. You can never recover your youth and it's beyond priceless!

July 27, 2017 at 3:59 am

Of course the post gets finished with a quote on saving...

Love you Noah

Ian Tang
July 25, 2017 at 9:57 pm

Thank you again Noah.