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July 18, 2022

Real Estate Investing Strategies in a Competitive Market (w/ Sam Dogen, aka Financial Samurai)

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Real estate has proven to be an excellent place to invest your money. But where should you start in this competitive market? Rentals? Airbnbs? Sam Dogen, also known as the Financial Samurai, joins us to share his thoughts!

Sam retired from his corporate career about 10 years ago. Real estate (among many other avenues) was a huge part of his financial independence success. 

Overview: Real Estate Investing in a Competitive Market

Sam Dogen and I review the following:

  • Why investing in real estate is a good idea — even in a “down” market
  • What “real estate lite” means and why that might be a smart move right now
  • How Sam used real estate to become financially independent


Guest Bio: Sam Dogen

Sam Dogen is the mastermind behind, one of the largest independently-run personal finance sites with roughly one million organic visitors a month. He launched Financial Samurai in 2009 when the world was falling apart and his net worth was taking a beating. His inspiration was to help himself and others make sense of the chaos.

In 2012, he left his day job in finance at age 34 to be permanently free and pursue being a writer. He has lived in seven countries and has traveled to over 60 countries so far.

Since the financial crisis, more than 80 million visitors have stopped by to learn, share, and grow. In addition, Dogen’s work has been highlighted in major publications such as CNBC, MarketWatch, Forbes, The Consumerist, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, and many more.

Dogen is also known for The Financial Samurai Podcast and the one-of-a-kind eBook, How To Engineer Your Layoff, which teaches employees how to negotiate a severance package and be free.

When not writing or podcasting, Sam can often be found on the playground taking care of his two young children or on the softball field or tennis court.


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Andy Hill

Andy Hill, AFC® is the award-winning family finance coach behind Marriage Kids and Money - a platform dedicated to helping families build wealth and happiness. With millions of podcast downloads and video views, Andy’s message of family financial empowerment has resonated with listeners, readers and viewers across the world. When he's not "talking money", Andy enjoys being a Soccer Dad, singing karaoke with his wife and relaxing on his hammock.

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