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  • How to Spend Your Way to Wealth and Freedom
  • By: Sam Dogen
  • Narrated by: Feodor Chin, Sam Dogen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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By: Sam Dogen
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Summary

SPEND YOUR WAY TO FREEDOM LIKE A TRUE FINANCIAL SAMURAI

Sam Dogen, creator of the Financial Samurai blog, knows that you need to spend money to make money. He’s taught over 90 million followers how to invest wisely in all facets of life, from education to parenting to relationships to side hustles, even choosing where to work and play.

Now, in his Wall Street Journal bestseller, Buy This, Not That, the Financial Samurai takes the guesswork out of financial planning and shows you exactly what to buy, how much to spend, and how to optimize every dollar you earn so you can maximize wealth building and live life on your terms. The good news? You don’t need to be a millionaire or a genius to achieve financial freedom. It’s about making the most of your money, now and forever—and it’s never too late to get started. You’ll learn:

  • The Financial Samurai’s 70/30 framework for optimal financial decision-making
  • What is “good debt” and “bad debt,” and the right way to pay down debt or invest
  • Strategies and tips for building passive income streams that work for your goals and risk tolerance
  • How to invest in real estate, even if you can't afford to buy property
  • Rules for spending—from coffee and cars to mortgages and marriage
  • And so much more!

* This audiobook includes a downloadable PDF with diagrams and charts from the book.

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©2022 Sam Dogen (P)2022 Penguin Audio

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Spend your time and energy wisely

My best financial decisions came from Sam's writing. This book is no exception. Thanks.

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  • samafia
  • 21-11-22

Great book full of financial wisdom

This book is great and hits the guts of what we all need to be doing for financial success.

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  • Cathy Porter
  • 17-10-22

doesn't live up to title

very basic Financial info that didn't address the topic of what to buy like I hoped

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-09-22

Financial Education and Wisdom for Life

Brilliant, well written, easy to follow and retain pearls of wisdom. The younger someone is, the more value this book can bring them.
Just make sure you don’t make today too painful, by sacrificing too much, for a tomorrow that (most likely will) may never come. “Be mindful of the future, but not at the expense of the present“ (paraphrasing conversation between Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode One – The Phantom Menace). Also “life is what happens while we’re making plans.” We all must do our best to find the right balance in life in the near term and long term.

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  • Laura Caruso
  • 22-08-22

Amazing Book! Insightful and Practical Advice

Amazing Book! Insightful and Practical Advice for wealth creation, ultimate freedom and a happy and fullfilled life! Highly recommended!

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  • Susan Tan
  • 11-08-22

great biased advice

very opinionated financial advice especially with the basis POV that everyone should have kids by default. good advice for high income earners. enjoyed the bits of storytelling

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  • Eyedol
  • 10-08-22

anecdotal at best

more than halfway through this book and I'm asking myself why am I listening to this, do not recommend.

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  • akk
  • 09-08-22

Great advice, easy to understand

A great, prescriptive book that walks through many complex decisions with clear guidance. If you’re a fan of the author’s blog you’ll love this book.

The only downside is the author only narrates the intro and epilogue. Sam is a better narrator than the cookie-cutter narration throughout the majority of the book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-07-22

sam's blog is great, but not the book

update: there is nothing different than the few other thousands financial books, it just a story from a guy which considers 400k per year a medium-income for a family...

the financial samurai blog is much better and the content is richer than this book, it's basically a repetition of the same thing over and over, just read the blog and you will be fine