Sam Dogen from Financial Samurai is one of the premier bloggers and names in self-made success. His blog www.FinancialSamurai.com provides actionable advice in living responsibly, making smart financial decision, and steps to accumulating wealth for an early retirement. Sam is a guy who transitioned from corporate America, to going out on his own starting with a blog and parlaying his success into other investments to build several income streams. He reached retirement just a few years after at the age of 34, and now enjoys living on the West Coast, playing tennis, and advising FinTech companies. We were pumped to get him on the show to tell his story, his advice, and how he sees the world now being retired in his 30s. Relevant links for guest: Sam’s Twitter Sam’s Blog Recommended (books, subscriptions): Sam Bogen - Financial Samurai: Slicing Through Money's Mysteries Sam Bogen - How to Engineer Your Layoff eBOOK Discussed (relevant links): I'm a strong believer in Stealth Wealth! http://www.financialsamurai.com/the-rise-of-stealth-wealth-guide-to-staying-invisible-from-society-rage/ How Much Can You Really Make Blogging For A Living - http://www.financialsamurai.com/blogging-for-a-living-how-much-can-you-really-make-online/ How To Build A Stronger Brand For Your Blog Or Career - http://www.financialsamurai.com/how-to-build-a-stronger-brand-for-your-business-blog-and-career/ Investment Strategies For Retirement Based On Modern Portfolio Theory - http://www.financialsamurai.com/investment-strategies-for-retirement-based-on-modern-portfolio-theory/ Never Quit, Get Laid - http://www.financialsamurai.com/dont-get-fired-or-quit-get-laid-off-instead/ Time Stamp - Topic: 07:40 - The #1 place for digital nomads 11:20 - How Sam retired by 34 15:50 - Investing $3k in the stock market 22:00 - Making $1,200 on a personal blog 26:00 - Quitting a multiple Six figure income 29:30 - Negotiating a severance 30:50 - Working as a full-time blogger 32:00 - Active / passive investments 35:15 - Does $75,000 a year equal optimal happiness? 38:20 - Changing the asset allocation model 46:00 - Thoughts on Robo-advisory 49:50 - Favorite asset class to build wealth 54:15 - Tracking net wealth and income stream 55:30 - Retired life after financial independence 59:40 - Advice to obtain financial freedom If you enjoyed this episode, do us a favor and share it! Also if you haven't already, please take a minute to leave us a 5 star review on iTunes and claim your bonus here!