The Top Financial Samurai Posts Of 2017

Best Financial Samurai posts for 2017Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Everyone!

The best thing about hard work is when it’s over. Once finished, you can basically sit back and enjoy all of the rewards if you wish. And if you hustle long enough, you might positively change your life forever.

In 2017 I wrote 175 posts, averaging 3.3 posts a week. In addition I also published 173 pages, consisting of product reviews, random thoughts, and different spins on existing topics. Pages are public, they just don’t hit the homepage or got out in my feeds. Finally, I’ve got 36 pending posts in the queue waiting to be unleashed. All in, I averaged 7.3 posts a week.

My goal was to do as much as possible before our baby was born to buy time in the future to take care of him. Even though I don’t have a day job, writing a comprehensive article is easier said than done. And if you think it’s easy, I’d love for you to write me one that’s fully edited and ready to go. Further, the average stay at home parent spends 97 hours a week taking care of their little one!

Here are the most popular posts written in 2017 by traffic and some of the the most popular posts by traffic regardless of when they were written. My #1 goal is to help readers reach financial independence sooner, rather than later. Every single post was written based on first-hand experience because money is too important to be left up to pontification.

Overall, Financial Samurai received about 12 million unique visitors in 2017, which is better than a poke in the eye. 25 more years of this and I should be able to reach the entire population of America!

Most Popular Posts Written In 2017


The FS Investment Tracker Spreadsheet

Just Say No To Angel Investing

The Main Types Of Investment Risk Exposure To Be Aware Of

It Feels A Lot Like 2007 Again: Reflecting On The Previous Peak

Real Estate

Focus On Trends: Why I’m Investing In The Heartland of America

The Real Estate Investing Rule To Follow: BURL

Why Is US Property So Cheap Compared To The Rest Of The World?

Being A Landlord Tests My Faith In Humanity


Retirement Savings By Age Show Why We’re So Screwed

Reflections Of Early Retirement Life Five Years Later

How To Calculate The Value Of Your Pension

How To Achieve The Two Spouse Early Retirement Dream

Maximum 401k Contribution Limit Finally Increases

Financial Independence

Your Chance Of Becoming A Millionaire By Age, Race, Or Education

The One Ingredient Necessary For Achieving Financial Independence

Financial DEpendence Is The Worst: Why Each Spouse Needs Their Own Bank Account

Debt Optimization Framework For Financial Independence

Housing Expense Guideline For Financial Independence


How Much Can You Actually Make Blogging

The 10 Best Reasons To Start An Online Business

How To Create Next Level Wealth: When A Million Won’t Cut It

Career Grind

Abolish Welfare Mentality: A Janitor Makes Over $250,000 A Year

A $500,000 Redo: How One Couple Got Their Mojo Back

What If You Go To Harvard And End Up A Nobody?

A Severance Negotiation Success Story: The Inside Scoop On How One Man Negotiated His Freedom


Don’t Let Frugality Lead To Lifestyle Deflation

For A Better Life, Be The 1% In Something, Anything

The Safest Cars To Survive A Crash

What’s The Best Age To Have A Baby? A Biological And Economical Analysis

10 Most Popular Posts In 2017 Written At Any Time

Scraping By On $500,000 A Year: Why It’s So Hard For High Income Earners To Escape The Rat Race

How Much Savings Should I Have Accumulated By Age?

How Much Should I Have In My 401k By Age?

The Average Net Worth For The Above Average Person

How Much Income Do You Consider To Be Rich?

Examples Of Good Resumes That Get Jobs

How To Earn Six Figures At Almost Any Age

The Top 1% Net Worth Amounts By Age Group

The 1/10th Rule For Car Buying Everyone Should Follow

How To Get A Rich Man To Be Your Boyfriend Or Husband

A Slingshot Into The Future

I’m proud of the quantity, quality, and variety of posts published in 2017. My goal as always is to keep things fresh and interesting. I would die of boredom if I had to focus only on one subject. Life is full of different challenges, and my goal was to address as many of them as possible.

Who knows how long my creativity will last. I’m well aware that like the body, the mind will slow down. But in the meantime, I will continue writing about meaningful topics that affect all our lives. Feel free to mention any particular topics you’d like me to address in the future and any particular posts that stood out.

Up next will be my 4Q2017 investment review and my year in review post highlighting what went well and all the areas for improvement.

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