The Sunday Best (5/20/2018)

The Sunday Best

The Sunday Best is a collection of articles I’ve curated for your reading pleasure. Expect most of the writing to be from recent weeks and consistent with the themes presented on this website: investing & taxes, financial independence, early retirement, and physician issues.   Presenting, this week’s Sunday Best:   Financial Independence will make your job better, they said. You’ll be working because you want to, we were told. Retire by 40 isn’t buying it (and neither am I). The Downside of Financial Independence.   The last post notwithstanding, FI is almost all upside. For example, FI allows you to […]

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The Sunday Best (5/13/2018)

The Sunday Best

The Sunday Best is a collection of articles I’ve curated for your reading pleasure. Expect most of the writing to be from recent weeks and consistent with the themes presented on this website: investing & taxes, financial independence, early retirement, and physician issues.   Presenting, this week’s Sunday Best:   C’mon, get happy! I had a great chat with The Happy Doc, a.k.a. Dr. Taylor Brana, in this podcast recording: Achieving Financial Independence with Physician on FIRE.   I just wrapped up two weeks without getting behind the wheel of an automobile. In November, it was three weeks. And it’s finally […]

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The Sunday Best (5/6/2018)

The Sunday Best

The Sunday Best is a collection of articles I’ve curated for your reading pleasure. Expect most of the writing to be from recent weeks and consistent with the themes presented on this website: investing & taxes, financial independence, early retirement, and physician issues.   Presenting, this week’s Sunday Best:   Before we get to the posts, you deserve to know that today is orientation day at Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos and I anticipate limited internet time and availability this week. Since we’re traveling ourselves, this weekend edition of The Sunday Best will be heavily travel themed. I’ll start with posts related to our […]

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The Sunday Best (4/29/2018)

The Sunday Best

The Sunday Best is a collection of articles I’ve curated for your reading pleasure. Expect most of the writing to be from recent weeks and consistent with the themes presented on this website: investing & taxes, financial independence, early retirement, and physician issues.   Presenting, this week’s Sunday Best:   A couple of my physician author friends had great weeks. Rogue Dad MD had this tweet about his son’s tooth fairy experiment go viral with hundreds of thousands of likes and retweets. Vagabond MD wrote a common sense post for the Rogue One on academic medicine versus private practice. My Ivory […]

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The Sunday Best (4/22/2018)

The Sunday Best

The Sunday Best is a collection of articles I’ve curated for your reading pleasure. Expect most of the writing to be from recent weeks and consistent with the themes presented on this website: investing & taxes, financial independence, early retirement, and physician issues.   Presenting, this week’s Sunday Best:   You’re probably familiar with the 4% rule of thumb for retirement spending. But do you know about the 1% rule for rental properties? Another useful guideline from Coach Carson: The One Percent Rule – Quick Math For Positive Cash Flow Rental Properties.   Medical students have a ton of student loan debt […]

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The Sunday Best (4/15/2018)

The Sunday Best

The Sunday Best is a collection of articles I’ve curated for your reading pleasure. Expect most of the writing to be from recent weeks and consistent with the themes presented on this website: investing & taxes, financial independence, early retirement, and physician issues.   Presenting, this week’s Sunday Best:   You’d have to be a fool to consider Leaving a Prestigious High-Paying Career in Your Early 40’s, right? Yet, that’s precisely the idea I’m toying with, as explained in a guest post at Can I Retire Yet.   Families like Teresa & Michael’s are an inspiration to people like us […]

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The Sunday Best (4/08/2018)

The Sunday Best

The Sunday Best is a collection of articles I’ve curated for your reading pleasure. Expect most of the writing to be from recent weeks and consistent with the themes presented on this website: investing & taxes, financial independence, early retirement, and physician issues.   Presenting, this week’s Sunday Best:   I’ve recorded another podcast, discussing careers, financial independence, and beer with Dr. Tarang Patel of Doctor Money Matters. Line this one up for your Monday commute! Episode 24. Physician on Fire, MD — Achieving Financial Independence.   Speaking of achieving FI, the man behind Canadian Dream Free at 45 has done […]

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Why It’s So Hard to Give Up Work

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Our Saturday Selection comes from Passive Income MD who talks about a subject that I certainly struggled with in the early years in my career. When you’re in a position where time is money (and big money) or your income is some form of “eat what you kill,” it’s not easy to simply take a step back and turn down thousands of dollars. It pained me to take a long weekend when I looked at a day off as a major expense. That attitude did help me gain financial independence more quickly, and now I have a newfound perspective on […]

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2018 Q1 PoF Portfolio, Spending, and Blog Performance Update

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Another quarter has come and gone. Supposedly, the winter has also come and gone, but you wouldn’t know it if you live Up North like we do. What is this thing you call Spring? She sounds delightful, but I haven’t seen her. This is the ninth quarter since I started this site, and I just sent out my 9th “Progress Note” to e-mail subscribers. That contains the blog performance info below, plus additional revenue and profit information that I only share with subscribers. If you’d like to see how I’m on pace for six figures in revenue this year, please […]

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The Sunday Jest (4/01/2018)

The Sunday Jest

The Sunday Jest is a collection of terrible articles I’ve curated for your reading displeasure. Expect most of the writing to be from recent weeks and consistent with the themes presented on this website: investing & taxes, financial independence, early retirement, and physician issues.   Presenting, this week’s Sunday Jest:   The Finance Stoic interviews a Roman Emperor from the second century. The two discuss early retirement, meditation, and the concept of stoicism, or as I like to call it, pointless self-denial and intentional suffering. Marcus Aurelius on FIRE.   The pass-thru deduction on qualified business income sure has simplified […]

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The Sunday Best (3/25/2018)

The Sunday Best

The Sunday Best is a collection of articles I’ve curated for your reading pleasure. Expect most of the writing to be from recent weeks and consistent with the themes presented on this website: investing & taxes, financial independence, early retirement, and physician issues.   Presenting, this week’s Sunday Best:   I took part in a recent written interview with EquityMultiple in which I share my investing strategy, thoughts on asset allocation in retirement (an increasing equities glidepath), and thoughts on REIT versus crowdfunded RE. An Interview With Physician on FIRE.   We haven’t heard much from A Good Life MD […]

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He’s Financially Independent! [If He Moves]

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Passive Income MD lives in sunny southern California. There’s a lot to love in the seaside cities of SoCal, and then there’s the cost of housing. The good doctor has realized that his house payment would diappear if they lived practically anywhere else in this great nation, save for a few select cities where houses similar start at about a million bucks for anything halfway decent. So… should he move? As always in our Saturday Selections, this post originally appeared at Passive Income MD.   He’s Financially Independent! [If He Moves]   So it’s no secret that my goal is […]

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The Sunday Best (3/18/2018)

The Sunday Best

The Sunday Best is a collection of articles I’ve curated for your reading pleasure. Expect most of the writing to be from recent weeks and consistent with the themes presented on this website: investing & taxes, financial independence, early retirement, and physician issues.   Presenting, this week’s Sunday Best:   You’ve heard about a potential bear market and poor sequence of returns threatening your retirement. But what about inflation risk? Let’s ask the Actuary of FIRE. And just like that, he responds with Inflation Risk for Early Retirees — Part 1.   Well, he’s obviously great with numbers. Maybe as […]

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The Sunday Best (3/11/2018)

The Sunday Best

The Sunday Best is a collection of articles I’ve curated for your reading pleasure. Expect most of the writing to be from recent weeks and consistent with the themes presented on this website: investing & taxes, financial independence, early retirement, and physician issues.   Presenting, this week’s Sunday Best:   Here’s a sad truth: most docs are bad with money. But not you, right? The White Coat Investor has made it his mission to ensure you’re not like Most Docs.   Most future docs will make it through medical school. Steve didn’t and it almost cost him his life. The […]

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The Sunday Best (3/4/2018)

The Sunday Best

The Sunday Best is a collection of articles I’ve curated for your reading pleasure. Expect most of the writing to be from recent weeks and consistent with the themes presented on this website: investing & taxes, financial independence, early retirement, and physician issues.   Presenting, this week’s Sunday Best:   Laurie, who is well into her three-year plan at The Three Year Experiment seemingly throws caution to the wind. Life is Short. So Why Not Buy What You Want?   Joe Udo at Retire by 40 is beyond financially independent. But is he rich? He doesn’t seem to think so, […]

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The Sunday Best (2/25/2018)

The Sunday Best

The Sunday Best is a collection of articles I’ve curated for your reading pleasure. Expect most of the writing to be from recent weeks and consistent with the themes presented on this website: investing & taxes, financial independence, early retirement, and physician issues.   Presenting, this week’s Sunday Best:   “How do you measure yourself with other golfers?” “By height.” How do you measure your financial performance with other physicians? Dr. Networth shares 8 Ways to Grade How Well You are Doing Financially as a Physician.   You may improve your performance if you understand the connection between Mental Health […]

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The Sunday Best (2/18/2018)

The Sunday Best

The Sunday Best is a collection of articles I’ve curated for your reading pleasure. Expect most of the writing to be from recent weeks and consistent with the themes presented on this website: investing & taxes, financial independence, early retirement, and physician issues.   Presenting, this week’s Sunday Best:   I can’t come up with many good reasons for a high-income professional not to take full advantage of all available retirement accounts, even if planning to retire early. The White Coat Investor agrees. Early Retirees Should Max Out Retirement Accounts.   Speaking of early retirees, I’ve shared the top things […]

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The Sunday Best (2/11/2018)

The Sunday Best

The Sunday Best is a collection of articles I’ve curated for your reading pleasure. Expect most of the writing to be from recent weeks and consistent with the themes presented on this website: investing & taxes, financial independence, early retirement, and physician issues.   Presenting, this week’s Sunday Best:   Dr. Dahle and I have a pleasant chat about part-time work, slow travel, safe withdrawal rates, and answer a number of reader’s questions. From The White Coat Investor Podcast, Physician on FIRE Update — Podcast #40.   I’ve got a massive mega-post from PF Geeks. Want to know how personal […]

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How Many Different Income Streams Should You Have?

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Spoiler alert: At Least Seven. You can stop reading now. Or can you? I suppose you should continue reading, because it’s a little more complicated than that. Passive Income MD is a master of multiple income streams, and this was his original post. Let’s allow him to go into detail into what exactly constitutes seven or more income streams, and why income diversity is a key to building wealth. How Many Income Streams Should You Have?   I talk a lot about having multiple streams of income. I believe it’s the most efficient way to build wealth–but I’m not the only one. […]

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The Sunday Best (2/4/2018)

The Sunday Best

The Sunday Best is a collection of articles I’ve curated for your reading pleasure. Expect most of the writing to be from recent weeks and consistent with the themes presented on this website: investing & taxes, financial independence, early retirement, and physician issues.   Presenting, this week’s Sunday Best:   I shared my plans to travel for weeks at a time with my friends at Keep Thrifty. Our trips don’t quite qualify as mini-retirements, so we came up with a new term. How I Created My Own Micro-Retirements.   Ben Carlson of A Wealth of Common Sense approves of what we’re doing and […]

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