The Sunday Best (7/22/2018)

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:   Whenever I’m on a podcast, I like to feature it here. This one doesn’t include me, but it does include the author of several guest posts on kids, mattress money, and music, and frequent and thoughtful commenter on the White Coat Investor forum, VagabondMD. An Interview with Vagabond MD – Podcast […]

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Investing Basics for Physicians With Little Time or Experience, Part II

In Part I, we explored the various types of common retirement and investment accounts, including workplace retirement plans, self-employed retirement plans, and the taxable brokerage account. Today, in Part II, we will explore how to choose funds to occupy those accounts, touching on fees, asset allocation, and asset location (yes, those are two different things), and we’ll touch on real estate. Entire books are written on these topics, so if you’re looking for a deeper dive into some of these topics, please see my recommended book list. This is meant to be a brief overview for the busy professional who […]

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The Sunday Best (7/15/2018)

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:   Does anyone else hear Warren Zevon when reading “Marriage, Kids, and Money“? [I was gambling in Havana… I took a little risk… Send Marriage Kids and Money… and get me out of this. Hooaaa!] No? Well, you can hear Andy and me chat about family and finance in Strategies for Becoming […]

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The Sunday Best (7/8/2018)

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:   Soon, Vanguard will eliminate transaction fees to purchase many hundreds of exchange-traded funds. Not a big deal for fans of the Three Fund Portfolio, but for investors who like to tilt, slice, and dice, this is a welcome move in the industry. From Vanguard, Coming in August: The largest commission-free ETF […]

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The Sunday Best (7/1/2018)

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:   This post has a built-in FIRE calculator with a graph that changes with the inputs. From Engaging Data, Will Your Money Last If You Retire Early? Visualizing Longevity Risk.   And this one’s got a clickbait title if I’ve ever seen one, but it’s full of intriguing and true tidbits from […]

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The Sunday Best (6/24/2018)

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 already seen my portfolio. Dr. Linus of Dads Making Cents looks at mine and a few others with a different lens. 4 Physician Bloggers Reveal Their Investment Portfolios.   Do you anticipate changing your investment portfolio now that the pass-thru deduction (also known as Sec. 199A) is in effect? From […]

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The Sunday Best (6/17/2018)

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:   My eleventh podcast interview was published the other day. I had the distinct honor of being the first person with a Y chromosome to be a featured guest on Dr. Carrie Reynolds’ Hippocratic Hustle. Breaking Down Finances and F.I.R.E. with Physician on FIRE.   I am privileged, and so are you, […]

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The Sunday Best (6/10/2018)

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:   So this is pretty cool. Of Mice and Money took my Tale of 4 Physicians post and did some serious number crunching, creating all sorts of new graphs and comparing best and worst case scenarios for Drs. A, B, C, and D. Case 3: The Four Physicians.   Bloggers often riff […]

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The Sunday Best (6/3/2018)

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:   With the release of WCICon18 videos (price goes up $100 at midnight!), I’m a bit less anonymous. Some Random Guy Online, an immigrant physician, shared a fair amount about himself with the cleverly oxymoronic Opaque Transparency: Who is Some Random Guy Online?   It’s good to see physicians opening up […]

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The Sunday Best (5/27/2018)

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:   What do you call a multimillionaire family just going about their business as if they have no more or less than anyone else? That’s the Millionaire Next Door practicing Stealth Wealth. Jim Wang of Wallet Hacks celebrates them in Stealth Wealth: Why True Wealth is Best Left Hidden.   Want […]

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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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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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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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