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The Sunday Best (01/14/2024)

PoF: Sunday Best

The Sunday Best is a collection of articles I’ve curated from the furthest reaches of the internet for your reading pleasure.

Every week, I scan hundreds of headlines, read dozens of posts, and bring you the best of the best to save you time and mental energy.

Financial Independence (FI) is a primary focus, but it’s an awfully broad topic. I tend to approach FI and early retirement from a fatFIRE perspective and through the lens of a physician, so I expect to see those biases in the selected articles.

Related topics that have become recurrent themes include early retirement, selective frugalitytax issuestravelphysician issues, and investing.

For more great articles, take a peek at The Sunday Best Archives. Now let’s get to the best… The Sunday Best!

Jorge Sanchez, MD, curated this week’s articles.

The Sunday Best (01/14/2024)

Everybody’s retirement is different — and it is much too important to be guided by a formula or some broad guidelines. Here are three primary questions worth asking as you consider how much to withdraw each year for your retirement income: My Retirement Drawdown Strategy: Why I Don’t Follow the 4% Rule


Stop optimizing and start satisfying your finances is good financial advice. Here are fourteen other tips on how to be rich: From White Coat Investor, 15 Tips for Being Rich


Can I Retire Yet shares his  annual portfolio performance report as a retiree living off assets: My Investment Portfolio: 2024


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Sundar Mohan Rao retired recently after a four-decade career. He shares, from experience, four pillars, presented in order of importance, that are crucial ingredients for a happy retirement: From Humble Dollar, More Than Money.


Rogers Planning highlights the challenges of sudden retirement, extending beyond finances: A Bigger Problem Than Not Having Enough Saved For Retirement?


“Money won’t matter as much when you retire.” Here are 4 other retirement insights you should know:  From The Retirement Manifesto,  5 Things You Need To Know Before You Retire


Why knowing your personal values is key to financial success: From Second Life Financial Planning, Spending on experiences shows us the real value of money.


Is a 100% U.S. stock portfolio the golden ticket to wealth for most people? Or are there significant drawbacks that warrant a closer look? Of Dollars and Data gives their take on the question:  Should Your Portfolio Be 100% U.S. Stocks? 

Why establishing a financial foundation takes time rather than happening overnight, and why that’s a good thing: From The Loonie Doctor, My Wealth Journey Part 1: Building Our Financial Foundation


Most people can manage their own investment portfolio with knowledge and confidence. That said, not everyone wants to manage their money. Retire Before Dad shares When to Fire (or Hire) a Financial Advisor.


As a Certified Financial Planner, Alvin Yam distills eight key money lessons for investors that stand out as invaluable, regardless of your path: 8 Money Lessons for Investors: Insights from a Financial Planner.

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