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The Sunday Best (02/12/2023)


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 expect to see those biases in the selected articles.

Related topics that have become recurrent themes include early retirement, selective frugality, tax issues, travel, physician issues, and of course, investing.

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




He retired from his career 13 years ago. As the Leisure Freak prepares to enroll in Medicare, he’s retiring from blogging, as well. I’m Aging Out Of Early Retirement, Time To Say Goodbye. Thank you for years of thoughtful insight!


Darrow Kirkpatrick has been retired nearly as long, but he’s doing the opposite, returning to regular blogging after a two-year hiatus. Finding Your Purpose in a Long Retirement at Can I Retire Yet.


Anticipating many decades of retirement, Jim with Route to Retire has been focusing on health and longevity. The Art Of Self-Improvement: My Journey To Living A Healthier Lifestyle.


Improved health is just one of 7 Benefits of F.I.R.E. (financial independence, retire early) That Will Burn Away Your Financial Stress, according to Michael Quan with Financially Alert.


A tool that looks like Empower on steroids (but does not connect to your accounts), try Plotting Your Financial Future in the ProjectionLab to visualize your investments, expenses, taxes, and more over time.


Thanks to SECURE 2.0, there are more ways than ever for an early retiree to access money “locked away” in retirement accounts. The White Coat Investor explores Beating the 10% Early Withdrawal Penalty.


See one, do one, teach one? Money matters are not quite that simple, explains The Physician Philosopher. How to Teach Doctors About Money And Create A Personal Finance Curriculum.


Balancing Roth Conversions and the tax implications in retirement is tricky, and this cardiologist could use your advice. Post FI Notes 024: Retired Cardiologist Combatting Boredom.


An NFL / NFC team winning the Super Bowl meant the stock market would go up that year. An AFL / AFC team winning meant pain for your portfolio, and this remained true for decades. Impersonal Finances has been busy Analyzing The All-Time Results Of The Super Bowl Indicator.


Did you know that a recent Super Bowl winning lineman has gone back to practicing medicine? The NFL and Physician Career Transitions from Forme Financial.


Playing in the NFL can be risky business. So can real estate investing if you don’t know what you’re doing. Passive Income MD provides the helmet and shoulder pads in How to Reduce the Risk of Investing in Passive Real Estate.


My favorite donor advised fund made great strides in 2022 with 14,128 of you making nearly $20 million in grants, and they’ve got major upgrades lined up for 2023, which you can learn about in The 2022 Charityvest Annual Report.


With claims of boosting efficiency, I suppose this is a good thing, but I won’t believe it until I see it. Why HealthTech is the Future of Healthcare, according to anesthesiologist Sanjaya Vig, The Female Professional.


Hint: not under the mattress. Nick Maggiulli with Of Dollars and Data dives into the data of dollars. Where Do Millionaires Keep Their Money? [It’s Not Where You Think].


Want to hear the stories behind a handful of everyday millionaires? Here’s another batch of five from ESI Money:


Why Bother With Passive Real Estate?


For many, real estate investing is a bit of a black box, and there are so many different ways to do it that it’s easy to get decision fatigue and do nothing.

I learned by starting small and working my way up to larger investments over time. While I’m still invested in a handful of individual deals, most of my money is invested in a couple of private real estate funds.

To help demystify the space, I’ve set up a couple of educational sessions with leaders of two well-established private real estate companies, both of which offer diversified real estate funds, and both are happening this week!

I realize it’s a busy week and that Friday is the start of a long weekend for many, so I’ve ensured that replays of both discussions will be made available to all who register in advance.


First, I’ll be joined by 37th Parallel’s managing partner Chad Doty for an educational webinar on Monday, February 13th at 8 p.m. Eastern / 5 p.m. Pacific time. The focus will not be on their specific fund or investment offerings, but rather on the topic of Using Multifamily Investing to Accelerate Wealth. Register here.


Register for the 37th Parallel Event


Later in the week, on February 17th at 4 pm Eastern / 1 p.m. Pacific time, DLP Capital‘s founder, Don Wenner, will join me for a discussion about investing strategies and how real estate can help play a role in diversification. Register here.


Register for the PoF / DLP Event


Chiefs or Eagles?


My interest in the NFL Playoffs dropped like a “weather balloon” meeting an AIM 9X missile after my Vikings made a quick but unsurprising exit in the opening weekend, but here we are. It’s time for the big game!

While it’s tough to root against Philadelphia and their kindhearted, overly polite fanbase, I might have to put my support behind “The Chefs” tonight.

Last year, tight end Travis Kelce was a dominant force on my fantasy football team, warmly named Kelce & The Sunshine Band, and KC’s quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, was an adorable Minnesota Twins fan as a toddler when his father Pat Mahomes was a pitcher for the squad.


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Who will you be rooting for and why? Let me know in the comments below.



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Home… For Now


Our two-and-a-half week loop through Canada, New York, New Hampshire, and Vermont came to an end Friday afternoon as we returned home where we plan to spend most of the rest of the month but not one day in March or April.

Altogether, we skied 11 days at 6 resorts, got one jump start in subzero temps, saw one Broadway production (Beetlejuice at the Detroit Opera House — it was better than the movie), visited only three breweries after finishing one dry January, stayed at eight places, and put a hair over 2,000 miles on the Nissan Armada, affectionately known as The Beast.

Speaking of beasts, we also binged most of Wednesday on Netflix at an Airbnb just down the road from Jericho, Vermont, and we finished the series at home. It was reminiscent of the latter Harry Potter series but more macabre and with ample doses of dark humor. I look forward to season two!



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I also look forward to what’s coming up next on our calendar, which is WCICON23, which we leave for at the end of the month. After that, New Zealand, Australia, and an 18-day cruise to Honolulu await!



Have an outstanding week!

-Physician on FIRE


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  2. Thanks for the Super Bowl plug! I’m determined to find a new spurious correlation involving the Super Bowl now that the original Indicator has petered out. It might just be that since the NFL ditched roman numerals for a year and branded the game as Super Bowl 50, it was like a reverse uno card for Leonard Koppett’s stock theory. In the last seven Super Bowls stocks have gone up when an AFC team has won and down when an NFC team has won. In which case, go Chefs! (Still an all-time classic commercial.)

    • I was happy to see “The Chefs” pull of the comeback victory. Hopefully, it portends well for our portfolios.



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