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The Sunday Best (02/25/2024)

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 (02/25/2024)

Managing finances and money matters as a couple can be challenging. In fact, dealing with money effectively is a factor in relationship satisfaction, and money problems are a leading contributor to divorce rates in the U.S. Here are nine common money mistakes couples make and how to avoid them: 9 Money Mistakes Couples Make and How to Avoid Them.

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Underestimating the impact of inflation in retirement is a common mistake. Here are nine other retirement mistakes investors make: From My Own Advisor, Top 10 Retirement Mistakes

 

Why spending intentionally is the key to a successful spending plan, and tips to help you do it: From The White Coat Investor, Steps to Intentional Spending

 

 

Conventional wisdom dictates that retiring with debt — especially a debt as large and significant as a mortgage — is financially dicey at best and potentially ruinous at worst. But that’s not how Brian Lindmeier sees it. “It just doesn’t make any sense at all to pay off the house,” he said. From the New York Times, Keeping a Mortgage After 65: A ‘No Brainer’ or a Big Risk?

 

Bec Wilson joins Humans vs Retirement to share her journey into retirement as well as the key themes and pillars in creating an epic retirement: How To Have An Epic Retirement with Bec Wilson.

 

Why dependence on conventional finance wisdom is dangerous: From Young Money, What Are We Assuming?

 

 

The standard building blocks of a successful financial life: From Contessa Capital Advisors, Why are the lines for the bathroom so long?

 

11 common financial mistakes that are mostly avoidable: From Humble Dollar, Easily Avoided

 

Why you shouldn’t marry picking stocks with financial planning: From A Wealth of Common Sense, Stock Picking is Not the Same Thing as Portfolio Management.

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When planning for your retirement, there are a variety of things to consider in addition to how much you might be saving. Nonfinancial factors will play a role, as will changes in your personal goals and priorities after retirement. Here’s a list of essential non-financial aspects to consider in retirement: Non-Financial Aspects of Retirement

 

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