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The Sunday Best (03/17/2024)

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 (03/17/2024)

The psychological reluctance to tap one’s savings is a factor most retirees face regardless of their financial wherewithal. It may become more acute for soon-to-be retirees as they face inflation, volatile markets, and a lack of pensions. To better manage these challenges, we explore three effective ways to build comfort with spending in retirement. 3 Ways to Feel Comfortable with Retirement Spending

Jeremy and Winnie from GCC have been living off their portfolio since late 2012. Here, they share their asset allocation for 2024 as well as lessons they’ve learned from being retired for the past 12 years:  GCC Asset Allocation 2024

Retirement planning at different stages in life: From A Wealth of Common Sense, Retirement Planning in your 20s, 30s and 40s

Don’t wait until the eleventh hour to contribute to an IRA. This is good advice; here are 20 other IRA mistakes to avoid. From Morningstar, 20 IRA Mistakes to Avoid

Research shows that spending money on experiences makes people happy. But is there a rule of thumb to employ when setting a budget for your trips? Art of Manliness explores how much you should spend on vacations each year.

If you’re retired or approaching retirement, here are several tax strategies worth considering: From Humble Dollar, Targeting Taxes

Do you see the glass as half empty or half full? Five Year FIRE Escape delves into optimism, pessimism, and how you can harness both for your wealth: Optimism vs. Pessimism. How Each Will Impact Your Next Investment

Every activity has a risk associated with it, and that includes retirement. Here are nine risks that retirees face. From Humble Dollar, Risks Retirees Face

Many individual investors have recently demonstrated a strong appetite for various cash instruments (such as CDs), especially as yields have risen. Financial Success MD shares key advantages and disadvantages to consider regarding cash holdings today. Stocks, Bonds, or 5% CDs: What’s Best for You?

Here are seven compelling reasons to keep working at least part-time in retirement: From Humble Dollar,  Seven Reasons to Work

Nobody is immune to the natural aging process, but adapting to aging is difficult. Today, we explore this topic and consider what we can do to improve our understanding of the related concepts of Aging and Retirement.

We also present this week’s PoF free webinar

“Getting Started with Private-Market Real Estate” from EquityMultiple.

When: March 22 at 11:00 AM EST

How do you know which CRE investment opportunity is a good bet?

Which offering is the best fit for your investing goals?
Join Jorge Sanchez, M.D. and Nirav Shah, M.D. from Physician On Fire and EquityMultiple’s Daniel Brereton as they discuss how to assess which commercial real estate investments are right for you. This live webinar will include a Q&A session, so bring your Qs and get ready to level up your alternatives investing game!

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