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.
For more great articles, take a peek at The Sunday Best Archives. Now let’s get to the best… The Sunday Best!
Anesthesiologist Dr. Adam Broussard and I had a good chat on his podcast, Dads Before Doctors. How to Retire Early and be Financially Independent with Dr. Leif Dahleen.
My wealth was built up over the course of about 15 years. Others have become wealthier in just 15 minutes. Amanda Winstead with CampFIRE Finance investigates the implications. Counteracting the Pitfalls of Sudden Wealth.
Dr. Margaret Curtis with The White Coat Investor doesn’t buy too much stuff. She proves that she can out-frugal you and me both in I Match Your Home Haircuts, and I Raise You the Sofa We Found on the Sidewalk.
How does the anti-work movement compare to the FIRE movement? Millennial Money explains. What is the Anti-Work Movement? Understanding “Unemployment for All”.
For those of you who aren’t comfortable with a sustained 4% withdrawal rate in retirement, the FI Tax Guy demonstrates how it can be safer than you might think. The Four Backstops to the Four Percent Rule.
What separates the jubilant retirees from the jaded? ESI Money has read the manual, and he shares the highlights. What the Happiest Retirees Know, The Unhappiest Retirees. Pro tip: Don’t drive a Beamer.
Why wait until you can retire to live that life? Jillian Johnsrud and her family of seven just wrapped up a three-month adventure, escaping for much of the Montana winter. Planning a Mini-Retirement with Kids.
This young couple is poised to retire with young children, but they envision doing at least some work for a while. FIRE Crossroads 027: Perhaps FI, Perhaps Not, But Working Toward It.
Would the “second act” of the SECURE Act be favorable to retirees? The Journal of Accountancy details the bill that has passed the House with a vote of 414 to 5. ‘SECURE 2.0’ Would Further Expand Retirement Savings Options.
Do you raise the rent? Take advantage of someone else’s misfortune? Boot your tenants to improve the property? Carpe Diem MD examines stressors associated with active real estate. Ethical Dilemmas that Physician Real Investors Experience.
With passive real estate, you’re not making any of those decisions. You’re also getting annual returns in the high teens, on average, if you’ve invested with RealtyMogul. Analyzing All 69 Completed RealtyMogul Equity Deals.
As a relatively recent purchaser of an RV, I can attest to the exploding popularity of camping. EquityMultiple looks at ways to take advantage as an investor. Why Campground Investing is Poised for Growth.
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Nobody Likes You When You’re 46
What’s my age again?
My, how time flies. 23 years ago this week, Blink 182 released What’s My Age Again, the first single from Enema of the State, a song that repeatedly reminded us that nobody likes you when you’re 23.
I was 23 at the time, a first-year medical student. I’m not sure that nobody liked me, but, like songwriter and front man Mark Hoppus, I was rather immature at that age, often hearing this song at one happy hour or another on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday.
Now, 23 years later Mark Hoppus is a cancer survivor, having completed chemotherapy for Stage 4 diffuse large B-Cell lymphoma. And I’ve gone from a promising would-be doctor to a has-been anesthesiologist. Still enjoy a good happy hour.
A lot has happened in the intervening 23 years, and I’m grateful for all of it. Cheers to the next 23 years. Maybe we’ll be more likable at 69?
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-Physician on FIRE