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The Sunday Best (05/28/2023)

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!


What is a Supercore measure? How can it help us understand the trends in goods and services inflation? SoFi explores this in Liz Explores April.


This week, we delved into the world of Credit Default Swaps, exploring what they are and what they tell us about the rising risk of the U.S. Dollar.  Credit Default Swaps – What Are They and What Do They Teach Us About the Risk of the U.S. Dollar?


How can smart investors capitalize on the economic downturn and turn uncertainty into opportunity? Semiretired MD  answers this in 5 Tips For Real Estate Investing Success During A Recession (Or Downturn).


Could the perception of the stock market being a high-stakes gamble be totally misguided? Our friends at A Wealth of Common Sense help us find out why U.S. and global stocks are less about luck and more about strategy over time. The Stock Market is Not a Casino – A Wealth of Common Sense.


Are you ready to elevate your health savings game? 20 Something Finance explores the exciting news as the IRS cranks up the maximum HSA contribution limits in 2024. IRS Announces Maximum HSA Contributions for 2023 & 2024. 


Planning for a secure financial future and leaving a legacy can feel daunting, right? Humble Dollar helps discover how you can strategically prep for retirement, minimize future taxes, and instill a sense of financial security within your family. Eyeing The Future.


The Mad Fientist explores why the celebrated 4% rule might not be the best fit for early retirement. Read on to find out its potential pitfalls and how you can tailor your financial strategy for early retirement.  The Problem with the 4% Rule (and Why You Could Retire Even Sooner)


In this blog, Of Dollars and Data, explores the intersection of finance and life, focusing on the often unseen sacrifices behind success. Liabilities of Success.


As White House negotiators get closer to a  debt-ceiling deal, our friends at Smart Asset discuss the mechanics of the debt ceiling to assess the potential impact on your investments. Safeguarding Your Investments: Navigating the Debt Limit and the Security of Your Treasury Bonds. 


Stop Ironing Shirts dives into the dynamics of wealth building and maintenance; this week’s blog focuses on the critical balance between the ‘Get Rich’ and ‘Stay Rich’ portfolios. FIRE: Wealth And Risk Management


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Ever wonder about the difference between index fund investing over active stock picking? 5 Reasons Index Fund Investing is Better than Stock Picking by the Prudent Plastic Surgeon discusses this.


A comprehensive survey of actual retirees and those planning to retire is discussed by The Retirement Manifesto and reveals the most important blind spots. Shining The Light On Retirement Blind Spots.


Our friends at Forme Financial explore the current wave of medical practice acquisitions.  Private Equity Acquisitions: What Physicians Need to Know.


In this article, Can I Retire Yet delves into the different risks investment portfolios face and how various assets address and expose investors to these risks. Investment Risks: What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You


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Have an outstanding week!

-Physician on FIRE


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3 thoughts on “The Sunday Best (05/28/2023)”

  1. Yop, one of those ‘how to retire’ people whilst they could not. Only matters when they disclose their mistakes, and what NOT to do whilst approaching retirement.

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  3. I don’t have an account at The Humble Dollar (link to “Eyeing the Future” article above), so I will ask here…

    The author is in his 70s, so presumably he is receiving Social Security, which triggers Medicare enrollment. He mentions contributing to his HSA, but that would not be allowed (no contributions after Medicare begins) by law, even though he is enrolled in a High Deductible Health Plan.

    Am I missing a work-around?


    • Jonathan celebrated his 60th birthday earlier this year.

      He’s not yet eligible for Medicare and still working and contributing to an HSA.



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