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.
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This week’s Sunday Best was compiled by Dr. Jorge Sanchez.
Why get left behind? Take some time to learn this shift and capture new opportunities with AI investing. Investing In The AI Revolution: Are You Ready?
Our readers aren’t choosing between a Roth IRA and a traditional IRA. Their income excludes them from having the ability to make a tax-deferred contribution, so when it comes to IRA, it’s backdoor Roth vs. more taxable investing. Life and My Finances discuss the downside of investing in a Roth IRA. Why The Roth IRA Is A Bad Investment
If you want to dig deeper into the decision between Roth and Traditional 401(k) contributions:
Marc Turner from Origin Investments discusses how the global pandemic sparked a remarkable shift in the U.S. housing landscape. Interestingly, many higher-income renters prefer to rent for the sake of flexibility and reduced responsibilities. Market Monitor: How Build-to-Rent Communities Adapt to Current Housing Demand
Picture this: investment allocation is your personal financial pizza, and how you slice it up depends entirely on your tastes, dietary needs, and hunger level. There’s no one-size-fits-all pizza recipe, right? Similarly, your allocation should be as unique as you, factoring in your long-term financial goals, risk tolerance, savings rate, and investment horizon. Our friends at 37th Parallel: Real Estate Investment Allocation.
So, we’re seeing the U.S. stock market in a bit of a “down sideways” slump, right? It’s dropped, it’s stagnating, and investors are feeling kinda meh about it. But here’s the kicker – history shows us that these slumps often lead to a big bounce back. So, are you ready and prepared to capitalize on these potential future gains? Of Dollars and Data explains in Why Down Sideways Markets are Bullish.
In 7 Financial Considerations of Pursuing a Fellowship, The Prudent Plastic Surgeon offers the advantages and disadvantages of entering a fellowship after residency.
If you own a target retirement fund, you probably own a decent chunk of international stocks. Nevertheless, with the sustained superior performance of US stocks over their international counterparts, advocating for international stocks in portfolio construction has become less common, a topic interestingly discussed in My Money Blog in the article Why Your Portfolio Should Contain (At Least Some) International Stocks.
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Have an outstanding week!
-Physician on FIRE