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The Sunday Best (06/09/2024)

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 frugality, tax issues, travel, physician 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!

The Sunday Best (06/09/2024)

My Disability Policy Has An Exclusion: What Now? Exclusions shouldn’t discourage you. It’s never too early to learn about disability policies. Find out what you can do about private disability insurance and GSI policies.

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If you’re a physician, here are the Disability Insurance Options No One Tells You About. From own occupation disability to partial disability riders, we’ve got it all covered.

Before delving into any of our picks of the week, I’d like to present a simple and effective primer: Math for Traders. You’ve heard about compounding, risk-reward ratios, win rates, and whatnot. Now’s the time to learn some concrete DIY calculations.

For some more clarity, do away with abstract concepts with Richard Quinn’s retirement exploration. Let’s stop Confusing Ourselves and answer all the right questions.

Speaking of retirement, listen to Paula and Joe’s advice if you’re Scared of Running Out of Money in Retirement, choosing between ETFs and index mutual funds, or simply don’t know what to do with your money.

As things change and slow down with retirement, many tend to experience isolation and detachment from society. Carrie Ditzel breaks down the myth of the inevitable retirement loneliness and how to feel less lonely as you get older.

David Champion has zero regrets about retiring at 52. At 58, read about his adventures and valuable expertise in Confessions of an Early Retiree.

What does wealth disparity in America look like? If the rich are getting rich, are the Bottom 50% still where they were? Ben Carlson doesn’t think so.

Making money doesn’t always have to be thrilling. Listen to Coach Carson’s advice on How Boring 40%-Down Rental Properties Can Still Make You Rich.

Do you have big repairs coming up? Thinking of investing or buying a new car? Afraid something will happen to your savings? Here’s Paula Pant’s advice: Don’t let one big bill blow up your budget.

Markets are up. Volatility is low. Hear about the Minsky Market from A Wealth of Common Sense.

Tori Dunlap thinks Money is Your Best Form of Protest. Listen to this podcast and learn more about finding the freedom financial stability can offer you and your communities.

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  2. Could you do an article or refer me to web articles that talk about how to convert to a Roth IRA from multiple IRAs that have deductible and non-deductible amounts over many years.

    In the past I have kept these accounts separate and also have used TurboTax which keeps track of the basis, if that is any help. Thank you in advance for your help.


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