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! This weekend’s edition was curated by Leif Dahleen, MD.
The average person would benefit from learning to spend less, but you’re not average, are you? Many readers of this blog, including me, might be better off spending more. Nick Maggiulli with Of Dollars and Data shows us How to Spend More in Retirement (without squandering your future).
There’s some math that supports the strategy described in the post above, and the Brandon, the Mad Fientist, helped come up with the concept. The more fluff in the budget, the more wiggle room you have to violate supposedly safe withdrawal rates. The Problem with the 4% Rule (and Why You Could Retire Even Sooner.
Feeling like they haven’t been spending enough, my friends Carl and Mindy turn to Ramit Sethi for advice on spendthriftery. Episode #108: “We achieved FIRE with $4.3M. Why can’t we enjoy it?” from I Will Teach You to Be Rich.
- Bonus: I Will Teach You to be Rich Ep 108 – Behind the Scenes from the Mile High FI Podcast.
- Double Bonus: Why Ramit? from 1500 Days where Carl explains why he chose a public podcast instead of private therapy to work through his money issues.
If you’re not tax loss harvesting, you’re missing out on an annual $3,000 tax deduction and potentially a whole lot more. The Monetary Value of Tax Loss Harvesting & How to Report it to the IRS.
I’m sure you’ve heard about the importance of retiring to something. Howard Rohleder, a retired hospital executive, retired to… attend college? At the Humble Dollar, he explains College in Retirement.
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4th of July Brouhaha
If you’re busy like I have been lately, I hope it’s the good kind of busy.
In the past few weeks, my family and I have built and installed a grand walk-in closet, visited friends and family in Minnesota, and both my wife and I achieved a personal best for the half marathon the weekend before last at Grandma’s in Duluth.
We finally got our boat in the water in time for the 4th of July “weekend.” If you’re working the holiday, know that you are appreciated, and if you’re out celebrating, let teacher Ginny Stroud remind you what it’s all about.
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Have an outstanding week!
-Physician on FIRE