The Sunday Best (07/17/2022)

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!





This Michigan psychiatrist forged a meandering path to FIRE in his late fifties. Dr. Anthony Ellis shares his story on The White Coat Investor. How I Went from a Negative Net Worth in My 30s to Early Retirement.


They lost their grip on a multimillion dollar net worth, but the ability to travel freely makes it all worthwhile for the couple behind TicToc Life. From Portugal to Peru—Adventure Begins! (And May Budget) plus a portfolio update.


If you’ve lived a life with no regrets, you’re fooling yourself, says Emily McDermott with No Sidebar. She encourages us to recognize them and take full advantage. Harnessing the Power of Regret.


“Anytime an asset class or investment market falls 70%, there is an opportunity for someone. I am a firm believer that kings will be made during this time.” -Josh Brown, the Reformed Broker, on the current state of cryptoassets. You’ll find many more quotable quips in Chaos is a Ladder.


One way to make your own luck is to be greedy when others are fearful. Leif with Five Year FIRE Escape shares many more. Make Your Own Luck: 16 Ways To Win In Finances And Life.


John Nardini, a Gen X-er investor, makes a cameo appearance at Millennial Money to show youngsters how it’s done. How to Retire in 10 years (or Less).


This dual physician couple could have retired in half that time, but the author continues to work tirelessly. Post FI Notes 018: FI Within 5 Years of Fellowship.


Is YOLO the modern-day version of “Seize the Day”? Not at all, says Carpe Diem MD. How he differentiates the two philosophies: Do You Carpe Diem MD?


It’s one thing to seize the day; it’s another to have your assets seized. Here’s a number of simple, low-cost (and a few complex, high-cost) ways to drastically reduce the likelihood of that happening. Asset Protection Made Easy.


All the asset protection in the world won’t prevent your relatives from requiring financial help. Gen Y Planning shows you How to Financially Support Your Loved Ones Without Derailing Your Plan.


Passive Income MD could have titled this one How to Financially Support Yourself Without Derailing Your Plan. 6 Early Budget Considerations That Lead To Financial Freedom.


I don’t like paying more for groceries, but as supply struggles to meet demand for wheat, dairy, and other agricultural products, I’m grateful to have invested in farmland. AcreTrader shows us Four Ways to Buy Farmland as an Investment.


Investing in farmland is easy. Inversting in personal happiness is not so straightforward. The Physician Philosopher looks at what works and what doesn’t. Can Money Buy Doctors Happiness?


I've got my 2 acres of non-leveraged, crop-producing, cashflowing farmland via AcreTrader. Get yours.


DLP Happy Hour and Dinner in Asheville, NC This Week


Our friends at DLP Capital, who now offer a variety of real estate funds that invest in notes, short-term lending, value-add multifamily, and ground-up construction, would like to treat you to an evening out in Asheville. The festivities will take place this coming Wednesday, 7/20 at 4:30 p.m. at Pack’s Tavern — 20 S Spruce St, Asheville, NC 28801.

If you’re nowhere near the mountains of North Carolina, you’re welcome to join them virtually for an update on their funds and mission as they focus on impact investing and working on solutions to the simultaneous crises in jobs, housing, affordability and happiness we’re experiencing in the U.S. It’s a tall order, but CEO Don Wenner is up to the task!




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1 thought on “The Sunday Best (07/17/2022)”

  1. As someone who doesn’t really believe in luck, I quite liked this weeks post from Five Year Fire Escape “Make your own luck”. While he focuses on taking leaps of faith and being positive, building you skillset and preparation go a long way to “making your own luck”

    Thanks for a great Sunday Best as usual PoF!


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