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The Sunday Best (09/10/2023)

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 expect to see those biases in the selected articles.

Related topics that have become recurrent themes include early retirement, selective frugalitytax issuestravelphysician 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!

Jorge Sanchez, MD, curated this week’s articles.

 

Techvestor offers a passive short-term rental portfolio with very high returns. But is it too good to be true? Techvestor Review: Realistic Returns or Hype?

 

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Is it a good idea to buy stocks? Mike Piper explains why he thinks International Diversification Is a Good Idea if you want the best stocks (and possibly the best returns).

 

NPR talks about how businesses are profiting from your forgetfulness and inertia: Yes, people often forget to cancel their monthly subscriptions — and the costs add up.

 

All greed starts with an innocent idea. In this insightful episode, The Morgan Housel Podcast explores one of the most critical topics in investing: The Lifecycle of Greed and Fear and why it cannot, and will not, ever go away.

 

Are golden handcuffs worth it?  The Fioneers argue you hold the key: Break Free From the Golden Handcuffs: A Case Study

 

Gold has returned less than equities over the past decades, but is it a mistake to not hold this precious metal? John Rekenthaler from Morning Star discusses why gold could be a great bet on chaos: How Safe Is Gold?

 

Nick Magguilli from Of Dollars and Data chronicles his experience buying Bitcoin at $8,000 and why he doesn’t regret not buying more: Never Look Down the Road Not Taken

 

Our world and lives are dynamic. So is our spending. Mark Newfield talks about how our spending habits tend to change over time and what it means for you:  If It Makes You Happy

 

Forbes talks about the importance of language in financial success: Financial Planning In The Language Of Life

 

Ted Seides from Capital Allocator discusses The Real Yale Model and goes over the advantages of being illiquid.

 

Home prices aren’t falling anymore. Experts who had initially called for a 20% fall in prices by the end of 2023 had changed their minds. The Wall Street Journal discusses Why Home Prices Aren’t Falling Anymore.

 

We all know playing “the long game” is key to investing, but what does that actually mean? Adam Katz joins The Examined Life to discuss How You Build Long-Term Wealth.

 

With the current interest rates, mortgage holders are discouraged from selling their homes, but they’re also increasingly locked out of borrowing to tap into all their shiny new home equity. Axios goes over the dilemma: Americans’ homes are worth more than ever, but tapping into that value isn’t easy

 

Retirement is one of the few events in life where your world turns upside down. Not taking time to prepare for that change is a mistake. Kindness Financial Planning goes over How to Emotionally Prepare for Retirement

 

Do you pass the Financial Frappuccino Test? This article, Stress Now Or Stress More Later, by Tony Isola, discusses why failing the test matters.

Realized capital gains are subject to favorable tax treatment, but what if you could avoid paying any taxes on your capital gains? The “Buy, Borrow, Die” strategy seeks to do just that.

 

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