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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The Sunday Best
I’ve enjoyed getting to know Travis Hornsby, the Vanguard bond trader turned Student Loan Planner, over the last couple of years. The two of us had a great chat on his podcast. Episode 49: Physician on FIRE Shares Secrets of Early Retirement.
What type of early retirement do you seek? Tanza Loudenback from Business Insider maintains that There are 3 main types of early retirement, and the only difference is how much you spend.
What’s the best medical specialty for FIRE? Smart Money MD noticed that both Passive Income MD and I achieved FI as gas passers (but forgot to mention The Physician Philosopher). Is Anesthesia the best field for early retirement?
Is the ability to retire early a potential burnout cure? The Physician Philosopher believes it could be. Why are Doctors Burning Out? Three Ways FIRE Can Save Us.
Maybe the RE isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Cubert from Abandoned Cubicle, who still occupies a cubicle, shares some of the reasons why in the Pros and Cons of Early Retirement: An Introspective Journey.
Stop Ironing Shirts takes an excruciatingly detailed look at one particular stock, showing how it can be done while demonstrating why I have no interest in doing so. Dividend Analysis: Cracker Barrel – Should I Buy, Sell, or Hold?
I don’t analyze individual stocks, and I certainly don’t have a preference for dividend payers. I’d rather move my own marbles than have some Board of Directors move them for me. The Marble Movers: A Jarring Dividend Parable.
After dissing dividends, it’s time to get real about real estate with Passive Income MD. You Need to Know These 6 Things for Investing in Commercial Real Estate.
- Enrollment in this round of Passive Real Estate Academy closes tomorrow and class begins on Tuesday!
The best reason to consider this asset class may be the Tax Benefits of Real Estate Investing. I would add Opportunity Zone Investing to the list, as it’s something I am currently considering with the capital gains from the sale of some of our lakefront property.
There are other ways to make money, of course. I “donated” bone marrow for stem cell research in college. Jim Wang of Wallethacks had some boneheaded schemes himself, but some worked out really well! Some Crazy Things I Did to Make Extra Money in College.
That’s all I’ve got this week. We’ve got friends visiting from out-of-town that we met when traveling here two years ago. The couple at our school Thanksgiving party who inexplicably knew that I was the guy behind this website.
I’m still basking in the glory of my alma mater’s most important victory in probably half-a-century. 〽🏈The quest for our 8th NCAA football national championship remains alive for at least another week.
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Have an ELITE week!
-Physician on FIRE