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The Sunday Best (12/17/2023)

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 I expect to see those biases in the selected articles.

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

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

 

The Sunday Best 12.17.23

If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably on your journey to early retirement. Bu,t before we start sipping on pina coladas by the beach, let’s talk about the various opportunity costs of retiring early: Top 5 Reasons Not to Retire Early.

 

Do you need Bitcoin in your portfolio? With a wave of U.S. Spot Bitcoin ETFs on the horizon and a potential SEC approval, Bitcoin may take a place in some portfolios. Banker on Wheels looks at the data to make sense of this asset from a portfolio perspective: Beyond the Hype – Bitcoin’s Potential Role in a Portfolio.

 

 

Not all decisions in personal finance are created equal. Financial Buff shares which decisions should we be more careful of and which decisions can we “wing it”: Which Financial Decisions Require Extra Attention and Which Don’t

 

Mr. 1500 Days reached FIRE 7 years ago. Here, he shares tips on how to find happiness and contentment in your journey to FIRE and beyond. Deep Contentment Is The Goal.

 

 

At current prices and mortgage rates, many homeowners have difficulty affording the payments on their own houses. From A Wealth of Common Sense, Could You Afford to Buy Your Own House Right Now?

 

Will we look back decades from now and view today’s thinking about retirement as backward and perhaps even wrongheaded? From the Humble Dollar, Better and Better

 

Is Tax-Loss Harvesting Worthwhile? Best Interest discusses its pros and cons.

 

Alex Perny joins Above the Canopy to discuss How to Buy Real Estate in Your IRA

 

Should you repay a loan early or catch up on missed retirement contributions? Afford Anything discusses Investing for the Future vs Paying Down the Past.

 

Are cities keeping you trapped in a cycle of poverty and dissatisfaction? From Darius Foroux, Why Living in a Big City Is Making You Poor

 

Financial struggles are widely cited as a reason couples get divorced. Dinks Finance discusses the 5 Financial Mistakes Newlyweds Make That End In Divorce and how to avoid them.

 

The process virtually everyone goes through to build wealth: From ESI Money,  The 6-step wealth-building timeline

 

Fiology shares when to buy a car to get the best deal possible: What Is the Best Time of Year to Buy a Car?

 

Best Interest outlines the Investments That Actually Beat Inflation

 

While ​​It’s hard enough to retire early, it may be even harder to retire once you retire! Financial Samurai chronicles his experience and lists 7 reasons Why It’s So Hard To Stay Retired Once You Retire Early.

 

If you want to invest in gold without the fees while earning yield, this article is for you: Monetary Metals Review: How I Started Earning Yield On Gold and Silver

 

Introducing SwipeSmart

Introducing PoF’s new series—#SwipeSmart. While Financial Independence (FI) takes center stage, we’re casting a wider net, exploring the diverse facets of credit cards. Each week, we’ll bring you top-notch insights on the best credit cards, saving you precious time and mental energy. 

Expect transparent reviews because we’ll be laying it bare—the card’s pros, cons, reward systems, comparisons, and alternatives. 

We’re also curating expert-vetted advice on how to maximize points/miles on each of these cards, and how to pair them with other credit cards.

 



 

 

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