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The Sunday Best (5/2/2021)


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!





Prepare to take some notes, as Wealthy Doc encourages you to write down some key info. How to Create a Financial Future You Will Love.


Are you interested in creating a financial future your children will love? The White Coat Investor shows his plan to provide without spoiling his four kids with too much “economic outpatient care.” The WCI Children’s Inheritance: A Five Point Plan.


Jeremy and Winnie of Go Curry Cracker have been early retired for years. How has their asset allocation changed? Go Curry Cracker Asset Allocation 2021.


When you retire, some expenses go up while other costs can be expected to drop. Tic Toc Life runs the numbers for themselves. How “Cost of Working” Surprisingly Burdens Your Cost of Living.


Jared Allen’s been retired from football for a few years now, and he’s taken up curling among other more admirable pursuits. “My philosophy in life is to always try to be present, be where you’re at, and enjoy that time,” he says. From Heavy.com, NFL Great Jared Allen Embraces Family Life & Philanthropy Following Retirement.


As Warren Buffet will tell you, at some point in your life, time is more valuable than money. Jonathan at My Money Blog echoes that sentiment. Are You Unknowingly a Time Billionaire?


You don’t have to have a lot of extra time to make a quick buck filling out short surveys as a healthcare professionals. Medical Surveys that Pay Cash in 2021.


With welcome bonuses worth $1,000 or more, applying for a credit card may be the best hourly rate you earn in your lifetime. Just Start Investing reviews my favorite card issuer. The Best Chase Credit Card to Get Depending On Your Stage in Life.


Driving your car to work is generally safe, says Financial Success MD, but there’s some chance you won’t make it there in one piece. The same is true of “safe withdrawal rates.” Looking at My Portfolio, the 4% Rule is Working Better than Expected.


Rising prices can be a challenge for those on a fixed budget, although the 4% Rule (of thumb) does account for inflation. Mr. Tako Escapes addresses The Inflation Monster Lurking In The Shadows.


We know that residential real estate has been a hot ticket recently. What about commercial real estate, including multifamily residential properties? EquityMultiple asked hundreds of accredited investors for their thoughts, and here’s what they had to say. Investor Survey Results – Commercial Real Estate in a Post-Pandemic World.


The Darwinian Doctor categorizes real estate investors, and I clearly fall into the Passive Investor camp. What type of real estate investor are you? The 5 Types of Real Estate Investors.


Speaking of passive real estate investing, Passive Income MD shows you How To Get 80% of the Benefits of Real Estate Investing with 20% of the Work.


Learn how to better manage your student loan debt, and explore refinancing to a lower rate with cash back offers up to $1,000! Student Loan Resource Page


You Down with DLP?


Yeah, you know me!

In April of 2019, I invested $50,000 into the DLP Lending Fund. Their minimum investment at the time was $250,000, but by joining an access fund with other investors’ pooled money, I was able to get in with a smaller amount. It has reliably paid a roughly 10% annual return in monthly installments after fees, which would be lower if I had invested directly with DLP.

When I made my investment, I had no financial relationship with DLP, but — full disclosure — as a happy investor for 25 months now, I am pleased to share more about them with you as a paid advertiser.

DLPIn 2021, DLP Capital Partners has lowered their minimums for my readers to $100,000 to invest in either the lending fund mentioned above or the DLP Housing Fund, an equity fund in the form of an “evergreen” private REIT that targets 12%+ returns. This may be my next RE investment once our house is sold. More on that below.

Don Wenner, the founder and CEO of DLP, invites you to join him this coming Thursday, May 6 at 6PM EDT for a Q1 Performance & Virtual Dinner event.

He and his team plan to share Q1 performance results as well as a glimpse into the future of DLP and the purpose-driven path their team is forging, sharing exclusive insight into how investing with DLP Capital Partners can help you and others dream, live and prosper.

What To Expect:

  • DLP Capital Partners’ Q1 Performance
  • DLP Funds overview and outlook
  • Learn about DLP Capital Partners’ efforts to help address the affordable housing crisis
  • Roundtable discussion with Don and other internal thought leaders on DLP Capital Partners’ future in Impact Investing
  • …and much more!


Tune in on Thursday to learn more about true passive investing with a successful team managing billions of dollars’ worth of real estate on your behalf!


Last Call for Passive Real Estate Academy


Dr. Peter Kim, better known as Passive Income MD, offers his signature course twice per year, and this spring’s edition of Passive Real Estate Academy closes tonight. What does the popular course entail?

When joining the course you’ll receive:

  • Passive Real Estate Academy (4 Weekly Modules + Bonus)
  • Lifetime Platinum Membership to the PIMD Investor Club
  • Customized Vetting Worksheets
  • Live Bonus Sessions with industry experts
  • Live 60-90 minute Q&A’s with the instructors
  • Investment Resources & Terminology Guide


This is the last call ’til fall to learn the lingo and info to help you confidently invest in real estate funds and syndications.


Passive Real Estate Academy


Selling Our House


OK, one more real estate segment before we part ways this week. We’ve been splitting time between places this week, preparing our new place to be move-in ready while cleaning up and staging our little house in town.

I’ll write up a full post on our FSBO adventures after we’ve sold our places, but for a sneak peek at what we’ve got and how I’ve listed it, see my Craigslist listing. It’s also up on local Facebook Marketplace groups and will soon be posted to Zillow.

This is the home we purchased in August of 2019 for $90,000.

Wish us luck!





Have an outstanding week!

-Physician on FIRE


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4 thoughts on “The Sunday Best (5/2/2021)”

  1. Subscribe to get more great content like this, an awesome spreadsheet, and more!
  2. Thanks for featuring my post PoF! It’s always a pleasure to be a part of your Sunday Best!

    Thanks, as always!

  3. Hey PoF! As always, thanks a ton for mentioning us in this week’s Sunday Best! It’s meaningful and helps us extend our reach–maybe convincing other folks to consider getting into DAFs, improve their personal financial situation, etc.


  4. Leif,
    Thanks for including me in your Sunday best. It’s always an honor.

    Dr. Cory S. Fawcett
    Financial Success MD


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