[Today, we end FIRE week here at WCI, where we’ve celebrated all things Financial Independence, Retire Early-related, including the Physician on FIRE blog. Every post this week was about topics relevant to the FIRE community.]

By Dr. James M. Dahle, WCI Founder

An important rule of thumb for the physician investor to understand is the 4% rule. Especially if they’re thinking about becoming a part of (or are already involved with) the FIRE community.

What Is a Safe Withdrawal Rate (SWR)?

A safe withdrawal rate is the amount you can withdraw from a portfolio every year without running out of money during your retirement. It seems straightforward, but it can actually get quite confusing. If you only spend the increase in value of a portfolio (or the income you get from it, which is often even less), you will never dip into principal. You will also end up

Keep reading this article on The White Coat Investor.

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