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Why wait until you retire to be financially free?

What if you could live
the life you want right now?

What if you could live the life you want right now?

Hi, we’re Letizia Alto, MD and Kenji Asakura, MD

the physicians behind Semi-Retired MD

We created this website to teach you everything you need to know about investing in cashflowing rentals so you can be financially free, while you’re still young enough to enjoy it (we call that Fast FIRE).

If this is your first time here, welcome!

We understand that having access to such a large database of information can feel overwhelming.

so We’ve pulled together our best resources for getting started right here.



Come get to know us on our About page.

We talk about our medical backgrounds, our motivations for investing in real estate, and our commitment to helping doctors and high-income earners everywhere who want to achieve financial freedom through investing in real estate.

But if you want to know the whole story, How 2 Doctors Achieved Financial Freedom: A Play in Five Acts is the blog post for you.


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Is Real Estate Investing Right for You?

Let’s Unlock Your Real Estate Potential!

Curious if you’ve got the knack, the finances, or the fire to build a lucrative real estate empire? Stop guessing, and start knowing! Dive into the world of property investment with our 60-second quiz! 

Kickstart your journey today to discover if a real estate goldmine awaits you—and find out what kind of investor style you truly are! 


What Does Mindset Have to Do With Real Estate Investing?

Investing in real estate can be kind of like climbing a 30-foot pole in the Canary Islands and then jumping to catch a hanging trapeze. Why? Because the only thing stopping you from doing it is your fears.


A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving Financial Freedom

Before you can achieve financial freedom, you need to examine your existing financial situation. This post covers everything you need to think about first before taking the plunge into real estate investing.


One Rental Property Won’t Make You Rich, But It Will Set You Free

When you first start investing in real estate, the cashflow from your first property may not be life-changing. So why invest in real estate? This post covers the other financial benefits of real estate investing that you’re probably not thinking about.

STEP Three


In this guide, we cover what to consider before you purchase your first rental property. This article provides the step-by-step roadmap so you know what exactly you need to do before you even buy your first rental property.

If you’ve been overwhelmed by real estate terminology in the past or are wondering how to tell if a property is really a good investment, this post will help you answer your questions.

Physicians and other high-income earners normally have access to very few tax advantages. Becoming a real estate professional by owning your own long-term rental properties and achieving REPS means unlocking significant tax savings. If you want to know how to shelter potentially all of your income from taxes, this article is for you.

Many real estate investors use LLCs to house their real estate investment properties–including us. This post covers the why, what, and how of how we set up our LLC structure (we aren’t lawyers so we really try to show what we’ve done, not tell people what they should do)


TAKE THE leap into

We believe living life on your terms starts with investing in real estate.

Why not find out for yourself?

Ignite Your Journey has been the stepping stone that’s led more than 3,000 students to better understand real estate investment. Many of them have gone on to building 6- and 7-figure real estate empires.

Ready to see if real estate investing is a fit?