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Why wait until you retire to be financially free? What if you could live the life you want right now?

Hi, we’re Kenji Asakura MD and Letizia Alto MD, the physicians behind SemiRetired MD. We started this blog to teach you everything you need to know about investing in cashflowing rentals so, like us, you can be financially free. If this is your first time here, welcome! We know all of the information we’re sharing can be overwhelming. 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 backgrounds, our motivations for investing in real estate, and our commitment to physicians everywhere who want to achieve financial freedom through 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.

STEP TWO: Learn the SRMD Basics of Financial Freedom

Investing in real estate is 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 is your mindset

Before you can achieve financial freedom, you need to examine your existing financial situation. This post covers everything you need to think about first.

So you’ve thought through how much money you’d need to achieve financial freedom. Now learn about our Fast FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) system so you can get there before you’re 66.

When you first start investing in real estate, the cashflow is low. So why invest in real estate? This post covers the benefits of real estate investing that you’re not thinking about.

STEP THREE: read our most popular blog posts

Read This Before You Start Investing in Cashflowing Rentals

In this guide, we cover the things you should think about before you purchase your first rental property. This is the first of a series of articles that will provide step-by-step guidance on how to build a portfolio of rental properties that provide passive income in order for you to achieve financial freedom.

Is this a Good Investment? Real Estate Investing Metrics Made Easy

Real Estate Investing Metrics Made Easy If you’re wondering “is this property a good investment?” this post will teach you how to answer that question with just 2 metrics.

A Primer on Real Estate Professional Tax Status (REPS)

Physicians and other high-income earners have few tax advantages. Becoming a real estate professional and achieving REPS means unlocking significant tax savings. This post tells you everything you need to know about REPS.

What is the Best LLC Structure for Your Rental Properties?

Many real estate investors use LLCs to house their real estate investment properties--including us. This post covers the why, what, and how of using and setting up an LLC.

STEP FOUR: TAKE The Jumpstart to Real Estate Investing Course

We believe living life on your terms starts with 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. They’ve gone on to building hundreds of 6- and 7-figure real estate empires. Perhaps it’s time for you to Ignite Your Own Journey!