The Sunday Best (10/23/2016)

The Sunday Best
The Sunday Best is a collection of a handful of posts I share with you each week. With so many informative and inspirational writers out there, I have no trouble coming up with a number of worthwhile reads each week.

Every featured post should be of interest to any physician seeking financial independence. Some will be written by your physician colleagues; others will be written by our friends and patients who share common goals and interests.

Presenting, this week’s Sunday Best:

 

The Drs. Holleman made a choice to work part-time when their two kids were quite young. Read their thoughtful commentary and rationale @ KevinMD in Why we decided to “throw away our promising careers” and work part-time.

 

LeverageRxTired of living like a frugal physician? It turns out you’re not the only one. A retired multimillionaire named Mr. Tako wants to share his tips on How To Overcome Frugal Fatigue.

 

I thoroughly enjoy insight from those who have retired early, particularly if the early retirees frequently drive their motorhome around Europe. From Our Tour, enjoy Four Questions Answered: A Year in Early Retirement.

 

In an oldie but goodie, Sam the Financial Samurai discusses the topic of concealing your riches, a topic that proved quite popular in last week’s Best. For another take, check out The Rise of Stealth Wealth: Ways to Stay Invisible From Society if You Have Money.

 

Sticking with the Stealth Wealth theme, Montana Money Adventures talks about how everyone notices your spending on display, but saving goes unrecognized. Enjoy the multidirectional Their Up is My Down.

 

Video killed the radio star. Similarly, Internet killed the active fund manager star. Michael Kitces @ Nerd’s Eye View explains How The Internet Destroyed Actively Managed Mutual Funds.

 

We often talk about passive income and spending to create happiness. Dr. Mo @ Urgent Care Career combines the two concepts in an intelligent manner in Creative Income Streams for Elective Spending.

 

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Buy experiences, not more stuff! We’ve been trying the same approach as much as possible when it comes to gift giving. Give experiences, not more stuff!

This weekend, we took our boys and my parents to the big city! For his birthday, I took my Dad to a football game at our alma mater, complete with tickets to the pre-game festivities in the alumni center. After the victory, we met up with the rest of the family for dinner, after which my wife and mother enjoyed a traveling performance of Cabaret.

The boys? They’re along for the ride. I made sure our hotel has a pool and a hot tub, so they were happy. They also get a chance to Oooh and Aaaah at the ginormous Lego creations at the big mall. I will note that, other than dinner, we bought nothing at the big mall. We were in town for the experiences, and they were great!

I made a few changes to the site this week, including a new background image that I found pleasing, and the least obtrusive e-mail signup request I could find. Some of you will see an innocent little window slide into the lower right hand corner. I’ve also added some handy sharing buttons along the left hand side of your desktop, which include a Facebook Like button. Can I get a Thumps Up?

If you care, please share! I would be most pleased if you could find one or two of your favorite post from All Posts and share it with the world. It’s the best way to help support this free-to-you site and help me achieve my charitable mission.

 

Have a great week!

-Physician on FIRE

 

 


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10 comments

  • It took reading your post to even notice the little signup box at the bottom of the screen. I guess that’s both good and bad. Good in that the surest way to piss off a reader is to have it jump over top of each post. There is no surer way for me to leave and not come back. On the flip side perhaps consider changing its color slightly or font as it just doesn’t stand out on a tablet. Disclaimer, I’m not a digital marketing expert. I created my blog as a hobby/part of my new job touches digital marketing so I needed to learn. Consult someone who knows better.

  • ChooseBetterLife

    Great lineup, PoF, especially How to Overcome Frugal Fatigue.
    Find your method, and stick with it. It doesn’t have to work for everyone, just for you and your household.
    More than a habit, it’s a lifestyle.

  • Thanks for the mention PoF! You sir, are a gentlemen AND a scholar! 😉

  • Thanks for the shout out! I think we need all the encouragement we can get to help swim upstream. And your pop up is one of the least annoying I have seen! I might hit you up for some tips on how to set that up. =)

    • You are very welcome, Ms. M. Great post, by the way.

      The “pop-up” is called the SumoMe Scroll Box. Dowload the SumoMe plugin, then activate that particular feature. It’s pretty straightforward, but I’ve got to figure out how to integrate it with my main e-mail list.

      Best,
      -PoF

  • Lots of good looking stuff to read. I did try out the Thumbs up, but it did take like 3-4 clicks which was a little annoying. So if you haven’t tried it out yourself, do so and see what you think about the user experience.

    I have always enjoyed your photos at the top so can’t wait to see some new ones. As to the background, I didn’t really notice it until you mentioned it. It isn’t obtrusive, but not sure I would go with a pattern like that.

    Of course, don’t come for the background, I come for your great posts and always enjoy the Sunday reading even if it is on Monday.

    cd :O)

    • Thanks for the feedback, Chris. I’ll check out the Thumbs up and see what happens for me. Maybe it’s quicker if you’re already logged in to Facebook?

      I do need to add some more header photos. It’s been awhile since I’ve updated them.

      Cheers!
      -PoF

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