The Sunday Best (6/26/2016)

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 5 worthwhile reads each week.

Most posts will be from recent weeks, written by physicians, and related to personal finance, but expect to find a post or two that are lacking some or all of these elements.

Presenting, in no particular order, this week’s Sunday Best:



These blokes were all over the #Brexit, publishing the following posts on Friday, mere hours after the bloody vote became official. Read more from FutureProofMD @ Physician’s Money Digest in BREXIT – Run for the Hills? and an analysis from Sam the Financial Samurai in …What’s Next after the Brexit? As the titles suggest, there are more questions than answers. Cheerio!

Someone lit a FIRE in Jim Dahle, MD, the WhiteCoatInvestor as he put out a personal piece about what it takes to be successful in a quest to obtain Financial Independence. He has what he calls the X Factor, and I think I do as well. Do you have the X Factor?

In an oldie but goodie, Joshua Kennon created a directory of his many, many entries in his Investing for Beginners series in this post of posts, Directory of Joshua’s Articles on

Steve @ ThinkSaveRetire says It is OK to Love Your Job. Really, it is! Then he asks a few tough questions, such as “Would you do your job for free?” Would you?

Early retiree Jim Collins @ has published his first book, The Simple Path to Wealth. Many, many bloggers have reviewed it. Maybe they got free copies? Where’s mine?? The Simple Path to Wealth is now Published!


Have a great week!

-Physician on FIRE


  • Thanks for sharing! Great read on the X factor over at White Coat Investor – a new blog to read now! I definitely have the X factor and one of my brother’s does too. Yet the other brother doesn’t have the X factor what so ever… And yes, I got a free copy of Jim’s book. Long time reader of his site and took him up on an offer he put out! Handing it down to my kids now in hope they will follow that Simple Path!

    • Glad to hear it.Dr. Dahle’s got a great site, and a quality forum as well.

      I missed out on Jim Collins’ book offer (see next comment), but I’ve read a few rave reviews, and I enjoy reading his site. The video on the linked page, although R-rated and NSFW, is classic; it helps if you’ve seen The Gambler, but stands alone quite well.


  • Thanks, P-FIRE, for including my new book as part of your Sunday Best. Very much appreciated.

    I would love to have you do a post review, and was crushed when you didn’t respond to my offer for an advance copy. Each night until the release I would sit by my email, waiting. Hoping for the response that never came until I slowly cried myself to sleep. 😉

    But it is not too late! Should you decide to do one please be sure to send me a link. My heart will soar with the eagles. 🙂

    • Oh sure, Jim. I can just see you there in the corner, a sullen wallflower in your ball gown, just waiting for the good doctor to ask you to dance. I don’t buy it for a second. With thirty-plus quotes and interviews from others who followed through, I would say your dance card has been quite full!

      I must have missed that e-mail. This frugal physician rarely says “no” to anything free.

      Cheers and best wishes for success with The Simple Path to Wealth!

      • Well, there are suitors and then there is the ONE longed for but ever elusive that caused the tears that ruined the ball gown so I can no longer return it and now it hangs there, empty, mocking quite likely forever….

        You didn’t miss an email, such a thing would have been far too forward. I do have some pride, after all. The invitation was in my earlier post.

        Thank you for the kind wishes for the book’s success!

        So far, so good. But I’ll always wonder….

        …what might have been!

  • Glad to see that WCI got kudos here. He’s been so helpful to so many for years.

  • Great list of posts! The WCI post has been added to the list to read!

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