The Sunday Best (7/17/2016)

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 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:

We physicians are part of the problem in end-of-life dilemmas such as the one I discussed in my recent Death Panels post. Paula Span explains @ The New York Times in What Doctors Know About How Bad It Is, and Won’t Say.

I’ve said it before, but being a physician doesn’t define who I am. When I meet new people, I like to avoid the question of “what do you do” as long as possible as a preemptive counter against the doctor stereotype. Dr. Eunice Minford, the Soulful Doctor, thoughtfully asks you @ KevinMD, Do 2 Little Letters Define Who You Are?

In an oldie but goodie, blogging couple Enchumbao plots a course for happiness in Mapping Out Our Journey to Early Retirement.

I detailed some of my recent tax loss harvesting maneuvers in my Brexit post. Son of a Doctor (MFM physician and attorney / RIA couple) has written a recent primer on the topic, which tends to cause some confusion. Here’s What You Need to Know about Tax-Loss Harvesting and Wash Sales.

The good Dr. Westby Fisher exposes the multimillion dollar mistake that was the American Board of Internal Medicine’s ritzy condo that has finally been sold. Find the details behind this and other ridiculous “research” expenses @ Dr. Wes in Too Little Too Late: The ABIM Foundation Sells Its Condo.


Have a great week!

-Physician on FIRE

One comment

  • Regarding the “2 Little Letters”, I have generally shunned leading with the “MD” as who I am. I have introduced myself, over the years, as a Trail Runner, a Dead Head, a Pittsburgher, and, more recently, as a Vagabond, depending on the circumstances and level of levity of the conversation.

    I do make it a point NOT to ask what business the other party is engaged, in part to avoid not being asked myself. I am more likely, in a social environment, to ask what the other party likes to do, where they are from, where are they traveling this summer, or what is their football team association as those are conversations that I enjoy more than the “what do you do for a living?” conversation.

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