The Sunday Best (5/8/2016)

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 at least some of these elements.


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


Author Corey Fawcett, MD stresses a key factor when considering your first or next job. I once failed to recognize the importance of location, location, location when transitioning to a new job. Read about Dr. Fawcett’s experience @ KevinMD in When looking for a new physician job, location matters most.


This guy, who cowardly refuses to use his real name, gives a firsthand account of his rather extensive experience with locum tenens work over the course of his 10 year career in a guest post @ WCI entitled Lessons from Locums.


In an oldie but goodie, Sam the Financial Samurai bucks conventional wisdom and provides roadmaps to early retirement in How To Retire Early And Never Have To Work Again.


Won’t You Be Bored?” @ OurNextLife answers a question frequently asked of them. I can identify with the line “this is something we can counter by not defining ourselves solely by our work”, a trap I think many physicians fall into.


Sharon Jellinek, MD, a caring pediatrician of nearly 30 years who earned $6,000 working full time last year, wrote an Open Letter to Patients, Physicians, and Lawmakers explaining how and why @ Rebel.MD.


A generous welcome bonus of 60,000 points & Peloton membership credits onthe Chase Sapphire Preferred & premium card perks with the Chase Sapphire Reserve!

Chase Sapphire Preferred

60,000 Points good for $750 in travel or more with a $4,000 spend in 3 months
PoF Summary

The Chase Sapphire Preferred is an excellent first (or only) rewards card. $50 annual hotel credit for bookings via the Chase UR tavel portal & 5x points for all travel via the portal. 3x points on dining, 2x on other travel. Flexible rewards good for cash, travel, or transfer to travel partners, great travel protection & new Peloton, Lyft & DoorDash perks! $95 Annual Fee

Chase Sapphire Reserve

60,000 Points with a $4,000 spend in 3 months
PoF Summary

The Chase Sapphire Reserve offers great travel perks including Priority Pass lounge access, a credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓ and a $300 annual travel credit. When using Chase Ultimate Rewards travel portal, get 10x points on hotels and car rental & 5x points on flights. 3x points on other travel & dining. Elevated Peloton, Lyft and DoorDash benefits. $550 Annual Fee


Have a great week!


1 thought on “The Sunday Best (5/8/2016)”

  1. Thanks for including us in this week’s best! Though we’re not in medicine, we think lots of people in our professions define themselves entirely by their work. We’re glad to have had these few years of planning for FIRE not just to stockpile assets, but also to get used to the idea of being defined in other ways. It will definitely be an adjustment, but I think it will be easier because we’ll be better prepared for the transition. Hope your week is off to a great start!


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