The Sunday Best (6/3/2017)


The Sunday Best is a collection of articles I’ve curated for your reading pleasure.

Expect most of the writing to be from recent weeks and consistent with the themes presented on this website: investing & taxes, financial independence, early retirement, and physician issues.

 

Presenting, this week’s Sunday Best:

 

My second recorded podcast is live. Pete and I covered a wide range of topics, many of them pertaining to blogging in Multi-Million Net Worths and Financial Blogging with Physician on FIRE @ Do You Even Blog.

 

The White Coat Investor revisits frugality in Your Secret Weapon.

 

Who’s ready to get wild? I am! And so are my 6 & 8 year old boys. Brittany from Budget Peace is inspired by her son of a similar age in Is Financial Independence the Only Way to Achieve “The Wild”?

 

Speaking of kids, Chelsea from Mama Fish Saves wrote a provocative guest post @ Mustard Seed Money. An open letter to her family and friends: Please Stop Spoiling My Kid.

 

Did you know that 5/29 day was 529 day? The Chief Mom Officer did. Learn a thing or two you never knew about 529 plans in Ultimate Guide — It’s 529 Day! Q&A, Tips, Tricks, and The Ultimate Giveaway Guide!

 

Mr. Enchumbao covers all the bases in A Seven-Step Blueprint for Early Retirement.

 

Getting a late start on your financial independence journey? Fear not! Todd Tresiddor  the Financial Mentor has your back. 27 Retirement Savings Catch-Up Strategies For Late Starters.

 

Some people are sprinting towards an early retirement. The dual physician couple behind My Curiosity Lab are taking a more leisurely route. Drifting Toward Early Retirement.

 

A bear market is coming! It really is. If you know when, please let me know. Ben Carlson @ A Wealth of Common Sense wonders How Many Will Stay the Course During the Next Bear Market?

 

Financial freedom allows one to splurge a bit. Or a lot. Like Mr. 1500 did in this guest post at Budgets are SexyFinancial Confession: I Bought a Used Honda for $45,000.

 

Our Recent Home Invasion

 

mr 1500 dinosaurs

BFFs

Earlier this week, our home was invaded by two small toy dinosaurs and the four humans under their command. The dinos made quick friends with the Sunday Best trophy dude and the invading humans turned out to be anything but hostile. The panic room will have to wait for another time.

The invaders, also known as the 1500s, swung through for a few days on a Midwestern road trip. With a shared interest in bikes, beers, and financial independence, kids about the same age, and wives who somehow put up with our nonsense, the two families got along famously.

The kids had fun playing games, swinging on the rope swing, geocaching (except for the darned mosquitoes and ticks part), and eating at their own dedicated kids’ table. The grown-up kids took a couple nice bike rides, visited a brewery or five, and enjoyed quality conversation after the little kids finally got to bed.

Our boys are already wondering when they’ll get to see their new friends again. They’re off to explore Lakenenland and other places in Michigan’s upper and lower peninsula, but I’m sure we’ll catch up with them again at some point sooner or later. Thanks for stopping by, and we look forward to future adventures!

 

Have a great week!

-Physician on FIRE

 


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