The Sunday Best (10/21/2018)

The Sunday Best

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:   Fun fact: Before settling on “Physician on FIRE”, I considered “Frugal Physician” as a website possibility but realized it didn’t encompass all that I stood for. I’m happy to see that a different frugal physician has laid claim to the name and is doing great things with her site and […]

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The Sunday Best (10/14/2018)

The Sunday Best

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:   Early retirement and real estate are featured together by Katy McLaughlin in the Wall Street Journal. With shoutouts to me, Mr. Money Mustache, ChooseFI, and Financial Samurai, How to Thrive in Early Retirement. [If you’re stuck behind the WSJ paywall, try this link for a stripped-down version]   It’s important […]

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How Much Money Will You Take to Your Grave?

This is a timely post given some recent fear-mongering about mudslides, duck boats, and crazy talk about $2 Million being “nothing” in this day and age. It’s also a good reminder that, in spite of a rough patch here and there (like the 6% decline in the S&P 500 over two days earlier this week), most well-prepared retirees in the past have ended up with much larger portfolios than they started with on their retirement day. Dr. Jim Dahle believes in a four percent withdrawal rate as a great starting point, and he doesn’t see the sense in relying on […]

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The Sunday Best (10/7/2018)

The Sunday Best

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:   FIRE is back in the mainstream media. [Did it ever leave?] This time, it includes me! From Eileen Ambrose, senior editor at Kiplinger, FIRE Savers Race to Retirement.   Grownups say the darndest things, particularly when meeting an early-retired person. Mr. Firestation shares some oddball reactions from the people he’s met since […]

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The Sunday Best (9/30/2018)

The Sunday Best

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:   JimJim and I had a pleasant conversation going over this extreme makeover I’m undertaking from physician anesthesiologist to blogger on the JimJim Reinvention Revolution podcast. JJRR Ep39 Finding FIRE as a physician – Discovering new talents through blogging. Bonus: there’s a picture of me, my family, and a bunch of monkeys crawling […]

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The Sunday Best (9/23/2018)

The Sunday Best

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: I had a great conversation with Deacon Hayes of Well Kept Wallet the other day that led to me registering pofire.com among other things. Listen in to our convo in Episode 116: How to Become Financially Independent at Age 39. I don’t often kick the Sunday Best off with two podcasts, but […]

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The Sunday Best (9/16/2018)

The Sunday Best

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:   I had a fun chat with Denis & Katie of Chain of Wealth not long ago in their 99th Chain of Wealth podcast episode. Listen in or just skim through the written highlights from Episode 99: Leif from Physician on FIRE.   How does a frugal physician fly in some […]

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The Sunday Best (9/9/2018)

The Sunday Best

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:   Every blogger and her brother are singing the praises of passive index funds. Can the pendulum swing too far in their direction? Ben Carlson of A Wealth of Common Sense asks, Could Index Funds Become Too Popular?   Larry Swedroe of Bogleheads and ETF.com fame weighs in on the topic […]

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Focus Less on Net Income and More on Net Time

Money used to buy me stuff. Now it buys me time. We’ve all heard the phrase before. “Time is money.” When I was much younger — single and without children, of course, money was tight, but time was plentiful. And life was good. These days, the tables have turned. I have all the money I need to live the life I want to live, but there are never enough hours to do all the things I’d like to do. I don’t know exactly when we crossed over, but I now fully appreciate the fact that time is money, and money […]

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The Sunday Best (9/2/2018)

The Sunday Best

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:   The Flawed Consumer, who has been featured here before, asked me to share my knowledge and experience not with medicine or personal finance, but with homebrewing beer. This being my eighth year as an amateur homebrewer, I said “sure, why not?” Beer O’Clock Brewing Sessions: Interview No. 2 with Physician on […]

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The Sunday Best (8/26/2018)

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:   Recently, I boldly stated that Money is Everything. Our lawyer friend (did I just say lawyer friend?!?) who is Trapped in Work offers a more complete perspective. Money Is Everything … Until You Master It. Then It’s Nothing at All.   Transitioning from a mindset of scarcity to one of abundance […]

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The Sunday Best (8/19/2018)

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 family and I will be at Camp FI Midwest this coming weekend. What kind of ridiculous nerd camp is that? This kind: I Went to Money Nerd Camp (a.k.a. Camp FI Mid-Atlantic) from Erin of Reaching for FI. She makes it sound kinda cool and it is.   It just […]

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The Sunday Best (8/12/2018)

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:   I don’t write many guest posts these days, but when the site has 2.4 Million Twitter followers, I’m game. I tracked my spending in one random, recent week for Business Insider, and they wrote the lengthy, braggadocious headline: I’m a part-time doctor earning $250,000 a year and I plan to retire next […]

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The Sunday Best (8/05/2018)

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:   Guess what? I’m on ChooseFI! (again — see episode 26 for my first appearance). This time, I joined Jonathan and Brad for a case study with a non-traditional med student turned dermatologist who is about my age and fueled by FIRE. Have a listen to Episode 086 | A Live Case Study […]

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The Sunday Best (7/29/2018)

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:   ESI Money‘s latest post forced me to calculate my opportunity cost of retiring at 43. It’s an 8-figure number! His is a bit lower, but still… How I Lost Millions by Retiring Early. I’d better up my game with this side hustle!   Erin Lowry, the Broke Millennial, isn’t keen on […]

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The Sunday Best (7/22/2018)

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:   Whenever I’m on a podcast, I like to feature it here. This one doesn’t include me, but it does include the author of several guest posts on kids, mattress money, and music, and frequent and thoughtful commenter on the White Coat Investor forum, VagabondMD. An Interview with Vagabond MD – Podcast […]

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The Sunday Best (7/15/2018)

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:   Does anyone else hear Warren Zevon when reading “Marriage, Kids, and Money“? [I was gambling in Havana… I took a little risk… Send Marriage Kids and Money… and get me out of this. Hooaaa!] No? Well, you can hear Andy and me chat about family and finance in Strategies for Becoming […]

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The Sunday Best (7/8/2018)

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:   Soon, Vanguard will eliminate transaction fees to purchase many hundreds of exchange-traded funds. Not a big deal for fans of the Three Fund Portfolio, but for investors who like to tilt, slice, and dice, this is a welcome move in the industry. From Vanguard, Coming in August: The largest commission-free ETF […]

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The Sunday Best (7/1/2018)

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:   This post has a built-in FIRE calculator with a graph that changes with the inputs. From Engaging Data, Will Your Money Last If You Retire Early? Visualizing Longevity Risk.   And this one’s got a clickbait title if I’ve ever seen one, but it’s full of intriguing and true tidbits from […]

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The Sunday Best (6/24/2018)

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:   You’ve already seen my portfolio. Dr. Linus of Dads Making Cents looks at mine and a few others with a different lens. 4 Physician Bloggers Reveal Their Investment Portfolios.   Do you anticipate changing your investment portfolio now that the pass-thru deduction (also known as Sec. 199A) is in effect? From […]

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