The Sunday Best (12/9/2018)

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:   I wrote about burnout for the first time in a couple years this week. Physician Sense is talking about a different kind of burn. Why You Should Set Your Money on FIRE: How Financial Independence and Retiring Early (FIRE) Can Work for Physicians   FIRE can work for physicians, but […]

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Debunking the Myths of Dividend Investing

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Regular readers know I’m not a big fan of dividend-focused investing. While I like the concept of “mailbox money” and passive income from dividend-producing stocks, I don’t like being forced to accept cash back when I don’t need it and the tax consequences that go along with those dividends. For a more complete explanation of my rationale for investing for total return and my preference for no-dividend stocks, see my previous posts on the topics: Selling Shares Beats Collecting Dividends Why This Index Fund Investor Purchased an Individual Stock   Today, I’d like to share a rebuttal from someone who […]

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The Sunday Best (12/2/2018)

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:   Our first feature, Fiology, is not so much one post but a well-organized collection of hundreds of authoratative posts organized into 52 FIRE subtopics. You can browse them all at your leisure or register to receive the posts on one topic per week for one year. Chick out Fiology to take […]

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7 Behaviors of the Wealthy (and How I Copy Them)

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While there’s no surefire way to become something you’re not, one effective method is to study the people you want to be like and emulate their every move. If you want to be the next millionaire next door, read the brand new The Next Millionaire Next Door. It’s chock full of data on the behavior and habits of actual millionaires. Passive Income MD likes to differentiate between seemingly similar terms “rich” and “wealthy” much in the way that I see financial independence and financial freedom differently. Read on to learn how Dr. Kim defines what wealth means to him, and […]

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The Sunday Best (11/25/2018)

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:   RealtyShares recently announced it would no longer be taking on new investors. I don’t expect it to be around in its current form much longer. Passive Income MD asks, Is Real Estate Crowdfunding in Trouble?   I invested with RealtyShares and the deal went full circle as planned and I […]

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The Sunday Best (11/18/2018)

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:   Happy Birthday to me. Happy Birthday to me. Happy Birthday Physician on FIIIIIIRRRRRRRE. Happy Birthday to me! Today I celebrate 43. The last year I can legitimately claim I’m in my early forties.   I celebrated with a few beers with friends — that’s a few more drinks than I […]

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The Sunday Best (11/11/2018)

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 don’t feel burned out, but I can’t say I’ve never felt any of the primary symptoms. I talk about that and more in an interview with Molly Holbert. Burnout: Physician on FIRE’s Perspective.   Having worked nothing but locums for the first two years of my career, and having […]

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The Sunday Best (11/4/2018)

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 recently sat down with Side Hustle Scrubs to talk about one of my side hustles. No, not the blog. The breweries. Belly up to the bar for the Side Hustle Sit Down: Physician on FIRE.   The Locum Guy has a different side hustle. Or is it his main hustle? […]

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The Sunday Best (10/28/2018)

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:   Our friends from ChooseFI had Dr. Jim Dahle on their award-winning podcast recently. 097 | The White Coat Investor | Origin Story Bonus MD episodes: My episode (026), Episode 086 with Dr. Allison Goddard & me, and Episode 048 with radiologist The Happy Philosopher   I love reading about other physicians’ journeys. […]

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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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