The Sunday Best (3/24/2019)

The Sunday Best is a collection of articles I’ve curated from the furthest reaches of the internet for your reading pleasure. Every week, I scan hundreds of headlines, read dozens of posts, and bring you the best of the best to save you time and mental energy. Financial Independence (FI) is a primary focus, but it’s an awfully broad topic. I tend to approach FI and early retirement from a fatFIRE perspective and through the lens of a physician, so expect to see those biases in the selected articles. Related topics that have become recurrent themes include early retirement, selective […]

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The Sunday Best (3/17//2019)

Sunday Best Dino

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.   Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Presenting, this week’s Sunday Best:   I was a guest on The FI show! Cody Berman and I had a great chat talking about my path to financial independence, charitable giving, curling, and more. Have a listen: From Full-Time Anesthesiologist to Charitable Entrepreneur | Physician on FIRE   Geoarbitrage is the real […]

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The Sunday Best (3/10/2019)

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 FIRE is spreading to the backtable. Time to grab the extinguisher and pull, aim, squeeze, and sweep? Nah. It’s just me and Dr. Chris Beck talking financial independence on the podcast for interventional radiologists. Episode 38: Financial Independence for Physicians.   I tend to speak of FI as […]

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The Sunday Best (3/3/2019)

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:   For my friend Jim Wang over at Wallet Hacks, I explained how and why someone should consider a Backdoor Roth if they find themselves ineligible for a direct contribution. The Backdoor Roth: Investing in a Roth IRA for High Earners.   You’ll never have to pay tax on that Roth money again, […]

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The Sunday Best (2/24/2019)

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:   A couple of my Recommended Financial Advisors were part of this roundtable discussion with Doc G and Paul Thompson on the What’s Up Next podcast. The Role of Financial Advice in pursuit of FI.   Staying with Doc G of DiverseFI, he considers how staring at his portfolio balance […]

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The Sunday Best (2/17/2019)

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 spoke to an ophthalmologist the other day without a single mention of the oculocardiac reflex. “Can you stop pushing on the eye? The heart rate’s 20 again.” No atropine was needed on this day when Dr. Jay Sridhar of the Retina Podcast and I had a pleasant conversation. Episode 153: […]

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The Sunday Best (2/10/2019)

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:     Six or seven years ago, I spent most of my 17 weeks off from my primary job working locums three states away. That’s where I met Dr. Eric Larson, the President of the group at the time. We reconnected on his podcast, The Paradocs in Episode 033: Walking Away From […]

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The Sunday Best (2/3/2019)

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:   As we’ve done before, The White Coat Investor, Passive Income MD, and I got together to answer a slew of readers’ questions. We had a great time recording An Interview with Physician on Fire and Passive Income MD – Podcast #90, and I hope you enjoy listening! We’ll stick with WCI […]

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The Sunday Best (1/27/2019)

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 Physician Philosopher has been a busy man. He wrote a book which will be published eight days from today and is up to 15 physician finance interviews. I’m particularly partial to his latest one: Physician Finance Interview #15: Physician on Fire   I’ve been busy, too, recording several podcasts in […]

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The Sunday Best (1/20/2019)

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 talk about leaving my job to travel the world with my family. Here’s a physician who is living that dream. Big Family Small World recaps their first year in their Christmas Letter 2018. To better understand what led up to their worldly adventures, read Revisiting Retirement.   Doc […]

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The Sunday Best (1/13/2019)

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:   It’s been a little over two years since I published The Sunday Worst in the wake of resident physician and blogger Dr. Amanda Liu’s unfortunate demise. Her site, Dr. Wise Money, was ahead of its time as one of about five physician finance blogs in existence when I started […]

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The Sunday Best (1/6/2018)

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 went underwent a diagnostic study, courtesy of the radiologist with XRAYVSN. He played a role more consistent with that of a psychiatrist, asking all sorts of questions. The X-ray Beam: The Physician On FIRE The X-ray Beam: The Physician On FIRE (Part II)   WCI Network partner […]

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The Sunday Best (12/30/2018)

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:   Have you listened to the What’s Up Next? podcast with Doc Green & Paul Thompson? They’ve been having roundtable discussions with some of the top personal finance bloggers. I joined them along with Brad Barrett of ChooseFI and Bill from Wealth Well Done for Episode 9: Is College Worth It?   […]

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The Sunday Best (12/23/2018)

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:   The Leisure Freak‘s been early retired for nine years. Nine Years! And just after the markets had plummeted in 2009. Nine years of spending didn’t quite match up with the anticipated budget. My Early Retirement Spending Miscalculation. It’s Less Than Expected.   Fritz Gilbert of The Retirement Manifesto hasn’t even been […]

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The Sunday Best (12/16/2018)

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:   Do you realize that South America is not only south of the United States, but almost entirely east of it, as well? Or that most of Africa is in the northern hemisphere? Zach from Four Pillar Freedom wonders if you know money any better than geography. Using Data to Debunk […]

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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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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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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 have […]

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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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