The Sunday Best (12/10/2017)

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:   We returned home just six days ago after more than three weeks away. The location of our home has shifted several times in my career, and Coach Carson can identify. The former Clemson All-American linebacker has been living with his family in Cuenca, Ecuador for the better part of a year. What […]

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The Sunday Best (12/3/2017)

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:   Are you tired of hearing my voice yet? I am. From now on, I’m hiring JL Collins to re-record my podcast interviews with his deep, comforting voice (see giveaway below). Until that happens, you’re stuck with me and Ryan Inman on the Financial Residency Podcast as we discuss How Doctors […]

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Christopher Guest Post: The Wall Street Physician

Wall Street Physician Interview

Today’s Christopher Guest Post features a physician with a Wall Street background. Not just the vague “invested in Wall Street” backround, but an actual history of working for an investment bank on the trading floor in New York City. He has been prolific in his thrice-weekly posting since starting his blog at the beginning of 2017. We have similar philosophies when it comes to investing and personal finance, but we are at opposite ends of the physician career spectrum. He is at the beginning, while I am inching ever closer to wrapping mine up. Read on and get to know […]

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The Sunday Best (11/26/2017)

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:   Many of us keep working for the health care coverage. Dr. PIE & family of Plan Invest Escape are exploring their options for a family of four as they approach their early retirement date next summer. COBRAs and Elephants, Oh My! Navigating the Healthcare Zoo in Early Retirement.   The […]

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The Sunday Best (11/19/2017)

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:   Load this one up while you peruse the rest of the Best. The Mad Fientist and The 1500s interrogated interviewed me in a 20-minute podcast recorded at FinCon. The title says it all: Physician on FIRE – Geographic Arbitrage, Sunk Costs, and Gangsta Rap.   Not every FIRE blogger is […]

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The Sunday Best (11/12/2017)

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:   Primary care doesn’t pay all that well. For most. For Foreign Born MD, it pays incredibly well. Read on to learn how she’s Earning $500K+ Salary as an Internist.   I suspect FBMD will do quite well with that salary, but Holly of Club Thrifty and The Simple Dollar reminds […]

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The Sunday Best (11/5/2017)

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:   FinCon17 wasn’t the only gathering of personal finance aficionados in recent weeks. Jonathan Clements of Humble Dollar reported on the annual Bogleheads conference in the cleverly titled We Know Jack.   While none of this may come to pass, I can’t not share this highly detailed look at the proposed […]

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The Sunday Best (10/29/2017)

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:   A couple of great people I met this week at FinCon17 got together in this outside-the-box investor profile Coach Carson interviews Rich on Money in Real Estate Investing While Overseas in the Military.   David of I Retired Young did just that. What does Sally think about all this? How […]

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The Sunday Best (10/15/2017)

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:   FatFIRE, leanFIRE, and three steps to financial independence. The Mad Fientist and I were featured on Ramit Sethi’s I Will Teach You to Be Rich. From author Tony Tran, A Non-Crazy Person’s Guide to Financial Independence.   Geographic arbitrage is one tool that can turbocharge your drive to FI. But […]

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Comparing Independent Contractor Jobs with Employee Jobs: 1099 vs. W2

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Our Saturday Selection for today is a brief Q & A from nearly five years ago. Dr. Jim Dahle fields a question from a radiology fellow exploring future career options. The question comes up fairly often — some jobs are even offered as one or the other — the physician can choose to be a W-2 employee or a 1099 independent contractor. Questions like this now often end up on the WCI forum. For example, 1099 vs. W2 best option? W2 vs. 1099 W2 vs 1099 in terms of saving 1099 vs W2 audits and anti-kickback   Read on for […]

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The Sunday Best (10/8/2017)

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:   What do you get when you combine a nasally voice with a Minnesota accent? My voice! Have a listen as I chat with another anesthesiologist, Dr. David Draghinas on Doctors Unbound. Physician on FIRE talks Financial Independence and Blogging Skills.   How do you know how much you’ll be spending […]

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The Sunday Best (10/1/2017)

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:   Dr. Curious of My Curiosity Lab dropped $38,000 a year on a nanny, or about as much as we’ve spent on everything the first 9 months of 2017. Let him explain. Why I Hired a Nanny.   After a fun and slightly treacherous bike ride, Bill of Wealth Well Done […]

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The Sunday Best (9/24/2017)

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:   A couple weeks ago, I hit the bike trails and enjoyed a nice lunch with a convicted felon. Bill from Wealth Well Done shared his story of a decade in prison and more @ Budgets are Sexy in How I Survived Prison And Accidentally Found My Path to Wealth.   […]

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The Sunday Best (9/17/2017)

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 always have fun with interview posts, and my latest Q&A was no exception. The Gen Y Finance Guy asks 16 questions, and I answer ’em. Interview with Physician on FIRE.   The psychology of personal fascinates me. This post from Jim @ Wallet Hacks is all about the psyche. […]

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The Sunday Best (9/10/2017)

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:   Dr. Jim Dahle and I teamed up to address Dealing With the Guilt of Early Retirement, answering some provocative questions. The article and ~150 comments are worth a read @ The White Coat Investor.   Why would a doc want to retire early? Matthew Hahn, MD shares one reason via […]

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The Sunday Best (9/3/2017)

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:   A year ago, I had the pleasure of meeting up with Nii Darko, MD, a trauma surgeon and podcaster @ Docs Outside The Box. A couple months ago, we recorded a conversation, and you can listen in here: 028 – Financial Independence with Blogger Physician on FIRE.   The Happy Philosopher performs a […]

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The Sunday Best (8/27/2017)

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.   Presenting, this week’s Sunday Best:   I had little more fun than usual with this one. I answer 19 questions and share pictures of me with celebrities in Random Questions with Physician on FIRE over at My Sons Father.   I’ve had a couple frightful scenarios at work this week, but nothing like what the Rogue Dad, MD […]

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The Sunday Best (8/20/2017)

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.   Presenting, this week’s Sunday Best:   I feel like I’m approaching a similar junction with my half-hearted attempts at a more minimalistic existence. My Sons Father reports My Minimalism Journey Hits a Crossroad. I hear you, friend. As Bone Thugs-N-Harmony once said, I’ll see you at Tha Crossroads.   Another personal finance blogger struggles with a popular trend. […]

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