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The Sunday Best (10/30/2016)

The Sunday Best

The Sunday Best
The Sunday Best is a collection of a handful of posts I share with you each week. With so many informative and inspirational writers out there, I have no trouble coming up with a number of worthwhile reads each week.

Every featured post should be of interest to any physician seeking financial independence. Some will be written by your physician colleagues; others will be written by our friends and patients who share common goals and interests.

Presenting, this week’s Sunday Best:


A couple of my favorite physician bloggers teamed up as Future Proof MD guest posted @ The White Coat Investor in a personal piece, timely titled Financial Fears. I’m not the only one with Halloween on the brain.

Set For Life


Don’t you love it when your favorite bloggers team up? Here’s another example. This time it was me answering Future Proof MD‘s questions in Future Proof Docs – Physician on FIRE.


Okay, I’ve got one more for you. Passive Income, MD is hosting some heavy hitters lately. The latest in the True Doctor Series features Zubin Damania, MD, a.k.a. ZDoggMD, a physician best known (to me, anyway) for his humerus music videos. How YouTube is Helping Me Change Healthcare as We Know It.


Physicians don’t necessarily need to be reminded that life is short. I really liked the way Tawcan presented the issue here, though, in Appreciation – Live Life Without Regrets.


In an oldie but goodie, Joshua Kennon was talking about Stealth Wealth back in 2012. Read some interesting stats along with his take on the subject in Stealth Wealth (Why America’s Rich Hide Their Money and Why You Should Practice Stealth Wealth Yourself).


Do you know any young docs leaving medicine? The Senior Resident does. Read about a couple of his radiologist friends who have told him “I’m Leaving Medicine.”


Yet another radiologist friend, the Happy Philosopher, shared his philosophy on money, time, and happiness in How Understanding the Marginal Utility of Money Will Make you Happier.


Along those lines, Steve @ Think Save Retire seems to be making a counterpoint in I Could Make Lots More Money if I Worked Much Longer. But is that how he really feels?


The #FinCon16 recaps continue to trickle in to my Feedly feed. Check out the ever-popular Go Curry Cracker‘s experience attending as a family in Our First FinCon. Next year will by #MyFirstFinCon. I Can’t Hardly Wait!*


Appreciation. That’s what our Canadian friend Tawcan wrote about. You’ll learn more about him in a Christopher Guest post this coming Thursday.

This Sunday Best series is the perfect way for me to show my appreciation for what other bloggers are doing. I appreciate the different approaches to similar topics. I can appreciate different writing styles, and the perspectives of people from different walks of life.

I believe I may have mentioned it before, but if not, I was inspired to start my own roundup of featured posts after a Happy Friday in which both Tawcan and Think Save Retire featured me in their respective Weekend Reading and Friday Feast series back on April 8th. My blog was just starting to gain traction, and the exposure was great!

One way I can show appreciation is to give back. Not only by featuring their work on occasion, but also by paying it forward and featuring the work of others. Now, I’m not saying that I feature certain writers simply because they’ve featured me. Those posts above from Tawcan and Steve are a couple of great articles. I wouldn’t post them if they weren’t. But a little quid pro quo is not exactly unheard of in the blogging world.


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I also appreciate my Sponsors. Without them, the site wouldn’t cover its expenses, its charitable mission would go unfulfilled, and I probably wouldn’t hustle like I do spread my message and produce articles at the rate that I do. What else do I appreciate? Free stuff!https___cdn-evbuc-com_images_25204875_146717988714_1_original

One of my sponsors, CAPFUNDR, is hosting a free wine tasting in New York City this coming Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in near Park & 23rd St. For more details and registration, please see the Eventbrite page for the event. I’m more of a beer guy, but if I happened to be in NYC, I’d certainly try to stop by.


I ‘ll be almost as far away from NYC as a person can be without leaving the United States. In fact, I’m spending the week just a couple islands over from Resident Sensei’s beloved home. Like the San Francisco trip this spring, my expenses will be covered by the CME fund, and my wife’s ticket was purchased with points. We won’t be roughing it on this trip; the CME money is a use-it-or-lose-it proposition. I’d hate to be left with a surplus.


*I happen to be a fan of both the high-school romp movie, and the Replacements song.

I’m not sure at what age I’m supposed to stop enjoying the teenage party movie, but I haven’t reached it yet. I grew up with John Hughes movies and other movies inspired by John Hughes movies, and they never get old. Superbad was Supergood.

If, like me, you enjoy a good 80s movie, check out this video from Atomic Tom featuring the cast of the high school romp Take Me Home Tonight. See how many of the 38 recreated movies you can name, and check your answers here. How many did you recognize? Let me know in the comments below!



Have a great week. Mahalo!

-Physician on FIRE

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13 thoughts on “The Sunday Best (10/30/2016)”

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  2. My heart goes out to The Senior Resident’s colleagues. I thought radiologists had a pretty sweet gig, but I guess EMRs and systemic changes are getting to everyone.

    • The very early career burnout is particularly troublesome. I may retire early, but I’ll have put in more years as an attending than the 12 years it took to complete undergrad, med school, and residency.



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