• I think you’ll find some way, shape or form to stay involved in medicine. I worry about the same thing with engineering – what will I do when I hit FI? And what do I truly want to be when I grow up?

    When you hit FI, you have the ability to try out new things and I am really looking forward to having the ability to do so.

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  • “compensation no longer needs to play a any significant role”

    Yes! This is what I’m looking forward to. Although I still have a very long way to go.


  • Yes, I’m gladJ.D Roth is back at GRS. It looks like he has already pumped out 7 articles in 1 week, more than I pump out in a month. Shame on me 😊.

    This week, I also enjoyed ESI, KiwiandKeweenaw, Financial Samurai and of course ALL your articles POF. Keep up the good work!

  • hatton1

    I am glad you are enjoying your new schedule. Sounds like a fun group blogger meeting. I am looking forward to the Park City Utah gathering.


    I am at the ASA meeting and am excited to have the chance to meet up!

  • I also read the articles by Passive Income MD, J.D. Roth, and Financial Samurai and thought they were great. I was particularly excited that Passive Income MD now has the option of not working in the medical field full time although he’s still passionate about his career and wants to work part-time. Having options is just amazing!

    I’m glad you had a great time at the meetups. There have been a couple of PF meetups in DC. I haven’t been able to go to any yet, but I’m excited we all want to get together and chat! 😀

    • I hope you can make it to one of those meetups. I’m sure you’ll have a good time.

      I’ll be getting together with PIMD and several other financially independent physicians in Dallas in a few days, and look forward to talking more about future plans.


  • POF- weird to say (considering we have not met) but this is on of first posts I have read since the fire. In some ways it brings back my routine of waking up and reading blogs…So thanks.

    That guys in Sethi’s interview seems strange…must be an anesthesiologist or something!

    Anyway, we are at a whole new level of stealth wealth these days. It will be interesting to see if we go back to the old ways or recreate our lives….I suspect it will be the latter.

  • Toby

    Here’s to hoping Dr. Erikson starts a blog someday!

  • Thanks for including me, I’m smiling from ear to ear! And your article has inspired us to get serious about our electric bike research!

    It’s great to hear that you are getting so much out of the conference! I’ve discovered I approach continuing ed in the same way now that we are working towards FIRE. I’m less narrow-minded and more open to creatively applying solutions across fields.

  • These are pretty good posts. I should read them more often. But give me a break if you think an electric bike isn’t cheating.


    The only question is whether you care if you cheat in a race where you’re the only entrant!

    My question is whether you wear a bike helmet or a motorcycle helmet.

    • That article showed he worked just as hard on his commute. The e-bike just cut down on the length of that exercise, but not the intensity. To be honest, I found that surprising. I’m not saying I don’t feel like a wuss when I use mine, but maybe less of a wuss with this data.

      Since the fastest speed I’ve reached is 33 mph, and you can easily exceed that on a road bike, I’m comfortable with a standard bike helment. Over the winter, I might want a snowmobile helmet!


  • Enjoy FinCon, Doc! Congrats too on the Gophers win over IU. Too bad about the Wolverines, huh?

    Another great post I came across this past week was on Montana Money Adventures. Real nice piece on the 5 Money Friends We All Need.


    • Thanks, Cubert. I wasn’t able to watch, but it appeared to be an ugly win. Now, it’s Hate Week. Neither team has lived up to expectations in the Big Ten season, but a W at Kinnick would be a huge step forward for this program. And… I’ve jinxed it.

      I’ll have to check out Ms. Montana’s post. It’s tough to catch them all when you track a couple hundred and are on the road!


  • Thanks for the shout out! And enjoy the Financial Bloggers conference.

    It was a blast in San Diego last year. And I’m sure it’ll be a blast again this year!

    I’m looking forward to the post conference write up!


    • I have heard / read nothing but good things about FinCon, and look forward to all aspects of the conference.

      People keep saying to rest up, but I am standing firm on my belief — which is based on experience — that nothing good happens after midnight.


  • Thanks for your thoughts about the ASA conference, what you’ve incorporated into your practice and how you approach it differently now. I have never gone, as it is just SO big and hard to get the time off in my largely academic group (preference given to presenters). But your comments make me want to go next time, being FI and doing my job for the pure pleasure of it.

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