The Sunday Best (10/23/2016)
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:
The Drs. Holleman made a choice to work part-time when their two kids were quite young. Read their thoughtful commentary and rationale @ KevinMD in Why we decided to “throw away our promising careers” and work part-time.
I thoroughly enjoy insight from those who have retired early, particularly if the early retirees frequently drive their motorhome around Europe. From Our Tour, enjoy Four Questions Answered: A Year in Early Retirement.
In an oldie but goodie, Sam the Financial Samurai discusses the topic of concealing your riches, a topic that proved quite popular in last week’s Best. For another take, check out The Rise of Stealth Wealth: Ways to Stay Invisible From Society if You Have Money.
Sticking with the Stealth Wealth theme, Montana Money Adventures talks about how everyone notices your spending on display, but saving goes unrecognized. Enjoy the multidirectional Their Up is My Down.
Video killed the radio star. Similarly, Internet killed the active fund manager star. Michael Kitces @ Nerd’s Eye View explains How The Internet Destroyed Actively Managed Mutual Funds.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Buy experiences, not more stuff! We’ve been trying the same approach as much as possible when it comes to gift giving. Give experiences, not more stuff!
This weekend, we took our boys and my parents to the big city! For his birthday, I took my Dad to a football game at our alma mater, complete with tickets to the pre-game festivities in the alumni center. After the victory, we met up with the rest of the family for dinner, after which my wife and mother enjoyed a traveling performance of Cabaret.
The boys? They’re along for the ride. I made sure our hotel has a pool and a hot tub, so they were happy. They also get a chance to Oooh and Aaaah at the ginormous Lego creations at the big mall. I will note that, other than dinner, we bought nothing at the big mall. We were in town for the experiences, and they were great!
I made a few changes to the site this week, including a new background image that I found pleasing, and the least obtrusive e-mail signup request I could find. Some of you will see an innocent little window slide into the lower right hand corner. I’ve also added some handy sharing buttons along the left hand side of your desktop, which include a Facebook Like button. Can I get a Thumps Up?
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Have a great week!
-Physician on FIRE
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