The Sunday Best (11/26/2017)
The Sunday Best is a collection of articles I’ve curated for your reading pleasure.
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.
Wanna get away? The Saverdinks did, and to one of my favorite places which has become quite affordable to get to thanks to competition between Icelandair and WOW air.
That was a quick trip to an expensive place. Jim from Route to Retire is planning on spending a whole lot more time with his family in a far more frugal place to live. The Cost of Living in Panama… Geoarbitrage at Work!
Do you want to become wealthy so you can retire early to Panama or vacation regularly in Iceland? Passive Income MD has a tip for you. Why Doctors Need to Understand the Cashflow Quadrant.
Wanna become wealthy? First, understand that you’re not entitled to wealth. From Nick Tru of Mapped Out Money, 4 Phrases That Show Why Being Entitled Makes You Poor.
Let’s talk family finances. Ryan Inman of Physician Wealth Services has spoken with numerous physician families and has compiled a number of their primary money concerns. 12 Spouses of Doctors Share Their Biggest Financial Challenges.
- Story Part I: If I Knew Then What I Know Now
- Story Part II: If I Knew Then What I Know Now
You’ve gotten my take on lifestyle inflation. Let’s hear from some other docs.
- Live Free MD: Beware the Toxic Effects of Lifestyle Inflation
- Wealthy Doc: Beware of Lifestyle Inflation
- Smart Money MD: Lifestyle Creep and the 4% Rule
From the “Did That Really Just Happen?” Department
We are two weeks into an amazing trip with one week to go. I hesitate to call it a vacation as we feel more like we are living here than vacationing. I guess we’ll compromise and call it traveling. Whatever it is, we are loving it.
On Thanksgiving evening, we had a potluck dinner with other students at the Spanish language school we’re attending as a family. We met a friendly couple younger than us who are here for a more extended stay. They told us they were trying out semi-retirement, which is pretty exciting, because we are, too! It’s places like this where you’re more likely to meet like-minded people.
When I told my new friend that I’m a part-time anesthesiologist, he seemed to already know. He said “Yeah, I think I follow your blog. Physician on FIRE, right?”
That made my night.
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The White Coat Investor tells me asking for Twitter followers is an effective way of growing a Twitter following. He used the tactic to top the 5,000 followers mark and I’ll do the same in an attempt to shoot past 6,000 followers to help spread the messages that I deliver here.
I share my own posts, the posts that my readers may find interesting, and random fun stuff like this recent gem from my efforts on the duoLingo language app that I’ve been using to supplement my Spanish studies.
I also share fun facts like this one.
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Tienes una semana increíble!
-Physician on FIRE