The Sunday Best (12/10/2017)
The Sunday Best is a collection of articles I’ve curated for your reading pleasure.
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 is Home? Travel Reflections From an Expat Entrepreneur.
Home is in Portugal for Ben Davis, the millennial Ph.D. with plans to retire by 33. From Cents to Retirement, Early Retirement in Portugal: Geographic Arbitrage on Steroids.
Your health care coverage options will vary depending on where you call home. Is this the year The White Coat Investor chooses a Health Sharing Ministry? All options are on the table in Our Annual Health Insurance Dilemma.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been searching my home for any Bitcoin that might be lying around. I checked all the couch cushions, but all I came up with is 37 cents in Normalcoin, 7.5 Cheerios, and enough Legos to build a model Bitcoin mining setup.
I still don’t own any, don’t have any plans to dabble in it, but everybody’s talking and tweeting about it, so here are a few posts from bloggers whom I respect:
- A Wealth of Common Sense | How Does Something Like Bitcoin Happen?
- JL Collins (guest post) | How to Invest in Bitcoin Like Benjamin Graham
- Millennial Boss (guest post from September) | Why I Invest Almost 20% of My Net Worth in Cryptocurrency [now probably half of net worth 😉 ]
Some of those seventeen have FIREd, that is, they’ve retired early. Mr. 1500, the financially independent dude who left his job earlier this year sees a problem with FIRE. Forgive the redundancy and read The Problem With FIRE.
A Good Life MD sees not a problem, but a paradox. The Lifestyle Deflation Paradox – Decrease Your Lifestyle to Increase It.
We Have A Winner!
Congrats to Dr. P for his luck in last week’s contest. He won himself a free audiobook version of The Simple Path to Wealth by JL Collins by being the 4th person to comment on The Sunday Best and for being a subscriber (I checked). Google’s random number generator gave me number 4. Congratulations, Dr. P!
I promise you that was the first time I clicked “GENERATE” and this thing was not rigged, but I actually had the pleasure of meeting Dr. P in Maui last year as we both attended an anesthesia seminar. We had a lot in common, and I’m happy to send him down the “simple path to wealth,” although I think he’s well on his way already. Thank you, JL (Jim) Collins for the giveaway offer. Dr. P and I both appreciate it.
Hawaii is a great place, and I can’t wait to go back. Don’t tell my boys, but that’s where we’re headed for our next 3+ week adventure away from work. We’ll be eating poke and watching whales for nearly all of February. Some people dismiss the idea that it’s smart to save half your take-home pay, but to be able to do something like this in the twelfth year of my career makes me awfully happy.
Stay tuned this week for a detailed report on our first lengthy family trip since going part-time and a guest post from a regular reader who leaves insightful comments that are nearly as long as the posts themselves!
Have an outstanding week!
-Physician on FIRE