The Sunday Best (6/12/2016)

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 5 worthwhile reads each week.

 

Most posts will be from recent weeks, written by physicians, and related to personal finance, but expect to find a post or two that are lacking some or all of these elements.

 

Presenting, in no particular order, this week’s Sunday Best:

 

A radiologist plays with FIRE. The Happy Philosopher reflects on his experience with Mr. Money Mustache, The Mad FIentist, and many others at Camp Mustache without any of this gratuitous name-dropping in A Walk in The Woods.

 

Say thank you and smile. Change your attitude with gratitude. That’s the message from Nicole Van Groningen, MD, who explains How Gratitude Can Change Your Life for the Better @ The Doctor Weighs In.

 

In an oldie but goodie, Jeremy @ GoCurryCracker makes a case for early reitrees allocating approximately 0% to bonds in this popular post, The Path to 100% Equities.

 

Dr. Jim Dahle, The White Coat Investor pulls no facepunches, proclaiming “Car Loans Are For Idiots” in How To Buy a Car. I wonder what he might think of Mr. Firestation’s BMW Roadster.

 

Harry Sit, better known as The Finance Buff, contemplates what it means to have Enough and how it relates to the opportunity cost of early retirement in Opportunity Cost and The Concept of Enough, a follow up to a controversial post, Early Retirement and Opportunity Cost

 

A generous welcome bonus of 60,000 points & Peloton membership credits onthe Chase Sapphire Preferred & premium card perks with the Chase Sapphire Reserve!


Chase Sapphire Preferred

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PoF Summary

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Chase Sapphire Reserve

60,000 Points with a $4,000 spend in 3 months
PoF Summary

The Chase Sapphire Reserve offers great travel perks including Priority Pass lounge access, a credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓ and a $300 annual travel credit. When using Chase Ultimate Rewards travel portal, get 10x points on hotels and car rental & 5x points on flights. 3x points on other travel & dining. Elevated Peloton, Lyft and DoorDash benefits. $550 Annual Fee



 

Have a great week!

-Physician on FIRE

4 thoughts on “The Sunday Best (6/12/2016)”

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  2. I like that you post these on Sunday. Monday is a busy day in the blogosphere and that way they are already on the top of my in box in the AM. Yes – car loans are for idiots! Haven’t had one since 1996!

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    • Yes, it works well for me, too. Many of my favorite blogs, including yours, WhiteCoatInvestor, BudgetsAreSexy, Retireby40, ThinkSaveRetire, and Financial Samurai are on a MWF schedule.

      It’s no accident that I post on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday.

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