The Sunday Best (6/18/2017)
The Sunday Best is a collection of articles I’ve curated for your reading pleasure.
Presenting, this week’s Sunday Best:
Coach Carson and his young family have their real estate empire on autopilot while spending a “gap year” in Ecuador. In a guest post @ Retire Before Dad, How Moving Abroad For A Year Made Us Better At Parenting & Money.
Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there! The Frugal Vagabond will be joining our ranks soon (congrats!). In a recent post, he ruminates on how fatherhood will drive his desire for FIRE in New Life and the Urgent Quest for Freedom.
An HSA is a great investment tool, particularly for a high-income professional like Live Free MD. He breaks down the reasons why and shares features of numerous HSA providers in The Health Savings Account: Even Better than a Roth IRA.
You may recall Dr. Jones’ guest post on the finances behind her early retirement at 37. She has since shared an update on her life as an early retiree on her own site, OB Doctor Mom. You Retired from Medicine. Now What?
I think it’s good to put some distance between FI and RE. They are two very different concepts, after all. Steve @ Think Save Retire talks about FI independent of RE for the job-loving crowd in Financial Independence for the Non-Early Retiree.
My anesthesiologist friend Passive Income MD has invested in 13 crowdfunded real estate deals. Have they paid off as promised? He reports his results in My Personal Real Estate Crowdfunding Results (So Far).
The Sightsee MD has been reporting on his family’s numerous travels. Do you find it difficult to find time to travel? The good doctor shares his tips in The Physician Travel Dilemma: Finding Time to Travel.
Happy Father’s Day!
I’ve been on vacation at our modest but comfortable little second home for the last five or six days. If you read 1500days, it’s the same place he and his family occupied for a similar length of time the week before as documented in this post.
Vacationing here is an exercise in slow living. The day starts a couple hours after the sun rises. Most days start out with a run on the recreational trail adjacent to the property. Depending on the day, I may be joined by one or both boys and the dog.
We put the boat in Friday. That was the only “job” I had that day. We took it out for mid-day cruise just to make sure it worked. The boys took turns steering.
We’re investors in the local brewery (I really need to write about that — I wrote about our other brewery investment, but not this one). About every other day, we stop in for a complimentary mug or two of tasty ale and a pile of popcorn.
Other than that, we visit family and friends, play in the water, and watch absolutely no TV. We don’t even have one here. We do have laptop screens — you wouldn’t be reading this if we didn’t. But screen time is appropriately limited at the lake.
After a Father’s Day breakfast with my wife and kids, I’ll be heading west for 7-8 hours to join my own Father (and mother and brother (Happy Birthday, Bro!) for an early Father’s Day / Birthday dinner. Life is good!
How are you celebrating Father’s Day?
Have a great week!
-Physician on FIRE