The Sunday Best (7/10/2016)

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:

The Frugal Vagabond discusses a number of places one could retire overseas on $1,200 a month, detailing a budget in five cities on three continents in Retire Abroad: July 2016 ($1,200), the latest in an excellent Retire Abroad series.

M.D. Financial Services


Two of my favorite physician bloggers join forces like Ace & Gary as The Happy Philosopher guest posts @ The White Coat Investor. Your Most Valuable Financial Asset is…? Hint: It’s not your house or your 401(k).


In an oldie but goodie, Katie Noorbakhsh, MD explains how working part time makes her a better doctor, wife, and mother @ KevinMD in I’m a Part Time Physician and I’m Not Sorry.


A number of bloggers celebrated the 4th of July with an Indpendence message of their own. My favorite take came from Our Next Life who wrote Independence Day and Our Financial Independence Message.


Technology is pretty cool. Virtual Reality is Super Cool. Scott Kim @ The Doctor Weighs In explains Why Virtual Reality is the Future of Healthcare.


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

60,000 Points good for $750 in travel or more with a $4,000 spend in 3 months
PoF Summary

The Chase Sapphire Preferred is an excellent first (or only) rewards card. $50 annual hotel credit for bookings via the Chase UR tavel portal & 5x points for all travel via the portal. 3x points on dining, 2x on other travel. Flexible rewards good for cash, travel, or transfer to travel partners, great travel protection & new Peloton, Lyft & DoorDash perks! $95 Annual Fee

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 (7/10/2016)”

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  2. Hey, thanks for including us, PoF! It’s always fun to think about our FIRE journey in context. We’re still early in our journey to our goal retirement income, but it’s reassuring to know that even now, we have some wonderful options around the world. Have a great Sunday!


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