The Sunday Best (7/16/2017)

The Sunday Best is a collection of articles I’ve curated for your reading pleasure.

Expect most of the writing to be from recent weeks and consistent with the themes presented on this website: investing & taxes, financial independence, early retirement, and physician issues.


Presenting, this week’s Sunday Best:


Q & A posts are some of my favorites to write. Our anesthesiologist friend Tom @ High Income Parents launched a new series, featuring me as the first guest. Learn a little more about me in the HIP Exam with Physician on FIRE.


While the term “side hustle” sounds a tad sketchy, I suppose that’s what this website woud be considered for me. Another anesthesiologist you know as Passive Income MD has compiled a comprehensive list of ways physicians can generate side income. The List of Physician Side Hustles.


Steve @ Think Save Retire gained his freedom half a year ago. How’s life? Answers After Six Months of Early Retirement.


Financial Independence can afford you an early retirement, but Joe @ Retireby40 adds some important perspective. Don’t Forget to Enjoy the Journey to Financial Independence.


The Corporate Monkey CPA thinks you’re living in oblivion. Amidst a gap year with his family, he has learned lessons while living in Bolivia. Think You’re Frugal? You’re Not.


Has this crazy Canuck lost his marbles? From Our Financial Path: BMW is Your Secret to Early Retirement.


From a new physician blogger on the scene, a radiation oncologist @ A Good Life MD says Money Doesn’t Buy You Happiness, But Money Might Make You Think You Are Happy.


The Crispy Doc (an EM physician and not a burn surgeon as I had assumed) got a little grief from a friend when he shared his desire to impart FI knowledge on his children. Read why in Financial Independence for Kids: A Shallow Pursuit?


The White Coat Investor announced the highly anticipated Physician Wellness and Financial Literacy Conference, taking place March 1st to 3rd, 2018 in Park City, Utah. Care to join me?


A few weeks ago, I shared our retirement drawdown strategy. Fritz @ Retirement Manifesto followed suit and encouraged others to do the same, resulting in a series of posts that describe how a range of bloggers plan to access their money post-job.

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The “WCI Conference”


I know the good Dr. Dahle has been working hard to put this thing together, and I look forward to sharing my story with a great number of you in person!

The lineup is impressive, and I’m excited to a part of it. Presenters include:

The schedule is intentionally recreation-friendly, with lectures scheduled from 7 am to 10 am, a five-hour skiing / snowboarding / sightseeing break, with additional talks from 3 pm to 7 pm.

The conference kicks off with a Thursday evening reception, followed by two days of what I expect will be excellent talks. I was given the closing time slot, or as I like to think of it, the headlining spot. 😉 Happy hour to follow — I just might need it!

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More than half of the available spots have already been taken, so if you are interested, there’s no time like the present to commit. You can register at this link to get the “early bird” price of $650 for 12 hours of talks and 8 CME credits.

Oh, Canada


If I’m slow to respond to comments and e-mails today, it’s because we’re camping in Canada this weekend. Our 700 square foot cabin was feeling overly spacious, so we’re going to squeeze our family of four into a ~150 square foot tent.

Cheers to campfires, fireflies, late nights, somebody snoring, early mornings and so much more.



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Have a great week!

-Physician on FIRE



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