The Sunday Best (7/24/2016)

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 a number of 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:


It’s best to retire To something, not just from your career. Mr. Tako’s plans sound a lot like mine. Check out his early retirement lifestyle in Post Financial Independence Goals.

Fox & Company CPA


In a similar vein, Dr. Mo @ Urgent Care Career imagines a life after a windfall that more than guarantees financial independence. Would $100 million change his lifestyle? Join him in this Mental Exercise: How Would You Live Your Life Right Now if Money Was No Object?


Technology in medicine is marching along, but sometimes the cart gets in front of the course. Future Proof MD highlights one example in The Curious Case of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes.


In an oldie but goodie, The White Coat Investor kicks off a 5-part series on whole life insurance by Debunking the Myths of Whole Life Insurance.


With a few years of early retirement as a stay-at-home Dad under his belt, Joe Udo @ Retireby40 reflects quite positively on his first 4 Years After Early Retirement.


What in the FOMO is Finance Superhero talking about? He discusses loss aversion, facebook envy, and Styx in an instructional post on how to Overcome Fear of Missing Out in 7 Steps.


Returning to a frequent theme in today’s Best, Matt @ The Resumé Gap does his part to silence the FIRE critics while Envisioning Life Without Work.


A generous and temporarily increased welcome bonus of 80,000 points & Peloton membership credits on the Chase Sapphire Preferred & premium card perks with the Chase Sapphire Reserve!

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

80,000 Points with a $4,000 spend in 3 months
PoF Summary

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card 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

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