The Sunday Best is a collection of articles I’ve curated for your reading pleasure.
Presenting, this week’s Sunday Best:
The White Coat Investor reminds us that we can choose our own path in Choice and Consequences.
We learned about Ms. Montana’s mini-retirement last week, which seems to have been a mighty fine choice with equally good consequences. Anesthesiologist Tom @ High Income Parents asks, Is a Mini Retirement Right For You?
Don’t have the time or stamina to go round-the-world? I hear Hawaii is nice, and you can get there for a song. The Luxe Strategist has done her homework in Travel Rewards: How I Booked Four Flights to Hawaii for $45.
JL Collins? Tell me more about your Time Machine and the Future for Stocks.
Stocks are great, but what about real estate? We plan on purchasing some land next month (stay tuned for details), and we’re not the only ones with an eye on physical property. My Money Wizard is, too. How I’m Analyzing Investment Property.
The Mad Fientist interviews a physician in his Financial Independence Podcast. Our friend The Happy Philosopher shares the story of his wife leaving medicine, his own struggles with burnout, and how he created a workable balance. The Happy Philosopher – Semiretirement and Finding Happiness.
Brewery, Brother, Boat, Bikes, Beerfest
That’s a lot to squeeze into a summer weekend, but somehow, I’ve found a way to enjoy some great beers, great company, and boating on a great lake.
Long-time readers will remember that I made a Bad $10,000 Investment. On Purpose. That brewery opened on Friday with three beers and a couple more on deck. I was hooked up with some samples of “free” beer, but I’ll wait to collect on my promised annual barrel (15.5 gallons) when they’ve had some time to brew up more delicious liquid inventory.
I then headed north to spend some quality time with my…
Friday evening, I arrived at the home of my brother and sister-in-law. I was fed mystical beverages by my mixologist of a brother.
Saturday morning, we went out searching for lake trout on Lake Superior on his favorite eBay purchase, a 24-foot fishing..
After a few hours fishing on the lake and a brief swim in it, we passed under the lift bridge and back to the boat slip.
My brother has become a collector and builder of
I should mention that I unpacked my brand new Fortified 8-Speed Commuter Bike on Friday, but I left it home to rest up for my Monday morning commute because my brother has a couple dozen bikes to choose from.
I had planned on biking to our next destination, but as other friends joined us, we simply walked to the…
All Pints North is an outstanding annual gathering of 120+ breweries and their patrons in a picturesque outdoor setting by the lake. The variety, quality, and quantity of beer never disappoints, and I always seem to run into people I know and often haven’t seen in years (or at least since a previous year’s festival).
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So that’s what I’ve been up to. How was your weekend?
Have a great week!
-Physician on FIRE