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The Sunday Best (7/31/2016)

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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 some 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 57th participant in the Debt Discipline interview series was me, the Physician on FIRE. Read about my motivation and future plans, complete with a Pulp Fiction reference in Interview Series: Physician on FIRE.


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Newcomer and fellow anesthesiologist, PassiveIncomeMD lands a celebrity guest, interviewing dermatologist Dr. Will Kirby, Big Brother winner and frequent TV personality in How I Made Half a Million Dollars During Residency and Almost Killed My Career.


Just say no to drugs. The bad ones, anyway. And Just Say NO to Whole Life, says FutureProofMD in this article @ Physician’s Money Digest.


In an oldie but goodie, unlike the shenanigans I pulled earlier this week when “announcing my retirement“, The Mad FIentist actually resigned from his day job, leaving just two days ago. Read how it happened in The Time Has Finally Come.


Explaining his approach to what I consider an underappreciated key to a successful retirement, fitness, author Darrow Kirkpatrick @ Can I Retire Yet discusses Staying Fit in Retirement.


The good Dr. Dahle @ The White Coat Investor bested my Guide to Retiring at 45 with an even quicker plan, How to Punch Out of Medicine in 10 Years. 100+ comments and counting…


Sticking with the Quitting theme, there was That Time I Unexpectedly Told My Boss that I’m Quitting by Steve @ ThinkSaveRetire. And Matt from Distilled Dollar shared a similar anecdote in a guest post @ The Green Swan entitled Our Experience Revealing Early Retirement Plans to Family, Accidentally.



Have a great week!

-Physician on FIRE

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13 thoughts on “The Sunday Best (7/31/2016)”

  1. Subscribe to get more great content like this, an awesome spreadsheet, and more!
  2. Great interview PoF, a great list of articles that you mentioned, some I’ve missed while doing my usual weekly browsing. Time to check them out.

    • Anytime, FPMD. Retire Early is half of the FIRE acronym, so expect to see much more of that. Hopefully, it’s not at the forefront of your mind as a resident. Fortunately, I was blissfully unaware of the concept until fairly recently.


  3. Glad to have you as part of the interview series! A great read. Thanks for taking the time to add to the series.

  4. To piggyback on “How I Made Half a Million Dollars During Residency and Almost Killed My Career,” fame also impacts your coworkers and your institution. A resident where I trained was on The Bachelor, and patient volume, specifically young women requesting to see him, increased in the ED during his shifts. I don’t think they cared as much about his credibility as a doctor as that he was truly gorgeous. The last thing that a hospital needs is groupies.

    • I have a feeling I know who you’re talking about. (Yes, my wife FORCES me to watch that show.) The hospital may not have benefitted, however I think he was able to capitalize on the exposure from the show and create a nice brand and career for himself very similar to Dr. Kirby.

    • How pathetic do you have to be to make yourself a patient in the E.D. to try to meet a reality TV personality?

      As far as I know, nobody’s signing up for surgery just to meet the Physician on FIRE. 🙂



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