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The Sunday Best (8/14/2016)

sunday best trophy

The Sunday Bestsunday best trophy 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:


Sam the Financial Samurai ponders Giving in How Much Time and Money Should I Give to Charity? Do you give Enough?


Set For Life

Speaking of Enough, there were 3 recent posts on the topic. Mine @ Physician’s Money Digest entitled The Concept of Enough and Its Role in Early Retirement. Thias @ It Pays Dividends asks What is Your Enough? Finally, Claire Murdough guest posted for Cait Flanders, teaching us A Lesson on Enough-ness.


Dr. Wise Money, featured recently in this Christopher Guest Post, channels my first Christopher Guest Poster, Mr. 1500 in this post, 2400 Days to Financial Independence.


In an oldie but goodie @ The White Coat Investor, an anonymous guest post from a 2-physician couple in their early forties with $3.4 million banked describes Super Saving for an Early Retirement.


In a head fake not unlike my Announcing My Retirement post, another physician blogger @ Passive Income MD explains Why I’m Beginning My Retirement Today… In My Thirties.


Utilizing a whole bunch of cool and colorful diagrams, including a box called “endless winter” that inexplicably appears to be on the Wants list, Our Next Life explores The Evolution of Our Early Retirement Vision.


Finding your passion is something I’ve written about recently. Mr. 1500 @ 1500 Days has found his, and lo and behold, it comes with a side benefit: money. Learn more by reading The Curious and Profitable Side Effects of my Passion.



One of my readers read my story on Lakenenland all the way through, hoping I would explain what a Yooper is. I didn’t, so she asked. A Yooper is simply a person from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, or U.P. Say “U.P.” outloud and it sounds like “yoopee.” Hence, Yooper.

Interestingly, nobody but me calls people from the Lower Peninsula Lopers. They seem to prefer the term “Michiganders.” What’s good for the Michigoose is good for the Michigander, or something like that.



I’ve had a nice vacation and will be headed back to the real world. If we don’t get rained out, I’ll be sound asleep at a State Park in the U.P. in my Kelty backpacking tent as this post is published early Sunday morning.

Like Doc Travels, we recently visited the lovely Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes.


Sleeping Bear Dunes
easier going down than up


As promised, we also visited a handful of breweries, including Osgood, Railtown, Short’s & Cheboygan. Good beers were brewed by all.


Short's Sample Platter
Short’s ControversiALE, CocoZacca, So the Saying Gose, Raspberry Foray, & Kwikkriek



Have a great week!

-Physician on FIRE

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10 thoughts on “The Sunday Best (8/14/2016)”

  1. Subscribe to get more great content like this, an awesome spreadsheet, and more!
  2. Dear POF, when I moved from California to Michigan I was amused to learn that many people from the UP called folks from the lower part of the state Trolls, since they live below the bridge connecting the upper and lower peninsulas 🙂

    • That’s right! There is another term for “Lopers.” And the tourists in and around Mackinac are affectionately know as “Fudgies.”

  3. Great work POF. Reading your collection is often enough to get a ‘lay of the land’, capturing the best of PF blog world. Hope to qualify to your elite shortlist someday.


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