The Sunday Best (8/20/2017)
The Sunday Best is a collection of articles I’ve curated for your reading pleasure.
Presenting, this week’s Sunday Best:
I feel like I’m approaching a similar junction with my half-hearted attempts at a more minimalistic existence. My Sons Father reports My Minimalism Journey Hits a Crossroad. I hear you, friend. As Bone Thugs-N-Harmony once said, I’ll see you at Tha Crossroads.
Another personal finance blogger struggles with a popular trend. ESI Money poses a question: Are Travel Reward Bonuses Worth It? The comments are full of great insight. My short answer, by the way, is Yes. We just booked $3,000 worth of tickets for $360 in fees.
Speaking of travel, some people hop on big cruise ships to sail the Caribbean. Others, like Michelle of Making Sense of Cents, charter a small sailboat to visit the islands more intimately. Our 10-Day Sailing Charter Around The British Virgin Islands.
Some dude named Ben retired early, and a couple of my friends chose to highlight him this last week.
- The Wealthy Doc reports: Early FIRE Blogger Retired at age 42.
- My Money Wizard promises: These Three Famous Early Retirees Will Surprise You.
Another dude named Mr. 1500 retired early. He chose to highlight himself this last week. In a guest post @ Budgets are Sexy with a Kubrickesque title, he describes How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Money and Quit My Job.
We’re a one-income household, so combined finances only makes sense. But that’s not necessarily the case in other households. In a guest post from The Luxe Strategist’s husband, he says, We Had Our Wedding: Does Our Money Have to Get Married, Too?
Drew Housman of The Simple Dollar offers a counterpoint: Married Millennials Merging Money: How and Why We’re Doing It.
Back to School?
I’ve been enjoying summer with some time off in recent days, and my boys still have a couple weeks of summer left, but my social media feeds have already started to feature back to school photos!
While I never want summer to be over in the blink of an eye, I had a feeling that’s how it would go. It’s not all bad, though. When the summer started, I had four months of full time work remaining. Now, I’m down to six weeks.
While it is a bit of an adjustment, I know my boys miss their school friends, and the routine of school and the schedule has generally been good for them. I will also admit that the seven hours of school does give me some coveted free time on my days off. I can’t wait to have more days off — we just booked our first extended trip, a three-weeker in November. More on that at a later date.
Have a great week!
-Physician on FIRE