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The Sunday Best (8/7/2016)

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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 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 this week’s Sunday Best:


Switching gears as they approach their FI goal, Mrs. SSC @ Slowly Sipping Coffee shares her perspectives as she takes a 66% pay cut to work a job she prefers in Thoughts on Leaving My Corporate Career.


Don’t be a Yes Man. Let radiologist The Happy Philosopher teach you The Power of No.


I hope Joe Udo @ Retireby40 is preaching to the choir here, but he couldn’t be more right. Smoking is a nasty, stinky, deadly, and addictive habit. Just Say No, because Smoking Will Kill Your Retirement.


In an oldie but goodie, Mr. Money Mustache discusses a subject I touched on in Thursday’s post. Get his take on housing in Rent vs. Buy: If You Have to Ask, You Should Probably Rent.


I’ve been something of a money hoarder for most of my working career. It was only recently that I realized what I could buy with it — freedom! Dr. Mo @ Urgent Care Career has hoarded enough money to declare financial independence a couple years before I did. He reflects On Hoarding Money, and what it means for his future.


In an excellent and surprising analysis, early retiree Mr. Firestation crunches some numbers to answer the following questions: What Does 10 Years Of Early Retirement Cost? Can You Really Do It? Spoiler alert: Yes, you can.


On Tuesday, I wrote about an amazing place in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. A fellow physician @ DocTravels chronicled his vacation in one of the more beautiful spots in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, visiting Glen Arbor, MI and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakefront Area.



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I hope you’re all having a spectacular weekend. I’ve got my first full week off this summer, and we’re off to a good start.

I am one proud papa as my 5-year old won his age bracket in his first race yesterday, a mile run, and my 7-year old was tops for 8 & under in the 6k, running with his mom as pacer / cheerleader.

I didn’t win Gold, but I got my first bit of exercise since my Tough Mudder injuries, and brought home Bronze while just making my goal of sub 8-minute miles in the 6k.

Later that day, I attended the annual investors’ meeting & dinner at a microbrewery that is 4% mine. Sales and production are boiling over, so to speak.

The rest of the week will be filled with visiting family & friends, boating, tent camping, brewery stops, and perhaps another visit to Lakenenland.


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Have a great week!

-Physician on FIRE

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5 thoughts on “The Sunday Best (8/7/2016)”

  1. Well done to your kids and you. I made it to the top of Squaw and back down on Saturday. But, my pace was a bit (no a lot) slower than I had hoped. I did make two wrong turns, though. One involved hiking about 25-yards up the mtn off trail when I missed the trail I needed. I was moving so slow, my Run tracker paused. The second wrong turn took me across a shale field which felt really sketchy a couple of times as I traversed it. I will be doing lots of hill work over the next 6 weeks or so. Hopefully, I can better my hill climbing legs.

    cd :O)

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  3. Congratulations to your children. There is no better reflection on our success of parents than the accomplishments of our children.


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