The Sunday Best is a collection of articles I’ve curated from the furthest reaches of the internet for your reading pleasure.
Every week, I scan hundreds of headlines, read dozens of posts, and bring you the best of the best to save you time and mental energy.
Financial Independence (FI) is a primary focus, but it’s an awfully broad topic. I tend to approach FI and early retirement from a fatFIRE perspective and through the lens of a physician, so expect to see those biases in the selected articles.
For more great articles, take a peek at The Sunday Best Archives. Now let’s get to the best… The Sunday Best!
The Prudent Plastic Surgeon isn’t jealous of high earners. Not even the ones you see on TV. Comparing the Financial Lives of Doctors & Professional Athletes.
The financial life of a FIRE blogger can be equally interesting. Jeremy & Winnie of Go Curry Cracker sold nearly a million dollars in assets last year. So how did they pay only $38,000 in federal income tax? I’ll let him explain. Go Curry Cracker 2021 Taxes.
I can holler “stay the course” ’til the cows come home, but my pleas may fall on deaf ears. Let’s try listening to Jim Wang at Wallet Hacks. How to Convince Yourself to Keep Investing during a “Falling” Market.
“The Market” isn’t the only market, as the Debt Free Dr. reminds us. You’ve got options. Active vs Passive Real Estate Investing – 5 Factors To Consider.
A couple can hedge against all sorts of challenges with two incomes rather than one. FIRE Crossroads 029: Two CRNAs Seeking Work-Life Balance.
- p..s I want to feature you. Yes, you! Interviewees are sorely needed. Share your story and get crowdsourced feedback on any personal finance questions or conundrums you may have.
We don’t keep our boys home, exactly, opting instead for a life of frequent travel. I think they learn more when we do these kinds of things. Family FIRE Travels: Malta in the Mediterranean. It’s an amazing place, and I’ve got the pictures to prove it!
- Let’s Go Exploring! Please Don’t Go to the Azores.
- Let’s Go Exploring! Please Don’t Go to the Azores Part 2.
So I’m buying a space heater that mines Bitcoin. Or is it a Bitcoin mining rig that creates heat? Either way, this 1,300 watt box is going to do its thing in the garage of our new home during the cooler months, which is almost all of them in northern Michigan. Savoteur runs the numbers behind mining. Mining Cryptocurrency – Is It Profitable in 2022?
Please join me in bidding a heartfelt and respectful farewell to XRAYVSN, a radiologist who has been an integral part of the physician personal finance community for the last four years. RIP XRAYVSN: Blogoversary & Exit Stage Left.
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Other online entrepreneurs have advised me to value my time at a serious premium. “Act like your time is worth $2,000 an hour.” I’m not making that up.
Using that metric, putting this post together costs me darn near $20,000. Just watching a movie costs like $4,000. Happy hour? $4,000 to $6,000 or more because it’s never just an hour.
I want to be able to waste time without feeling a hint of guilt. And I do, day after day, because I refuse to live as though every hour that passes is a missed opportunity. I have all that I need for my family and me, and that’s kind of the point of FIRE. Set aside what you feel is enough and do as you please.
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We wasted time in a most satisfactory way this week, spending four days in Galveston, Texas waiting for a cruise ship to carry us away to the south, which it did the other day.
In the meantime, we took our boys to the beach for three consecutive days and scoured the interwebs for the best happy hour bites and deals. Props to Galveston.com for putting together the “passport” that introduced us to a half-dozen places that we may not have found without the aid of the discounted, pre-paid beverages.
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