The Sunday Best (3/18/2018)
The Sunday Best is a collection of articles I’ve curated for your reading pleasure.
Presenting, this week’s Sunday Best:
You’ve heard about a potential bear market and poor sequence of returns threatening your retirement. But what about inflation risk? Let’s ask the Actuary of FIRE. And just like that, he responds with Inflation Risk for Early Retirees — Part 1.
Who is this mysterious Big ERN? The big man (as in 6’6″ big) steps out of the shadows of the tall trees to introduce himself. It turns out we were Golden Gophers at the same time, earning a couple degrees apiece in the late ’90s & early ’00s. Meet the ERN Family!
He felt comfortable revealing himself now that he’s given notice to retire this summer. The Happy Philosopher heard from a physician who might like to retire, too, but is struggling with the decision. Case Study: Should I Keep Working Even Though I’m Financially Independent?
If you’ve sat out this nine-year bull market, you may have missed out on a great opportunity to reach financial independence. What to do now? The Wall Street Physician tells you What to do If You Missed Out on the Bull Market.
To remain invested and continue investing in a terrible bear market requires some confidence that the market will bounce back. Mr. Money Mustache has some ideas about confidence. Money and Confidence are Interchangeable.
Money can afford you a nice vacation, though, so you can temporarily escape from your problems. Kobe Chanel shares 10 Tips for Luxury Travel on a Budget.
Jeremy & Winnie of Go Curry Cracker know a thing or two about travel, having lived a digital nomad life for several years now. As their child has grown, so has their budget, approaching a six-figure annual spend. Reflections of 2017, Living More Bigly.
It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year
Forget what Andy Williams says about December.
Spring break. Match Day. March Madness. St. Patrick’s Day (yes, I drank green IPA). The sun is shining, the snow is melting, and the maple sap is flowing. If I’m not careful, a bluebird might just land on my shoulder. What’s not to love?
I’m celebrating one more thing this weekend — the introduction of the Physicians on FIRE Facebook Group. It’s a place for medical doctors (sorry, limiting this one to MDs & DOs) to discuss the strategies, struggles, and victories on the path to financial independence.
If you’re a physician reader with a Facebook account, join about a thousand other docs that have a common interest in financial independence and introduce yourself to the group!
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Have a marvelous week!
-Physician on FIRE