The Sunday Best (4/29/2018)
The Sunday Best is a collection of articles I’ve curated for your reading pleasure.
Presenting, this week’s Sunday Best:
A couple of my physician author friends had great weeks. Rogue Dad MD had this tweet about his son’s tooth fairy experiment go viral with hundreds of thousands of likes and retweets. Vagabond MD wrote a common sense post for the Rogue One on academic medicine versus private practice. My Ivory Tower — I Loved You But Had to Stay Away.
I love reading about FIRE in the mainstream media despite the hate it tends to generate. Steve from Think Save Retire lends his writing skills in exchange for money with Marketwatch (wait… he’s not retired!!! 😉 ) to pen Why Some People Hate Early Retirees — and Why They’re Wrong.
I take great solace in the fact that I was essentially financially independent when I discovered the concept. It could have been a long slog if I had known about it ten years earlier. From CampFIRE Finance and Mrs. Smelling Freedom, Is the Road to FIRE a Prison Sentence?
Tanja (rhymes with ganja, I think 😉 ) & Mark of Our Next Life weren’t so fortunate. They had FIRE on the mind for a number of years, and they’ve got great advice for those who are currently struggling. Getting Through the Middle Saving Years Slog.
You can shrink your budget with lots of nearly-free travel using travel rewards miles and points. This post from the wanderlust couple behind Waffles on Wednesday has nothing to do with that but does have a lot of great travel tips. Wandering with the WoWs: Our Favorite Travel Hacks.
Who wants to be a millionaire? ESI Money has five more interviews with real, live millionaires for you to peruse:
- Millionaire Interview #46
- Millionaire Interview #47 <– internist
- Millionaire Interview #48 <– anesthesiologist
- Millionaire Interview #49
- Millionaire Interview #50
Greetings from Roatán, Honduras
I’m writing this in advance, so if I’m not actually on the island, something went very, very wrong.
But let’s assume the last few days went according to plan. Hello from Roatán!
We signed up for a one-week medical mission on the mainland, but I figured if we were coming all this way, we’d best take advantage of where we are in the world and do a little exploring first.
Looking at where we could fly from Tegucigalpa, many flights were surprisingly expensive, and a lot of them required a layover. With an overnight layover in Miami on the way down, we really weren’t interested in another connection. For a little over $100 per person each way, we were able to fly directly to Roatán, and we’ve heard good reports from family and friends, so that’s where we’re calling home for the next six days.
We also considered Antigua in Guatemala, Granada in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, or Panama City. Perhaps we’ll get to most or all of these places eventually. Given the recent turmoil in Nicaragua, I don’t regret the choice we made.
If you don’t hear from me as much as usual, it’s either due to a lack of good wi-fi or an abundance of beach and sunshine.
For those of you who have been to Roatán, particularly with kids, care to share any tips? We’re staying in West End. Cheers!
Have a marvelous week!
-Physician on FIRE
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