The Sunday Best is a collection of articles I’ve curated for your reading pleasure.
Presenting, this week’s Sunday Best:
Whenever I’m on a podcast, I like to feature it here. This one doesn’t include me, but it does include the author of several guest posts on kids, mattress money, and music, and frequent and thoughtful commenter on the White Coat Investor forum, VagabondMD. An Interview with Vagabond MD – Podcast #62.
Frugal Vagabond, creator of The Earth Awaits and the companion article, The Earth Awaits: Where in the World is Our Family Going to Go?, has taken his family overseas. Find out where in Our New Adventure Begins.
Spoiler alert! Dr. Mo of Urgent Care Career / Sustainable Medicine is living and occasionally working in the same foreign country. Living proof that an American physician can practice telemedicine from another continent: Doing Telemedicine While Traveling.
Michelle Schroeder-Gardner from Making Sense of Cents will be working over seas, as well. As in working directly over the sea, as they have ditched the RV and moved into a 42-foot catamaran. Welcome to Paradise — We’re Living on Sailboat.
The Luxe Strategist sounds like someone who might enjoy life on a luxury catamaran. She shares some tips for the younger generation to help them achieve their deluxe dreams with 13 solid lessons in Life and Money Advice I Wish I Knew When I Was 22.
Who wants to be a millionaire? Who wants to lose 50 pounds? Felicity of Fetching Financial Freedom has done both in her quest to retire early (and healthy). 5 Ways Losing 50 Pounds and Saving $1M Was Exactly the Same.
ESI Money has learned a few things from a bunch of fellow millionaires, some of whom are retired, and some that are not. Here’s five more of them.
- Millionaire Interview #66
- Millionaire Interview #67
- Millionaire Interview #68
- Millionaire Interview #69
- Millionaire Interview #70
How do millionaires invest their money? The Financial Samurai has answers. How High Net Worth Individuals Invest: Their Asset Allocation Breakdown.
Alexa, Give me a Thirty Second Money Tip
Did you pick up any of the heavily discounted Amazon Alexa devices on Prime Day last week? I did not, but I’ve already got a couple. Maybe we’ll pick up a video version when they get even cheaper, which I imagine they will by Black Friday or next year’s Prime Day in July.
If you do have such a device, you can easily add a 30 second money tip from Nick True to your flash briefing. Nick is the author behind Mapped Out Money and is an active member of the FinCon community.Thirty Second Money Tip with Nick True and you’ll get a quick daily tip when you say “Alexa, what’s my flash briefing?” or “Alexa, what’s in the news?” I’ve tried it, and it’s pretty cool.
If you like that, you might also want to add the Millionaire Money Minute with Scott Alan Turner, another FinCon veteran who shares his knowledge and experience in brief sound bytes.
The 9th Annual Plutus Awards
The Plutus Awards are like the Oscars or Emmys, but for bloggers and podcasters (and without the red carpet, money, and really famous people). I was lucky enough to attend last year’s version as a nominee for best FIRE blog, and I’d love to do the same again this year.
If you’d be so kind, the nomination form can be found here, and you do not have to fill it out in its entirety. I’d appreciate your nod in the FIRE category if you think I’m deserving.
I’ll also put in a good word for my WCI network partners The White Coat Investor (a nominee last year for Best Investing Blog (a fitting category, obviously) and Passive Income MD, whose blog could be considered in the Best Entrepreneurship / Side Hustle Blog or Best Real Estate Blog.
If you are looking for additional doctor blogs to consider, see WCI’s massive List of Physician Financial Blogs he recently published. Many other excellent blogs written by people from all walks of life can be found on my blogroll.
We’ll close out the weekend with a recommended insurance agent, another one of the good guys in the industry who focuses on term life and disability insurance and will not try to sell you garbage products you don’t need.
MD Financial Services
MD Financial Services Scott Nelson-Archer, and his team have 25+ years of experience helping thousands of physicians around the country protect their future with disability income insurance and low-cost life insurance. We offer “True Own Specialty” disability contracts that pay 100% when you are unable to perform the duties of your specialty. Designing the right policy for each Individual Physician with a Fixed or Laddered Term Life strategy can help can protect your family the right way and save you thousands in premiums over the years. Our 25+ years of experience working with Physicians around the country cannot be matched!
The Chase Sapphire Preferred is an excellent first (or only) card. Flexible rewards good for cash, travel, or transfer to travel partners. $50 grocery store credit, great travel protection & new Peloton, Lyft & DoorDash perks! $95 Annual Fee
The Chase Sapphire Reserve offers great travel perks including Priority Pass lounge access, a credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓ and a $300 annual travel credit. Elevated Peloton, Lyft and DoorDash benefits. $550 Annual Fee
Have a happy week!
-Physician on FIRE