The Sunday Best (8/18/2019)
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.
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This other couple has a plan to be Done by Forty (or before turning 41, at least). On his 39th birthday, Mr. DbF runs the numbers. Two Years Out: Are We on Track for Financial Independence?
Joe Udo made it his mission to Retire by 40. He did, but he still likes to earn some money here and there. In a One Month Experiment with his son, he made a decent sum and must have gotten a real charge coming up with this headline: Millionaire Charges Lime Scooters for Beer Money.
I’ll bet he got the idea from the side hustling lawyer / Scooter King known as the Financial Panther. The Reverse Latte Factor – How You Can Side Hustle Your Way To Financial Independence.
You don’t often hear much criticism from within the FIRE community. I’m not afraid to be critical, and neither is Dr. McFrugal. I personally liked the FIRE documentary a lot, but I also know and like the people behind it and many of the people in it. Playing With FIRE Film: A Critical Review.
Have you been eager to share all you’ve learned about financial independence with your friends? I have been hesitant, and for good reason according to The Physician Philosopher. Flash FIRE Warning: The Dangers of Sharing Financial Independence.
What does traveling for a year look like? Let’s see those Nomad Numbers. 1st Year of Nomadic Travel Spending Report – Traveling the world for half of the cost of staying home.
We’ve got extensive travel plans, but we didn’t sell everything. Instead, We Bought a $90,000 House. And Yes, We’re Moving In.
Cameron Wood from NGA Healthcare shared some tips for doctors wanting to be paid fairly. Maximize your Practice’s Profits: Payer Rate Negotiation vs. Concierge Practice vs. Direct Care.
Financial issues can certainly contribute to burnout. The Physician Philosopher connects the dots between burnout and FIRE in Why are Doctors Burning Out? Three Ways Financial Independence Can Save Us.
We’re moving slowly these days.
Don’t get me wrong. I’ve got plenty of pep and I tend to be quite active when I’m not in front of a computer. What I mean is that we are slowly moving into our new place and our new lives.
There’s slow travel, thinking slow, and we’re now in the midst of a slow move. When you downsize from 3,600 square feet to 1,150, you must be intentional with every single thing that you decide to bring into the house.
I picked up a 14′ enclosed trailer earlier this summer, and we loaded it up in June, brought it to Michigan in July, and unloaded it when we closed on our home in early August. I brought a second load over after my last day of work on Monday, and I was antsy to get some more furniture, so I made another round trip later in the week.
I’ll load it up again when I head back to Minnesota for a slew of late August events and will be bringing the last full load over after FinCon in September. We’ll grab what’s left after visiting family in Minnesota late September.
Moving can be stressful, but I am grateful to have the time to do this slowly. We’re going through each box and each item, deciding the fate of our belongings. Either it goes in the house, is put away for long-term storage, or it needs to go.
We made many trips to the Salvation Army donating stuff as we packed, and we’ll probably part with just as much again as we unpack. Our last two moves were paid for by hospitals, so it was easy to just let the movers pack everything up and avoid making any decisions.
We’re about to find out whether or not minimalism is all it’s cracked up to be.
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Have an outstanding week!
-Physician on FIRE