The Sunday Best is a collection of articles I’ve curated for your reading pleasure.
Presenting, this week’s Sunday Best:
I had a fun chat with Denis & Katie of Chain of Wealth not long ago in their 99th Chain of Wealth podcast episode. Listen in or just skim through the written highlights from Episode 99: Leif from Physician on FIRE.
Travel Rewards, of course. From Dr. McFrugal, Our Crazy Rich Experience On Singapore Airlines Suites.
Don’t get used to those luxuries, though, or they’ll lose their shine, warns the Debt Free Dr. in The Hedonic Treadmill – The #1 Reason Why Buying Stuff Won’t Make You Happier
Here’s a fun diversion. Side Hustle Scrubs shares the fictitious first impressions of many of your favorite physician finance bloggers to Ben & Jerry’s free cone day. First Impressions is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
Speaking of first impressions, J.D. Roth of Get Rich Slowly found an article on early retirement from 1957. There’s some fascinating, timeless stuff here: What Early Retirement Was Like in 1957 (According to LIFE Magazine).
B.C. Krygowski shares some free travel secrets that don’t involve credit card points and miles.
- Frugal Travel-The-World and Stay-for-free Option! (Part I)
- Frugal Travel-The-World and Stay-for-free Option! (Part II)
Dr. Karen Sibert of a Penned Point, who once shamed part-time physicians in the New York Times, has had a change of heart. Remember When Doctors Were Heroes? Anti-Intellectualism and Malaise in American Medicine.
Disney! Cuba! FinCon!
We arrived on Friday and walked straight from our hotel to Blizzard Beach for the afternoon. Yesterday, we hit up Hollywood Studios and today, it’ Magic Kingdom time. We’ll explore Epcot tomorrow, Typhoon Lagoon on Tuesday, Animal Kingdom on Wednesday, and we’ll have Thursday to revisit our favorite spots or check out anything we missed.
Just writing that wore me right out. But there’s no rest for the wicked.the Krygowskis, and then we set sail with them, along with a number of other blogging and non-blogging friends on our cruise to Cuba!
We get back just in time for FinCon in Orlando.
A Featured Financial Advisor
For those of you who would rather not DIY, I maintain a list of 10 recommended financial advisors. Among the good guys and gals who work frequently with physicians, only the lowest cost, fee-only fiduciary advisors were invited to be on this short list. Among them is Wrenne Financial Planning.
I first learned of them via Daniel Wrenne’s guest post on WCI: How Happy Couples Manage Finances. I’m happy to have them on board.
Wrenne Financial Planning
Wrenne Financial Planning helps 100’s of physicians, and their families, across the US find financial peace in their busy lives. Daniel Wrenne, a Certified Financial Planner®, founded Wrenne Financial Planning to escape industry conflicts of interest and better serve physician interests. We specialize in helping young doctors better manage their student loans, and grow wealth, to most efficiently reach their full potential. Schedule a free consultation or check out their blog on planning for physicians to find out more.
Financial Planning for Residents and Fellows:
Single earner: $500 up-front and $100/mo.
Dual earner: $750 up-front and $150/mo.
Student Loan Planning for Med Students, Residents and Fellows:
Single borrower – $500
Dual borrower – $750
Financial Planning and Investment Management Combined:
New-in-Practice Physicians: $1,000-$1,500/quarter
Established Physicians: $1,500-$2,500/quarter
The Chase Sapphire Preferred is an excellent first (or only) card with an all-time high welcome bonus! New in 8/2021 is a $50 annual hotel credit for bookings via the Chase UR tavel portal & 5x points for all travel via the portal. 3x points on dining, 2x on other travel. Flexible rewards good for cash, travel, or transfer to travel partners, 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. When using Chase Ultimate Rewards travel portal, get 10x points on hotels and car rental & 5x points on air travel. 3x points on other travel & dining. Elevated Peloton, Lyft and DoorDash benefits. $550 Annual Fee
Have an Magical week!
-Physician on FIRE