The 100th Post: Traffic, Guest Posts, and Much More

100th post

I have posted three posts every week for 100 straight posts.  This has occurred since the blog started at the very end of November 2017.  Today’s post will break away a little bit from our typical content covering wealth building, financial independence, and wealth building topics to follow the progress of both this site.  It’ll be fun to look back a few years from now and see where we were at this point.  We will discuss traffic, my most popular posts, and much more.

Three Ways Being American Causes Financial Failure

American Exceptionalism

Let’s bring you back to my roots as a philosophy major in college.  Everything in philosophy is about “isms.”  Some of them are religious philosophies like Buddhism and Judaism, or pluralism versus monotheism.  Others are political in nature  like communism or fascism.  Today we are going to talk about another “ism” that dramatically impacts our ability to build wealth and achieve early financial independence: American exceptionalism.

Patient Perspectives #1: Financial Independence and Multiple Sclerosis

Patient Perspectives

This is a guest post by Kate.  Kate is a nurse practitioner, financial independence junkie, travel fanatic, and homeschool mom. She blogs at On Our Way World.  We have no financial relationship at this time.  I hope to introduce this is as the first of many “Patient Perspectives” presented on this web site.  Take it away, Kate!

My Life After FI: What My 4 & 1/2 Year Old Taught Me While Playing Mariokart

Two player video game

The realization hit me the other day while reading the book A Doctor’s Guide to Eliminating Debt.  At the end, the book poses a great question:  “What are you retiring to?”  It talks about the finish line.   So, I’d like to discuss five things that I’ll do much more often when I cross my financial independence (FI) number, or life after financial independence.

All Insurance Agents Are Not Created Equal

[This is a guest post from Lawrence B. Keller, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, RHU®, LUTCF. It is a basic post, but drives home a solid point, which is to discuss how to choose the insurance sales person with which you should work. Given that I’ve had some bad experiences with an insurance salesman myself, I thought … Read more

A new golden rule? The Doctrine of Charity

Charity is defined as “the voluntary giving of help, typically in the form of money, to those in need.” While charity via giving money is a good thing (and one we encourage!) it is not the only form of charity. Charity can be given through a variety of mechanisms to “those in need.” One way is through the Doctrine of Charity.

Expectations and Reality: Producing Happiness

How do you have a successful marriage?  How did you have kids during residency?  Doesn’t your spouse get tired of not seeing you during this rotation?  Wasn’t medical school hard? How do you balance your research, clinical work, and having a family of five? The secret I have found to all of these dilemmas is about setting expectations.

Wellness: Is it Worth the Cost?

Burnout is both prevalent (in residents and attendings), costly (as much as $250,000-$1,000,000 per physician who leaves because of burnout), and deadly (an estimated 400 attending physicians end their life each year).  Today we answer the following: As an organization does investing in wellness provides a good return on investment?