My Breakdown Of Rainbows And Unicorns

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My rationale for pursuing financial independence and reducing my clinical load (almost typed cynical load – what do you make of it, Dr. Freud?) has been largely to have more time for my family. I now realize this might be mistaken by readers to suggest that my family time is in some way more tolerable than theirs; that my children …

Packing List For FinCon18

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I may not sting like a bee, but I pride myself on my ability to float like a butterfly. That has less to do with my verbal adroitness or boxing skills than my ability to travel carry on and the pleasure out of proportion I take in packing light. FinCon18 will be my first finance blogger convention (I feel like …

Contagion Or Inoculation?

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A month ago, my wife headed over to a friend’s home for a book club for mothers from the local elementary school, leaving me on dad duty with the kids. I reached out to a fellow father in similar straits, and invited him to bring his kids over for a casual taco night and playdate at our place. After dinner, …

Buy Nothing Year For Clothing: Fail!

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I was like every other dope fiend, mistaking sobriety for personal strength, when I walked back into my den of iniquity and tempted fate by activating all my bad habit triggers at once. My addiction was not to a chemical substance, but rather, to buying nice clothes and reliable gear at deep discount. With apologies to the Clash: I fought …

I Used The Wu Tang Name Generator On Physician Finance Bloggers. Here’s What Happened.

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I graduated high school in the early 90s. Depending on your yardstick, I was too mathlete, too drama, too raised by parents who listened to Julio Iglesias, or too many other things to truly be immersed in the Wu Tang Clan during their heyday. The Tang of my childhood was associated with astronauts, not music. Despite the odds, a couple …

Weird In The Same Way

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Today marks my 12th year of marriage. It’s our Silk Anniversary, according to those who would use our partnership milestone as a marketing opportunity for personal commercial gain. My wife is quirky – her mind runs at a mile a minute, and sometimes she can’t stop herself from analyzing a problem. She’s a perpetual optimizer and a master logistician. She …