Fin. Con. 18

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Fin. In Spanish it means the end. Con. In Spanish it means together. Many finer writers have gone into comprehensive reviews over the fellow bloggers they met, the internet famous superheroes they ogled and adored, and the lessons learned for their digital businesses. I’m going eschew the comprehensive approach. Here, then, are a few hyper-specific FinCon moments that captured the …

FU Space

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Those of us in the FI community are extremely familiar with the concept of FU money, the acquisition of funds sufficient that we are empowered to say no: to unwanted work, to aggravations, to servitude. I’d like to introduce a tangentially related the concept: FU space. Let’s define the concept as the ability to say no to the company of …

A Priority We Pursue vs. A Luxury We Can Uniquely Afford

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Pursuing financial independence, especially as a physician, can inadvertently bring about feelings of resentment from colleagues. Taking cues from bloggers far smarter and more experienced than I am, I’ve learned not to bring up the subject of finances around co-workers, although if asked I’ll volunteer that I geeked out on finance a few years back and took over managing our …

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 …