Journal Club 9-6-18


Every other week, I hold a JOURNAL CLUB. After manually filtering through the millions of articles out there on the web, I present a few that impacted my life this month.

Here’s our Journal Club for the week, enjoy!

  • A fun post from Financially Alert that asks the question, “Which 21st Century Luxury Could You NOT Give Up?”
  • This next topic is one with many differing opinions and it's always great to read new perspectives. Since many of the readers of this blog are in different stages of financial independence, I'd love to hear your opinions too – “Should All Financially Independent Doctors Retire?” Read what others are saying over at Doc G's blog, DiverseFI.
  • Homeschooling (or “roadschooling”) is another topic that's gotten a lot of attention in the early retirement community lately. MinimalMD is sharing their family's experience with it in “Homeschool Transitions”

A little bit of motivation below. Enjoy and have a great weekend!


  1. I think the timing of Physician Philosopher and Doc G’s articles were appropriate given what ended up being an eye opening discussion in Doximity for Physician on Fire’s Business Insider article.

    I had been thinking that physician’s have progressed quite a bit in terms of financial acumen but realize now that I have been biased because the majority of my interactions have been through my blog and other physician blogs which are biased towards the FIRE crowd of physicians.

    The comments in the Doximity section (especially early on) were just full of hate and attacked POF unnecessarily. It was funny in a bad way but a lot of those lines of thinking I had addressed in my much earlier post on “The Great FIRE Debate,” in my blog. Just goes to show that there is a much larger subset of physicians that still haven’t seen the light and brings more importance for Physician blogs to continue to try and educate them.

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