White Coat Investor Podcast and FinCon 2019
I am back from FinCon2019 and fully energized to make this blog better than ever! It was so motivating!
If you don’t know about FinCon, it’s a conference for financial media. But, what I was most excited about was meeting the people I had been interacting with because of this blog. And it did not disappoint! I got to meet with some of my heroes like Physician On FIRE, Jonathan Mendonsa, Paula Pant, and more. And, more importantly, I got to build friendships with other bloggers and podcasters that I hope will last a long time!
Best Frugal Hack of the Week
The best frugal hack of the week was a tip I picked up from Dr. Dawn Baker of Practicing Balance.
She suggested having Amazon Prime deliver some groceries to the hotel a couple of hours after arriving. That was genius!
I hate not having any food or drink in the room upon arriving and then having to forage overpriced hotel wares.
Instead, right after I arrived, I was equipped with a case of bottled water, some wine and cheese, some healthy snacks, mints, and cough drops (these are key for FinCon). One con to Amazon Delivery is that it is partnered with Whole Foods, so the prices are not very frugal. Next time, I may try Walmart delivery.
Worst Frugal Hack of the Week
I took an Uber from the airport to the hotel. In order to save some money, I chose the communal option- Uber Pool. This service adds riders on as the ride progresses.
UberPool may be a good idea if you don’t have any time restraints. But, unfortunately, I missed the first session I wanted to make because of the added time from the multiple pick ups. In any case, I did make it safely.
White Coat Investor Podcast!
This week, I’d like to highlight a podcast I was on last week… The White Coat Investor!
Dr. Dahle asked me some tough questions like “Why should doctors be frugal? If anyone can afford to NOT be frugal, it should be someone with a top 1-5% income, no?” and “What if a doctor likes practicing medicine and has plenty of life and disability insurance? Can they just plan to save just enough to be FI by 70?”
Check out my answers here.
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