A Look at a Four Week Timeshare Vacation 

Yes I own a timeshare and it has been wonderful. My family has been enjoying our timeshare for 30 years and have found it to be far less expensive and a lot nicer than any other available vacation accommodation option. My wife and I recently finished a great timeshare vacation encompassing four back to back … Read more

Fawcett’s Favorites 7-11-22

Every week I find a few great articles I feel are especially valuable. Following are this week’s best. I hope you find them as useful as I did. This week’s favorites include strategies to mitigate sequence of return risk, money mistakes will not always keep you from retiring in style, twenty-five fantastic summer vacations for … Read more

What Financial Independence Has Meant to Me

(Be sure you check out my latest Podcast appearance covering Designing Your Locum Tenens Life with Dr. Myrdalis Diaz-Ramirez of The maxAllure Mastermind.) Next Monday many of us will take the day off to celebrate our country’s independence. Thank you to those who report for duty at hospitals around our country making it possible for … Read more

Special Considerations for Long Vacations

(Join me and 15+ other speakers tomorrow for the virtual FREE Physician Freedom Summit March 4-5. Time to regain control of your life and medical practice. Register now! ) I am amazed at how few physicians take an adequate amount of vacation. This is one of the contributing factors to burnout. The more stressful the … Read more

Fawcett’s Favorites 2-14-22

Happy Valentine’s Day! Do something special with your loved ones today. Every week I find a few great articles I feel are especially valuable. Following are this week’s best. I hope you find them as useful as I did. This week’s favorites include why we moved to Portugal, teaching your kids about money, reinventing the … Read more

My Take on Medscape’s Physician Lifestyle and Happiness Report

(Please join myself and 20+ other doctors this weekend at the Physician Real Estate Investor Network Virtual Conference Jan 21-23. ) Last week I was putting the finishing touches on a lecture I will be doing at the White Coat Investor’s February 9-12 Conference on Physician Wellness and Financial Literacy. The topic: Spending time with your family … Read more

The Cost of Vacationing by Motorhome

(Please join myself and 20+ other doctors at the Physician Real Estate Investor Network Virtual Conference Jan 21-23. ) I am often asked about the cost of owning a motorhome. The concern being the purchase price is high and it only gets eight miles per gallon, so many people automatically assume vacationing in a motorhome is too … Read more

The Great Advantages of Living Debt Free

People are surprised when they learn we have maintained a debt free household for the last twenty years. For many, they realize for the first time, that being debt free is possible. Others think they could never become debt free as their total debt seems overwhelming.  When we first heard the concept of living debt … Read more

Benefits of Working Half-Time

When I reached financial independence at age 50 I didn’t retire as planned. Instead, I started working less hours and eventually switched to working about half-time, as I still liked operating, just not at the pace I had been working. I stayed at half-time for about three years and then dropped to quarter time for … Read more