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Most Recent Posts

  • TPP Blogging Manifesto-Part 2
    If you made it through Part 1 (My background), congratulations.  That was probably not what you expected to read, but I bet the rest of this post will be.  FIRE bloggers have been charged to come clean, and so here it goes! The TPP Blogging Manifesto.  Part 2: Coming clean.
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  • Can I trust PSLF and What to Do if you Don’t
    A recent area in physician personal finance that has the same dilemma, which requires the Trust, But Verify method is PSLF (Public Service Loan Forgiveness).  People often ask, "Can I trust PSLF?"  My answer?  Have a back-up plan. And trust, but verify.  Let's dig in.
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  • Duning KrugerImposter Syndrome, Duning-Kruger Effect, and Attending Land Mines
    Have you ever felt that impending doom of being seen as a failure?  If you have any humility about yourself, the answer is probably yes.  It's called "imposter syndrome."  The prescription?  Avoid the Duning-Kruger effect. Want to know what that is and how to avoid it?  Just keep reading.
    8 Comments
  • TPP Blogging Manifesto: Part 1 My Background
    In recent news, FIRE bloggers have been charged with creating a manifesto to describe their background and means for financial independence and early retirement. In Part 1 of the TPP Blogging Manifesto, I plan to lay out exactly what my financial beginnings looked like. Come step inside my head a bit & get to know me.
    20 Comments
  • 6.5 Ways to Overcome The Early Retirement Gap to Age 59.5
    We love talking about obtaining FIRE, but what do we do after that? What is your draw down plan?  Today we will discuss one aspect of that plan, which is how to bridge the early retirement gap between when you FIRE and when you turn age 59.5. 
    2 Comments
  • What if your Financial Goals don’t agree with your Life Goals?
    The sister of one of my best friends went off the deep end in college.  We will call her Trinity. She got caught up in the wrong crowd, made some bad decisions, and ended up dropping out of college.  The direction that Trinity ended up going was really distressing to her parents.  The crazy part?  They blamed it on the college that she attended.  This is a lesson in making sure our life goals play nice with our financial goals.
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  • How to access 401K early (before 59.5 & avoid 10% penalty)
    He was planning to retire early at age 40 and didn't want to have to deal with the tax implications of getting money out of a 401K/403B prior to age 59.5 years old (10% penalty!). Let's discuss the options on how to access 401K before age 59 for those considering early retirement, and how to avoid the 10% penalty.
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Most Recent Posts

  • TPP Blogging Manifesto-Part 2
    If you made it through Part 1 (My background), congratulations.  That was probably not what you expected to read, but I bet the rest of this post will be.  FIRE bloggers have been charged to come clean, and so here it goes! The TPP Blogging Manifesto.  Part 2: Coming clean.
  • Can I trust PSLF and What to Do if you Don’t
    A recent area in physician personal finance that has the same dilemma, which requires the Trust, But Verify method is PSLF (Public Service Loan Forgiveness).  People often ask, "Can I trust PSLF?"  My answer?  Have a back-up plan. And trust, but verify.  Let's dig in.
  • Duning KrugerImposter Syndrome, Duning-Kruger Effect, and Attending Land Mines
    Have you ever felt that impending doom of being seen as a failure?  If you have any humility about yourself, the answer is probably yes.  It's called "imposter syndrome."  The prescription?  Avoid the Duning-Kruger effect. Want to know what that is and how to avoid it?  Just keep reading.
  • TPP Blogging Manifesto: Part 1 My Background
    In recent news, FIRE bloggers have been charged with creating a manifesto to describe their background and means for financial independence and early retirement. In Part 1 of the TPP Blogging Manifesto, I plan to lay out exactly what my financial beginnings looked like. Come step inside my head a bit & get to know me.
  • 6.5 Ways to Overcome The Early Retirement Gap to Age 59.5
    We love talking about obtaining FIRE, but what do we do after that? What is your draw down plan?  Today we will discuss one aspect of that plan, which is how to bridge the early retirement gap between when you FIRE and when you turn age 59.5. 
  • What if your Financial Goals don’t agree with your Life Goals?
    The sister of one of my best friends went off the deep end in college.  We will call her Trinity. She got caught up in the wrong crowd, made some bad decisions, and ended up dropping out of college.  The direction that Trinity ended up going was really distressing to her parents.  The crazy part?  They blamed it on the college that she attended.  This is a lesson in making sure our life goals play nice with our financial goals.
  • How to access 401K early (before 59.5 & avoid 10% penalty)
    He was planning to retire early at age 40 and didn't want to have to deal with the tax implications of getting money out of a 401K/403B prior to age 59.5 years old (10% penalty!). Let's discuss the options on how to access 401K before age 59 for those considering early retirement, and how to avoid the 10% penalty.

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