Most Recent Posts

  • The Third Philosophy: The 30% Rule
    Feeling Financial Stress? Let the third philosophy help you out. First determine how you are waging WAR and then apply The 30% Rule. It could help you sort the whole thing out! Read more...
  • Three Reasons No One Cares About Wellness
    On this Wellness Wednesday, we will discuss three reasons why very few people care about wellness and why I think people who find it worthless are wrong.
  • Step by Step Tutorial for FIRST Backdoor Roth (Vanguard)
    Many tutorials will instruct you on how to perform a Backdoor Roth Conversion However, very few of them go through a step by step process for the very first time you ever set up a Backdoor Roth IRA.  I, unfortunately, ran into several snags because of this.  After you have maxed out your employer 403B/401K for you and your spouse and any governmental 457s, a backdoor Roth should be your next step! Read more to find out how.
  • The Second Philosophy: The One Month Rule
    We all know the feeling. You purchase something in a moment of brilliance that you have to buy. You think it's great. Surely, this new (insert: financed car/home, expensive clothes, computer, etc) is going to make you happy. It's the best thing since sliced bread. Then it hits.... buyer's remorse. Let the One Month Rule help you out next time.
  • A new golden rule? The Doctrine of Charity
    Charity is defined as "the voluntary giving of help, typically in the form of money, to those in need." While charity via giving money is a good thing (and one we encourage!) it is not the only form of charity. Charity can be given through a variety of mechanisms to "those in need." One way is through the Doctrine of Charity.

Most Recent Posts

  • The Third Philosophy: The 30% Rule
    Feeling Financial Stress? Let the third philosophy help you out. First determine how you are waging WAR and then apply The 30% Rule. It could help you sort the whole thing out! Read more...
  • Three Reasons No One Cares About Wellness
    On this Wellness Wednesday, we will discuss three reasons why very few people care about wellness and why I think people who find it worthless are wrong.
  • Step by Step Tutorial for FIRST Backdoor Roth (Vanguard)
    Many tutorials will instruct you on how to perform a Backdoor Roth Conversion However, very few of them go through a step by step process for the very first time you ever set up a Backdoor Roth IRA.  I, unfortunately, ran into several snags because of this.  After you have maxed out your employer 403B/401K for you and your spouse and any governmental 457s, a backdoor Roth should be your next step! Read more to find out how.
  • The Second Philosophy: The One Month Rule
    We all know the feeling. You purchase something in a moment of brilliance that you have to buy. You think it's great. Surely, this new (insert: financed car/home, expensive clothes, computer, etc) is going to make you happy. It's the best thing since sliced bread. Then it hits.... buyer's remorse. Let the One Month Rule help you out next time.
  • A new golden rule? The Doctrine of Charity
    Charity is defined as "the voluntary giving of help, typically in the form of money, to those in need." While charity via giving money is a good thing (and one we encourage!) it is not the only form of charity. Charity can be given through a variety of mechanisms to "those in need." One way is through the Doctrine of Charity.
  • How To Think About Money: A Review
    Follow along to see whether I recommend this book or not, outline my favorite portions, and highlight some favorite quotes.

Welcome to The Physician Philosopher website! 

The purpose of this website is to help medical professionals achieve wealth without forgetting the purpose, obtaining wellness.

Post Schedule
On Mondays and Fridays of each week, items related to wealth will be posted.  Wednesdays will be "Wellness Wednesdays" where we will discuss the other tough topics related to working in healthcare (balancing life, ethics, and advice for those currently on the ROAD to practicing medicine).

The four main topics to be discussed on this blog, include:

  1. Building Wealth:  This section involves common financial pitfalls, paths to success, and recommendations that I would have made to my prior self if a time-machine existed.
  2. Ethos and Passion:  A portion of the blog on wellness and how this can be accomplished, maintained, and cultivated.
  3. Life:  While our job is to help save lives, physicians have lives outside of medicine, too!  This is the place to find advice on things outside the workplace (marriage, kids, life).
  4. The ROAD:  Humorously named "The ROAD" based on the joke in medicine that Radiology, Ophthalmology, Anesthesiology, and Dermatology are the "ROAD" to happiness.  Jokes aside, this is the place to find posts about the road to becoming a physician.

If you want to know more about me, you can look here.

TPP