After going through bankruptcy as a kid and having a rough introduction to the financial industry that led to my inability to get personal disability insurance to this day, I created a DIY approach to personal finance  and paid off $200,000 in student loans in 19 months and increased my wealth by $250,000 in one year.  

If you want to learn how to do the same, then sign up for the email list below to get updates when each posts come out (or a once weekly email if preferred), and you'll also get access to The Physician Philosopher Debt Destroyer Email Course.


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One of the most important financial moments in a young doctor’s life is the transition between finishing training and their first job. We have discussed what to do with the first attending physician paycheck, avoiding keeping up with the Dr. Jones, and a simplified approach to…

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Recently, my family and I watched the movie “Ralph Breaks the Internet.”  The two main characters, Ralph and Vanellope, are video game characters trying to find a replacement for a broken piece to Vanellope’s outdated racing game.  If they don’t find a replacement, her game will be shut down…

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When should a resident get disability insurance? What do I need to know about disability insurance?  These are two of the most common questions that I get from residents.

Given that a large part of this website is meant to help…

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There are some mile stones that need to be appropriately celebrated.  For the 80% of physicians who graduated with student loan debt, paying those loans off certainly qualifies as such a moment.  Everyone has a different way of tackling their student loans.  Today, I want to outline how we…


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After going through bankruptcy as a kid and having a rough introduction to the financial industry that led to my inability to get personal disability insurance to this day, I created a DIY approach to personal finance  and paid off $200,000 in student loans in 19 months and increased my wealth by $250,000 in one year.  

If you want to learn how to do the same, then sign up for the email list below to get updates when each posts come out (or a once weekly email if preferred), and you'll also get access to The Physician Philosopher Debt Destroyer Email Course.


10 Financial Tips for New Attending Physicians

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One of the most important financial moments in a young doctor’s life is the transition between finishing training and their first job. We have discussed what to do with the first attending physician paycheck, avoiding keeping up with the Dr. Jones, and a simplified approach to…

I am a Doctor and I Hate My Job: The Cure for Burnout

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Recently, my family and I watched the movie “Ralph Breaks the Internet.”  The two main characters, Ralph and Vanellope, are video game characters trying to find a replacement for…Read more

When Should a Doctor Get Disability Insurance?

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When should a resident get disability insurance? What do I need to know about disability insurance?  These are two of the most common questions that I get from residents.

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How I Paid Off My Student Loans: $200,000 in 19 Months

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There are some mile stones that need to be appropriately celebrated.  For the 80% of physicians who graduated with student loan debt, paying those loans off certainly qualifies as…Read more

I am Burned Out Now What? Causes and Solutions

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In March of 1977, two 747 passenger planes collided on a runway.  583 people lost their life on Tenerife island that day.  After the Tenerife investigation, it was determined that…Read more

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