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What you need to know: Vanguard financial advisors

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It’s the biggest mutual fund company in existence now known for their (passive management) index funds. You guessed it.  Vanguard. Yet, Vanguard is now recommending financial advisors…  Why does Vanguard recommend financial advisors?  Are they worth it? Let’s take a look.

Don’t look now, your stigma is showing

Early on in the life of this website, I have posted about mental illness.  Why?  Because it is an important, not-discussed-enough, and poorly solved problem that has profound impacts in and out of medicine.  Yet, despite my desire to make this a more publicly discussed topic, I was recently seen as making a mental health stigma of someone in my life.

Financial Mistakes: It (mis)takes one to know one!

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We are going to discuss five financial mistakes that I have made in my life and the consequences of each mistake.  I want you to read this in a certain light, though.  The light is this: You, too, can make it to financial independence despite making stupid mistakes like me.

What You Need to Know about Refinancing Student Loans

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When I was in residency, residency refinancing companies did not exist. If you read part 1 of this series or are considering private refinancing options, then this post will help you pick the best company for you.

How does the tax bill affect me and my paycheck?

The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act took changed my most recent paycheck.  The increase was substantial.  I had previously made the calculations to determine how much it ought to increase my paycheck, but was eager to see what the number would actually be.  Today we will answer the question of “how does the tax bill affect me?”

The Four W’s of PSLF: Student Loan Refinacing Part 1

Don’t we all remember the most important money saving tip?  You know.  If you just brew your coffee (or tea) at home while you are a medical student and resident instead of going to Starbucks, you could save thousands of dollars on your medical school debt. We’ve got some talking to do: Student Loans Part 1.

Welcome Physician on Fire Readers: Bonds, Student Loan Bonds

Welcome Physician on Fire readers! If you want to learn more about TPP, click here. For my regular readers, I have a Thursday guest post on Physician on Fire’s website where I write about Student Loan Bonds and how we can view them in a diversified portfolio. Click here and I’ll direct you the right way!