As I wash my hands right after I hang up the phone, the overhead call rang out: “Attention. Your attention, please. A Level 1 trauma code has been activated in the adult emergency department.” It was a gun shot wound to the right chest. I rinse my hands off, and head down to the ED… just another night in A Doctor’s Life. Ready. Rinse. Repeat.
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.
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.
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.
As health care providers, we often feel like we have it all figured out. Yet, we get stuck in the rut and routine of our daily lives. Instead, we miss the present. The Dalai Lama is here to teach us what we are missing in three lessons from the Dalai Lama for the doctor and other health care workers.