Unfortunately, many of us are left to figure out personal finance all on our own. Yet, there is a better way. And it starts with figuring out the puzzle one step at a time. Here are 5 of the most important steps.
Month: September 2019
One thing I don’t do well with in life is regrets. Many physicians talk about leaving medicine. Yet, few actually pull the cord. Would you regret leaving medicine? POF tells us his thoughts in this Saturday Selection.
FinCon is the highlight of the year for many of us. While I cannot include an exhaustive list of everyone who came (there are over 2,500 people), I did want to highlight some of the physician finance bloggers I met, and their great content. Come find out what you’re missing!
I’ve wanted to get more time off at work for the last 18 months. Through the tools necessary to have a crucial conversation, I was able to be brutally honest and maintain my relationship with my chair. You, too, can avoid destroying relationships while being honest about your needs. Find out how in this post.
Seeing different points of view is a good thing. While I don’t personally plan on becoming an investment collector, I think it’s good for you to know what it looks like. After reading this post, you might be able to decide one way or another if it’s for you.
Have you ever wanted a financial checklist to make sure you are starting off on the right foot? Well, this guest post written by a fee-only financial planner should point you in the right direction!
Ever wondered if you should pay off your debt or invest? This case study could help. And, if it doesn’t, the step-by-step guide at the end of the post definitely will. Check it out.
Have you ever wondered where the phrase “Physician heal thyself” comes from? It might have a different meaning than you thought, and it certainly has a different meaning today.
Residents and new attendings often ask me, should I get a fixed or a variable interest rate when I refinance my student loans? This is a tough question to answer unless your mindset is right. Come check out this WCI Saturday Selection to help get you in the right mind space.
Backdoor Roth IRA contributions and conversions can be a bit confusing. Do you know when you can contribute to an IRA? How much can you convert? Sometimes knowing the rules can work to your benefit.
I’ve never pretended to be perfect, which is why I think it’s the right thing to do to air out some of the financial mistakes I still make today. Some are more recent than others, but the theme is the same. I struggle with financial discipline and decisions just as much as you. Read on to hear about some of my dirty financial laundry.
We all know that kids are expensive. But how exactly do kids impact our ability to get to FIRE? That’s exactly what this post aims to answer. It even includes some real numbers to help us quantify the impact kids have on our ability to reach our financial goals.