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Month: December 2019

When Can I Loosen the Purse Strings on Expensive Items?

When Can I Loosen the Purse Strings on Expensive Items?

When you join the personal finance community and start seeking financial independence, frugality becomes second nature. This can make spending tough. When is it okay to loosen the purse strings and enjoy some of your hard work? After you read this post, you’ll have some handy guidelines…

Creating A Personal Finance Curriculum: 5 Questions

Creating A Personal Finance Curriculum: 5 Questions

Over the last year, I’ve created a 10-week personal finance curriculum for the 4th year med students at Wake. If you’ve ever thought about doing something similar, here are 5 questions you should ask yourself before getting started.

Six Months of Part-Time Work (Saving $60K in Taxes)

Six Months of Part-Time Work (Saving $60K in Taxes)

If you’ve ever considered part-time work, here is your chance to live vicariously through Physician on FIRE. Dig in as he explains what it was like for him going part-time for six months. Was it worth it? Read on to find out.

How to Pay Off Debt? The 3 Methods Explained

How to Pay Off Debt? The 3 Methods Explained

Money is the number 1 cause of stress in America. Most often, this stress is caused by mortgage, student loan, and consumer debt. If you are wondering how to pay off your debt, this post will help.

Going Part-Time: Is it Worth it?

Going Part-Time: Is it Worth it?

The last 12 months have been some of the hardest of my life. This led me to ask for more time off from work. Was the time off worth it? What benefits and consequences came from this decision? Read on to find out.

Pros and Cons of Target Date Funds

Pros and Cons of Target Date Funds

Most employers automatically place your investments into one of their Target Date Funds. Is this these funds the right investment for you? Read this post to find out.

“I am too Busy” is Just an Excuse

“I am too Busy” is Just an Excuse

Far too often we limit ourselves through our own beliefs. They prevent us from achieving our dreams and accomplishing our goals. You aren’t too busy. That’s just an excuse. The truth provides much more freedom. Come find out more in today’s post.

Personal Finances are Personal: Invest or Pay Off Debt?

Personal Finances are Personal: Invest or Pay Off Debt?

The best advice is specific to each person’s situation. Come take a peak as I discuss two people’s situations and how I gave opposite advice to each of them. Why would I do such a thing? Personal finances are personal.

9 Practical Tips to Find Contentment

9 Practical Tips to Find Contentment

Life today can be exceptionally busy. We spend all of our time looking for contentment while the busyness often prevents our ability to find it. Here are 9 ways that I’ve found to be present in the moments that are most important.

10 Guiding Principles for Debt Management

10 Guiding Principles for Debt Management

Do you have any remaining debt? If you are like most physicians, of course you do! Here are ten guiding principles for debt management of all sorts packed into a single post.

Physician, Know Thyself: A Self-Identity Crisis

Physician, Know Thyself: A Self-Identity Crisis

It’s easy to lose your identity to this profession. Yet, we must remember who and what we are before we have a self-identity crisis like the one Steve had when I was in medical school.