Today’s post strikes deep into the heart of the message on this site. Some people attack doctors who plan to achieve early financial independence and retire early. In fact, I’ve seen some people say that its wrong for doctors to retire early. Them is fighting words to me. Agree? Disagree? Come find out.
There are a lot of reasons why doctors make financial mistakes. Many of them – that I am going to spend some time disproving today – were caused by lies, myths, and otherwise untrue statements that are told to us. Today we will dispel four lies about money that are told to physicians, which prevent them from making the right choices.
Our networth exploded this year because we have been living on 20% of our income, which was only possible because we didn’t buy a house. In fact, the more that I think about it, the more I realize that buying a house after residency is likely the number one reason physicians take so long to reach financial independence, if they reach it at all. Today’s post discusses our thought process.
Today is the third installment of the quarterly net worth update, but it is actually a full year out (I wasn’t blogging during the first quarter) from training at this point. My goal for this time point was to have $100,000 in assets at this point. Two years out I planned to have a positive net worth. To find out how I did, keep reading.