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If you made it through Part 1 (My background), congratulations.  That was probably not what you expected to read, but I bet the rest of this post will be.  FIRE bloggers have been charged to come clean, and so here it goes! The TPP Blogging Manifesto.  Part 2: Coming clean.
A recent area in physician personal finance that has the same dilemma, which requires the Trust, But Verify method is PSLF (Public Service Loan Forgiveness).  People often ask, "Can I trust PSLF?"  My answer?  Have a back-up plan. And trust, but verify.  Let's dig in.
Have you ever felt that impending doom of being seen as a failure?  If you have any humility about yourself, the answer is probably yes.  It's called "imposter syndrome."  The prescription?  Avoid the Duning-Kruger effect. Want to know what that is and how to avoid it?  Just keep reading.
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.
We love talking about obtaining FIRE, but what do we do after that? What is your draw down plan?  Today we will discuss one aspect of that plan, which is how to bridge the early retirement gap between when you FIRE and when you turn age 59.5. 
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…

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If you made it through Part 1 (My background), congratulations. 

That was probably not what you expected to read, but I bet the rest of this post will be.  FIRE bloggers have been charged to come clean, and so here it goes! The TPP Blogging Manifesto.  Part 2: Coming clean.

Read More »
PSLF Side Fund

A recent area in physician personal finance that has the same dilemma, which requires the Trust, But Verify method is PSLF (Public Service Loan Forgiveness).  People often ask, “Can I trust PSLF?”  My answer?  Have a back-up plan.
And trust, but verify.  Let’s dig in.

Read More »
doubting cherubim

Have you ever felt that impending doom of being seen as a failure?  If you have any humility about yourself, the answer is probably yes.  It’s called “imposter syndrome.”  The prescription?  Avoid the Duning-Kruger effect. Want to know what that is and how to avoid it?  Just keep reading.

Read More »
Manifesto

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.

Read More »

We love talking about obtaining FIRE, but what do we do after that? What is your draw down plan?  Today we will discuss one aspect of that plan, which is how to bridge the early retirement gap between when you FIRE and when you turn age 59.5. 

Read More »
Footprints in the sand

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.

Read More »