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How do you have a successful marriage?  How did you have kids during residency?  Doesn't your spouse get tired of not seeing you during this rotation?  Wasn't medical school hard? How do you balance your research, clinical work, and having a family of five? The secret I have found to all of these dilemmas is about setting expectations.
Budgeting has earned quite the bad wrap.  It is often viewed negatively whereas "tracking spending" is viewed as the positive term. Today we will look into the top four false assumptions regarding budgeting, and discuss why it may be a necessary and beneficial endeavor.
Hesed is often translated as loving-kindness, but it also encapsulates mercy, loyalty, and even compassion.  Hesed seems to be the ideal way that we should think and care about others, particularly our patients.  In a world that is more jaded by the day, Hesed seems to be less and less common.  What is more common now is something called Compassion Fatigue.  Today we will discuss exactly what Compassion Fatigue is and ways that we may be able…
As part of this website I plan to follow my success in increasing my net worth and gaining ground towards becoming financially independent.  I want to be as transparent as I can to allow people to see how this can be done via a real person who is making real decisions (good and bad).  The ... Read more
It is a common question asked by those thinking about going into the field of medicine, "Would you go into medicine again if you did it all over?" Sometimes they ask, "Would you tell your son or daughter to go into medicine?"  Today we are going to look strictly at the financial aspect of this decision.
If you are reading this site, then you have likely come across other websites geared towards high income earners. The vast majority of them will tell you to invest your 401k/403b money in a traditional (pre-tax) manner. The reasons for this are many, but let me lay out the opponents argument before I tell you why I prefer a ROTH contribution to my 403B:

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How do you have a successful marriage?  How did you have kids during residency?  Doesn’t your spouse get tired of not seeing you during this rotation?  Wasn’t medical school hard? How do you balance your research, clinical work, and having a family of five? The secret I have found to all of these dilemmas is about setting expectations.

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Budgeting has earned quite the bad wrap.  It is often viewed negatively whereas “tracking spending” is viewed as the positive term. Today we will look into the top four false assumptions regarding budgeting, and discuss why it may be a necessary and beneficial endeavor.

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What is compassion fatigue?

Hesed is often translated as loving-kindness, but it also encapsulates mercy, loyalty, and even compassion.  Hesed seems to be the ideal way that we should think and care about others, particularly our patients.  In a world that is more jaded by the day, Hesed seems to be less and less common.  What is more common now is something called Compassion Fatigue.  Today we will discuss exactly what Compassion Fatigue is and ways that we may be able to combat it’s evil forces.

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As part of this website I plan to follow my success in increasing my net worth and gaining ground towards becoming financially independent.  I want to be as transparent as I can to allow people to see how this can be done via a real person who is making real decisions (good and bad).  The following is a look into my portfolio. First, here are the results of my portfolio (up 19.71%) compared to the

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Should I go to medical school?

It is a common question asked by those thinking about going into the field of medicine, “Would you go into medicine again if you did it all over?” Sometimes they ask, “Would you tell your son or daughter to go into medicine?”  Today we are going to look strictly at the financial aspect of this decision.

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Should I invest pre-tax or roth for my 401K?

If you are reading this site, then you have likely come across other websites geared towards high income earners. The vast majority of them will tell you to invest your 401k/403b money in a traditional (pre-tax) manner. The reasons for this are many, but let me lay out the opponents argument before I tell you why I prefer a ROTH contribution to my 403B:

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