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Burnout has been in the news a lot lately. Maybe the big time media is finally catching on to what the rest of us have been talking about. It is now an official diagnosis, and TIME investigated how costly it is to medicine. We will explore all of that and outline 4 ways that financial independence can fight burnout.
Over 50% of physicians will change jobs within two to five years after taking their first job.  That’s a pretty staggering number.  It is not surprising, though. While we can be dedicated and loyal employees, we also realize that hospitals do not always love us back.  For this reason, it is necessary for physicians to ... Read more
We all think we know what makes us happy, until we realize that studies show that humans are terrible at figuring out what makes us happy. Enter consumer regret, doubt, and adaptation to make sure our happiness is worse after we spend money than it was before. Surely, there must be a way to spend money that will make us happy. Right?
The first investing decision many physicians make happens when a 401K or 403B form is slid across the table at our first job. Suddenly, your heart races as you see over 30 funds to choose from. How in the world do you decide? That's what today's post is all about.
I get emails all of the time (and in-person consults, too) about student loans. What should I do? Is this program right or is that one better? It can be a complicated mess, and sometimes we need to get help with our student loans. This post will help you figure out where you sit with your loans, and when and where to get help should you need it.
It's that time of the month. Tag along as I feature some of the best content on the internet! From moral injury to financial independence and cognitive biases, it's all covered! I even feature an awesome new brand and my favorite physician burnout blogger.

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Fight Burnout

Burnout has been in the news a lot lately. Maybe the big time media is finally catching on to what the rest of us have been talking about. It is now an official diagnosis, and TIME investigated how costly it is to medicine. We will explore all of that and outline 4 ways that financial independence can fight burnout.

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setting expectations at work

Over 50% of physicians will change jobs within two to five years after taking their first job.  That’s a pretty staggering number.  It is not surprising, though. While we can be dedicated and loyal employees, we also realize that hospitals do not always love us back.  For this reason, it is necessary for physicians to protect themselves when it comes to their relationship with their employers.  Today, I want to explore one essential technique to setting

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Money and Happiness

We all think we know what makes us happy, until we realize that studies show that humans are terrible at figuring out what makes us happy. Enter consumer regret, doubt, and adaptation to make sure our happiness is worse after we spend money than it was before. Surely, there must be a way to spend money that will make us happy. Right?

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which mutual fund do i choose?

The first investing decision many physicians make happens when a 401K or 403B form is slid across the table at our first job. Suddenly, your heart races as you see over 30 funds to choose from. How in the world do you decide? That’s what today’s post is all about.

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Student Loan Help

I get emails all of the time (and in-person consults, too) about student loans. What should I do? Is this program right or is that one better? It can be a complicated mess, and sometimes we need to get help with our student loans. This post will help you figure out where you sit with your loans, and when and where to get help should you need it.

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Monthly Checkout May

It’s that time of the month. Tag along as I feature some of the best content on the internet! From moral injury to financial independence and cognitive biases, it’s all covered! I even feature an awesome new brand and my favorite physician burnout blogger.

Read More »