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My goal is to help medical professionals achieve wealth without forgetting why, which is to live a life well lived.  Here, we use the tools provided by financial independence to treat and prevent burnout.

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We spend a lot of time on this site talking about financial investments, behavioral finance, and money.  The other focus is on living a life well lived.  Wealth & wellness make a lot of sense when you combine them, and lack a lot of value…


Recently, I published a post discussing the most recent Medscape burnout & depression survey results for physicians.  An interesting point of discussion was that many physicians felt that if they made more money, they would likely be happier.  Today, we will discuss the implications of this thought process…

In my time since finishing training and my financial enlightenment, I’ve had several residents ask me about their student loans. I am often surprised to find out how little they know about the ways in which they can save money utilizing the income driven repayment programs and -…


People are sometimes confused about why I combine wealth and wellness on The Physician Philosopher.  Why do I spend time writing about designing an intentional life.  Can’t he JUST write about finances? 


In my mind, these concepts are…

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State of the blog (6 Months Later). Traffic, Profit, and much more


Just like we re-balance our portfolio every year or two, it is important to check in on this website to see how it’s going.  Today, I will try and…Read more

Sizzlin’ or Fizzlin’? Learning how to live in the moment


As my wife and three kids rode the elevator at the public library down to the Swagger Wagon (a.k.a. our Toyota sienna), the alarm inside started blaring.  Operator:…Read more

Flash FIRE warning: When FIRE Chasers Become FIRE Fighters


Fire is a passionate and unforgiving substance.  It keeps you warm, heats your meals, and provides light in the dark.  When wielded carefully, it is a force to be…Read more

Introducing The Monthly Checkout


In medicine, we have to handover care to the medical providers coming behind us.  Just like we run the list to “check out” on the patients we are taking…Read more

My Life After FI: What My 4 & 1/2 Year Old Taught Me While Playing Mariokart


My little man just celebrated his half birthday as he turned four and a half.  Despite his young age, he has learned (from mariokart) that how you finish matters. …Read more

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