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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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I still remember reading the headline, “GL advisor founder sentenced to nine years in prison.”  Just years prior, this was the group that my medical school entrusted to talk to the fourth year medical students for their intern…

This is Physician Finance Interview #14, which is part of a series of posts is published each Friday. If you’d like to read the other PFI posts, you can find them here.

The focus of the interview is to investigate how other doctors have handled their money, income earning…


As someone who works in medicine, we are all too aware of our mortality.  Any day could be our last.  And, since I have a website where I can say what I want, it seems like it’s the right thing to do to leave this here for my wife…


The other day I gave a talk to my residents on Investing 101.  Before I could talk about investing, we had to discuss some basics of personal finance, including budgeting and preventing large lifestyle inflation after finishing training. One of the most important questions that we covered…

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The Fourth Philosophy: Make Investing Exciting!


One of my best friend’s texted me the other day to tell me about a bet that Warren Buffet made ten years ago.  He bet a hedge fund manager…Read more

Three Reasons No One Cares About Wellness

I was talking to a colleague recently about the lack of proactive wellness initiatives in our residency training program. [We do a very good job of reacting when residents…Read more

Step by Step Tutorial for FIRST Backdoor Roth (Vanguard)


How do I make my first backdoor roth IRA? That’s a great question.  If you want a step by step tutorial for backdoor roth IRA contributions, this post is…Read more

The Second Philosophy: The One Month Rule


We all know the feeling. You purchase something in a moment of brilliance that you have to buy. You think it’s great. Surely, this new (insert: financed car/home, expensive…Read more

A new golden rule? The Doctrine of Charity

I remember sitting in one of my philosophy classes in undergrad when I heard a new golden rule for the first time. While full of good ideas, I had…Read more

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