Today is the third installment of the quarterly net worth update, but it is actually a full year out (I wasn’t blogging during the first quarter) from training at this point. My goal for this time point was to have $100,000 in assets at this point. Two years out I planned to have a positive net worth. To find out how I did, keep reading.
The Pareto Principle can be stated many ways, but the idea is that 20% of the work will get you 80% of the results. Physician finance is no different. It is the job of the financial industry to make things seem complicated. However, they don’t have to be, and you can certainly do all of … Read more
It’s really important to know where your advice is coming from and how the person giving you that advice gets paid. Conflicts of interest are given at the beginning of every talk for a reason. They can be powerful. For example, how someone answers the question of whether you should be investing your money or … Read more
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 used for good. Financial FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) is no different. We all remember what it was like when that FIRE lit up the dark … Read more
In medicine, we have to handover care to the physicians coming behind us. At least, for those of us that do shift work that is true. Just like we run the list to check out on the patients we are taking care of, we will run a list of articles I think you should read. So, this will be the first of many Monthly Checkouts where I hand select articles that I really think are worth checking out to you.
He was planning to retire early at age 40 and didn’t want to have to deal with the tax implications of getting money out of a 401K/403B prior to age 59.5 years old (10% penalty!). Let’s discuss the options on how to access 401K before age 59 for those considering early retirement, and how to avoid the 10% penalty.
The most common question that I get (in real life and online) is the following: “So, I am finished (or about to finish) training. How do I invest my paycheck?” I recognize that for many readers this question may be too basic, but I don’t want to skip it for those that are about to start their life as an attending. Hopefully, even for those that have it all figured out, they’ll find useful information in answering the question.