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Attending Series

Lifestyle Inflation After The First Big Paycheck

Lifestyle Inflation After The First Big Paycheck

This is a story familiar to us all. We watch (or anticipate watching) our paycheck jump in size after we finish training. We then make all of the lifestyle changes to accompany the big increase. This is the big dilemma. Today we will discuss a better way.

Time is money, but money can’t buy time

Time is money, but money can’t buy time

Please, tell me I am not the only one who thinks like this?  My monetary mindset currently revolves around our biggest (current) financial goal: Paying off our student loans. I hope that some day I can truly learn that Time is Money and that money is a means to an end. It’s not an end in itself.

The Tale of Two Doctors:  The First Paycheck

The Tale of Two Doctors: The First Paycheck

You’ve made it to your first attending pay check. Great! Now what? Is it really that important to start investing? Surely I can enjoy the big pay bump. Let this Tale of Two Doctors answer the question “What do I do with my first paycheck”? Come join Dr. Jones and Dr. EFI as they tell their tale.

10 Financial Tips for New Attending Physicians

10 Financial Tips for New Attending Physicians

We all remember starting our first new job. While drowning in transition, financial topics often get placed on the back burner. Here are 10 financial tips for new attending physicians to guide the way.

Time is Money, but Money Can’t Buy Time

Time is Money, but Money Can’t Buy Time

Please, tell me I am not the only one who thinks like this?  My monetary mindset currently revolves around our biggest (current) financial goal: Paying off our student loans. I hope that some day I can truly learn that Time is Money and that money is a means to an end. It’s not an end in itself.

Should I Invest or Pay Off Debt? A Case Study

Should I Invest or Pay Off Debt? A Case Study

Ever wondered if you should pay off your debt or invest? This case study could help. And, if it doesn’t, the step-by-step guide at the end of the post definitely will. Check it out.

My Life After FI: Lessons from Mariokart

My Life After FI: Lessons from Mariokart

The realization hit me the other day while reading the book A Doctor’s Guide to Eliminating Debt.  At the end, the book poses a great question:  “What are you retiring to?”  It talks about the finish line.   So, I’d like to discuss five things that I’ll do much more often when I cross my financial independence (FI) number, or life after financial independence.

REPAYE Versus PAYE for Two-Income Couples

REPAYE Versus PAYE for Two-Income Couples

REPAYE or PAYE? If you are married to someone else who earns an income, this can complicate which student loan program you should use to pay back your loans. If you are both paying back loans and making an income, it gets even more complicated! This post is here to help you figure it all out.