My Life After FI: Lessons from Mariokart

Life after FI

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.

Flash FIRE warning: The Dangers of Sharing Financial Independence

Financial Independence Retire Early

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

REPAYE Versus PAYE for Two-Income Couples

REPAYE or PAYE?

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.

Can I Afford the Monthly Payments? Losing The Forest for the Trees

Can I afford the monthly payments?

Have you ever wondered whether you could afford a monthly payment on something? Maybe a car, house, or private school payments? I would argue that people asking this question are losing the forest for the trees. And we all do it. This post is here to remind us that there is a better way to think about money, and to tell you how to find the right mindset.

There is Hope on The Road to Burnout: Will You Join Me?

There is hope

There is an ongoing battle in medicine waged in the space between each physician’s skull. This battle became very personal when I hit my own wall of burnout over the last six months. With a better perspective and new goals, I am doing my part to prevent this same burnout for our future doctors. Will you join me in this fight?

Why Aren’t Doctors Rich? Goldberg’s Experiment

why aren't doctors rich?

In the 1960’s, Lew Goldberg showed that a physician’s intuition and judgment can be fatally flawed.  Interestingly, the same fatal flaw that was exposed by Goldberg is the same fatal flaw that causes some of the biggest financial mistakes that doctors make with money.  Why aren’t doctors rich?  Psychology has an interesting explanation that everyone … Read more