Step by Step Tutorial for FIRST Backdoor Roth (Vanguard)

First Backdoor Roth (Vanguard)

Many tutorials will instruct you on how to perform a Backdoor Roth Conversion However, very few of them go through a step by step process for the very first time you ever set up a Backdoor Roth IRA.  I, unfortunately, ran into several snags because of this. 

After you have maxed out your employer 403B/401K for you and your spouse and any governmental 457s, a backdoor Roth should be your next step! Read more to find out how.

How Academic Medicine Made Me a Non-Academic Author

physician author

Introduction:  Today’s post is a guest post by Brian Downs. Dr. Downs is a surgeon and a writer.  Today’s post fits in perfectly with our Wellness Wednesday posts as it highlights finding joy outside of our work: being a physician author.  Brian blogs over at Cognitive Buffer on a wide range of topics all with the hope … Read more

Time is Money, but Money Can’t Buy Time

Time is Money

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.

Introducing The Monthly Checkout

The Monthly Checkout

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. 

Imposter Syndrome, Duning-Kruger Effect, and Attending Land Mines

doubting cherubim

Have you ever felt that impending doom of being seen as a failure?  If you have any humility about yourself, the answer is probably yes.  It’s called “imposter syndrome.”  The prescription?  Avoid the Duning-Kruger effect. Want to know what that is and how to avoid it?  Just keep reading.

Proof is in the Pudding: Live like a Resident (Series)

Live Like a Resident

It’s often said, “Live like a resident during and after reisdency!” But where’s the proof that you should live like a resident after residency?  Well, the proof is in the pudding. Let’s look at the ingredients to see if that math adds up.

Investing Money in Residency: Resident Series

The item I want to discuss today is a continuum from our discussion on minimizing debt during residency.  It really isn’t just a drop in the bucket.  I want to show you why it is so important to save what you can during residency. In fact, I want to make an argument as to why you should invest in residency

Physician, Know Thyself: A Self-Identity Crisis

Know Thyself

You think you know yourself, but you probably don’t. I certainly thought I knew Steve until Steve’s mom called. She was concerned he might commit suicide. As a third year med student, my biggest lesson of all came outside the hospital. If you are (or ever were) in medical school, please read: Med Student Suicide.