In recent news, FIRE bloggers have been charged with creating a manifesto to describe their background and means for financial independence and early retirement. In Part 1 of the TPP Blogging Manifesto, I plan to lay out exactly what my financial beginnings looked like. Come step inside my head a bit & get to know me.
We are going to discuss five financial mistakes that I have made in my life and the consequences of each mistake. I want you to read this in a certain light, though. The light is this: You, too, can make it to financial independence despite making stupid mistakes like me.
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.
The flame that is so strongly lit when applying to medical school commonly dwindles into a slow fade of burnout for many attending physicians. The impact is real and so are the consequences. Today we will discuss some of the causes.
How do you have a successful marriage? How did you have kids during residency? Doesn’t your spouse get tired of not seeing you during this rotation? Wasn’t medical school hard? How do you balance your research, clinical work, and having a family of five? The secret I have found to all of these dilemmas is about setting expectations.
It is a common question asked by those thinking about going into the field of medicine, “Would you go into medicine again if you did it all over?” Sometimes they ask, “Would you tell your son or daughter to go into medicine?” Today we are going to look strictly at the financial aspect of this decision.
Given that I had the experience of thinking research was pretty worthless and then transitioned to “seeing the light,” I wanted to spend some time answering five questions that medical students often ask me regarding research:
I used to think this topic (and many other similar topics) were “mushy” topics that people only discussed if they had problems. I then started to realize that all of us have problems or know someone that does. We can continue to ignore these topics and pretend they aren’t a problem, or we can step up and combat the issue head on. Before we do that, though, we have to define the enemy. What exactly is burnout?