Investing in What Matters Most: The Best Investments

what matters most

Much of the personal finance blogosphere directed at physicians spends time discussing spending money. And for good reason.  Physicians have a spending problem.  While I am all about educating people about their personal finance shortcomings, it is also important to find balance in life.  Some things in life are worth the money, because they provide … Read more

5 Reasons Investing in Individual Stocks is for Losers

Should I invest in individual stocks

Many people have enjoyed the successes (and more often the failures) of investing in individual stocks. If you have ever wondered if you should invest in individual stocks, this post is for you. And, if you currently do this sort of thing, I might call you a loser in this post. Read it at your own peril.

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

Making a Personal Finance Curriculum

making a personal finance curriculum

Recently I felt a bit like the dog who finally caught the tire he was chasing. I’ve been tasked with making a personal finance curriculum for the senior MD, PA, and SRNA students at my medical school. Now, I need your help! Please, leave a comment and let me know what you think are “musts” to include!