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Why Do Doctors Kill Themselves?

physician suicide

I still remember exactly where I was when suicide first touched my life.  I was in my second year of residency.  I was sleeping.  It was 2 am two days before Christmas when I received the call from my mom.  I can’t explain why, but I knew immediately. This started my journey into wondering why doctors kill themselves.

A Doctor’s Life: Ready, Rinse, Repeat

wash hands

As I wash my hands right after I hang up the phone, the overhead call rang out:  “Attention.  Your attention, please. A Level 1 trauma code has been activated in the adult emergency department.”  It was a gun shot wound to the right chest.  I rinse my hands off, and head down to the ED… just another night in A Doctor’s Life.  Ready. Rinse. Repeat.

How to access 401K early (before 59.5 & avoid 10% penalty)

mountains and valleys

He was planning to retire early at age 40 and didn’t want to have to deal with the tax implications of getting money out of a 401K/403B prior to age 59.5 years old (10% penalty!). Let’s discuss the options on how to access 401K before age 59 for those considering early retirement, and how to avoid the 10% penalty.

Financial Mistakes: It (mis)takes one to know one!

Financial mistakes

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.