It’s really important to know where your advice is coming from and how the person giving you that advice gets paid. Conflicts of interest are given at the beginning of every talk for a reason. They can be powerful. For example, how someone answers the question of whether you should be investing your money or … Read more
The most common question that I get (in real life and online) is the following: “So, I am finished (or about to finish) training. How do I invest my paycheck?” I recognize that for many readers this question may be too basic, but I don’t want to skip it for those that are about to start their life as an attending. Hopefully, even for those that have it all figured out, they’ll find useful information in answering the question.
On a recent forum that I visit, a poster questioned everyone on whether it was worth taking a big trip to Europe after finishing his first licensure exam (USMLE Step 1). What the person was really asking is…. “Is it worth it to minimize debt?” That’s what we will discuss today.
When I was in residency, residency refinancing companies did not exist. If you read part 1 of this series or are considering private refinancing options, then this post will help you pick the best company for you.
Don’t we all remember the most important money saving tip? You know. If you just brew your coffee (or tea) at home while you are a medical student and resident instead of going to Starbucks, you could save thousands of dollars on your medical school debt. We’ve got some talking to do: Student Loans Part 1.
Welcome Physician on Fire readers! If you want to learn more about TPP, click here. For my regular readers, I have a Thursday guest post on Physician on Fire’s website where I write about Student Loan Bonds and how we can view them in a diversified portfolio. Click here and I’ll direct you the right way!
For those of us who have “seen the light” and realized that the financial shadows that dance on the wall are created by the industrial machine that want us to believe the personal finance is too hard to do ourselves. Once we are freed to realize that it is not as difficult as it used to seem, it is our responsibility to go back and to free the other prisoners. This is the Seventh Philosophy: A Responsibility to Teach