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.
When Should a Doctor Get Disability Insurance?
I told him I needed life insurance. He said sure. He told me I needed disability insurance. I told him no (three times in fact). He asked if I was healthy, and I mentioned a couple of medical problems for which I get treatment. Eventually, though he sold me on the idea of going for it. “What could it hurt to try….” It hurt a lot.
The Importance of Investing Money in Residency
Saving money is tough. Saving money during residency might be tougher. But is also might be more important. Join along as we discuss the importance (and benefits) behind investing during residency.
Proof is in the Pudding: 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.
How a Resident Got their Financial House in Order During Quarantine
Many of us have spent time in quarantine. While you can use this time to binge on your favorite netflix shows, you could also use this time to be productive – and get your financial house in order. Read the post to find out more.
Is Being Frugal Worth it?
Making big financial decisions can be tough. Particularly during residency. Sometimes we want to take the big trip. Or buy the nicer car. Is being frugal really worth it?
How Should A Doctor Learn About Personal Finance?
It is the time of year when freshly minted interns are about to be made, and graduating residents...
Three Reasons People Don’t Care About Wellness (& Why They’re Wrong)
Some people just don’t get it. They think talking about burnout, physician suicide, and wellness is unnecessary and soft. Let’s look at three of the biggest reasons why some people don’t care about wellness, and why they’re wrong.
3 Reasons You Hate Your Job & What To Do About It
While I can’t say that I hate my job, I bet I can explain why you hate yours. Come tag along as we examine the three key factors that lead to work satisfaction and how to get them back if they are missing in your life.
What is Physician Burnout? You Aren’t Alone
How much does burnout cost? What is the prevalence of burnout in our resident physicians? Am I burned out? We answer these questions and more in this classic post.
The Power of Saying No: What Barry Sanders Taught Me
When my residency program asked me to help with a problem in the residency and didn’t value my time, I realized the power of saying no. Come join the conversation as I get real with what determines my self-worth, Barry Sanders, saying no, and how I’ll end my career after reaching FI.
Welcome WCI Readers–>Fellowship: Worth the Return on Investment?
Today’s post can be found on White Coat Investor where I discuss Fellowship Opportunity Cost. In other words, how much does it cost you (debt, investments, and otherwise) to pursue a fellowship. I even include a calculator to help you figure it out! Let’s calculate your Fellowship Opportunity Cost today.