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Should I Invest in My 457 Plan?

Should I Invest in My 457 Plan?

Investing in your 401K/403B is a straight-forward decision, even if you are loaded up with debt. A much more complicated question to answer is whether you should contribute to your company’s deferred compensation 457 plan. Today’s post will answer the question, “Should I invest in my 457?” The What, when, and why.

Can I trust PSLF?  The PSLF Side Fund

Can I trust PSLF? The PSLF Side Fund

A recent area in physician personal finance that has the same dilemma, which requires the Trust, But Verify method is PSLF (Public Service Loan Forgiveness).  People often ask, “Can I trust PSLF?”  My answer?  Have a back-up plan.
And trust, but verify.  Let’s dig in.

Proof is in the Pudding: Live like a Resident

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.

The 10% Rule: Limiting Lifestyle Creep

The 10% Rule: Limiting Lifestyle Creep

If we ignore the desires of our heart and deny our ability to enjoy anything, this places us in an uncomfortable disposition towards discontent.  Likewise, if we ignore the head we are destined towards financial ruin. Let The 10% Rule make both your head and your heart happy.

Lifestyle Inflation After The First Big Paycheck

Lifestyle Inflation After The First Big Paycheck

This is a story familiar to us all. We watch (or anticipate watching) our paycheck jump in size after we finish training. We then make all of the lifestyle changes to accompany the big increase. This is the big dilemma. Today we will discuss a better way.

Time is money, but money can’t buy time

Time is money, but money can’t buy time

Please, tell me I am not the only one who thinks like this?  My monetary mindset currently revolves around our biggest (current) financial goal: Paying off our student loans. I hope that some day I can truly learn that Time is Money and that money is a means to an end. It’s not an end in itself.

The Tale of Two Doctors:  The First Paycheck

The Tale of Two Doctors: The First Paycheck

You’ve made it to your first attending pay check. Great! Now what? Is it really that important to start investing? Surely I can enjoy the big pay bump. Let this Tale of Two Doctors answer the question “What do I do with my first paycheck”? Come join Dr. Jones and Dr. EFI as they tell their tale.

Avoiding Buyers Remorse with Intentional Spending

Avoiding Buyers Remorse with Intentional Spending

We’ve all been there. We make a big purchase only to find out later… we regret the purchase. Buyers remorse is the real deal. Fortunately, there is a way to prevent this and spend money in a healthier and happier way.

Why You Should Wait to Buy the House (The Diderot Effect)

Why You Should Wait to Buy the House (The Diderot Effect)

Are you one of the many doctors who struggle with the Diderot effect? In the 1700s a French Philosopher learned about keeping up with the Joneses the hard way. In fact, he was such an example that The Diderot Effect was named after him. Keep reading to find out if you struggle with it, too!

How I used the 10% Rule to Increase Our Net Worth $250K in 1 Year

How I used the 10% Rule to Increase Our Net Worth $250K in 1 Year

Today is the third installment of the quarterly net worth update, but it is actually a full year out (I wasn’t blogging during the first quarter) from training at this point.  My goal for this time point was to have $100,000 in assets at this point.  Two years out I planned to have a positive net worth.  To find out how I did, keep reading.

“Fire Your Financial Advisor” Review

“Fire Your Financial Advisor” Review

The following is a review of this course, which is called Fire Your Financial Advisor. The review is long, but this course includes over 6 hours worth of video and presentation information all-in-all. Want to sneak a peek? Read more to find out.