The June Monthly Checkout: June 15th, 2018

By Jimmy Turner, MD
The Physician Philosopher

In medicine, we have to handover care to the medical providers coming behind us.  Just like we run the list to “check out” on the patients we are taking care of, we will run a list of articles I think are worth your time to read.  Today, we will discuss The June Monthly Checkout.

The link to each author’s name is their twitter handle so that you can follow them for new content, while the link to their self-titled article will send you to the article itself.

I’ve done the work finding the articles so that you don’t have to.

Before we get to the awesome posts below… 

I’ve created two new pages for those in training (called “Resident Physicians“) and for the medical professionals out of training (called “Attending Physicians“) to make it a little easier to find the posts that matter most to you.

Obviously, I cannot target everyone with every post.  So, hopefully these two pages make it easier for you to find the information that is most pertinent to you.

Oh, and one more thing… I wrote a guest post recently over at Camp FIRE Finance on Physician Burnout and how Financial Independence might be a big part of the answer.  I put a ton of work into it, and think it’s worth your time.  So, if you haven’t read it already, then check it out.

As always, if you have any suggestions, feel free to contact me and give me some feedback.

I am here to help.

Let’s Dig In.

Need an Investing Primer for Docs?

Physician on FIRE (POF) started a new series recently on the very beginning aspects of investing.  He answers questions ranging from what a 457 is to why a solo 401K is better than a SEP-IRA.  Come check it out and then following along:  Investing Basics for Physicians With Little Time or Experience, Part I.

If POF’s article got you thinking about vehicles for investment, then Wall Street Physician’s post will tell you how simple it can be.  I love this, because it is smart… and really simple.  Building a Vanguard Three-Fund Portfolio (Or Other Simple Index Fund Portfolios).  Don’t believe me?  Come read it for yourself.

Turning Pessimism into Motivation

Doc G at DiverseFI teaches us how to turn someone saying “You can’t into I will.” This post provides a big picture perspective and motivation towards our goals.  It’s always good to remember how to keep pushing when others think you can’t.  I’ve got a post coming up that was inspired by Doc G’s.

Chief Mom Officer (CMO) wrote a great guest post over at Physician on Fire this month. CMO (who writes here another great article) discusses how being financially prepared helped prevent financial catastrophe when that happened.  It’s worth the read:  Chief Mom Officer: Overcoming Obstacles to Achieve Early Financial Independence.

Escaping Burnout

Reflections of a Millennial Doctor (no twitter account, so this links to her website) wrote a fantastic guest post over at The Happy Philosopher on her journey in and out of burnout as a doc in Canada.  Reflections of a Millennial Doctor: Burnout.

It’s all about balance

At Their Money Goals, they keep a keen eye on making sure they are achieving the same goal that I preach:  Obtaining wealth while not forgetting why, which is to obtain a life well lived. Frugality is a good thing, but it cannot happen at the expense of living.  When you die, your bank account doesn’t come with you.  How to Balance Life and Money.

 That’s it for this month’s monthly check out.  You’re welcome in advance 🙂




  1. Doc G

    Thanks for the shout out! Great group of articles.

  2. Xrayvsn

    Great roundup. Thanks for pointing out articles I didn’t come across myself.

  3. M

    Thanks so much for the feature! I really appreciate your support 🙂


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