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You Are Strong: Don’t Let Burnout Win

You Are Strong: Don’t Let Burnout Win

You were strong enough when you lost your autonomy for the first time along this journey to becoming a doctor.  You were strong when your empathy began to fade.  You are still strong enough today to fight this fight.

From Frugal to Fancy to Buying a Peloton

From Frugal to Fancy to Buying a Peloton

Would you believe that my wife and I bought a peloton? Are we crazy? Did we just join a cult? Come find out why I thought it was okay to go from frugal to fancy, and when you can do the same!

How to Get Rich: Curbing Spending on the Big 5

How to Get Rich: Curbing Spending on the Big 5

There is one simple reason why most physicians do not get rich early in their careers – the Big 5. Learn how to get rich by avoiding the Big 5 expenses until you are at a point that you can afford them.

Budgeting That You Won’t Hate: Backwards Budgeting

Budgeting That You Won’t Hate: Backwards Budgeting

Let’s be real. Most of us hate budgeting. I know that I do. That said, I am a big believer that unintentional plans lead to lots of people ending up broke. What if I told you that there is a way to budget that you won’t hate, and it will accomplish all of your goals automatically? Too good to be true? Read on to find out…

Health Savings Account (HSA): Everything You Need to Know

Health Savings Account (HSA): Everything You Need to Know

What is a Health Savings Account (HSA)? How is it diferrent than an FSA? Why does everyone talk about it? What expenses does an HSA cover? Should you use your HSA for that big procedure you just had? All that and more in today’s post.

A Tale of 4 Single Primary Care Physicians

A Tale of 4 Single Primary Care Physicians

Your finances as an unmarried individual filing taxes a single filer while earning significantly less than a specialist or a dual-income household will look a lot different. Read today’s guest post to learn more.

When Should a Doctor Get Disability Insurance?

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.

Should I Tithe Pre-tax or Post-tax (or at all)?

Should I Tithe Pre-tax or Post-tax (or at all)?

Charitable giving and tithing can be a touchy subject. This website is not here to tell you what to do, but it is here to challenge you and to get you to make intentional financial decisions. That’s just what this post on tithing does.

The Road To Burnout Helped Me Find My Purpose

The Road To Burnout Helped Me Find My Purpose

We all know the story. The happy and forward looking medical student entering their first year, and the end result of the burned out and depressed doctor at the end. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. How did we get here? This is why I write.