New Attending Physician Baby Steps

Becoming a new attending can be daunting, both medically and financially. Here are some steps that new doctors can take to gain control of their finances.

The transition from a resident physician to a new attending can be a big one. It’s the first time that you’re “on your own” as a doctor. Also, you’re probably working somewhere new and trying to figure out a strange electronic medical record and new hospital system. But with all of this new doctor stuff comes a nice step-up in […]

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A Case Study in Financial Planning

I frequent a number of personal finance forums, namely over at The White Coat Investor and Rockstar Finance.  Every now and then a certain topic will tickle my fancy and break my bad case of writer’s block.  I came across one such thread on the WCI forums and thought it would make an interesting thought experiment.  At the very least […]

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Paying Back Student Loans SUCKS!

Paying back student loans sucks.  Paying back six-figures worth of student loans sucks even more.  I know, I know.  I’m the one who took out these loans to finance a medical education.  And I was able to actually become a doctor with a doctor salary, so at least the return on investment is there.  But still, paying back student loans […]

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10 Strategies For Paying Off Debt

I’ll be real with you guys.  I hate debt.  To be fair, I hate certain types of debt more than others.  For instance, I hate credit card, car loan, and student loan debt more than mortgage debt.  I think these feelings come from the fact that I’ve spent the majority of my adult life living in debt.  For instance, I […]

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