Friday Blog Roundup – 3/17/17

Welcome to the weekly blog roundup. My goal is to provide links to educational content as well as personal finance posts that I enjoyed. Check it out!Welcome to the Friday Blog Roundup, something that I hope will become a weekly feature on SomeRandomGuyOnline.  Here I plan on sharing articles covering a specific financial topic as well as some interesting personal finance posts that I came across during the week.  I hope you enjoy!


Backdoor Roth IRA

I’m glad that I learned about the Backdoor Roth before I became an attending physician.  I was able to hit the ground running and not have any missed contributions.  There are already so many quality articles about the Backdoor Roth.  Rather than reinvent the wheel and write my own post, I will instead share a few articles that I found helpful when I was first learning about this topic.


Personal Finance Blog Roundup

Regular readers know that one of my primary financial goals is to pay off my $300k of student loan debt.  While that is certainly a hefty amount, there are others out there with even more.  The engineer and dentist couple over at Debt Ascent talk about how they’re paying off over $500,000 of student loan debt.

Everyone knows that taking control of your finances can be tough.  Sometimes you have to make painful decisions in order to cut costs, especially if you’re trying to save money and get out of debt.  To that end, NinjaBudgeter talks about Why I Drive a $500 Car.

Most of us have some sort of emergency fund.  But is that enough?  Ty over at Get Rich Quick’ish shares his Financial Emergency Plan.

My experience with Wall Street and day trading is limited to the movies.  That’s okay because I can live vicariously through these two bloggers.  The Wall Street Physician tells us How Wall Street is Like a Game of High-Stakes Poker, while Stuart at Epic Quiver gives us his insight into the schedule of an active day trader.


Thanks for reading the first of what I hope will be many Friday Blog Roundups.  Have a great weekend!

18 thoughts on “Friday Blog Roundup – 3/17/17

  • March 17, 2017 at 4:17 am

    Thanks for sharing these SRGO. There’s a lot of great information out there and these lists are a good way to find new reading.

    • March 18, 2017 at 12:35 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, GFY! There is definitely a ton of great information and content out there, sometimes it’s hard to keep up.

    • March 18, 2017 at 12:39 pm

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Erik! Yeah $500k is a pretty hefty amount. Fortunately my wife didn’t have any student loan debt. If she did, we would have been in the same boat in terms of debt.

  • March 17, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Thanks for sharing!!! There are so many bloggers out there that I don’t have time to read all of them. So it’s nice to get a round up of the articles that you enjoyed.

    • March 18, 2017 at 12:56 pm

      Thanks for stopping by MSM. I don’t know… you’re a pretty prolific poster AND commenter. But true, there are a lot of great blogs and articles out there.

  • March 18, 2017 at 3:42 am

    Holy cow! I couldn’t imagine $500,000 in student loans. I wish there was a way for you folks in the medical fields to get through school with less debt.

    Thanks for the Backdoor Roth IRA links. I really need to take a serious look at that option. Have a good weekend.

    • March 18, 2017 at 12:58 pm

      Yeah it’s tough. Fortunately once we are docs/dentists, our salaries jump up high enough where we can pay off the debt in a timely manner. That’s of course assuming one doesn’t fall victim to lifestyle creep. Thanks for stopping by, Mr. N2S!

      • March 19, 2017 at 10:33 pm

        Well said, SRGO! Thanks for including us.

        • March 20, 2017 at 3:23 pm

          You’re welcome, DA!

  • March 18, 2017 at 8:28 am

    SRGO – thanks for giving my post a shoutout in your Friday roundup. I’m honored to be a part of the inaugural posting.

    • March 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Ty! No problem… I thought it was a great post. An emergency fund is just part of the overall “emergency financial plan”. Thanks for sharing yours!

    • March 20, 2017 at 3:22 pm

      No problem, WSP! Happy to share!

  • March 25, 2017 at 6:59 am

    Thanks for sharing, SRGO. I like to share screenshots, as it can be difficult to go from understanding a concept to following through.


    • March 25, 2017 at 7:21 pm

      No problem. Screenshots are great! I’m a visual person, so they are definitely appreciated. Thanks for stopping by!

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