Maybe you are considering leaving your current job or making a change for good and retiring. While being a physician practicing clinical medicine was a wonderful career in many ways, there is indeed a life outside of medicine. My reasons to leave clinical medicine at 37 are complex, and it was not easy to… Continue reading Top 10 Things to Love about Early Retirement from Clinical Practice
I am not a financial advisor, so please do not make any financial decisions based on anything I write. However, I am a physician who retired early after achieving financial independence and many readers have reached out to know more about this. In the latter half of this article I also review a popular new… Continue reading Why Physicians Make Big Financial Mistakes….and Should They be “Firing Their Financial Advisor”?
It’s hard to believe it has been one year since I retired from medicine. It was a big leap to make that decision and a scary one at that. However, if I have learned nothing else over this past year, the one thing that has proven itself over and over is the value in pushing… Continue reading Taking Risks: Getting Comfortable in an Uncomfortable Spot
Eight weeks after I delivered my 3rd child, I was diagnosed with a 4 cm lung mass. Yes, you heard that right. For those in medicine, this is terrifying to hear as the first thing that comes to mind is lung cancer. Lung cancer is notoriously hard to treat, typically fatal with a short life… Continue reading Is it Ethical to Retire Early from a Career in Medicine?
How Can I Start Investing if I Don't Even Know What the Terms Mean? People have different opinions on how, when, and what to invest in. A good rule of thumb is to SAVE (emergency fund and college funds for kids), PAY OFF DEBT, and INVEST all at the same time. This means you do… Continue reading Investing in the Stock Market? I Never Learned About This in Medical School!