A vivid memory stands out from my career. Driving home from the hospital at 3 AM, I reflected upon my most recent patient’s middle of the night delivery. It wasn’t an easy delivery, as they often aren’t. However, in the end we had a healthy mom and baby and the family couldn’t have been happier-… Continue reading Is your “Grit” Keeping You in Your Medical Career?
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”?
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!
As a young physician, I found that most of my colleagues were completely financially illiterate- myself included. The simple fact is that we have dedicated our time and efforts to learning about medicine, not finances. We also tend to find reading material on the subject dry and uninteresting. However, with more and more physicians in… Continue reading Getting into the Stock Market as a Physician? It’s not as Complicated as you Think.
I originally wrote this article as a guest blog for the site http://www.physicianonfire.com/ last month. The physician author of this blog specifically requested I write on this topic as his site deals with financial independence and retiring early (FIRE). I am now posting here since I have had requests from readers to share the financial decisions that allowed me… Continue reading The FINANCES behind retiring from medicine at 37