Hey guys, It’s Finance Fridays again, and I’m here to talk about the “Pay Yourself First” concept. This should be a relatively short post, but still very important. Stock Photo from: Pexels What do you mean “pay yourself first”? This is actually a concept in most, if not all retirement books/articles. Essentially, when you receive your paycheck, before spending even a penny of it on anything else, you set aside money for your saving/retirement. If you already […]

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Hey guys, it’s Whatever Wednesdays again. A little while back I did a series of posts centered around Diamonds. However, this kind of got disrupted by the Match. Now that the Match is over, let’s try to get back on track. Stock Photo From: Pexels (Picture not really related to the Old Mine Cut, just thought it was cute) In my previous post Diamond Cut Types, there was commentary from @mcsassymd and @caitertot regarding a […]

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Hey guys, it’s Medicine Mondays again. Remember my previous post “I’m Leaving Medicine”? Well, I recently caught up with the friend of mine who was/is planning to leave medicine, hence the title: Let’s Talk About Leaving Medicine. Stock Photo from: Pexels Slight edit: 3-20-2017 @ ~ 5:45 pm PST, fixed some small calculation errors. So like I was saying, I was just talking to my friend and he linked me this article: Retired at 37: […]

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So it’s the end of Match week, and today all the 4th year medical students who matched will find out where they matched. As such, it’s time to go over The Post Match Checklist. I hope you guys have taken my advice in my prior posts Congratulations, you have matched! and Waiting for Friday. Stock Photo from: Pexels So, after receiving your Match results today, you will feel a whirlwind of emotions: Excitement, exhilaration, relief, […]

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It’s Whatever Wednesdays… but all the 4th year med students are just Waiting for Friday. This should be a short post, published early, on purpose. Life is on pause because you’ve matched but you don’t know where yet. Stock Photo From: Pexels So in my prior post from Monday – Congratulations, you have matched!, we talked about being limbo as you wait for Friday. Waiting for Friday I advised all you 4th year med students […]

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I hope you received this email today: Congratulations, you have matched! Hi guys, it’s Medicine Mondays again… but it’s not just any Monday… it’s Match Day! Stock Photo from: Pixabay If you’d like a throwback to last year’s post… here it is: Match Day 2016 So for those who don’t know, today is the day all the medical students participating in the NRMP match find out if they matched or not. All the possible email […]

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