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Hey everyone! It’s Medicine Mondays again and this is kind of follow-up to my prior post Talking to Med Student Me. Today I’m going to go back in time and talk to Pre-Med Me. Stock Photo from: Pexels Before I jump into this post, I wanted to do a quick side story. Awhile back my daughter went to a birthday party from one of her friend’s from daycare. At that birthday party I was introduced […]

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Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays. After looking through some of my old posts, I have alluded to Credit Card Debt and how bad it is for you. However, I realized I’ve never talked about it explicitly. So let’s talk about Credit Card Debt. Stock Photo from: Pexels Ok, so let’s discuss Credit Card Debt Remember how I mentioned compound interest before and how powerful it is? Credit Card Debt is like that, except probably even […]

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Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays and this is going to be one of those “right now” posts. I received a comment on my post about Roth 401k/403b in Residency. I was going to write a relatively long comment, but instead I’ve decided to turn it into a complete post: Roth 401k/403b in Residency Case Report. Stock Photo from: Pixabay Here’s the comment: (from Queue) My wife and I are making retirement a priority. We’re just about […]

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Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again and this is going to be a relatively short post about Catchup Contributions. Stock Photo from: Pexels What are “Catchup Contributions”? Well, your normal allowable yearly contributions to 401k/403b and 457 are $18000 (as of 2017). However, after the age of 50, this limit increases by $6000 to $24000 in order to help “catchup” in preparation for retirement. This also increases the prior maximum contribution of $54,000 (2017) from all […]

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Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again and I’m going go back to the basics again. Most of Finance Fridays is geared toward securing a stable retirement. However, the more immediate goal is to establish Positive Net Worth. Stock Photo from: Pexels What is Positive Net Worth? Well, it’s not too difficult to understand. You tally up all your financial assets that you have and subtract your liabilities (debt). As a physician, this is important because […]

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Hey everyone, it’s Whatever Wednesdays again. I’m here with a short post to kind of reflect on my past articles from the last year. After browsing through my post I’ve come to the conclusion that a good amount of what I advise my readers to do, is not what I’ve done. For this reason, I wanted to explain why you should “do as I say, not as I do.” Stock Photo from: Pexels What does this […]

Do As I Say Not As I Do #illumedati