Finance Fridays


Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. Today we’re going to talk a little about “Changing Course”. Changing Course? Yea… this post doesn’t really pertain to me specifically, since I’m still hoping to stay on track for The 20 Year Career. However, this is more to illustrate that it’s important to be flexible and aware of what you want out of life. So I have a good friend that shares similar financial goals as me. We […]

Changing Course #illumedati


529s and the New Tax Law 2018
Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. This is just a reminder that “Tax Day Comes”. Tax Day Comes If you haven’t already done your taxes, they’re due by April 15, 2019, unless you’ve filed an extension. However, if you’ve already filed your taxes, like I did mine then you might have a few dollars extra sitting in your bank from a tax refund. I’ve talked about getting a Tax Refund before. I’d recommend you revisit […]

Tax Day Comes #illumedati



Tax Season is Upon Us - Small
Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. Today is just a short post to follow-up on how my 2019Taxes are going. Things went pretty much as expected. As expected, we ended up owing the state of Hawaii some money this year because of changes in the Hawaii State Income Tax. However, because I was pretty conservative with my withholding this year, I didn’t end up owing too much and we actually received a small refund from […]

2019 Taxes #illumedati


Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. Today is going to be a kind of stream of consciousness post about “Changing Jobs and Losing Money”. First of all, let me be clear that I’m not talking about me. I like my job and I don’t see myself leaving it until I retire from medicine completely. However, as I’ve talked about before in Choosing Your First Job, The Temporary First Job, and Looking for a New Job, […]

Changing Jobs and Losing Money #illumedati



Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. Today will just be a short post about “Keeping up with your Retirement Accounts”. Keeping up with your Retirement Accounts I’ve talked a bit about my own investment portfolio. Not much has changed, but it’s a good idea to try to keep up with any new changes to your accounts. For example, in my wife’s 457, because there were no great options, so I opted to just go with […]

Keeping up with your Retirement Accounts #illumedati


Hey everyone, it’s Match Day! Since it already happened, not much for me to say here, except that you are likely feeling a whirlwind of emotions. First things first, go ahead and celebrate with friends and family. However, please be safe out there. Don’t drink and drive. I’d recommend you check out these links about the afterMatch: Congratulations You have matched! Post-Match Senioritis Post Match Checklist Then check out these ones: Preparing to start residency: Pre-Residency […]

Did you match? #illumedati #NRMPmatch #TheMatch2019