Finance Fridays


Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. Today is more of just a stream-of-consciousness post and a reminder to you (and me) about “Taking a Step Back“. Taking a Step Back? Yea. In my past few posts, I’ve talked a bit about my Home Improvement projects… and the more I plan, the more things that seem to come up. Seeing as how currently I have two teams at my house working on renovating my deck/lanai and […]

Taking a Step Back #illumedati


Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. Today is just going to be a short post on something I learned of recently. We’re going to talk about “Home Improvement Tax Benefits”. Home Improvement Tax Benefits As I’ve stated before, recently my own home is undergoing some renovations. Like all things in Hawaii, it doesn’t come cheap — and it’s also important to understand that you get what you pay for. I subscribe to the “do it […]

Home Improvement Tax Benefits #illumedati



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