Finance


Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. Today we’re going to talk about “Non-Monetary Return on Investments“. Non-Monetary Return on Investments? Yea. Basically, in general, when you talk about investments, you expect a return on your investment in terms of money (monetary). However, in this post I’m going to talk about investments we make with expected non-monetary returns in nature. The “dividends” or “interest” you receive from your investment will not be in monetary form. It’s […]

Non-Monetary Returns on Investments #illumedati


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Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. Today I’m going to try to simplify some things… we’re going to discuss “Stuff versus Time”. Stuff versus Time? Yea. So, to step back a bit, this blog is mostly about taking responsibility for your finances and being in charge of your retirement. However, I do also talk about Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE), and things like that as well. In general, I talk a lot about mindset. Like […]

Stuff versus Time and physician FIRE comments #illumedati



Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. Today, we’re going to take a trip down memory lane and look at some my financial decisions, just remember “Hindsight is 20/20“. Hindsight is 20/20? What do you mean? It’s an idiom, and it means ” In hindsight things are obvious that were not obvious from the outset; one is able to evaluate past choices more clearly than at the time of the choice.” Please note that I would not change anything […]

Hindsight is 20/20 #illumedati


Here’s the Finance Fridays Roadmap Update (7-27-2018): So pour some coffee, sit back, relax and click on some of these links: ** denotes new since last roadmap update Stock Photo From: Pixabay I cleaned up this post a bit for this update since we have a lot of posts to deal with now: I added bullets and made some subheadings and I’m hoping that will make it easier to navigate. I don’t know anything about […]

Finance Fridays Roadmap 7-27-2018 #illumedati



Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. It’s that time again… today I’m going to talk about “Trimming the Fat (Again)“. Trimming the Fat (Again) If you haven’t already, you should probably read my prior posts: Trimming the Fat Falling Off the Wagon It’s the Little Things So, my confession is: I’ve been buying Starbucks pretty much every day since falling off the wagon earlier this year. I was doing so so well for awhile, but […]

Trimming the Fat (Again) #illumedati


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Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. There was a recent blog post from White Coat Investor titled “How to Live on $350k in Hawaii“. PhysicianOnFire (PoF) tagged me in it and I promised to give my perspective on it. So today let’s talk about “Being a Doctor in Hawaii” Being a Doctor in Hawaii Edit: This post is 2350+ words, so pour some coffee and take your time. Before we begin, I’d recommend going over […]

Being a Doctor in Hawaii #illumedati