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Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. This is kind of a short, niche post on “Crypto and Taxes”. Crypto and Taxes Yes. Just like anything else, you need to pay taxes on your cryptocurrency gains. Obviously, where you are in the world treats taxes differently. However, for the purposes of this post, I am specifically talking about United States Taxes. Oh man, I have to pay taxes? Yes. The IRS has, for some reason, defined […]

Crypto and Taxes #illumedati


Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. Today we’re going to do a little refresher about some basic finance stuff. Today’s post is about “The Mountain Revisited“. Mountain? What Mountain? Perhaps you forgot about my prior post, Many Paths to the Top of the Mountain. If you haven’t read it, go ahead and give it a read, since I’ll be referring to it in this follow-up post. Don’t worry. I’ll wait. Ok, I’m caught up now. […]

The Mountain Revisited #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


Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. Today I was going to look at my portfolios and see if I needed to rebalance or not. So rather than just do all the work, I’d figure I’d share the data and my thoughts with you guys, without getting into too much detail. So let’s talk about “My Portfolios for 2018“. My Portfolios for 2018 The major retirement accounts I have are: Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) [mine] Thrift […]

My Portfolios for 2018 #illumedati



Starting from The End 1
Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again… and I’m going to talk about Crypto again. I do still plan to keep Finance Fridays primarily related to “The Philosophy”, however, I’ve received a few requests for more information on how to get started in crypto, so I wanted to address that. Without further ado let’s talk about “Getting Started in Crypto”. Getting Started in Crypto Before we move on, I must reiterate that Cryptocurrency is extremely volatile […]

Getting Started in Crypto #illumedati