Medical Student


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 Whatever Wednesdays again. This will just be a short post to ponder the question “Is Crypto Alive Again?” Is Crypto Alive Again? The answer is “kind of”. My last few posts in general about crypto have been pretty pessimistic or “bearish” if you will. In general, crypto is mostly just speculative. Why is there a “bull run” all of the sudden? Well, in the last few days, we’ve seen Bitcoin have two […]

Is Crypto Alive Again? #illumedati



Hey everyone, just a short light-hearted post today for April Fool’s. April’s Fools? Yea. Match Day has come and gone and I can imagine that a lot of medical students and others are putting plans in place to move to a new place. I tend to harp on this a lot, but I recommend that you do not buy a house. Every year people don’t take my advice. Some end up doing very, very well, […]

April’s Fools #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 Whatever Wednesdays again. Dodger’s Opening Day is tomorrow, Thursday, March 28th. So today I just wanted to ponder the question “Is Max Muncy ok?” For those who don’t know, Max Muncy had a breakout year in 2018. He hit for a .263 average, had a .391 OBP, slugged for .582, and posted a .973 OPS. If you include the 35 home runs in there and 79 walks in 481 plate appearances, that’s […]

Is Max Muncy ok? #illumedati #dodgers #maxmuncy


Hey everyone, it’s Medicine Mondays again. It’s not a real post today, more of just a short explanation for “Doctors are Bad Patients”. Doctors are Bad Patients My wife had a fall on our stairs yesterday. She turned to the grab the railing and then slipped and kind of rolled down 4 stairs. Initially, she was a little shaken, but wasn’t in too much pain. However, after looking at her wrist, it was pretty noticeably […]

Doctors are Bad Patients #illumedati