Retirement


Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. I’ve been going through some of my recent posts and realized that they tend to be a little long. For that reason, I wanted to refocus and get back to the basics today, so I’m going to talk about “The Checklist”. What do you mean by refocus? Since every post I write focuses on one topic, it can be easy to forget what the original goal is/was. In a […]

The Checklist #illumedati




Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays. After looking through some of my old posts, I have alluded to Credit Card Debt and how bad it is for you. However, I realized I’ve never talked about it explicitly. So let’s talk about Credit Card Debt. Stock Photo from: Pexels Ok, so let’s discuss Credit Card Debt Remember how I mentioned compound interest before and how powerful it is? Credit Card Debt is like that, except probably even […]

Credit Card Debt #illumedati


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Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays and this is going to be one of those “right now” posts. I received a comment on my post about Roth 401k/403b in Residency. I was going to write a relatively long comment, but instead I’ve decided to turn it into a complete post: Roth 401k/403b in Residency Case Report. Stock Photo from: Pixabay Here’s the comment: (from Queue) My wife and I are making retirement a priority. We’re just about […]

Roth 401k/403b in Residency Case Report #illumedati



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Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again and this is going to be a relatively short post about Catchup Contributions. Stock Photo from: Pexels What are “Catchup Contributions”? Well, your normal allowable yearly contributions to 401k/403b and 457 are $18000 (as of 2017). However, after the age of 50, this limit increases by $6000 to $24000 in order to help “catchup” in preparation for retirement. This also increases the prior maximum contribution of $54,000 (2017) from all […]

Catchup Contributions #illumedati


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Hey guys, it’s Finance Fridays, and this is kind of related to last week’s post, Inheritance Tax. Today I’m going to be talking about Estate Tax. Stock Photo from: Pixabay Ok, first things first. Before we get in too deep here, I want to make something clear. For the majority of people (and doctors), it is unlikely that you will need to pay an estate tax.  The figure I see tossed around is that only […]

Estate Tax #illumedati