Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. I’ve talked about “Your Number” and “Different Numbers” but today’s post is going to be about “Your Number” Revisited. This short post is mostly just as a thinking exercise. However, let’s start with some background: I was talking to my contractor on Thursday. He’s still been working on my lanai (deck). He comes and works hard and I always try to bring out some ice cold water for him. […]

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Hey everyone, it’s Whatever Wednesdays again. Today is just a short post about “Secure Socket Layer (SSL)”. What’s Secure Socket Layer (SSL)? Well, without getting too crazy, it’s just basically another way to help people tell whether a website is legitimate or not. If you look in your URL bar you’ll see something like this: See that little “lock” in front of my website URL of That designates that my site has been SSL […]

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Hey everyone, it’s Medicine Mondays and today I’m going to talk about something relevant to The Match… what to do if you’re “Below Average”. Below Average? Yea. I recently was asked by a friend of a friend about how to approach The Match when you’re “Below Average”. First of all, let’s define what this person meant by “Below Average”. In a general sense, this probably means to the entire “medical student package” meaning your grades […]

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Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. Today we’re going to ponder the question “What if College is Free?” What if College is Free? Well, since I talk a lot about 529s and saving money for college, I thought it was appropriate to talk about “What if College is Free?” As some of you may know, college is free in certain countries. However, as we’ve talked about before: There is no free lunch. Their “free college” […]

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Hey everyone, it’s Whatever Wednesdays again. Today is just going to be a “Quick Foodie Post”. Quick Foodie Post? Now, I’m not a “foodie” really, but I like to find good “bang for your buck” places which I add to my rotation — usually for lunch. I had lunch with a friend of mine at Wagaya Ramen today. I had the Garlic Tsukemen Ramen ($13.95). To be honest, it was my first time having Tsukemen […]

Quick Foodie Post #illumedati

Hey everyone, it’s Medicine Mondays again, and today is the followup to the post “Prelude to Next Week” and we’re going to talk about “What if?” What if? So the post I wrote was to think about a series of questions: What would you do if you didn’t go to medical school? The opportunity cost of 4 years of medical school and 3+ years of training (6 for me). What would you have done with […]

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