Financisms: A Top Ten List

Radiologists can relate to the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words.” “The only constant is change” is another adage perfectly describing the specialty.  And this dictum was hammered home by faculty throughout my radiology training: “If it isn’t documented, it didn’t happen.”  You know I have a passion for finance. But I have a confession to make.   I also love words.  I love learning new…


The Loan Debt Number That Changed My Life

Over a million dollars...my heart beat rose, my eyes scanned the bottom of the page believing I imagined those extra zeroes, but the numbers and decimal points remain unchanged. 1.5 million dollars was the number on the loan repayment plan page. No - I’m not talking about MY loan (whew!), but rather that of my best friends-- a dual physician couple that I grew up with, now with a newborn, and…


Interpreting Your Financial Brain: Behavioral Finance for Radiologists

This is a scan of your financial brain. As you interpret the images, you may not initially spot any abnormal findings, but a closer read will reveal the influence of subconscious biases.  In this post, I’ll be diagnosing patterns of thought and behavior that too commonly lead to unsound financial decisions and investing mistakes. Don’t let your psyche sabotage your efforts and hard-earned…