Smart Spending: Know Thy Purchasing Personality & Why Money Mindfulness Matters

I’d like to preface this entry by saying: this post is really fun; I’m so excited for you to get past this introduction and read on; just wait for the surprises I have in store for you! But first read the introduction, of course. Please.  Money Mindfulness. Or perhaps, “Mindful Spending”, if you’d like.  Guess what it is! No, it’s not the latest #trending New Year’s resolution (#moneygoals,…


What I Wish I Knew About Finance As a Medical Student and Resident

Let’s talk about the “f-word.” That word being failure, of course (what did you think I meant?). Hindsight is 20/20.  To err is human.  We can’t escape failure, as much as we might want to, especially when we receive that stinging feedback. It’s true that the path to success is paved with failure—but, as it turns out—everything you thought you knew about failure is probably wrong (🤯!!!). Well,…


The Finance Savvy Resident: Your Future-Self Will Thank You For This

Or your future-self might not; I don’t know, because I can’t predict the future. But I can offer some solid, evidence-supported suggestions—apropos to residents—as to potentially prescient, if not  generally, sensible financial moves.  Whatever your particular path or current circumstances, it is never too early nor too late to consider your financial future; how you can help position yourself…


The DEBTonator: How to Avoid Common ‘Doc Debt Traps’

As a doctor, or soon-to-be-doctor, you understand the importance of taking care of your body to stay in good health. You may do all the right things—exercise, veggies, wash your hands, floss. (Note: when I look back on this post in August 2020, during a pandemic, that also includes wearing a mask and social distancing!) But are you taking the necessary steps to protect your financial health?…


Doctor’s Scourge: Tips on How Physicians Can Minimize Debt

Being in debt is a way of life among physicians.  After all, it’s difficult to get through 8 years of school without accumulating student loan debt.  Over time, one gets desensitized to debt and it becomes easier and easier to acquire more. All too commonly, student loan debt sets physicians on a road to acquiring other kinds of debt to the point of over-indebtedness—and it can be difficult to…