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…


Ensure You’re Most Assuredly Insured: Home, Auto, and Extended Warranties

It is generally agreed that insurance is not exactly the most palatable way to spend your money. After all, you’re regularly paying for a product you don’t want to ever actually have to use. From one perspective, one might view it as sort of a rigged system.  Insurance companies usually pay out less in claims than they receive in premiums, so insurance buyers collectively lose money.  No one…


Building Your Stay-well Game Plan: Health, Long-term Care Insurance

Thus far, we’ve taken a jaunt through the educational pastures of life and malpractice insurance, and dipped our toes into the informative waters of disability insurance. In this post, we shall take a stroll of insight through the valley of health and long-term care insurance.  Fortunately, or unfortunately, I am neither a gecko nor Dennis Quaid (or insurance spokesperson of any kind). So I’ll…


Buying Disability Insurance: The Biggest Mistake You Never Made

A full post devoted to the topic of disability insurance might sound a little extreme to some; you may be dismissive about the idea of buying disability insurance coverage. At one point in time, I would’ve thought the same thing.  I have to admit that I didn’t know much about disability insurance as a student, resident, or even for a long time as a practicing radiologist.  Luckily, my naivety…


Risky Business: Your No-BS Guide to Malpractice and Life Insurance

Don’t bother to read this post if you are omnipotent and infallible (but then, of course, you’ll already know that). For the mere mortal, however, we can all benefit from a better understanding of strategic risk management—and by taking steps that can help stack the odds in our favor for our best future.   While we have only one past, we face all kinds of possible futures—and nobody knows which…