It’s Time To Rekindle Your Love For Medicine

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She’s been giving you the cold shoulder when you slide into bed at night. She doesn’t laugh at your jokes the way she used to. What started as a love affair has dwindled to ambivalent interdependence. Medicine cooks, you do the dishes. Breaking routine or separating households would only create more work for everyone. It’s platonic. FI could see the …

Investing Ought To Be Boring: Don’t Jump The Shark

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Yesterday a friend approached me giddy with excitement. He’d rolled over his legacy retirement account from an old job into his new Vanguard account, and with that money he’d purchased thousands of dollars of total stock market and total bond market funds! Pushing the buy order made him feel like the most powerful man in the universe. I’ve been meeting …

Docs Who Cut Back #6: Dawn Baker, MD / Practice Balance

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1. What is your specialty? Anesthesiology 1a. How many years of residency/fellowship did you complete? 4 years of residency 1b. How old were you when you began to cut back? I started working 0.75 FTE straight out of residency (I was 37). After my daughter was born, I cut back to 0.5 FTE at age 42. 1c. How many years …

Director’s Perspective: How To Gracefully Go Part-Time (And Stay There!)

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Vagabond MD is a practicing radiologist who holds the unique position of having sat on both sides of the part-time medicine negotiating table. As a former Department Chief, he was the decision-maker tasked with weighing the interests of physicians who sought to cut back against the interests of  the group as a whole. CD invited me to share my perspective …

Docs Who Cut Back #5: Wealthy Doc

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Wealthy Doc was possibly the first physician finance blogger, generously helping us learn financial literacy back when Al Gore had barely invented the internet. In those days, the White Coat Investor had not yet started his blog, skinny ties were all the rage, and we docs were doing stupid things with our money. Nearly a decade later, WCI might clear …

Why I’m Applying To Become An LLC on December 17th

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One of the eye-opening realizations I took away from attending FinCon18 was that I need to form a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) before I try my hand at consulting. The benefits of an LLC are that your assets and the corporation’s assets are separate. This is theoretically a barrier preventing a client who goes after your business from going after …

Docs Who Cut Back #4: B.C. Krygowski

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B.C. Krygowski is a physician, author, blogger, wife, mother and the generous spirit who brought wine in abundance to share with her fellow docs in finance at FinCon18. 1. What is your specialty? Hospice Palliative Medicine (HPM). 1a. How many years of residency/fellowship did you complete? My husband and I both did 3 years of residency. I also did a …