A Dirtbag Takes Off The Training Wheels

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Mr. Money Mustache piqued my interest in spending more time on a bicycle and less in a car. Meeting Physician on FIRE, who rides a bike to his hospital in Minnesota, exposed my flimsy excuses for driving my car in California. Collectively, they led me to pose myself a challenge: If I could routinely use my bicycle over the course …

Does Working Part-Time Make You A Better Doctor?

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Today’s guest post is by Vagabond MD, the radiologist whose interview inaugurated the Docs Who Cut Back series. His contributions to the physician financial literacy and wellness sphere have graced numerous blogs and podcasts, and his status is best summarized in the title conferred on a guest post he wrote for fellow celebrity blogger Hatton1: “Vagabond Speaks, I Listen.” Does …

Docs Who Cut Back #17: Dr. S

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Dr. S, a fellowship-trained radiologist, came to my attention via comments on the blog. Based on her succinct replies, she’d make one hell of an emergency radiologist. Don’t let this woman of few words fool you – her story is complex, compelling and instructive. Take it away Dr. S: 1. What is your specialty, and how many years of residency/fellowship …

Frugal Weirdos In Love

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Until my late twenties, I possessed the naif’s distorted if highly romantic view of what love would be like as a firsthand experience. A couple of weeks ago, I experienced a sudden and unexpected surge of love at the most unlikely, least romantic moment I could have imagined. Following is the difference between the movie love I imagined in my …

Docs Who Cut Back #16: GasFIRE

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1.What is your specialty, and how many years of residency/fellowship did you complete? I spent 4 years in residency for Anesthesiology. I experienced two stages of cutting back. Transition A occurred 13 years after completing training. I was 43 when I was actually able to cut back to .85 FTE. I had been planning to do so for three years prior, …

A User’s Guide To Anger

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For generations, anger was believed by social science to be a vestigial remnant of our ancestral evolution, the emotional equivalent of your appendix. It served no function other than to inconveniently cause embarrassment and negative social consequences. A recent article by Pulitzer prize winner Charles Duhigg in The Atlantic examined the purpose of anger in the context of our current …

Docs Who Cut Back #15: Dr. Mo

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Dr. Mo, who blogs anonymously at A Sustainable Medical Career, is a voice you are unlikely to mistake for any other. His writing combines radical candor, strategic  expletives and a casual conversational tone. Reading his posts combines the pleasures of grabbing coffee with a new friend and the intimate feel that your friend is entrusting you to be his confessor. …