A User’s Guide To Other People’s Anger: Surviving Patient Complaints (Part 1)

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Today’s guest post is by Dr. Matt Poyner, a Canadian emergency physician who sold everything, quit his job, and is currently backpacking the world with his wife and four young sons. He chronicles his adventures at Big Family, Small World ¬†and shares the investment strategy that enabled his radical experiment at DividendStrategy.ca. When a burnt out finance nerd meets a …

The Value Of A Financial Advisor

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A recently widowed loved one, familiar with my interest in finance, forwarded me a newsletter from her advisor that was written on the pretext of honoring the late Jack Bogle’s innovations at Vanguard. It was an odd tribute coming from this particular advisor. This loved one once asked me to look over the investments her advisor had placed her in, …

Rough Week

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The past week has been brutal: All this is in addition to watching a close friend struggle with disabling mystery symptoms for several months that have precluded his being able to work. This prompted my wife and I to spend yesterday asking what we would change about our lives today in light of the possibility that our future plans could …

An Inherent Tension

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This morning I read a wonderfully nuanced piece of writing by Peter Hessler in the New Yorker, which explored several delicate themes with great empathy. The unifying theme was the inherent tension of being identified as “other” in society, and how such a misfit identity can create a disconnect in how one is treated by society. Hessler captures something that …

Fifteen WCI Conference Names Better Than Yours

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No reader will accuse me of excessive entrepreneurial skill, but I recognize a good opportunity when I see it. From April 4th-12th, readers who purchase the White Coat Investor’s Fire Your Financial Advisor! course (reviewed here) will get complete access, at no additional cost, to videos from the inaugural WCI Con 2018, officially known as the Physician Wellness and Financial …

Diversification of Identity And Professional Ambition

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Those folks motivated to pursue careers requiring long training periods are understandably deeply invested in making those careers satisfying and achieving professional success through increasingly prestigious appointments. But what happens when career advancement requires separation from a significant other or children? Let’s examine a few case studies without right answers. I spent time in the horn of Africa during an …