Financial Checklist: Reviewing My Disability Policy

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I’ve been remiss in doing some basic housekeeping – I compiled a comprehensive financial checklist plucked a variety of sources, and ran through the checklist mentally, but it’s high time I take a deep dive and examine each of the items on that checklist. First item on my list: my disability insurance policy. I pay my premium annually, and I …

A Farewell To Arms…And Pecs

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For the past several years, sea kayaking along the California coast has been my workout of choice. A precarious goat trail brought me down the face of a 300 foot cliff to a rock-strewn beach during my weekdays off, where as often as not I’d greet a couple of 50- and 60-something surfers I was friendly with who shared my …

Docs Who Cut Back #19: By Well Design

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The physician who blogs at ByWellDesign is an example of a specialist who cut back despite having a strong procedure-based component to her work. She was a decade into a typical nose-to-grindstone medical career until a cancer diagnosis forced her to reconsider her path. With wonderful clarity, her writing conveys how a cancer diagnosis immediately undermines assumptions about the future; …

Docs Who Cut Back #18: Errin Weisman, D.O.

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Dr. Errin Weisman is a family medicine physician married to a farmer in rural Indiana, and a mother of three. She reached out to me via a friend in the close-knit community of physician bloggers. Errin’s experience with burnout in clinical medicine led her to a dark place where her “soul felt broken.” Working with a life coach, she dug …

A Candid Review of The New WCI Book: Financial Boot Camp

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Disclosure: I am an affiliate of Dr. Dahle, and make modest commissions when readers purchase his online “Fire Your Financial Advisor” course using my affiliate link. I have also appeared as a guest on his podcast. Dr. Jim Dahle, a.k.a. The White Coat Investor, recently released his second book, Financial Boot Camp. You can find the table of contents here. …

Dual-Doctor Dilemmas with the Darkos

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In a recent binge of catching up on podcasts, I caught the charming trauma surgeon (yes, it’s the first time I’ve strung those words together) Dr. Nii Darko hosting one of the most vulnerable and memorable podcast interviews I’ve heard him conduct – with his wife, the equally impressive OB/GYN Dr. Renee Darko. I met the doctors Darko at FinCon …