Docs Who Cut Back #7: Loonie Doc

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Editor’s note: My wife likes to quote an old world saying that there’s a lid for every pot (usually used in the context of dating). Similarly, I want every reader of this blog to find at least one interviewee that reflects the reader’s peculiar circumstances and compulsions. This interviewee qualifies, in the best of ways, as both peculiar and compulsive. …

A Service For Doctors To Assume Control Over Their Finances

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I always had an excuse why now was not the right time to learn about money. Maybe you accumulated debt from your education, a home, a car, or credit cards. On a doctor’s high income, you’ll always have enough. Maybe your career in medicine is too time-consuming. Too busy saving lives to learn about money. Maybe you’re smitten, married, or …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Docs Who Cut Back #3: Xrayvsn

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Xrayvsn is a radiologist practicing in the Southeastern U.S.  He’s a kindred spirit who factored lifestyle considerations into choosing his optimal job. His posts are notable for their candor and vulnerability; reading his personal account of divorce will leave you raw and grateful. He’s also created terrific series interviewing fellow bloggers (The X-ray Beam), assessing whether physicians can afford items …

Convergence

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This weekend was spent in North Carolina strengthening ties with people we love but see less often than we’d like. BT is one of those people. Most of us were single. BT was married with a kid. Most of us had family in California BT was a southerner with a disarming drawl. On learning that fast-talking West coasters inevitably underestimated …

Fin. Con. 18

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Fin. In Spanish it means the end. Con. In Spanish it means together. Many finer writers have gone into comprehensive reviews over the fellow bloggers they met, the internet famous superheroes they ogled and adored, and the lessons learned for their digital businesses. I’m going eschew the comprehensive approach. Here, then, are a few hyper-specific FinCon moments that captured the …

A Priority We Pursue vs. A Luxury We Can Uniquely Afford

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Pursuing financial independence, especially as a physician, can inadvertently bring about feelings of resentment from colleagues. Taking cues from bloggers far smarter and more experienced than I am, I’ve learned not to bring up the subject of finances around co-workers, although if asked I’ll volunteer that I geeked out on finance a few years back and took over managing our …