Celebrate Medicine

Eulogy for a Troll

[Names have been changed to protect the innocent (and the guilty)] Jack was an asshole.  A mean, malingering, histrionic jerk who seemed to be placed on this earth purely to torture healthcare workers.  To know him was to loathe him, and boy did we know him well. With over 200 ER visits under his belt, […]

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Spotlight

Side Hustle Spotlight 2.9.19

The Side Hustle Spotlight is a weekly roundup of interesting posts and articles about medicine, side hustles and personal finance. This week I achieved a long-term goal of getting to guest post on White Coat Investor.  The controversial title Stop Whining About Job Satisfaction had the anticipated range of responses.  Those who continued to read the article […]

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Laugh

Level Up: How your favorite video game shaped your career.

Money lessons are lurking around every corner.  Whether you’re reading children’s books, watching Christmas movies or even playing video games you can’t help but learn about personal finance. We recently bought our family a Nintendo Switch, and my wife and I have gotten a real kick out of watching our 8-year-old daughter discover Super Mario […]

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Spotlight

Side Hustle Spotlight 1.27.19

The Side Hustle Spotlight is a weekly roundup of interesting posts and articles about medicine, side hustles and personal finance. This week I asked Is it better to be an employee, an independent contractor or both?.  There are pros and cons to each type of job, but I think the ideal combo is a full-time W2 […]

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Does Earning More Money Prevent Burnout?

The concept of “money can’t buy happiness” is popular in personal finance and physician circles. People are quick to cite studies claiming that after a certain level of income, earning more money does not increase happiness. I’m not buying it. It is true that some of my happiest moments occurred when I was broke. It’s […]

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Spotlight

Side Hustle Spotlight 1.20.19

The Side Hustle Spotlight is a weekly roundup of interesting posts and articles about medicine, side hustles and personal finance. This week I asked Are Cash Balance Plan Fees Worth It?. Spending thousands on investing fees sounds sacrilegious, but what if it could save you tens of thousands in taxes? Most medical careers involve Sensory […]

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Celebrate Medicine

Sensory Overload

Being a doctor is a rollercoaster of emotions. Sometimes Medicine is an assault on all the senses. Other times it can be a downright pleasure.  Usually those two moments are only a few minutes apart. We all have unique tastes and pet peeves.  Here are some of my favorite (and least favorite) sources of sensory […]

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Invest Smarter

Are Cash Balance Plan Fees Worth It?

I’m a big fan of Getting P.A.I.D. – converting a high hourly rate of active income into multiple streams of passive income.  One of the ways you can really boost your savings is to take advantage of self-employed retirement accounts like a Solo 401(k) and a cash balance plan. The Solo 401(k) is a no brainer – […]

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