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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Celebrate Medicine, Laugh

The Doc Lot

Medicine is all about pattern recognition.  17-year-old with gradual onset of RLQ pain and loss of appetite?  I know this one.  28-year-old with a painful genital rash after a weekend in Vegas?  Here’s your Valtrex.  85-year-old with unintentional weight loss and night sweats?  Better stop buying green bananas. Pattern recognition carries over to other parts […]

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Blogging, Humor, Laugh


A new year brings a feeling of hope and renewal.  A clean slate.  A blank canvas.  Maybe, just maybe – this will be the year you stick to your new year’s resolutions instead of reverting back to the same hot mess you’ve been for the past decade. I often look to my favorite doc bloggers […]

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Comedy, Humor, Laugh, Personal Finance

Money Lessons From Your Favorite Christmas Movies

When you’re a money nerd, you see financial lessons everywhere you look. Even something as innocent as a beloved Christmas movie is jammed packed with personal finance pearls.  One minute you’re watching Santa’s elves making toys, and the next thing you know you’re wondering if they collect unemployment in January. Once you start noticing the […]

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Celebrate Medicine, Humor, Laugh, Medicine

The Hospitalist

Once upon a night shift dreary while I sutured weak and weary With bloodshot eyes and vision bleary, drunks who fell upon their floor. While I nodded, nearly napping suddenly there came a tapping As of someone gently rapping – Rapping at the triage door. ‘Tis some visitor I muttered tapping at my triage door. Only […]

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Celebrate Medicine, Laugh, Medicine

What Your Allergy List Says About You

I love studying people and what makes them tick.  If you really pay attention you can quickly figure out what motivates them and what they’re afraid of.   As an ER doc I get plenty of practice meeting complete strangers and sizing them up based on a few context clues. Year after year, patient after […]

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Humor, Laugh, Parenting, Personal Finance

Story Time

As a father of 3 and a money nerd, I spend a lot of time thinking about how I’m going to teach my kids about personal finance. I want to give them an education that no one gave me. I also realize that small children will be bored out of their mind with traditional finance […]

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Celebrate Medicine, Comedy, Laugh, Medicine

Specialty Beers

In celebration of Oktoberfest, the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) has finally named an official beer for each specialty.  Through much debate and deliberation, the leaders of the major physician organizations have agreed on the beers that best represents their members. Prior to finalizing their decision, they have submitted their choices for a 90 […]

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