By day, Alaina Trivax works as a middle school teacher at an independent school in southeast Michigan. She and her husband, a relatively new attending employed at a PM&R private practice, have a pair of young children. Alaina’s financial expertise came by necessity as she manages her family’s budget while they work to pay off more than $300,000 in student loans and to pursue financial independence. Though she does not wear a white coat herself, Alaina has a great deal of experience helping her family balance a number of financial priorities. At WCI, she often writes about her financial role as a non-physician spouse.
Latest Columns by Alaina Trivax
25 Sick Days in 5 Months: How Daycare Germs Are Costing Our Family
How to Handle Making More Money Than Your Friends
A Candid Conversation with My Physician Spouse About Burnout, Guilt, and Resentment
How to Hack a Zero-Based Budget as a High-Income Professional
Despite Our Student Loan Debt, Here’s How We’re Filling Our Kids’ 529s
Classic Columns by Alaina Trivax
How Creating a Budget Helped Us Decide If We Could Afford $1,000 Plane Tickets
How to Prepare for Maternity and How It Could Affect Your Family’s Finances
Preparing for Tragedy: Ensuring Your Partner Can Manage Without You
Maximizing the Benefits of the Lower-Paying Job
What’s the Value of Our Time, Anyway?