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.
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