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  • Avatar Eye3md 
    Participant
    Status: Physician
    Posts: 80
    Joined: 12/01/2017

    I am the spouse of an IM resident.  We met as undergrads way before he took his first biology class.  If people ask if I married his wealth, I answer that I married his debt.  I love the medical adventure and figuring out the right financial decisions.

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    Dragonfruit, that question annoys the hell out of my wife. She’s a nurse (or used to be) so people always say “found yourself a doctor didn’t ya?”  My wife and I have been together since high school. This was long before I ever thought about being a do out or her a nurse. I always say “she knew me back when I was just a dumb high school kid” but I like your response better

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    Avatar beachbum 
    Participant
    Status: Dentist, Small Business Owner
    Posts: 2
    Joined: 12/12/2017

    I’m a private practice pediatric dentist who is 10 years out of school. My business partner and I own the 2 buildings that house our 2 practices. I have been frugal all my life, but I owe bloggers like WCI a lot of credit for educating people like myself on all things financial. I plan to retire in 7 years (age 50) with no debt.

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    Molar Mechanic Molar Mechanic 
    Participant
    Status: Dentist, Small Business Owner
    Posts: 408
    Joined: 10/29/2017

    Dental Specialist practicing in Appalachia, but not a native.  Close to a decade in the military, including two residencies, and now private practice for half a decade.

    I made many mistakes, and have gotten a few things right over the years, but we are all fortunate to have the income that means we survive the mistakes.

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    BostonRN BostonRN 
    Participant
    Status: Advanced Practice Provider
    Posts: 4
    Joined: 10/29/2017

    RN in Boston. Was on a cardiac/telemetry floor, now working in a school-based pediatric setting. Husband is an entrepreneur who has had financial success over the past few years selling two companies. We live in a HCOL and have four children, the first of whom was just accepted to her first choice school ($63k/year). I enjoy managing our money and have learned quite a bit over the years, in particular about timing the market, the 2008 recession, index funds, 401Ks, 403Bs, prepaid tuition plans v. 529’s, and backdoor IRA’s. We enjoy investing in real estate as well. He is hoping to retire by 60, me by 65.

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    Avatar m&m4 
    Participant
    Status: Student
    Posts: 4
    Joined: 12/18/2017

    I am a first-year medical student in Chicago. I came across WCI years ago as a premed, though did not decide to actively learn more until fairly recently. I have significant debt that I accumulated as an undergrad and master’s student. My goal now is to reduce future debt and maximize return on investment on my education. I am marrying the love of my life (an RN) in less than 2 weeks, so I will be a married student. I look forward to learning much from everyone on this forum!

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    Avatar hospitalist md 
    Participant
    Status: Physician
    Posts: 92
    Joined: 10/31/2017

    hospitalist for 2 yrs now. married to a hem onc fellow who will graduate in 2018. looking forward to that for sure!!.  Heard about this site in residency but got around to exploring it only recently. Its a huge resource for somebody like me. It almost makes investing and saving fun!!! who would have thought??? looking forward to learning much more about financial management

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    actuaryonfire actuaryonfire 
    Participant
    Status: Other Professional
    Posts: 43
    Joined: 09/25/2017

    Oooh I missed this thread and did not formally introduce myself. I now feel like I’ve gate-crashed the party grabbed handfuls of snacks, stuffed some bottles of beer into my jacket, and run out again without saying hello. Actually this is pretty standard operating procedure for actuaries who are pretty introverted, so careful about inviting us to your parties…

    I work in consulting and my clients are large institutional investors like pension funds, endowments and the like. I have three kids of varying ages and the eldest is approaching college age and wants to study medicine – thus condemning me to a life of penury.

    I’m not a physician, but I am a doctor. (Of mathematics – yay for math!)

    I also run a blog (who doesn’t tbh?) where I blog on whatever interests me, with a lean towards applications to personal finance.

    Blog --> actuaryonfire.com
    Twitter @actuaryonfire

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    jfoxcpacfp jfoxcpacfp 
    Moderator
    Status: Financial Advisor, Accountant, Small Business Owner
    Posts: 8342
    Joined: 01/09/2016

    Belated welcome to you, actuaryonfire and I look forward to hearing more from you!

    Johanna Fox Turner, CPA, CFP: I am not your financial advisor; any responses are for general purposes only
    http://www.fox-cpas.com/for-doctors-only ~ [email protected]

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    Avatar GasFIRE 
    Participant
    Status: Physician
    Posts: 231
    Joined: 01/08/2018

    Great site. I found this by way of the PhysicianonFIRE blog and now enjoy both. I’ve been a private practice anesthesiologist now for 27 years. I’ve been a DIY investor my whole career, have learned a lot by trial and error, and like reading what others think about various financial/investment topics. Similar to PonF I considered myself FI in 2007 because I reached my $ target. Having witnessed Black Monday in residency and going through the dot-com bust, I thought a financial stress test would be good before making any career altering decisions. Sure enough, the Great Recession comes crashing down upon us but I survived the financial bruises and have thrived during the subsequent bull market.   As my finances recovered I started to encountered some serious physician burn out issues.   While looking for an exit strategy from my very large group practice,  a part-time opportunity without any call or non-clinical duties  presented itself so I left and haven’t looked back. I’ve been in this part-time practice for six years now and it’s been amazing. Since my only duty is to take care of patients, I rediscovered my passion for medicine.  Now I don’t know when I will actually retire because I no longer feel the need to and have enough free time to pursue other activities like reading WCI!

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    Avatar MidSouthWest2thDoc 
    Participant
    Status: Student, Dentist
    Posts: 5
    Joined: 01/10/2018

    Long time lurker, first time poster. Finishing up dental school in the central part of the country, just signed up for a job out west.

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    SerrateAndDominate SerrateAndDominate 
    Participant
    Status: Physician
    Posts: 495
    Joined: 02/01/2018

    Hi all!  Also a long-time lurker, first time poster.  I’m  a PGY-4 Path resident who should probably be studying more for boards.  Gearing up for GI and Dermpath fellowships next.  My wife is a dentist (clearly the smart one).  I’ve followed this site for a couple of years and had the chance to see Jim speak twice at the med school in town.  Learning the ropes, recovering from mistakes, and pushing in the right direction.  This site has been really great for me, and like anything else we learn, repetition and discovery go a long way.

    Always try to cite this site and its info to my coworkers, especially my assistant chief who keeps talking about buying a boat.

    Earn everything.

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    Avatar DynamicHipScrew 
    Participant
    Status: Resident
    Posts: 39
    Joined: 02/03/2018

    Hi all. I’m a first year resident in the Southeast. Like others, I’ve been lurking for a little while here, always trying to read up as much as I can.

    Is there a generalized thread to ask quick questions in, or do I need to start a new thread for that?

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    Avatar mpdoc 
    Participant
    Status: Physician
    Posts: 40
    Joined: 04/05/2017
    Earnest refinancing bonus

    Academic primary care doc married to military (non-doc) spouse.  Long time lurker, really appreciate all the great info on the site!

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    jfoxcpacfp jfoxcpacfp 
    Moderator
    Status: Financial Advisor, Accountant, Small Business Owner
    Posts: 8342
    Joined: 01/09/2016

    Academic primary care doc married to military (non-doc) spouse.  Long time lurker, really appreciate all the great info on the site!

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    Welcome to the forum and please thank your spouse for his/her service.

    Johanna Fox Turner, CPA, CFP: I am not your financial advisor; any responses are for general purposes only
    http://www.fox-cpas.com/for-doctors-only ~ [email protected]

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    Avatar adventure 
    Participant
    Status: Spouse
    Posts: 1204
    Joined: 10/24/2016

    Hi all. I’m a first year resident in the Southeast. Like others, I’ve been lurking for a little while here, always trying to read up as much as I can.

    Is there a generalized thread to ask quick questions in, or do I need to start a new thread for that?

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    Welcome – just start a new thread – no worries there.

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