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January 21, 2019Like

The Haggling Horologist: The Complete Luxury Watch Starter Collection for Under Five Hundred Dollars (Part One)

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Sometimes, even the most passionate Physician Educator needs a break. After months of helping doctors negotiate their best contracts and discussing end of the year financial topics, I’ve decided to
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January 19, 2019Like

Life Lessons Learned the Hard Way: What Doctors Must Take Away from the January 2019 Government Shutdown.

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As I write this in January 2019, the US Federal Government is entering the longest partial shutdown in history.  By the time you find and read this blog, the shutdown
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January 15, 2019Like

More Smoke Than Fire: Why the Victory Lap Crushes Early Retirement

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The FIRE movement- “Financial Independence Retire Early”. It’s so exciting. You save a bunch of money, get a big enough stash, tell your boss to “take a hike”, and then
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January 3, 2019Like

How Much Luxury is Enough? Luxury as a Commodity, Not an Emotion.

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Luxury is something I tend to spurn. I’m well known for living a spartan lifestyle. I rarely eat out and when I do, I look for bargains. I brown bag
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January 1, 2019Like

Equations Work Both Ways! Why FIRE May Be on the Losing Side of the Safe Withdrawal Rate Equation

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The FIRE movement… So red hot in the news. It’s the stuff of fantasy, like winning the lottery. You put money away and then one day you tell the CEO
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December 31, 2018Like

Fear the Faux FIRE Philosopher!

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The FIRE movement is experiencing quite a bit of media representation. It’s the new, hot thing!     The idea behind the FIRE- which stands for “Financial Independence Retire Early”
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December 26, 2018Like

Modern Portfolio Theory and Chill: Don’t Panic When The Market Drops.

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Everyone else is panicking. But you are not. You are quite calm.  They are selling their assets for a loss and hoping to predict a bottom to get back in. But
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June 18, 2018Like

Medical Negotiations Gone Wrong: The Wrong Model, at the Wrong Time, with the Wrong Outcome.

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Negotiating like a salesperson is a surefire way to ruin the deal, sour the relationship, and irreparably harm your reputation. You’re a physician, negotiate like one!  Author: Robert A Felberg MD  Topic: Physician
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June 15, 2018Like

Physician Life Cycle Part Five: Do You Really Need an Emergency Fund? Section Three- Mitigating Risk

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We’ve gone through several arguments for and against a physician emergency fund. We’ve also touched on several of the risk that unique to medical professionals.  Author: Robert A Felberg MD
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June 15, 2018Like

Physician Life Cycle Part Five: Do You Really Need an Emergency Fund? Section Two- Real Life Case Scenarios

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One of the most common arguments against maintaining an Emergency Fund for physician is a belief that physicians are protected from career setbacks. In actuality, you are at a greater
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June 15, 2018Like

Physician Life Cycle Part Five: Do You Really Need an Emergency Fund? Section one- An Introduction to the Controversy

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Most conventional finance authorities emphasize the need for an emergency fund. Several well respected medical finance bloggers have come out against the idea. It’s easy to become confused. Author: Robert
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June 12, 2018Like

The Interested Bystander- A New Negotiation Technique

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A technique is a teachable way to carry out particular task in a skillful manner. In medicine you are taught techniques to perform an ABG or place a central line.
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