GUEST POST: Beginner's Guide to Bureau of Health Workforce Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs

GUEST POST: Beginner's Guide to Bureau of Health Workforce Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs

Did you know that the Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW), which is part of the federal government's Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), provides its own scholarship and loan repayment programs for students pursuing careers in the health workforce?  There are four programs to which students may want to consider applying.  They have varying eligibility requirements, funding offerings and application deadlines.

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Future Proof Shares - 2/21/17

Future Proof Shares - 2/21/17

We live in an amazing world of constant information, sometimes it can get overwhelming.  "Future Proof Shares" is a weekly series with the goal of selecting 5 interesting pieces of media on money and medicine from around the Interwebs.  They may be old or new but will always be new to me.  This series is inspired by "The Sunday Best" by my fellow physician money blogger Physician on FIRE (PoF).  Enjoy! 

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Future Proof Docs - #LIFEOFAMEDSTUDENT

Future Proof Docs - #LIFEOFAMEDSTUDENT

Welcome to another installment of Future Proof Docs - a series to profile physicians who excel at something outside of medicine and care enough to share their passions with us.  Today I want to introduce a friend and fellow resident blogger.  Unlike most of us who started blogs, by the time he started his site he already had over 50,000 followers on Twitter.  He was also kind enough to let me guest post on his site.  I hope you will enjoy this Q&A with #LIFEOFAMEDSTUDENT.

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Treat Your Credit Score Like Your Board Score

Treat Your Credit Score Like Your Board Score

I've talked about the credit score before (see Your Credit Score - Demystified).  By virtue of you being a FPMD reader, there's a very good chance you already know quite a bit about credit scores.  I won't explain why it's good to have a high credit score.  But I do want to address some of misconceptions I've seen.  Read on to see why you should treat your credit score like your board score.

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Future Proof Shares - 2/14/17

Future Proof Shares - 2/14/17

Happy Valentine's day!  We live in an amazing world of constant information, sometimes it can get overwhelming.  "Future Proof Shares" is a weekly series with the goal of selecting a few interesting pieces of media on money and medicine from around the Interwebs.  They may be old or new but will always be new to me.  This series is inspired by "The Sunday Best" by my fellow physician money blogger Physician on FIRE (PoF).  Enjoy! 

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REPAYE Revisited

REPAYE Revisited

The consistently most read post on FPMD has been PAYE vs. REPAYE for more than 1 year now.  Try typing "PAYE vs. REPAYE" into Google and you'll see why.  I mentioned previously that I switched from IBR to REPAYE via this White Coat Investor guest post.  Now that I've been on REPAYE for almost 9 months, let's take a closer look at my student loans under the new repayment terms.

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Future Proof Shares - 2/7/17

Future Proof Shares - 2/7/17

We live in an amazing world of constant information, sometimes it can get overwhelming.  "Future Proof Shares" is a weekly series with the goal of selecting a few interesting pieces of media on money and medicine from around the Interwebs.  They may be old or new but will always be new to me.  This series is inspired by "The Sunday Best" by my fellow physician money blogger Physician on FIRE (PoF).  Enjoy!

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DEAL: $225 Bonus for Opening a Santander Checking Account

DEAL: $225 Bonus for Opening a Santander Checking Account

Santander Bank is offering new customers a $225 bonus to open a new Checking account.  They have 3 options for checking accounts:

  1. Simply Right® Checking - $10 monthly fee waived when you make any transaction in a month.
  2. Santander® Basic Checking - fixed $3 monthly fee
  3. Santander® Premier Plus Checking - $35 monthly fee waived when you have >$6000 in direct deposits per month or greater than $75,000 in total assets at Santander.
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Tax Deduction for Interview Expenses

Tax Deduction for Interview Expenses

Many medical students, residents and fellows (myself included) are currently travelling around the country in search of their dream residency, fellowship or that first job.  I’ve talked about how you can save money and stress on your travels before.  Today I want to address a different kind of money-saving topic – are interview expenses tax deductible?

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