FPMD Thoughts on the Cryptocurrency Craze

FPMD Thoughts on the Cryptocurrency Craze

I'm going to preface this post by saying - "I'm no expert in neither cryptography nor currency." But given the recent media hype and the increasing number of people who seek me out specifically to talk about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, I thought I would share my random thoughts on the cryptocurrency craze.

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What's Your White Coat Net Worth?

What's Your White Coat Net Worth?

I track my net worth and shares it openly with FPMD readers every 3 months. Honestly it can be a bit embarrassing. Here I am a grown man in his early thirties, yet my net worth has been stuck solidly in the red for as long as I can remember. The reality is we medical trainees are faced with a very unique set of financial challenges that make the early accumulation of wealth very unlikely. Today I want to remind you to check your "White Coat Net Worth".

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2017 Medscape Physician Compensation Report

2017 Medscape Physician Compensation Report

Medscape just released their annual physician compensation report.  For those unfamiliar, physician compensation is a topic with few reliable resources/numbers, leading to much anxiety among residents/fellows.  It is not surprising that objective data on physician salaries is difficult to obtain as people tend to be private about their incomes for a number of reasons.  Medscape's annual physician compensation report offers a way to gain some insight into this elusive topic.  Please keep in mind that this is a survey-based study so some bias is expected.  With that said, here are the conclusions I drew comparing to the 2016 report:

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PMD: Are You Financially Future Proof?

PMD: Are You Financially Future Proof?

"Future Proofing" is the process of anticipating the future and developing products/services that will withstand the demands of that anticipated future.  We all future proof on a daily basis - we eat in anticipation of being hungry, pay the electric bill in anticipation of darkness, bring an umbrella in anticipation of rain, etc.  In fact, one of the biggest shifts in healthcare recently has been all about future proofing - "preventative care."  Here are 5 steps to answer the difficult question - are you financially future proof?

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PMD: 5 Ways to Make Extra Income as a PGY

PMD: 5 Ways to Make Extra Income as a PGY

Welcome to this week's article on Physician's Money Digest (PMD).  We all know that residency represent a period of relatively low income for physicians.  But that doesn't mean you can't or shouldn't find additional sources of income.  Check out the excerpt below.  If you want more, read the full article on PMD.

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Future Proof Shares - 6/22/2016

Future Proof Shares - 6/22/2016

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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Future Proof Shares - 6/15/2016

Future Proof Shares - 6/15/2016

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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