Mega Backdoor Roth IRA Without a High Income? Yes I did!

Mega Backdoor Roth IRA Without a High Income? Yes I did!

In my latest net worth update, I asked for advice on finding a better way to invest the extra cash I had from cashing out my individual stock investments. One of my attending physicians suggested that I google something called the "Mega Backdoor Roth IRA." After some research on the topic, I decided to take advantage. I'm definitely not the first person to try the Mega Backdoor Roth IRA, but I may be the first who doesn't need to use the "backdoor" since I make so little income. So I suppose it's really just a Mega Roth IRA for me.  Read on to learn more...

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New Additions to the Blogroll - SRGO, Live Free MD and the Wall Street Physician

New Additions to the Blogroll - SRGO, Live Free MD and the Wall Street Physician

I'm discovering great physician bloggers with increasing frequency.  Here are 3 new additions to the FPMD blogroll.  For those unfamiliar, the Blogroll offers a small but excellent selection of physician run blogs.  These doctors not only have the passion for helping their medical colleagues, but also managed to find time in their busy lives to share that passion with us in the form of a website.  Enjoy!

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One More Thing From Dr. Wise Money

One More Thing From Dr. Wise Money

You all have heard about the tragic passing of my colleague and fellow physician money blogger Dr. Amanda Liu aka Dr. Wise Money.  Amanda was a tireless champion for improving physician financial wellness and the founder of the Physician Support Initiative (PSI).  Shortly before her passing, she received IRB approval for a project on physician debt from University of Arizona where she trained.  The rest of the research team would like to honor her legacy by completing this project.  Please support this endeavor by participating in the following survey.

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The Board Prep Blues

The Board Prep Blues

Ok, this is a tough post for me to write.  But I have to admit - I've got the Board Prep Blues.  For the better part of a year, FPMD has adhered to a thrice weekly posting schedule and it seemed to have worked out well.  More of you are visiting the site every day and hopefully getting something out of the visit.  But between the daily demands of a busy radiology residency, studying for the board exam, interviewing for IR fellowship, finishing up research manuscripts and meeting presentations, I'm finally conceding that I can't do it all.

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FPMD 2017 New Year's Resolutions (Plus 2016 Review)

FPMD 2017 New Year's Resolutions (Plus 2016 Review)

There is no better time to set some new goals for yourself than the beginning of the new year.  Each year, I will share with you 3 New Year's resolutions that deal with money.  Why 3?  Because best things come in threes - the Godfather trilogy, the original Star Wars (episodes IV-VI), Virchow's Triad etc.  And also because I can't keep track of more than 3 things.  In 2016's FPMD New Year's Resolutions - Money Edition, I shared with you what I had planned to achieve in my financial life.  Let's review...

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New Year, New Additions to the Blogroll!

New Year, New Additions to the Blogroll!

With the new year, I want to share with you 3 new additions to the FPMD Blogroll.  For those unfamiliar, the Blogroll offers a small but excellent selection of physician run blogs.  These doctors not only have the passion for helping their medical colleagues, but also managed to find time in their busy lives to share that passion with us in the form of a website.  Enjoy!

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The FPMD 50% Pledge or "How I Gave Away $4,200"

The FPMD 50% Pledge or "How I Gave Away $4,200"

Merry Christmas!  In this season of giving, I would be the first to admit that I don't give thanks enough.  As a typical medical trainee, I've been conditioned to expect excellence as normal.  And why should you be thanked for just doing your job (being normal)?  Wait til you hear my thoughts on tipping... But that can wait for another time.

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New Additions to the Blogroll - #LIFEOFAMEDSTUDENT, Docs OTB & Vital PE

New Additions to the Blogroll - #LIFEOFAMEDSTUDENT, Docs OTB & Vital PE

One of the great things about running your own blog is that you eventually become a member of the greater blogger community.  Since launching FPMD, I have been introduced to many physician bloggers, many of whom are frequently featured on my weekly Future Proof Shares.  Earlier in October, I started the Future Proof Blogroll to feature some of my favorites, today I want to introduce 3 news additions to the Blogroll.  If you enjoy this site, make sure to check out these 3 as well.

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