Future Proof Toolkit: Personal Finance Blogs


One of the readers recently asked me what websites I frequent for financial and medical news.  So I thought: "What a great opportunity to start a new series?!"  "Future Proof Toolkit" will highlight my personal favorites resources on a variety of topics (usually free and available online).  To start, here is a list of my favorite personal finance blogs in alphabetical order.  This is by no means an exhaustive list.  There are more personal finance blogs out there than you can shake a stick at, these are just a handful that I frequent.

Dr. Wise Money (DWM) - Believe it or not, there is another radiology resident with the last name Liu who runs a money blog! (No relation to yours truly).  Formerly known as Debt Free Doctor (DFD), DWM blogs about money from her unique prospective as medical trainee, a wife and a mother.

My Money Blog - Jonathan Ping has been blogging about money since 2004.  He started by sharing all his finances with everyone via My Money Blog -  bank accounts, credit card balances, 401k contributions, the whole 9 yards.  I stumbled onto this gem in college when I first developed an interest in personal finance and it's been in my bookmarks bar ever since.

Nerd Wallet - Probably the most frequently visited site in this list, Nerd Wallet offers information and comparison tools on all the financial products you care to learn about - credit cards, banking, investing, mortgages, loans, insurance and more.  They also have a wealth of articles with attractive titles like "Best Balance Transfer Credit Cards of 2016" which I find extremely helpful. 

Physician on FIRE (PoF) - One of my most recent finds.  Not to be mistaken for the other POF, PoF is a practicing anesthesiologist who blogs about money in medicine.  F.I.R.E. stands for Financial Independence, Retire Early.  His pieces have been featured in numerous media outlets such as KevinMDThe White Coat InvestorRetire by 40, Physician's Money Digest and others.

The White Coat Investor (WCI)  - The Godfather of physician money blogs, Dr. Jim Dahle has been providing sound financial advice to our physician colleagues and other professionals since 2011.  He continues to provide a great service to the healthcare community and was an inspiration for me starting WCM.  

These are a handful of personal finance blogs that I visit on a regular basis.  As you may have noticed, I tend to show a little favoritism toward physician-run blogs.  If you know any other money blogs run by a healthcare professional, please let me know in the comments below!

Future Proof, MD

Dr. Bo Liu is an aspiring radiologist-in-training and the founder and editor of the White Coat Money Blog.  He has an interest in interventional radiology and helping his medical colleagues get ahead in this mad world of medicine and money.  When he's not crushing the list at the PACS station or typing up your next favorite blog post, you can usually find him at the local badminton club, movie theater or the most recently opened restaurant.