Future Proof Shares - 1/10/2017

Last week, I shared with you the very first special edition of Future Proof Shares.  Turns out you loved it!  The John Oliver special ended up being the 2nd most read post of the week behind Pay as You Earn (PAYE) vs. Revised Pay as You Earn (REPAYE).  I will keep that in mind going forward - perhaps more special edition Shares?  For today, we return to the regular format.  Here are 5 posts worth reading.

  • I'm a fan of Dr. John Jurica's work at the Vital Physician Executive and I've shared his posts with you before.  This week, check out his Top Picks for VitalPE readers.  I was flattered to see FPMD included in the list with names like the White Coat Investor (WCI) and Physician on Fire (PoF).
  • There are some great resources out there for financially aware physicians, but not as many for physicians in training like medical students, residents and fellows.  Honestly, most of us have too much on our plates to really learn finances - a behavior I'm fighting to correct.  Here is a great summary from Wealthkeel on some basic topics we should all consider - The Medical Resident's Financial Blueprint.
  • I love seeing real life examples of how physicians are managing their finances.  This is a big reason why I share with you my personal situation in the quarterly Net Worth Update posts.  But I'm not alone!  InvestingDoc shares his progress and plan on student loans in this post - An update on my debt payoff.  Way to go Dr. Brad!
  • Speaking of real life examples, Dr. Jim Dahle of the White Coat Investor has always been the gold standard of physician finance bloggers.  A great post Dr. Dahle puts out every year is the State of the Blog which updates WCI readers on the major happenings of the year past.  Make sure you don't miss this one - the White Coat Investor State of the Blog 2017.
  • As someone who went to a state university medical school (M-I-Z...), I've always wondered if my life would have been any different if say I went to Harvard, Hopkins, Stanford or another top ranked medical school.  Of course, I only have one life to live so I will never know the answer to that question, but it's fun to ponder.  Check out Smart Money MD (SMMD)'s thoughts in Is a Degree From a Prestigious Medical School Advantageous for Doctors?

In recent weeks, I've been receiving an increasing number of emails from bloggers who want to have their posts included in the weekly Shares.  I am flattered.  I also apologize I have not been able to reply to each one of you personally.  But rest assured, if the article is well-written and of interest to medical trainees, it will be considered.  If your post doesn't make it this week, please feel free to share another one next week.

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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.