Future Proof Shares - 7/11/17

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! 

  • Ok this one is a week delayed, but I thought it still well worth sharing. As we celebrated our independence day from the King last Tuesday, Physician on Fire prompts his readers to Make Your Declaration of Financial Independence. Are you ready to hop on the FIRE train?
  • I don't talk often about kids on FPMD because well, I don't have any.  But I'm sure many of you are parents and perhaps you have thought about this exact question.  Dads Dollars Debts explores the age old question among physician parents via this White Coat Investor guest post - Should Your Child Become A Doctor? 
  • As physicians in training, our lives are cluttered with an unimaginable amount of information.  I still recall, with dread, my sorry attempts at medication reconciliations during my year as an internal medicine intern.  Over time, I've developed a less-is-more approach to a lot of things.  The Wall Street Physician discusses The Benefits of Simplicity in Personal Finance.  Are you ready for a simpler $ life?
  • I got a lot of flame for the article Have You Met a Poor Doctor?  If the internet was a village, I'd say torches and pitchforks were gathered. The "Woe is me" attitude has become pervasive in medicine and really can create a lot of negativity in the workplace. Imagine my delight when I read Dr. Jurica's latest post over at the Vital Physician Executive - Physicians: Stop Complaining and Start Leading.
  • Remember vaccines? Yep the vaccines we all took for granted and hated as children. Have you ever met someone who claimed that vaccines cause autism or some other type of permanent damage to your child? I am extremely glad to see John Oliver tackle this topic on his show. Let's hope the "John Oliver effect" will help make the anti-vaccine movement a thing of the past...

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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.