Future Proof Shares - 8/22/17

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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! 

  • You have multiple milestones to hit in your professional career - getting into medical school, matching into residency/fellowship, getting that first job etc.  But what about financial milestones?  The White Coat Investor shares 14 Financial Milestones Worth Celebrating.  How many of these have you hit?
  • I love talking about ways to keep Uncle Sam's greedy hands out of our wallets - legally.  Although I admit I did not know about this one.  The Wall Street Physicians writes about The Child Tax Credit For Medical Residents.  Seems to me most residents/fellows would qualify.  Are you going to take advantage?
  • While FPMD is a blog about personal finance, I do enjoy reading about physician burnout.  Truth be told, even though I have yet to finish medical training, I occasionally feel quite "burnt out" myself.  So when I first read the headline on this Skeptical Scalpel article - Causes of death among residents, I reflexed to "suicide".  Turns out I was wrong.  Do you know the Leading Cause of Death Among Residents? Hint: It's not suicide.
  • Did you catch the solar eclipse yesterday?  While Florida wasn't on the path of totality, I still dodged out of the reading room for ~2 minutes to enjoy the celestial event with some co-workers.  Turns out those 2 minutes add up quick.  Check out how much in Solar eclipse coming with nearly $700 million tab for U.S. employers, courtesy of Reuters.
  • FPMD has developed a small online following over time - emphasis on the "small".  I still run the site as an amature, writing between my clinical and educational commitments whenever I can.  Imagine my surprise (and delight) that anyone would consider me a "financial expert".  Big thanks to Charley Mendoza for including me in her massive feature at InvestmentZen - 48 Financial Experts Reveal How Much Money They Need To Retire.  Sit down and grab a bag of popcorn, this may take a while...

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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.