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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PSA: Ally Bank Customers - Check Your Accounts!

PSA: Ally Bank Customers - Check Your Accounts!

This is a public service announcement (PSA).  My mother brought this to my attention earlier today but I actually didn't believe her until I saw it for myself.  If you are an Ally bank customer, it may be worthwhile to check your accounts.  There is a chance that Ally is miscalculating your account balance.  At least in my mother's case, Ally bank has been consistently under-calculating her balance.  Let me illustrate. 

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"White Coat Money" is Now "Future Proof, MD"

"White Coat Money" is Now "Future Proof, MD"

As I have mentioned before, Dr. Jim Dahle at The White Coat Investor (WCI) was an inspiration for me starting WCM. As WCM gains traction, I have been getting more inquiries on how this site is affiliated with WCI. Therefore, to avoid confusion and out of respect for Dr. Dahle, I have decided to change the name of WCM to Future Proof, MD. The site will be updated over the course of the next few weeks to reflect this change. The name change is more than just a formality, however. It reflects my ultimate goal - to get YOU to the enviable position of financially future proof. Be sure to bookmark the new site at Futureproofmd.com

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ANNOUNCEMENT: CommonBond now on WCM ReFi Central

ANNOUNCEMENT: CommonBond now on WCM ReFi Central

2 weeks ago, I introduced ReFi Central to WCM readers.  My goal is to connect readers looking to refinance their student loan debt with as many service providers as possible so they can find the best offer for their individual situations.  Of course, with a nice reader bonus to boot.  Today we welcome CommonBond to the list of ReFi providers.  If there are any other providers that you would like to see in the WCM ReFi Central, please comment below.

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Public Service Announcement: Celebrate Your Nurses (May 6-12th, 2016)!!!

Public Service Announcement: Celebrate Your Nurses (May 6-12th, 2016)!!!

It's National Nurses Week!  You really should do this every day but especially from May 6-12th, 2016, thank the nurses in your life and make sure they know how much you appreciate them.  There really isn't any financial spin I want to put on this - it's just the right thing to do.  If you don't know where to start, I recommend passing on this humorous video from ZDoggMD via text, email or social media.

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Public Service Announcement: Recertify for Your Income Driven Repayment (IDR) Plans

 Public Service Announcement: Recertify for Your Income Driven Repayment (IDR) Plans

Friendly reminder to recertify your income for those of you enrolled in an Income Driven Repayment (IDR) plan, including the following 4 plans:

Failure to do so in time will cause you to be switched to the 10-year Standard Repayment Plan, which will likely cause your monthly payment to balloon.  My loan servicer set 4/27/2016 as the deadline, your mileage may vary.  Recertify electronically at StudentLoans.gov.

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Public Service Announcement: T-Mobile Experian Consumer Data Breach

Public Service Announcement: T-Mobile Experian Consumer Data Breach

I've posted a few T-mobile deals in the past.  Today I wanted to let you know about the recently trending news regarding the T-mobile consumer data breach.  According to a statement released by T-mobile, a breach at Experian (T-mobile's vendor for credit applications) has exposed ~15 million customers' records including social security numbers to hackers.  This affects customers who obtained a credit application at T-mobile between September 1, 2013 and September 16, 2015.  The investigation is ongoing but T-mobile has teamed up with Experian to offer 2 years' of credit monitoring services for affected customers.  You can sign up here.

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