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physician finance, health insurance, asset allocation, SWR
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RMDs start at 70.5. Why do I care about this at 60' Why does WideOpenSpaces want to learn about this at 34 (guessing her age)' What is RMD' Required Minimum Distributions. What does that mean' All that money that you stuff into tax-deferred accounts (401k, 403b, 457, IRA, SEP/IRA etc) is not forgotten by our … Continue reading RMD…..RMD…..WHY DO I CARE The post RMD…..RMD…..WHY DO I CARE appeared first on ...
Posted: Mar 15 2018 @ 5:54 PM
I have been thinking about this post ever since I read Physician On Fire’s post on his draw down plan. His post then morphed into a chain of 20 various personal finance bloggers posting their plans. My friend EJ over at Dads, Dollars, and Debts posted a two-part article. I started thinking about my plan. … Continue reading Spending 8 Million Dollars Or How To Draw Down Your Doctor Nest ...
Posted: Mar 10 2018 @ 3:12 PM
I have away from the blog for several days because I attended the https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com conference in Park City, Utah.  I had a great time.  The camaraderie was amazing.  The talks were full of useful information.  I walked away with several new personal finance books.  I read “how to think about money” by Johnathon Clements on the … Continue reading WCI Conference The post WCI Conference appeared first on Doctor of Finance MD. ...
Posted: Mar 04 2018 @ 10:11 PM
All personal finance sites talk about accumulating at least 25X spending to safely retire at 65.  How do you figure this out' Paper and pencil.  Write down everything you spend.  Don’t forget expenses you pay yearly like property tax or homeowner’s insurance.  This method is tedious and you probably will not keep doing it.  It … Continue reading How To Figure Out Expenses The post How To Figure Out Expenses appeared ...
Posted: Feb 24 2018 @ 7:37 PM
I just read a great post over at https://thephysicianphilosopher.com about “mindful spending” followed by another great post at esi money. https://esimoney.com/five-steps-creating-winning-25k-blog/ These posts made me excited to be joining the physician personal finance niche.  I want to help others figure this stuff out.  I am technologically challenged so I will be making lots of mistakes on what … Continue reading Enthusiasm About Personal Finance Blogging The post Enthusiasm About Personal Finance Blogging appeared ...
Posted: Feb 17 2018 @ 11:57 AM
Since the passage of the ACA I have found myself looking forward to being old enough to have Medicare.  I thought those premiums will so low (compared to what I pay now) that I would have no worries.  Guess what'  Medicare has surcharges if you are lucky enough to be considered high income.  What'  Lets … Continue reading MEDICARE. DID YOU KNOW THAT THIS COST INCREASES BASED ON INCOME' The ...
Posted: Feb 15 2018 @ 3:51 PM
The 4% Rule.  The classic back of the envelope calculation is called the 4% rule.  Basically if you are near retirement (60-65) you can safely withdraw 4% from your portfolio each year.  I plan to write an entire post on this topic in the coming weeks. In a nutshell the original research (Trinity Study) used … Continue reading 10 Steps to figuring out retirement income….Are You Fat Or Skinny' The post ...
Posted: Feb 10 2018 @ 12:12 PM
I have been toying with the idea of retiring for several years.  I recently got a bill for my malpractice insurance and decided it is time to do it. My brief bio….. I am 60 years old.  I have been financially secure for years.  I stopped doing OB at 56.  I am working 3 days … Continue reading Why Did I decide To Retire…. The post Why Did I decide To ...
Posted: Feb 07 2018 @ 5:49 PM


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