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Crispy Doc
Early Retirement
physician, financial independence, FIRE, DIY investing, burnout, values, Bogleheads
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There's an Ice Cube song laid over an old sample (the Isley Brothers' Footsteps In The Dark), perfect for weight lifting back when I was younger: It Was A Good Day. It was playing in my mind as I reflected on the past five days: Hope you took a moment to jot down how life is good as well. The post This Week In Gratitude appeared first on Crispy Doc. ...
Posted: Nov 14 2018 @ 5:00 AM
Hatton1 is an internet famous OB/GYN best known for sharing her investing wisdom over many years on the WCI forum. My finest day as an aspiring physician finance blogger was finding she'd commented on my site - the newbie's equivalent to becoming a made man in the mafia. She blogs at Doctor Of Finance MD, where her experiences as a ... Read More The post Docs Who Cut Back #2: Hatton1 ...
Posted: Nov 12 2018 @ 5:00 AM
I've written previously about my attempts to teach our children about investing in order to demonstrate the value of letting your money work for you. With the raging bull market, it had been an easy lesson, since every time we checked their investments they could see gains. Now comes the greater challenge. When we started their financial education, they earned ... Read More The post Teaching My Kids To Prepare For ...
Posted: Nov 07 2018 @ 5:00 AM
Welcome to the first installment in what I hope will become a shared playbook for physicians who seek role models: docs who cut back to improve work-life balance. When burnout strikes, the reflex is to desperately search for an escape hatch from medicine as quickly as possible. This series is intended to demonstrate alternate paths to outright abandoning your medical ... Read More The post Docs Who Cut Back #1: Vagabond ...
Posted: Nov 05 2018 @ 5:00 AM
Dr. Cory S. Fawcett describes himself as a repurposed physician, which is one of the more delightful descriptions of a retiree's encore career I've heard to date. I had the pleasure of meeting Cory (forgive my Californian's desire to remain on informal terms) at FinCon18, and he was far more than I expected: He was kind enough to send me ... Read More The post A Review of The Doctors Guide ...
Posted: Oct 31 2018 @ 4:00 AM
Sometimes the people we love are those most likely to sabotage us by insisting on forcing our unconventional narrative to fit within their traditional story framework. My wife's grandmother, a widow, had developed dementia and moved to an assisted living facility. My wife's aunt, a successful attorney in her 50s who happened to be single, had come from out of ... Read More The post Don’t Let Someone Else’s Script Narrate ...
Posted: Oct 29 2018 @ 4:00 AM
Have you heard the news? He has started a blog! I'm referring to Gasem, the brilliant retired anesthesiologist with rapier-sharp wit who's opinion seems to be two standard deviations off from the mainstream and simultaneously far more sound than the mainstream, if that'possible. Please check out his site and show him some love in the comments. Gasem has supported many ... Read More The post Gasem Started A Blog! appeared first ...
Posted: Oct 25 2018 @ 2:23 PM
Careers in medicine have evolved over time. It's always been a hard path, but previously, you knew what you were getting when you signed up. Recent changes have eliminated significant autonomy and prestige from a medical career. Increased debt conspires with decreased satisfaction until we unexpectedly encounter an Apparent Longevity Threatening Event (ALTE), an inflection point where we acknowledge that ... Read More The post Are You Having A Career ALTE? ...
Posted: Oct 24 2018 @ 4:00 AM
This weekend was spent in North Carolina strengthening ties with people we love but see less often than we'd like. BT is about one of those people. Most of us were single. BT was married with a kid. Most of us had family in California BT was a southerner with a disarming drawl. On learning that fast-talking West coasters inevitably ... Read More The post Convergence appeared first on Crispy Doc. ...
Posted: Oct 22 2018 @ 4:00 AM
I'm starting a series on Docs Who Cut Back, and I'd love to share your story if you have the time and inclination. The therapeutic window of a drug tends to describe the range of doses in which it has the desired clinical effect. Too little and you lose the benefit you sought. Too much and you might die. Too ... Read More The post Are You A Doc Who Cut ...
Posted: Oct 17 2018 @ 4:00 AM


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