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The Happy Philosopher

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The Happy Philosopher
Early Retirement
Frugality, Minimalism
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SIK (Single Income, Kids)
Physician (Doctor)
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Burnout and Finance I was recently asked to speak to a bunch of medical residents about my story of burnout and my general philosophy on finance and life. I declined for a variety of reasons, but upon reflection I realized that this was a topic I had not addressed. This is really important stuff, and … Continue reading The post How to Prepare for Life After Residency appeared first on The ...
Posted: Sep 09 2019 @ 8:06 PM
Hey philosophers, just wanted to let you know about a couple of small projects I participated in recently. I haven’t had much time or motivation to write these last couple of weeks. I have been paying the work price for my two week vacation to Alaska. Flexibility to take a two week vacation is great. … Continue reading The post A Podcast, Guest Post, and Random Musings appeared first on The ...
Posted: Aug 05 2019 @ 3:50 PM
As my feet rhythmically hit the belt of the treadmill, it briefly occurred to me this was perhaps the weirdest time to start my journey back to some sort or reasonable physical fitness. The treadmill was gently rocking side to side and I was looking out at an endless expanse of blue. I was running … Continue reading The post Running, Purpose, and Bears (Oh, my!) appeared first on The Happy ...
Posted: Jul 14 2019 @ 9:38 PM
As an evangelist of part-time work for physicians, I occasionally get an e-mail from a physician reader asking if cutting back on work is the right move for them. Often times they are early in their training, and I’m not sure how to respond. I feel conflicted. I know what is right for me, but … Continue reading The post Why A Physician Should Work Full-Time appeared first on The Happy ...
Posted: May 01 2019 @ 12:06 AM
A feeling of dread suddenly came over me. The numbers just didn’t add up, yet I could not figure out where I went wrong. Maybe I typed something in wrong or missed a section, but everything looked more or less complete. Maybe I’m just getting too old for this and I should hire a trained … Continue reading The post The Government Doesn’t Want you to Work (Too Much) appeared first ...
Posted: Apr 15 2019 @ 10:51 PM
There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, “Morning, boys, how’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes, “What … Continue reading The post Water and Fish appeared first on The Happy Philosopher. ...
Posted: Mar 23 2019 @ 12:26 PM
The purpose of doing an experiment is to learn something about yourself, and to see if there is an opportunity for growth or positive change. I started the Buy Nothing 2018 experiment with this in mind. It started with a no clothes challenge, but since I had plenty of clothes I didn’t think this would … Continue reading The post Buy Nothing 2018 Experiment – November Update appeared first on The ...
Posted: Nov 01 2018 @ 12:34 PM
I was sitting on a bench just enjoying the beautiful fall day. It was sunny and warm, or perhaps I was warm due to the semi-vigorous bike ride. Every now and then a cloud would briefly cover the sun or a gentle breeze would throw a slight chill in the air, a reminder that eventually … Continue reading The post Searching for Purpose appeared first on The Happy Philosopher. ...
Posted: Oct 13 2018 @ 11:57 AM
  Today’s guest post is written by EJ, a physician blogger who writes at Dads Dollars Debts. I reached out to him shortly after I read this post, and asked him to share his story with all of you. Enjoy! THP   So how does one lose all of their possessions in a single day? … Continue reading The post Losing Everything appeared first on The Happy Philosopher. ...
Posted: Jun 27 2018 @ 1:36 PM
One day, back when I was relatively young and naïve, I was watching an episode of 60 minutes. I’m sure you have probably seen this show at least once, but in case you haven’t it is a news program that does relatively in depth stories on various topics. I used to watch these kinds of … Continue reading The post You Are Probably Wrong About Everything appeared first on The Happy ...
Posted: Jun 16 2018 @ 1:28 PM


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