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PSLF Overhaul: What You Should Know

The Department of Education is overhauling PSLF and trying to make it easier to qualify for loan forgiveness by addressing some of the main problems that have come up for borrowers. There are two main things to note in the PSLF overhaul announcement...

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Last Year of Residency Finance Checklist

As a doctor in the last year of residency or fellowship, you can see the light at the end of the tunnel! Now is the time to get your financial house teed up for success as you will soon morph into a new attending physician. This week we put together a short finance checklist of things to address in the last year of residency or fellowship to help you on your journey. Let’s get started!

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6 Ways to Achieve Financial Success as a New Attending Physician

The 2019-2020 academic year is behind us, which means there are approximately 45,000 new doctors entering practice in America (according to the ACGME Data Resource Book). That's a lot of new doctors who have a fantastic opportunity to achieve financial independence if they get started on the right foot. Today we are going to dive into six ways to achieve financial success as a new attending physician.

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How to Become Financially Independent

It is tradition for us to publish a blog post about financial independence the week leading up to Independence Day, so we wanted to offer a guide on how to become financially independent this year. There are numerous ways to becoming financially independent. Similar to biking across the country, you have a lot of routes you can choose from. Would you like to get there fast (FIRE – Financial Independence, Retire Early)? Would you prefer slow and steady? Do you want to save a lot early and coast your way to the finish line? No wrong answer. To each their own.

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What should you do with EXTRA money??

For our readers who are still in training, you may be seeing another gift from Uncle Sam-soon. Or maybe you already have! These are crazy times, economically and personally. But even in crazy times, good things can happen. What do we do if those good things come in the form of “extra” money? A stimulus check, a bonus you didn’t think you would qualify for, or maybe even an unexpected inheritance. Do you pay down debt? Do you spend it? Do you save?

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