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Is It Wrong to Work Less?

Ask any entrepreneur what it was like in the early years. They will tell you stories about working 16 hour days, not seeing a consistent paycheck (even not seeing any compensation some months), and walking uphill in the snow both to and from work. The majority of new businesses fail within the first five years. The ones that make it have to fight an uphill battle to establish themselves. The same goes for financial advisors. Only about ten percent of people who start a financial advising career make it past five years (we have a much better record than that at Finity, knock on wood). Starting a business and succeeding is hard. If it were easy, everyone would do it. When I started this career, I laid out a mental game plan for myself. If I wanted to be my own boss and take vacations whenever I want to without requesting time off, I was going to have to put in the work. My plan was as follows:

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7 Ways to Survive a Pay Cut

Many of you have had to endure a pay cut in 2020. Many of you have even been furloughed temporarily or laid off. While most of the people who read this blog work in healthcare, which is rumored to be “recession-proof,” 2020 has proved that even the most stable jobs aren’t 100% waterproof. Who knows what will happen to our world and economy the rest of this year, or in years to come? Today we want to write about ways to survive a pay cut so you can be prepared if you are ever faced with those circumstances. With that, let’s take a look at 7 ways you survive a pay cut. Start implementing them now, so you aren’t scrambling if it happens to you.

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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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Baby Step Your Way to Financial Independence

Everyone wants to achieve financial independence, whether you are making large strides or taking baby steps. Not everyone has a plan to get there, but everyone would like to be in a position where working for a paycheck is optional. When it comes to getting on track for financial independence, there are two types of people: 1. The people who are on a mission from day one to become financially independent. They make a priority at the beginning of their career to live well below their means and set aside a significant portion of their paycheck for their future (sometimes over half of their take-home pay!). 2. Everyone else.

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