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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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Vaccinated? Get These Discounts & Freebies

Retailers and restaurants all over the country are offering discounts and freebies to people who show their COVID-19 vaccine cards. Krispy Kreme doughnuts are probably the most prominent national brand, but many regional and local places are getting behind the vaccine bandwagon and offering perks to patrons who are vaccinated. Today we put together a shortlist of some of the available freebies and discounts across the country. There may be others in your local area that haven’t made national headlines yet, so be sure to ask around!

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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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Tax Tips for Doctors

It’s tax season, so of course, we’re writing blog posts about tax tips for doctors. While there’s not much, you can do to improve your tax scenario for this tax filing. You can do a number of things throughout the rest of the year to put yourself in the best tax position possible next spring. That’s the thing about taxes – we typically file our taxes by April 15th for the previous calendar year. Once the year is over, there’s not much you can do after the fact. Therefore, the best tax tip I can give you is to start your tax planning now for next year’s taxes.

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Own-Occupation Disability Insurance

Own occupation disability insurance. It’s a regularly searched term for specialized professionals, such as doctors. Some people will search for physician disability insurance. Others may search for occupational disability insurance. I can see how own occupation disability insurance and occupational disability insurance can be interchangeable terms. The more commonly referenced terminology for occupation-specific disability insurance is “own occupation disability insurance,” so we’ll stick with that for today.

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