Being in private practice makes me a better doctor

Throughout training I had an idea, and that idea was that I would be a great academic physician. I had the right training. I had done research from college through fellowship. I had received research grants from medical school through fellowship, published numerous papers, and started defining a niche. Everything was going great. Academia here I come.

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Physician home loans

I have had a total of 3 physician home loans from Suntrust Bank. Conventional wisdom would say to wait until you can put 20% down and then buy your house. Unfortunately, many physicians are not conventional, at least not when it comes to finances. Combine a desire to buy a home in residency (not a good idea) or right out of training (also likely best to wait a year or two), banks are all too ready to give out money. For physicians, this comes in the form of a physician home loan.

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Low spending month- Week 2

This is week 2 of our low spending month and I am going to be honest…it is not going well. We are having a great month. Life is not stressful. But we are spending more then either of us would like. None of these were must have expenses, but let’s see where we are. Last week if you remember I detailed how we spent $1,859 here. Not a great job, but how does it compare to this week?

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