50 Nonclinical Careers for Physicians: a book review

If you’re burnt out from Covid and contemplating exploring nonclinical options, this book is for you. 50 Nonclinical Careers for Physicians is full of information on finding fulfilling, meaningful, and lucrative alternatives to direct patient care.

Books and Hikes are good for the soul. (Reader: please be aware there are Amazon affiliate links, that if you click, although they will not result in higher prices for you, could result in a commission that would go towards supporting this blog.)

Dr. Sylvie Stacy wrote a much more comprehensive, and up-to-date book than this book review I did here. Physicians in Transition was a dated compilation of twenty-five interviews with physicians who quit clinical medicine and explored other ventures as ways to not only make money, but find more fulfilling careers.

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Physicians in Transition: Doctors Who Successfully Reinvented Themselves (A Book Review)

“It is unlikely that your actual path through life will match the exact journey you had in mind when you set out. It makes no sense to restrict your satisfaction to one scenario when there are many paths to success.” – Atomic Habits

Fascinating read (Editor’s note: Please be aware there can be affiliate links in this blog, while bringing no extra charge to you, can provide a commission to support this blog)

This post may sound a bit tone-deaf in our current climate, as it explores physicians leaving clinical medicine. However, this blog was written last fall and is only now seeing publication as I have a one week break in my regular (fiction) writing schedule. And judging by the eye-popping number of “I quit” posts from doctors that I’ve seen recently in my Facebook feed—as well as reading a thought-provoking blog by a pharmacist who’s taking a COVID Sabbatical—I decided to go ahead and publish this post.

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Spending Habits for Professionals Who Want to FIRE: I wrote a book just for you.

Often when a blogger drops off the face of the earth, it’s because something happened, like divorce or else health issues, like a Glioblastoma. For DH (Dear Husband) and I, it’s been something else entirely. Or somethingS else. Over the past few months, I feel like we’ve been barely treading water with massive waves overcoming us. But, like a Chumbawamba song, every time we get knocked down, we’ll get back up again.

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Machu Picchu: Costs and Hotels we Used:

If you want to have the low down on the easier version of hiking Machu Picchu, including the best places to stay, or how much such a trip can cost, then read this blog: Continue reading “Machu Picchu: Costs and Hotels we Used:”

Machu Picchu: What I’m glad we did do

In our last blog post, we loaned you our scar tissue from our trip to Machu Picchu with our young kids. This time around, you’ll learn about what we’re glad we did do: Continue reading “Machu Picchu: What I’m glad we did do”

Machu Picchu: What I wish we had done differently

If you’ve ever dreamed of going to Machu Picchu, then this jam-packed with useful information, 5-part blog series is for you.

Peru is a magical country full of gracious, friendly people. The climate is incredibly diverse, leading from an arid environment up into the Andes mountains covered in snow. Beyond is a tropical rain forest where the upper stretches of the Amazon embrace the ruins of Machu Picchu that were hidden from the world for so many centuries. (The Incan destroyed a large part of the Incan trail to hide Machu Picchu from the Spaniards).

I am so glad and thankful we took our family to Machu Picchu. We almost bailed on the whole trip because of how awful the flying experience was leading up to leaving Medellín! Tune in to the last part of this blog series for more details on that aspect of the trip. For now, let me loan you my scar tissue and share the first part of this series: Continue reading “Machu Picchu: What I wish we had done differently”

The financial website that will save you millions of dollars

If you want to get your finances in order and don’t know where to start, then you need to be visiting the Bogleheads on at least a weekly basis. We often type “Bogleheads” and whatever questions we have into google and click on the links that come up. Just starting out and want to know the difference between FSA’s and HSA’s? Go to the Bogleheads. Want to save money on cooking? Yes, there’s even a few Bogleheads discussion threads on Instant Pots.

With that being said, DH has returned to give you all a top five picks of the Bogleheads for the month. In our next post, B.C. will return with a 5 part (!) series where we share our scar tissue from our amazing trip to Machu Picchu. Continue reading “The financial website that will save you millions of dollars”

How to Make Yourself Happier by Stopping Yourself from Checking Your Portfolio too Often

Here’s another blog from DH on how to make yourself infinitely happier in life. In response to Crispy Doc asking, “What’s the nicotine gum equivalent for portfolio OCD?” DH wrote an entire blog on habit change to answer this question as a follow-up to his blog from last week about why you should only be checking your portfolio every six months: Continue reading “How to Make Yourself Happier by Stopping Yourself from Checking Your Portfolio too Often”