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Posts by Financial Wellness DVM

Suicide Awareness In The Veterinary Profession

**This blog post originally posted in 2018. NPR recently aired a story focusing on this topic within the veterinary community- you can read and listen to it here.** SUICIDE This is a subject that is, unfortunately, not a stranger to the field of veterinary medicine. With the increasing emphasis on mental wellbeing, we are now…

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The Millionaire Next Door: Book Review

This post contains affiliate links. Please refer to my disclosure statement- thank you! Back in the dark ages (otherwise known as the 1990’s), I came across this book in my house. It was called “The Millionaire Next Door”, and little did I know that this book would re-enter my life over 20 years later. I…

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Jack Bogle, Vanguard, and a Legacy

Jack who? That would have been my reaction not too long ago. I had almost zero knowledge about investing. Wall Street and the stock market seemed like they belonged in a world that did not intersect with my own. Sure, I had some money in a retirement account and a taxable account, but I certainly…

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Seeking Financial Advice Part 2

In Part 1, I discussed the first step before hiring a financial advisor: Dig deep and understand WHY you’re hiring them. Sounds so simple, but you would be surprised how often people choose financial advice without understanding how the industry really works. If you’re not clear about your own goals, you may find yourself wasting…

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Marie Kondo and Your Finances

Simplicity. This is what I strive for, with my everyday life and my choices. So back in 2014, when this little book with a long name called “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kondo became all the rage , I decided to leaf through the pages…

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Seeking Financial Advice Part 1

I went through much of my young adult life blissfully unaware about personal finance. Even after graduating from veterinary school with six figure loans, I did not feel the urge to seek out advice about my finances. Marriage, another major milestone, still did not move me to be smart about my money. However, there did…

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