Posts by RLDVM

Increasing Income as a Veterinarian: 9 Strategies

When you hear the word “budget,” what do people usually think about doing first (other than running the other way as fast as possible)? They usually think about decreasing their spending, which is not very pleasant to think about. It brings about feelings of deprivation, scarcity, and hardship because now you have to question every…

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Disability Insurance for Veterinarians: The Basics

Life insurance, although not pleasant to think about, is easy enough to understand. Benefits get paid out upon a person’s death. There is no “gray” area here according to the insurance company- you’re either dead or alive.  However, disability is not so black or white. How exactly does one define “disability?” It turns out that…

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Life Insurance: The Basics

When it comes to protecting yourself and loved ones, life insurance is a must-have conversation. Once we added children to our family, there was no question that we needed to add life insurance to our financial plan. So let’s take a look and see what we can do to protect our families, have peace of…

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Say NO to Negative Money Talk

Saying the word “money” can cause all sorts of mixed emotions.  Feelings of euphoria? Dread? Fear? Curiosity?  Unfortunately, the subject of money and personal finance can bring up a lot of negative money talk. This is especially true if you find yourself in a financially tough space, or if you start reflecting back on some…

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Refinancing and Consolidation: Which is Right for Me?

How do mistakes happen? When people get confused. This is especially true when it comes to dealing with student loans. Not only do you have to learn a new language specific to student loans, but you also have a new repayment plan/option that seems to materialize once every few years, complete with confusing acronyms. There…

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AVMA Convention 2019: The Highs, the Lows, and Everything In Between

Many moons ago, I attended an AVMA Convention in Washington DC. The details are a little fuzzy right now, but there is one detail that was definitely different this time around. Rather than a casual attendee, I was now invited as a speaker. WHAT?!? Never did I imagine myself as someone standing behind the lectern,…

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Private Practice versus Academia- Looking At the Numbers

This guest post was submitted by The Vetducator, a veterinary professor with more than 20 years’ experience in academia.  He has served as a section chief, department chair, director of the internship selection committee, and on numerous faculty search committees.  He reads extensively on financial topics, notably the blogs Mr. Money Mustache, White Coat Investor,…

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