First comes love, then comes marriage. Then comes….combining your finances? For many couples, the idea of combining finances is about as appealing as nails on a chalkboard. But when you are sharing a life together, and more importantly, when you are now legally bound to one another in the form of a marriage, the subject…

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“Most DVM’s are making between one and a half to two hundred.” As in $150,000 to $200,000. This was in response to a DVM who called into the Dave Ramsey show, looking for advice regarding her student loans that are currently sitting at over $400,000. If you’re at all familiar with Dave Ramsey, you can…

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After much anticipation, I finally had a chance to watch the “Playing With FIRE” documentary that had been released in 2019. This is a documentary that follows Scott and Taylor Rieckens, along with their toddler daughter, as they get started along their FIRE journey. The FIRE acronym stands for Financial Independence, Retire Early. The math…

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The blog post titled “Work-Life Balance Is Not Enough: Focusing on the Bigger Picture,” goes beyond the idea of “work-life balance” and focuses on general wellbeing, and it was inspired by my time at the 2019 AVMA Wellbeing Summit. This is a follow-up post, where I wanted to share some of my other big takeaways…

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Note: This post originally published in December 2018. It has been updated for 2019. According to the Merck Animal Health Veterinary Wellbeing Study, one of the biggest stressors in a veterinarian’s life is money. One could argue that this is a top stressor for almost anyone, but veterinarians are especially prone to financial stress. Why?…

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The ever-elusive work-life balance….how does one achieve this? Perhaps the problem is that we have a pretty clear understanding of what constitutes the “work” part, but how exactly do you define the “life” part of this equation? Did we ever feel “life” balance before work entered the picture? One important component of life is your…

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Every year, the holiday decorations and holiday-themed music seem to start earlier and earlier.  So do the sounds of credit cards swiping and keys tapping/fingers swiping as online shoppers scour the internet for the best deals. For some people, this is truly the most wonderful time of the year. But for many others, this time…

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