Posts Tagged ‘budget’
The CARES Act: What Veterinarians Need to Know from a Personal Finance Perspective
On March 27, 2020, the record-breaking $2+ trillion stimulus package (CARES Act- Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) was signed into law. This is in addition to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFRCA) that was passed earlier in the month. Here are some of the highlights that will help you, the veterinarian, as…Read More
Combining Finances: A Rite of Passage (Part 2)
As seen in Part 1, how you choose to combine your finances is a very personal decision between you and your partner. There are a host of factors that determine the best method. For those who have already combined finances, what worked earlier in the relationship is not guaranteed to stay that way as the…Read More
Personal Finance New Year’s Resolutions You Can Start TODAY
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?…Read More
Holiday Spending Tips: Plan Better and Beat the Stress!
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…Read More
Showing Your Money Who’s Boss: The YNAB (You Need A Budget) Method
Do you REALLY need a budget? Well, if you’re wanting to make some significant changes to your money story, then you’ll have to have SOME form of budgeting. I’m sorry to say that your numbers aren’t going to magically fix themselves so that you’re rolling in the dough. That’s the #truth. It’s becoming harder to…Read More
Increasing Income as a Veterinarian: 9 Strategies
Updated September 2021 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…Read More
Creating Big Change With Financial Education
Updated October, 2020 Remember when money was fun and uncomplicated? As a child, you might have received some money for your birthday or during the holidays. You didn’t quite know the power that you held in your little hands, but you knew it was there by the way people reacted when you proudly displayed those…Read More
Can You Work Towards Financial Independence While Owing Six-Figure Student Loans?
From Macroeconomics to Personal Finance: What Can We Learn?
Recently, I was lucky enough to attend the 2018 AVMA Economic Summit. I have attended my fair share of veterinary conferences as a student, a practicing veterinarian, and as a stay at home mom who was still keeping my license active. However, this was my first veterinary conference as a blogger. And let me tell…Read More
Ten Years- Reflecting back and looking into the future
On September 15, 2008, the fourth largest investment bank in the United States declared bankruptcy. Lehman Brothers, founded in 1850, was en route to its demise. Due to its risky investments in subprime mortgages, the company could no longer sustain itself. This behemoth firm, which had over $600 billion in assets AND over $600 billion…Read More