There were a number of reasons I felt compelled to start this blog nearly 2 years ago, and one of them was to help increase financial literacy for DVM’s before there was any sort of market downturn. Taking action on your money is easier to accomplish when the economy is doing well and individuals have…

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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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This USDA veterinarian (who wishes to remain anonymous), resides in the Midwest with her husband and children. She also works as a part time associate veterinarian. She wanted to share her story of becoming completely debt-free, including her mortgage!  1.Give us a little of your background and how you got started in veterinary medicine. After…

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A recent plane ride had left me a bit nervous before takeoff. The weather at our destination was supposed to be pretty terrible, with a lot of wind and rain in the forecast. I braced myself for a bumpy plane ride. I was also crossing my fingers that my kids wouldn’t get sick on the…

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I’m not one to go on huge shopping sprees, but if there’s something I need to buy, you’d better be sure that I’m looking for some deals. For many years, this was my definition of being good with money. Make intentional purchases, and make sure you’re not paying full price. How about buying mutual funds,…

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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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