$5.8 million. This is the number that you can expect to earn in a lifetime according to these conditions: Starting salary: $80,000 Age: 26 Retirement age: 65 % annual increase in income: 3% Of course, these numbers will vary WIDELY depending on your situation.  Change any of these variables, and you will have different results.…

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Here’s a nice problem to have: What do you do with extra money? Whether it’s your tax refund, a bonus, an unexpected stimulus check, a break on your student loan payments, an inheritance, a winning lottery ticket….what all of these have in common is that this is an unexpected, yet welcome addition of cash. It…

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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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The following is a guest post from Miles Saunders, the founder of MNS Wealth Management, an independent financial advisory firm that serves veterinarians. Here, he shares his thoughts about making sure that you’re on the right track when it comes to retirement. “How do I know that I am on the right track for retirement?”…

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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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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 crisp bills. Maybe…

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Should I pay down debt or invest? If you happened to win the Mega Millions, then the answer would be pretty easy. The first thing people typically want to do is to pay off all debt. Then in no particular order, they spend, donate, and invest. But of course, we are not Mega Millions lottery…

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Practicing veterinary medicine feels a lot like you’re playing defense. The patient comes in with a problem. You use your skills to diagnose and treat the problem while taking into account the owner’s finances, owner compliance, and patient compliance. With each step, you are constantly vigilant, ready to respond to forces outside your control. When…

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