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I’m a doctor in my first years out of training, trying to tackle a quarter million in debt and ‘get it right’ in all things personal finance. 

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The past, present, and hopeful future of a millennial physician

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The financial state of our household and progress toward goals

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Everything I’ve ever written to date, for better or for worse

It’s never good when I get a call at work. Off the top of my head the last two times this happened were my dad suffering an accident that ultimately led to his death, and a shooting near my son’s daycare with the suspect still on the loose. So when

Checkup – December 2021 + Financial Goals for 2022

Welcome to another Dr. PayItBack monthly checkup! I use this space to remain accountable to our expenses and goals, track net worth and debt, and muse on what was done well and what can be improved. I’ve already done a 2021 retrospective post to close out the year, so my focus here

Live Like a Resident: Financial Progress in 2021

2021 was a year of substantial financial growth for our family. While 2020 was a success story by any measure, despite the obvious obstacles, the past twelve months have been a different beast altogether. There was no milestone quite as concrete as reaching a net worth of zero last year,

Checkup – November 2021

Welcome to another Dr. PayItBack monthly checkup! I use this space to remain accountable to our expenses and goals, track net worth and debt, and muse on what was done well and what can be improved. Reader, I hope you are doing well and staying safe as we go into

We Paid Off My Wife’s Loans

Long-time readers of the blog will know that I originally planned to have our student loans paid off within two years of graduating fellowship, or August 2021. Over time this goal evolved for a couple of reasons: I was able to get my and my wife’s loans refinanced to exceptionally

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