I’m a recent Anesthesiology grad and current Pain Medicine fellow working in the Mid-Atlantic.

I have $200,000+ in debt, and I plan to have it paid off by June 2021, two years after I finish fellowship.

This is a chronicling of my mistakes, my successes, and my accumulated wisdom on the journey to get back to broke (and beyond).

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Checkup – March 2019

Somewhat swamped with fellowship work and planning for next year, so this will be a brief one. I got my first real doctor check in the form of a signing bonus, and while taxes took their obligatory bite out of it, it’s a still a crazy feeling and barely feels

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Checkup – February 2019

First, the big news: I’ve signed a contract! Come August 1st, I’ll start my first big-boy job doing both interventional pain and OR anesthesia. I’m obviously excited for a number of reasons, but most relevant to this blog is the fact that my pre-tax income will be going up by

Checkup – January 2019

New year, same old story. We continue to just about break even, slightly on the side of red. On the plus side, job prospects are looking excellent, and the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel draws closer. Budget/Cash Flow Not much standout this month. Other than the $440

Checkup – December 2018

Keeping up with a blog is hard! I’m doing a crummy job of producing regular posts, but I figure at the very least I can continue posting about my net worth and cash flow. As I get closer to finishing fellowship (and, uhhhhh, once I actually have a job lined

Checkup – November 2018

Budget/Cash Flow Biggest thing to say this month is to give huge props to my wife, who is killing it in the work-from-home game. She’s been grading standardized exams, teaching English to none-native speakers via Skype, and watching another toddler for a few hours a week. All this on top

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Net Worth

Net Worth Mar '19:

Debt Progress

Aug '18: $218,750
Sep '18: $221,280
Oct '18: $223,330
Nov '18: $221,880
Dec '18: $221,690
Jan '19: $220,130
Feb '19: $243,290
Mar '19: $243,480