Girl Meets Boy: Sharing Dollar Value with Your Significant Other

My significant other grew up in a entirely different world from mine in many dimensions: cultural, social, economic, and psychological. I was born and raised in Asia, in a developing country. He was born and raised in the US, a developed country.

For those making the big bucks (becoming attending) this July!

You are in a wonderful position to take much greater control of your debt and build positive net worth much faster than anyone else still in training for the following reasons, your new pay is likely 4x to 5x more than what residency program

Awesome ways people have paid for their education

Since I started this site, many have shared with me ways that they have paid for their med school. I’ve asked a few people to write their success stories as guest posts, hopefully they will get on it and send

DWM’s parents

I love my parents. They’ve made me who I am from the day I was a fetus inside my mother’s belly. I would like to share a few wonderful things that my parents have taught me with their actions, words, and thoughts.

My Daughter’s Grandma

I met my daughter Mini’s grandma nearly a decade ago. To protect her identity, I will call her Nana.   From my first interactions with Nana, I learned how positive and compassionate she was. She has a tender heart for

Match day: finding out where I will be for the next 6 years of my life.

No other profession go through something as crazy as the so called MATCH that doctors go through to find their first jobs right out of medical school. MATCH: a process that consists of numerous speed dating sessions between the job

Residency: The financial bitter-sweet spot

Many of my colleagues see residency as the hardest financial years because student debt of 300-400k is compounding away at 6-9% annual income is about 50k-70k depending post-graduate-year work hours are long: 80+hrs/wk there is no money, after monthly expenses, to

My American Dream Part II “Budgeting”

This post is reader-inspired. She wrote, “Would like to see a post to help with me with my American dream…on how to establish a monthly budget, and keep to it, in a way that is practical but not restrictive? seriously,

Count my blessing

I am so grateful for the following, All my family members are relatively healthy (no one had extended hospital stays) My kid enjoys her school, where we live now, and is building new friendship. With her grandmother’s generous help, we have

Chasing after the wind…

As I look back on this past year… I realized that I have hit several financial milestones which prior to reaching them I thought would be deeply gratifying and liberating. They were indeed, albeit transiently so. May 2014: No longer