The Day I Started with Nothing…

The Day I Started with Nothing…

I will always remember how dreadful it seemed when I learned that my cost of attendance for 2010-2011 (first year of medical school) was about 90k… I’ve never made 90k a year prior to starting medical school (in fact, I still

Top 10 Ways Mini Will Pay for Her College… on Her Own (Mostly)

Top 10 Ways Mini Will Pay for Her College… on Her Own (Mostly)

I just started funding Mini’s 529 this year with goal of maxing out first 2 years @ 14k each. I’m front loader in all things I deem worthwhile: studying, investing, or building businesses. Since Mini can be heading to college

Sale on Sale Bonus Post: Ebate’s Birthday

Sale on Sale Bonus Post: Ebate’s Birthday

It’s Ebates birthday this week, and they are celebrating with 15% cash back at many, many participating stores!

Mini’s College Fund, 529 Qualified Tuition Plan: Intro Part I

Mini’s College Fund, 529 Qualified Tuition Plan: Intro Part I

  Mini is finishing 3rd grade this year. In another short 9 years, she will be heading to college. I should have started her college savings yesterday, but like most PGY’s, I took care of my own student debt and

12 TV Comedies That Make Your Netflix Subscription Worth It

12 TV Comedies That Make Your Netflix Subscription Worth It

This weekend we drove to D.C. with our spoiled stupid dog and happened on a lovely used media place.

My Life by Mini

My Life by Mini

My life is small tale that people won’t know Because my life is a thing that I can not say My life is a thing that I can not write My life is me, myself, & I And that will

Mini Wise Money & Art

Mini Wise Money & Art

How I Contributed $23.5k to Roth IRA/Roth 403b in 2015 as PGY2

How I Contributed $23.5k to Roth IRA/Roth 403b in 2015 as PGY2

I’m a big proponent of maxing out available Roth space during low income/training years. However, most of us don’t have enough income to put $23,500 post-tax dollars away on resident/fellow income. Below I will share how I contributed $23,500 post-tax

My Waste Reducing Buys

My Waste Reducing Buys

Recently our household underwent a big upgrade: no more disposable water bottles! The boyfriend is the late convert (obviously) and these functional and gorgeous S’well bottles are what finally sold him.

Home Mortgage: 4th Time is A Charm!

Home Mortgage: 4th Time is A Charm!

After purchasing my 1st home as MS4, refinancing it as PGY1, then attempting to refinance it as PGY2, I’m now preparing to purchase my 2nd home. Honestly, working with so many mortgage officers over a spectrum of mortgage companies in the