5 Things Zootopia Taught Us about Money Success

I love the kids’ movie Zootopia. I laughed so hard and cried during that movie, frequently turning towards Mini Wise Money, sharing precious moments of inspiration and up-liftedness with her. It’s incredible what we learn as kids from cartoon movies

Money Chased Me the Second I Stopped Chasing

I was great at chasing. Anything I chased, I got. Go-getter as they called it. I picked my best friend(s), I picked my career in medicine, I picked specialty and residency programs (as they also picked me), I picked and

5 Reasons I’m cutting My First Attending Paycheck in Half

I asked a few wise, seasoned, and revered radiologists, what is the minimum amount of work days per week a radiologist need to stay sharp in her trade? Average answer is 2 days per week. That’s the sweet balance I

5 Reasons I’m Hard Working & Happy Wherever I Go

If you are not into details, skip straight pass the blue texts, which provide the background incident that inspired me to write this post. But the 5 points are listed in the black texts following the blue ones 🙂 I

My Million Dollar Mistakes, Your Free Lessons

Top 5 Mistakes Which Made Me Money Wise Today   There’s Chinese folktale. There is temple on a mountain so high that people believe it reaches the heaven. In the temple, sits the statue of a Buddha, which took 100

5 Ways 8 Year Old Mini Makes Her Own $

5 Ways 8 Year Old Mini Makes Her Own $

IRS is pretty strict about what you can pay your kids for. In a tax audit, paying an 8 year old 10k a year may seem hard to justify. But I think I have a case with my 8 year

Self-Employed Options for Tax-Advantaged Savings

Self-Employed Options for Tax-Advantaged Savings

I enjoy being my own boss, especially after I learn how much American businesses are supported financially from the perspective of tax efficiency. I was also happy to learn more about the awesome flexibility, options, and much higher limits of tax-advantaged savings available

8 Ways to Reduce the Doctors Price Tag

1.       Attend the cheapest medical school you can get in. Education is what you make of it. You have been a driven self-starter all your life to even survive as pre-med. Truly a good doc is a good doc, no

$1,100 for 45 Minutes of Your Time

$1,100 for 45 Minutes of Your Time

I have always worked really hard: 7 jobs in college ranging from MCAT tutor, college chemistry TA, nanny, to care-taker for the disabled. Then, I worked 2 jobs in medical school while full time mommying + full time studying. Radiology

Beautiful Mom of 3 & Her Own Boss

Beautiful Mom of 3 & Her Own Boss

[DWM: I decided to start the “Be Your Own Boss” series after getting lots of positive feedback on a post I recently wrote about my entrepreneur journey to running my tutoring business exactly how I want it and making $388/hr. This series will be

5 Reasons Side Gigs Make Better Docs

5 Reasons Side Gigs Make Better Docs

  Increase creativity, capacity to problem solve. “The young doctor should look about early for an avocation, a pastime, that will take him away from patients, pills, and potions … No one is really happy or safe without one.” –Sir

8-year-old Mini Starts Planning Mini-Retirements.

8-year-old Mini Starts Planning Mini-Retirements.

With the ability to retire by 2023, I started talking with Mini’s dad about family longer term vacation/exploration around the world after 2023. We both agreed that traveling around the world and learning from various cultures will enrich Mini’s life

The Sculpture I’m Building with My Life.

The Sculpture I’m Building with My Life.

My life just started, still looks like a block of marble. Click on the diagram to get a larger image.   Stared items are my current priorities, need advice on getting more sleep for sure. Comment below and share about the sculpture

Know Thy Worth & Be Thy Boss.

Know Thy Worth & Be Thy Boss.

I’ve been asked many times, by either (prospective) employers, colleagues, business partners, & potential clients, “how do you manage to charge $388/hr for tutoring?”  My answer is always, “it’s simple matter of supply and demand.” My hourly rate is determined

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

Living Richly Today: A More Relatable Dr. Wise Money

Living Richly Today: A More Relatable Dr. Wise Money

When my colleague/collaborator White Coat Money published my guest post: How I Contributed $23.5k to Roth IRA/Roth 403b in 2015 as PGY2, he began the post with this editorial caveat: The following post describes a task that requires significant financial

How I Can Retire at 38, But Won’t.

How I Can Retire at 38, But Won’t.

  Let’s first talk about why I won’t retire at 38, even though I can. That’s less than 3 years out of fellowship. It would be the beginning of my professional prime as a radiologist. I’d like to use my skills