6 $ Insights from My Kid’s Flying Lesson

Mini Wise Money’s dad gave her a flight lesson (and more to come) as her return from China trip present. I was honorably chosen to be her passenger while her dad, her grandpa, and our dog Lola observed from the

5 Tips for Back to School Shopping  

Mini Wise Money requests to switch to Basis Tucson Primary. I was surprised because her friends at Sunrise Drive told Mini how much work and how little fun Basis is all about. I asked Mini, “are you sure, don’t you

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

How My 8 Year Old Funds Her 2016 Roth IRA: Just in Time, Tax Break for Mom, Roth IRA for Kiddo

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

Money, Medicine, Motherhood, & the Presence of Mind: Moving up in Life

As I was on my mat today at a Yoga class, getting my as* kicked. I realized that I’ve progressed through four learning stages of my life… although at times still oscillating between the last 2 most challenging discipline to

5 Myths about Doctor’s Kid(s)

Like anyone else, doctor and doctor’s wife (or doctor and doctor’s husband), their children means a whole world to them. Yes it does suck to miss lots of their milestones while you are working inhumane hours at the hospital saving

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

Mini Wise Money’s College Fund: Selection, Final 4

Mini Wise Money’s 529 Finalists:   The Vanguard 529 Savings Plan Nevada Nevada ‘s Vanguard 529 Savings Plan is administered by Ascensus College Savings but carries the Vanguard brand and features a wide offering of Vanguard mutual funds in its age-based

Mini’s College Fund, 529: Intro Part II

Mini’s College Fund, 529: Intro Part II

Broker Sold 529 plans: In addition to fees mentioned in the prior post, you pay even more fees with broker-sold 529 plans. Personally, I will not go through a broker, but I’ve included information for completion’s sake. Additional fees that reduces your

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I recently started writing for Physician’s Money Digest. It has been great fun, reaching so many doctors/ aspiring doctors on such a reputable discussion forum.   An awesome bonus is every unique reader/visitor of any one of my articles on PMD generates a

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