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

6 $ Tips I Would Tell Dear Older Me

After I wrote about 6 $ Tips I Would Tell Dear Younger Me, I thought I should write to my future self too.  If it’s true that we learned everything we needed to learn in life as kindergartners, then I would thank

6 $ Tips I Would Tell Dear Younger Me

I love the song Dear younger me by Mercy Me. “Dear younger me I cannot decide Do I give some speech about how to get the most out of your life Or do I go deep And try to change

Top 5 Ways Yoga Helps Make Me a Millionaire

After a decade of hardly exercising, I decided to take care of my health at last. I started a 30 day yoga challenge, doing home yoga practice with YouTube instructor the same time I started recording “30 Day Mindful Financial

3 Things Society Doesn’t Know About Doctors

A Chinese folktale goes like this,   A magnificent Buddha statute sits at the mountain top where worshipers climb 100’s of 1000’s steps of stairs to arrive at his foot and to kneel down in prayers. One day, the slab

5 Ways Good Finance Parallels Good Cooking

Having grown up on the kitchen counter while my gourmet chef mother cooks, surrounded by the aroma of her 24 hour simmer chicken broth, and her 200+ types of wines jam packed in our 1,000 square foot apartment, cooking is

5 Ways to Stay in Clinical Medicine & Be Happy

My hero and mentor recently wrote “5 Ways to Get Out of Clinical Medicine.” His article inspired me to write “5 Ways to Stay in Clinical Medicine & Be Happy.”   Even though I am radiology resident and frequently seen

8 Wealth-Fulfilling Prophecies

We are so hard on ourselves sometimes that we jam-pack our mind with self-defeating prophecies. Some of us do so before a big, expensive, high-stake standardized exam, prohibiting our hard-earned knowledge and experience to shine through the test questions as

5 Ways to Keep More $

  Keep $ from Uncle Sam’s claws legally. Set up a business. What is your hobby? Turn it into a business by submitting some simple documentations to set up a Liability Limited Cooperation (LLC.) My hobby is to help every

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

Morbidly Obese & Morbidly Malnourished

Today, we did (6 moths ago) a fluoroscopic upper GI series on a patient, my age, who’s 700 lbs. I was so depressed when I saw her entire bare back with excess subcutaneous adipose tissue hanging in rolls behind her

2017 New Year Gift to Self: Not Clothe-Shopping for 3 Years

I recently stumbled upon Mrs. Frugalwoods and was very inspired by her. I thought that I had a ridiculously high savings rate, allowing me to retire by 2023, within 2.8 years of finishing fellowship. Most (soon-to-be) radiologists look at me

3 Top Reasons Society Should Love Doctors More

  Why do we rare hear of heroic cardiothoracic surgeon saving the life of patient with AAA rupture but we hear about doctor scandals with such as a M.D. overdosing from medication or another swindling cancer patients out of their

Mini-Retirement at 36 Instead of Full Retirement at 38

As I have great reasons not to retire as soon as I reach financial independence at 38, I also love the idea of mini-retirement by Tim Ferriss. Even though I don’t foresee myself paring down to 4 hour work week and raking

Dear Colleagues, We are Here to Help

I recently read a white coat investor post about a couple who’s in their mid-40 with 5 kids, 2 in college, with 300k debt still and little aggregate savings. It broke my heart and motivated me to work harder to

10 Heart & Wallet Healthy Habits

  Make and drink organic fruit/veggie/seeds smoothie. Daily organic smoothie is way cheaper than Starbucks Latte and does incredible things for your bowels, energy, and health. Cook at home. Cooking with your spouse can be the start of a romantic

5 Lessons a Harvard-Stanford Trained Radiologist Taught Me

I recently had to see a dear mentor off, as she leaves UA medical imaging to join her family on the East Coast. She was a gem in our program. Many people were really sad to see her leave, but

6 Financial & Professional Advantages of the Small Fish in the Ocean

While it may seem nice to be the big fish in a small pond, it is not at all the most advantageous position for rapid progress and ever-climatic serial successes.  1.       Many to learn from in immediate surrounding. While I

5 Ways Having More Harms Us

Chinese proverb says, “Grandfather dies of hunger, father dies of exhaustion, son dies of decadence.” What pitiful progression of generations.   I’d venture to say that most attending doctors have children who pretty much have everything their heart desire at

How I Paid off My Student Loans at 30 as PGY1.

I hate debt with a vengeance. It all started when I was about 5 years old. I became aware of the dire financial situation my family was in. Debt collectors paid daily visits at our apartment door. I was scared