From Name All the Animals by Alison Smith (2)

We toured the city, looking for summer work as a cashier, a waiter, a groundskeeper, anything. I saw parts of Rochester that I had never seen before. After four hours of driving around and searching, filling out application forms against

From Name All the Animals by Alison Smith

These phrases rattled around inside me. I had no name for the feelings they conjured up. Like captions for a set of lost photographs, I knew what the individual words meant, but I didn’t know what to attach them to.

Better To Do

Last year after finalizing the process of taking over this, my sister’s blog & domain, and after organizing her memorial and inurnment, I wrote a post announcing that I’d be the new resident blogger behind Dr Wise Money here.

From The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Society and illness often encounter each other in parallel mirrors, each holding up a Rorschach test for the other.

5 Myths about Doctors Our Society Believes

Doctors are rich.   Are you kidding?   How rich do you feel when you are 36 years old, just starting your first real doctor’s job, with half a million dollar worth of student loans at 7% interest rate with

5 Traits Separating the Wealthy from the Wealthy-want-to-be

Life is a trajectory. Wealth or poverty could be a lifelong or even multi-generational directional evolution. We are each journeying in the direction of greater or less wealth. Instead of comparing with one another, it’s helpful to see where we

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 Reasons to Stroll Down Wall Street in Our White Coats

“When wealth is lost, nothing is lost. When health is lost, something is lost. When character is lost, everything is lost.” –Billy Graham If any of us invest 1% of our intelligence and diligence we pursue and practice medicine with

5 Ways to Combat FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) & Pad Your Wallet

I recently stumbled upon Overcome FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) in 7 Steps by finance superhero. I was enlightened by this article and decided to write about the ways I personally combat FOMO. FOMO is likely the most prevalent psycho-social

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