5 Ways Bedside Manners are Key to Physician Wealth

  Greater patient compliance. It takes us 23 years of minimum training to be a doctor (shortest residency is 3 years.) However, we quickly realized that we could do our best as docs, but don’t get good results if patients

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

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

5 Ways Busy Docs Make Easy $

  Use credit cards. Credit cards save me time. I don’t carry or count any cash. I know down to the penny (if I’d like) where my money goes because it’s all charged on 1 credit card. Credit cards save

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 to Not be a Doc, If You Wanna Be Rich.

Perhaps I’m preaching to the choir. It’s not hard to know that you are poor when you are in you 35 without a house, with a 20 year old Honda accord, without money in retirement savings, and with a student

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

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

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

What Resident Meal Card Taught Me about Retirement

  Don’t spend money just because you have it. I see residents buying $3.50 brownies, $2 surgary, or worst diet drinks from the cafeteria. I would never do that for a multitude of reasons. For one, drinks loaded with sugar

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

Confessions of A Sleep-a-phobic

Have you ever wonder how I worked 7 jobs while double-majoring at UC Berkeley, and manage to cook and entertain my friends at my college apartment regularly? How I worked 2 jobs as a single mom medical student? How I

Medicine: The Ultimate Inhumane Pursuit of Humanity

One of my mentors whom I look up to in life recently announced her retirement, she wrote, “It’s time for me to take care of my loved ones and myself. I’ve delayed, de-prioritized, sacrificed those closest to me as I care

Seems Costly, but Definitely Worth It.

Seems Costly, but Definitely Worth It.

“If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” ― Lao Tzu     I have rarely felt peace

Finding Happiness from Inside Out

Us Americans are notorious for our relentless consumptive drive.  Buy, buy, buy.   We find every single occasion to buy, every excuse to go shopping. To the point, the term “retail therapy” is actually legitimate term. Urban Dictionary defines “retail therapy”

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