I’ve been meaning to post my initial thoughts about providing anesthesia in a medical office as I’ve started to move into this arena several months ago. Again, I’ve been a full-fledged CRNA for 2 years now and I’ve been very interested with moonlighting in as many different settings as I can find just because I find … More Office Based Anesthesia: An Entirely Different Animal
I’ll be coming up to my 2 year anniversary since beginning my career as a CRNA. My full time job is at a major academic medical center, but I’ll moonlight at multiple surgery centers around the city. I started my foray into private practice around 6 months into being a full-fledged CRNA and boy, was … More Private Practice: Is It Worth It?
It’s been awhile since I’ve last posted. I’m hoping in the next couple weeks, I’ll have some time to rattle off some additional posts, particularly as it relates to private practice and maybe some additional insights on personal finance (though nothing novel). So, this post is about calculating my retirement number. I’m 32 and already … More Calculating My Retirement Number
I came across this story on NPR several months ago and thought it was simple, yet effective advice for anyone new to personal finance. Until you’re able to achieve these financial goals, there’s no reason for you to enlist the services of a financial advisor. Achieving financial stability and independence takes time, patience and discipline. … More All The Financial Advice You Need on a 3×5 Card
When I graduated from nurse anesthesia school in August 2014, I refinanced and consolidated my student loans within 3 months with SoFi. I was able to obtain a 10-year term with a 3.44% variable interest rate. However, just last week, I came across a deal of a lifetime (at least in terms of the student … More First Republic Bank Student Loan Review
Upon graduating from nurse anesthesia school in August 2014, I promptly looked into whether I would qualify for the Public Loan Forgiveness Program. After investigating the issue, I realized I wasn’t going to benefit from the program at all. When I did the numbers, I could either pay 5-7% on my federal student loans over … More SoFi Student Loan Review
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This is a refrain I’ve heard from many of my colleagues/former classmates. I’ve consolidated and refinanced my student loans to the lowest interest rate possible. I’m saving for a house or I already have a mortgage. But now, I’ve got this stash of cash on hand and am not sure where to put it. Furthermore, … More I have $25,000 in savings and I don’t know where to put it (Hint: Robo-advisor)
In a previous post, I mentioned expense ratios ought to be a consideration on whether you should invest your money in a retirement fund because the different between 0.25% versus 1% over 30 years will mean the difference of nearly $300,000. So, what exactly should you invest your money in? The answer, like everything else … More What Should I Invest My 401(k) Funds In?
So, you started you new job as a CRNA and you’ve been able to sock away $18,000 to your 401(k) or 403(b). Great job, but don’t pat yourself on the back just yet. Whether working for a hospital system or an anesthesia group, chances are you may be paying a variety of fees that will … More Your 401(k) Fees Will Destroy Your Retirement