Weekend Toast 8/12

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I completely fell off the grid last week and didn’t send out a weekend toast.  Many apologies not only to anyone who likes to read them but also to the great bloggers out there for whom I missed giving a shoutout.  I will make it up to you.

The “Weekend Toast” series is a collection of recently published articles by other bloggers that I put together to share. Consider this your one stop shop for remaining up-to-date on being a badass ????

So, grab your drink of choice, put your feet up and get ready to read!

This week: woes of buying a big house, not everyone is as rich as you think, recapturing the art of meeting people, some travel advice, firing your FA, and non medical careers for docs!


As someone currently starting the house hunt, I found this really interesting by SideHustleScrubs.  He goes over his own large “I’m a doctor now” home purchase and outlines the reasons he wishes he never bought it in the first place, in 10 Reasons I Regret My Big Dumb House.  Check it out and see if you agree.  For me, I had some of these issues in mind already, but reading this made me consider them harder.  A home purchase is a large financial commitment and definitely shouldn’t be taken lightly.  In other words, forget about keeping up with the Jones’ and instead focus on what makes the most financial sense for YOU.

Going kind of hand in hand with the above is a post by The Financial Graduate. In her post, Is Everyone Richer Than Me, she talks about how its so easy to look around, see all the nice cars and nice homes that people have and just assume that everyone is doing so much better than you.  In an era where comparison is a happiness killer, she explains why we feel this way and how to change it!

I think there are many physicians out there, myself included, who are looking around at alternate career paths.  KevinMD recently featured an article by The Stress Free Mom MD listing some non clinical career options for physicians in 9 Non medical Careers for Doctors.  For anyone interested, check out this list to get your search started and see if any of these stand out for you!

For anyone starting over, trying to make new friends, adjusting to a new job or new life, meeting people can be a harrowing, annoying, daunting, frustrating and exhausting task.  Seriously though, outside of dating apps, and joining meetup groups, we’ve forgotten how to meet people organically.  FIIntrovert addresses this problem in The Secret to Naturally Meeting New People and describes how you can use Social Collision intentionally and effectively.  I, for one, am definitely going to employ this and see what happens.

Anyone with an iota of interest in investing will tell you not to hire a financial advisor.  However, MisssBonnieMD hired one, and then fired them.  See why she did so, and what she got out of it, in I Fired My Financial Advisor.

As an avid traveller, I’m always looking for recommendations on things to do and places to stay, or not to.  Finance for the Family shares their experience with AirBnB, one that was less than ideal, and outlines some helpful things to keep in mind when trying to decide between booking a hotel or an AirBnB for your next trip.  check it out at My First (and possibly last) Experience with AirBnB.


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