Fawcett’s Favorites 5-2-22

Every week I find a few great articles I feel are especially valuable. Following are this week’s best. I hope you find them as useful as I did. This week’s favorites include should doctors be aged out of practice, are short term rentals on the way out, ow to keep more of your hard earned … Read more

Fawcett’s Favorites 2-14-22

Happy Valentine’s Day! Do something special with your loved ones today. Every week I find a few great articles I feel are especially valuable. Following are this week’s best. I hope you find them as useful as I did. This week’s favorites include why we moved to Portugal, teaching your kids about money, reinventing the … Read more

Five Years Retired from Surgery

Next month marks five years since I turned in my pager and walked out of the hospital to the song 18 wheels and a dozen roses, by Kathy Mattea. I was very reluctant to give up surgery at age 54, trusting that we had enough money saved to meet our needs for the rest of … Read more

Fawcett’s Favorites 8-16-21

Each week I run into a few articles that I feel are especially valuable. Every Monday I would like to share some of the best with you, my readers. I hope you find them helpful. This week’s favorites include consider the total cost of owning a pet, when student loan forgiveness goes wrong, does how … Read more

Benefits of Working Half-Time

When I reached financial independence at age 50 I didn’t retire as planned. Instead, I started working less hours and eventually switched to working about half-time, as I still liked operating, just not at the pace I had been working. I stayed at half-time for about three years and then dropped to quarter time for … Read more

How I Knew it was Time to Retire

Many people have asked me how I knew it was the right time to retire. They are struggling with the decision and are afraid to pull the trigger too soon. Retiring from medicine is almost a final move as it is very difficult to return after being away for a period of time. I haven’t … Read more

Who Benefits Most From Locums?

Being a locum doctor can be a fun and fulfilling life. My first experience with locums was when a surgeon who spent a year training under me during his residency, called asking for help after his two partners left and he was suddenly the only general surgeon in town. He called at a perfect time. … Read more

Fawcett’s Favorites 4-5-21

Each week I run into a few articles that I feel are especially valuable. Every Monday I would like to share some of the best with you, my readers. I hope you find them helpful. This week’s favorites include FIRE lessons from the Jamaican Bobsled team, the best way to pay off debt, proof that … Read more

Fawcett’s Favorites 10-19-20

Each week I run into a few articles that I feel are especially valuable. Every Monday I would like to share some of the best with you, my readers. I hope you find them helpful. This week’s favorites include the right way to think about debt, tips on communicating with your children, defeating the non-compete … Read more

Fawcett’s Favorites 7-6-20

Every week I run into a few articles that I feel are especially valuable and every Monday I would like to share some of the best with you, my readers. I hope you find them helpful. This week’s favorites include Medscape’s physician debt & net worth report 2020, why Bill Gates is happier today than … Read more