There is No Such Thing as “Good” Debt

Many years ago, debt was hard to get and was considered a dangerous and risky thing to have. Now it is so easy to come by, that possessing debt is almost universal. In fact, in 2008 the easy access to debt got our country into a bit of trouble, causing the housing crash. Today, if … Read more

The Google Search that Changed My Life Forever

Sometimes a financial makeover client of mine really takes the bull by the horns and drastically improves their financial situation in a very short time. It’s amazing how fast goals can be achieved when you really go for it. I was so amazed by one such student, I asked him to tell his story of … Read more

Fawcett’s Favorites 10-14-19

Every week I run into a few articles that I feel are especially valuable, so each Monday I plan to share some of the best with you, my readers. I hope you find them helpful. This week my favorite read is of course my new book, The Doctors Guide to Real Estate Investing for Busy … Read more

We lost it all with our McMansion

Those of you who have been following me or have read my book, The Doctors Guide to Starting Your Practice/Career Right, know that I am not a supporter of buying a house right away when you move to a new job. There are many reasons to postpone purchasing a house including; doctors have a fifty … Read more

Eight Perks of Eliminating My Mortgage

Today, I awoke to the news of a ceremony honoring those who lost their lives in the attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11/01. Most of us can remember where we were when we heard about this tragic event. I was awaken on that Tuesday morning by my clock radio announcing that an airplane … Read more

Why Don’t Most Americans Have a Will?

Today, as I write this, I sadly read about another celebrity with significant wealth who died without a will. Aretha Franklin left behind an estate worth $80 million with significant future royalties and no instructions for who should receive her fortune. Over the next few years, we will hear about the fighting and legal battles … Read more

Myth: Fixed-Rate Mortgages Are Always Best

(Today’s guest post comes from Doug Adamson from Fulton Mortgage Company, an advertiser on my site. Doug helps doctors leverage their earning potential by getting doctor mortgages with low down payments and no mortgage insurance. I had always been opposed to adjustable rate mortgages, until he showed me this article. Now I can be convinced that … Read more

Don’t Buy a House When You Get a Job

It’s that time of year again. Over 30,000 medical residents are about to finish their training and start their first job. Many of them will make some big financial mistakes during their first year that will haunt them for years to come. I wrote The Doctors Guide to Starting Your Practice Right to help new … Read more