The Great Advantages of Living Debt Free

People are surprised when they learn we have maintained a debt free household for the last twenty years. For many, they realize for the first time, that being debt free is possible. Others think they could never become debt free as their total debt seems overwhelming.  When we first heard the concept of living debt … 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

Fawcett’s Favorites 12-28-20

(Need to use your CME funds before the end of the year? Get tickets now to the Physician Wellness & Financial Literacy Conference being held virtually the first week of March. I will be giving 2 lectures you don’t want to miss.) (Remember to contact me if you are interested in one of the 12 … Read more

Fawcett’s Favorites 12-21-20

(Need to use your CME funds before the end of the year? Get tickets now to the Physician Wellness & Financial Literacy Conference being held virtually the first week of March. I will be giving 2 lectures you don’t want to miss.) Each week I run into a few articles that I feel are especially … Read more

Why I Own a Motorhome

When my wife and I moved to Southern Oregon to start my career in as a surgeon, we had not even thought about owning a motorhome. My partners were the inciting factor that lead to the purchase. They were old school doctors who thought each doctor should always cover their own patients on the weekend … Read more

Ten Ways to Regain the Joy in Medicine

(If you are currently in the midst of a financial crisis, you will want to get a copy of my next book, The Doctors Guide to Navigating a Financial Crisis, coming June 16th. Pre-order the book here.) Many physicians have lost their joy in practicing medicine. Many factors work together to create joy in your … Read more

Salvaging Hurricane Blown Vacation Plans

If you vacation often, you will run into snags. Cancelled flights, lost luggage, sea sickness, motorhome break downs, bad weather, injuries, a family member’s death, forgotten passports, and many other things could waylay your perfect vacation. Since a lot of money is spent on vacations, encountering a complication can be a significant financial loss. I … Read more