What new residents need to know about saving for retirement

Residency brings a lot of firsts: first admission, first discharge, first actual orders, first prescriptions, and for a lot of people, their first real paycheck. When you go through your hospital’s new employee orientation, they’ll talk to you about saving some of that paycheck for retirement. You’ll most likely have at least one option presented by Human Resources, as well as others

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How far from the hospital should I live in residency?

Continuing our theme of housing and home-buying topics for folks who are getting ready to start residency, let’s consider another common question: how far should I live from the hospital?  Of course, as with anything else, it depends. Let’s look at a few of the factors to consider. Commute Time It’s important to remember that as a resident you will

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Mortgage Options

So you’ve decided to buy a house. If you haven’t read the previous post about whether or not you should buy a house, I would recommend reviewing that post. Depending on your circumstances, you have a lot of options available on the kind of mortgage to get. In this post I’ll briefly cover each of the major types of mortgages that medical

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Should you buy a house in residency?

Happy (belated) Match Day, everyone! Now that the dust is starting to settle, I bet at least half of the graduating medical students in the country have been on zillow shopping for houses. I know because I did the exact same thing. I think my husband’s new hobby for the last month leading up to match day was looking at the houses we

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