Podcast Episode 007–
Talking finances with “the finance fellow”
WE’RE TALKING ABOUT FINANCIAL STUFF…
Episode 007–An Interview with The Finance Fellow
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From the Financial Sector to Trauma PA; an Interview with “The Finance Fellow”
Today we talk finances with Mike “The Finance Fellow”. Mike writes a blog (www.thefinancefellow.com) about his journey from the financial world to now being a Trauma PA, discussing all different types of financial info for pre-PAs, current PA students, and practicing PAs. We cover a ton of information in this episode, for everyone from pre-PA students choosing schools and obtaining loans, living frugally in school, and how to balance paying student loans and retirement contributions.
Here’s more of what we discussed:
- Mike’s path from finance to PA
- Changing course from Med school to PA school
- Avoiding debt in school
- Choosing the right school to prevent excess debt
- Factoring in living expenses in exchange for “brand name” schools
- Loan Forgiveness: public vs. private debt and which one to pick to take advantage of loan forgiveness programs
- Living frugally in PA school
- How to only pay 3% interest on credit cards for the rest of your life
- Retirement accounts
- Treating yourself as a business, diversifying your income
- Similarities between Finance and Medicine—everyone is “selling” something: trust, compassion, etc.
- How he flipped his house to pay off his student loan debt
***Information on this Podcast does not constitute true financial advice, please seek the opinion of a financial professional before making your own personal financial decisions!***
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