Join Early Retirement Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-24-2010, 09:41 PM   #21
Recycles dryer sheets
GusLevy's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 98
Originally Posted by mattorama View Post
That is part of the reason I want to save as much as possible. If things get bad, I want an out. As multiple above have said, gaining the FI is the most important part. At least then there are options.

I will be looking for a job at the same time new legislation really kick in. I don't know if it will be good or bad timing (I will withhold my personal opinions on the matter...they are rather strong). On one hand, groups may be hesitant to bring on a new partner until they know how the economics will shake out.

In some ways I intuitively accepted during my early 20s that achieving basic FI was going to be the foundation of my life until I reached my 40s. I had a Wall St job which, like yourself, was a field that was stimulating and remunerative. However, I accepted that if the job or field ever became unbearable that it would be best to have the freedom to change course in life. That time had come for me last yr at 39.

Who knows where your medical field will head: From this layman's perspective it seems likely that a binary two-tier system of "private" doctors and "public" doctors will ultimately exist which is far from the goal that those who are currently fighting for healthcare change wish to achieve. Unfortunately, similar to guaranteeing all citizens the right to legal representation, having a public defender vs a private defense attorney does not guarantee the quality of the legal representation.

Anyhow, as for you, I presume that you already know that your immediate professional goal is to become the best doctor that you can be and react to the politics as it arrives.

Good luck.

GusLevy is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
53/Pension and ready to retire Denim Hi, I am... 22 07-11-2010 08:43 PM
Hi! 58 y.o. ready to retire! Rascal Hi, I am... 7 01-21-2010 09:39 AM
Ready to retire soon ReadyToRetire Young Dreamers 13 01-19-2010 06:57 AM
You're ready to retire when: CuppaJoe Other topics 67 05-11-2009 11:27 AM
24 and ready to retire Abreutime Hi, I am... 4 02-02-2008 09:18 PM

» Quick Links

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:53 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.