The Physician Philosopher’s Guide to Personal Finance

The Physician Philosopher’s Guide to Personal Finance

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This book is a brief overview of the aspects of personal finance that are significant to real-world applications. More importantly, this book on personal finance is for students of medicine trying to avoid drowning in debt burden after graduation. Since medicine graduates are usually overworked and have little to no time outside the realm of their profession, Turner made this book especially brief so they can still focus on their duties but at the same time address their important issues on personal finance. 

This book includes the fundamentals of investing, the specifics, addressing student loans, paying off debt, asset protection, and more. This book is made for medicine graduates who manage personal finance on the go. 

Dr. Turner makes personal finance easier to understand by discussing only the areas that actually matter. He discusses the various aspects of financial planning, and by taking the fundamentals, he boils down these topics into easily digestible ones. The brief but concise discussions of the topics are beneficial not only too busy physicians, but also to non-physicians learning about personal finance.

This guide immediately discusses the topics and ensures the reader will get a well-rounded and comprehensive list of how to handle personal finance, with debt, savings, and others included. 

About the Author

JAMES D. TURNER MD is an author, inventor, and owner of the blog The Physician Philosopher ( He is a physician that practices academic anesthesiology and pays off his student debt up to $200,000 within nineteen months. Subsequently, his net worth rose to $250,000 in twelve months out of training. 

Table of Contents


Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Personal Finance Basics

Chapter 3: Conflicts of Interest

Chapter 4: Financial Choices in Medical School

Chapter 5: The Pareto Principle for Residency

Chapter 6: Student Loan Debt Management Part 1: Income-driven Repayment and Public Service Loan Forgiveness Programs

Chapter 7: Student Loan Debt Management Part 2: Private Student Loan Refinancing Options

Chapter 8: Personal Finance During Residency

Chapter 9: Live Like a Resident (AFTER Residency)

Chapter 10: A Tale of Two Doctors

Chapter 11: Investing After Residency

Chapter 12: How Much Do I Need?

Chapter 13: Asset Protection

Chapter 14: The Balance