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Book Recommendations for PAs on the Way to Financial Independence financial independence miscellaneous pa-c pa-s pre-pa Jun 23, 2022

Thankfully, I learned about the concept of financial independence (FI) in May 2019 through attending the wedding of a PA friend who was a former coworker. The husband of another PA friend and former coworker had initially taught me about travel hacking with travel rewards while my husband and I...

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How to Utilize Travel Rewards for Free Travel financial independence miscellaneous pa-c pa-s pre-pa travel Jun 23, 2022

Disclosure: This post contains referral links, and I would receive a small commission in the form of points if you choose to apply and get approved for any of the credit cards that are mentioned using one of my referral links.

 

Is one of your favorite hobbies traveling abroad to new,...

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What Effect Will a Doctorate Have on a PA’s Career and Quest for Financial Independence? financial independence miscellaneous pa-c Jun 23, 2022

Guest Post by Russell Singleton, DMSc, PA-C, with The PA Doctor

Doctoral degrees for PAs are not new, but they’ve never been as popular as they are right now. Many believe that the future of the profession depends on adopting a terminal doctorate while others bemoan neverending...

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So, You Just Graduated From PA School. Now What? pa-c student loans Jun 23, 2022
Guest Post by Jordan Fisher, PA-C, and Shayne Foley, PA-C, Authors of The PA Blueprint

Congratulations and welcome to your new career! This is one of the most exciting times of your life. However, this is also a pivotal moment for your financial success. This is a time to learn and remain...

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Four Budgeting Methods for Current and Future PAs budgeting financial independence pa-c pa-s pre-pa Jun 23, 2022

There are several budgeting methods to choose from, but in this post, we will review four of the most common ones. I encourage you to review these different budgeting styles, and choose one that you think would best fit you and your life! 

The Pay Yourself First Budget:

With this method,...

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The 2021 Great Holiday Gift Guide for Current and Future PAs miscellaneous pa-c pa-s pre-pa Jun 23, 2022

This post was created by Kat, PA-C, of PA the FI Way, in November 2021

The most wonderful time of year is just around the corner! If you’re a pre-PA, a PA student, or a practicing PA-C, this holiday gift guide was curated just for you to give you some ideas for your wishlist. You can point...

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Ensure That You’re Properly Insured financial independence insurance pa-c Jun 23, 2022

Insurance helps protect your assets and sometimes your income when the unthinkable happens. Various types of insurance are necessary, and others are highly recommended. As my husband says, “If we have the insurance, we won’t need it, but if we don’t have it, we would need it...

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The Associated Financial Costs of Practicing as a PA financial independence miscellaneous pa-c Jun 23, 2022

Did you know that working as a PA comes with costs, some of which are pretty obvious, while others are more subtle or even somewhat hidden? You may think that all of the income you earn through work can be spent in your personal life; however, there are actually profession specific costs and...

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Renting Vs. Buying for Current and Future PAs financial independence pa school pa-c pa-s pre-pa Jun 23, 2022

Do you think you should own a home, or rent a place? Most people tend to be very polarized in their view of whether owning a home or renting is the best solution, not only for themselves, but for everyone else as well. They tend to think that one answer fits all, such as “Everyone should...

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Emergency Funds, Debt Payback Strategies, and Should You Invest or Pay Back Debt? debt pay off investing pa-c Jun 23, 2022

You just landed your first PA job (congrats!), and are wondering what to start putting your hard-earned money towards. It is so tempting to use your new income on things that you have delayed purchasing while in PA school, such as a new car, fancy purse, new shoes, appliances, gadgets, toys,...

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What is Your Money Story? (And How You Can Rewrite a New Money Story by Changing Your Money Mindset) miscellaneous money mindset net worth Jun 20, 2022

What is your Money Story? Your Money Story is your personal story that you have learned about money since childhood. It shapes and forms your beliefs about money, whether consciously or subconsciously. You can feel and think differently about money than a friend, family member, spouse or...

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An Overview of Various Physician Assistant Compensation Models compensation financial independence pa profession pa-c Jun 20, 2022

Did you know that as a PA, there are several different ways that you can be compensated? Your income may not be as clearcut as getting paid via hourly pay or via a salary. Let’s review the various compensation models that physician assistants can get paid as well as some of the pros and...

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