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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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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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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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Why Choose the PA Profession? pa profession pre-pa Jun 18, 2022

The PA (physician assistant, soon to be changed to physician associate) profession is amazing. I mean, as a PA-C myself, I’m clearly highly biased, but I’m truly passionate about the profession! Whether you are a pre-PA student in high school or college, a PA-S in PA school, or a...

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Pre-PA the FI Way: Things to Consider When Applying to PA Programs financial independence pa school pre-pa Jun 18, 2022

So you’re a junior or senior in college, and are planning on applying to PA programs soon. It’s overwhelming to think of where to start and which schools to consider, much less trying to do so in a cost-effective way. Here are some things to consider when it is time to apply to PA...

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Pre-PA the FI Way: Things to Consider in College (Undergrad) financial independence pre-pa Jun 18, 2022

So you’ve graduated from high school – congrats! Now, you are off to college or university… Here are some suggestions of how to maximize your path to FI while you are in undergrad. 

Live at Home

Perhaps you took the previous advice to heart about seriously considering...

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Pre-PA the FI Way: Things to Consider in High School Before Going to College financial independence pre-pa Jun 18, 2022

So you’ve thoroughly researched many career options, and decided that becoming a PA was the decision for you. Perhaps you are a nerd like me and want to use your book smarts and love of science to help others. Or maybe you wanted to choose a safe profession that is constantly growing and...

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