The Broke Professional - Page 2 of 20 - Optimize Your Financial Life

What I Would Tell My College Self

At some point in our lives, we wish we could go back in time and give ourselves some advice.  If we performed better in some key points in life, who knows how different everything could be? Life's all about the journey as the saying goes, but it … [Continue reading]

Tax Filing Open Season Is ON!

People love the new year for many boring reasons.  You can lament the past year (2016 wasn't THAT BAD.  Famous people die every year). A new year also signifies a fresh start.  That could mean a new healthy diet or starting to break some bad … [Continue reading]

The Investing Book That Won My Heart

This post may contain affiliate links Life is a journey, but the beginning of that journey can have a profound effect on the rest.  Reading one book in particular completely changed the trajectory of my investing journey. While you can learn to … [Continue reading]

Are Physician Loans a Good Idea?

Recent graduates of professional school are in a unique position.  They usually have high amounts of debt and low savings. Not a good recipe to buy a home.  Almost everybody with high debt and low savings will get denied for a traditional … [Continue reading]

The One Service That Finally Let Me Cut Cable

Change is tough.  Changing something I've been used to my entire life is especially tough.  For me, that something was cable TV. Having "background TV" on has always been a normal thing growing up.  Though probably not the best thing to grow up … [Continue reading]

Life Insurance Brings Peace of Mind

"With all of these financial and insurance considerations, one tool that gets lost in the shuffle is life insurance.  This is a shame since a good life insurance plan will provide peace of mind for you and your family, while being a financial … [Continue reading]

Digit: Save Money Easily and Automatically

This post may contain affiliate links America has a savings problem.  No, not the annoying habit of trying to save every country from themselves.  That's for another blog.  The savings problem is that Americans are just not saving enough … [Continue reading]

Investing Lessons Learned from Fantasy Football

  Fantasy football is one of the most polarizing things on Earth.  One on end you have people who are deeply embedded in the culture.  They have been playing in multiple leagues for years and have parties commemorating the start and end … [Continue reading]

How I’m Pursuing Freedom

Being smart with personal finance is not difficult.  There are a few key steps to take which will put you light years ahead of the average American.  My goal is to make personal finance simple and actionable for professionals and anyone else who … [Continue reading]

Dancing is Not a Good Investment Strategy

Investing is a patient man's game.  This applies to almost any type of investing including real estate and stocks.  In general, if you're investing for the long term (more than 10 years), the best strategy is to have a great plan and stick to … [Continue reading]