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  1. Why? It's part of life, and if one is not investing in something one isn't going to become wealthy by throwing money in a savings account (especially not if we hit 10-12% inflation like some, myself including, are expecting). We don't have to "Amway " anyone, but I would hope we could discuss ways to invest our rapidly dropping salaries. I'll avoid Bitcoin, etc. Yes, many are making money on it. But the intrinsic value of it is just that other people will buy it. And with so much money floating around, people are buying ANYTHING. I expect it will crash to zero/near zero as our econo
  2. There are many small farms just outside of Boston, many of them niche farms that direct sell. It's pretty cool (as long as you are ok with paying $9/lb. for tomatoes, etc). My spread would likely cost $10-15 million if it were outside of Boston. Plus the cattle.
  3. Trying to. Always getting outbid. Building dream house this fall/winter as well. As Martini said...inflation is hitting, and its gonna get ugly. Owning RE is a great hedge against that. One mistake, in my opinion, is people thinking owning leveraged RE is a good idea. Look at what has happened to mortgages and other debts in the past when countries had hyperinflation: The bankers worked with the socialist (why does this always happen in socialist countries?) government and resets the debt to the hyper inflated amount. In other words, your $400k debt on the $400k house tu
  4. Wanted to discuss this a bit as a lot of people are. First rule- dont invest in ANYTHING you dont understand completely. Start with basics, and broaden your investments as you broaden your knowledge. The first thing most people should invest in is their company managed 401K, up to the match given by the company. Understand what a 401K is, and understand what a stock, a mutual fund. and what a bond is before you do this. The next thing is to get out of debt except for your house. No CC, car, or student loan payments and suddenly most of us would be flush with cash to invest.
  5. What do you mean "commercial real estate"? The term usually means owning properties rented by businesses, such as office buildings, warehouses, strip malls, etc. This usually requires significant money (or enormous leverage) to get into. Plus, you are in Boston. It takes GINORMOUS money there. Easiest option to "invest" in commercial real estate is to buy a REIT (Real estate Investment Trust) which is sold by shares traded like stocks. This is a good way to begin investing in real estate until you have money to make your first
  6. I doubt you have any recourse, nor do I doubt any future employer will care. It is a TERRIBLE time to be in EM. NPs are pushing us out from the bottom, and we are being squeezed from the top by FP trained EM docs who are being replaced by BC EPs. What will the future look like? I dunno. If you WANT to do EM, I would try to hold onto that 3 month position and hope that EMED is right and volumes pick back up. Meanwhile look for other EM jobs. Best of luck to you.
  7. At the bottom of most of my privileges form I always request "Perform full spectrum Emergency Medical Care". Never been called out for it, but never had anyone push back on me doing moderate sedation using Ketamine, Fentanyl, Etomidate, or Versed. I have had pushback on using propofol. Best of luck to you!
  8. And you cannot see that a conservative viewpoint is compassionate and caring. Haven't seen Tucker in years, Hannity makes me turn the channel. Healthcare is politics. It's what happens when the government pays for and controls the majority of what happens in it. Well..when someone other than a few INtolerant, ILliberal leftists on ONE internet discussion board thinks I'm a racist, a bigot, or I'm behind the time. In my lengthy life experience, including serving alongside men and women of every skin color imaginable, nobody has ever thought I was a racist or bigot. The only
  9. aaaand...there ya go. Guess Ill check back in 6 months to see if there is anything to read. BTW Cid - You were right a few years ago about the risk of the profession being overrun by NPs. I disagreed with you then, but I was wrong.
  10. Small correction - other participants declare "your position is too horrible for ANYONE to discuss and therefore you are a bigot/racist/etc". Where such woke behaviors are tolerated a lot if people just dont say anything.....which is what we see here.
  11. You can listen and improve things. Or you continue your moderation practices and have the same 15 people (13 of which have the same position on everything) do the discussing, while hundreds just check in and see that it's too woke for us to participate.
  12. This site is an echo chamber of mono-thought. Any thought patterns that are not congruent with the mono-thought are allowed to be personally attacked (racist, bigot, boomer, etc) by those of the mono-thought. There are two regular posters here who do not succumb to this mono-thought. The others, including myself, have mostly departed. I mostly departed because there is a moderator who throws out their mono-thought position, but then closes threads I engage in. What does an echo chamber sound like when there is only one sound? A lot like this. It's not
  13. While there are supposed to be protections for things like this, oftentimes those protections are not enough. Scary real-life story here: https://www.acepnow.com/article/emergency-physician-with-depression-chronicles-her-10-year-fight-to-keep-her-license/
  14. It is a very bad idea to pay $140k tuition for a profession that averages less than that in pay, especially one that is rapidly becoming overloaded (with NPs and PAs) thus driving down wages. Unless you are already massively wealthy, have a wealthy family to pay this exorbitant tuition up front, or get an incredible amount of scholarships/grant's, I would advise you to avoid this school.
  15. I urge you to rethink how you are doing things in life. If you need to pay for a random cosigner for private student loans then we can reasonably infer that you have maxed out federal student loans, and are unable to get other student loans due to being in massive debt. Our culture has normalized massive debt, and our government has aggravated this by pushing banks to loan money at very low risk to people who will struggle for their entire lives to pay it back. This not only sets you and others up to struggle for your entire life, but it damages the profession as well as it drives d
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