Do doctors need a side gig? No. But it certainly can ease the stress that comes from changes in your physician income beyond your control, like with this pandemic. But living like a resident, saving and investing appropriately can also do that. I think each of us needs to find a balance and realize that if you will carve out a chunk of your income and invest it in some reasonable way, you'll be okay. Doctors make enough money that if they will just manage the money well, they don't need a side income. But it never hurts to have a little bit of side income if that is something that interests you. Besides discussing the necessity of side gigs in this episode I also answer listener questions about where to put your PSLF side fund, what asset allocation to have in your 457 account, whether my opinion on the use of bonds has changed given recent market events, and should you be interested in a side gig, how to pay yourself from that money.
Gain the expertise to manage the business of medicine with the Physicians Executive MBA at Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business. Our flexible physicians-only program lets you earn your MBA without taking you away from your patients. Tailored to the practicing physician, Auburn’s Physicians Executive MBA program is currently enrolling for Fall 2020. Auburn’s unique twenty-one-month program blends innovative distance learning with five short on-campus residencies. Take control of your future during these challenging times. Learn more at auburn-pemba.com