We’re (Finally) Broke! Why Being Worthless Feels Amazing

By Alaina Trivax, WCI Columnist

This past April, my husband and I celebrated reaching a net worth of $0. We are now “back to broke!” Brandon, my husband, is employed by a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation private practice; I work as a middle school teacher, and I am the primary caregiver for our two young boys.

To some, this might seem like a silly occasion to celebrate. For folks not in the medical field or without significant student loans, this is a milestone that will be easily achieved in the first few years after entering the workforce. For us, though, it’s been a journey just to get back to being worthless. It’s been 11 years since Brandon earned his undergraduate degree and seven since he finished medical school. During that time, he completed a four-year residency program and a one-year fellowship. Now, 18 months into his attending career, we are finally back to broke.

Here’s our story.

 

Our Financial Journey

Brandon and I met just after he graduated from…

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This article was written by Josh Katzowitz and originally published on www.whitecoatinvestor.com