Guest Post: W2 vs. 1099

What are the differences between being an Independent Contractor with income reported on a 1099 versus an employee with income reported on a W-2? Read on to find out. What, if any, are the benefits and drawbacks of being an independent contractor? Independent...

SURVIVOR STORIES: My Husband, the Stay-at-Home Dad

I am a suburban stay-at-home mom by trade. My whole parenting experience has been largely a solo-parent adventure due to my husband’s pursuit of a career as an orthopedic surgeon. At one point, I calculated that between night-float rotations, weekend call shifts,...

Guest Post: The Top 3 Estate Planning Mistakes Almost ALL Doctors Make

The Top 3 Estate Planning Mistakes Doctors Make Physicians are faced with challenges that require a different perspective on estate planning – there are no two ways around it. Sometimes just thinking about the estate planning process can be daunting enough – let’s not...

Guest Post: The Doctor Weighs In

Good News: The LLC and Trump’s Proposed Tax Plan We have all heard that “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” I often tell my clients that this is how they can understand the legal benefits of a properly structured and maintained business entity such as a Limited...
Guest Post: W2 vs. 1099

Guest Post: W2 vs. 1099

What are the differences between being an Independent Contractor with income reported on a 1099 versus an employee with income reported on a W-2? Read on to find out. What, if any, are the benefits and drawbacks of being an independent contractor? Independent...

Guest Post: The Doctor Weighs In

Guest Post: The Doctor Weighs In

Good News: The LLC and Trump’s Proposed Tax Plan We have all heard that “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” I often tell my clients that this is how they can understand the legal benefits of a properly structured and maintained business entity such as a Limited...

Medical New Year Giveaway 2017 *WINNERS & PRIZES!!!*

Medical New Year Giveaway 2017 *WINNERS & PRIZES!!!*

We're pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Medical New Year Giveaway! Thanks so much to our incredible donors, without whom this annual bright spot in a season full of change couldn't happen. Coach Leather Wristlet Donated by: Clara Tsai Winner: Leslie Badger...

RESIDENCY ROUNDUP: Break, Don’t Shatter

RESIDENCY ROUNDUP: Break, Don’t Shatter

The other Sunday I sat with my three young sons at church while my husband was two-but-might-as-well-have-been-a-million miles down the road in surgery, and I bounced the baby with one arm as I scrubbed crayon squiggles from the pew with the other, whisper-lecturing...

PRE-MED PERSPECTIVE: The Know How

PRE-MED PERSPECTIVE: The Know How

When I first met my husband at college, he said he was a Biology major. I thought he was going to be a science teacher or something. Once we actually talked about our future dreams, my soon to be husband shared he was on the road to medical school and asked if I was...

SURVIVOR STORIES: A Glimpse into Private Practice

SURVIVOR STORIES: A Glimpse into Private Practice

For some of you, the “it gets better” phase might be years away; for others, perhaps you’re starting to examine the possibilities and begin the interviewing and visiting process.  Since this a  “survivor story”, my idea for this one is to simply give you a peek into...

RESIDENCY ROUND UP: Between Me & the Moon

RESIDENCY ROUND UP: Between Me & the Moon

Where I come from the trees grow majestically tall and their evergreen branches blot out all but a sliver of steely gray sky and like a fern I thrive there in the constant half dark. I left thirteen years ago and for the past nine I've hoped to move back, but when we...

MED SCHOOL MADNESS: How to Bloom Where You Are Planted

MED SCHOOL MADNESS: How to Bloom Where You Are Planted

On September 1st, 2016, I moved with my fur baby the 3,000 miles from San Diego to Boston. Luckily my company relocated me and it was an amazing opportunity that I had to seize. But I didn’t know anyone – save a few coworkers I had met maybe once before at our annual...

PRE-MED PERSPECTIVE: The Gift of Time

PRE-MED PERSPECTIVE: The Gift of Time

Quite frequently throughout this process I have thrown my hands up in frustration and said, “When did they expect you to start all this?? Kindergarten??” Between all the requirements for the medical school application process, I felt like there just weren’t enough...

IT’S A MATCH! Giveaway *THE PRIZES!!!*

IT’S A MATCH! Giveaway *THE PRIZES!!!*

Check out this amazing list of generous donors and get excited to enter our first ever It’s a Match Giveaway! Each of these members make The Hive sweeter with their generosity! Brush up on your knowledge of the Lives of Doctors Wives Foundation and keep your eyes out...

SURVIVOR STORIES: Love Where You Live

SURVIVOR STORIES: Love Where You Live

It is so easy to get caught up in our routines of work, school, and whatever blah fills our weeks. The weekends get lost in piles of laundry, lazy pajama days, yard work, sleeping in, changing diapers, and doing nothing special. It’s especially hard during the...

IT’S A MATCH! Giveaway

IT’S A MATCH! Giveaway

Anyone feeling like they need a little extra sweetness in their life? Well, ladies, I have great news: It’s time for another give-away!  In the medical community, Match day (and the months leading up to it) is just all around stressful. The interviews are over and you...

MED SCHOOL MADNESS: Surviving Medical School

MED SCHOOL MADNESS: Surviving Medical School

How I’ve learned to help my spouse survive medical school I remember the relief we both felt when he finally received that acceptance letter. To me it was a moment of peace and pride in him; for him, though, it meant the beginning of a very long journey. My husband...

SURVIVOR STORIES: Assorted Advice

SURVIVOR STORIES: Assorted Advice

My dear husband's ENT residency was five years long, and we did a lot of "keeping our eyes on the prize" to make it through that time.  I think we were aware that life after residency wouldn't be all sunshine and lollipops, but like anything else in life, we weren't...

RESIDENCY ROUNDUP: Countdown

RESIDENCY ROUNDUP: Countdown

5. I bought a dress today, little black dress, cap sleeves, faux wrap bodice, comfortable and elegant. It's going to look smashing with my red pumps in honor of Kansas (there's no place like home-for-five-years), and I'm wearing it in six months as we finish (begin?)...

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