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The easiest way is probably by visiting Amazon via my site before shopping. This site is a member of Amazon Associates, so they give me a sliver of your purchase as a commission (and it costs you nothing). You could even buy one of my books there.
I have links and breakdowns here for the major companies offering student loan refinancing with cashback offers for readers. Whether you use mine or someone else’s, you should always use a referral link if you choose to refinance. It’s free money. Keep in mind, lots and lots of people should not refinance.
As someone who wrote the book, I feel strongly that anyone with the inclination can manage their own loans. But not everyone has the time or desire. In that situation, I point readers to my internet friend Travis Hornsby (plus you get an extra 6-months of follow-up Q&A) or the folks at the White Coat Investor’s StudentLoanAdvice (which has a flat rate that’s a little cheaper for borrowers who owe more than $200k and especially $400k).
I maintain a great list of legitimate companies that offer paid physician surveys, several of which offer signup bonuses.
The folks at Pattern do a great job breaking down your options for free. Every physician needs disability insurance, and even every post-match fourth-year student should take the chance to see what it will cost to get a policy. The earlier the better.
LeverageRx is a totally free handy platform that will let you rapidly comparison shop multiple physician loan lenders.
If you’re interested in the most recommended free platform for getting both a bird’s eye and detailed view of all your accounts and investments in order to budget and plan, check out Personal Capital.
Medical Test Prep
Alas, UW doesn’t offer discounts. But I do have 10% off BoardVitals (code BW10), 25% off Lecturio, and $25 off TrueLearn (with the link).
I’ve reviewed radiology books and qbanks before in prior posts. For question banks, I’ve secured 10% discounts for BoardVitals (code BW10) and RadsQuestions (code “Benwhite” with a capital ‘B’).
CaseStacks (15% off with code benwhite) is a really neat new service that specializes in a selection of scrollable cases. It’s a great resource for call prep (reviewed here).
MRI Online has a big educational offering with tons of radiology lectures and cases (reviewed here). Attendings can get 10% off with code BW_ATTENDING. Residents/fellows can email firstname.lastname@example.org for a discount.
Orbit CME (reviewed here) is a browser-based plugin service that automatically tracks the papers and medical education websites you read and effortlessly gives you itemized CME credits. It’s pretty great. Readers get $20 off any plan.
Contract Negotiation & Review
If you’re in the market for physician contract review and negotiation help, check out Contract Diagnostics.
If you’re re-negotiating or mainly want to get comparative compensation data, you could check out CompensationRx, which is a cheap way to get access to the MGMA info for your practice type (in addition to some proprietary additional internal data).
While I’m an affiliate for the White Coat Investor courses, unfortunately, there isn’t any baked-in everyday discount.
The prolific physician author and generally very nice guy Dr. Cory Fawcett also offers courses about Thriving in Locums Tenens and Automating Your Real Estate Investments.
Try Cometeer and get $25 off (and subsidize my coffee consumption by the same amount!)
I believe more people should own their digital presence instead of ceding control to social media platforms where you can measure the half-life of your writing in minutes. Here is my advice about starting a website/blog. I use Dreamhost (link offers $50 off unlimited hosting), and another popular WordPress host is Bluehost. Either one is great for folks starting off who want to do things themselves.
If you just want to have a pretty site without worrying at all about the backend details, I heartily recommend Squarespace.
If your business needs a bookkeeping or invoicing solution, try Freshbooks or Bonsai.