Episode 43 – Can Veterinarians Really Live A Rich Life? featuring Dr. Grace Kim

Talking about money can be a huge emotional drain; veterinarians are forced to have these discussions all day long with pet owners. You can see why dealing with their own finances is probably the last thing a veterinarian wants to do after work. Dr. Grace Kim of Richer Life DVM joins me on this episode to share ideas on why it is worthwhile to get your personal finances in order, even if you’re sick of the money talk. She also shares some tactical advice on how to get started with finances if you think that money is just “not your thing.” We both feel very strongly that getting a handle on your personal finances is a major step in improving your overall well-being, so please give this episode a listen!



About Dr. Kim
Grace Kim, DVM, AFC® is a financial coach and educator for veterinarians who want to stress less and find more joy with their money without feeling overwhelmed in the process. Her own journey from six-figure student loan debt as a veterinarian to becoming more financially literate and purposeful with money led to the founding of Richer Life DVM as a platform to educate and encourage others along their own financial journeys.


Resources we mentioned during the episode:

Choose FI Podcast
Afford Anything Podcast
White Coat Investor Podcast
The Veterinary Financial Podcast
Physician on FIRE blog
I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi
The Simple Path To Wealth by JL Collins
MentorVet
-Previous TWV Episodes with Dr. Meredith Jones and Dr. Addie Reinhardt


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I understand the struggles of a stretched-too-thin veterinarian. I have also learned that with some individual work, there is a brighter side to veterinary medicine. Personal and financial development strategies have helped me find a happier place in my life and in my work. I hope to share resources that will resonate with my fellow veterinarian to allow you to become a more whole person.

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