Ep. 28 Dr. Jared Casaza, Part 2: Investing as a Medical Traveler - Travel Finance Series


Show Notes Episode 28

Dr. Jared Casazza is a traveling physical therapist with a passion for finances and financial independence. Listen to this episode for our investment strategies, info on IRA’s, and options for 401k’s as a medical traveler.

2:00 - Options in Investing
4:00 - Investing in Brokerage accounts and stocks
8:00 - Investing Yourself
11:00 - About I.R.A's (Individual Retirement Accounts)
15:00 - Traditional vs Roth IRA's
20:00 - 401(k) Plan and HSA Accounts
23:00 - 401 (k) Advantages
26:00 - 401 (k) Transfer Options
28:00 - Preferred investments when working Part-time vs Full-time
35:00 - Other investing opportunities

Contact Jared
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jared.casazza  
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JCasazza07/  
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/JCasazza07/

Joseph Reinke (Founder of Fitbux): Fitbux.com
Heather Jarvis (Student Loan Expert): askheatherjarvis.com/


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Ep. 27 Dr. Jared Casazza, Part 1: Student Loans - Travel Finance Series


Show Notes Episode 27

Dr. Jared Casazza is a traveling physical therapist with a passion for finances and financial independence. Listen to this episode for his student loan repayment strategy, and teaching yourself to be financially-debt free.

3:00 - Student loans
7:00 - Debt during school
9:00 - Pay vs. Re-Pay
13:30 – Jared’s Blogs:

Seek Forgiveness or Pay-off Your Student Loans Early? https://fifthwheelpt.com/2017/02/18/revisited-seek-forgiveness-or-pay-off-your-student-loans-early/

The Best Student Debt Re-payment Option for Those Seeking Financial Independence (FIRE) https://fifthwheelpt.com/2017/07/09/the-best-student-debt-repayment-option-for-those-seeking-financial-independence-fire/

Re-paying Student Debt with Travel PT https://newgradphysicaltherapy.com/student-debt-travel-therapy/  

15:30 - Gross income
21:00 - FitBux
26:00 - Debt repayment vs Investment
30:00 - Student Loan Interest
34:00 - Long Term Disability Insurance
37:00 - Saving Accounts

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Ep. 26 Joseph Reinke: Student Debt Repayment Strategies - Travel Finance Series


Show Notes Episode 26

Joseph Reinke is a CFA on a mission to provide transparency to healthcare professionals on how to manage student debt. He also works medical travelers through his company FitBux. Listen to this episode as we cover specific problems travelers face and unique opportunities that you need to know to know about!

4:00 The background of FitBux
7:00 The big question to ask about student loans
9:00 Loan forgiveness plans
11:00 Financial discipline for healthcare professionals
14:00 Debt repayment specific to physical therapists
21:00 401K as a traveler
22:00 W2 vs. 1040 employee
24:00 Podcasts and books:
StarTalk Radio https://www.startalkradio.net/ 
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson http://amzn.to/2Chh6S8  
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki http://amzn.to/2CtiJ2n 
31:00 Time value
34:00 What are pre-payments?
38:00 Certified Financial Planners and knowledge of debt
41:00 How to start financially as a new graduate


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Ep. 25 Dawn Rossi: Travel Trailer and Civilian Contracting in Antartica - Mobile Home Series


Show Notes Episode 25

Dawn is a physical therapist assistant and a massage therapist that travels with her 22-foot travel trailer. Listen to her experiences of working as the only PTA in Antarctica! She also talks about her journey in Alaska and a terrifying Grizzly Bear encounter.

3:00 - Investment in a Trailer Home

6:00 - Benefits and learning experiences of Travel Trailer

10:00 - Trip in Antarctica

McMurdo General Hospital - https://antarcticfudgesicles.wordpress.com/2010/09/30/mcmurdo-general-hospital/ 
13:00 - Apply for jobs in Antarctica - https://www.usap.gov/

15:00 - Nature of coming back from Antarctica

19:00 - Alaska adventures

22:00 - Guilty Pleasures and Sasquatch

24:00 - Alaskan Visits

26:00 - Grizzly Bear Experience

Contact Dawn:
Email: [email protected]

Podcast: www.newmedicalnomads.com/p/podcast

Safe community for medical traveling questions: https://www.facebook.com/groups/newmedicalnomads/

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Ep. 24 Kelsey and Phil Schaub: Buying a Tiny House - Mobile Home Series


Show Notes Episode 24

Kelsey and Phil Schaub are traveling PT spouses that purchased a tiny home. In this episode we cover travel spousing, environmentalism, and hard/hilarious learning experiences!

3:00 Columbus, Ohio and The Short-North
6:00 The first placement
10:00 Denied for placement because of spousal status
13:00 Making your own schedule
15:00 "The Story"
18:00 The best thing about traveling
20:00 Dylan's most embarrassing story
27:00 The viral photobomb
30:00 Kim and Erran's Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TravelLifeFreedomInScrubs/ 
33:00 AMA and billing units
35:00 G-Codes
37:00 The probability of an unethical situation
41:00 The Tiny Home
43:00 Renting UHauls
45:00 Environmentalists
46:00 RV Park Negotiations
47:00 Drippage PTSD
54:00 Sketchy Rest Stops
56:00 Initial Cost
56:30 Homegrown Trailers: Tell them Kelsey and Phil sent you! http://www.homegrowntrailers.com/

Phil https://www.facebook.com/phil.schaub 
Kelsey ...

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Ep. 23 Brianna Versteeg: Building a Tiny House - Mobile Home Series


Show Notes Episode 23

Brianna Versteeg is a traveling physical therapist that built her own tiny home! In this episode we cover her journey from no experience of carpentry, to a magnificent tiny house with electric, water, and insulation for all weather conditions!

2:00 Building your own tiny house

3:00 Check out the tiny house: https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheTinyOa...

4:00 Inexperienced builder to tiny home creator

5:00 The tiny home

6:00 Costs of the tiny home

9:00 Savings in the mobile home

11:00 Surrounding yourself with "The best stuff"

17:00 Finding a place to park

18:00 Instagram personalities: Tinyvan.bigliving https://www.instagram.com/tinyvan.big...

WanderlustPTs https://www.instagram.com/wanderlustpts/

19:00 Facebook Groups:

Tinyhouse People https://www.facebook.com/groups/tinyh...

Laura Nomadicare https://www.facebook.com/LauraNomadicare

Contact Brianna:

Blog https://www.facebook.com/TheTinyOasis/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/brianna.vers...

Podcast: ...

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Ep. 22 Julia Peairs and Travis Kemper: New Owners of a Fifth Wheel - Mobile Home Series

Show Notes Episode 22

Travis and Julia are a travel PT couple that have recently bought a fifth wheel. Listen to their recent experiences of purchasing the trailer, a truck to pull it, and making a cross country road trip with little experience and a few mishaps! We also cover price ranges fir the big purchase and Harry Potter!

3:00 Excuses to not travel
7:00 Buying a fifth wheel
9:00 Price ranges for a trailer
10:00 No experience driving a trailer!
11:00 Intuition vs logical thinking
11:30 Blink by Malcolm Gladwell: http://amzn.to/2AIodmh  
12:00 Travel PT mentors, Tori and Devin! Episode 16: https://youtu.be/HPgfTqDWLdQ 
14:00 Setting boundaries
19:00 Networking at the dog park
20:00 Internet at campgrounds
25:00 Items and Apps:
Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps  
Car adapter: http://amzn.to/2jFuKHg 
Mobile Printer: HP250 that has it's own battery http://amzn.to/2jFCetO  
27:00 Audiobooks
Audible: https://www.audible.com/ 

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Ep. 21 Tiffney Touton: Travel Trailer - Mobile Home Series

Show Notes Episode 21

Tiffney Touton is a physical therapist that travels with her wife in a 29 foot trailer! Listen to her journey from no experience in towing a large trailer to skillfully negotiating with RV parks!

1:00 - Tiffney’s Background
3:00 - Travel Trailer Costs/Savings
6:00 - RV Parks
8:00 - The First Time Driving with a Trailer
10:00 - Challenges of Owning a Mobile Trailer
12:00 - Benefits of a Mobile Trailer
14:00 - Favorite Travel Story
16:00 - Reception as a Traveling Couple
17:00 - Negotiating Contracts
20:00 - Books/Personalities/Podcasts
22:00 - Apps
24:00 - Extra Credentials and Negotiation
27:00 - If You’re on the Fence - Just Do It!

Afford Anything - Paula Pant: http://podcast.affordanything.com/listen/

The Mad Scientist Podcast: https://www.themadscientistpodcast.com/

Half Hour Intern - Blake Fletcher: http://www.halfhourintern.com/careers/half-hour-intern

Ranger Confidential: https://www.amazon.com/Ranger-Confidential-Living-Working-National/dp/0762752637


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Ep. 20 Sarah Taggart: Medical Travel in a Van - Mobile Home Series


Show Notes Episode 20

Meet Sarah, the most interesting woman in the world! She is a traveling occupational therapist that commutes and lives in her van! In this episode we fully cover how "van life" can fit into the medical professions!

4:00 - All about the van

6:00 - Benefits of van life

11:00 - The hardships of van life

13:00 - Staying warm and Alaska mishaps

15:00 - Solar panels and battery life

17:00 - Yetti Cooler and cooking: https://www.yeti.com/hard-coolers

20:00 - Weekend adventures

21:00 - National Park Pass: https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/pas...

24:00 - Short Term Housing vs the van

28:00 - Podcasts and book recommendations

S-Town https://stownpodcast.org

Dave Ramsey - https://www.daveramsey.com/blog/how-t...

The Vanual - http://thevanual.com

32:00 - Best van life stories

37:00 - Living the minimalist life

Contact Sarah:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tinyvanbigli...

Instagram: @tinyvan.bigliving  Blog: Tinyvanbigliving.com

Podcast: ...

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Ep. 19 Julia Kuhn: Networking and Culture After 7 Years of Travel

Julia is a Traveling Speech Therapist that has spent almost a full year in Hawaii. She has traveled for 7 years and is a prominent source of information in the medical traveling community! Listen to her must have's when moving to a new place, her sources of knowledge, leading a community, and her values of authenticity and transparency.

2:00 Julia's 7 Year Travel Story
3:00 The beginning of a Facebook Group and a Blog
5:00 Travel Networking
7:00 The change of travel culture
10:00 Should I remain anonymous asking questions online?
13:00 The typical therapist profile
15:00 Avoiding 3 month apartment leases
18:00 Must have's during travel:
Foam Roller: http://amzn.to/2j66LzY 
Target Coffee Maker: http://bit.ly/2zeR1Wk 
Rubbermaid Drawer Sets: http://bit.ly/2B1pepw  
22:00 Coffee Mugs and Momento's
25:00 Digitalizing books: http://1dollarscan.com  
27:00 Cost of living
30:00 Joe Smith of http://traveltax.com/  
34:00 International Travel Stories
35:00 Travel info-

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