Brown Emergency Medicine



Welcome to the official podcast series of the Brown Emergency Medicine Residency Program.


  • Money Minutes for Doctors #63 ~ All things IRA

    02/04/2024 Duração: 35min

    In this episode, host Kristina McAteer, MD, invites Dan Forbes, CEO of Forbes Financial, to explore the intricacies of retirement planning centered around the Roth IRA. They highlight its gold standard status due to the absence of minimum distribution requirements, making it a key consideration for tax planning. Listeners learn the flexibility of investing in both Roth and traditional IRAs simultaneously, enabling yearly review of tax liabilities and strategic investment decisions. The discussion delves into maximizing retirement contributions, including the option of a backdoor Roth for high-income earners and the benefits of gifting Roth IRAs to future generations. Furthermore, recent legislative changes regarding 529 Plans and Roth IRAs are discussed, providing valuable insights into evolving retirement savings strategies. Throughout, McAteer and Forbes emphasize the personalized nature of retirement planning, urging listeners to explore diverse options tailored to their individual financial goals.

  • Money Minutes for Doctors #44

    30/03/2022 Duração: 30min

    Part 2 of Katherine Vesness and Dr. Kristina McAteer's discussion on how to make credit cards work for you, what types of cards are valuable and why, along with how credit scores are calculated.  Key tips on how your credit score is compiled and what you can do to optimize your score now!

  • Money Minutes for Doctors #43

    28/02/2022 Duração: 15min

    The credit card: a helpful, useful, sometimes essential, occasionally financially devastating tool that occupies a major place in many families financial picture. This month we take a hard look in part one of our two part series on the credit card and how it may be used to bolster one’s financial foundation. We also examine the pitfalls and consequences of credit care usage left unchecked. Ms. Katherine Vessenes, CFP®, RFC, Founder and President of MD Financial Advisors, joins us for our monthly chat on all things finance.

  • Money Minutes for Doctors #42

    31/01/2022 Duração: 30min
  • Money Minutes for Doctors #36 ~ Making the Jump

    30/06/2021 Duração: 31min

    We could name this one “Things I Wish I Knew Before” but it is the beginning of summer and positivity is the word!! Of course, knowing it all ahead of time is generally not in the cards for a graduating resident but we are here to help you chart that course into the life of an attending with the benefit of decades of experience from peers. Back again to assist with the transition to the next phase is our intrepid navigator of all things finance, Ms. Katherine Vessenes, JD, CFP®, RFC, Founder and President of MD Financial Advisors. Enjoy and stay cool!

  • Money Minutes for Doctors #34

    25/04/2021 Duração: 32min

    Here comes the the big three... Inflation – too many dollars chasing too few goods.  We also have an abundance of college educated workers but too few in blue collar trades so prices are increasing. Doctors are in the cross hairs of the proposed tax increases due to the physician income.  Congress proposes to increase the tax rates but also increase the tax brackets.  Now lower income will get you to a higher percentage tax bracket. Estate taxes are also proposed to increase which will affect physicians as well. Reduced income – physician income has been historically stagnant or marginally increase that does not keep place with inflation.  You would need a 3-4 % increase in salary each year to protect your buying power anything less you will fall behind.

  • Money Minutes for Doctors #29

    23/03/2021 Duração: 41min

    It has been said that the average taxpayer shouldn't be embarrassed about not fully understanding taxes. Quite frankly, who really does? Earned Income Tax Credit, multiple exemptions, filing deadlines ~ head scratchers for most, but we are here to help! To help guide us off of the dock and into the ever shifting waters often law is our professor of finance, Ms. Katherine Vessenes, JD, CFP®, RFC, Founder and President of MD Financial Advisors.

  • Money Minutes for Doctors #28

    27/02/2021 Duração: 32min

    This month we tackle the topic of inflation, the elephant in the room in any discussion on what your money can do for you long term. What is inflation? It's an economics term that means you have to spend more to fill your gas tank, buy a gallon of milk, or get a haircut. In other words, it increases your cost of living. Enjoy a deep dive on this incredibly important topic with Ms. Katherine Vessenes, JD, CFP®, RFC, Founder and President of MD Financial Advisors.

  • Money Minutes for Doctors #27

    28/01/2021 Duração: 43min
  • Money Minutes for Doctors #26 - Avoiding the Retirement Reef

    29/12/2020 Duração: 35min

    We close out 2020 with a close look at the one of the more difficult segments of the retirement journey; those years leading up to end of the voyage. It is the final few miles that contain the unseen hazards that lurk just below the waterline, and it is not uncommon to bump into a rock (or two) before dropping anchor at the retirement destination. Our intrepid navigator of all things finance, Ms. Katherine Vessenes, JD, CFP®, RFC, Founder and President of MD Financial Advisors, is back to guide us through to a safe harbor.

  • Money Minutes for Doctors #25

    28/11/2020 Duração: 38min

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone…we are back with the latest installment of Money Minutes for Doctors: Retirement Basics. This month we talk about what to expect upon retirement and the necessary planning that is essential to sailing off into the sunset. Hint: it is not as easy as dropping an anchor into a seemingly safe harbor! We are pleased to welcome back Ms. Katherine Vessenes, JD, CFP®, RFC, Founder and President of MD Financial Advisors.

  • Money Minutes for Doctors #24 - The Side Gig, Part 3 ~ Underway

    01/11/2020 Duração: 38min

    We are back with the third installment of our discussion of side gigs. The planning is over, the course is plotted, and you have finally pointed your vessel toward the horizon ~ adventure is finally yours! This is where sound tactical and strategic decisions will determine where and how far this journey to financial wellness will go. This month we revisit the side gig and and important points to consider once you have thrown off your mooring lines and are finally underway! Once again, we are pleased to welcome back our trusty tactician Ms. Katherine Vessenes, JD, CFP®, RFC, Founder and President of MD Financial Advisors. Enjoy…

  • Money Minutes for Doctors #23 - The Side Gig, Part 2 ~ Getting Started

    02/10/2020 Duração: 24min

    “I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm's way.” ~ John Paul Jones, 1778 Last month we talked about the unique opportunities and benefits of the side gig with Ms. Katherine Vessenes, JD, CFP®, RFC, Founder and President of MD Financial Advisors. But like any long sea voyage worth taking, there should be a long process of planning and analysis. And make no mistake, It is daunting to consider casting off the lines and pointing your bow into unknown waters…there are shoals and storms a plenty! But the opportunities that exist over the horizon when considering accelerating the progress toward one’s financial goals and overall financial wellness may well be worth the journey. Dr. McAteer and Ms. Vessenes are back to discuss what it takes to begin this voyage with a sturdy and capable vessel!

  • Money Minutes for Doctors #24 - Finances in the time of COVID

    05/05/2020 Duração: 29min

    The human devastation of COVID-19 is without peer…but the economic effects are not close behind. In this episode we discuss how the novel Coronavirus has altered the world’s financial landscape and how to survive the veritable hurricane that is currently ravaging the global economy. Without question, the steps we take now will help us survive into the future (physically and financially). Here to discuss the emerging and ever changing financial reality is Ms. Katherine Vessenes.

  • Behind the Mask: Human Moments in the Era of COVID, Episode 1

    03/05/2020 Duração: 09min

    Dr. Kate Moretti has started a project to collect stories of healthcare workers and human moments in the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic. If you have a story to contribute, email us here:  Behind The Mask: Human Moments in the Era of COVID

  • Money Minutes for Doctors #18 - Student Debt

    26/10/2019 Duração: 46min

    And now for a dreadful subject that ~ at best ~ was glossed over during your university years: Student Debt. Ah yes…the one topic that was not in the shiny brochure you picked up at the college fair. “But”, you say, “I am a doctor! This should be an easy one!” Well, unfortunately it is not that simple and we just can’t write an order to make this one go away. It is an unfortunate reality that many young physicians face coming out of medical school and one that needs a very detailed plan to navigate through. For this episode we speak to Josh Lantz, CRPC® / Chief Investment Officer, Financial Advisor, at MD Financial Advisors.

  • Money Minutes for Doctors #16 - Purchasing a home, How to Decide & What to Know

    26/10/2019 Duração: 34min

    LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION…that’s it, right?? Turns out ~ not quite!! This month’s edition of MMFD takes a hard look into the ins and outs of one of the largest purchases a person or family ever have to make…buying a home. It is not as easy as you may think and a measure of research goes a very long way. Back to help us navigate the shifting tides of the real estate market and the shoals of home purchasing is Ms. Katherine Vessenes.

  • An Interview With Dr. Jessica Mason

    11/06/2019 Duração: 38min

    Dr. Jessie Werner interviews Dr. Jessica Mason about her career in medical education podcasting.

  • Money Minutes for Doctors #14

    23/04/2019 Duração: 21min
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