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by Floyd1000
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone have experience with an Au Pair?
Replies: 8
Views: 1477

Re: Anyone have experience with an Au Pair?

Au pairs have been a good solution to our child care needs. We use Cultural Care Au Pair. My wife and I are both doctors, work weird hours and often both leave early in the morning. It is more economical and logistically easier to have a live in au pair run the show from 6 am to 9 am and 3 pm to 7 p...
by Floyd1000
Sun May 27, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Peloton spin bike worth the high cost?
Replies: 90
Views: 10977

Re: Peloton spin bike worth the high cost?

I bought one as a gift for my wife for Christmas this year and after 5 months of ownership I can say it was well worth it for us. We have had no issues with the bike. My wife loved it as a gift. We have 3 adults in the house who use it, and I would say it is used for 20-40 classes per month. It was ...
by Floyd1000
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Factor in evaluating Physicians
Replies: 86
Views: 5961

Re: Factor in evaluating Physicians

My wife and I are both doctors. I checked the list and she received $242, I received $0. I always knew I was the more ethical of the two of us! Just kidding. I think she got a free meal. If this is an ethical dilemma, who is to blame? Are doctors always to blame, or could we blame pharmaceutical com...
by Floyd1000
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Paying for medical school for son?
Replies: 79
Views: 7060

Re: Paying for medical school for son?

Personally, as somebody who graduated medical school 10 years ago, I would advise against paying your child's entire tuition. Medical school and residency are not so romantic as the general public likes to imagine, and even the most well balanced and determined individual is likely to think about qu...
by Floyd1000
Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Help with college choice
Replies: 125
Views: 8519

Re: Help with college choice

Thank you Cppcoder for clarifying. Sorry if i seemed sensitive. It is sometimes difficult to interpret tone in the written word. As to the OP, the full ride is definitely the way to go, but it is a shame that the other schools do not have more of a sliding scale on tuition assistance. I don't know y...
by Floyd1000
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Help with college choice
Replies: 125
Views: 8519

Re: Help with college choice

In response to CPPcoder, I am glad I helped you to think of a joke, but if you are implying that I am like the person in your Notre Dame joke, you are twisting my words.

I do not look for ways to tell people where I went to school, whether at work or in social settings. I tell them when they ask.
by Floyd1000
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Help with college choice
Replies: 125
Views: 8519

Re: Help with college choice

I went to Penn and it was a fantastic experience. If money were not limited, I would say tell your son to choose the school he likes best, and if that were Penn so be it. But money is an issue, and in that case I say choose Vandy. They are all good schools, and if he graduates with high grades and t...
by Floyd1000
Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Medical Billing Disagreement - Stark Law
Replies: 95
Views: 7110

Re: Medical Billing Disagreement - Stark Law

As a physician I can say with confidence that most physicians know very little about billing and coding. Furthermore, for many of us our take home pay is very loosely associated with what is billed to patients. I have been a patient, and I know the panic that comes when receiving a bill or statement...