Originally Posted by yappy
I'm planning on making ~600k/yr as an OMFS and work for 40 years living on 30k/yr (post tax). The rest, after taxes, will be invested for future children after I pass. To hedge from medical bills I've already established advanced directives that will prevent any costly hospital stays should I become too expensive.
I know your post is pure sarcasm, but I am not laughing.
Succesful careers and accumulating wealth are in large part about delaying gratification, something that everyone reading this post does to one degree or another: Study in high school get good grades, take the honors/AP courses, SAT prep courses so you get into a good college. Work hard in college, get good letters take extra courses blow off the killer party Sat night so you can get the A in OCHEM or PCHEM exam on Monday. Get into the good med school. Work harder than your classmates, yes P=MD but AOA gets you the residency you want in the specialty that you want. Work harder than your colleagues in residency, read more, make chief or at least A-list resident list so you get the good letter for the good fellowship or good job. Work hard to make sure that you make partner, get involved in med staff politics, leadership role in your group or on med staff, etc., etc, etc,
Spend less, save more, etc.