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40 WINTER 2015 living areas, and in states with high income taxes, low income taxes and no income taxes. Aim to spend less than 20 percent of your gross income on all of your housing-related expenses, and try not to carry a mortgage higher than two times your gross income. Also consider carefully where you choose to prac- tice. Though Northern California may initially seem more attractive to you than Texas, Indiana, Georgia or Arizona, once you factor in that you will have a house one-quarter of the size, will only be able to go on half the vacations, and will have to work f ve years longer to retire, practicing in an expensive city may no longer be quite so attractive! Principle 4: Believe that you are not what you drive, wear or live in. A physician recently commented to me that it was impossible to live on $50,000 per year. It is a good thing that half the people in his city weren't aware of that, as they are doing just that. Ask yourself if you really want to be around people who actually care about what you drive to work each day or what brand of clothes you wear. If you don't care, why do you assume that others care what you drive? The least frugal way to drive cars is to upgrade them every two or three years. It is reasonable to purchase used, inexpensive cars. It is also reasonable to purchase a new car, so long as you hold on to it for a decade or more. Many physicians will be surprised to learn that their frugal colleagues have never actually had a car payment because they purchase all of their Karen Jones, M.D., FACP Chief Medical Offcer WellSpan Medical Group Defne your practice and grow with us! WellSpan Health is looking for physicians who share our desire to understand and care for our communities in central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. Join our physician-led WellSpan Medical Group of 700+ providers— many of whom serve in key strategic leadership positions across the system. Achieve both professional and personal growth in a coordinated health care organization that is transforming care through technology and innovative new models of care. Our providers enjoy: • Support of a fnancially healthy, strategically innovative health care organization • Opportunities in teaching, research and new program development • Healthy work/life balance • Competitive compensation • Nationally ranked hospitals and health system • Collaborative culture with low physician turnover • Close proximity to Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. We are currently hiring in all specialties. Send CV to: Laura Myers, Director, Physician Recruitment (866) 230-1477 For additional information: I magine… a hospital that ranks in the top 15% nat onally in Outstanding Pat ent Experience; that is progressive; that boasts of an environment where providers are united and energet c about the care they provide; in a locat on that's within an easy af ernoon's drive of Philadelphia and New York City. This is Evangelical. Located in the university town of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania , Evangelical Community Hospital is one of the best kept secrets in healthcare. We are proud of the mutual respect and non-hierarchical provider culture that makes us who we are. We understand the importance of relat onships. Opportunities in the following specialties. Are you looking for a more meaningful relationship in healthcare? Let's talk. Dennis Burns, MAS, Manager, Physician Recruitment & Retent on Evangelical Community Hospital;, 570-522-2739 Meaningful relationships: It's who we are. Pulmonary/Crit cal Care Crit cal Care Intensivist Pediatrics Anesthesia (General) Physician Assistant/ Nurse Pract t oner Dermatology Family Medicine Gastroenterology Hospitalist Neurology 2 0 1 5 AN N UAL Quality of Life issue Forget the Joneses Continued

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