Increasing the WORTH of nursing professionals

About NurseWorth

I have been a registered nurse (RN) for 9+ years and a family nurse practitioner for 2+ years. I thoroughly enjoy the nursing profession and the opportunities and relationships I have experienced as a nurse.

NurseWorth is about my journey as a nurse towards financial independence. Financial independence is not something that nurses talk about. Most nurses assume they will work for 30-40 years and then retire in their mid-60s.

At NurseWorth, I want to challenge this assumption and instead become financially independent in 10-15 years. I like the term Financial Independence (FI) rather than retirement because I don’t plan on retiring from life in 10-15 years. Financial independence is not laziness rather it is a freedom to pursue life without the restraints of having to work paycheck to paycheck. NurseWorth is all about the journey in pursuing this lifestyle.

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June 2020 FI Progress

I always enjoy seeing everyone’s financial independence “FI” progress updates. I am a nurse and now nurse practitioner on a journey towards financial independence, and

My Financial Journey – Part 2

I had no idea how the stock market really worked except lots of people would buy stocks and then hope to sell them for more than they bought them for. I remember my parents and relatives occasionally doing business with a stockbroker when I was growing up. The impression I got was that the stock market was risky and usually an educated guessing game and that my parents did not do very well at it.

FI Update – May 2020

Our last FI update was in November 2018 with a net worth of $90k. I haven’t updated out FI progress because I’ve been hesitant to

7 Steps to Help Nurses Start Investing

Can you imagine a generation of nurses who graduate financially savvy and investment smart? My undergraduate nursing program and my recent graduate nurse practitioner program had ZERO information about personal finance much less investing the money we’d be soon making. We just learned how much student loan we would get with the promise of TONS of good-paying jobs for nurses. Reality is I graduated with too much student debt and no financial advice from my nursing programs.

Estimating Taxes

A wise person once said that paying taxes and death are the only guarantees. Do you seem to get hit with a BIG annual tax