Dads Before Doctors Podcast

How to Retire Early and be Financially Independent with Dr. Leif Dahleen

April 03, 2022 Adam Broussard, MD
Dads Before Doctors Podcast
How to Retire Early and be Financially Independent with Dr. Leif Dahleen
Show Notes

Leif Dahleen retired from medicine at the age of 43, having achieved financial independence several years earlier. He started Physician on FIRE to enlighten, educate, and entertain other high-income professionals while discussing money matters of all sorts.

He is happily married with two children. They call northern Michigan their home base and travel frequently as a family.

In this episode, Dr. Leif also discussed....

1:10 What is life growing up in a Daleen fam
1:45 Impact of having a relatively frugal parents while he's growing up
2:32 The Start of Physicians on Fire
3:00 What triggered him to start the blog
3:15 Crazy revelation that transformed him
4:14 What does Physicians On Fire offers
4:44 His purpose for creating the POF
5:27 How this POF changed his money management
6:17 What are the processes that made his blog bigger and his initial thoughts on his blog when it first started
8:04 Mission for his blog
8:25 His story of being financially independent
8:46 Life donating and investing
11:42 Volunteered to support the salary of a physician
12:36 How did he end up retiring early?
14:33 His preparations for his early retirement
16:24 How a guy approached him to join his group
17:45 What kind of response does Dr. Leif get to his chief and coworker about his retirement?
19:02 How did he educate his children
22:04 How his kids experience in traveling
23:20 His kids adjustments to homeschooling
25:27 How can you be financially independent and retire earlier
29:57 His plans and habits
31:40 How to contact Dr. Leif

Listen and be inspired. It will be worth it all!

Connect with Leif Dahleen
Instagram: @physicianonfire
Twitter: @physicianonfire

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