We are passionate about helping physicians achieve marital and financial success. We reached Financial Independence
in 5 years after training.
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Hello friends!

My name is Kate Mangona and I’m super excited to announce the launch of my podcast Medicine, Marriage and Money coming to you on September 14th, 2020.

This will be a space where we focus on creating marital interdependence and financial independence.

We will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of being in a dual physician relationship. Not only does a successful relationship or marriage take focused effort and determination, it also requires an environment of love, safety and growth.

In medicine, marriage and money, we will examine the relationships of highly successful dual physician couples. We will interview couples who have it all and gather the mindset required for success.

Come with me as we dive into the inside network of physicians in love. My hope is that you can use their knowledge and successes as your spring board into a stronger, more loving and financially savvy relationship with your spouse.

I am your host on Medicine, Marriage and Money. a board certified pediatric radiologist, wife, mother and life coach.

Get pumped to embark in a journey that tests the boundaries of what you think is possible.

 

Are you a physician or married to a physician or other high achieving professional?

Are you having a difficult time connecting with your spouse?

Are you and your spouse on different financial pages?

Do you find yourself avoiding talking about finances with your spouse, particularly how to save, spend and invest money?

 

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, this is a podcast for you!

In this space, we will examine what makes a strong relationship and what it takes to become financially independent with your spouse.

After each episode, I will invite you to ask yourself, “What small tweaks can I make today that will create a huge and lasting impact in my relationship with my spouse and my bank account?’’ We believe there is enough joy, love and wealth in this world for everyone. It just takes determination, desire and an open mind and heart to find it and take it.

Are you ready?

Here we go.

Medicine, Marriage and Money and its owners’, presenters’, and employees are not in the business of providing personal, financial, tax, legal or investment advice and specifically disclaims any liability, loss or risk, which is incurred as a consequence, either directly or indirectly, by the use of any of the information contained in this podcast. Medicine, Marriage and Money, this podcast, and any online tools, if any, do NOT provide ANY legal, accounting, securities, investment, tax or other professional services advice and are not intended to be a substitute for meeting with professional advisors. If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, the services of competent, licensed, and certified professionals should be sought. In addition, Medicine, Marriage and Money does not endorse ANY specific investments, investment strategies, advisors, or financial service firms. 

Released: Sep 14, 2020

What does marital interdependence mean to you and what does it take to achieve it and maintain it? In other words, what makes a successful marriage and how does it last?

First let’s talk about what does not make a successful marriage.

Blame

Shame

Dependency

Relationships are not an emotional vending machine. We cannot pick and choose what we want our partner to feed us and how this will make us feel. If we want to be happy, we must first CHOOSE to be happy.

If we aim to mold or change our partner, we set ourselves up for relationship havoc.

So what makes a successful marriage?

A relationship requires trust, individual happiness and shared goals.

Your spouse’s only job is to be loved by you. Drop the expectations. Throw away the manual and exist from a place of love and support.

Love is not a fairytale or the perfect instagram photo. Love is failing and failing again and continuing to communicate, listen and hold space. Love is real life. Love has ups and downs and is rarely if ever 50/50.

Relationships take time, attention and patience. Not everyday or every moment will be magical, but everyday does have the potential to provide growth and bonding as long as you vow to unconditionally love.

WHAT YOU WILL DISCOVER

  • What makes a successful marriage
  • How highly successful couples make their relationship work
  • Why feeling like a failure is normal and part of the journey
  • Why dropping expectations could save your marriage
  • What “your spouse’s only job is to be loved by you” means
  • How to exist as a more supportive and loving partner in your relationship

FEATURED ON THIS SHOW

Drs. Letizia Alto & Kenji Asakura
Semi-Retired MD, https://semiretiredmd.com

Dr. Faryal Michaud
Write Your Last Chapter, http://writeyourlastchapter.com

Dr. Bonnie Koo
Wealthy Mom MD, https://wealthymommd.com

Dr. Barbara Hamilton
Tired Superheroine, https://tiredsuperheroine.com

Drs. Ali & Mark Novitsky
Life Coaching for Women Physicians, https://www.lifecoachingforwomenphysicians.com

Dr. Devon Gimbel
Physician Life Coaching, https://physicianlifecoaching.com

Dr. Katrina Samuels Hughes
Off the Grid

Dr. Robyn Frankel Tiger
The Physicians’ Self-Care Community, https://www.stressfreemd.net/

Dr. Sunny Smith
Empowering Women Physicians, https://empoweringwomenphysicians.com

How We Designed Our Life as a Physician Couple:
 
WHAT YOU WILL DISCOVER:
 
Children:

How her children made her rethink her career and life

How she and her husband designed systems at home for a successful family life

Benefits of a live-in Nanny
 
Relationship:

How Vicki met her hubby, Peter Kim

Her first impression of Peter and their first date

Why she fell in love and why she is still in love

Navigating their relationship as a dual physician couple

How she invests in her marriage
 
Money:

The smartest financial decision she ever made

How they make financial decisions together
 
Confidence:   

How she has so much confidence

How she does it all

Her thoughts on social media
 
FEATURED ON THIS SHOW

Facebook: Vicki Chan Kim

Instagram: @vickichanmd

Tiktok: @vickichanmd
 
WALK AWAY ASKING YOURSELF

What type of life do you want?

What investments are you making in your marriage?

How can you design your life to promote more successful relationships with your children and your spouse?

As a public figure and influencer, people often ask Dr. Tiffany Moon, how she does it all, and how she looks so good doing it. So what are her secrets?

WHAT YOU WILL DISCOVER:

Children, Career & Home:

Division of labor in her home in regards to childcare and household duties.

Importance of the once a week “not so sexy” couple meeting.

Importance of being on the same “career page” as a couple.

Relationship:

How Tiffany met her hubby, Daniel Moon.

The proposal story.

Why she fell in love and why she is still in love.

Money:

How spending is discussed by her and her hubby.

The investing competition between her and Daniel.

Confidence: 

Comparing and shaming on social media.

Why we need to give each other grace and love.

Seeing for the best in everyone. 

FEATURED ON THIS SHOW

Website: https://www.tiffanymoonmd.com/

Facebook: Tiffany Moon, MD

Instagram: @tiffanymoonmd

Tiktok: @tiffanymoonmd

 

WALK AWAY ASKING YOURSELF

How can I make saving and investing a friendly competition with myself or with my spouse?

How can comparing myself to others I see on social media empower me instead of get me down?

How can I give more grace and love to those inside and outside of my home.

WHAT YOU WILL DISCOVER:

Relationship:

  • Why opposites attract (I know, so cliche)
  • How she met her musician hubby
  • The proposal story
  • How they deal with their income disparity

Money:

  • How her and her hubby’s spending style is part of their mission
  • Why she became interested in personal finance
  • Why she hides her money (check out her blog called “Five ways to reverse your budget”)
  • Importance of diversification
  • The worst way to tell your spouse how much money you dropped on _____.

Confidence:

  • Imposter Syndrome is normal as confidence grows
  • Learning as a lifelong process
  • Do hard things because life is supposed hard
  • Surround yourself with inspirational people

THEN SHE FLIPS THE INTERVIEW ON ME!!!!!

I briefly talk on:

  • My childhood money jars
  • Tax codes as they change based on who is in office (GO VOTE!!!!)
  • Victor’s work schedule

Dr. Hamilton’s NEW Book: “Save Lives, Enjoy Your Own: Finding Your Place in Medicine”

 

  • Student or trainee, you will get a free sponsored copy at TiredSuerhero.com/join-the-launch
  • If you are anyone else, go to her blog, https://tiredsuperheroine.com/ to purchase an autographed copy
  • Or order on amazon for fastest delivery (if you don’t care about having the signed edition)

 

FEATURED ON THIS SHOW

Dr. Barbara Hamilton

Website: https://tiredsuperheroine.com/

Facebook Group: Tired Superheroines (for women in male dominated fields)

Instagram: @tiredsuperheroine

 

WALK AWAY ASKING YOURSELF

  1. How is my spending style part of my mission?
  2. How can I set up systems to hide my money so that I do not spend it all?
  3. Have I ever experienced imposter syndrome, and do I blame myself for it or do I accept it as normal?
  4. How can I surround myself with more inspirational people in order to grow everyday?

WHAT YOU WILL DISCOVER

Medicine: 

When Peter realized he was playing the “victim of all the stuff” as a physician

How he decided he was going to take his life back and continue to practice medicine on his terms

Marriage: 

His version of how he met and fell in love with his wife, Vicki Chan Kim (listen to episode #2 for her version)

The proposal story (all the pressure!!!!)

When he schedules couple time with Vicki

Why your problems are NOT unique 

How he navigated their parents’ disapproval of his relationship with Vicki

Money:

His credit card debt history and why he USED to call himself the “King of late fees”

How Vicki was one of Peter’s first financial coaches and the “foreign concepts” she taught him

Why they designated “no guilt” spending accounts

What his marriage is worth

Confidence:

The importance of a coach

His miracle morning

 

TAKE HOME POINTS FROM PETER

  1. Be with someone who can handle the REAL YOU and in return accept your spouse for the REAL THEM. We are all trying to do the best we can with what we have. Be understanding.
  2. Your problems are not that unique.
  3. Build up habits and rituals for a successful marriage the same way you would build up habits and rituals for a healthy you.
  4. Spend time daily in gratitude
  5. Immersion is KEY.  Your life, goals, and marriage are a work in progress.

FEATURED ON THIS SHOW

Website: passiveincomemd.com

Facebook: Peter Kim (Passive Income MD)

Instagram: passiveincomemd

Twitter: passiveincomemd

 

WALK AWAY ASKING YOURSELF

What type of marriage do I want?

What habits can I form to strengthen my marriage skills?

Which hours of which days each week can I dedicate to spending with my spouse and only my spouse?

How will I practice accepting and loving my spouse exactly as they are?

WHAT YOU WILL DISCOVER:

Medicine

  • How she fell in love with her hubby over cadavers in the anatomy lab
  • Her struggle with inadequacy for the FIRST time
  • Why medical school sets the stage for intimacy and life-long friendships 

Marriage

  • Why every couple needs to discuss priorities before marriage 
  • How to survive hurricanes, pandemics, and all hard situations
  • The importance of engaging children in conversations about work, finances, and the world 

Money

  • How they navigate never being on the same financial page
  • Why all women need an individual spending account
  • How to prepare for financial collapse 

Culture: 

  • The extra involved in being a woman of color
  • Being labeled “the smart little black girl”
  • The unique burden and privilege of being a person of color 
  • How to change the world
  • The importance of staying human and encouraging humanity in others

TAKE HOME POINTS

  1. When the going gets tough, it may be easier to walk away, so revisiting the shared values and discussing how priorities align can be grounding, humbling, and a way to continue loving. 
  2. We may never truly be on the same page with our spouse. Although we have similar goals, we have to constantly refocus, and redefine our needs and desires. 
  3. Welcome the positive energy and love in your life and shut out the toxicity.
  4. Use the unique privileges you were given. Stand up for your friends, colleagues, and trainees of COLOR. Go out of your way to engage in discussions that include and do not divide. 

 

WALK AWAY ASKING YOURSELF

  1. What do I want to be when I grow up?
  2. If something happened to my spouse, would I know how to access our financial accounts and pay our bills?
  3. How can I encourage wellness amongst my peers and myself?
  4. How can I change the world today as the powerful human being that I am?

 

This podcast is a member of the Doctor Podcast Network

WHAT YOU WILL DISCOVER:

Medicine: 

  • Why a California girl would move to India for medical school after high school 
  • Why a very successful pediatrician took a 3.5-year maternity leave
  • How Integrative medicine and mindfulness can better serve our patients

Marriage: 

  • How coaching can be life-saving
  • The two most common reasons couples argue 
  • When she realized she could not change him and, instead, changed herself…and then he noticed

Money:

  • Her method for demonstrating the concepts of saving, spending, and donating to young children
  • How she teaches her 2nd grader to diversify while investing 

Parenting:

  • The false perception that a Nanny can raise your kids
  • Learning to value herself after years of motherhood and exhaustion
  • How she mindfully parents through the pandemic
  • Why her children are no longer the center of her household
  • When she no longer strives to be the “Perfect Parent”

TAKE HOME POINTS FROM PAYAL

  1. People who are happy with their work do it better! 
  2. Set boundaries for yourself because you cannot care for your children if you are running on empty. When you are not in a good mindset they will notice!
  3. Although you may disagree with your spouse at the moment it is important to show respect, especially if in front of children. 

WALK AWAY ASKING YOURSELF

  • How do I value myself as a person apart from my role as a parent or spouse?
  • How can I integrate mindfulness into my parenting or doctoring? How can I focus on the moment without worrying about the past or the future?
  • What boundary or goal can I set today that will help me prioritize myself and, in turn, my spouse and family?

FEATURED ON THIS SHOW

Website: mdthemindfuldoctor.com

Facebook: @MDTheMindfulDoctor

Instagram: mdthemindfuldoctor

 

*This podcast is part of the Doctor Podcast Network

WHAT YOU WILL DISCOVER:

Medicine: 

  • Her views on being part-time in medicine 
  • Why a pause is needed for health care professionals
  • How “Physicians Living Intentionally” reenergizes  

Marriage:

  • How they first met and then when they reconnected 9 years later 
  • Why timing is everything
  • Infatuation and what she saw flash through her head during a car accident 

Money:

  1. How she takes charge of the finances  
  2. What percentages of their income they save and spend
  3. The smartest financial decision she has ever made in her life

The Permission: 

  • How to define the gap in a relationship
  • How to know when to leave a nontoxic relationship
  • When she asked herself “Is this my happily ever after?”
  • Why she gave herself permission

TAKE HOME POINTS FROM FARYAL

  1. Why the smartest decision you may ever make in your life could potentially be marrying your spouse. And not for superficial reasons like income…
  2. Sometimes we may find our “prince charming’ but may not be in the right emotional state to be with them at that time. Some things….perhaps even the BEST things take time.
  3. Being intentional about spending quality time with your spouse, does not mean you have to like or do the same things together all the time. 

WALK AWAY ASKING YOURSELF

  • How can I intentionally incorporate time with my spouse into my daily schedule?
  • Am I giving myself permission to be happy? 
  • Am I giving myself permission to recharge?
  • How can I 100% support my spouse in their interests although they may not be the same as mine? 

FEATURED ON THIS SHOW

Website: https://writeyourlastchapter.com/

Facebook: Physicians Living Intentionally

Instagram: @writeyourlastchapter

 

*This podcast is part of the Doctor Podcast Network

 

WHAT YOU WILL DISCOVER:

Medicine: 

  • Her rules on dating a medical school classmate and why this changed
  • Expectations women physicians place on themselves

Marriage: 

  • The emotional vending machine
  • How to find time for your spouse during training 
  • The transition to parenthood and recruiting help

Money:

  • How a toilet cleaning wand brought awareness of her money scarcity
  • Why money means freedom
  • How you can afford anything, but not everything

Extra:

  • How to differentiate what is happening from what we think is happening
  • Why she rarely if ever struggles with Mom guilt

TAKE HOME POINTS FROM DEVON

  1. Your spouse is NOT an Emotional Vending Machine.   
  2. When you have money, you have freedom.
  3. Next time you think “I just want to live life on your own terms”, recognize that you already are! Own it!

 

WALK AWAY ASKING YOURSELF

  • Do I place expectations upon myself because I think others are expecting things of me?
  • Do I treat my spouse like an emotional vending machine?
  • What are things I spend money on that truly bring me joy?
  • What do I need for myself to be the best and most loving spouse and mother?
  • How am I Iiving life on my own terms?

FEATURED ON THIS SHOW

*This podcast is a member of the Doctor Podcast Network

 

WHAT YOU WILL DISCOVER:

Medicine: 

  • Ali & Mark’s conversation on the first day of medical school
  • Assumptions people make when you are married to a  psychiatrist and then the reality

Marriage: 

  • Mark’s answer to Ali’s screening question “What sport did I play in high school?”
  • How independent spousal goals coexist inside the big common marriage goal
  • Why awareness is key when the relationship is not being prioritized  

Money:

  • How coming from similar giving families contributes to their shared money mindset 
  • Why the joint Novitsky bank account made sense before marriage
  • What Ali hopes to achieve by investing in a business coach

Physician Entrepreneur:

  • How Mark’s encouragement creates a greater sense of Ali’s belief in herself
  • The flexibility of having one’s own business
  • The “coach high” every time a client has a breakthrough
  • Why her youngest child thinks she is a youtube star
  • How actions HUGELY influence our children…we are their HEROES…they see us and want to do what we do!!!

 TAKE HOME POINTS FROM Ali & MARK

  1. Create a space that lends to couple engagement.
  2. Train your children to respect Parent time! 
  3. Budget for Extras.
  4. The moment you commit to your own health, your confidence will soar. 

WALK AWAY ASKING YOURSELF

  • Why are our common goals? And what are your independent goals inside our bigger common goal?
  • Have I trained my children to be respectful of my “me time”
  • How is my life serving as an example for my children or nieces or nephews?
  • How am I creating an exciting and trusting environment for our relationship?
  • How am I taking care of my body?

 

FEATURED ON THIS SHOW

*This podcast is part of the Doctor Podcast Network

WHAT YOU WILL DISCOVER:

Medicine: 

  • Her resistance to dating the chief radiology resident 
  • Her thoughts on the quantity over quality shift at her practice
  • When her arms became numb during breast biopsies

Marriage: 

  • Friendship as the cornerstone of a marriage
  • Understanding how someone needs to be loved
  • Supporting your partner as they grow although you may not be growing in the same way
  • How her husband supports her yoga journey without actually doing yoga with her

Money:

  • Why being a saver and investor in residency helped her make the decision to leave medicine
  • Their two accounts; the investment account and the fun account
  • The desire to never spend more than they had
  • The Karma check she received the day after signing up for yoga therapy school

Yoga Therapy:

  • Her initial thoughts about how weird yogis were
  • How her interest in yoga therapy began
  • How neurophysiology can be controlled by evidence-based yoga practices
  • How to find peace in chaos
  • Why she does not associate yoga with fitness

TAKE HOME POINTS FROM ROBYN

  1. Find gratitude before you even get out of bed. 
  2. BREATHE….there is a reason why people tell us to breathe when we are stressed out. Breaths can elevate your mood, calm you down, Warm you, and cool you
  3. We invest and save because our DREAM job NOW….may NOT be our DREAM job in 15 years.
  4. It is not having what you want, it is wanting what you have.

WALK AWAY ASKING YOURSELF

  • Is stress causing my physical ailments? If so, how can I learn how to respond instead of reacting to my stress?
  • How can I find gratitude before I even get out of bed in the morning?
  • Do I have what I want or want what I have?
  • Do I feel stuck in my job? If so, why am I choosing to feel this way?
  • How can I approach my day in a more calm way although everything around me maybe chaos?

FEATURED ON THIS SHOW

*This podcast is a member of the Doctor Podcast Network

Testimonials

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M_Kog$
Aug 17, 2020
5/5

Listen to Kate!

She's relatable, wise and a ton of fun! This is amazing So excited to tune in!
NeeNee
Aug 10, 2020
5/5

Much needed Podcast!

It's about time we talked about these important topics: Medicine, Marriage & Money! So glad Dr. Kate Mangona is tackling these. She is the perfect Dr. to do it! Can't wait to hear more! So refreshing
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Aug 10, 2020

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