EP. 198 Guide to Personal Finance With Anthony Swain

EP. 198 Guide to Personal Finance With Anthony Swain

Guide to Personal Finance With Anthony Swain

Personal finance must be your top priority. The nursing profession is indeed a lucrative job. It has its perks and advantages, mainly if you choose to be a nurse in a specific field like travel nursing. If you’re a student nurse right now, you’re probably thinking, “I want to be a nurse because it pays well, ” While this is true, this should not be your end goal. Just because the job pays well, that’s all you’ll ever chase. Being a nurse is more than just the dollar sign; being a travel nurse requires time and dedication. And if you want to do both and get the paycheck you deserve, you must also learn how to build a solid financial foundation.

Remember, you will not be a nurse forever, and learning to manage your finances as early as now will help set your future. What can you do about it? And what are the benefits of having a solid financial foundation?

In this episode, we would like to introduce you to Anthony Swain. Anthony has been an RN since 2014 and works as a travel nurse and Nurse Finance Coach. He recently released his new e-book, The Travel Nurses’ Guide to Personal Finance. The goal of his book is to help nurses & other healthcare professionals develop a solid personal financial foundation so that they can be empowered by money rather than be hindered by it. His mission is to help others reach financial independence. 

QUESTIONS FOR OUR GUEST

The questions below are some we’d like to tackle. We often go off-topic, so we don’t expect to hit them all. If you have any ideas, please let us know.

Looking forward to our conversation!

These are the questions you had in Calendly. We’ll go off your questions and wherever else our conversation goes.

  1. Can you please give us a little background about yourself?
  2. Before we dive into some financial tips, what was your favorite unit to work on?
    1. What was it like working with liver and kidney transplants? What did the day-to-day look like?
    2. When it comes to liver and kidney transplants, what are some protocols you follow or things you pay attention to? 
  3. When you started travel nursing, what really surprised you? Were you surprised by how little focus is placed on investing and saving for your future?
  4. Is working overtime worth it? Doesn’t a lot of it get eaten away by taxes?
  5. What are the most critical systems to put in play when travel nursing? 
    1. Where should people start to put their money?
  6. In your book, you mention asset and investment allocation; what are they, and are they different?

ENDING QUESTIONS

Before we end the show, we have one last question we like to ask all our guests.

If you had the opportunity to have a Cup of coffee with anybody one last time, who would it be & why? 

Connect with Anthony through his Instagram at @financially fit.rn Or check out his book titled The Travel Nurses’ Guide to Personal Finance

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TIMESTAMPS:

00:00 Introduction
01:44 About Anthony Swain
03:37 Travel nurse financial lesson
04:48 Financial tips for new grad nurses
10:02 Possible modifications to make student loan repayment easier
14:25 Financial advice for nursing staff who want to do travel nursing
17:16 What to do with the money you’ve saved?
18:32 The journey of writing a book
20:31 What’s inside the book
21:50 How to begin building financial stability
24:54 How to track your finances
30:35 What to do with your extra money
33:36 Can a nurse retire early?
36:45 Difference between Asset allocation and Investment allocation
38:01 Where are Anthony’s Investment
40:57 Difference between an Index Fund and a Stock
45:38 Universal Life Insurance vs. Term Life Insurance Policy
50:12 Wrapping up the show

Ep. 166: Being a Travel Nurse Practitioner With Ebony Thyme

Ep. 166: Being a Travel Nurse Practitioner With Ebony Thyme

Being a Travel Nurse Practitioner With Ebony Thyme

Besides travel nurses, we also have traveling nurse practitioners. What is a traveling nurse practitioner anyway? By definition, they are healthcare professionals who work at a facility away from their home base. They act as immediate and often temporary staffing for healthcare facilities. 

Traveling nurse practitioners often work in senior care centers, hospitals, clinics, stand-alone emergency rooms, urgent care locations, and other healthcare facilities where there is a need for registered nurse practitioners. These facilities could need assistance from an NP because of patient overflow or a full-time employee on an extended leave or have retired.

A traveling nurse practitioner is also like a travel nurse. The only difference is that a traveling nurse practitioner’s contract can last one day to one year. Meanwhile, travel nurses go on contract for as long as 13 weeks. 

Our Guest

In this episode, we welcome our guest Ebony Thyme, a full-time Travel NP and a full-time wanderlust. A free-spirited individual with eight years of nursing experience. She also worked as a Travel NP in four states and has traveled to more than 30+ countries. Ebony’s background includes Family Medicine and before her NP journey, she was also an ICU Nurse.

QUESTIONS FOR GUESTS

The questions below are some we’d like to tackle. We go off-topic all the time so we don’t expect to hit them all. If you have any ideas please let us know. Looking forward to our conversation!

  • Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
      1. How did you get into nursing?
      2. What made you be ICU?
      3. What made you transition into being a travel nurse practitioner?
  • What made you enter into a traveling career?
      1. What have you learned? 
      2. What was the hardest thing for you to get used to?
      3. Advice to anyone that wants to be a travel RN or NP?
      4. What is the market for travel nurse practitioners? 
        1. What are some of the expectations and responsibilities? 
      5. What was your favorite state to travel to for work?
  • You’ve been to 30 countries, why do you travel so much?
      1. What have you learned from exploring so many cultures? 
      2. How has it expanded your mind and perspective?
      3. How important is it for you to travel and why should people do more traveling?
  • As an NP, how were you able to make your career give you financial freedom and the ability to control where your time goes?
  • What are you currently working on?
    1. NPing around the US?
    2. Travel boot camp? What is it?
    3. Locum Tenen Guide? 
    4. Thyme Talks podcast?

Before we end the show we have one last question we like to ask all our guests. If you had the opportunity to have a cup of coffee with anybody one last time, who would it be & why? 

You can catch Ebony on her Instagram accounts at @ebbthenp and @frontpage_eb. For her master class, podcast, and other sites, check out the links below:

If you are interested in becoming a traveling NP, watch the full episode here to learn more 👇

TIME STAMPS:

00:00 Intro
02:02 Plugs
02:56 About the Guest
05:27 The difference between Travel Nurse and a Travel NP
09:01 What is transitioning from Nurse to NP look like?
13:15 Advantage of a Nurse Practitioner
15:11 3 tips for nursing students
19:02 The importance of self-care
22:22 Solo traveling experience
24:31 Fears and Expectations
26:11 Difference between living on the east coast and the west coast
29:08 The humbling life in other countries
34:32 Places you should visit
35:35 What kept Ebony busy
39:51 Things I wish I knew earlier in my career
42:10 The worst contract
45:15 Toxic workplace
49:54 Who would you want to have a cup of coffee one last time?