“New York Times blog columnist and editor Ron Lieber even says that among all professionals, doctors are some of the most vulnerable to the effects of financial blunders. While they may commit the same mistakes as the rest of the population, the amount of money they make can magnify the effects of these mistakes a few times over.
Several factors can lead to the mismanagement of a doctor’s finances, and Lieber cites three of these. First, doctors tend to be impatient with regard to investments, given that they often start late on a flourishing career. Second, Lieber cites doctors’ trusting nature, something nurtured by the openness of the medical profession in general.”