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Kat has been practicing medicine as a PA-C since 2014. She has worked in family medicine with some urgent care, and currently practices in outpatient psychiatry. She has lived in the Upper Midwest her whole life, and has only gotten into ice fishing thanks to her husband, whom she tries to out-fish every chance she can. Although she is a homebody who enjoys spending time with local family, she absolutely loves traveling both domestically and internationally. After making several financial mistakes herself as a new PA, she founded PA the FI Way to help spread financial literacy amongst current and future PAs through the lens of financial independence.


Lightning Round

1. What is one fun fact about you that not that many people know?

I was born and raised in Minnesota and that’s where we still live.  Living  in a place with a lot of snow I don’t like winter activities.  I tore my ACL my first, and last time skiing. But in the ER, I had my first encounter with a physician’s assistant.  It ended up working out well, because that is how I became exposed to the profession.


2. Who inspires you the most and why?

My mom, she is absolutely awesome.


3. What books are you reading now or have read and loved that you’d recommend?

Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness by Morgan Housel


4. What is one actionable tip or piece of advice that you can tell our moms out there to help them on their financial independence journey?

Truly spend on those things that you value in life.


Additional Resources


Investor Mama Podcast: Episode #62: You CAN Become Debt Free, You CAN Buy A Home, You CAN Be A Mom, and You CAN be A Business Owner with Yandry Mastromihalis

PA the FI Way Podcast: Interview with Justin Chidester, CFP, AFC, Founder of Wealth Mode Financial Planning

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