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Why We Created This Site
I, Mr. SoS, have been passionate about personal finance for over ten years now. I am well read on the subject and continue to constantly read, study, and expand my knowledge. I also have a passion for teaching and helping others. With all I learned through the years I wanted to find a way to give back and help others that are getting started on their personal finance journey. I am far from perfect, but strive to continually improve. This site is where my wife, Dr. SoS, and I share our knowledge, our journey, and help others in the process.
Why Save or Swim?
When we thought about things we are passionate about in life besides personal finance our thoughts immediately turned to Swimming. One of the most popular historic idioms is the phrase Sink or Swim1. We thought, why not turn that from something that means to fail or succeed entirely by one’s own efforts with no alternatives into something that means Save, but until you are able, you should follow Dory’s advice and just keep swimming, swimming, swimming! That is how Save or Swim was born.
Dr. SoS brings financial consciousness to the family as well as her practice. She is passionate about providing the best care she can to her clients at an affordable and transparent cost. She is equally passionate about saving money and living a more minimalist lifestyle. This in turn provides her more time with family and less time working for more “stuff”. She raised her first four children as a single parent for 10 years during her entire time in chiropractic college and early practice years. She developed good financial practices during this time out of necessity, and to this day she is more of a “saver” than a “spender”. After school she worked in a large, insurance based practice for 6 years, and then in a corporate employee clinic for 6 years which allowed her to explore two very different faces of medicine. She met Mr. SoS in 2011 and they were married in 2013. When she and Mr. SoS welcomed Baby SoS in 2016, she knew it was time for a change. In 2017, she became a “business owner” and is an independent contractor in an office with a colleague. She operates on a cash only basis and within the hours which best serve her family. She wants her patients to be as smart with money as she and Mr. SoS work to be, so provides affordable plans for her regular wellness clients. Dr. SoS is also a swimmer, lover of the water and outdoors, an avid reader, and occasional blogger.