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Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) Practitioners Share Their Stories

I was working towards FIRE for several years, but then realized that what I truly wanted was not really to *retire*, but rather to have more control over my time, the ability to travel (not just for the sake of traveling - my wife's family lives in Japan, so that's one reason), a different type of work (I loved my job as a community pharmacist, but was also getting bored), and the excitement of owning my own business, getting clients, and earning my own income.

Things to Think About Before Starting a Side Hustle

It seems like everyone these days is talking about side hustling, or earning money outside of a regular job. It has been the subject of numerous articles, and for good reason; as of last year, almost half of all American workers had a side hustle. It is also a topic of fierce debate, with some seeing a side hustle as others see it as a way to set their own schedule, make their own income, and grow their business. In all honesty, they are both right — to some extent.

National Pharmacist Day 2018: 5 Things Your Pharmacist Can Do For You

National Pharmacist Day 2018: 5 Things Your Pharmacist Can Do For You January 12 is National Pharmacist Day and it’s a good opportunity for everyone to show appreciation to all pharmacists in the health community. This day also celebrates the expansive role that pharmacists have today that go beyond dispensing medication. Alex Evans, PharmD, CGP who works in a community pharmacy in Florida says, “I am proud to have provided life-saving immunizations to hundreds, maybe thousands, of patients...

Tips to Optimize Your Resume for Your Next Opportunity

I have experienced being on both ends of the hiring process: as an applicant, I have seen the frustrations of applying to numerous jobs and putting up to an hour into each application only to never hear back, or to make it to the interview and then get ghosted. As a hiring manager, I have seen first-hand the piles of resumes I received for just one position, then have had to begin the process of sorting through all of them to determine who would be the best candidate for the role.

Working in Hawaii: Top Dive Sites on Maui

I lived and worked as a pharmacy manager for two years on the island of Maui, in a town called Kihei. I am addicted to diving and have logged about 250 dives in the approximately ten years I’ve been diving, and one of the primary reasons I moved to Hawaii was to dive. About 80 of those dives have been on Maui, and I can confidently say after diving close to all of the shore diving sites (and a handful of the boat diving sites) on that island that these below stand out as my favorites.

A Reflection on My Unique Experiences Practicing in Hawaii

My dream in pharmacy school was to move to Hawaii after graduation, and about seven months after getting a license (and saving a little money working on the mainland) I did just that. I managed a long-term care pharmacy for three years on the Big Island, and then returned to community pharmacy on Maui for two years. I went for the scuba diving, hiking, and participated in various other outdoor activities, but in the process found a lot of unexpected opportunities for professional growth.

UNCG Biology Department Alumni Spotlight: Alex Evans

I graduated from UNC-Greensboro in 2006 and from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2010 with a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree. Afterwards, I fulfilled a long-time dream of mine – I moved to Hawaii, accepting a job working in long-term care pharmacy in Hilo, on the Big Island. I have always enjoyed nature and took up diving in pharmacy school, so the Big Island was a good fit for me. After three years on the Big Island, I accepted a job to go back into community practice in Kihei, Hawaii, on the island of Maui. When
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