White Coat Investor Podcast

By Dr. Jim Dahle of the White Coat Investor

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Host, Dr. James Dahle, is a practicing emergency physician and founder of the White Coat Investor Blog. Like the blog, the White Coat Investor Podcast, is dedicated to educating medical students, residents, physicians, dentists, and similar high-income professionals about personal finance and building wealth, so they can ultimately be their own financial advisor—or, at least know enough to not get ripped off by a financial advisor! We tackle the hard topics like the best ways to pay off student loans, how to create your own personal financial plan, retirement planning, how to save money, investing in real estate, side hustles, and how everyone can be a millionaire by living WCI principles. Learn more at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/

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177: Financial Planning for Children with Special Needs
59:03

Your financial planning after having a child with special needs will be different than you might have otherwise anticipated. In this episode we talk about 6 aspects of financial planning that are important to understand when you are in this situation. Your investing horizon is no longer your lifetime. It is now your child's lifetime. Government resources available to your child will affect your financial planning. You will need to look at your life, disability, and health insurance differently as a parent with a child with special needs. The benefits of an individual educational plan at school will help with the financial aspect of raising a child with special needs.  Some states provide better benefits to those living with disabilities, both while in school and as adults. This could play a part in the decision you make of where to live with your child. ABLE accounts and irrevocable trusts are also discussed. 

For those not in this situation we also cover many listener questions in this episode, including converting bonds to TIPS funds, true-ups and vesting in your work retirement plans, whether you should be financially planning for the future you want or the future that might end up happening, the problems with leaving your assets to multiple people, choosing a renter, whether to invest in a 529 for K-12 private school, what percentage of an asset allocation international stocks should comprise and where they should go, and more. 

This podcast is sponsored by ERE Healthcare Real Estate Advisors. Collin Hart, CEO of ERE, has been a guest on my show and specializes in representing leading physician groups in structuring sale and leaseback transactions on their clinical and surgical center real estate. ERE is a real estate brokerage, but takes an advisory approach, expertly positioning their clients for a real estate sale as part of succession planning surrounding their practice real estate investment.  If you're contemplating a partnership with a hospital, health system, or private equity, understanding certain real estate principles can help ensure that you maximize the value and security of your real estate.  You can learn more about ERE on their website or you can reach Collin directly at collin.hart@ereadv.com or call him at (702) 839-8737.

Sep 24, 2020
176: A Public Service Loan Forgiveness Success Story
40:32

I have been asked for several years if any doctors have received public service loan forgiveness. Public Service Loan Forgiveness first became available in 2007. Since it is a ten year program, the first eligible recipients would be in 2017 but for various reasons a lot of people aren't going to be eligible for it until 2021-2023. Mostly because the program was not very well known when it first came out, as the doctor will mention in this episode. But I am excited to bring two special guests on the podcast today. I have been waiting to have guests like this on for three years. In this episode I interview Mariko and Dan about their experience working through the PSLF program for ten years and their recent success of receiving forgiveness. We talk about their experience with the phone calls, documentation, and time they put into fixing all the mistakes made by their student loan servicers. They share tips for those following in their footsteps. If you are thinking about going for PSLF or are currently working towards it, this is a must listen to episode.

For the rest of you, we answer a couple of listener questions at the end about preferred stocks and Roth vs Traditional 401(k) contributions.

A lot of physicians have questions about locum tenens, and locumstory.com is the place for them to get real, unbiased answers to those questions, basic questions like, “What is locum tenens?” to more complex questions about pay ranges, taxes, various specialties, and how locum tenens works for PAs and NPs. And then there’s the big question: Is it right for you? Go to locumstory.com and get the answers.

Sep 17, 2020
175: Fixing Analysis Paralysis
38:49

When faced with making a decision you may find yourself with the inability to act due to overthinking the available alternatives and possible outcomes. This is commonly known as analysis paralysis. When you get analysis paralysis with finances, what often happens is you are so worried about making a mistake that you don't do anything at all. The more money you have, the worse this can be. When you don't make a choice to invest, you are making a choice. You're making a choice to invest in cash. If that is not the decision that you want to make, then you need to fix your paralysis. Leaving money sitting in an account earning close to nothing is not going to give you the same long term returns as investing in stocks, bonds, and real estate. Fixing analysis paralysis with your finances starts with having a written investment plan. We talk in more detail about that in this episode so you have a plan on what to do with your money.

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Sep 10, 2020
174: How to Make Seven Figures in Medicine
52:32

In this episode we take a look at the financial life of a physician earning seven figures. I think it will be enlightening because you can compare and contrast your life and think about the things you can do better and the decisions and tradeoffs you've made over your career to be in a different place than our guest. I think there are a lot of lessons to learn from examining the finances of a financially successful physician. Tom and I discuss the role ownership of a practice has played in his financial success as well as employing other physicians and advance practice clinicians. We look at the decisions he has made about his payor mix and procedure mix. We talk about the role luck, talent, and hard work had on his success. Being a good negotiator has been important to his success. Of course when making this much money taxes are discussed and we can't ignore the real difference geographical arbitrage has on physician incomes.  With an income this high all of a sudden you can pay off your debts and reach most of your financial goals in just a few years. Then you face the issues of the wealthy-how much to give, identifying additional spending that will actually make you happier, worrying about estate taxes and asset protection, and trying to not ruin your kids. Though you might not be able to relate with this high of income, I think there are lessons to be learned from delving into the personal finances of a physician this successful. 

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Sep 03, 2020
173: The Dangers of Robinhood
36:37

Robinhood has been taking the investing world by storm the last few months. I thought it would be worth mentioning a few things about Robinhood on the podcast. Robinhood is just a brokerage account. It does have no commissions and allows you to buy fractional shares so it is convenient for people without a lot of money.  It has become a bit of a cultural phenomenon, particularly attracting young people who have never invested before. The problem is that it tends to inculcate people with a trader's mentality, making investing fun and exciting. Everything that good investing is not. There are dangers to Robinhood and this trader's mentality that I discuss in this episode to hopefully help you avoid the perils of day trading.

I also answer reader and listener questions about the finances of starting your own practice, whether it make sense to invest in bonds in a taxable account when you have a mortgage, making estimated tax payments as a W2 employee with 1099 income, what to do with a 401k when you leave your employer, and setting up an account to invest in real estate. 

 

This episode is sponsored by https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/patternpodcast .  Shopping for disability insurance is complicated enough. Wondering if you are getting the right coverage, unbiased advice, along with the best prices and discounts can make the process even more overwhelming. Pattern   knows doctors have more important things to do than spend hours sorting through numerous insurance options. This is why thousands of White Coat Investor’s followers have trusted Pattern to help them compare and understand the disability insurance they are buying. Their online process is simple: First, request your quotes online. Second, compare your options and ask questions. And third, apply risk-free. Be confident you have the right policy at the best price. Request your disability insurance quotes with Pattern.

Aug 27, 2020
172: Behavioral Finance with Morgan Housel
01:11:48

Our guest this week is one of my favorite writers. Morgan Housel is a partner at The Collaborative Fund and a former columnist at The Motley Fool and The Wall Street Journal.  His passion for finance and investing come through in his writing. I am intensely jealous when I look at his writing because of his talent. He is insightful and easy to read.  He takes complex and important topics and makes them simple to understand. We really dive into behavioral finance topics in this episode. My favorite piece of his was called The Psychology of Money and was the base for his new book coming out September 8th. It is filled with so many pearls that it should be required reading for humans. I pull a few of those pearls out today and discuss them. We talk about some of "the flaws, biases, and causes of bad behavior" he has seen often when people deal with money. Listen to the episode and go pre-order his book. It will almost surely be a best seller and definitely on my recommended reading list. 

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Aug 20, 2020
171: Six Principles of Asset Location
52:22

Asset location is something that is completely missed by a lot of otherwise pretty financially sophisticated people. So I do a deep dive into this topic in today's episode before answering listener questions. Asset location is basically that process of dividing up your investments into your various accounts. Each of them have different issues and are taxed in a different way. This has some bearing on how your investments perform and which investments should be going into which of these various types of accounts.  Unfortunately it is a rather complicated discussion. There are some rules of thumb, but very few absolutes. However if you get this right, it can be worth a million dollars or more. So it is worth looking at, but perhaps not obsessing over. We go over six principles of asset location that you should be aware of in this episode as well as some basic tips that you should follow if you are trying to invest tax efficiently.

Listener questions that we discuss today include the new charitable deduction that came into being with the cares act, paying your spouse for working in your practice, SIPC insurance, how much is too much in assets, UGMA accounts, health insurance premiums, the positives and negatives of having your practice own your life insurance policy, tapping your retirement accounts to invest in real estate, and more.

 

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A lot of physicians have questions about locum tenens, and locumstory.com http://whitecoatinvestor.com/locumstory is the place for them to get real, unbiased answers to those questions, basic questions like, “What is locum tenens?” to more complex questions about pay ranges, taxes, various specialties, and how locum tenens works for PAs and NPs. And then there’s the big question: Is it right for you? Go to locumstory.com and get the answers.

Aug 13, 2020
170: Rick Ferri versus Paul Merriman Part 2
01:12:22

This is part 2 of the lively debate between Rick Ferri and Paul Merriman where we continue the discussion on the pros and cons of factor investing. See part 1 here https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/rick-ferri-versus-paul-merriman-on-factor-investing-podcast-169/ They both are just a wealth of information and experience, plus their humility makes it all the more impressive in how much you can learn from them. It is fun to have a little bit of back and forth between them as they talk to each other about how they really feel about tilting your portfolio. We also delve into the 40 pages of questions that you sent into ask these men, talking about investing in gold, what to do about low bond returns, preferred stocks, and what they would do differently in their investing career if they could go back and do it again.

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Aug 06, 2020
169: Rick Ferri versus Paul Merriman on Factor Investing
57:37

This episode we have Rick Ferri and Paul Merriman on the WCI podcast at the same time for a lively debate on the pros and cons of factor investing. These are two opinion leaders who have affected the investing views of literally millions of investors. When I told you I was bringing them on the show I received 40 pages of questions to ask them about asset classes, changing your asset allocation, small cap value and other factor investments as well as total market investing. We talk about the historical performance of these investments. We really delve into the details of factor investing and whether it is right for you. This may be an interview you need to listen to more than once, there is so much to learn from these giants in the industry. 

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Jul 30, 2020
168: Retirement Accounts versus Real Estate
47:08

Should you pull money out of retirement accounts or skip investing in retirement accounts in order to invest in real estate? No. With this pandemic and change in physician incomes, many have been looking at other sources of income outside their medical practice.  I worry when someone is being told to pull money out of their retirement accounts before they need to spend it in retirement or before required to by the government. I think you need to be a little bit worried anytime someone is recommending against something that is so beneficial to you, like retirement accounts are for doctors.  But I totally understand that real estate investing is really attractive to people. It is a great asset class with a lot of benefits. I never invested in real estate, outside of retirement accounts, until I had maxed out my retirement accounts. I recommend you do the same. In this episode I discuss why with the tax benefits, estate planning benefits and asset protection benefits provided you in retirement account contributions. But I also talk about what your other options are to still invest in real estate if you choose.

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Jul 23, 2020
167: You Need a Budget
51:31

You need a budget. Even for a high income earner a budget is a necessary tool. The higher your income, the simpler your budget might be. But the potential for positive impact is so much higher with a higher income. You want to be extremely intentional with your money because it can be really powerful. In this episode I interview Jesse Mecham, the founder of You Need a Budget, We talk about the budgeting philosophy behind the software and the four rules of budgeting. Some people might say the budgeting is just common sense, but yet so many people don't seem to be able to figure it out without some kind of help from an app like YNAB. They think that budgeting means dieting and it doesn't. It just means planning. They think budgeting means restriction, about spending less. Jesse tells us budgeting means you should spend guilt less. Enjoy this interview with a successful entrepreneur. Hopefully you will be inspired to get a budget in place!

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Jul 16, 2020
166: Is Vanguard Losing Its Status?
01:02:20

I love Vanguard. I think it is great to have a real mutual fund/brokerage company that is owned by the investors and run at cost. Their low costs and passive investing has done wonders for the investment industry. However, things are maybe not the same as they were years ago, as far as Vanguard and its competitors. Fidelity and Schwab are now competing with Vanguard on price by offering their index funds at a lower expense ratio. But is that a reason to move your assets away from Vanguard? I don't think so and I talk about why in this episode. But Vanguard has it's issues and I discuss those in this episode too. I think if they're not a little bit more careful, they may see that they really have serious competition for gathering assets.  

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Jul 09, 2020
165: What is Direct Primary Care?
48:31

Direct primary care has been described as revolutionizing primary care in medicine. Our guest in this episode is Dr. Aimee Ostick, a direct primary care physicianhttps://healthandhealingdpc.com/dr-ostick, who describes DPC as the impossible made simple. We talk about what direct primary care medicine is, how to transition a typical primary care practice into a direct primary care practice, and she shares her experience starting and running a DPC practice. I don't know if DPC is quite a revolution yet, but it certainly is the way I would be running my practice if I were a primary care doctor. We discuss the advantages of this model both for the physician and the patient as well as the potential challenges of starting and continuing a DPC practice. I think this model can work for many specialties and would love to see medicine transition to this more transparent way of practicing.

COVID has sent your finances into a tailspin. However there is a silver lining to the pandemic. It’s an amazing opportunity to take advantage of the change in your income or to start that new practice through PROACTIVE tax planning. As the spouse of a physician, Alexis Gallati has over 18 years of experience using the tax code to her advantage to keep more of what you earn. She began Cerebral http://www.cerebraltaxadvisors.com to help docs have a clear path to success through tax efficiency while eliminating surprises.  Her services are flat rate and she will show you the return on investment before you invest in Cerebral’s services.  If you’d like to find out more, visit Cerebral Tax Advisors or check out Alexis’ new book: Advanced Tax Planning for Medical Professionals on Amazon.

Jul 02, 2020
164: Why You Should Max Out Your Retirement Accounts
52:14

Maxing out your retirement accounts will make estate planning easier, give you better asset protection, you'll pay less in taxes, all while your investments grow. A tax protected retirement account provides all this for you, whether it is a tax deferred accounts like a 401(k)s or tax free accounts like Roth 401(k)s and Roth IRAs. Whichever one you choose to use, you are almost always better off than investing in a taxable account. We cover the downsides in this episode but they are not very big in comparison to the upsides of maxing out retirement accounts. These accounts are protected in case of bankruptcy. A 401(k) contribution gives you a tax break up front. You can rebalance within the account without a cost for buying and selling or a tax consequence.  And you will almost surely take that money out of the account at a lower tax rate than you put it in. It is important to understand that a tax deferred retirement account is your biggest tax break. I discuss the different types of retirement accounts in this episode as well as the contributions you can make to each of them. I cannot stress the importance of maxing out your retirement accounts enough.

I also answer listener questions about tax benefits of private real estate funds, why I recommended an independent agent for disability insurance, collecting on both individual and group disability policies,  how long you should continue your disability insurance policy, what to do with your money in residency, asset allocation, and adding small caps to your three fund portfolio.

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Jun 25, 2020
163: Guide to Physician Disability Insurance
45:48

If you are not financial independent you need to have a disability insurance policy in place. About one out of every five doctors over the course of their career uses a long-term disability policy. If you don't protect your income, what really is protected? It is really foundational to your financial plan. You need to have a policy in place that will replace a large portion of your income if you get disabled so you can continue moving forward with your plan. If you get disabled and you can't actually earn your income, then all of that effort you put into your financial plan goes out the window. I have been collecting disability questions from you for several weeks. I brought Matt Wiggins from Pattern Insurance www.whitecoatinvestor.com/pattern on this episode to help answer questions and give some additional information as an insurance agent. In this episode we talk about the three D's of disability insurance - definitions, discounts, and deadlines, pregnancy and disability insurance, the top insurance companies, how agents are paid, getting out of a bad policy, graded vs level premiums, and what riders may or may not be worth adding to your policy. If you don't have disability insurance you need to listen to this episode. If you aren't sure your policy is adequate, you need to listen. If you have a great policy in place, pass this episode on to a colleague, you probably know someone that needs the push to get this in place.

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Jun 18, 2020
162: Are Side Gigs Mandatory for Doctors?
24:26

Do doctors need a side gig? No. But it certainly can ease the stress that comes from changes in your physician income beyond your control, like with this pandemic. But living like a resident, saving and investing appropriately can also do that. I think each of us needs to find a balance and realize that if you will carve out a chunk of your income and invest it in some reasonable way, you'll be okay. Doctors make enough money that if they will just manage the money well, they don't need a side income. But it never hurts to have a little bit of side income if that is something that interests you.  Besides discussing the necessity of side gigs in this episode I also answer listener questions about where to put your PSLF side fund, what asset allocation to have in your 457 account, whether my opinion on the use of bonds has changed given recent market events, and should you be interested in a side gig, how to pay yourself from that money. 

 

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Jun 11, 2020
161: Medicine and Finance in Venezuela
31:56

What is it like to train and practice medicine in Venezuela? Dr. Postalian emailed me a while ago saying, “if you are interested in learning about medicine in a completely crazy and destroyed economy like Venezuela, let me know." See the full show notes here https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/classic-blog/ We have talked about medicine and finance in other countries, but they're usually very developed countries. I thought it would be interesting to talk a little bit about growing up and training for medicine and particularly finances in a mixed economy like Venezuela. Besides discussing what it is like to train and practice medicine in Venezuela we talk about hyperinflation. Hyperinflation is devastating to live through, but academically very interesting. Most of us have never lived in a country that experienced any sort of hyperinflation. We discuss how that affected his physician parents, their incomes and savings. How does that experience affect his investing strategy now? Venezuela was doing great, best economy in Latin America, bright future and everything, but it fell apart. Dr. Postalian reminds us not to take anything for granted.

This podcast is sponsored by ERE Healthcare Real Estate Advisors http://ereadv.com/white-coat-investor/. Collin Hart, CEO of ERE, has been a guest on my show and specializes in representing leading physician groups in structuring sale and leaseback transactions on their clinical and surgical center real estate. ERE is a real estate brokerage, but takes an advisory approach, expertly positioning their clients for a real estate sale as part of succession planning surrounding their practice real estate investment.  If you're contemplating a partnership with a hospital, health system, or private equity, understanding certain real estate principles can help ensure that you maximize the value and security of your real estate.  You can learn more about ERE on their website or you can reach Collin directly at collin.hart@ereadv.com or call him at (702) 839-8737.

Jun 04, 2020
160: What State is Best for Real Estate Investing?
01:12:57

Which states are best for real estate investing? This is like asking which investment is best. You can really only know in retrospect and it'll depend on how things perform over the next 10-30 years. But there are a few things to know that would probably help. I discuss those in this episode as well as list the states that typically make the top of that list. But personally, if I was going to buy a rental property, I think the best place is down the street. It is easy to check on and you can fix the small things yourself without hiring a professional. If you want to invest in real estate outside of your state I think the best way to do that is through syndications or private real estate funds.

I also answer many listener questions in this episode about investing in a Roth or a tax deferred 401(k), what to do if you income goes up, mortgage forbearance, tax loss harvesting, multiple 401 (k) rules, small practice retirement plans, paye vs repaye, mega backdoor Roth contributions, keogh plans, and more. Lots of listener questions answered in this episode. See the full show notes at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/classic-blog/

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This podcast is sponsored by Bob Bhayani at drdisabilityquotes.com. He is an independent provider of disability insurance planning solutions to the medical community in every state and a long-time white coat investor sponsor. He specializes in working with residents and fellows early in their careers to set up sound financial and insurance strategies. He is very responsive to me and to readers having any sort of an issue, so it is no surprise that I get great feedback about him from our readers and listeners. If you need to review your disability insurance coverage to make sure it meets your needs or if you just haven’t gotten around to getting this critical insurance in place, contact Bob at drdisabilityquotes.com today by email info@drdisabilityquotes.com or by calling (973) 771-9100. Just get it done!

May 28, 2020
159: Financial Infidelity
53:05

Financial infidelity can mean many things. I have talked for a long time about the important of being on the same page financially with your spouse. It is so important to be open with each other as far as your finances go. If you are not doing this together, you are almost surely not going to be successful. For this show I have a guest that shares her story of financial infidelity, a spouse who was hiding a gambling addiction. See the full show notes here https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/classic-blog/. She wanted to come on the show to share her experience so that others in similar situation would not feel so isolated. A lack of support when faced with a spouse with an addiction can be a big obstacle to getting help. She shares her story along with resources where you can turn for help if you are dealing with addiction in your family. We also discussed what she did to protect herself financially, and in her recovery, so that she can thrive after a worst-case financial scenario like she experienced. I would hope that no other listeners and readers are going through something as difficult as this, but as we discussed in this episode, it is unfortunately more common than we think. Hopefully this show can reach those who could benefit from hearing this doctor's experience.

This podcast is sponsored by Bob Bhayani at drdisabilityquotes.com. He is an independent provider of disability insurance planning solutions to the medical community in every state and a long-time white coat investor sponsor. He specializes in working with residents and fellows early in their careers to set up sound financial and insurance strategies. He is very responsive to me and to readers having any sort of an issue, so it is no surprise that I get great feedback about him from our readers and listeners. If you need to review your disability insurance coverage to make sure it meets your needs or if you just haven’t gotten around to getting this critical insurance in place, contact Bob at drdisabilityquotes.com today by email info@drdisabilityquotes.com or by calling (973) 771-9100. Just get it done!

May 21, 2020
158: Which Physician Specialty is Best for Retiring Early?
01:00:30

If you want to retire early, which specialty would be best to go into? Let's get one thing straight from the beginning, medicine is not a great option for FIRE in the first place. With the long years in training, you won't even start making significant money until your mid thirties with $300-400K in student loan debt. Traditional FIRE at 30 or 35 like all these FIRE blogs talk about is not possible in that situation. So if your goal is to retire early, medicine is probably not the right place for you. Not to mention if you are a medical student with this question, there is probably an issue with the career you chose. Maybe you should be thinking about getting out of medicine into a career you’ll be happier in long term. But I do answer this question in this episode even so. Shorter residencies do get you to attending income sooner but those also tend to be on the lower end of salaries for physicians. It may not make sense to choose a specialty with a shorter residency if you will be paid significantly less each year afterwards. In this show I share which specialty I think is best for retiring early and why. I also answer listener questions about buying a home while in the military, timing the market, being over leveraged in your real estate investments, disability insurance for military doctors, tax loss harvesting, and more. I also bring on a guest for a few minutes, Ryan Inman from Financial Residency Podcast and Physician Wealth Services to answer a couple of listener questions about rebalancing and investing on the fixed income side. Lots of your questions answered in this episode!

This podcast is sponsored by Bob Bhayani at drdisabilityquotes.com. He is an independent provider of disability insurance planning solutions to the medical community in every state and a long-time white coat investor sponsor. He specializes in working with residents and fellows early in their careers to set up sound financial and insurance strategies. He is very responsive to me and to readers having any sort of an issue, so it is no surprise that I get great feedback about him from our readers and listeners. If you need to review your disability insurance coverage to make sure it meets your needs or if you just haven’t gotten around to getting this critical insurance in place, contact Bob at drdisabilityquotes.com today by email info@drdisabilityquotes.com or by calling (973) 771-9100. Just get it done!

May 14, 2020
157: Tips for Buying and Selling a Practice
57:45

What should a physician or dentist who wishes to sell their practice know about the process? What mistakes do doctors make in this transaction? What strategies can doctors use at the time of sale? These are the questions we answer during this interview with Kyle Rudduck, CFA, CFP of Constellation Wealth Management. Kyle spent the early years of his career working with consulting firms that focused on the healthcare sector with buyers and sellers of medical practices.  He describes the practice valuation process in this episode and we discuss the range of multiples on EBITDA for a practice, how to minimize the tax cut when you sell, as well as what can be done in the years prior to the sale to increase the value of a practice. He talks about how a sale typically affects employees, and how a sale is different than a merger. We discuss how often doctors regret selling their practice to a hospital, private equity group, or other entity. This can be a huge transaction that you will probably only do once in your lifetime. You want it to go as successfully as possible. This episode will help you navigate the process.

This episode's sponsor, ERE Healthcare Real Estate Advisors, can also help in this transaction, if there is real estate involved. Collin Hart, CEO of ERE, has been a guest on The White Coat Investor show, and specializes in representing leading physician groups in structuring sale and leaseback transactions on their clinical and surgical center real estate. ERE is a real estate brokerage, but takes an advisory approach, expertly positioning their clients for a real estate sale as part of succession planning surrounding their practice real estate investment.  If you're contemplating a partnership with a hospital, health system, or private equity, understanding certain real estate principles can help ensure that you maximize the value and security of your real estate.  You can learn more about ERE on their website, or you can reach Collin directly at collin.hart@ereadv.com or call him at (702) 839-8737.

May 07, 2020
156: What to do with a Dramatically Lower Income
01:06:28

During this pandemic many physicians have seen their income dramatically lowered. What can you do when you are faced with a severe pay cut? We have a guest on this show who is dealing with that right now, having lost 50% of his income. I walk him through what can be done in this situation. Getting on a budget and cutting out any discretionary spending is the place to start. Putting your private loans on forbearance may be necessary. Stop investing. You really need the cash at this point especially if you don't have an emergency fund. The less you spend the longer you can go. Start looking around for other work. Whether you realize it or not, you're in a negotiation right now with your employer. They are trying to decide how little can they pay you and not have you leave but also without them going out of business. Now is the time to be the team player so you are the last guy cut and the first guy hired back. If this is you situation, we get into more details in this episode. so give it a listen and hopefully it will help. We also answer listener questions about investing in real estate during the pandemic, mortgage forbearance, backdoor Roth IRAs, tax loss harvesting, and more. This episode is all about the questions you and your colleagues need answered right now.

Contract Diagnostics is a long-term advertiser with us here at WCI.  I love this company as they’ve helped hundreds of WCI get a ‘fair shake’ when it comes to reviewing and understanding their employment contracts – its all they do there. All contracts are reviewed by an in-house attorney and presented in a simplified way back to you.  Using simple online signup, custom documentation, compensation data, as well as weekend and evening hours they make it easy for you.  All packages are flat priced so you know what you will pay upfront – residents and fellows can even make interest free payments over time.   So look them up – contractdiagnostics.com or 888-574-5526.

Apr 30, 2020
155: Malpractice Insurance - Above Policy Limit Judgments
58:44

My risk for an above policy limit malpractice judgment is one in 20,000. A listener asked me how I came up with that number as he is in a different specialty and wanted to figure out what his risk is. In this episode I share where to find the numbers to figure out your risk for being sued above the policy limits. But the truth is the vast majority of above policy limit judgments are reduced on appeal to policy limits. If you are worried about an above policy limit judgment realize that it is possible but the chances are pretty low. If this is something you worry about, listening to this episode will help calm that fear. If this isn't something that worries you, we also cover other listener questions in this episode. I address whether to investor or pay off debt during this bear market, shopping for disability insurance, what to do with a 457 from an old employer, starting a side gig, variable withdrawal rates, HSAs, and my experience owning single stocks. If you have questions you want answered on the podcast you can record them at https://www.speakpipe.com/whitecoatinvestor

This podcast is sponsored by Bob Bhayani at drdisabilityquotes.com. They are an independent provider of disability insurance planning solutions to the medical community in every state and a long-time white coat investor sponsor. They specialize in working with residents and fellows early in their careers to set up sound financial and insurance strategies. He is very responsive to me and to readers having any sort of an issue, so it is no surprise that I get great feedback about him from our readers and listeners. If you need to review your disability insurance coverage to make sure it meets your needs or if you just haven’t gotten around to getting this critical insurance in place, contact Bob at drdisabilityquotes.com today by email info@drdisabilityquotes.com or by calling (973) 771-9100. Just get it done!

Apr 23, 2020
154: Bear Market Action Plan
55:33

You are going to face many bear markets in your investing career. Having an action plan to survive a bear market is critical. I go over an important list of things to do in a bear market and things to not do in a bear market in this episode. Things like don't sell at the lows, stay the course, following your investing plan, and have a cash reserve on hand. You want to be a long term stock market investor. You don't need this money next month, next year, or even in the next decade. Don't act like you do.  All bear markets come to an end and stocks recover eventually. In some respects, this one is a little bit different from other bear markets in that it involves a pandemic. I have a little bit of advice for you specific to this bear market as well in this episode. Your mortality may be a little higher, your income a little lower, and you have more time on your hands. I address what to do for all of those things as well. I think this show will be helpful to you right now. Soon we will be out of this. Maybe it is next month, maybe it is three years from now. I don't know, but this too shall pass.

You’ve built a career on providing quality patient care where it’s needed most, and locum tenens can connect you with opportunities to help the nation’s hospitals through this crisis. Not sure where to start? Locumstory.com is the place where you can get real, unbiased answers. From basic questions like, “What is locum tenens?” to more complex questions about pay ranges, taxes, various specialties, and how locum tenens works for PAs and NPs. Go to locumstory.com and get the answers.

Apr 16, 2020
153: Tax Loss Harvesting
01:00:42

Tax loss harvesting is an important topic, especially right now. If you have been hemorrhaging money in the markets, like most of us have, you may want to do some tax loss harvesting.
This a great way in which you can get Uncle Sam to share the pain of your losses in a taxable or a non-qualified or brokerage accounts. Why is tax loss harvesting useful? You can take up to $3,000 per year in capital losses and offset your ordinary income with that loss. So it lowers your tax bill. Any other losses are placed against your capital gains so you can use them in any limit, not just $3,000 a year, but hundreds of thousands of dollars a year if you want, toward any capital gains taxes you owe. If you don't use all of the losses in one year, you get to carry them forward and you can carry them forward for years and years. Thanks to the recent bear market I now have hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax losses. In this episode I talk about what I can do with those loses. In a lot of ways you are just deferring taxes when you do tax loss harvesting. But there are times when that is really helpful and we get into that in this episode. I also answer a listener question about tax loss harvesting ETFs vs. mutual funds.  If you have a taxable account, this will be a useful episode for you to listen to. Even if you don't I answer other listener questions about growth stock mutual funds, Roth conversions, PSLF, backdoor Roth IRAs, investing in bonds vs stocks, charitable contributions, your asset allocation in a bear market, glide paths, and bond tents.

Sponsor

This episode is sponsored by Bob Bhayani at drdisabilityquotes.com. Bob is a truly independent provider of disability insurance planning solutions to the medical community nationwide and a longtime WCI sponsor. He specializes in working with residents and fellows early in their careers to set up sound financial and insurance strategies. He has been extraordinarily responsive to me anytime any reader has any sort of an issue, so it was no surprise to get this feedback about him recently from a reader.

"Bob was generous enough to come speak to us in our residency last week. Bob was knowledgeable, straightforward, and answered all of our questions. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone and his place on your recommended page is well deserved."

If you need to review your disability insurance coverage to make sure it meets your needs or if you just haven't gotten around to getting this critical insurance in place, contact Bob Bhayani at drdisabilityquotes.com today by email, at info@drdisabilityquotes.com, or by calling (973) 771-9100.

Apr 09, 2020
152: Work Life Balance with Tired Super Heroine
48:54

With medical school classes now having slightly more women than men, more physicians are or will be juggling the challenge of being a professional and a mother. Figuring out the work-life balance can be difficult. Fortunately women physicians have some great role models to look to. One of those is Dr. Barbara Hamilton, also known as Tired Superheroine https://tiredsuperheroine.com/  our guest in this episode. We discuss her experience in the field of interventional radiology as a female physician, a field where women still make up a small percentage. Dr. Hamilton is trying to change that by educating early career doctors on the benefits of choosing specialties currently dominated by male physicians. In this episode we discuss her mentoring work, what it is like to be in a male dominated specialty, negotiating your salary in that environment, finding life balance as a professional and mother, dealing with childcare, and financial empowerment. 6 years out of training she has crossed over into the millionaire status. I am in awe of everything she has accomplished and I think you will be as well after listening to this interview. If you need inspiration that you can do it, this episode will help! 

Sponsor

This podcast is sponsored by ERE Healthcare Real Estate Advisors.  http://ereadv.com/white-coat-investor/ Collin Hart, CEO of ERE, has been a guest on The White Coat Investor show, and specializes in representing leading physician groups, and structuring sale and leaseback transactions on their clinical and surgical center real estate. ERE is a real estate brokerage but takes an advisory approach, expertly positioning their clients for a real estate sale as part of succession planning surrounding their practice real estate investment. If you own your practice or ASC real estate and are interested in maximizing its value, or are considering partnering with private equity, retaining expert guidance on lease structuring may be a prudent financial move. You can learn more about ERE on their website or you can reach Collin directly at collin.hart@ereadv.com or call him at (702) 839-8737.

Apr 02, 2020
151: How to Pick a Charity
43:31

Choosing which charities to give to is important. It takes just as much effort to give well as it does to earn, save, invest and spend well. We all know that some charities are better than others so how do you choose a charity to give to? What should you look for in that charity? For me, the most important thing is to to begin with choosing a cause that you want to support. Once you know the cause you want to to support, there are resources to identify the best charities for that cause. See the show notes at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/classic-blog/ for links to the resources.  In this episode we discuss how to pick a charity to donate your money to as well as using a donor advised fund and donating shares to charity. Besides charitable giving, we answer listener questions about getting disability and life insurance outside of the United States, asset location, how to balance Roth conversions against ACA subsidies, PLLC vs LLC, resources to use for budgeting, and more.

This episode is sponsored by Laurel Road https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/laurelroad has helped thousands of medical professionals across the country refinance federal and private school loans. In addition to offering a $300 bonus for WCI readers and listeners who refinance student loans with Laurel Road, Laurel Road also offers those in residency or fellowship the ability to make reduced payments throughout their training and up to six months after. Terms and conditions apply. For more information and to submit an application, simply visit Laurel Roadhttps://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/laurelroad

Mar 26, 2020
150: Side Gigs, Women, and Demographic Changes in Medicine
01:07:44

Medical school classes now have slightly more women than men. In today's episode we talk a little bit about what that means, both for male and female doctors, for employers, and for patients. We cover some controversial topics that typically I only talk about with this week's guest privately, but Dr. Nisha Mehta of Physician Side Gigs and I delve into the demographic changes that we are seeing in medicine and the issues women physicians are facing. Whether you are a male or female physician you will finish this episode with the confidence to be an advocate for yourself and your family. You can have a life in medicine that works for you. Nothing is impossible. We talk about how to make that happen in this episode.

Have you ever considered a different way of practicing medicine? Whether you are burned out, need a change of pace, or want to see the world, locum tenens might be that option for you. Not sure where to start? Locumstory.com is the place where you can get real, unbiased answers to your questions. They answer basic questions like, “What is locum tenens?”, to more complex questions about pay ranges, taxes, various specialties, and how locum tenens works for PAs and NPs. Go to Locumstory.com and get the answers.

Mar 19, 2020
149: Should I Time the Market?
01:02:08

Should you try to time the market? No! Why? Because it is very hard to do well over the long term and it introduces significant transaction costs to the equation. Beginner investors have trouble staying the course in market downturns but I've noticed that what I call intermediate investors, people who have learned a thing or two about investing, become fearful at market highs and want to sell when the market is at new highs. What they don't realize is that the market is usually at new highs because it is usually going up. You are much better off setting a static asset allocation of a reasonable mix of stocks, bonds and or real estate and rebalancing back to it each year. That way you hold your risk constant, and when the inevitable downturn comes, because it's going to come, you can simply rebalance back to your percentages. That forces you to sell high and buy low because you're selling what did well in the recent past and buying what did poorly in the recent past to get back to your plan percentages, your planned asset allocation.  If you look back at market history, you will see that on average, we see a market correction, a drop of 10% or more in the stock market about once a year. So if you're investing career is 60 years, 30 years while you're working, 30 years in retirement, you're going to see about 60 10% drops in the market. So this is not something that's unusual or something that's rare. This is something you should be planning for. 

Sponsor

This episode is brought to you by 37th Parallel Properties https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/37parallel There is a substantial body of evidence supporting commercial real estate investing. Through the years, as I gained a deeper understanding of the asset class, I added more and more to my portfolio. But, unless you want to manage it yourself, the real trick is to find a trusted investment sponsor. As one of the good guys in the industry, 37th Parallel Properties is a partner I trust. They’ve been around for more than ten years and still maintain a 100% profitable track record with clear reporting, and excellent educational content. Many of my readers have invested with 37th Parallel, and so have I. I’ve been happy with my investment and they now have a diversified multifamily fund available. So if you’d like to check them out, hop on over to 37th Parallel Properties.

Mar 12, 2020
148: Finding Balance in Your Life with Dr. Dawn Baker
01:02:53

Life balance is an important topic as we address physician wellness in the medical community. Why is it so hard for high-income professionals to find balance in their lives? Most of us are striving to do so as we juggle busy careers, family responsibilities, and personal pursuits but it is challenging. Our guest this episode is Dr. Dawn Baker who blogs at PracticeBalance https://practicebalance.com/ . She became interested in writing about wellness when she experienced a major health crisis during residency training. In this episode we discuss what doctors, that feel their lives are unbalanced, can do to change that. Many of us want to do it all but will we be happy trying to do it all or would it be better if we figured out what is most important to us? After interviewing Dr. Baker I feel like I want to hire her as my life coach! Dawn will be a speaker at the WCI Conference next week speaking about how self-knowledge is the key to managing physical and financial health. If you'll be at the conference you don't want to miss her talk. If you are not attending, you will be able to buy the video version of the conference in the next couple of weeks. Her blog name, Practice Balance, is a good reminder that finding balance is a continuous practice that everyone can be engaged in to live a healthy, happy life. You'll find lots of helpful suggestions for practicing balance in your life listening to this episode. 

Sponsor

This episode is sponsored by Set for Life Insurancehttps://www.setforlifeinsurance.com/ Set for Life Insurance was founded by President, Jamie K. Fleischner, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF in 1993 which she started while attending Washington University in St. Louis. They specialize in individual term life, disability and long term care insurance. They work on the client’s behalf to shop around to find the most suitable products at the most cost-effective rate. Set for Life is first and foremost a client-centric company. They listen carefully to the needs of clients. Because of the volume and exceptional reputation of Set for Life Insurance, as well as the relationships they have developed over the years, Set for Life clients have access to special services not available elsewhere in the industry. This includes special discounts, gender-neutral policies (saving women significantly), priority underwriting handling and, on some occasions, exceptions in the underwriting process. Contact Jamie at Set for Life Insurance today.

Mar 05, 2020
147: Being a Finance Buff with Harry Sit
51:40

All of us can become a finance buffs if we are willing to put in the time to learn. Our guest in this episode is proof of that and is a bit of an of an idol of mine. Harry Sit has been blogging at The Finance Buff https://thefinancebuff.com/ for 13 years. When I was considering getting into blogging, I decided to reach out to the only two people I knew who had financial blogs, Mike Piper, who blogs at The Oblivious Investor and Harry Sit. I asked them what they thought about me getting into blogging as a business in the niche of reaching doctors. They were both very encouraging and gave me a couple of quick tips that really got me off the ground and running which I am very grateful. 

Harry Sit and his wife are immigrants who came to the US in their 20s with just a few hundred dollars in their pockets. Now they are financially independent in their 40s. When they first came they didn't know how the financial system worked in this country and had to learn everything from how a checking account worked to doing a tax return. His first job after graduate school was in an employee benefits department for a large company. Part of his job was to present the company benefits to the new hires. He had to learn how a pension worked, how 401(k) worked, how the mutual funds in the 401(k) worked, and even what are mutual funds. Since that time he has developed an uncommonly in-depth understanding of the tax code and particularly retirement accounts. His message is really that all of us can become a finance buffs if we are willing to put in the time to learn.  He will be a key note speaker at the WCI Conference in a couple of weeks, speaking about how to legally lower your taxes. If you aren't attending the conference you will be able to buy the videos and watch that talk. In this episode we discuss retirement accounts, getting financial advice, mistakes investors make, and more.

 

Laurel Road  https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/a/laurelroad has helped thousands of medical professionals across the country refinance federal and private school loans. In addition to offering a $300 bonus for WCI readers and listeners who refinance student loans with Laurel Road, Laurel Road also offers those in residency or fellowship the ability to make reduced payments throughout their training and up to six months after. Terms and conditions apply. For more information and to submit an application, simply visit Laurel Road.

Feb 27, 2020
146: The 5-Year Rule for Roth IRA Conversions
47:04

The 5-year rule for Roth IRA Conversions can be confusing because there are two 5-year rules regarding Roth IRAs. We discuss the difference between them in this episode. See the full show notes here https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/classic-blog/ . The first five year rule applies to Roth IRA contributions and determines whether the earnings will be tax free. The second rule applies to Roth conversions and applies to whether or not the principal that was converted will be penalty free when it comes out. In the case of conversions each conversion amount actually has its own five year time period. With multiple conversions, there may be multiple different five year periods underway at once. When withdrawals occur from the conversion amounts, they're deemed to come out on a first in first out basis, so that means that the oldest conversions, the ones most likely to have finished their five year requirement, come out first, and the most recent conversions come out last. We discuss in this episode why the rule is set up this way and how it will affect your retirement planning. We also answer listener questions about Roth vs Traditional 401(k) contributions, employers contributing to a different HSA for you, buying into a practice and losing your solo 401(k), defined benefit plans, how much cash to keep on hand, NNN properties, and why every solo 401k or SEP IRA isn't self-directed?


Have you ever considered a different way of practicing medicine? Whether you are burned out, need a change of pace, or want to see the world, locum tenens might be that option for you. Not sure where to start? Locumstory.com https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/locumstory is the place where you can get real, unbiased answers to your questions. They answer basic questions like, “What is locum tenens?”, to more complex questions about pay ranges, taxes, various specialties, and how locum tenens works for PAs and NPs. Go to Locumstory.com and get the answers.

Feb 20, 2020
145: Faith, Family, and Finance with Rogue Dad, M.D.
59:03

In this episode we are looking at faith, family, and finances through the lens of medicine. Fahd Ahmad, also know as Rogue Dad, M.D. is our guest. See the full show notes and transcription at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/classic-blog/. Three years ago the concept of Rogue Dad, M.D. originated as an anonymous, creative outlet born out a desire Dr. Ahmad had to express himself when he was frustrated and dismayed by the presidential election of 2016. We don't delve into politics too much in this episode but as a Muslim son of immigrants, he felt very frustrated, worried, and upset, and wanted an outlet to talk about that. I first met Fahd at the WCI Conference in March 2018 in Park City where he was on a blogger panel. I was so impressed with his presence on stage that I thought he would make for a great keynote speakermat the next White Coat Investor conference. I'm excited about the topic he will speak on at our conference. I think it is an important one, a really significant contributor to burnout. He will be discussing second victim syndrome. We talk about second victim syndrome in this episode a bit but for those of you who are coming to the conference, make sure you catch his talk and for those of you who aren't coming to the conference, you will be able to buy the conference videos afterward and watch the talk in it's entirety.

Mortgages, college planning, owning an independent practice...financial planning is tricky. Luckily, you don’t have to do it alone. Zoe Financial Certified Advisors http://zoefin.com/white-coat are independent, commission-free financial advisors who have been vetted and will work holistically with you. A Zoe advisor makes sure you have a financial plan that perfectly suits your unique situation. Ready to learn more? Visit Zoefin.com. One client said, "I met my wonderful wife of 10-years through an online matching service, so when I heard about, Zoe, a service that could connect me with a great independent, commission-free financial advisors in my neighborhood, with the click of a button- I was in! Zoe Financial’s due diligence and matching process helped me find an advisor with the right plan for our family’s financial future. Visit Zoefin.com to learn more.

Feb 13, 2020
144: Can I Send Money to India?
01:01:35

The question often comes up about sending money to or receiving money from India. It turns out international gifts of money are not that complicated but there are a couple of issues to pay attention to like gift taxes, which is directly connected to estate taxes, and expatriation issues. We talk in more specifics about making international monetary gifts in this episode as well as how to invest large sums of money gifted to you. This situation won't apply to everyone I know so we answer many listener questions in this episode as well. We address questions on captive insurance, asset protection, using tax deferred 401k vs a Roth 401k, several questions on 529 accounts, buying disability insurance when also growing your family, non qualified compensation plans, backdoor Roth IRAs with an inherited traditional IRA, and a couple questions about REPAYE and being married. See the show notes and full transcription at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/classic-blog/

Sponsor
This podcast is sponsored by ERE Healthcare Real Estate Advisors. http://ereadv.com/ . Collin Hart, CEO of ERE, has been a guest on The White Coat Investor show, and specializes in representing leading physician groups, and structuring sale and leaseback transactions on their clinical and surgical center real estate. ERE is a real estate brokerage but takes an advisory approach, expertly positioning their clients for a real estate sale as part of succession planning surrounding their practice real estate investment. If you own your practice or ASC real estate and are interested in maximizing its value, or are considering partnering with private equity, retaining expert guidance on lease structuring may be a prudent financial move. You can learn more about ERE on their website http://ereadv.com/ or you can reach Collin directly at collin.hart@ereadv.com or call him at (702) 839-8737

Feb 06, 2020
143: All About Medical School Loans with Ben White
56:07

Managing your medical school loans is one of the most important first financial steps that a medical school student or resident needs to take care of. You need to have a student loan plan of action. Our guest today, Ben White, from https://www.benwhite.com/, wrote what I consider to be THE book on student loan management, called Medical Student Loans: A Comprehensive Guide, (get it for free at https://www.benwhite.com/studentloans/. When he started thinking and writing all about medical school loans there just was not that much information out there. He understands some of the history behind medical school loans, how things have changed, and has suggestions for how to handle the changes that could come in the future. He considers student loans to be a "gateway drug for personal finance education." For a lot of students, the moment that the monopoly money becomes real is the first time they have really been forced to confront these issues. We talk all about medical school loans in this episode. If you still have loans or work with students or residents that do, this is a an episode you don't want to miss. See the full show notes at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/classic-blog/

This episode is brought to you by 37th Parallel Properties. https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/37parallel There is a substantial body of evidence supporting commercial real estate investing. Through the years, as I gained a deeper understanding of the asset class, I added more and more to my portfolio. But, unless you want to manage it yourself, the real trick is to find a trusted investment sponsor. As one of the good guys in the industry, 37th Parallel Properties is a partner I trust. They’ve been around for more than ten years and still maintain a 100% profitable track record with clear reporting, and excellent educational content. Many of my readers have invested with 37th Parallel, and so have I. I’ve been happy with my investment and they now have a diversified multifamily fund available. So if you’d like to check them out, hop on over to 37th Parallel Properties.

Jan 30, 2020
142: Should You Raid a Roth IRA To Pay Off Your Loans?
52:00

Should you raid your Roth IRA to pay off your student loans? No, I think raiding your Roth IRA for any reason is a bad decision. You only get so much Roth space in your life. Raiding the Roth IRA for anything except retirement is not a good idea because that money is compounding tax-free for years, and the longer you let it do that, the more valuable that benefit becomes. But the Roth IRA has other benefits too. It is great for estate planning. Even with the recent changes in the estate tax laws, you can still stretch a Roth IRA for 10 years after you die. So basically it can double in value before anyone has to take anything out of it. Plus you can name a beneficiary for it, so rather than having to wait for it to go through a will and go through probate and become public, it just goes straight to the beneficiary. It is also very good in almost every state for asset protection. Money in retirement accounts is generally not touchable in the event of an above policy limits judgment that isn't reduced on appeal. That is another great reason not to raid your Roth IRA, especially to pay off a loan that goes away when you die. We discuss this question of raiding your Roth IRA in more depth in this episode as well as discuss the state of this podcast in the last year including the best and worst episodes we've put out and a long rant on podcast guests and questions. Leave your comments about this episode at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/classic-blog/ 

This podcast is sponsored by one of my favorite partner companies, Earnest https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/earnest  You can save money on your student loans by refinancing with Earnest. The cool thing about Earnest is that you can choose custom terms to fit your budget. You can pick your exact monthly payment. You can select fixed or variable rates. You can even choose your custom term. Now, obviously, the shorter your term, the lower your interest rate. They're not going to pass you off to a third party servicer. They're not going to penalize you for making any of your payments early. Plus, your family's protected with loan forgiveness in the event of your death. Similar to the federal student loan programs, but obviously with a much better interest rate. You can refinance anything from $5,000 to $500,000 which is a much wider range than most of these companies offer. So check out earnest today at www.whitecoatinvestor.com/earnest You get 500$ cash back when you refinance.

Jan 23, 2020
141: Private Real Estate Access Funds
01:00:12

This episode we discuss advantages and disadvantages of investing in private real estate access funds. What are the advantages of access funds over syndicated real estate deals? How much of your portfolio should be invested in private real estate funds? These are the types of questions that we discuss in this episode with Alan Donenfeld, founder of CityVest. https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/cityvestarixa

Regular readers and listeners will know that I have been investing more and more in real estate the last few years. I am not a big fan of owning direct real estate and all the hassle that goes with that. But real estate can be a great addition to your portfolio. Most of the private real estate funds require an initial investment of $250K+. That is not feasible for most physicians, not to mention people typically want to dip their foot into real estate funds with a smaller amount of money. The big value of access funds is they provide you an opportunity to invest in private real estate by providing access at a decreased minimum amount. For those interested in investing in real estate this can be a great oppoortunity.

If you want to hear more about these types of investments that are discussed in this podcast, make sure you are signed up for the White Coat Investor newsletter https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/free-monthly-newsletter/. You may already be part of our newsletter, but you may not be signed up for this Special Real Estate Opportunities list. It is totally free. You can opt out at any time. I'm not going to spam you. If you notice in any email I send you there is a real estate opportunities newsletter at the bottom that you can add. If you want to hear about these sorts of investments, I'll send you details as soon as I hear about them, so you can be one of the first to know.

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This podcast is sponsored by Bob Bhayani at https://drdisabilityquotes.com/ drdisabilityquotes.com. They are an independent provider of disability insurance planning solutions to the medical community in every state and a long-time white coat investor sponsor. They specialize in working with residents and fellows early in their careers to set up sound financial and insurance strategies. He is very responsive to me and to readers having any sort of an issue, so it is no surprise that I get great feedback about him from our readers and listeners. If you need to review your disability insurance coverage to make sure it meets your needs or if you just haven’t gotten around to getting this critical insurance in place, contact Bob at drdisabilityquotes.com today by email info@drdisabilityquotes.com or by calling (973) 771-9100. Just get it done!

Jan 16, 2020
140: Solving Your Financial Mistakes
01:04:59

As you become more financially literate, you realize all the financial mistakes that you were making. Some of those mistakes are more challenging to fix than others. This is particularly true within your taxable accounts. In this episode we help a couple of readers solve their financial mistakes by getting out of poor investments, like expensive mutual funds and individual stocks. We talk about whether it is worth it and what it will cost you and ways to lower that cost. You can view the full show notes and transcription here https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/classic-blog/ We play a bit of catch up with listener speakpipe questions (you can record your questions here https://www.speakpipe.com/whitecoatinvestor). Questions in this episode include: the 199 deduction for S Corps, contract negotiation from the employer side, disability insurance from Principal, strategies to avoid exit taxes if leaving the USA, value vs growth funds, joining a private equity group, recharacterizing Roth IRA contributions, Roth IRAs for your children, and paying down your mortgage as a PSLF side fund.

This podcast sponsor is Earnest, https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/earnest , one of the student loan refinancing companies. Save money on your student loans by refinancing with Earnest. Choose custom terms to fit your budget, like pricing your exact monthly payment, or selecting fixed or variable rates. Earnest precision pricing matches your custom term with a custom interest rate, saving you even more money when refinancing. You won't be passed off to a third party servicer, nor penalized for making payments early. Your family will always be protected with loan forgiveness in cases of death or dismemberment. The minimum amount to refinance is $5,000 and the maximum is $500,000. The chances of you being outside those two limits is pretty low. If you sign up to refinance your loans and complete a refinance, you will get $500 cash back. I would encourage you to take that $500, put it towards your loans, and pay them down a little bit faster.

Jan 09, 2020
139: Physician Millionaires - How'd They Do It?
01:15:11

It is possible for you to retire a millionaire. In this episode I interview 7 of your colleagues who have become millionaires before retirement. They share how they did it and what advice they have for you. See the full transcription at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/classic-blog/ They are dentists and physicians in varying specialties. People just like you. In 5-30 years they have built a net worth off 1 to 5.5 million dollars on incomes ranging from 80K-1 million annually. Some had six figure student loan debt upon leaving training. None received a big inheritance. Some are business owners. Most invest in real estate. All of them had a plan. You need a plan in order to become a millionaire. Listen to this episode to learn how to create your plan, how these doctors became millionaires, and how you can too.

This podcast was sponsored by Pattern Financial Consultancy https://whitecoatinvestor.com/pattern. Pattern is the company behind Matt Wiggins. Matt Wiggins is an experienced specialist in disability and life insurance for physicians. I've sat down with Matt face to face and talked about doctors and insurance. He knows what he's talking about and he can get you a high quality disability insurance policy that you can trust to deliver should the worst happen. Doctors get disabled all the time. Don't think it can't happen to you. If you don't have a disability insurance policy now or just need a second opinion on whether or not your current one is still right for you, contact Matt today.

Jan 02, 2020
138: Managing Student Loans and When to Pay for Advice
01:04:48

There is a huge issue with student loans in our country today. I think it is currently at $1.7 trillion. That is almost half of the annual federal budget. One out of six Americans over the age of 18 have student loans. We have discussed many times on the blog and podcast the huge student loan burdens that physicians and dentists are dealing with. In this episode I interview Travis Hornsby, a student loan expert at https://www.studentloanplanner.com/wci. We have a great discussions about unique ways to manage your student loans and techniques that you have probably not heard of before. We talk about who needs to seek out formal student loan advice and who probably doesn't. Managing your student loans takes into account retirement contributions and how you file your taxes. It can be very complicated and advice from the professionals at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/student-loan-advice/ is just a few hundred dollars but can likely likely save you thousands of dollars in interest and other costs associated with your loan. Listen to this episode to learn techniques for managing your loans and to better understand whether you need to seek professional advice for your student loan burden.

This podcast is sponsored by Bob Bhayani at drdisabilityquotes.com. They are an independent provider of disability insurance planning solutions to the medical community in every state and a long-time white coat investor sponsor. They specialize in working with residents and fellows early in their careers to set up sound financial and insurance strategies. He is very responsive to me and to readers having any sort of an issue, so it is no surprise that I get great feedback about him from our readers and listeners. If you need to review your disability insurance coverage to make sure it meets your needs or if you just haven’t gotten around to getting this critical insurance in place, contact Bob at drdisabilityquotes.com today by email info@drdisabilityquotes.com or by calling (973) 771-9100. Just get it done!

Dec 26, 2019
137: Inspiration to Crush Your Student Loans
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We want to inspire you to crush your student loans. One of the worst parts of being a doctor, dentist, or attorney is this massive student loan burden that you have to build your early financial life around. When I speak to groups of residents or medical students, almost all the questions are about student loans and student loan management. In this episode we interview 6 listener who have paid off their 100K+ student loan debt burden in less than 5 years. They did it with a range of incomes and amounts of student loan debt but you will notice some similar themes throughout the interviews. See the full transcription here https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/classic-blog/

This podcast sponsored by Bob Bhayani at drdisabilityquotes.com. They are an independent provider of disability insurance planning solutions to the medical community in every state and a long-time white coat investor sponsor. They specialize in working with residents and fellows early in their careers to set up sound financial and insurance strategies. He is very responsive to me and to readers having any sort of an issue, so it is no surprise that I get great feedback about him from our readers and listeners. If you need to review your disability insurance coverage to make sure it meets your needs or if you just haven’t gotten around to getting this critical insurance in place, contact Bob at drdisabilityquotes.com today by email info@drdisabilityquotes.com or by calling (973) 771-9100. Just get it done!

Dec 19, 2019
136: Taxes on Stock Options
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There are non-qualified stock options and incentive stock options. They are each taxed very differently. A listener joined a startup and was offered shares of stock in the company. If his company is acquired by a larger company he wanted to know who those stock options are taxed. Are all the taxes paid at the time of acquisition? Is it in the capital tax bracket? Is there a way to mitigate these taxes in any special way? In this episode we talk about the two different stock options and how they are taxed. You can see the full show notes and transcription here https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/classic-blog/. It gets complicated. In non-qualified stock options you have to pay your full ordinary income tax rate on the difference between the two prices and pay payroll taxes. For the incentive stock option it depends on whether you are subject to the alternative minimum tax. Most doctors don't deal with stock options very often but if this situation applies to you, you will find the answers to how you are tax on those stocks in this episode.

For everyone else I still answer lots of listener and reader questions in this episode too. If you are considering medical school I discuss the choice of where to go to school. If you are trying to understand the mega backdoor Roth IRA better, we address that in this episode, as well as deferred compensation, paying tithing, and refinancing student loans in residency.

Sponsor
This podcast sponsored by Bob Bhayani at drdisabilityquotes.com. They are an independent provider of disability insurance planning solutions to the medical community in every state and a long-time white coat investor sponsor. They specialize in working with residents and fellows early in their careers to set up sound financial and insurance strategies. He is very responsive to me and to readers having any sort of an issue, so it is no surprise that I get great feedback about him from our readers and listeners. If you need to review your disability insurance coverage to make sure it meets your needs or if you just haven’t gotten around to getting this critical insurance in place, contact Bob at drdisabilityquotes.com today by email info@drdisabilityquotes.com or by calling (973) 771-9100. Just get it done!

Dec 12, 2019
135: Estate Planning with Daniel Kesten
01:16:20

Daniel Kesten, an estate planning attorney and a speaker at the WCICon 20 in Las Vegas in March, is our guest on this episode. We have a great discussion concerning everything you need to know about getting started with your estate planning. See the full transcription here https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/classic-blog/ . Do you need a lawyer or can you do it on your own? If you need one, how do you find the right estate planning lawyer? We talk about pros and cons of probate, wills versus revocable trusts, the five fundamental decisions to make when formulating your estate plan, and other ancillary documents you may need. We get into tax topics like gifts taxes, estate taxes, generation-skipping transfer tax, state estate taxes, and inheritance taxes. We discuss whether you need a life insurance trust, reasons to make lifetime gifts, step up in basis, and why repealing of the estate tax could be bad for doctors. Daniel really gives it to us straight. You will know the next step you need to take in your estate planning after listening to this episode. Daniel is going to be a great addition to the White Coat Investor Conference March.

Sponsor
This podcast sponsored by Bob Bhayani at drdisabilityquotes.com. They are an independent provider of disability insurance planning solutions to the medical community in every state and a long-time white coat investor sponsor. They specialize in working with residents and fellows early in their careers to set up sound financial and insurance strategies. He is very responsive to me and to readers having any sort of an issue, so it is no surprise that I get great feedback about him from our readers and listeners. If you need to review your disability insurance coverage to make sure it meets your needs or if you just haven't gotten around to getting this critical insurance in place contact Bob at drdisabilityquotes.com today by email info@drdisabilityquotes.com or by calling (973) 771-9100. Just get it done!

Dec 05, 2019
134: Improve Your Personal Financial Literacy
45:35

This week is continuing financial education week. See more information and resources to get financially literate at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/classic-blog/. I do this week every year with book reviews on the blog and podcast to encourage you to get financially literate. I view getting financially literate as reading a handful of books and getting a financial plan in place, whether that involves taking an online course like my Fire Your Financial Advisor https://whitecoatinvestor.teachable.com/p/fire-your-financial-advisor, or meeting with a good financial advisor who gives you good advice at a fair price, or just drafting up your financial plan yourself. I consider that your initial financial education. Your continuing financial education is following a good blog or podcast and reading one good financial book a year. I'm obviously partial to mine, but there are other good physician specific podcasts and blogs out there that you can follow if you like. And I share recommended books on the blog and podcast this week. If you've never read a finance book, I would start with the ones on my recommended list. The ones I review during continuing financial education week aren't always the ideal first book that you should read. Maybe the first book you should read is either the White Coat Investor or the White Coat Investors Financial Bootcamp, but I can't just have people read that every year.

We also offer some sweet deals to give you a little more encouragement to become financially literate. For this week only, if you buy our Fire Your Financial Advisor online course, we're going to give you the online version of the 2018 Physician Wellness and Financial Literacy Conference for free. That is basically an $800 value for just $499. This offer is good through Monday, December 2nd at midnight.

Sponsor
This podcast was sponsored by Pattern Financial Consultancy https://whitecoatinvestor.com/pattern . Matt Wiggins is an experienced specialist in disability and life insurance for physicians. I’ve sat down with Matt, face to face, and talked about doctors and insurance. He knows what he is talking about and can get you a high quality disability insurance policy that you can trust to deliver should the worst happen. Doctors get disabled all the time. Don’t think it cannot happen to you. If you don’t have a disability insurance policy now, or just need a second opinion on whether or not your current one is still right for you, contact Matt today at https://whitecoatinvestor.com/pattern.

Nov 28, 2019
133: What Physicians Need to Know About Contract Negotiation
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A contract is just a vehicle to set expectations. But understanding those expectations is very important. We discuss what you need to know about negotiating a contract in this episode. See the full transcription at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/classic-blog/ A contract discusses the physician's time and job responsibilities. Along with how they will be compensated, what benefits are provided, and what happens when that employer-employee relationship is terminated. Having a solid understanding of all these things will make a difference in your efforts to build wealth. Not to mention the benefit of negotiating that compensation so you ensure you are paid what you are worth. In this episode I interview Jon Appino from Contract Diagnostics, a long time advertiser that has helped many WCI readers and listeners better understand their contracts and negotiate better compensation packages. This is not an expensive service, a few hundred dollars. Considering how much money we are talking about, especially if it becomes a long-term job, a couple of hundred bucks is money well-spent. Listen to this episode to learn more about contracts, who is qualified to review one, find out what you are really worth, what you can negotiate in a contract, and whether or not you should hire someone to help with this process.

This episode is sponsored by Locumstory.com. A lot of physicians have questions about locum tenens, and locumstory.com is the place for them to get real, unbiased answers to those questions, basic questions like, “What is locum tenens?” to more complex questions about pay ranges, taxes, various specialties, and how locum tenens works for PAs and NPs. And then there’s the big question: Is it right for you? Go to locumstory.com and get the answers.

Nov 21, 2019
132: Asset Protection Strategies to Secure Your Wealth
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Our guest this episode is an asset protection attorney. See the full transcription here https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/classic-blog/ A lot of readers and listeners had questions about the cost to value for asset protection. We discuss the cost of asset protection and the value of proactive asset protection planning with Brian Bradley of Bradley Legal Corp. He shares tips and questions to ask as you are identifying an asset protection attorney to work with. The first line of defense is insurance and then reducing your liability as much as possible. After that we start looking at asset protection strategies of what exemptions you can receive in your state and then jurisdictions in regards to trusts, whether that is domestic trusts, offshore trusts, or a hybrid bridge trust. This won't be for everyone but certainly as your financial life becomes more complicated, as you become more wealthy, as you take on more risks with businesses and investments, it may behoove you to find an asset protection attorney.

This episode is sponsored by Sofi https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/sofi . Hundreds of white coat investor readers have refinanced their student loans with SoFi over the years for two reasons. One, they make it really easy with their great tech solutions online so you can find out your rates very quickly and get through the process with minimum pain. Two, they give great rates. People compare them to a lot of their competitors, and they end up going with SoFi because SoFi so often the lowest rate out there.

If you apply at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/sofi, not only will you get paid $300 if you close the loan, but you will get a lower interest rate as well. They also have a fantastic medical and dental resident program, with $100 monthly payments. If you’re worried that you can’t refinance your loans because you’ll end up with a huge payment, SoFi has a program to help you during your residency, that you still get those low payments just like you would get in an income-driven repayment program but save money on the interest that is accumulating.

Nov 14, 2019
131: Rules for Business Vehicle Tax Deduction
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Deducting your business vehicle sounds like a great way to lower your tax bill. Unfortunately it is probably not going to be a significant deduction for most doctors. For starters W2 employees cannot deduct a car or business mileage. You don't own a business so you cannot own a business vehicle. A business can buy a car if it is going to use it at least 50% for business purposes. Regardless of the percentage of time you use your car for business purposes, business owners can still deduct their business miles. Deducting business miles is worth $.58/mile in 2019. That is not insignificant and can really add up. I discuss the rules of business vehicle tax deductions in this episode to help you decide what you can deduct.

I also answer listener questions about how businessmen making millions avoid paying taxes, being on Tricare and using an HSA, what to do with the TSP when you retire, what to do with the whole life insurance policy your parents bought you, and how the pro-rata rule affects the mega backdoor Roth IRA. See the show notes at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/classic-blog/

This episode was sponsored by Bob Bhayani at https://drdisabilityquotes.com/ They are a truly independent provider of disability insurance planning solutions to the medical community nationwide. Bob specializes in working with residents and fellows early in their careers to set up sound financial and insurance strategies. Contact Bob today by email at info@drdisabilityquotes.com, or by calling (973) 771-9100.

Nov 07, 2019
130: How to Retire Early as a Doctor with the Physician on Fire
57:00

Have you ever dreamed of retiring from medicine in your 40s? In this episode we interview a doctor who actually did retire recently at the age of 43. Of course long time readers will know the Physician on Fire (https://www.physicianonfire.com/) well. But he retired completely from medicine this summer after going part time a couple of years ago. We talk about what it is like as an early retiree in this show. We discuss how he is paying for health insurance, what he is doing to continue to find meaningful activities for his time, and how his relationships with his wife and children have changed now that he is home all day. We also talk about how he retired early including what his savings rate was, how he invested, how he decided he was financially ready to retire, and what he would change about his journey to financial independence if he could go back and do it again. If you are thinking early retirement might be for you, listen to this episode to learn how to do it and what it could be like. See the full show notes at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/classic-blog/

This episode is sponsored by SoFi https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/Sofi . Hundreds of white coat investor readers have refinanced with SoFi over the years for two reasons. One, they make it really easy with their great tech solutions online so you can find out your rates very quickly and get through the process with minimum pain. Two, they give great rates. People compare them to a lot of their competitors, and they end up going with SoFi because SoFi so often the lowest rate out there. If you apply via at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/Sofi , not only will you get paid $300 if you close the loan, but you will get a lower interest rate as well. They also have a fantastic medical and dental resident program, with $100 monthly payments. If you're worried that you can't refinance your loans because you'll end up with a huge payment, SoFi has a program to help you during your residency, that you still get those low payments just like you would get in an income-driven repayment program but still save money on the interest that is accumulating. Check out SoFi today https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/Sofi

Oct 31, 2019
129: Helping Family When They are Bad With Money
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Setting financial boundaries with your parents is challenging. These are the people that took care of you for the first 18 years of your life. But that doesn't mean that you are indebted to them for the rest of their lives, to provide for them regardless of their financial choices. A listener asks about helping her parents financially who have already declared bankruptcy once and are in debt again. Most people that have debt problems don't actually change their behavior. They didn't get into debt because they can't do math. It's not a math problem, it's a behavioral problem. They can't live within their means. They don't know how to manage money and that is why they are back in debt. I can understand why you would want to help them, but what you need to keep in mind is how you help them because you can certainly make things worse. We talk about how to help people financially in a way that helps them be successful and keeps your finances safe in this episode. It is possible to do with set rules and clear boundaries. See the show notes at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/classic-blog/

We also answer other listener questions in this episode including how long you should hold a bond fund, what an admirable nest egg for 5 years out of residency is, whether you should diversify out of fear for devaluing US Dollar, and putting together a contingency document for your spouse in case of your sudden death.

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The Principals at DI4MDS https://www.di4mds.com/have collectively been advising physicians, business executives and other professionals for over 40 years, utilizing knowledge and resources to take care of their life & disability insurance needs. Experience and relationships enable them to secure specialty specific disability and practice overhead insurance policies for residents, fellows and practicing physicians with special discounts and favorable underwriting. They have established numerous guaranteed approved disability plans for residents and fellows and high earning specialists with disability benefits up to $250,000/mo. Their expertise extends to military physicians and are honored to assist those who serve our country. They have guided physicians through the claim process enabling them to collect over $1M in benefits in 2019. They can be reached at info@di4mds.com or 888-934-4637.

Oct 24, 2019
128: Resident Physician Financial Mistakes
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There are some aspects of finances that are unique to resident physicians. It is really during this time that you are putting on the training wheels and learning to manage your finances before the big money comes in. We interview a resident in this episode and discuss cashflow/budgeting, filling out a W-4, doing Roth or tax deferred retirement accounts when going for PSLF, seeking student loan management advice, disability insurance for a two resident couple, and dealing with an HSA when switching between programs after your intern year. See the full transcriptions for this episode at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/classic-blog/

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The Principals at DI4MDS https://www.di4mds.com/have collectively been advising physicians, business executives and other professionals for over 40 years, utilizing knowledge and resources to take care of their life & disability insurance needs. Experience and relationships enable them to secure specialty specific disability and practice overhead insurance policies for residents, fellows and practicing physicians with special discounts and favorable underwriting. They have established numerous guaranteed approved disability plans for residents and fellows and high earning specialists with disability benefits up to $250,000/mo. Their expertise extends to military physicians and are honored to assist those who serve our country. They have guided physicians through the claim process enabling them to collect over $1M in benefits in 2019. They can be reached at info@di4mds.com or 888-934-4637.

Oct 17, 2019
127: Understanding the Mega Backdoor Roth IRA
01:14:51

The Mega Backdoor Roth IRA allows you to contribute an additional amount into an Roth IRA due to the fact that some employer 401k plans allow after-tax contributions. Listen to this episode to see if and how you can take advantage of this opportunity. See the full transcription and links to everything talked about in this episode at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/classic-blog/

Our podcast today is sponsored by one of my favorite partner companies, Earnest at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/refi Save money on your student loans by refinancing with Earnest. The cool thing about Earnest is that you can choose custom terms to fit your budget. You can pick your exact monthly payment. You can select fixed or variable rates. You can even choose your custom term. The shorter the term, the lower the interest rate. They are not going to pass you off to a third party servicer, nor penalize you for making any of your payments early. Your family is always protected with loan forgiveness in the event of your death. You can refinance anything from $5,000 to $500,000, a much wider range than most of these companies offer. Check out Earnest today and get $500 cash back when you refinance.

Oct 10, 2019
126: How to Reduce your Investment Taxes with Phil DeMuth
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Every doctor and other high income earner wants to reduce their investment taxes. Our podcast guest, Phil DeMuth, is just the man to help you do that. See the full transcription and links to everything discussed in this episode at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/ Phil is the managing director at Conservative Wealth Management, LLC, http://phildemuth.com/ where he enjoys working with "high net worth clients and saving them from the depredations of the financial services industry." He is the author of 11 books, my favorites being The Affluent Investor and The Overtaxed Investor. We really focus on taxes in this episode, especially investment-related taxes. Phil says that doctors are ducks in a shooting gallery. We are the most vulnerable people in terms of taxes and we need to learn to defend ourselves as best we can. In this episode we look at all the tax reducing tactics like maximizing the use of retirement accounts, using tax efficient investments in your taxable accounts, getting your asset location right, making sure your dividends are qualified and that your capital gains are long-term, depreciating real estate, tax loss harvesting, donating appreciated shares to charity to flush those capital gains out of your portfolio, getting a step up in basis at death, etc. Which of these tactics will make the most impact? Listen to this episode to figure it out.
Contract Diagnostics http://contractdiagnostics.com/ is a long-term advertiser with us here at WCI. I love this company as they’ve helped hundreds of WCI get a ‘fair shake’ when it comes to reviewing and understanding their employment contracts – its 100% they do there. This is a company that specializes in physician contract reviews – specialization is something we can all appreciate here. All contracts are reviewed by an in-house attorney and presented in a simplified way back to you. Using custom documentation, compensation data, and times from 6am to 8pm they make it easy for you. All packages are flat priced so you know what you will pay upfront – residents and fellows can even make interest free payments over time. They have a new 'Compensation Review' offering coming soon for those of you happy in your positions as well. So look them up today – contractdiagnostics.com or 888-574-5526. They've have helped many of your WCI colleagues.

Oct 03, 2019
125: How to Rebalance Your Portfolio
47:53

See the show notes for this episode at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/ One listener asked about how to rebalance his portfolio. A lot of people still get confused about this. He said rather than sell from the oversized asset, and transfer the proceeds to the undersized one, he has always just invested additional funds out of pocket and purchased more of the smaller one. He wanted to know if he was making a mistake. I encourage people to look at their portfolio in its entirety and not at individual accounts when rebalancing. I think most people will find in the first half of their career at least, that it is very rare that they have to sell an appreciated asset in a taxable account in order to rebalance. Most people will find that they can rebalance with just the new contributions, especially in their first decade of saving. And especially if they have been reading the WCI blog or listening to the podcast, they probably have been maxing out some significant retirement account and can do their rebalancing inside those accounts. I recommend you do your rebalancing inside the tax deferred accounts with new contributions if possible. We get into more details on this as well as answer questions about buying a home while still having student loans, using leveraged ETFs in order to maximize tax loss harvesting and donation of appreciated shares, deducting travel expenses, how to start a taxable account, and negotiating an employment contract.

Our sponsor today is Earnest, https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/refi one of the student loan refinancing companies. Save money on your student loans by refinancing with Earnest. Choose custom terms to fit your budget, like pricing your exact monthly payment or selecting fixed and variable rates. Earnest precision pricing matches your custom term with a custom interest rate, saving you even more money when refinancing. You won't be passed off to a third party servicer, nor penalized for making payments early. Your family is always protected with loan forgiveness in cases of death and dismemberment. The minimum amount to refinance is five thousand dollars and the maximum is five hundred thousand dollars. So the chances of you being outside those two limits is pretty low. If you sign up to refinance your loans and complete a refinance you will get $500 cash back. So, refinance your loans today with Earnest.

Sep 26, 2019
124: Financial Advisors: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly with Michael Kitces
01:18:45

Michael Kitces is the brains behind Nerd's Eye View, https://www.kitces.com/ which I believe is the most widely read website aimed at educating financial advisors in the world. He blogs for advisors who are serious about their craft, the ones who actually view this profession as a calling and want to get better at it. He wants to teach them how to be a more successful advisors and how to serve their clients better with more expertise. He believes that most harm inflicted on clients by their advisors doesn't occur because of malice or greed but out of ignorance and he wants to help provide a higher standard for competency. We discuss financial advisors acting as fiduciaries and what training we should expect our advisors to receive and what services they can provide. We talk about assets under management fees and whether we will see the end to them in our lifetime or not. We discuss conflicts of interest and advisors trying to specialize in different types of clientele. But he really wanted you to take away from this discussion that you have to get pretty far down the line of investing portfolios before the growth rate of your portfolio is larger than the impact by just spending less than you make and figuring out how to grow your income. It always comes back to the basics. See the show notes at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/financial-advisors-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-with-michael-kitces-podcast-124

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This episode is sponsored by Set for Life Insurance. https://www.setforlifeinsurance.com/ Set for Life Insurance was founded by President, Jamie K. Fleischner, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF in 1993 which she started while attending Washington University in St. Louis. They specialize in individual term life, disability and long term care insurance. They work on the client’s behalf to shop around to find the most suitable products at the most cost-effective rate. Set for Life is first and foremost a client-centric company. They listen carefully to the needs of clients. Because of the volume and exceptional reputation of Set for Life Insurance, as well as the relationships they have developed over the years, Set for Life clients have access to special services not available elsewhere in the industry. This includes special discounts, gender-neutral policies (saving women significantly), priority underwriting handling and, on some occasions, exceptions in the underwriting process. Contact Jamie at Set for Life Insurance today.

Sep 19, 2019
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Host, Dr. James Dahle, is a practicing emergency physician and founder of the White Coat Investor Blog. Like the blog, the White Coat Investor Podcast, is dedicated to educating medical students, residents, physicians, dentists, and similar high-income professionals about personal finance and building wealth, so they can ultimately be their own financial advisor—or, at least know enough to not get ripped off by a financial advisor! We tackle the hard topics like the best ways to pay off student loans, how to create your own personal financial plan, retirement planning, how to save money, investing in real estate, side hustles, and how everyone can be a millionaire by living WCI principles. Learn more at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/

Sep 17, 2019
123: Will the Politicians Cancel your Student Loan Debt?
54:07

"Aren't all the Democratic candidates going to cancel student loan debt? I'll just wait, because if I pay them back and then they cancel them, I'm out of luck." Now for some of you this might sound crazy but this is the thought process for many people right now. Should people be changing their student loan plan based on the discussion of canceling and forgiving loans that politicians are currently having? We discuss this question in today's episode. But bear in mind presidential candidates make a lot of promises that they don't keep. We have a long history of that. Plus a lot would need to happen for this to take place like Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren being elected and then getting a plan to cancel student loan debt through Congress. But even more than all that historically legislature like this does not favor the top 1% of income earners in our country. As a physician the chance that any kind of forgiveness or cancelation of student loans will really make a difference in the amount of money you owe is very low. We also discuss in this episode gender neutral disability insurance policies, VTI or VTSAX in a taxable account, what to do with a traditional IRA, disclaimers for physicians giving personal finance lectures, when to cancel your disability policy, dealing with multiple 401(k)s, and the most tax efficient investment to put in a taxable account. See show notes at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/will-the-politicians-cancel-your-student-loan-debt-podcast-123/

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Our podcast today is sponsored by one of my favorite partner companies, Earnest. Save money on your student loans by refinancing with Earnest. Go to www.whitecoatinvestor.com/refi to get $500 cash back when you refinance with Earnest. The cool thing about Earnest is that you can choose custom terms to fit your budget. You can pick your exact monthly payment. You can select fixed or variable rates. You can even choose your custom term. The shorter the term, the lower the interest rate. They are not going to pass you off to a third party servicer, nor penalize you for making any of your payments early. Your family is always protected with loan forgiveness in the event of your death. You can refinance anything from $5,000 to $500,000, a much wider range than most of these companies offer.

Sep 12, 2019
122: Frugal Living with the Frugal Physician
44:59

If you forgot to live like a resident for your first few years as an attending physician, it isn't too late. In this podcast episode I interview Dr. Disha Spath, of the https://www.thefrugalphysician.com/ who did just that. They were stressed about money and making limit progress towards being debt free, so her and her husband made some drastic changes in their life. The result? They paid off $208,000 in student loans in 17 months. How did they do it? Focusing on the big expenses; housing, cars, and food. They tried to be intentional in their spending, ensuring that they were spending on things that brought them joy. Doctors are in the top 1- 5% when it comes to income in this country. If anyone can afford to not be frugal, it should be a doctor. But we also know that you can always out spend your income no matter how large. Listen to this episode to hear a discussion on spending tips for things that people spend a lot of money on and how you can maybe spend a little bit less. Choosing to be generally frugal and selectively extravagant will help you build wealth and live the life you want.

This episode is sponsored by https://www.setforlifeinsurance.com/ . Set for Life Insurance was founded by President, Jamie K. Fleischner, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF in 1993 which she started while attending Washington University in St. Louis. They specialize in individual term life, disability and long term care insurance. They work on the client’s behalf to shop around to find the most suitable products at the most cost-effective rate. Set for Life is first and foremost a client-centric company. They listen carefully to the needs of clients. Because of the volume and exceptional reputation of Set for Life Insurance, as well as the relationships they have developed over the years, Set for Life clients have access to special services not available elsewhere in the industry. This includes special discounts, gender-neutral policies (saving women significantly), priority underwriting handling and, on some occasions, exceptions in the underwriting process. Contact Jamie at https://www.setforlifeinsurance.com/ today.

Sep 05, 2019
121: What You Need to Know About Self-Employment Taxes
44:01

Dealing with self employment taxes can be a little tricky. In this episode I discuss quarterly payments or a way to avoid making them if you have W2 income as well to avoid penalties by being in the safe harbor. Bear in mind, what you pay in advance or what is withheld, may have little to no relationship to how much tax you actually owe. So I discuss what we do in our monthly financial plan to ensure that we have adequate money to pay our tax bill come April 15th. Spoiler - investing your money set aside for taxes is a bad idea. You really don't want to owe money to the IRS. They have a lot of rights that most lenders do not have, like being able to garnish your paychecks, take money out of your bank account, and send you to jail. We also discuss your term life insurance needs and how to invest that insurance money in the unfortunate situation that you become the beneficiary of a term life insurance payout. Other questions we answer are about paying off debt vs investing, self directed IRAs, mutual funds vs ETFs and dealing individual stocks. See the show notes at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/

Today’s episode is sponsored by CommonBond. http://commonbond.co/wci CommonBond has worked with thousands of doctors to help them refinance their student loans, save money, and get out of debt more quickly. And since your financial needs are unique, CommonBond has flexible plans along with award-winning customer service. CommonBond also offers best-in-class borrower protections, like up to 24 months of forbearance – just in case you run into any financial difficulties and need to press pause on your monthly payments. Best of all, listeners of this podcast will receive a $550 cash bonus when refinancing with CommonBond. Head over to CommonBond http://commonbond.co/wci to see your new rate and claim your $550 bonus.

Aug 29, 2019
120: Medical Missionary Work
01:06:16

Ever thought about doing a medical mission trip? My 15 year old daughter and I went to Honduras this summer to spend a week assisting in a local hospital. This episode I interview her about that trip and what effect the experiences there had on her. I also share an interview I did with an Honduran doctor where we discuss the difference between practicing medicine there versus in the United States. The audio isn't awesome from that interview conducted in the Honduras hospital but you can see the full transcription at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/ If medical missionary work interests you, you'll find this episode helpful in knowing what it can be like. I also answer some listener questions about financial advisor fees, including TIPS in your portfolio, VTSAX vs VTI, becoming an S Corp, and using Vanguard target date funds in a taxable account. Remember if you have a question record it at https://www.speakpipe.com/whitecoatinvestor and we will answer it on the podcast.

This podcast is sponsored by Pattern Financial Consultancy. Matt Wiggins is an experienced specialist in disability and life insurance for physicians. I've sat down with Matt, face to face, and talked about doctors and insurance. He knows what he is talking about and can get you a high quality disability insurance policy that you can trust to deliver should the worst happen. Doctors get disabled all the time. Don't think it cannot happen to you. If you don't have a disability insurance policy now, or just need a second opinion on whether or not your current one is still right for you, contact Matt today at Pattern at https://whitecoatinvestor.com/pattern

Be sure to sign up for our newsletter at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/free-monthly-newsletter/ It has a lot of great stuff including blog posts that don't show up anywhere else, a collection of the best stuff published on the web in the previous month for docs interested in personal finance, and a market report without any BS predictions about the future. It is free and you can unsubscribe anytime if you don't like it.

Aug 22, 2019
119: How to Pay for College with Robert Farrington
57:05

This episode we interview Robert Farrington, the founder of thecollegeinvestor.com, https://thecollegeinvestor.com/ where he provides lots of information for young investors, for indebted people with student loans, and millennials in particular. Robert, Mr. Money Mustache, and myself started our blogs about the same time, though both of theirs are bigger than mine. His message is about getting out of student loan debt and starting to invest. Whether it's millennials or not, his goal is to help people navigate the complex world of student loan debt, so that they can build wealth as early as possible. We discuss the order of operations for paying for college. There are nine basic ways to pay for college. You should max out each of them before moving on to the next step. We discuss each of those steps as well as the repayment plans available. If you are struggling under the weight of student loans this episode will provide you information and encouragement to get rid of those student loans and begin building wealth as soon as possible. To find the best deals for refinancing your student loans go to https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/student-loan-refinancing/

This episode is sponsored by Set for Life Insurance https://www.setforlifeinsurance.com/ Set for Life Insurance was founded by President, Jamie K. Fleischner, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF in 1993 which she started while attending Washington University in St. Louis. They specialize in individual term life, disability and long term care insurance. They work on the client’s behalf to shop around to find the most suitable products at the most cost-effective rate. Set for Life is first and foremost a client-centric company. They listen carefully to the needs of clients. Because of the volume and exceptional reputation of Set for Life Insurance, as well as the relationships they have developed over the years, Set for Life clients have access to special services not available elsewhere in the industry. This includes special discounts, gender-neutral policies (saving women significantly), priority underwriting handling and on some occasions exceptions in the underwriting process.

Aug 15, 2019
118: How Do I Claim a Foreign Tax Credit?
54:44

If you invest in the total international stock market index you may be eligible for the foreign tax credit. As long as your foreign tax paid is less than $300 single, or $600 married, it is a rather straightforward process. However, once that threshold is breached, the more complicated form is required come income tax time. The good news is if you're doing your own taxes, you're probably using tax software, and it does this all automatically in the background. But for those with higher foreign tax form 1116 is required. We discuss this in the episode so if this applies to you, make sure you are getting your tax credit. We also talk about physician mortgage loans, sharing financial information with your surviving spouse should you die, and what the going rate for financial advice is. See the show notes at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/

This episode is sponsored by Locumstory. Have you ever wondered about a different way of practicing medicine? Whether you are burned out, need to change of pace, or want to see the world, Locum Tenens might be that option for you. Locumstory.com is the place where you can get real unbiased answers to your questions. They answer basic questions like what is locum tenens and complex questions about pay ranges, taxes, various specialties, and how locum tenens works for PAs and NPs. Go to https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/locumstory and get the answers.

Make sure you sign up for the monthly newsletter at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/free-monthly-newsletter/ We update you on all the cool things going on at the White Coat Investor. We give you links to all the best stuff that has come out for doctors and other high-income professionals on finances in the last month. We also have a super secret special blog post. I call it the monthly tip, but it is a blog post that isn't published anywhere else. The only way you can get it is by signing up for the free monthly newsletter.

Aug 08, 2019
117: Managing Healthcare Real Estate Properly
45:11

Our guest is Collin Hart, managing director of ERE Healthcare Real Estate Advisors. His company is a real estate brokerage that specializes in representing physicians in the process of selling and leasing back their practice real estate. In this episode we talk about when a physician should buy vs rent their practice space, properly structuring a lease, and exit strategies surrounding practice real estate. For those who are interested in owning their practice real estate or particularly interested in selling it, I think this will be a pretty useful podcast episode.

If you are not going for PSLF and have not refinanced your student loans, you really need to do that and save thousands of dollars. Check out the special WCI deals for refinancing. https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/student-loan-refinancing/

If you are not aware, we have an online course called, Fire Your Financial Advisor. https://whitecoatinvestor.teachable.com/p/fire-your-financial-advisor It's a bit provocatively titled, but the goal of the course is to distill down the most important aspects of financial literacy and help you to write your own financial plan.

This episode was sponsored by Alexis Gallati of Gallati Professional Services http://www.gallatitax.com/. Alexis is not your typical tax advisor. With over 15 years of experience, she has been helping physicians all over the country save money on their taxes. As the spouse of a busy physician, she understands the burden of high tax payments physicians incur during their lifetime. Not only will she create a high level strategic tax plan for you, guaranteeing money in your pocket, but Alexis will proactively work with you throughout the year to maintain your tax plan, prepare your annual tax returns, and represent you in case of an audit. The investment in her tax planning services is a fixed-price agreement and her tax maintenance packages are a flat monthly fee. If you’re tired of complex tax jargon and giving away most of your paycheck to the IRS, visit Alexis’ website at www.GallatiTax.com today to schedule your free initial consultation.

Aug 01, 2019
116: Fix the Car or Buy a New One?
50:12

I received a couple of questions about cars in the Facebook group https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/facebookgroup and thought it would be interesting to compare and contrast them. The first one was from a soon to be resident who wanted to know if he should ship his car across the country because he wasn't sure it would survive the cross country drive. It is worth $2000 but needs some repairs to survive residency. There comes a time when you have to admit that a car is "totaled." If it costs more to repair than it is worth, it is totaled. It is time to get rid of it, getting whatever you can out of it. The second question came from someone who is expecting a baby and wants a car with a third row. But he has a lease on a car until February and wanted to know if he should buy the new car anyway and just pay out the lease. Stop leasing cars first off. If you don't have the cash to buy the car, buy a less expensive car. If you don't have the cash to buy a less expensive car, and you have to borrow for it, it ought to be a $5,000 car or less. We get more into the details of these car questions in this episode and hopefully help you make that decision on when to fix the old car or buy a new one. See the show notes for more information at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/

This podcast is sponsored by Sofi https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/Sofi a long time White Coat Investor partner. Hundreds of white coat investors have refinanced with SoFi over the years. If you apply via this link you'll get paid $300. SoFi also lends to medical and dental residents with $100 monthly payments, so it is a great option if you're not getting any sort of a REPAYE subsidy. Sofi has a number of other products as well. They have a personal loan product https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/sofiloan . They have a mortgage product. It's not technically a doctor mortgage, but you can avoid PMI with less than 20 percent down, with it. There is also SoFi Money https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/sofimoney, which is basically a high yield checking account that I've been happy with. Check out these SoFi products today, especially for student loan refinancing, which is what most of white coat investors listeners and readers have used them for. Knocking a couple of percentage points off your interest rate can save you thousands and help you get out of debt months sooner.

Jul 25, 2019
115: How to Fix Your Investment Mistakes
01:10:35

Unlike our typical shows where we answer questions people have pre-recorded, this episode will be a bit of a back and forth with a listener who had a lot of questions. She is missing one key element that could answer many of the questions she asks in this episode. It is a written investing plan. 95% of people out there are in the same boat. They come to me with a question of, "Should I buy this fund or this fund?" I'm like, "For what? What's the plan? What's the goal?" Without the plan it is hard to get your finances organized and on track for your goals. We talk about how you can create a written investing plan in this episode. We discuss how to set reasonable goals and what should be your next level in personal finance. Whether you are just starting out in your journey to understanding your finances or you have listened to all 114 podcast episodes before this, I think you will find something valuable you can apply to your financial life in this episode. See the show notes at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/

This episode is sponsored by Alexis Gallati of Gallati Professional Services – Alexis is not your typical tax advisor. With over 15 years of experience, she has been helping physicians all over the country save money on their taxes. As the spouse of a busy physician, she understands the burden of high tax payments physicians incur during their lifetime. Not only will she create a high level strategic tax plan for you, guaranteeing money in your pocket, but Alexis will proactively work with you throughout the year to maintain your tax plan, prepare your annual tax returns, and represent you in case of an audit. The investment in her tax planning services is a fixed-price agreement and her tax maintenance packages are a flat monthly fee. If you’re tired of complex tax jargon and giving away most of your paycheck to the IRS, visit Alexis’ website at https://www.gallatitax.com/ today to schedule your free initial consultation.

The https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/scholarship/ competition is heating up again. This is an essay contest for medicine, osteopathy, podiatry, dentistry, law, pharmacy, optometry, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, CRNA, veterinarian students. Submit your essays to scholarship@whitecoatinvestor.com

The White Coat Investor Financial Bootcamp is out in audio book now. Check it out at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/BootcampAudible

Jul 18, 2019
114: Should You Start a Group Practice Retirement Plan?
44:54

Should you start a retirement plan for your office? When is it worth starting? What things should you consider? A practice retirement plan can help with recruitment and retention of employees. But if your employees don't value that it may not be worth starting. Running a group practice retirement plan can be expensive for employers. But once you have employees it is no longer a do it yourself project. It is time to get a pro involved and help run the numbers and decide what plan is right for you. There are half a dozen ways you can structure a retirement plan for a practice. Sometimes the best thing to do is not have a plan and just invest in taxable. We discuss when starting a group practice retirement plan might be right thing for you in this episode and answer other listener questions about buying homes, investing vs paying off the mortgage, how to figure out what expense ratio you are actually paying on your investment fund, and more. Remember if you have questions you would like answered on the podcast, record them at https://www.speakpipe.com/whitecoatinvestor. See this episode's show notes at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/

This episode is sponsored by Earnest. Save money on your student loans by refinancing with Earnest at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/earnest . Choose custom terms to fit your budget – like picking your exact monthly payment or selecting fixed and variable rates. Earnest’s Precision Pricing matches your custom term with a custom interest rate — saving you even more money when refinancing. You won’t be passed off to a third-party servicer nor penalized for making payments early. Your family is always protected with loan forgiveness in cases of death and dismemberment. Get $500 when you sign a loan with Earnest. (They can lend in DC and all states except DE, KY, NV. They can only offer fixed rates in AK, IL, MN, NH, OH, TN, and TX.)

Check out our updated Reddit page at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/reddit We received little bit of help recently from a redditor who has made our reddit page a lot more useful. There is the Wiki there now and additional links that are helpful. We have put a lot more color and organization on the page so be sure to check out the reddit page if you haven't check it out in awhile.

We have also updated our recommended financial advisor page at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/financial-advisors/ It is a lot more standardized and useful. Every one of the advisors on that page have been vetted by me and I highly recommend any of them to you. I think you'll enjoy the update page, either for yourself if you need a financial advisor, or if you just need some place where you can send your colleagues, friends, and family members and know that they are going to get good advice at a fair price.

Jul 11, 2019
113: Dare to be Dull with Allan Roth
55:05

"Always ask yourself, where can your portfolio go wrong? And if you can't come up with lots of different reasons, you probably are too overconfident on it. I want everyone to have an exciting, fun, and thrilling life, I just don't want you to get it from your investments. If you're getting entertainment from your investing you're probably doing something very, very wrong. Your investing should be very, very boring." Allan Roth shares lots of wisdom like this in this episode. Read the show notes at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/

If you are in need of financial planning or advice, check out our recommended list of financial advisors at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/financial-advisors/ We have revamped the page to make it more user friendly for you. Find one that offers the services you need. They all working with clients nationwide or you can find one close to you. Compare their fees and get good advice at a fair price.

This episode was sponsored by Bob Bhayani at https://drdisabilityquotes.com/. They are a truly independent provider of disability insurance planning solutions to the medical community nationwide. Bob specializes in working with residents and fellows early in their careers to set up sound financial and insurance strategies. Contact Bob today by email at info@drdisabilityquotes.com or by calling (973) 771-9100.

Jul 04, 2019
112: The Right Way to Borrow Money From Family
44:57

A listener asked me how to prioritize loans from their parents. I am not a fan of borrowing money from family. I'd hate to owe money to my parents. Paying that off would be a major priority for me. But if you are still going to do it, remember that when you borrow money from family, you have to pay a reasonable interest rate and it is a good idea to have written terms. We get into more details about borrowing money from family in this episode but don't become debt numb just because you are offered money at a low interest rate. Check out the show notes for this episode at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/

This episode is sponsored by the Origin Income Plus Fund, a diversified private real estate fund targeting a total annual return of 9 to 11%. Learn more by visiting www.originincomeplus.com/wci.

If you are a member of our private Facebook group, White Coat Investors, you'll know that we have been doing some Facebook live events there. Sometimes they are by myself and other times I bring on a sponsor and we answer your questions. If you want to interact with us live, face-to-face, and ask your questions, all you have to do is type them in as a comment, we'll answer your questions. It's like this podcast, except it's live. Become a member of the Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/whitecoatinvestors/ to participate in the next Facebook Live event.

Jun 27, 2019
111: Investing in Airbnb Rentals with David Draghinas
01:09:17

Dr. David Draghinas is probably best known in this community for his podcast, Doctors Unbound, https://www.doctorsunbound.com/ where he shares inspiring stories about doctors doing extraordinary things. But in this interview I asked Dr. Draghinas about something extraordinary that he is doing. They converted one of their rental properties to a short term rental, then bought another luxury rental property, and rent both out as short term rentals through Airbnb and VRBO. These properties, managed by his wife, have done extremely well and they now consider themselves financially independent. To learn more about how to achieve FI through short term rentals listen to this episode as Dr. Draghinas shares what he has learned through this experience. Read the show notes at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/


Remember that the registration for the next Physician Wellness and Financial Literacy Conference, WCICON20, opens at 7pm MST on July 8th. Put the date in your calendar so you don't miss out on this opportunity.


Are you a member of the WCI Facebook group? We've been doing some Facebook Live events in the group where I've been answering your questions live. That has been a lot of fun so join that group if you haven't. https://www.facebook.com/groups/whitecoatinvestors/


I'd like to thank this episode's sponsor, Origin Investments. Private real estate is known for its stability and high returns, and Origin Investments has a great new fund that delivers both. The Origin IncomePlus fund is a diversified private real estate fund targeting the total annual return of nine to 11%, inclusive of 6% in annual distributions. Learn more by visiting www.originincomeplus.com/wci.

Jun 20, 2019
110: How Does the US Tax Foreign Investment Income?
39:20

How does the US tax foreign investment income? Foreign income is taxed as ordinary income on your US tax return. No free lunch here, sorry. The places that are paying higher interest rates are generally expected to depreciate against the dollar. So should you invest in foreign currency trading? Listen to this episode to learn more. Find detailed show notes and links to everything discussed in this episode at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/

Remember registration for WCICon20 starts at 7:00 PM Mountain Time on Monday, July 8th.

This episode was sponsored by Set for Life Insurance. Set for Life clients have access to special services not available elsewhere in the industry like special discounts, gender-neutral policies, saving women significantly, priority underwriting handling, and on some occasions, exceptions in the underwriting process. For more information visit https://www.setforlifeinsurance.com/

Jun 13, 2019
109: Passive Investing and Financial Advisory Fees with Rick Ferri
01:25:47

Rick Ferri is a financial advisor and an accomplished author of 7 books related to investing. I consider him the heir apparent to Jack Bogle. In this interview we discuss passive investing and why you should be investing in index funds. As well as financial advisory fees and negotiating those fees with your advisor.

This episode is sponsored by Creighton University. Creighton University believes in equipping physicians for success in the exam room, the operating room, and the boardroom. If you want to sharpen your business acumen, deepen your leadership understanding, and earn your seat at the table, Creighton’s Executive Healthcare MBA is for you Specifically tailored to busy physicians, advanced clinicians, or working healthcare executives, our program blends the richness of on campus and the flexibility of online learning. Earn a Creighton University Executive MBA 18 months, 45 credit hours, and four, four-day on campus residencies. Learn in a deeply collaborative, peer to peer cohort, and elevate your expertise. Visit www.creighton.edu/CHEE to learn more.

Jun 06, 2019
108: What is Value Averaging and How Does it Work
52:16

What is Value Averaging and How Does it Work? It is an investing strategy that works like dollar cost averaging in terms of steady contributions, but differs in its approach to the amount of each contribution. My problem with it is mainly the side fund, the complexity and the extra work. I realized pretty early on I didn’t need to do that to reach my goals but I discuss how to do it in this episode if that is something you want to try.

This episode is sponsored by Origin Investments. Are you tired of the ups and downs of the stock market? Private real estate could be your answer and Origin Investments has a great solution. The company recently launched the IncomePlus Fund, a diversified private real estate fund designed to deliver a 6% stable annual dividend yield and a total return of 9 to 11%. The principals are investing $10 million of their personal capital alongside investors into the fund. Learn more about the Fund at www.originincomeplus.com/WCI. That’s www.originincomeplus.com/WCI.

May 30, 2019
107: The Four Pillars of Investing with Bill Bernstein, MD
55:07

I first met Bill Bernstein at the Bogleheads Conference in 2008. I was a Bernsteinhead before I was ever a Boglehead. The Four Pillars of Investing was certainly one of the first good books on investing I ever read and had a huge influence on my financial outlook. This interview with Dr. Bernstein is chalk full of so much financial wisdom that every investor should know.

Laurel Road has helped thousands of medical professionals across the country refinance federal and private school loans. Including my husband and I. They gave us the lowest rate and we were able to pay off our loans quickly. Of course we took advantage of the $300 bonus they offer In addition to offering a $300 bonus for WCI readers and listeners who refinance student loans with Laurel Road. Laurel Road also offers those in residency or fellowship the ability to make reduced payments throughout their training and up to 6 months after. Terms and conditions apply. For more information and to submit an application, simply visit www-dot-Laurel Road-dot-com/w-c-i-p-o-d-c-a-s-t

May 23, 2019
106: Financial Advice for Those Starting a Family
43:24

We talk about tips for physicians starting a family in this episode. You have to realize it has dramatic changes on retirement dates - pretty easy to FIRE without kids. Kids not only introduce additional expenses but can also change your lifestyle. It is a big decision. What do you want out of your life?

Are you tired of the ups and downs of the stock market? Private real estate could be your answer and Origin Investments has a great solution. The company recently launched the IncomePlus Fund, a diversified private real estate fund designed to deliver a 6% stable annual dividend yield and a total return of 9 to 11%. The principals are investing $10 million of their personal capital alongside investors into the fund. Learn more about the Fund at www.originincomeplus.com/WCI. That’s www.originincomeplus.com/WCI.

May 16, 2019
105: How to Think About Money with Jonathan Clements
58:37

Our guest this episode is Jonathan Clements, a previous WSJ columnist, the blogger behind HumbleDollar.com, and the author of 8 books (7 financial and a novel) including one of my all time favorites, How to Think About Money. From Jonathan, "There are those who think the goal of investing is to beat the market and amass as much wealth as possible, that street smarts and hard work ensure investment success, and that the road to happiness is paved with more of everything. And then there are those who get it. Want a more prosperous, less stressful financial life?" Listen to this episode.

Creighton University believes in equipping physicians for success in the exam room, the operating room, and the boardroom. If you want to sharpen your business acumen, deepen your leadership understanding, and earn your seat at the table, Creighton’s Executive Healthcare MBA is for you Specifically tailored to busy physicians, advanced clinicians, or working healthcare executives, our program blends the richness of on campus and the flexibility of online learning. Earn a Creighton University Executive MBA 18 months, 45 credit hours, and four, four-day on campus residencies. Learn in a deeply collaborative, peer to peer cohort, and elevate your expertise. Visit www.creighton.edu/CHEE to learn more.

May 09, 2019
104: Mistaking a Salesman for a Financial Advisor
47:03

Many financial advisors are salesmen masquerading as financial advisors. You need to learn how to differentiate between the two so you make sure you are getting good advice at a fair price. In this episode you can learn how to to do that as well as how to move away from your salesman financial advisor if you find yourself working with one.

This episode is sponsored by Set for Life Insurance. Set for Life Insurance was founded by President, Jamie K. Fleischner, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF in 1993 which she started while attending Washington University in St. Louis. They specialize in individual term life, disability and long term care insurance. They work on the client’s behalf to shop around to find the most suitable products at the most cost effective rate. Set for Life is first and foremost a client-centric company. They listen carefully to the needs of clients. Because of the volume and exceptional reputation of Set for Life Insurance, as well as the relationships they have developed over the years, Set for Life clients have access to special services not available elsewhere in the industry. This includes special discounts, gender neutral policies (saving women significantly), priority underwriting handling and on some occasions exceptions in the underwriting process. For more information, visit Set For Life Insurance.com

May 02, 2019
103: Reduce Burnout with the Physician Philosopher
58:28

Our guest this episode is Jimmy of The Physician Philosopher blog. Jimmy is an anesthesiologist, an academic physician working full-time and living on the East Coast. Despite his youth, he already has some impressive personal finance experience; he increased his net worth by 1/4 of a million dollars in his first year out of training and paid off $200,000 in student loans in 19 months. He clearly knows how to Live Like a Resident. Even though he grew up in a family where profligate spending, credit cards, and even bankruptcy were the norm. Like many financial bloggers and others who become financially literate at the beginning of their career, he plans to become financially independent by mid-career and cut back to part-time by 50. However, working 1.3 FTEs and having a side gig appears to be starting to take its toll, just like it has with many of you. Which brings us to the main reason for the addition of the Physician Philosopher to The White Coat Investor Network. It is his focus on balance, contentment, burnout, life design, and living intentionally. In short, I’m trying to add a little more philosophy to the hard-core financial topics we hit so often.

This episode is sponsored by PKA Insurance Group. Pradeep Audho is an independent insurance broker and the owner of PKA Insurance Group Inc. He is based in Boston, but works with clients nationwide. His focus is on Disability and Life insurance. Pradeep has over 15 years of experience providing clients with Disability and Life insurance. He represents all the major pure own occ disability insurance carriers. He is very laid back and approachable and is not a pushy sales person. You can request life and disability quotes on his website at pkainsurance.com. OR You can reach Pradeep by phone at 978-314-7795.

Apr 25, 2019
102: How to Pay for a House
37:00

There are lots of ways to pay for a home, 15 year mortgages, 30 year mortgages, fixed, ARMS, paying all cash. What is right for you? I answer listener questions in this episode about buying a house.

The US is 9 years into the second longest economic expansion in US history and many people are asking how long can this go on? Further, the US is in an affordable housing crisis and when looked at together, these problems create a compelling opportunity. Seasoned real estate investors and sons of physicians Mark Khuri and Ryan Andrews launched “The Recession Resistant Fund”. The fund invests in value-add mobile home parks, self-storage facilities, and workforce apartment communities and provides investors with passive income and immediate diversification. The Fund currently holds an ownership stake in 27 properties across 9 states. Learn more at: www.recessionresistantfund.com

Apr 18, 2019
101: When To Hire A Financial Planner
50:21

When should you hire a financial planner? You don’t have to know everything about finance to take care of your own finances. You only have to know the parts that apply to you. The amount of knowledge you have to assemble in order to do your own financial planning and investing can be surprisingly minimal. But there are a lot of ways a financial planner can help you. We discuss these ways and when it would be smart to hire professional help with your finances in this episode.

This episode is sponsored by Creighton University. Creighton University believes in equipping physicians for success in the exam room, the operating room, and the boardroom. If you want to sharpen your business acumen, deepen your leadership understanding, and earn your seat at the table, Creighton’s Executive Healthcare MBA is for you Specifically tailored to busy physicians, advanced clinicians, or working healthcare executives, our program blends the richness of on campus and the flexibility of online learning. Earn a Creighton University Executive MBA 18 months, 45 credit hours, and four, four-day on campus residencies. Learn in a deeply collaborative, peer to peer cohort, and elevate your expertise. Visit www.creighton.edu/CHEE to learn more.

Apr 11, 2019
100: How To Get Rich as a Doctor
40:32

Let’s talk about How to Get Rich. First thing is to avoid getting poor. That means minimizing the cost of your education, making sure you match. Making sure you get through your training. That doctor income is going to fuel your wealth creation. Even if you end up with a great side gig or become a real estate mogul, the doctor income is going to kick that off. It’s the cash cow. So make sure you get it. In this episode we discuss the other steps to becoming rich as a doctor.

This episode is sponsored by M3 Global Research. Instead of helping 11 - 30 patients a day, what if you could affect exponentially more? In just 30 minutes, you can positively impact the patient journey, improve the development of medical devices, and influence emerging treatments. Join more than two million healthcare professionals around the world who take part in paid medical studies with M3 Global Research. You have a wealth of medical knowledge and experience that few others possess. Join M3 Global Research and help shape the future of healthcare. https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/M3Global

Apr 04, 2019
99: How to Break Up with Your Financial Advisor
01:09:32

Two readers are on this week's episode, a dentist and an attending physician. Both are in the process of taking control of their money and moving on from their financial advisors. I have no problem whatsoever with using an advisor, so long as the advisor charges a fair price for good advice. If the advisor charges too much, or gives bad advice (or both as is often the case), you should fire them. You can then either hire a good advisor, or become your own financial advisor. In this episode we discuss how to break up with your advisor and move on.

This episode is sponsored by Alexis Gallati of Gallati Professional Services – Alexis is not your typical tax advisor. With over 15 years of experience, she has been helping physicians all over the country save money on their taxes. As the spouse of a busy physician, she understands the burden of high tax payments physicians incur during their lifetime. Not only will she create a high level strategic tax plan for you, guaranteeing money in your pocket, but Alexis will proactively work with you throughout the year to maintain your tax plan, prepare your annual tax returns, and represent you in case of an audit. The investment in her tax planning services is a fixed-price agreement and her tax maintenance packages are a flat monthly fee. If you’re tired of complex tax jargon and giving away most of your paycheck to the IRS, visit Alexis’ website at www.GallatiTax.com today to schedule your free initial consultation.

Mar 28, 2019
98: A Discussion with a Resident and a Medical Student
50:30

A resident listener and a medical school listener come on the podcast today to have their financial questions answered.

This episode is sponsored by Set for Life Insurance. Set for Life Insurance was founded by President, Jamie K. Fleischner, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF in 1993 which she started while attending Washington University in St. Louis. They specialize in individual term life, disability, and long term care insurance. They work on the client’s behalf to shop around to find the most suitable products at the most cost-effective rate. Set for Life is first and foremost a client-centric company. They listen carefully to the needs of clients and shop around to find the best products available at the best rate. For more information, visit Set For Life Insurance.

Mar 21, 2019
97: Realtors and Physician Mortgage Loans with Peter Kim of Curbside Real Estate
48:41

Interview with Dr. Peter Kim, founder of Curbside Real Estate, addressing physician-specific issues encountered during the home buying process. We talk about how to avoid the most common mistakes doctors make when buying a home and how Curbside can save you time, money and stress.

This episode is sponsored by Curbside Real Estate, a free real estate concierge service for physicians. The home buying process can be extremely confusing and difficult, especially for younger physicians. It can be tough to decide whether to rent or buy, know what your loan options are, and ultimately figure out what lenders and real estate agents you should choose. After struggling through his first home purchase, Dr. Peter Kim founded Curbside Real Estate to address these physician-specific issues encountered during the home buying process. Curbside Real Estate is your physician-led “curbside consult” for physician home loans, expert real estate agents, relocation services, and everything in between. Whether you’re securing your first home loan, just beginning your search, or just not sure where to start, Curbside Real Estate can help you navigate the home buying process confidently and efficiently, saving you valuable time and money. Exclusive bonus for White Coat Investor readers: $100 bonus at closing. Contact Curbside Real Estate at hello@CurbsideRE.com or (650) 397-1728 for a no-commitment consultation.

Mar 14, 2019
96: An Interview with Michelle Finkel of Insider Medical Admissions
45:34

In this episode I interview Michelle Finkel. Dr. Finkel is a former Harvard Medical School faculty member with admissions experience and a board certified emergency physician. She started Insider Medical Admissions to use her experience and expertise to guide clients through the medical admissions process successfully through reviewing essays and conducting mock interviews. She has helped well over a thousand clients from the strongly competitive to the sink or swim candidate successfully gain access to medical school. If you are looking at medical school this episode is for you.

This episode was sponsored by Integrity Wealth Solutions is a flat-fee financial planning and investment management firm focused on helping physicians, dentists, individuals and small business owners in a transparent and equitable manner. They adhere to low-cost, tax-efficient portfolios based on the client’s comprehensive financial planning goals. They have helped numerous White Coat Investors in all stages of life by developing customized holistic financial plans and investing strategy’s that evolve as the client’s needs grow. For more information on philosophy and services, visit their website at www.integrity-wealth.com.

Mar 07, 2019
95: The Speakpipe is Working
34:46

Lots of listener's voices on this episode. The speakpipe to record your questions is working well! I answer your colleagues questions about contributing to a Roth IRA for those married filing separately, taking out a 401(k) loan, funding HSAs, when it makes sense to file as an S Corp, exchanging an annuity, and more.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by First Republic. You worked hard to get your degree...and you continue to work hard to pay off your student loan debt. Consider a refinance with First Republic Bank and start working on what matters most to you. First Republic can offer you fixed rates on your student loans that are among the lowest in the country, and could potentially save you thousands. First Republic is committed to helping you get out of student loan debt faster, so you can enjoy the benefits of your hard work sooner. Visit www.firstrepublic.com/whitecoatinvestor to learn more about First Republic’s low rates and extraordinary service. That’s www.firstrepublic.com/whitecoatinvestor First Republic Bank. Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.

Feb 28, 2019
94: Surgery Center Investments
59:32

I'm often asked questions about investing in a surgery center but it is something that I have no experience with. So I brought on someone who does have experience as well as a doctor that is just at the beginning of the surgery center investment in his career to discuss this type of opportunity, the pros and cons, and what you should be looking for when given the opportunity to invest.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Alexis Gallati of Gallati Professional Services - Alexis is not your typical tax advisor. With over 15 years of experience, she has been helping physicians all over the country save money on their taxes. As the spouse of a busy physician, she understands the burden of high tax payments physicians incur during their lifetime. Not only will she create a high level strategic tax plan for you, guaranteeing money in your pocket, but Alexis will proactively work with you throughout the year to maintain your tax plan, prepare your annual tax returns, and represent you in case of an audit. The investment in her tax planning services is a fixed-price agreement and her tax maintenance packages are a flat monthly fee. If you’re tired of complex tax jargon and giving away most of your paycheck to the IRS, visit Alexis’ website at www.GallatiTax.com today to schedule your free initial consultation.

Feb 21, 2019
92: Being a Military Physician
01:05:43

Dr. Schofer is board certified in EM and currently serves in the U.S. Navy. Whenever I write anything inaccurate about being a military doctor he is gracious enough to set me straight. He has been a valuable resource to the WCI community and anyone who has ever thought about doing military medicine would do well to listen to this interview. There are a lot of unique aspects of practicing medicine in the military and we cover them in this episode.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Bob Bhayani at Doctor Disability Quotes.com . They are a truly independent provider of disability insurance planning solutions to the medical community nation wide. Bob specializes in working with residents and fellows early in their careers to set up sound financial and insurance strategies. Contact Bob today by email at info@drdisabilityquotes.com or by calling 973-771-9100

Feb 14, 2019
93: Private Real Estate Funds
55:44

Over the years, I’ve invested across the entire spectrum of real estate investments, from owning and managing an individual property and its tenant to buying and holding a REIT index fund. This has included investments with half a dozen crowdfunding sites, some individual syndicated investments bought directly from the syndicator and private real estate funds. Over time, I’ve gravitated more and more toward the real estate funds. In this episode I discuss the reasons why.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Chad Chubb of WealthKeel. Based in Philadelphia, WealthKeel is a financial planning firm that works with physicians across the country. WealthKeel specializes in crafting straightforward, actionable financial plans for Gen X & Gen Y physicians. They navigate through the increasingly complex decisions you have to make with your money, allowing you to free up time and energy to focus on your family, your work, and what you love most. To learn more and to schedule your free Icebreaker Call 267-590-9533, visit https://wealthkeel.com/wci or email Chad directly at chadchubb@wealthkeel.com

Feb 07, 2019
91: Becoming Your Parent's Financial Advisor
37:52

"As a young attending who has put into effect the many themes presented by the WCI, how would you recommend I go about helping my parents get into a better financial situation?" This is the main listener question I answer in this week's episode. Tread lightly if you are thinking about taking on the role of financial advisor to your parents. I explain many things you should think about before doing this. If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/ This episode is sponsored by our friends at Zoe Financial. The most common misstep people make with their financial planning is not starting today. The second most common misstep is partnering with the wrong advisor. Zoefin-dot-com makes it easy to find a trustworthy and experienced advisor to help you reach your unique financial goals. As the premier network of independent fee-only advisors and planners, Zoe Financial rejects 95% of the advisors who interview to join their network, so you don’t have to waste time speaking with unqualified advisors and sales people. Your patients trust and depend on you everyday. Trust Zoe to connect you with an independent, fiduciary financial advisor you can depend on. Visit Zoefin.com/whitecoat to take their guided questionnaire and schedule your free call today.

Jan 31, 2019
90: An Interview with Physician on Fire and Passive Income MD
01:26:39

Your three favorite physician finance bloggers all in one podcast again! WCI, PIMD, and PoF answer listener questions in this episode ranging from who is the funniest and is curling a real sport? To backdoor Roth IRAs, investing in real estate vs index funds, and what are the most important financial topics to teach new physicians. Plus lots more questions. You will find it informative and entertaining.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by another podcast. The Financial Residency podcast is dedicated to helping physicians become better financially equipped and more confident in making the right money decisions. The host, Ryan Inman, is a fee-only financial planner who is married to a US Navy pediatric pulmonologist. Ryan's firm, Physician Wealth Services, is a White Coat Investor recommended advisor. I recently went on his show to discuss the trade-offs between paying off medical school debt or choosing to invest. It’s a great resource to learn about the most popular finance question we seem to get on a regular basis; and, plus, it’s on an awesome show. So, go find Financial Residency in the same podcast player you listen to me in, download the show he and I did together, and use it as a guide to help you with your decision to pay down debt or invest.

Jan 24, 2019
89: State of the Podcast
37:36

It is a tradition at The White Coat Investor to update the members of our community on the progress made in the last year. As usual, last year was our best year ever in nearly every respect. Thanks to all of you who have even the tiniest amount of responsibility for that. If you told even one person about the site or book or podcast, answered one question on the forum or Facebook group, or used the site to find a financial service provider you needed, THANK YOU. In this episode I talk about the state of the podcast in terms of the three missions of The White Coat Investor: Help those who wear the white coat (and other high-income professionals) get a “fair shake” on Wall Street Feed my entrepreneurial spirit Connect high-income professionals with the relatively few “good guys” in the financial services industry.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is brought to you by 37th Parallel Properties. As you know, I’m primarily an index mutual fund guy. But there’s a strong body of evidence supporting alternative investments – especially commercial multifamily real estate. Multifamily real estate can provide non-correlated equity growth and tax-advantaged income. For those reasons and many more, I hold multifamily real estate investments in my portfolio. I’ve invested with 37th Parallel Properties as has several members of the White Coat Investor community. With over $425M in profitable multifamily transactions, they’ve made the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies the past three years running. I’ve been pleased with 37th Parallel’s results and transparent reporting and I also really like their commitment to educate their investors. You can learn more about them and get a very informative introduction to how commercial multifamily investing works via their special report Evidence Based Investing. Check out 37parallel.com/ebi.

Jan 17, 2019
88- An Interview with Crispy Doc
48:40

In this episode I speak with Crispy Doc, a financially independent emergency physician in his mid-40s, married with kids, living in coastal California. We discuss his mid-career burnout and how it was transformed by financial literacy. He learned to manage his investments. He saved aggressively using smart strategies tailored to high-income professionals. As financial independence came he found that instead of wanting out of medicine he became more satisfied in his career.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Set for Life Insurance. Set for Life Insurance was founded by President, Jamie K. Fleischner, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF in 1993 which she started while attending Washington University in St. Louis. They specialize in individual term life, disability and long term care insurance. They work on the client’s behalf to shop around to find the most suitable products at the most cost effective rate. Set for Life is first and foremost a client-centric company. They listen carefully to the needs of clients and shop around to find the best products available at the best rate. For more information, visit Set For Life Insurance.

Jan 10, 2019
87: The White Coat Investor Philosophy
29:42

I’m often asked “where should I start with the podcasts.” I thought for our first podcast of 2019 that I’d lay out the WCI philosophy, so if someone asks “what podcast should I start with?” you can confidently say #87. In this episode I discuss the 12 Steps of the WCI philosophy. Listening to this episode will help people to understand the basics of personal finance and investing for high income earners. 

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Larry Keller. Larry is an independent insurance agent who works almost exclusively with physicians. He has been a member of the WCI community for years, writing guest posts, "overcontributing" to the scholarship fund, and participating in the comments sections, and has been a long-term advertiser on the site. He has been thoroughly vetted by me and hundreds of WCI readers who have used him to put their long-term disability and term life insurance in place. He can also help you review your insurance coverage or give you a second opinion on a policy you have been offered. I cannot recommend him any more highly for your needs. If you're in the market for disability or term life insurance, or think that maybe you should be, contact Larry at lkeller@physicianfinancialservices.com or by phone at 800-481-6447.

Jan 03, 2019
86: Legacy Holdings in Taxable Account
36:46

A listener emailed me who is lucky enough to get a generous gift every year from their grandparents of $14,000 in stocks. The stock is all from a single company that her grandfather worked for decades ago. Because he bought it early in the companies history it's basis is $0, meaning that they are on the hook for capital gains tax for anything they sell it for. The stock does relatively well and pays out good dividends. However, they don't love the risk of owning so much in one stock. He wanted to know what I thought they should do. Is the risk of keeping the stock outweighed by the tax penalty of selling the stock? Is there a way to convert this stock to a safer index fund without having to pay the capital gains tax? We are not all so fortunate to have relatives that gift us so much in stocks but it is still a question that I get every now and then so I wanted to address what to do with individual stocks in your taxable account, the pros and cons of selling them vs keeping them as a legacy holding in your portfolio.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Bob Bhayani at Doctor Disability Quotes.com . They are a truly independent provider of disability insurance planning solutions to the medical community nation wide. Bob specializes in working with residents and fellows early in their careers to set up sound financial and insurance strategies. Contact Bob today by email at info@drdisabilityquotes.com or by calling 973-771-9100.

Dec 27, 2018
85: The Real Life Financial Experience of a Young Periodondist
01:09:11

In this episode I speak with a young periodontist about his finances. He is doing great, having already paid off all his student loans relatively quickly. But like many of the WCI listeners and readers he started out with a financial advisor that tried to sell him insurance that wasn't right for him and he is in the process of moving on from that financial advisor. He is saving for a house down payment, upgrading a beater car from dental school, saving to buy a practice, and of course, saving for retirement. Lots of competing uses for his money. He has all the same challenges his young physician counterpart has and there is something for most to learn in this episode.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

If you’re like many of your peers, your heart probably drops each time you see how much you owe in medical school loans. But, it doesn’t have to be this way. You don’t have to live life with high payments or high interest. CommonBond lets Doctors take their old, expensive medical school loans and trade them in for one at a lower rate, saving, on average, $50,615! You're also protected by an industry leader in borrower protections, because life is unpredictable. You'll have an award-winning service team helping you every step of the way. And, the commitment free application will show you your savings in two minutes As a member of the WCI community, you’ll get a $500 bonus when you refinance with CommonBond. Apply today at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/commonbond to lock in your savings before interest rates go up. CommonBond is a licensed lender. NMLS number 1175900

Dec 20, 2018
84: Bonds in a Rising Interest Rate Environment
37:11

I was asked for some good strategies for investing in bonds in a rising interest rate environment. This episode I discuss short term, money market funds, inflation adjusted, and stable value funds. But don’t extrapolate the past into the future. Interest rates may go up, down, or stay flat. I don't have a working crystal ball. So I prefer a fixed asset allocation strategy.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Splash Financial, a leader in student loan refinancing for doctors. Consolidate and refinance your federal and private student loans to save money and simplify your life. No application or origination fees and no prepayment penalties. Splash has new rates as low as 3.75% fixed APR which can save doctors tens of thousands of dollars over the life of their loans. Plus, WCI readers receive a $500 welcome bonus for refinancing with Splash. You can even use their loan assessment tool to compare government repayment options against refinancing. Visit whitecoatinvestor.com/splashfinancial to learn more and to check your rate in minutes.

Dec 13, 2018
83: Teaching Personal Finance to Students and Residents with Jason Mizell
47:19

Dr. Jason Mizell has been teaching a personal finance and investing course at his academic institution for medical students and residents for several years. It is inspiring to see what he has created and the difference he is making in the lives of these trainees.

If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Adam Grossman of Mayport Wealth Management. Adam is a Boston-based advisor and works with physicians across the country. Unlike most other advisors, Adam offers straightforward flat fees for both standalone financial planning and investment management. Whatever stage you're at in your career, Adam can help you get organized with a personalized financial plan and can help you implement it with a low-cost index fund portfolio. Adam is a Chartered Financial Analyst and received his MBA from MIT, but more importantly, you'll benefit from Adam's own personal experience with many of the same financial obstacles and opportunities that face physicians. To learn more, visit Adam's website mayport.com/whitecoat to download a free e-book especially for physicians.

Dec 06, 2018
82: Nearing Retirement
33:38

One listener felt a lot of my podcasts are geared toward the younger physician. She really wanted to know more about investing as she nears retirement. She had questions like is a portfolio 100% in index funds appropriate for a retiree? What about alternative strategies - bond ladders, dividend paying stocks, using options as an insurance policy, and those types of things. A common misconception is that someone nearing retirement should do something dramatically different than a 25 year old. Bear in mind a typical 55 year old still has a 30 year investing career. The right investments for a 55 year old are exactly the same as the ones for a 25 year old. But perhaps the mix will be a little different.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Alexis Gallati of Gallati Professional Services - Alexis is not your typical tax advisor. With over 15 years of experience, she has been helping physicians all over the country save money on their taxes. As the spouse of a busy physician, she understands the burden of high tax payments physicians incur during their lifetime. Not only will she create a high level strategic tax plan for you, guaranteeing money in your pocket, but Alexis will proactively work with you throughout the year to maintain your tax plan, prepare your annual tax returns, and represent you in case of an audit. The investment in her tax planning services is a fixed-price agreement and her tax maintenance packages are a flat monthly fee. If you’re tired of complex tax jargon and giving away most of your paycheck to the IRS, visit Alexis’ website at www.GallatiTax.com today to schedule your free initial consultation.

Nov 29, 2018
81 - Medicine and FInance in the UK with Dr. Nikki Ramskill
50:17

Ever wondered what is was like to practice medicine in the UK? It is fascinating to see the differences in medicine and physicians' finances between the States and those practicing in England. Dr. Ramskill walks us through the training, practicing, and finances of British physicians.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

If you’re like many of your peers, your heart probably drops each time you see how much you owe in medical school loans. But, it doesn’t have to be this way. You don’t have to live life with high payments or high interest. CommonBond lets Doctors take their old, expensive medical school loans and trade them in for one at a lower rate, saving, on average, $50,615! You're also protected by an industry leader in borrower protections, because life is unpredictable. You'll have an award-winning service team helping you every step of the way. And, the commitment free application will show you your savings in two minutes. As a member of the WCI community, you’ll get a $500 bonus when you refinance with CommonBond. Apply today at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/commonbond to lock in your savings before interest rates go up. CommonBond is a licensed lender. NMLS number 1175900

Nov 22, 2018
80: Answering Listener Questions
32:26

This episode is choke full of listener questions from should you get a retirement plan for your employees to revocable trusts to the age old questions of why bonds and investing vs paying off debt.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Splash Financial, a leader in student loan refinancing for doctors. Consolidate and refinance your federal and private student loans to save money and simplify your life. No application or origination fees and no prepayment penalties. Splash has new rates as low as 3.75% fixed APR which can save doctors tens of thousands of dollars over the life of their loans. Plus, WCI readers receive a $500 welcome bonus for refinancing with Splash. You can even use their loan assessment tool to compare government repayment options against refinancing. Visit whitecoatinvestor.com/splashfinancial to learn more and to check your rate in minutes.

Nov 15, 2018
79: Sorting Out An Academic Doc's Finances
47:46

This episode I interview an academic doctor about her finances. She is in the process of firing her financial advisor and becoming a do-it-yourselfer. We talk about what accounts she has, asset allocation, 529s, dealing with capitol gains in her taxable accounts, and more. If you have ever thought of becoming a do-it-yourselfer this episode is for you. It isn't that hard and we will help you successfully manage your finances. 

If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Bob Bhayani at Doctor Disability Quotes.com . They are a truly independent provider of disability insurance planning solutions to the medical community nation wide. Bob specializes in working with residents and fellows early in their careers to set up sound financial and insurance strategies. Contact Bob today by email at info@drdisabilityquotes.com or by calling 973-771-9100.

Nov 08, 2018
78: Cash Balance Plans
26:17

A cash balance plan is a type of defined benefit plan (pension) that acts like a defined contribution plan (401K). When private companies were trying to get rid of their expensive pension plans, many of them converted their pension plans into cash balance plans, since they cost the company less. Employees didn’t like this, as their benefits were often lower, but it does provide an option for a physician or similar professional to shelter some more money from Uncle Sam. In this episode we discuss how they work.

If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Adam Grossman of Mayport Wealth Management. Adam is a Boston-based advisor and works with physicians across the country. Unlike most other advisors, Adam offers straightforward flat fees for both standalone financial planning and investment management. Whatever stage you're at in your career, Adam can help you get organized with a personalized financial plan and can help you implement it with a low-cost index fund portfolio. Adam is a Chartered Financial Analyst and received his MBA from MIT, but more importantly, you'll benefit from Adam's own personal experience with many of the same financial obstacles and opportunities that face physicians. To learn more, visit Adam's website mayport.com/whitecoat to download a free e-book especially for physicians.

Nov 01, 2018
77: Investing in Online Businesses - An Interview with Gregory Elfrink from Empire Flippers
52:45

Investing in online businesses is a relatively new asset class for most investors. But can be a great place to invest some of your portfolio. If you ever wondered how do you invest in websites this episode is for you. Gregory Elfrink from Empire Flippers walks us through the process of buying an online business and gives us the ins and outs of this asset class.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by our friends at Zoe Financial. Finding a reputable financial advisor can be difficult. And even more difficult, is finding an advisor you personally connect with, that also specializes in the areas where you need help like taxes, diversifying investments, or just budgeting. That’s where Zoefin.com comes in. They have developed an algorithm that matches you with with an advisor based on your unique life stage & goals. All of the advisors in Zoe’s network are independent, accredited, fee only fiduciaries - amazingly this means that Zoe rejects 95% of the advisors they interview, so you don’t have to waste time with sales people. Visit Zoefin.com/whitecoat to take their quiz and schedule your free call today.

Oct 25, 2018
76: Good Debt and Bad Debt
31:26

Is there such thing as good debt and bad debt? Is it good to carry some form of debt for your credit score? Is buying things on a credit card and then paying it off each month accumulating good debt/credit? Listen to this episode if you have ever had questions like that. But I will give you a hint. Debt is debt. And it costs you money.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Splash Financial, a leader in student loan refinancing for doctors. Consolidate and refinance your federal and private student loans to save money and simplify your life. No application or origination fees and no prepayment penalties. Splash has new rates as low as 3.75% fixed APR which can save doctors tens of thousands of dollars over the life of their loans. Plus, WCI readers receive a $500 welcome bonus for refinancing with Splash. You can even use their loan assessment tool to compare government repayment options against refinancing. Visit whitecoatinvestor.com/splashfinancial to learn more and to check your rate in minutes.

Oct 18, 2018
75: Increasing Your Primary Care Income - An Interview with Doc G from DiverseFI.com
43:13

Doc G of DiverseFI.com shares with us how he increased his primary care income to almost 7 figures. I have always been impressed that the intraspecialty income differences are so dramatic compared to the interspecialty income differences. Even if you are in one of the lower paying specialties, there are things you can do to increase your income.

If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Adam Grossman of Mayport Wealth Management. Adam is a Boston-based advisor and works with physicians across the country. Unlike most other advisors, Adam offers straightforward flat fees for both standalone financial planning and investment management. Whatever stage you're at in your career, Adam can help you get organized with a personalized financial plan and can help you implement it with a low-cost index fund portfolio. Adam is a Chartered Financial Analyst and received his MBA from MIT, but more importantly, you'll benefit from Adam's own personal experience with many of the same financial obstacles and opportunities that face physicians. To learn more, visit Adam's website mayport.com/whitecoat to download a free e-book especially for physicians.

Oct 16, 2018
74: Public Service Loan Forgiveness
23:46

It has been ten years since the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program was created. The first people are up for loan forgiveness. So what happened? Did they get loan forgiveness? How will this affect your quest for loan forgiveness? Listen to this episode and all your questions will be answered and your fears calmed.

If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Bob Bhayani at Doctor Disability Quotes.com . They are a truly independent provider of disability insurance planning solutions to the medical community nation wide. Bob specializes in working with residents and fellows early in their careers to set up sound financial and insurance strategies. Contact Bob today by email at info@drdisabilityquotes.com or by calling 973-771-9100.

Oct 04, 2018
73: Raising Exceptionally Talented Children
58:55

I interview Dr. Champeaux in this episode about her experience raising an exceptionally talented son, a tennis player. But we also really delve into being a military doctor and how to publish about and promote financial literacy as an academic physician.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Splash Financial, a leader in student loan refinancing for doctors. Consolidate and refinance your federal and private student loans to save money and simplify your life. No application or origination fees and no prepayment penalties. Splash has new rates as low as 3.5% fixed APR which can save doctors tens of thousands of dollars over the life of their loans. Plus, WCI readers receive a $500 welcome bonus for refinancing with Splash. You can even use their loan assessment tool to compare government repayment options against refinancing. Visit whitecoatinvestor.com/splashfinancial to learn more and to check your rate in minutes.

Sep 27, 2018
72: Why Bonds?
23:02

Why should you invest in bonds at all? Especially if you are young or fresh out of training and could tolerate any changes in the stock market? I address this question and more in today's episode.

If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Adam Grossman of Mayport Wealth Management. Adam is a Boston-based advisor and works with physicians across the country. Unlike most other advisors, Adam offers straightforward flat fees for both standalone financial planning and investment management. Whatever stage you're at in your career, Adam can help you get organized with a personalized financial plan and can help you implement it with a low-cost index fund portfolio. Adam is a Chartered Financial Analyst and received his MBA from MIT, but more importantly, you'll benefit from Adam's own personal experience with many of the same financial obstacles and opportunities that face physicians. To learn more, visit Adam's website mayport.com/whitecoat to download a free e-book especially for physicians.

Sep 20, 2018
71: An Interview with Nii Darko from Docs Outside the Box
56:11

In this episode I talk with Nii Darko from Docs Outside the Box. Docs Outside the Box podcast brings stories of ordinary doctors doing extraordinary things to inspire other docs to think outside the box. We discuss some of these stories but also delve into his finances and how he and his wife paid off $600,000+ in student loan debt and are building the life they want.

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Did you know the average professional saves over $20,000 when refinancing with Laurel Road? Laurel Road has helped thousands of professionals with graduate and undergraduate degrees across the country refinance federal and private school loans – over $3 billion to date. In addition to offering a $300 bonus for WCI readers who refinance student loans with Laurel Road, those in residency or fellowship can pay $100 per month throughout and up to 6 months after training. For more information and to submit an application, simply visit www.laurelroad.com/wcipc. L-A-U-R-E-L-R-O-A-D dot com, slash W-C-I-P-C. Laurel Road is a Division of Darian Rowayton Bank, FDIC insured and established in 2006, and is an equal opportunity lender.

Sep 13, 2018
70: Stuff I Don't Invest In
28:40

In this episode I discuss all the things I don't invest in like precious metals, individual stocks, actively managed mutual funds, currencies, bitcoin, start-ups/angel investing, commodities, options, or insurance.

If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Bob Bhayani at Doctor Disability Quotes.com . They are a truly independent provider of disability insurance planning solutions to the medical community nation wide. Bob specializes in working with residents and fellows early in their careers to set up sound financial and insurance strategies. Contact Bob today by email at info@drdisabilityquotes.com or by calling 973-771-9100

Sep 06, 2018
69: An Interview with Carrie Reynolds from Hippocratic Hustle
48:00

I interview Carrie Reynolds today from The Hippocratic Hustle Podcast. She developed The Hippocratic Hustle Podcast to create a space where women doctors can come together and share their stories of their business, project or side-hustle, to explore ways to stretch your hard earned dollars and be more efficient with your time and money.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by our friends at Zoe Financial. Finding a reputable financial advisor can be difficult. And even more difficult, is finding an advisor you personally connect with, that also specializes in the areas where you need help like taxes, diversifying investments, or just budgeting. That’s where Zoefin.com comes in. They have developed an algorithm that matches you with with an advisor based on your unique life stage & goals. All of the advisors in Zoe’s network are independent, accredited, fee only fiduciaries - amazingly this means that Zoe rejects 95% of the advisors they interview, so you don’t have to waste time with sales people. Visit Zoefin.com/whitecoat to take their quiz and schedule your free call today.

Aug 30, 2018
68: Moonlighting and Side Gigs
26:08

We discuss moonlighting and everything a doctor needs to know about this extra source of income. We also talk about side gigs for high income professionals in this episode.

If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information.

Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/ This episode is sponsored by Adam Grossman of Mayport Wealth Management. Adam is a Boston-based advisor and works with physicians across the country. Unlike most other advisors, Adam offers straightforward flat fees for both standalone financial planning and investment management. Whatever stage you're at in your career, Adam can help you get organized with a personalized financial plan and can help you implement it with a low-cost index fund portfolio. Adam is a Chartered Financial Analyst and received his MBA from MIT, but more importantly, you'll benefit from Adam's own personal experience with many of the same financial obstacles and opportunities that face physicians. To learn more, visit Adam's website mayport.com/whitecoat to download a free e-book especially for physicians.

Aug 23, 2018
67: An Interview with Passive Income MD and Physician on Fire
01:03:27

Your three favorite physician finance bloggers all in one podcast! WCI, PIMD, and PoF answer listener questions in this episode ranging from how they prefer their chicken wings to how to help your colleagues learn to manage their money better. They discuss REITs vs buying rental property, getting on the same financial page with your spouse, and whether they would encourage their children to go into medicine. Plus lots more questions. You will find it informative and entertaining.

If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

Today's podcast is sponsored by Nomad Health. Nomad is a fast, easy, online way to find great doctor and nurse jobs. Looking for a freelance locums gig? Come to Nomad! Looking for a new full time job? Come to Nomad! Looking for a travel nursing job? Come to Nomad! And best of all, there are no brokers. It's all online, self-service, and totally transparent. No more phone calls and spam emails from agency recruiters. You can check out Nomad at nomadhealth.com.

Aug 16, 2018
66: Long Term Care Insurance
36:57

Long term care insurance, cancer supplemental insurance, disability insurance - it is all covered in this episode as well as answering listener questions.

If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Set for Life Insurance. Set for Life Insurance was founded by President, Jamie K. Fleischner, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF in 1993 which she started while attending Washington University in St. Louis. They specialize in individual term life, disability and long term care insurance. They work on the client’s behalf to shop around to find the most suitable products at the most cost effective rate. Set for Life is first and foremost a client-centric company. They listen carefully to the needs of clients and shop around to find the best products available at the best rate. Because of the volume and exceptional reputation of Set for Life Insurance as well as the relationships they have developed over the years, Set for Life clients have access to special services not available elsewhere in the industry. This includes special discounts, gender neutral policies (saving women significantly), priority underwriting handling and on some occasions exceptions in the underwriting process. For more information, visit www.setforlifeinsurance.com.

Aug 09, 2018
65: An Interview with Coach Carson
52:27

This episode is an interview with Coach Carson who provides practical and approachable education and empowerment concerning investing in real estate. He wants to help listeners win financially so that you can do what matters in your life.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Splash Financial, a leader in student loan refinancing for doctors. Consolidate and refinance your federal and private student loans to save money and simplify your life. No application or origination fees and no prepayment penalties. Splash has new rates as low as 3.5% fixed APR which can save doctors tens of thousands of dollars over the life of their loans. Plus, WCI readers receive a $500 welcome bonus for refinancing with Splash. You can even use their loan assessment tool to compare government repayment options against refinancing. Visit whitecoatinvestor.com/splashfinancial to learn more and to check your rate in minutes.

Aug 02, 2018
64: Dealing with Inflation
37:53

Do you take inflation into consideration when you create your "retirement day financial goal"? This and more listener questions about military medicine, paying AUM fees, buying health insurance, and student loan management are addressed in this episode.

If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Adam Grossman of Mayport Wealth Management. Adam is a Boston-based advisor and works with physicians across the country. Unlike most other advisors, Adam offers straightforward flat fees for both standalone financial planning and investment management. Whatever stage you're at in your career, Adam can help you get organized with a personalized financial plan and can help you implement it with a low-cost index fund portfolio. Adam is a Chartered Financial Analyst and received his MBA from MIT, but more importantly, you'll benefit from Adam's own personal experience with many of the same financial obstacles and opportunities that face physicians. To learn more, visit Adam's website mayport.com/whitecoat to download a free e-book especially for physicians.

Jul 26, 2018
63: Hate Mail and a Disclosure
25:33

Dr. Dahle shares some hate mail he received as well as a disclosure about what he is licensed to do. More importantly, he answers many listeners questions about student loans, delaying tax filing, annuities, and how much disability insurance you need.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is brought to you by 37th Parallel Properties. As you know, I'm primarily an index mutual fund guy. But there's a strong body of evidence supporting alternative investments - especially commercial multifamily investments. They can provide non-correlated equity growth and tax-advantaged income. Full disclosure, I've just started investing with 37th Parallel. But, several members of White Coat Investor have invested with them and all seem to be happy with their results and reporting. With over $300M in profitable multifamily transactions, they've made the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies the past two years and are on pace to do it again this year. One thing I really like is that 37th Parallel educates their investors. You can learn more about them and get a very informative introduction to how commercial multifamily investing works via their special report Evidence Based Investing. Check out 37parallel.com/ebi

Jul 19, 2018
62: An Interview with Vagabond MD
58:39

Dr. Dahle and Vagabond MD, an active participant in the WCI forum, providing many readers with needed financial information, discuss what he teaches new doctors about personal finance and investing, what mistakes he sees his peers making, and whether he thinks becoming a doctor is still worth it or at what level of debt should they change their minds, if any.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by our friends at Zoe Financial. Finding a reputable financial advisor can be difficult. And even more difficult, is finding an advisor you personally connect with, that also specializes in the areas where you need help like taxes, diversifying investments, or just budgeting. That’s where Zoefin.com comes in. They have developed an algorithm that matches you with with an advisor based on your unique life stage & goals. All of the advisors in Zoe’s network are independent, accredited, fee only fiduciaries - amazingly this means that Zoe rejects 95% of the advisors they interview, so you don’t have to waste time with sales people. Visit Zoefin.com/whitecoat to take their quiz and schedule your free call today.

Jul 12, 2018
61: All About Residents
30:59

Dr. Dahle talks about everything that a resident needs to know in this episode, from managing student loans, to housing, to retirement accounts, etc. If you are a resident, or will be a resident in the future, make sure you listen to this episode.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by PracticeLink. Did you know PracticeLink, the #1 online physician job board, helps you find the right opportunity in the right community, AND it's 100% free? Join PracticeLink today to browse physician and advanced practitioner opportunities across town or across the country. Create a profile to make yourself visible to physician recruiters looking for you. Visit info.PracticeLink.com/WCI to learn about all the free career resources available. That’s I N F O dot PracticeLink dot com slash WCI.

Jul 05, 2018
60: An Interview with Ryan Gray from Medical School Headquarters
45:19

Dr. Dahle and Dr. Gray discuss relevant premed topics in this episode to help those thinking medical school is for them to receive the information they need. Dr. Gray desire is to guide medical school applicants through the admissions process and simplify the process.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Splash Financial, a leader in student loan refinancing for doctors. Consolidate and refinance your federal and private student loans to save money and simplify your life. No application or origination fees and no prepayment penalties. Splash has new rates as low as 3.5% fixed APR which can save doctors tens of thousands of dollars over the life of their loans. Plus, WCI readers receive a $500 welcome bonus for refinancing with Splash. You can even use their loan assessment tool to compare government repayment options against refinancing. Visit whitecoatinvestor.com/splashfinancial to learn more and to check your rate in minutes.

Jun 28, 2018
59: Is Dr. Mike Meru Crazy?
37:26

In this episode Dr. Dahle talks about Dr. Mike Meru and his student loan balance of over $1 million dollars. Is he crazy? Or crazy like a fox? Listen to get Dr. Dahle's take on the situation and how best to manage large student loan debts.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by CommonBond. If you’re like many of your peers, your heart probably drops each time you see how much you owe in medical school loans. But, it doesn’t have to be this way. You don’t have to live life with high payments or high interest. By simplifying all of their student loans into one loan at a lower rate, Doctors save $50,615 on average—and CommonBond is here to help you do it. With a straight-forward, commitment free application, you’ll get your new interest rate in two minutes. CommonBond is also the leader in borrower protections versus other options, because they know how unpredictable life is. And, their award-winning service team has your back every step of the way. As a member of the WCI community, you’ll get a $500 bonus when you refinance with CommonBond. Apply today at Commonbond.co/wci to lock in your rates before they go up. CommonBond is a licensed lender. NMLS number 1175900

Jun 21, 2018
58: An Interview with Sarah Catherine Gutierrez from Aptus Financial
01:05:53

Dr. Dahle interviews Sarah Catherine Gutierrez from Aptus Financial in this episode. They talked about how she got into the financial advising world, the mistakes she sees doctors making in their financial plan, even the DIY guys, and where she sees the financial advising business going in the future. They discuss the different ways that advisors are paid and the conflicts of interests with each type.

If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Set for Life Insurance. Set for Life Insurance was founded by President, Jamie K. Fleischner, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF in 1993 which she started while attending Washington University in St. Louis. They specialize in individual term life, disability and long term care insurance. They work on the client’s behalf to shop around to find the most suitable products at the most cost effective rate. Set for Life is first and foremost a client-centric company. They listen carefully to the needs of clients and shop around to find the best products available at the best rate. Because of the volume and exceptional reputation of Set for Life Insurance as well as the relationships they have developed over the years, Set for Life clients have access to special services not available elsewhere in the industry. This includes special discounts, gender neutral policies (saving women significantly), priority underwriting handling and on some occasions exceptions in the underwriting process. For more information, visit www.setforlifeinsurance.com.

Jun 14, 2018
57: Questions from Doctors Doing Well and Doctors in Trouble
30:48

Dr. Dahle answers listeners' questions in this episode about disability insurance, lending money to family, student loan management, backdoor Roth IRAs, mortgage rates, and whole life insurance. If you have questions make sure you send them to him.

If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Adam Grossman of Mayport Wealth Management. Adam is a Boston-based advisor and works with physicians across the country. Unlike most other advisors, Adam offers straightforward flat fees for both standalone financial planning and investment management. Whatever stage you're at in your career, Adam can help you get organized with a personalized financial plan and can help you implement it with a low-cost index fund portfolio. Adam is a Chartered Financial Analyst and received his MBA from MIT, but more importantly, you'll benefit from Adam's own personal experience with many of the same financial obstacles and opportunities that face physicians. To learn more, visit Adam's website mayport.com/whitecoat to download a free e-book especially for physicians.

Jun 07, 2018
56: An Interview with Mike Piper from the Oblivious Investor
01:07:07

In this episode Dr. Dahle interviews Mike Piper, CPA, who gave the two highest ranked talks at the entire WCI conference in March. In this episode they discuss the new 199A deduction for physicians, when to take social security, the LLC vs S Corp vs C Corp decision,and frequent tax issues that high income professionals face.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by CommonBond. If you’re like many of your peers, your heart probably drops each time you see how much you owe in medical school loans. But, it doesn’t have to be this way. You don’t have to live life with high payments or high interest. By simplifying all of their student loans into one loan at a lower rate, Doctors save $50,615 on average—and CommonBond is here to help you do it. With a straight-forward, commitment free application, you’ll get your new interest rate in two minutes. CommonBond is also the leader in borrower protections versus other options, because they know how unpredictable life is. And, their award-winning service team has your back every step of the way. As a member of the WCI community, you’ll get a $500 bonus when you refinance with CommonBond. Apply today at Commonbond.co/wci to lock in your rates before they go up. CommonBond is a licensed lender. NMLS number 1175900

May 31, 2018
Bonus Episode: WCI Conference Video Course
07:59

Bonus Episode! On March 1-3, 2018, 300 physicians, dentists, and other high income professionals met in Park City, Utah for the first-ever Physician Wellness and Financial Literacy Conference. It was a wonderful time with receptions, informal dinners, and skiing, but it also included 12 hours of lectures, a panel of physician financial bloggers, and a book signing event.

The lectures and blogger panel were recorded and compiled with slides, if used, into this online course, which is now made available to you to watch on any device at any time convenient to you without requiring expensive or inconvenient travel to Park City.

Get the online version of The White Coat Investor Conference in Park City today.

May 28, 2018
55: Basics of Investing
28:04

Sometimes investing hobbyists like myself, especially after a decade or more of investing, assume everybody knows the basics of investing. Occasionally, I am starkly reminded that is not the case. Today, I’d like to just go on record about what I think everyone should have learned in Investing 101. Learn it from me or learn it in the school of hard knocks, but you will learn it.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Splash Financial, a leader in student loan refinancing for doctors. Consolidate and refinance your federal and private student loans to save money and simplify your life. No application or origination fees and no prepayment penalties. Splash has new rates as low as 3.5% fixed APR which can save doctors tens of thousands of dollars over the life of their loans. Plus, WCI readers receive a $500 welcome bonus for refinancing with Splash. You can even use their loan assessment tool to compare government repayment options against refinancing. Visit whitecoatinvestor.com/splashfinancial to learn more and to check your rate in minutes.

May 24, 2018
54: Asset Protection
31:50

This episode is about asset protection. We discuss what you can do to better protect your assets like houses, taxable accounts, real estate, etc. Plus of course answer listener question about backdoor Roth IRAs, PSLF, marijuana, and cash flow banking.

If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Set for Life Insurance. Set for Life Insurance was founded by President, Jamie K. Fleischner, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF in 1993 which she started while attending Washington University in St. Louis. They specialize in individual term life, disability and long term care insurance. They work on the client’s behalf to shop around to find the most suitable products at the most cost effective rate. Set for Life is first and foremost a client-centric company. They listen carefully to the needs of clients and shop around to find the best products available at the best rate. Because of the volume and exceptional reputation of Set for Life Insurance as well as the relationships they have developed over the years, Set for Life clients have access to special services not available elsewhere in the industry. This includes special discounts, gender neutral policies (saving women significantly), priority underwriting handling and on some occasions exceptions in the underwriting process. For more information, visit www.setforlifeinsurance.com.

May 17, 2018
53: Tax Cut and Jobs Act Pass Through Deduction
30:13

There is a new deduction for pass-through businesses such as sole proprietorships, LLCs, and S corporations. However, this deduction is specifically limited for physicians and similar professionals who have a taxable income of more than $157,500 ($315,000 if married). This episode we talk about the Tax Cut and Jobs Act pass through deduction as well as answer a whole bunch of questions from readers.

If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information.

Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/ This episode is sponsored by DI4MDS - Disability Insurance Specialists. Recognizing physicians value time and independence, D.K. Unger has developed tools that streamline the process of reviewing and implementing life and disability insurance. One of the new tools is a unique, instantaneous, term life quote and comparison software that requires no identifying information. Compare your rates from the top companies in 60 seconds by going to termlifeguide.com/home/di4mds.

May 13, 2018
52: An Interview with Lara McElderry from Married to Doctors
46:00

In this episode I interview Lara McElderry from the Married to Doctors podcast. Some might find that being married to a doctor isn’t as glamorous as society assumes. Having a physician spouse and having a strong relationship can be difficult. It is common to feel resentment, friction, and stress in your relationship despite how much you love each other. Lara's mission statement is simple, "Making Successful Homes Happier." We talk about how to do that in this episode.

 

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This episode is sponsored by Adam Grossman of Mayport Wealth Management. Adam is a Boston-based advisor and works with physicians across the country. Unlike most other advisors, Adam offers straightforward flat fees for both standalone financial planning and investment management. Whatever stage you're at in your career, Adam can help you get organized with a personalized financial plan and can help you implement it with a low-cost index fund portfolio. Adam is a Chartered Financial Analyst and received his MBA from MIT, but more importantly, you'll benefit from Adam's own personal experience with many of the same financial obstacles and opportunities that face physicians. To learn more, visit Adam's website mayport.com/whitecoat to download a free e-book especially for physicians.

May 03, 2018
51: Another Visit to Whole Life Insurance Land
42:21

I would like to say “don’t ever buy whole life insurance” and leave it at that but that just isn't the case. In this episode we revisit whole life insurance and discuss some situations in which you may want to buy or keep the policy you were already sold.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Splash Financial, a leader in student loan refinancing for doctors. Consolidate and refinance your federal and private student loans to save money and simplify your life. No application or origination fees and no prepayment penalties. Splash has new rates as low as 3.5% fixed APR which can save doctors tens of thousands of dollars over the life of their loans. Plus, WCI readers receive a $500 welcome bonus for refinancing with Splash. You can even use their loan assessment tool to compare government repayment options against refinancing. Visit whitecoatinvestor.com/splashfinancial to learn more and to check your rate in minutes.

Apr 26, 2018
50: An Interview with Paul Merriman
01:13:26

In this episode I interview Paul Merriman. He is best known for his work, a large percentage of which is done on a volunteer basis, educating the individual investor. I told him when we were lining this up that he was a controversial figure in the Bogleheads community, not only for his advocacy of a tilted portfolio, but also the trend following bit, so we focus heavily on that today.

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This podcast is sponsored by Chris Wimberly at The Disability Doc. Chris has helped hundreds of physicians and families protect their income. His insurance practice is “independent”, meaning he works for you and not on behalf of any single carrier. Chris brings a fresh approach to the table, and helps simplify the process of creating a plan. Oh... and also... he has access to the best discounts nationwide. To experience the benefits of working with Chris, please visit: thedisabilitydoc.com ...and “doc” is spelled D-O-C. So again, that’s thedisabilitydoc.com

Apr 19, 2018
49: Tales From my Email Box
24:33

This episode is full of listeners' and readers' questions. Dr. Dahle talks about lifetime limits on retirement accounts and 529 plans, Backdoor Roth IRAs, SEP IRAs, saving for short term large purchases, and a cautionary tale about student loan debt and why you should make a plan early concerning how you will deal with it.

If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Bob Bhayani at Doctor Disability Quotes.com . They are a truly independent provider of disability insurance planning solutions to the medical community nation wide. Bob specializes in working with residents and fellows early in their careers to set up sound financial and insurance strategies. Contact Bob today by email at info@drdisabilityquotes.com or by calling 973-771-9100

Apr 12, 2018
48: Choose Financial Independence
54:39

Dr. Dahle interviews Brad and Jonathan from the ChooseFI podcast. They discuss many different aspects of financial independence.

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This episode is brought to you by 37th Parallel Properties. As you know, I'm primarily an index mutual fund guy. But there's a strong body of evidence supporting alternative investments - especially commercial multifamily investments. They can provide non-correlated equity growth and tax-advantaged income. Full disclosure, I've just started investing with 37th Parallel. But, several members of White Coat Investor have invested with them and all seem to be happy with their results and reporting. With over $300M in profitable multifamily transactions, they've made the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies the past two years and are on pace to do it again this year. One thing I really like is that 37th Parallel educates their investors. You can learn more about them and get a very informative introduction to how commercial multifamily investing works via their special report Evidence Based Investing. Check out 37parallel.com/ebi

Apr 05, 2018
47: Staying the Course, Stock Purchase Plans, and TSP Loans
25:33

In this episode Dr. Dahle answers listeners' questions about staying the course with your investing, stock purchase plans, and TSP Loans.

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This episode is sponsored by Set for Life Insurance. Set for Life Insurance was founded by President, Jamie K. Fleischner, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF in 1993 which she started while attending Washington University in St. Louis. They specialize in individual term life, disability and long term care insurance. They work on the client’s behalf to shop around to find the most suitable products at the most cost effective rate. Set for Life is first and foremost a client-centric company. They listen carefully to the needs of clients and shop around to find the best products available at the best rate.

Because of the volume and exceptional reputation of Set for Life Insurance as well as the relationships they have developed over the years, Set for Life clients have access to special services not available elsewhere in the industry. This includes special discounts, gender neutral policies (saving women significantly), priority underwriting handling and on some occasions exceptions in the underwriting process. For more information, visit www.setforlifeinsurance.com.

Mar 29, 2018
46: The Happy Philosopher
55:30

WCI interviews The Happy Philosopher in this episode discussing physician burnout and what can be done about it.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Larry Keller, CFP, CLU, ChFC, RHU, LUTCF at Physician Financial Services. Larry is well-known to long-term blog readers from the nearly dozen guest posts he has submitted over the years. He has also worked with literally hundreds of WCI readers to get term life and disability insurance coverage in place. I’ve received tons of favorable feedback and absolutely zero negative feedback about Larry over the years. If you are in need of term life or disability insurance contact Larry at 516-677-6211 or LKeller@physicianfinancialservices.com.

Mar 22, 2018
45: Interview with Curbside Real Estate
37:14

I am continually fascinated by the burning desire among graduating medical students and even residents, and particularly their spouses, to purchase a home as soon as is humanly possible despite having a net worth of a negative $200,000 or $300,000. I try to talk them out of it but I know many will do it anyway. I'm often asked for referrals for realtors that work frequently with physicians. I want you to buy the right house at the right time. This episode introduces a new WCI partner, Curbside Real Estate, that can help you buy your home when the time is right. 

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This episode is sponsored by CurbsideRealEstate.com, a free real estate concierge service for physicians, by physicians. After struggling through his first home purchase, Dr. Peter Kim founded Curbside Real Estate to address physician-specific issues encountered during the home buying process. In addition to providing news and information, CurbsideRealEstate.com is your physician-led “curbside consult” for physician home loans, expert real estate agents, relocation, and everything in between. Whether you’re securing your first home loan, just beginning your home search, or you’re not sure where to start, CurbsideRealEstate.com can help you navigate the home buying process confidently and efficiently, saving you valuable time and money. Exclusive bonus for White Coat Investor readers: $100 bonus at closing.

Mar 15, 2018
44: Complicated Aspects of 401(k)s
29:36

There are complicated aspects of 401(k)s. Many of these are discussed in this episode as we answer listeners' questions about their 401(k)s.

If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Adam Grossman of Mayport Wealth Management. Adam is a Boston-based advisor and works with physicians across the country. Unlike most other advisors, Adam offers straightforward flat fees for both standalone financial planning and investment management. Whatever stage you're at in your career, Adam can help you get organized with a personalized financial plan and can help you implement it with a low-cost index fund portfolio. Adam is a Chartered Financial Analyst and received his MBA from MIT, but more importantly, you'll benefit from Adam's own personal experience with many of the same financial obstacles and opportunities that face physicians. To learn more, visit Adam's website mayport.com/whitecoat to download a free e-book especially for physicians.

Mar 08, 2018
43: Merger Arbitrage with Peter Steinberg MD
47:17

WCI and Dr. Steinberg discuss merger arbitrage. Now, this is a technique that hedge fund managers have done for some time, with varying amounts of success. Dr. Steinberg shares his experience with us. Critics say merger arbitrage has a limited upside and a huge downside. Listen to learn more.

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This episode is sponsored by DrDisabilityQuotes.com . Bob Bhayani, MBA, is managing partner for a truly independent provider of disability insurance planning solutions to the medical community nationwide. Bob regularly lectures at hospitals and faculties regarding creation of income protection and risk management solutions. Bob has specialized in working with residents and fellows early in their careers to set up sound financial and insurance strategies. Bob has leveraged his decades worth of relationships with top insurance companies to deliver discounts to all eligible applicants. DrDisabilityQuotes.com is an interactive website where physicians are able to gain a wealth of knowledge regarding disability insurance and also run instant life insurance comparison quotes from various companies. For your insurance needs contact Bob at info@drdisabilityquotes.com or 973-771-9100.

Mar 01, 2018
42: Buy One Property A Year
37:18

In this episode I discuss the concept of buying one property a year as a path to wealth and financial independence. Remember this isn’t required for a high income professional. But it is an alternate path and quite likely a little faster, but more risky, path to financial independence.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

Splash Financial is a leader in student loan refinancing for doctors. Consolidate and refinance your federal and private student loans to save money and simplify your life. No application or origination fees and no prepayment penalties. Your family is always protected with loan forgiveness in case of death and permanent disability. Plus, WCI readers receive a $1,000 bonus for loans over $200k, a $500 bonus for loans $100k-$200k, or $250 bonus for loans under $100k. You can even use their loan assessment tool to compare government repayment options against refinancing. Visit www.whitecoatinvestor.com/splashfinancial

Feb 22, 2018
41: Getting A Second Opinion
28:51

In the medical world, it is routine to get a second opinion. The more serious the condition, the more likely a patient will seek a second opinion. Most doctors take no offense to this, nor should they. However, in the world of financial advisors, a second opinion is rare and some advisors are personally offended by it. It shouldn’t be any big deal to have one of your clients go pay for an hour or two of someone’s time to make sure you’re not doing anything too crazy with their money. Of course, I understand why it is a big deal since most clients that go for a second opinion never come back because most “advisors” aren’t giving good advice. If you’ve never had a second opinion, I highly recommend it and will discuss ways to get that second opinion on your financial plan.

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This episode is sponsored by Firstmetric, a low-cost investment advisory firm that provides investment planning and portfolio management services using index funds from Vanguard and Dimensional Fund Advisors; among others. Scott Salaske is the CEO of Firstmetric and host of the Seeking Wealth podcast. He has 20 years of experience helping physicians and other professionals make the switch to an indexing investment philosophy. To learn more about how Firstmetric can help you lower your investment fees and start using index funds visit their website at www.firstmetric.com.

Feb 15, 2018
40: Physician on Fire Update
57:51

Physician on Fire and WCI discuss his transition to part time work, his safe withdrawal rate, and slow traveling with his family. They also answer many listeners' questions.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Adam Grossman of Mayport Wealth Management. Adam is a Boston-based advisor and works with physicians across the country. Unlike most other advisors, Adam offers straightforward flat fees for both standalone financial planning and investment management. Whatever stage you're at in your career, Adam can help you get organized with a personalized financial plan and can help you implement it with a low-cost index fund portfolio. Adam is a Chartered Financial Analyst and received his MBA from MIT, but more importantly, you'll benefit from Adam's own personal experience with many of the same financial obstacles and opportunities that face physicians. To learn more, visit Adam's website mayport.com/whitecoat to download a free e-book especially for physicians.

Feb 08, 2018
39: Five Questions on SERPs, New Tax Law, Inherited IRAs, and Gifts
16:32

Dr. Dahle answers listeners' questions in this episode. He covers questions about SERPs, the new tax law, inherited IRAs, and gifts.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by ProAssurance professional liability insurance for doctors. Their numbers show they close more medical malpractice claims without indemnity payouts. ProAssurance also spends more on defense and less on settlements. You can get the facts about medical liability insurance and strong defense at ProAssurance.com.

Feb 01, 2018
38: Bitcoin, Prenups, and Investing vs Paying off Debt
20:06

In this episode Dr. Dahle answers listeners' questions about bitcoin, prenups, and whether you should be investing or paying off debt.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by PracticeLink. Did you know PracticeLink, the #1 online physician job board, helps you find the right opportunity in the right community, AND it's 100% free? Join PracticeLink today to browse physician and advanced practitioner opportunities across town or across the country. Create a profile to make yourself visible to physician recruiters looking for you. Visit info.PracticeLink.com/WCI to learn about all the free career resources available. That’s I N F O dot PracticeLink dot com slash WCI.

Jan 25, 2018
37: Introducing the WCI Online Course: Fire Your Financial Advisor
29:21

This episode is an introduction to the new WCI course, Fire Your Financial Advisor! Over the years that I’ve been helping doctors and other high income professionals stop doing dumb stuff with their money, I’ve learned that most of them aren’t hobbyists. They don’t find personal finance and investing all that interesting. In fact, if given the choice, they’d rather not do it at all. Ideally, they would hire a “money guy (or gal)" who would take care of all this for them for a reasonable price.

Unfortunately, one of two things usually happens. The first is that they hire a “money guy,” but that person either gives crummy advice or charges too much for good advice. The second is that they become so busy or so paralyzed about which “money gal” to hire that they don’t do anything at all. Either way, they leave a lot of money on the table and go through life with a sense of unease that they are doing something wrong with their finances.

Does that describe you? If so, this course is for you. No more wading through dozens of books at the library, scrolling through hundreds of blog posts on dozens of blogs, or checking in daily with online forums trying to gain a financial education the way the hobbyists do. For 1/10th the price and half the time of hiring a professional financial planner, this course will take you from feeling anxious and having no plan to having a written financial plan you can follow the rest of your investing career as a professional and a retiree. This course is the material that should have been taught to you in college, medical school, or residency but never was.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This podcast is sponsored by SoFi, one of the world leaders in student loan refinancing. Do you know how easy it is to start saving money on your student loans by refinancing? SoFi offers a free online application to refinance. As the leading student loan refinancing provider in the country, they’ve already helped over ten thousand doctors save $46,086 on average on their student loans. They can help you too. There’s no obligation and no fees to apply. Take two minutes to see your new low student loan interest rate on SoFi and you could save tens of thousands of dollars on your student loans. As a member of the WCI community you’ll get $300 towards your student loan when you apply to refinance with SoFi. Now medical residents can refinance their student loans with SoFi too and pay just $100 a month during their training.

Jan 18, 2018
36: Interview with Nathaniel Minnick, DO
56:53

Dr. Dahle and Dr. Minnick answer readers' questions in this episode. From the debate over DO vs MD to where is the best place to open your solo 401k to should you invest in your medical partner's side business. You will enjoy this interview between two physicians who are dedicated to helping their colleagues become financially literate.

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Did you know the average professional saves over $20,000 when refinancing with Laurel Road?

Laurel Road has helped thousands of professionals with graduate and undergraduate degrees across the country refinance federal and private school loans – over $3 billion to date.

In addition to offering a $300 bonus for WCI readers who refinance student loans with Laurel Road, those in residency or fellowship can pay $100 per month throughout and up to 6 months after training.

For more information and to submit an application, simply visit www.laurelroad.com/wcipc. L-A-U-R-E-L-R-O-A-D dot com, slash W-C-I-P-C.

Laurel Road is a Division of Darian Rowayton Bank, FDIC insured and established in 2006, and is an equal opportunity lender.

 

Jan 11, 2018
35_Interview with Jordan Goodman from Money Answers
58:58

This show is an interview with Jordan Goodman, “America’s Money Answers Man” and a "nationally-recognized expert" on personal finance. We discuss hard money loans, mortgage acceleration, investing in life settlements, and bitcoin. There is now a lengthy discussion at the end that I added in December 2018 where I mention some of the things in the podcast that I think Mr. Goodman got wrong as well as some of the conflicts of interest that weren't mentioned by him in the podcast. So make sure you listen to the end.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by ProAssurance, professional liability insurance for doctors. They understand the risks involved in the practice of medicine. Your reputation is at stake, and even the best doctors face malpractice allegations. Count on ProAssurance for superior defense against claims—it’s part of their commitment to treat you fairly. ProAssurance is rated A+ Superior by A.M. Best. Learn what it means to be treated fairly at ProAssurance.com.

Jan 04, 2018
34_Good Investing is Boring Investing
18:22

This episode is a bit of a “back to basics” show. Mutual funds make up the majority of my investment portfolio and I think that should be the case for most investors out there. Get rich once, get rich slowly. Good investing is boring investing.

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This podcast is sponsored by Education Loan Finance. Education Loan Finance is here to empower you to a brighter future. We do that by helping you through the refinancing process with your own personal loan advisor who will be with you during the entire process. Education Loan Finance also has some of the lowest rates in the industry. You can learn more and get the special White Coat Investor deal, $325 back to you, at ELFI.com/whitecoatinvestor

Dec 28, 2017
33: Questions from Medical Students
20:58

Dr. Dahle answers questions from medical students on the show today. He will cover how to get on the same page financially with your partner. He discusses how to prioritize paying off debt, investing, and buying a home. The question about socially responsible investing and whether we should be doing it is addressed as well as the backdoor Roth IRA that every doctor should know about.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by ProAssurance, professional liability insurance for doctors. They understand the risks involved in the practice of medicine. Your reputation is at stake, and even the best doctors face malpractice allegations. Count on ProAssurance for superior defense against claims—it’s part of their commitment to treat you fairly. ProAssurance is rated A+ Superior by A.M. Best. Learn what it means to be treated fairly at ProAssurance.com.

Dec 21, 2017
32: Passive Income MD
31:59

We have a special guest in this episode, Passive Income M.D. He's the newest addition to the White Coat Investor Network, which is a network of physician and other high income professional focused blogs that are trying to get this information into your hands so you can find the financial success you deserve. We want you to  live the life that you want, practice how you want,  have the time to spend with your loved ones, and not worry about money. Things are constantly changing in medicine. And let's be honest it's almost never better for the physician. One of the best ways to combat  burnout is really by relieving yourself of the financial pressure from medicine itself and that comes from having multiple sources of income. And the more passive the better. Passive Income MD shares some of his forms of passive income in this episode and discusses how others can open up these streams of revenue for themselves.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Adam Grossman of Mayport Wealth Management. Adam is a Boston-based advisor and works with physicians across the country. Unlike most other advisors, Adam offers straightforward flat fees for both standalone financial planning and investment management. Whatever stage you're at in your career, Adam can help you get organized with a personalized financial plan and can help you implement it with a low-cost index fund portfolio. Adam is a Chartered Financial Analyst and received his MBA from MIT, but more importantly, you'll benefit from Adam's own personal experience with many of the same financial obstacles and opportunities that face physicians. To learn more, visit Adam's website to download a free e-book especially for physicians.

Dec 14, 2017
31: Alternative Investments with Dr. Meadows
47:44

Alternative Investments with Dr. Meadows

Our guest on this episode is Dr. Kenyon Meadows, a radiation oncologist who practices in Georgia. He recently wrote a book called Alternative Financial Medicine: High Yield Investments in a Low Yield World. In the book he discusses his ongoing experiences investing in stuff that isn’t stock and bond index funds. Now regular listeners know that I also invest in “alternatives,” although only about 15% of my portfolio is invested in something besides index funds. So far it has been a pretty good experience. In this episode we get into both Dr. Meadow’s alternative investments and my own.

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This podcast is sponsored by Fundrise. Fundrise gives investors access to the exclusive benefits of private market real estate through a simple, online platform. That means, with Fundrise, you can invest in premium private real estate assets and earn up to 33% higher expected annual returns than those expected of traditional stocks and bonds. Experience all the benefits of the private market, plus the transparency of an online service and none of the hidden costs or mediocre returns inherent in the public market. You can get started today with an investment tailored to your portfolio goals, ranging from supplemental income to long-term growth. With Fundrise, anyone can finally invest in real estate like a billion dollar institution. To learn more, visit Fundrise.com/whitecoat.

Dec 07, 2017
30: How to Invest at All Time Highs
23:17

How to Invest at All Time Highs

Our topic on the podcast today is how to invest at all time highs. This is a question I've been hearing a lot lately both in person, via e-mail, and in comments. But in reality I view it as an investing teenager question. It is not an investing child question because when you're just getting started as an investor, you don't even worry about stuff like this because you don't know it is a problem. You don't really know where the market is at. It's only as you start learning a little bit about investing that you start worrying about things like this. And then as you become an investing adult you realize that worrying about this doesn't do you any good. And so you stop. But in that transitionary period, it is a big concern for a lot of people. So we're going to talk about what to do when the market is at an all time high.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Proassurance, professional liability insurance for doctors. Their numbers show they close more medical malpractice claims without indemnity payouts. Proassurance also spends more on defense and less on settlements. You can get the facts about medical liability insurance and strong defense at Proassurance.com.

Nov 30, 2017
29: Tax Reform Bill in Congress
38:57

Tax Reform Bill in Congress

We are talking about taxes today and specifically about the tax bills bouncing around in Congress. Now obviously these are a work in progress. And it is important to look at it from two perspectives- one what is good tax policy and two whether or not it is actually good for me and you. Listen to this podcast to learn what changes are on the new tax reform bill and how it will affect you.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This podcast is sponsored by SoFi, one of the world leaders in student loan refinancing. Do you know how easy it is to start saving money on your student loans by refinancing? SoFi offers a free online application to refinance. As the leading student loan refinancing provider in the country, they’ve already helped over ten thousand doctors save $46,086 on average on their student loans. They can help you too. There’s no obligation and no fees to apply. Take two minutes to see your new low student loan interest rate on SoFi and you could save tens of thousands of dollars on your student loans. As a member of the WCI community you’ll get $300 towards your student loan when you apply to refinance with SoFi. Now medical residents can refinance their student loans with SoFi too and pay just $100 a month during their training.

Nov 16, 2017
28: What Matters Most in Personal Finance
24:03

What Matters Most in Personal Finance

We spend a lot of our time talking about and worrying about the minutia compared to the big things you should be worried about. Realize that there are somethings that matter far more than other things. In this episode, Dr. Dahle talks about those things that matter most.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Sofi. Hundreds of WCI readers have refinanced their student loans with SoFi over the last 1-2 years saving literally millions of dollars in interest. If you apply via this link, http://www.sofi.com/whitecoat you’ll get paid $300. If you’re smart, you’ll just have them apply that to your loan balance.

Nov 04, 2017
27: How to Get Rich Quickly
24:29

How to Get Rich Quickly

Dr. Dahle discusses how to build wealth in this episode and if you have a need/desire to build wealth quickly he lays out a plan for you to do that.

If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Larry Keller, CFP, CLU, ChFC, RHU, LUTCF at Physician Financial Services. Larry is well-known to long-term blog readers from the nearly dozen guest posts he has submitted over the years. He has also worked with literally hundreds of WCI readers to get term life and disability insurance coverage in place. I’ve received tons of favorable feedback and absolutely zero negative feedback about Larry over the years. If you are in need of term life or disability insurance contact Larry at 516-677-6211 or LKeller@physicianfinancialservices.com.

Oct 30, 2017
26: When to Buy a Home
32:07

When to Buy a Home.

There are lots of great reasons to own your own home, including the fact that you can have as many pets as you like, you can paint the walls whatever color you prefer, and the landlord can never throw you out on the street. Financially speaking, there are many significant benefits of owning a home. However, there are time periods in life when owning your home is a not such a great financial move. In this podcast Dr. Dahle discusses when it is a good time to buy a home.

If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by DrDisabilityQuotes.com . Bob Bhayani, MBA, is managing partner for a truly independent provider of disability insurance planning solutions to the medical community nationwide. Bob regularly lectures at hospitals and faculties regarding creation of income protection and risk management solutions. Bob has specialized in working with residents and fellows early in their careers to set up sound financial and insurance strategies. Bob has leveraged his decades worth of relationships with top insurance companies to deliver discounts to all eligible applicants. DrDisabilityQuotes.com is an interactive website where physicians are able to gain a wealth of knowledge regarding disability insurance and also run instant life insurance comparison quotes from various companies. For your insurance needs contact Bob at info@drdisabilityquotes.com or 973-771-9100.

Oct 24, 2017
25: Military and 1099 Physicians
29:24

Military and 1099 Physicians.

WCI discusses important financial aspects of being a military physician or a physician paid on a 1099. If this applies to you, make sure you listen to this podcast!

If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode was sponsored by WCI Student Loan Refinancing Page. Perhaps the worst part about being a high-income professional is beginning your career with a massive debt burden hanging over your head. Eliminating your educational debt at the beginning of your career will increase your happiness and speed your way to financial freedom, allowing you to take advantage of future opportunities, both professional and personal. En route to debt elimination, most professionals should take advantage of the ability to refinance your debt with a private company. Go to the WCI Student Loan Refinancing Page where WCI has negotiated a special deal with each of these companies, so when you refinance with them, they pay you $100-1000.

Oct 02, 2017
24: Potpourri of Listeners' Questions
26:10

Potpourri of Listeners' Questions.

Many of listener questions are answered today on the podcast from diversifying bonds to getting on the same page financially with your spouse.

If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Earnest, an online lender that helps doctors refinance their student loans. Their M.D. clients save an average of $48,223. That’s a few hundred extra dollars each month to start putting in savings or help pay other bills. They’re also offering a $300 signing bonus to podcast listeners if you apply through earnest.com/whitecoat. Apply online today and get expert support every step of the way at earnest.com/whitecoat. 

 

 

Sep 25, 2017
23: An Interview with Miss Bonnie MD
36:40

An Interview with Miss Bonnie MD.

Listen to this interview between the WCI and Miss Bonnie MD, who is helping women find financial clarity through per blog and podcast. They discuss issues that female physicians face financially, attending expensive medical schools, practicing medicine in a high cost of living area and much more.

If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This podcast was brought to you by Contract Diagnostics – this is a company that specializes in contract reviews – specialization is something we can all appreciate here. So when you have contract needs give them a call – they are a long term sponsor and have helped many of your WCI colleagues. They’ll help you understand your contract and make sure it lines up with your interests. Even if you don't need a contract review, Contract Diagnostics can provide compensation data so you can see how it stacks up - and they do see discrepancies between male and female physicians often. Contractdiagnostics.com or 888-574-5526

 

 

Aug 29, 2017
22: Nuts and Bolts of Financial Planning
43:54

Nuts and Bolts of Financial Planning.

Listen to this Q&A between Dr. Dahle and a fellow listener to find the answers to many of your financial planning questions.

If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by LendingHome, an online lender for home mortgage and hard money borrowers. Accredited investors have seen over $890 million in returns with 7,300 loans, backed by real assets, issued to date. Earn up to $2,500 when you invest your IRA into LendingHome’s Investor Platform while diversifying your portfolio at the same time. Learn more today at Lendinghome.com/WCI or by calling 1-844-415-4663.

 

Aug 21, 2017
21: Tax Diversification
31:49

Tax Diversification

Tax Diversification means not having all of your assets subject to the same tax effects, particularly during the withdrawal phase in retirement.  Proponents of this concept argue you should have some tax-free money, some tax-deferred money, and some taxable money.  This not only provides against against the possibility of severe changes in tax brackets, but also allows you to control your tax bill to a certain extent in retirement. Listen to this podcast to learn more.

If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by DrDisabilityQuotes.com . Bob Bhayani, MBA, is managing partner for a truly independent provider of disability insurance planning solutions to the medical community nationwide. Bob regularly lectures at hospitals and faculties regarding creation of income protection and risk management solutions. Bob has specialized in working with residents and fellows early in their careers to set up sound financial and insurance strategies. Bob has leveraged his decades worth of relationships with top insurance companies to deliver discounts to all eligible applicants. DrDisabilityQuotes.com is an interactive website where physicians are able to gain a wealth of knowledge regarding disability insurance and also run instant life insurance comparison quotes from various companies. For your insurance needs contact Bob at info@drdisabilityquotes.com or 973-771-9100.

Jul 31, 2017
20: Comparing Independent Contractor Jobs with Employee Jobs
28:50

Comparing Independent Contractor Jobs with Employee Jobs.

Which job offer is better? This is a common question and one which nearly every doctor wrestles with at some point during her career. In this podcast Dr. Dahle discusses the factors that should go into this decision.

If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Laurel Road. Do you know how easy it is to refinance your student loans to lower interest rates? Laurel Road offers a FREE, online application and their borrowers save an average of $20,200+ over the life of their loans when refinancing. As a member of the WCI community, you’ll get a $300 bonus when refinancing with Laurel Road! Even residents can refinance and pay only $100/month during training. To learn more and get rates within minutes, visit https://www.laurelroad.com/refinance-student-loans/?white-coat-investor

 

Jul 19, 2017
19: Social Security
22:49

Social Security

Do you count on Social Security when running your retirement projections? How do you do so? Do you discount it somehow? Listen to this podcast to better understand how social security benefits work and how to use them in your retirement plans.

If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Set for Life Insurance. Set for Life Insurance was founded by President, Jamie K. Fleischner, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF in 1993 which she started while attending Washington University in St. Louis. They specialize in individual term life, disability and long term care insurance. They work on the client’s behalf to shop around to find the most suitable products at the most cost effective rate. Set for Life is first and foremost a client-centric company. They listen carefully to the needs of clients and shop around to find the best products available at the best rate. 

Because of the volume and exceptional reputation of Set for Life Insurance as well as the relationships they have developed over the years, Set for Life clients have access to special services not available elsewhere in the industry. This includes special discounts, gender neutral policies (saving women significantly), priority underwriting handling and on some occasions exceptions in the underwriting process.

For more information, visit www.setforlifeinsurance.com.

 

Jun 27, 2017
18: Emergency Funds
23:17

Emergency Funds

What is the purpose of an emergency fund? How should you invest it? This podcast tells everything you ever wanted to know about emergency funds in general and WCI's emergency fund in particular.

 
If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/
 
This episode is sponsored by EquityMultiple. Commercial Real Estate Investing shouldn't be difficult. EquityMultiple is making it easier for accredited investors to invest in commercial opportunities that are vetted by seasoned real estate professionals. 
 
For as little as $5,000, you can now invest alongside experienced real estate companies across the country - they handle all the difficulties of management and you enjoy the benefits of partial ownership. Start creating your own diversified real estate portfolio today.
 
For more information, and to get started, visit EQUITYMULTIPLE at www.equitymultiple.com
 
Securities offered through Growth Capital Services (member FINRA, SIPC). Investment results vary and all investments involve risk.

 

Jun 19, 2017
17: Understanding Tax Deductions and Credits
25:16

Understanding Tax Deductions and Credits.

If you've ever wondered what the difference between tax deductions and tax credits is and desired to lower your tax bill, this is the podcast episode for you.


If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by DrDisabilityQuotes.com . Bob Bhayani, MBA, is managing partner for a truly independent provider of disability insurance planning solutions to the medical community nationwide. Bob regularly lectures at hospitals and faculties regarding creation of income protection and risk management solutions. Bob has specialized in working with residents and fellows early in their careers to set up sound financial and insurance strategies. Bob has leveraged his decades worth of relationships with top insurance companies to deliver discounts to all eligible applicants. DrDisabilityQuotes.com is an interactive website where physicians are able to gain a wealth of knowledge regarding disability insurance and also run instant life insurance comparison quotes from various companies. For your insurance needs contact Bob at info@drdisabilityquotes.com or 973-771-9100.

Jun 09, 2017
16: Understanding the Age 59 1/2 Rule
21:22

Understanding the Age 59 1/2 Rule.

Planning on an early retirement? Listen to this podcast to understand the Age 59 1/2 Rule and how it may affect you. Dr. Dahle discusses all the exceptions to this rule to simplify your early retirement.

If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode was sponsored by Set for Life Insurance, founded by Jamie Fleischner, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF. They specialize in individual term life, disability, and long term care insurance. They are first and foremost a client centric company. They listen carefully to the needs of clients and shop around to find the most suitable products at the most cost effective rate. Because of the volume and exceptional reputation of Set for Life as well as the relationships they have developed over the years, Set for Life clients have access to special services not available elsewhere in the industry. This include special discounts, gender neutral policies (saving women significantly), priority underwriting handling, and on some occasions, exceptions in the underwriting process. For more information visit www.setforlifeinsurance.com

 

 

 

 

May 30, 2017
15: What to do if you have No 401K as a New Attending
11:41

What to do if you have No 401K as a New Attending.

When starting a job as an Attending, often there is a time period where you cannot contribute to the 401K. Dr. Dahle outlines some of the things you should be doing with your money during this time.

If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by DrDisabilityQuotes.com . Bob Bhayani, MBA, is managing partner for a truly independent provider of disability insurance planning solutions to the medical community nationwide. Bob regularly lectures at hospitals and faculties regarding creation of income protection and risk management solutions. Bob has specialized in working with residents and fellows early in their careers to set up sound financial and insurance strategies. Bob has leveraged his decades worth of relationships with top insurance companies to deliver discounts to all eligible applicants. DrDisabilityQuotes.com is an interactive website where physicians are able to gain a wealth of knowledge regarding disability insurance and also run instant life insurance comparison quotes from various companies. For your insurance needs contact Bob at info@drdisabilityquotes.com or 973-771-9100.

May 24, 2017
14: WCI Interviews the Physician on Fire
36:46

WCI Interviews the Physician on Fire. Listen to the first interview the anonymous PoF has granted!

Learn about the path he took to gain financial independence before he was 40 and his plans to retire early.

If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Contract Diagnostics. They are a long-term advertiser with us here at WCI. I love this company as they’ve helped hundreds of WCI get a ‘fair shake’ when it comes to reviewing and understanding their employment contracts – its all they do there. All contracts are reviewed by an in-house attorney, and presented in a simplified way back to you. Using custom documentation, compensation data, and times outside normal business hours they make it easy for you. All packages are flat priced so you know what you will pay up front – residents and fellows can even make interest free payments over time.   So look them up – contractdiagnostics.com or 888-574-5526.

May 11, 2017
13: Fixed versus Variable Rates
20:35

Fixed versus Variable Rates-- Which is Better for Your Mortgage or Student Loan Refinance?

There is a natural hesitancy to having a variable rate loan, because it creates uncertainty in the future. However, it is still often the correct choice in many situations. The real question is not “variable vs. fixed” but rather “variable vs. variable plus an insurance policy.” Listen to the podcast to help you make this important decision.

If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

Today's podcast is sponsored by Credible, a marketplace for student loan refinancing. In less than 2 minutes, Credible allows you to compare personalized offers from up to 7 vetted lenders. It's absolutely free to use and requires no hard credit check -- what have you got to lose? 90 seconds is all it takes to see how much you can save. Plus, White Coat readers will receive $350 when they refinance through credible.com/whitecoat. That's credible.com/whitecoat.
Apr 28, 2017
12: Investing in Taxable Accounts -- What You Need to Know
23:28

Investing in Taxable Accounts -- What You Need to Know.

Ever wondered what you should do when you've maxed out your 401K, backdoor Roth IRA, and HSA but still want to save more? Dr. Dahle discusses the advantages to taxable accounts and what you need to know as you invest in them.

If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by DrDisabilityQuotes.com . Bob Bhayani, MBA, is managing partner for a truly independent provider of disability insurance planning solutions to the medical community nationwide. Bob regularly lectures at hospitals and faculties regarding creation of income protection and risk management solutions. Bob has specialized in working with residents and fellows early in their careers to set up sound financial and insurance strategies. Bob has leveraged his decades worth of relationships with top insurance companies to deliver discounts to all eligible applicants. DrDisabilityQuotes.com is an interactive website where physicians are able to gain a wealth of knowledge regarding disability insurance and also run instant life insurance comparison quotes from various companies. For your insurance needs contact Bob at info@drdisabilityquotes.com or 973-771-9100.

Apr 25, 2017
11: Should You Make Roth or Traditional 401K Contributions?
19:16

Should You Make Roth or Traditional 401K Contributions?

Dr. Dahle get lots of questions from readers about whether or not they should take advantage of their new Roth 401K (or 403B) option or keep contributing to a traditional 401K.  They’re usually looking for an easy, straightforward answer.  Unfortunately, it isn’t that easy. In this podcast Dr. Dahle discusses the important things you should be considering as you make this decision.

If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Physician on Fire. Physician on Fire is a multimillionaire and an anesthesiologist in his early 40s who is on the verge of retirement. He has taken the concepts used by FIRE enthusiasts for years: frugality, budgeting, conscious spending, intelligent investing, mobile lifestyles, and an appropriate retirement spending plan and applied them to a physician career track and income. Check it out today at physicianonfire.com.

 

Mar 23, 2017
10: An interview with Mrs. WCI
18:17

An interview with Mrs. WCI about how they've worked together to build financial success.

Great couples function as one unit. It’s not my money or your money, it’s our money. In this podcast Dr. WCI and Mrs WCI discuss how they have worked together to build financial success.

If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by DrDisabilityQuotes.com . Bob Bhayani, MBA, is managing partner for a truly independent provider of disability insurance planning solutions to the medical community nationwide. Bob regularly lectures at hospitals and faculties regarding creation of income protection and risk management solutions. Bob has specialized in working with residents and fellows early in their careers to set up sound financial and insurance strategies. Bob has leveraged his decades worth of relationships with top insurance companies to deliver discounts to all eligible applicants. DrDisabilityQuotes.com is an interactive website where physicians are able to gain a wealth of knowledge regarding disability insurance and also run instant life insurance comparison quotes from various companies. For your insurance needs contact Bob at info@drdisabilityquotes.com or 973-771-9100.

Mar 17, 2017
9: The Four Pillars to Successfully Paying for Children’s Education
22:59

The Four Pillars to Successfully Paying for Children’s Education.

Student loans are becoming an ever-larger burden on many households. Dr. Dahle discusses the four pillars to successfully paying for children’s education. Every situation is different, and it is likely that one or two of these pillars will be more important in your scenario than the others, but the larger the contribution from each of them, the easier the task will be.

If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by the White Coat Investor Recommended Financial Advisor page found at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/financial-advisors/
An important mission of the WCI is to connect doctors in need of assistance with financial planning and investment management with the good guys in the financial services industry. These advisors offer good advice at a fair price on a fee only basis. Check it out today under the recommendations tab on the website.

 

Mar 10, 2017
8: Passive Income
23:30

Passive Income. "The wealthiest physicians have loads of passive income. They don’t just have like trickling, bubbling streams…they have frothy rivers brimming with passive income." -Dave Denniston

In this podcast Dr. Dahle gives ideas for creating passive income, explains some tax implications, and shares recommendations for entrepreneurship.

He also answers listeners questions concerning whether or not to avoid the fees on your HSA by keeping money in the account or to invest it all, Roth IRAs for a non-working spouse, and debt negotiation versus bankruptcy with some solid advice for getting out of debt. 

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by LendingHome, an online peer to peer short term mortgage lender. For accredited investors only, these loans have yields ranging from 7 to 16% and have an average LTV of only 70%. All loans are initially funded by LendingHome, ensuring your money earns interest from day one. All loan terms are of 12 months or less, providing a quick return of your capital. Learn more today at https://www.lendinghome.com/investor by calling 1-844-415-4663

 

 

 

Feb 24, 2017
7: Backdoor Roth IRAs and Why You Should Be Funding Them
21:54

Backdoor Roth IRAs and Why You Should Be Funding Them.

If you have no idea what a Backdoor Roth IRA is, listen to this podcast. Seriously. You need to know what it is.

Most physicians should be using a personal and spousal Backdoor Roth IRA.  Not only does this provide an additional $5,500 each ($6,500 each if you and your spouse are over 50) of tax-protected and (in most states) asset protected space, but it allows for more tax diversification in retirement. That allows you to determine your own tax rate as a retiree by deciding how much to take from tax-deferred accounts and how much from Roth accounts.

In this episode Dr. Dahle also answers listeners' questions about using a physician mortgage loan and prioritizing a mortgage versus paying off debt.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Sofi, one of the world leaders in student loan refinancing. Sofi has been refinancing White Coat Investor readers for several years now and refinances literally dozens and dozens of you each month. Over the last few years they have probably refinanced thousands of you to lower rates, saving millions of dollars in interest for White Coat Investor readers. You can learn more and get the special White Coat Investor deal at www.sofi.com/whitecoat

 

 

Feb 16, 2017
6: Disability Insurance for High Income Earners
19:35

Disability Insurance for High Income Earners: Understand these critical steps to purchasing disability insurance.

A medical resident’s most valuable financial asset is his future earnings ability, which is at serious risk of loss due to a personal disability. Dr Dahle outlines critical steps to purchasing disability insurance correctly in this podcast.

Disability insurance is FAR more complicated than term life insurance, and while it may not require a ton of time to understand and purchase a policy, it will require more self-education and a lot more decisions to be made. This episode will further your education and walk you through some of those decisions.

Dr. Dahle also answers questions from readers about when is the cheapest time to buy disability insurance and whether or not you should borrow money to buy disability and life insurance during residency.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Larry Keller, CFP, CLU, ChFC, RHU, LUTCF at Physician Financial Services. Larry is well-known to long-term blog readers from the nearly dozen guest posts he has submitted over the years. He has also worked with literally hundreds of WCI readers to get term life and disability insurance coverage in place. I’ve received tons of favorable feedback and absolutely zero negative feedback about Larry over the years. If you are in need of term life or disability insurance contact Larry at 516-677-6211 or LKeller@physicianfinancialservices.com.

Feb 09, 2017
5: Paying Down Student Loans Versus Investing
17:36

Paying Down Student Loans Versus Investing -- What Should You Do?

Ahhhhh….you’ve finally made it. 4 years in college, 4 years in medical school, 3-5 more in residency, and 1-3 more in fellowship and you’re finally making the big bucks. You’ve just started getting your first 5 figure paychecks and you feel like you have some money that you don’t need to spend on this month’s necessities.  You’ve got a couple hundred thousand dollars worth of student loans hanging over your head, a big mortgage, and even a little bit of credit card debt.  But you’re also looking at a huge tax bill, and besides, you don’t want to work forever, so you’ve been studying up on 401Ks and IRAs.  How do you decide when to pay down loans and when to invest? Dr. Dahle will walk you through all the factors that go into this decision and give you some recommendations and a list of financial priorities.
 
He also answers readers' questions about tax loss harvesting and emergency funds.
 
If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by DrDisabilityQuotes.com . Bob Bhayani, MBA is managing partner for a truly independent provider of disability insurance planning solutions to the medical community nationwide. Bob regularly lectures at hospitals and faculties regarding creation of income protection and risk management solutions. Bob has specialized in working with residents and fellows early in their careers to set up sound financial and insurance strategies. Bob has leveraged his decades worth of relationships with top insurance companies to deliver discounts to all eligible applicants. DrDisabilityQuotes.com is an interactive website where physicians are able to gain a wealth of knowledge regarding disability insurance and also run instant life insurance comparison quotes from various companies. For your insurance needs contact Bob at info@drdisabilityquotes.com or 973-771-9100.

Jan 27, 2017
4: The Stealth IRA: A Health Savings Account May Be Your Best Retirement Plan
17:57

The Stealth IRA: A Health Savings Account May Be Your Best Retirement Plan

Dr. Dahle teaches you everything you need to know about a Health Savings Account.  An HSA can help cover health care costs and serve as a triple-tax-free, stealth IRA investment plan. Wondering if you should open one? Want to know the best way to spend your HSA money? Listen to this podcast for the answers.
 
He also answers readers' questions about big financial advising firms versus small ones, commission salesmen versus actual financial advisors, and options for lowering your tax bill.
 
If you found this podcast useful, visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by DrDisabilityQuotes.com . Bob Bhayani, MBA is managing partner for a truly independent provider of disability insurance planning solutions to the medical community nationwide. Bob regularly lectures at hospitals and faculties regarding creation of income protection and risk management solutions. Bob has specialized in working with residents and fellows early in their careers to set up sound financial and insurance strategies. Bob has leveraged his decades worth of relationships with top insurance companies to deliver discounts to all eligible applicants. DrDisabilityQuotes.com is an interactive website where physicians are able to gain a wealth of knowledge regarding disability insurance and also run instant life insurance comparison quotes from various companies. For your insurance needs contact Bob at info@drdisabilityquotes.com or 973-771-9100.

Jan 27, 2017
3: How to Choose a Financial Advisor
21:15
How to Choose a Financial Advisor
 
Dr. Dahle helps you understand the financial advisor professional. What do those designations after their name mean? How do you choose a competent advisor that won't rip you off? What is a robo-advisor and should you use one? Listening to this podcast will help you answer all these questions and more.
 
He also answers readers' questions about backdoor Roth IRAs and refinancing student loans multiple times.
 
If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Andrew McFadden, MBA, CFP, at Panoramic Financial Advice. Panoramic is a virtual advisory firm specializing in the needs of physicians, with a focus on Gen X and Gen Y. Panoramic’s services help physicians chart an organized path to all their financial goals, helping them avoid costly mistakes along the way. Built upon years of experience and a deep understanding of the physician lifestyle, Panoramic is rare in that it can provide expert advice on student loans, taxes, passive investments, retirement planning, employee benefits, insurance, and home purchasing. No asset minimums. Free initial consultation. Can meet virtually with all clients, and in person with California residents. Please contact Founder Andrew McFadden at amcfadden@panoramicfinancial.com or 559-906-0723.

Jan 19, 2017
2: Everything You Need to Know about Whole Life Insurance
23:08

Everything You Need to Know about Whole Life Insurance.

Dr Dahle explains what it is, how it works, why you don't need it, and what to do if you have already purchased it.

Dr. Dahle also addresses questions about inheriting individual securities and prioritizing extra money according to your personal investing statement.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Larry Keller, CFP, CLU, ChFC, RHU, LUTCF at Physician Financial Services. Larry is well-known to long-term blog readers from the nearly dozen guest posts he has submitted over the years. He has also worked with literally hundreds of WCI readers to get term life and disability insurance coverage in place. I’ve received tons of favorable feedback and absolutely zero negative feedback about Larry over the years. If you are in need of term life or disability insurance contact Larry at 516-677-6211 or LKeller@physicianfinancialservices.com.

Jan 19, 2017
1: Refinancing Student Loans
29:59

What You Should Be Doing With Your Student Loans.

Still have student loans at 6-8% interest? Not planning to go for PSLF? Dr. Dahle explains the reasons and process of refinancing your student loans to save yourself thousands of dollars.

Also he includes a Q and A addressing topics such as if you should be driving an expensive car, opening an individual 401K, backdoor Roth IRAs, shopping for a mortgage, finding more tax protected space for investing, and investing in the market at all time highs.

If you found this podcast useful visit our blog at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ for more personal finance and investing information. Find an engaging and helpful community in our forum at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/forums/

This episode is sponsored by Sofi. Hundreds of WCI readers have refinanced their student loans with SoFi over the last 1-2 years saving literally millions of dollars in interest. If you apply via this link, http://www.sofi.com/whitecoat you’ll get paid $300. If you’re smart, you’ll just have them apply that to your loan balance.

Jan 19, 2017