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White Coat Investor Podcast

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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Dec 27, 2018

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.

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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 20, 2018

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.

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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 13, 2018

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.

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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 6, 2018

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.

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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.

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