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Apr 28, 2017

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 25, 2017

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.

Mar 23, 2017

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 17, 2017

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 10, 2017

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.

 

Feb 24, 2017

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 16, 2017

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 9, 2017

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.

Jan 27, 2017

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

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 19, 2017
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

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

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.

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