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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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Feb 13, 2020

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.

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Feb 6, 2020

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/

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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

Jan 30, 2020

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 23, 2020

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 16, 2020

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 9, 2020

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 2, 2020

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.

Dec 26, 2019

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 19, 2019

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 12, 2019

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.

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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 5, 2019

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.

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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!

Nov 28, 2019

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.

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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 21, 2019

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 14, 2019

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 7, 2019

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.

Oct 31, 2019

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 24, 2019

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 17, 2019

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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Oct 10, 2019

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 3, 2019

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.
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Sep 26, 2019

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 19, 2019

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 17, 2019

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 12, 2019

"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 5, 2019

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.

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