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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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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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