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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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Now displaying: October, 2020
Oct 29, 2020

What general market trends do we see during election seasons? What usually happens if a Republican president wins a second term? What usually happens if a Republican president were to lose to a Democrat? If the office were to change hands, what is the usual market trend during the lame duck period and also just after a new president takes office? More importantly what should you do with your portfolio based on these trends? We dive into this past market data in this episode, find some interesting trends, and give some warnings on what you should do.

Spoiler: Please don't make any huge changes to your investing plan based on how the election is going, what is in the political news, even what is in the economic news.

If you are finding our podcasts informative and helpful, check out our website! Since 2011 we have been working hard to provide valuable personal finance and investing information through thousands of blog posts written by an array of authors. You can find information on how to manage your student loans, fix and avoid common financial mistakes, understand your retirement accounts, optimize your investments, find professional help at a fair price, get started investing in real estate, and so much more, all at no cost to you. You can find out more about the courses we offer, the conferences we put on, the newsletters we provide, and interact with other WCI readers through our online forum. Head on over to https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com to start learning today. You can do this and The White Coat Investor can help.

The White Coat Investor has been helping doctors with their money since 2011. Our free financial planning resource covers a variety of topics from doctor mortgage loans and refinancing medical school loans to physician disability insurance and malpractice insurance. Learn about loan refinancing or consolidation, explore new investment strategies, and discover loan programs specifically aimed at helping doctors. If you're a high-income professional and ready to get a "fair shake" on Wall Street, The White Coat Investor is for you!

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Oct 22, 2020

Practicing evidence-based medicine is important to physicians, looking at data and changing our practice according to it. Our guest in this episode, Larry Swedroe, has been a proponent of evidence-based investing for a long-time. His teachings have affected me over the years and certainly affected my portfolio construction. In this interview we talk about the limited data set in finance in comparison to other more scientific fields and how much we can rely on that retrospective data going forward. We discuss portfolio construction, alternative asset classes, recommended strategies for spending down assets in retirement, and investment mistakes smart investors make. Are you a smart investor? Find out in today’s episode. 

Did you know that the White Coat Investor not only has a podcast and a blog but several books that will help you on your way to financial independence. These books cover topics such as asset protection and minimizing your taxes to keep more of your hard earned money. They discuss plans for insurance, housing, spending, student loan elimination, investing and estate planning. You can learn how to become a millionaire within 5-10 years of leaving residency and how to invest in a sensible low cost and effective manner with or without the assistance of a financial advisor. There is even a book geared directly toward medical and dental students so you can start optimizing your finances early in your professional journey. Find the book that is right for you at the WCI store at https://www.shop.whitecoatinvestor.com or on Amazon. You can do this and The White Coat Investor can help.

The White Coat Investor has been helping doctors with their money since 2011. Our free financial planning resource covers a variety of topics from doctor mortgage loans and refinancing medical school loans to physician disability insurance and malpractice insurance. Learn about loan refinancing or consolidation, explore new investment strategies, and discover loan programs specifically aimed at helping doctors. If you're a high-income professional and ready to get a "fair shake" on Wall Street, The White Coat Investor is for you!

Main Website: https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com 
YouTube: https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/youtube 
Student Loan Advice: https://studentloanadvice.com 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewhitecoatinvestor 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WCInvestor 
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Online Courses: https://whitecoatinvestor.teachable.com 
Newsletter: https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/free-monthly-newsletter 

Oct 15, 2020

What does it take to become a millionaire? Hear the experiences of seven millionaires in this episode talk about how they did it. You may recall we did our first episode with physician millionaires the start of 2020. People loved hearing from these successful doctors and what they did to win financially, but they wanted more women represented. So all seven guests today are female, 6 physicians and an engineer. We talk about similar stuff to what we did last episode, how they did it, their mindset, what their money is invested in, but also discuss what it is like as a woman to have a career as a higher earner and be able to build wealth. Did their gender hold them back in that pursuit or not? What were their keys to success? What advice do they have for those who are a decade or two behind them, wondering, “can I, as a woman, become a millionaire still? If you go and look at the data, it is a pretty small percentage of physicians in their 60s that have a net worth more than $5 million. It is awesome to have several all in one episode to learn from. Enjoy!

Love what you hear on the podcast? Looking for more great White Coat Investor content? Head over to our YouTube channel where you can watch video recordings of our podcast, short snippets of financial tips explained succinctly by me and others, and deep dives into topics for more in depth learning. You can even learn all about real estate with webinars from our real estate partners. Check out all this and more at https://www.youtube.com/thewhitecoatinvestor. You can do this and The White Coat Investor can help.

The White Coat Investor has been helping doctors with their money since 2011. Our free financial planning resource covers a variety of topics from doctor mortgage loans and refinancing medical school loans to physician disability insurance and malpractice insurance. Learn about loan refinancing or consolidation, explore new investment strategies, and discover loan programs specifically aimed at helping doctors. If you're a high-income professional and ready to get a "fair shake" on Wall Street, The White Coat Investor is for you!

Main Website: https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com 
YouTube: https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/youtube 
Student Loan Advice: https://studentloanadvice.com 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewhitecoatinvestor 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WCInvestor 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thewhitecoatinvestor 
Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/whitecoatinvestor 
Online Courses: https://whitecoatinvestor.teachable.com 
Newsletter: https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/free-monthly-newsletter 

Oct 8, 2020

What changes when you make partner? When you become a partner, you go from being an employee to being an owner. So, there are lots of financial changes. See the full show notes here https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/classic-blog/ I'm a big fan of ownership and think generally becoming a partner is the right move for your career. There are more risks and hassle to being a partner but more rewards and profits as well. We discuss the advantages and responsibilities to becoming a partner in a practice including getting K-1s instead of W-2s, making quarterly estimated tax payments, writing off legitimate business expenses, paying for your own benefits and understanding retirement accounts available to you. In this episode listener questions are also answered about losing faith in long term market returns, being an accredited investor, value tilting your portfolio, what to do with your cash, tax gain harvesting, and the pro-rata rule.

At some point in our financial lives, it will be time to buy a home. A physician mortgage can be a good vehicle for a young doctor who’s just out of school and has a more effective place to use their money than on a big down payment. These loans allow doctors to secure a mortgage with fewer restrictions and a lower down payment than a conventional mortgage. But if you’re further advanced in your career or deeper into your journey to financial freedom, buying a home with a conventional mortgage and then, later on, potentially refinancing that loan to a better rate with a shorter time frame could be a great move. Wherever you are in your financial journey, make sure you use the mortgage that will be most financially beneficial for you. Hop over to our recommended tab to learn more about all of your mortgage and refinancing options at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/mortgage. You can do this and The White Coat Investor can help.

The White Coat Investor has been helping doctors with their money since 2011. Our free financial planning resource covers a variety of topics from doctor mortgage loans and refinancing medical school loans to physician disability insurance and malpractice insurance. Learn about loan refinancing or consolidation, explore new investment strategies, and discover loan programs specifically aimed at helping doctors. If you're a high-income professional and ready to get a "fair shake" on Wall Street, The White Coat Investor is for you!

Main Website: https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com 
YouTube: https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/youtube 
Student Loan Advice: https://studentloanadvice.com 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewhitecoatinvestor 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WCInvestor 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thewhitecoatinvestor 
Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/whitecoatinvestor 
Online Courses: https://whitecoatinvestor.teachable.com 
Newsletter: https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/free-monthly-newsletter 

Oct 1, 2020

What is it like to practice medicine in Australia? Our guest in this episode walks us through the training and practicing of physicians in the land down under. We talk about what the medical system is like in Australia as well as how physicians are compensated. From time to time we bring doctors on the show from other countries, we've had a British physician and a doctor who trained in Venezuela on. It is fun to dive into the medical world of another country. Sometimes in the U.S. we get these almost blinders on and think we're the only country in the world. We don't really realize that there are a lot of lessons that could be learned from other countries, that we can really apply in our own lives to simplify both our medical system and our financial system. I think you will find this interview really interesting. 

I estimate that 80% of doctors need, want, and should use a financial advisor and/or an investment manager. Some investment gurus such as Dr. William Bernstein think my estimate is way too low. At any rate, if you want to use an advisor temporarily or for your entire life, there is no reason to feel guilty about it—just make sure you are getting good advice at a fair price. If you need help updating your financial plan or just getting one in place, check out our list of recommended financial advisors at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/financial-advisors. You can do this and The White Coat Investor can help.

The White Coat Investor has been helping doctors with their money since 2011. Our free financial planning resource covers a variety of topics from doctor mortgage loans and refinancing medical school loans to physician disability insurance and malpractice insurance. Learn about loan refinancing or consolidation, explore new investment strategies, and discover loan programs specifically aimed at helping doctors. If you're a high-income professional and ready to get a "fair shake" on Wall Street, The White Coat Investor is for you!

Main Website: https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com 
YouTube: https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/youtube 
Student Loan Advice: https://studentloanadvice.com 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewhitecoatinvestor 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WCInvestor 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thewhitecoatinvestor 
Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/whitecoatinvestor 
Online Courses: https://whitecoatinvestor.teachable.com 
Newsletter: https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/free-monthly-newsletter 

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