What is Value Averaging and How Does it Work? It is an investing strategy that works like dollar cost averaging in terms of steady contributions, but differs in its approach to the amount of each contribution. My problem with it is mainly the side fund, the complexity and the extra work. I realized pretty early on I didn’t need to do that to reach my goals but I discuss how to do it in this episode if that is something you want to try.
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I first met Bill Bernstein at the Bogleheads Conference in 2008. I was a Bernsteinhead before I was ever a Boglehead. The Four Pillars of Investing was certainly one of the first good books on investing I ever read and had a huge influence on my financial outlook. This interview with Dr. Bernstein is chalk full of so much financial wisdom that every investor should know.
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We talk about tips for physicians starting a family in this episode. You have to realize it has dramatic changes on retirement dates - pretty easy to FIRE without kids. Kids not only introduce additional expenses but can also change your lifestyle. It is a big decision. What do you want out of your life?
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Our guest this episode is Jonathan Clements, a previous WSJ columnist, the blogger behind HumbleDollar.com, and the author of 8 books (7 financial and a novel) including one of my all time favorites, How to Think About Money. From Jonathan, "There are those who think the goal of investing is to beat the market and amass as much wealth as possible, that street smarts and hard work ensure investment success, and that the road to happiness is paved with more of everything. And then there are those who get it. Want a more prosperous, less stressful financial life?" Listen to this episode.
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Many financial advisors are salesmen masquerading as financial advisors. You need to learn how to differentiate between the two so you make sure you are getting good advice at a fair price. In this episode you can learn how to to do that as well as how to move away from your salesman financial advisor if you find yourself working with one.
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.
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