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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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Jul 30, 2020

This episode we have Rick Ferri and Paul Merriman on the WCI podcast at the same time for a lively debate on the pros and cons of factor investing. These are two opinion leaders who have affected the investing views of literally millions of investors. When I told you I was bringing them on the show I received 40 pages of questions to ask them about asset classes, changing your asset allocation, small cap value and other factor investments as well as total market investing. We talk about the historical performance of these investments. We really delve into the details of factor investing and whether it is right for you. This may be an interview you need to listen to more than once, there is so much to learn from these giants in the industry. 

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Guideline http://guideline.com/wci is a 401(k) provider on a mission to help people save as much as possible when saving for retirement. Their investment portfolios contain low-cost Vanguard funds which are automatically rebalanced to keep it diversified and on track for retirement. And the best part? No added AUM fees, which would typically take a chunk out of your retirement savings year after year after year. Check out Guideline.

Jul 23, 2020

Should you pull money out of retirement accounts or skip investing in retirement accounts in order to invest in real estate? No. With this pandemic and change in physician incomes, many have been looking at other sources of income outside their medical practice.  I worry when someone is being told to pull money out of their retirement accounts before they need to spend it in retirement or before required to by the government. I think you need to be a little bit worried anytime someone is recommending against something that is so beneficial to you, like retirement accounts are for doctors.  But I totally understand that real estate investing is really attractive to people. It is a great asset class with a lot of benefits. I never invested in real estate, outside of retirement accounts, until I had maxed out my retirement accounts. I recommend you do the same. In this episode I discuss why with the tax benefits, estate planning benefits and asset protection benefits provided you in retirement account contributions. But I also talk about what your other options are to still invest in real estate if you choose.

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Jul 16, 2020

You need a budget. Even for a high income earner a budget is a necessary tool. The higher your income, the simpler your budget might be. But the potential for positive impact is so much higher with a higher income. You want to be extremely intentional with your money because it can be really powerful. In this episode I interview Jesse Mecham, the founder of You Need a Budget, We talk about the budgeting philosophy behind the software and the four rules of budgeting. Some people might say the budgeting is just common sense, but yet so many people don't seem to be able to figure it out without some kind of help from an app like YNAB. They think that budgeting means dieting and it doesn't. It just means planning. They think budgeting means restriction, about spending less. Jesse tells us budgeting means you should spend guilt less. Enjoy this interview with a successful entrepreneur. Hopefully you will be inspired to get a budget in place!

Contract Diagnostics is a long-term advertiser with us here at WCI.  I love this company as they’ve helped thousands of WCI get a ‘fair shake’ when it comes to reviewing and understanding their employment contracts – its all they do there. All contracts are reviewed by an in-house attorney and presented in a simplified way back to you.  Their easy online signup, custom documentation, proprietary compensation data, as well as weekend and evening hours - they make it easy for your schedule.  All packages are flat priced so you know what you will pay upfront – residents and fellows can even make interest free payments over time.   So look them up – contractdiagnostics.com or 888-574-5526.  I've heard they are reviewing many 2022 agreements already.  Don't need a review?  They can just provide compensation data for your current position.

Jul 9, 2020

I love Vanguard. I think it is great to have a real mutual fund/brokerage company that is owned by the investors and run at cost. Their low costs and passive investing has done wonders for the investment industry. However, things are maybe not the same as they were years ago, as far as Vanguard and its competitors. Fidelity and Schwab are now competing with Vanguard on price by offering their index funds at a lower expense ratio. But is that a reason to move your assets away from Vanguard? I don't think so and I talk about why in this episode. But Vanguard has it's issues and I discuss those in this episode too. I think if they're not a little bit more careful, they may see that they really have serious competition for gathering assets.  

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Guideline http://guideline.com/wci is a 401(k) provider on a mission to help people save as much as possible when saving for retirement. Their investment portfolios contain low-cost Vanguard funds which are automatically rebalanced to keep it diversified and on track for retirement. And the best part? No added AUM fees, which would typically take a chunk out of your retirement savings year after year after year. Check out Guideline.

Jul 2, 2020

Direct primary care has been described as revolutionizing primary care in medicine. Our guest in this episode is Dr. Aimee Ostick, a direct primary care physicianhttps://healthandhealingdpc.com/dr-ostick, who describes DPC as the impossible made simple. We talk about what direct primary care medicine is, how to transition a typical primary care practice into a direct primary care practice, and she shares her experience starting and running a DPC practice. I don't know if DPC is quite a revolution yet, but it certainly is the way I would be running my practice if I were a primary care doctor. We discuss the advantages of this model both for the physician and the patient as well as the potential challenges of starting and continuing a DPC practice. I think this model can work for many specialties and would love to see medicine transition to this more transparent way of practicing.

COVID has sent your finances into a tailspin. However there is a silver lining to the pandemic. It’s an amazing opportunity to take advantage of the change in your income or to start that new practice through PROACTIVE tax planning. As the spouse of a physician, Alexis Gallati has over 18 years of experience using the tax code to her advantage to keep more of what you earn. She began Cerebral http://www.cerebraltaxadvisors.com to help docs have a clear path to success through tax efficiency while eliminating surprises.  Her services are flat rate and she will show you the return on investment before you invest in Cerebral’s services.  If you’d like to find out more, visit Cerebral Tax Advisors or check out Alexis’ new book: Advanced Tax Planning for Medical Professionals on Amazon.

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