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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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Dec 31, 2020

There are 10 big financial mistakes that doctors make. We see these made repeatedly over and over again. If you can avoid these, you're going to have a great career and financial life. We often think we have to get everything right with our finances, but you really don't. You just have to avoid the big screw ups. If you have made one of these mistakes, fix it today and get back on track for a successful financial life. See the full show notes at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/dont-make-these-10-financial-mistakes-podcast-191

This podcast is sponsored by Bob Bhayani at drdisabilityquotes.com. He is an independent provider of disability insurance planning solutions to the medical community in every state and a long-time White Coat Investor sponsor. He specializes in working with residents and fellows early in their careers to set up sound financial and insurance strategies. 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 today by email info@drdisabilityquotes.com or by calling (973) 771-9100

Dec 24, 2020

We can learn a lot from the research examining how self-made, economically successful Americans became that way. Our guest this week is Sarah Stanley Fallaw. You may not be as familiar with her name as you are of her late father, Thomas Stanley, author of The Millionaire Next Door. See the full show notes for our interview here https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/the-next-millionaire-next-door-podcast-190

They were involved in research examining these economically successful Americans and co-wrote The Next Millionaire Next Door. Much has changed from the first millionaire book. A new generation are hearing from self proclaimed experts in personal finance due to the proliferation of  financial blogs and podcasts, like WCI. In this episode we talk about the concept of a millionaire, though the name and image haven't changed, a million dollars is nowhere near what it used to be. We discuss the decisions, behaviors, and characteristics of the new millionaire next door and how they align with the discipline of building wealth.  The main lessons of her work seem to be that millionaires are mostly self-made, surprisingly frugal, and spend time doing things that build wealth. We talk about each of those things in this episode.

This podcast is sponsored by Bob Bhayani at drdisabilityquotes.com. He is an independent provider of disability insurance planning solutions to the medical community in every state and a long-time White Coat Investor sponsor. He specializes in working with residents and fellows early in their careers to set up sound financial and insurance strategies. 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 today by email info@drdisabilityquotes.com or by calling (973) 771-9100.

Dec 17, 2020

If you are fortunate enough to inherit an IRA there are some things you should know. Inherited IRAs, also known as stretch IRAs (https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/new-stretch-ira/)  have changed this year. You can no longer leave it to your great grandchild and have them stretch it over the next 80 years. They have to withdraw all the money in year 10. But a listener asked how this affects the backdoor Roth IRA, when it makes sense to roll the IRA over, and whether you can roll these over in the same way as you would other accounts. We delve into these questions in this episode for those looking forward to an inherited IRA. 

For the rest of you, we talk about whether you should do Roth or tax-deferred 401K contributions, rebuilding your practice during COVID, rebalancing your accounts, whether a medical student should buy disability and umbrella insurance, and what to do if you should have done your Roth IRA through the backdoor but you didn't. Check out the full show notes here https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/inherited-iras-podcast-189

This podcast is sponsored by Bob Bhayani at drdisabilityquotes.com. He is an independent provider of disability insurance planning solutions to the medical community in every state and a long-time White Coat Investor sponsor. He specializes in working with residents and fellows early in their careers to set up sound financial and insurance strategies. 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.

Dec 10, 2020

The work of Dr. Rick Hodes in Ethiopia is inspiring. He is working in an international inter-religious, interfaith, inter-ethnic environment to make the world a better place. He is the doctor we wrote we wanted to be in our medical school admission essay. We talk about how he got started practicing medicine internationally, the interesting work that he has done, and the many people that he has been able to help. We discuss the finances behind work like this and the effort put into fundraising. Some people have criticized international aid programs saying they are doing more harm than good and we get into that too. Many of our profession are suffering from burnout. Dr. Hodes has some advice on that as well, 30+ years into his career. We also talk about how you can help. For not a lot of money, we can help a lot of people. Rick shows us what a true calling in medicine can look like. Take a listen and see if you find this interview as inspiring as I did.

This podcast is sponsored by Bob Bhayani at drdisabilityquotes.com. He is an independent provider of disability insurance planning solutions to the medical community in every state and a long-time White Coat Investor sponsor. He specializes in working with residents and fellows early in their careers to set up sound financial and insurance strategies. 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.

Dec 3, 2020

Is there a recommended percentage of your portfolio that should be in Roth accounts when you retire? We are asked this question a lot. People think there must be an optimal mix. Is there? And is it worth the cost to get to it? These questions are discussed in this episode. There is a general rule of when to make pre-tax vs post-tax retirement contributions as well as when are good times to do Roth conversions. Listen to this show to better understand those as well.

We also dive into listener questions about paying off the mortgage vs investing in a taxable account, understanding how to max out your 401(k), cash balance plans, investing in farmland, over contributing to your HSA, rebalancing your portfolio between accounts, investing in annuities, and the complications of sharing assets with extended family members. A wide variety of listener questions this week that will hopefully be helpful to many. 

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