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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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Mar 4, 2021

Real estate is certainly a legitimate pathway to wealth that many people have followed. Our guest in this episode is Peter Kim of Passive Income MD. We dive into your questions about passive income today, especially real estate. See full show notes here https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/vetting-private-real-estate-deals-podcast-200 . We discuss how to vet private real estate deals. We talk about what a young physician starting from scratch can do to dial up his real estate portfolio. We share some of the deals we have done that have gone bad and debate whether taking money out of traditional retirement accounts to fund real estate investments is a good idea. If you want to know how to get started with this asset class, this is a great podcast to listen to.

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Mar 1, 2021

This millionaire radiologist graduated medical school with a net worth of a bottle of wine and a bicycle. 8 years out of training he was a millionaire. How did he do it? Not with the typical white coat investor portfolio. But we learn there is more than one way to become wealthy. They all start with a high savings rate though. He applied the 1/3 rule. He saved a 1/3 of his income, enjoyed 1/3 of his income, and used a 1/3 for his living expenses. Save 33% of your income and you can do nearly anything and still be a multimillionaire by mid career. Check out this post for ways to increase your savings rate. https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/friday-qa-series-7-ways-to-increase-your-savings-rate/

This episode was sponsored by Bob Bhayani, an independent provider of disability insurance planning solutions to the medical community in every state and a long-time white coat investor sponsor. If you need disability insurance coverage, contact Bob at drdisabilityquotes.com today by email info@drdisabilityquotes.com or by calling (973) 771-9100.

Feb 25, 2021

Attorneys who specialize in asset protection often use a lot of fear in their marketing materials. They want us to feel like we are going to be sued and lose everything. Is this fear appropriate? How much anxiety should a doctor really feel about asset protection? Our guest in this episode is Jay Adkisson, an expert in asset protection. We discuss a basic framework for thinking about asset protection, domestic asset protection trusts, personal liability insurance, malpractice insurance, protecting your home equity, LLCs, the California Private Retirement Plan, bankruptcies, and how many doctors he has known personally who have lost everything in a lawsuit. If worry over protecting your assets has kept you up at night, this is the episode for you. See the full show notes here https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/asset-protection-with-jay-adkisson-podcast-199

This episode is brought to you by 37th Parallel Properties There is a substantial body of evidence supporting commercial real estate investing. The real trick is to find a trusted investment sponsor. As one of the good guys in the industry, 37th Parallel Properties is a partner we trust. Many of our readers have invested with 37th Parallel, and so have we. Check them out at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/37parallel

Feb 22, 2021

PSLF is real and can be received without major hassles. Dr. Yu is proof! He is a pediatric intensivist who owed $155K when he graduated school and had $182K forgiven ten years later. We discuss why only 2.4% of the people applying are successfully getting PSLF and what you can do to be one of them. Who should go for PSLF? See this post to know if it right for you. https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/pslf-attending-physician/

This episode is sponsored by Larry Keller at Physician Financial Services https://www.physicianfinancialservices.com/. Larry is an independent insurance agent who works almost exclusively with physicians. If you're in the market for disability or term life insurance, contact Larry Keller today by email at lkeller@physicianfinancialservices.com or by phone at 800-481-6447

Feb 18, 2021

For medicine and healthcare nationally, it is not good that as physicians, we are tending to abdicate our leadership opportunities. If we refuse to do it, less qualified people are going to take on that role with consequences which we don't necessarily want. In this episode we discuss physician leadership with Dr. Brent Lacey. See the full show notes here https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/the-value-of-physician-leadership-podcast-197 . We talk about how to overcome our reluctance to lead and be better leaders, how to run more efficient meetings, manage hiring and firing better, deal with crises, and have a vision and a mission for our practice that everyone buys into. In the day to day work as a doctor, leadership is required. Gain the leadership skills you need. Start with this episode.

If you are interested in investing in real estate, make sure you are signed up for the White Coat Investor Real Estate Opportunities List https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/free-monthly-newsletter/ You will receive emails about opportunities to invest in private real estate along with a monthly email newsletter with WCI real estate information and links to other information about real estate on the internet. Don't miss out! Sign up today.

Feb 15, 2021

Dr. Emily and her partner, both family doctors in a high cost of living area, paid off $400K+ in students loans in really only 4 years after deciding not to go for PSLF. Keys to their success? Refinancing to a lower rate and then budgeting together. By becoming more intentional in their spending and cost conscious in their travel they were able to pay off their loans sooner than they planned. You can still do this in a high cost of living area. Be intentional. You got this and we can help. If you still need to refinance your student loans to a lower rate visit https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/student-loan-refinancing/

This episode was sponsored by Bob Bhayani, an independent provider of disability insurance planning solutions to the medical community in every state and a long-time white coat investor sponsor. If you need disability insurance coverage, contact Bob at drdisabilityquotes.com today by email info@drdisabilityquotes.com or by calling (973) 771-9100.

Feb 11, 2021

For medicine and healthcare nationally, it is not good that as physicians, we are tending to abdicate our leadership opportunities. If we refuse to do it, less qualified people are going to take on that role with consequences which we don't necessarily want. In this episode we discuss physician leadership with Dr. Brent Lacey. See the full show notes here https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/the-value-of-physician-leadership-podcast-197 . We talk about how to overcome our reluctance to lead and be better leaders, how to run more efficient meetings, manage hiring and firing better, deal with crises, and have a vision and a mission for our practice that everyone buys into. In the day to day work as a doctor, leadership is required. Gain the leadership skills you need. Start with 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. If you need disability insurance coverage contact Bob today by email info@drdisabilityquotes.com or by calling (973) 771-9100.

Feb 4, 2021

Understanding how the tax brackets work will aid your tax planning and make for more informed, reasonable discussions of tax policy. People don't actually grasp how tax brackets work and they routinely overestimate how much they pay in taxes. We think there are four reasons why tax brackets are hard for people to comprehend. Listen to this episode to find out what they are and to gain a better understanding of tax brackets. See full show notes here https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/understanding-tax-brackets-podcast-196.

For those with a firm grasp of how they are taxed, we also answer listener questions about choosing stock options or restricted stock units at your next job, what are the major classes of bonds the average DIY investor should understand and consider, which bond classes are least correlated with stocks, what a reasonable overall bond allocation is, bond classes that individuals who live in high COLAs should consider, AOTC tax credits, financial book recommendations for children, and Non governmental 457s.

If you have student loans, SoFi https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/slr/i/sofi practically invented student loan refinancing in 2011 and right now they have the lowest starting fixed interest rates they’ve had in years, which could help you save thousands of dollars on your student loans. Plus, they just lowered rates for physicians and dentists still in residency. If you refinance your student loans through SoFi, you’ll get a $500 cash welcome bonus just for listeners of this podcast.

Jan 28, 2021

Morningstar has been around for 36 years and is by far the best place to get information about all of the mutual funds available. Our guest in this episode, Christine Benz is the director of personal finance and a senior columnist at Morningstar. She is the author or co-author of five books, including 30-minute Money Solutions, which we will be given away at the WCI Conference https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/conference in March, where she is our keynote speaker. Christine has had a 30 year career at Morningstar so lots of investing lessons to be learned from her. See the full show notes here http://whitecoatinvestor.com/investing-lessons-from-christine-benz-of-morningstar-podcast-195 . In this interview we discuss the star rating system for mutual funds that Morningstar uses, her experience educating women investors vs men, owning individual stocks and cryptocurrency, complacency about equity risk these days, whether you should change anything about your investing plan with a new president in office, and what lessons we should take from our experience during this pandemic.

If you have student loans, SoFi https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/slr/i/sofi practically invented student loan refinancing in 2011 and right now they have the lowest starting fixed interest rates they’ve had in years, which could help you save thousands of dollars on your student loans. Plus, they just lowered rates for physicians and dentists still in residency. If you refinance your student loans through SoFi, you’ll get a $500 cash welcome bonus just for listeners of this podcast.

Jan 21, 2021

Everyone should be contributing to a Roth IRA every year. This is retirement account space that you can't get back. Many of us need to contribute to the Roth IRA through the backdoor, which can be confusing. In this episode we discuss what a backdoor Roth IRA is, steps for successfully contributing to a backdoor Roth IRA, and how to fix errors that occur in each step. See full show notes here whitecoatinvestor.com/the-backdoor-roth-ira-made-easy-podcast-194

For those who have mastered the backdoor Roth IRA we also answer listener questions about adding new asset classes to your investment plan, tax implications for inherited money, helping parents with financial advice, behavioral and math components to personal finance, legal issues concerning being recorded at work, and recharacterizing contributions you have made to your retirement accounts.

If you have not done your Roth IRA contribution yet this year, let this episode be the motivation to get it done.

If you have student loans, SoFi https://www.sofi.com/whitecoatinvestor/ practically invented student loan refinancing in 2011 and right now they have the lowest starting fixed interest rates they’ve had in years, which could help you save thousands of dollars on your student loans. Plus, they just lowered rates for physicians and dentists still in residency. If you refinance your student loans through Sofi , you’ll get a $500 cash welcome bonus just for listeners of this podcast.

Jan 14, 2021

Burnout is a big risk to your finances. Your fastest path to cash is as a board-certified doctor. We want you to be happily practicing medicine for as long as you would like. Our guest in this episode is Dr. Dike Drummond who we have written about before https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/using-a-venn-diagram-to-decrease-burnout/ . He has spent the last 20 years coaching and training physicians on the prevention and recovery from burnout. In this interview we discuss the causes of physician burnout, depression vs burnout, symptoms of burnout, and how to recover from it. Recovering from and preventing burnout, and building a wonderful life is just connecting a series of baby steps. If you are feeling burned out and looking for a cure, start with this episode and it will help you identify the next steps. See the show notes here http://whitecoatinvestor.com/cure-physician-burnout-with-dr-dike-drummond-podcast-193

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Jan 7, 2021

I often tell people having a written investing plan is crucial to their financial success. That requires that the investing plan first be reasonable. There are lots of portfolios out there that simply are not reasonable. There is not just one way to invest successfully. If you pick something reasonable and fund it adequately, you are highly likely to reach your goals. In this episode we will go through 10 ways to know if your written financial plan is reasonable, answer several listener questions about their financial plans, and give you directions on how to get a written financial plan in place, if you have not done this important step yet. See the full show notes here http://whitecoatinvestor.com/is-your-financial-plan-reasonable-podcast-192

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