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.
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.
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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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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