This episode is an introduction to the new WCI course, Fire Your Financial Advisor! Over the years that I’ve been helping doctors and other high income professionals stop doing dumb stuff with their money, I’ve learned that most of them aren’t hobbyists. They don’t find personal finance and investing all that interesting. In fact, if given the choice, they’d rather not do it at all. Ideally, they would hire a “money guy (or gal)" who would take care of all this for them for a reasonable price.
Unfortunately, one of two things usually happens. The first is that they hire a “money guy,” but that person either gives crummy advice or charges too much for good advice. The second is that they become so busy or so paralyzed about which “money gal” to hire that they don’t do anything at all. Either way, they leave a lot of money on the table and go through life with a sense of unease that they are doing something wrong with their finances.
Does that describe you? If so, this course is for you. No more wading through dozens of books at the library, scrolling through hundreds of blog posts on dozens of blogs, or checking in daily with online forums trying to gain a financial education the way the hobbyists do. For 1/10th the price and half the time of hiring a professional financial planner, this course will take you from feeling anxious and having no plan to having a written financial plan you can follow the rest of your investing career as a professional and a retiree. This course is the material that should have been taught to you in college, medical school, or residency but never was.
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