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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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Jan 27, 2017

Paying Down Student Loans Versus Investing -- What Should You Do?

Ahhhhh….you’ve finally made it. 4 years in college, 4 years in medical school, 3-5 more in residency, and 1-3 more in fellowship and you’re finally making the big bucks. You’ve just started getting your first 5 figure paychecks and you feel like you have some money that you don’t need to spend on this month’s necessities.  You’ve got a couple hundred thousand dollars worth of student loans hanging over your head, a big mortgage, and even a little bit of credit card debt.  But you’re also looking at a huge tax bill, and besides, you don’t want to work forever, so you’ve been studying up on 401Ks and IRAs.  How do you decide when to pay down loans and when to invest? Dr. Dahle will walk you through all the factors that go into this decision and give you some recommendations and a list of financial priorities.
 
He also answers readers' questions about tax loss harvesting and emergency funds.
 
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