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Author: Dr. Jim Dahle of the White Coat Investor

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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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This episode we have Rick Ferri and Paul Merriman on the WCI podcast at the same time for a lively debate on the pros and cons of factor investing. These are two opinion leaders who have affected the investing views of literally millions of investors. When I told you I was bringing them on the show I received 40 pages of questions to ask them about asset classes, changing your asset allocation, small cap value and other factor investments as well as total market investing. We talk about the historical performance of these investments. We really delve into the details of factor investing and whether it is right for you. This may be an interview you need to listen to more than once, there is so much to learn from these giants in the industry.  Sponsor Guideline http://guideline.com/wci is a 401(k) provider on a mission to help people save as much as possible when saving for retirement. Their investment portfolios contain low-cost Vanguard funds which are automatically rebalanced to keep it diversified and on track for retirement. And the best part? No added AUM fees, which would typically take a chunk out of your retirement savings year after year after year. Check out Guideline.
Should you pull money out of retirement accounts or skip investing in retirement accounts in order to invest in real estate? No. With this pandemic and change in physician incomes, many have been looking at other sources of income outside their medical practice.  I worry when someone is being told to pull money out of their retirement accounts before they need to spend it in retirement or before required to by the government. I think you need to be a little bit worried anytime someone is recommending against something that is so beneficial to you, like retirement accounts are for doctors.  But I totally understand that real estate investing is really attractive to people. It is a great asset class with a lot of benefits. I never invested in real estate, outside of retirement accounts, until I had maxed out my retirement accounts. I recommend you do the same. In this episode I discuss why with the tax benefits, estate planning benefits and asset protection benefits provided you in retirement account contributions. But I also talk about what your other options are to still invest in real estate if you choose. Does your business accept credit cards from patients? Do you think you are overpaying? You aren’t alone.. Merchant Cost Consulting https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/merchant/ has the ability to reduce your credit card processing fees without switching your payment processor or management software. You keep everything you have in place and have the experts at Merchant Cost Consulting reduce your credit card processing fees to the bottom line. All you have to do is send over statements, receive an audit of the potential savings and let Merchant Cost Consulting reduce your fees. It's that simple.  For more information go to https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/merchant/
167: You Need a Budget

167: You Need a Budget

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You need a budget. Even for a high income earner a budget is a necessary tool. The higher your income, the simpler your budget might be. But the potential for positive impact is so much higher with a higher income. You want to be extremely intentional with your money because it can be really powerful. In this episode I interview Jesse Mecham, the founder of You Need a Budget, We talk about the budgeting philosophy behind the software and the four rules of budgeting. Some people might say the budgeting is just common sense, but yet so many people don't seem to be able to figure it out without some kind of help from an app like YNAB. They think that budgeting means dieting and it doesn't. It just means planning. They think budgeting means restriction, about spending less. Jesse tells us budgeting means you should spend guilt less. Enjoy this interview with a successful entrepreneur. Hopefully you will be inspired to get a budget in place! Contract Diagnostics is a long-term advertiser with us here at WCI.  I love this company as they’ve helped thousands of WCI get a ‘fair shake’ when it comes to reviewing and understanding their employment contracts – its all they do there. All contracts are reviewed by an in-house attorney and presented in a simplified way back to you.  Their easy online signup, custom documentation, proprietary compensation data, as well as weekend and evening hours - they make it easy for your schedule.  All packages are flat priced so you know what you will pay upfront – residents and fellows can even make interest free payments over time.   So look them up – contractdiagnostics.com or 888-574-5526.  I've heard they are reviewing many 2022 agreements already.  Don't need a review?  They can just provide compensation data for your current position.
I love Vanguard. I think it is great to have a real mutual fund/brokerage company that is owned by the investors and run at cost. Their low costs and passive investing has done wonders for the investment industry. However, things are maybe not the same as they were years ago, as far as Vanguard and its competitors. Fidelity and Schwab are now competing with Vanguard on price by offering their index funds at a lower expense ratio. But is that a reason to move your assets away from Vanguard? I don't think so and I talk about why in this episode. But Vanguard has it's issues and I discuss those in this episode too. I think if they're not a little bit more careful, they may see that they really have serious competition for gathering assets.   Sponsor Guideline http://guideline.com/wci is a 401(k) provider on a mission to help people save as much as possible when saving for retirement. Their investment portfolios contain low-cost Vanguard funds which are automatically rebalanced to keep it diversified and on track for retirement. And the best part? No added AUM fees, which would typically take a chunk out of your retirement savings year after year after year. Check out Guideline.
Direct primary care has been described as revolutionizing primary care in medicine. Our guest in this episode is Dr. Aimee Ostick, a direct primary care physician, https://healthandhealingdpc.com/dr-ostick, who describes DPC as the impossible made simple. We talk about what direct primary care medicine is, how to transition a typical primary care practice into a direct primary care practice, and she shares her experience starting and running a DPC practice. I don't know if DPC is quite a revolution yet, but it certainly is the way I would be running my practice if I were a primary care doctor. We discuss the advantages of this model both for the physician and the patient as well as the potential challenges of starting and continuing a DPC practice. I think this model can work for many specialties and would love to see medicine transition to this more transparent way of practicing. COVID has sent your finances into a tailspin. However there is a silver lining to the pandemic. It’s an amazing opportunity to take advantage of the change in your income or to start that new practice through PROACTIVE tax planning. As the spouse of a physician, Alexis Gallati has over 18 years of experience using the tax code to her advantage to keep more of what you earn. She began Cerebral http://www.cerebraltaxadvisors.com to help docs have a clear path to success through tax efficiency while eliminating surprises.  Her services are flat rate and she will show you the return on investment before you invest in Cerebral’s services.  If you’d like to find out more, visit Cerebral Tax Advisors or check out Alexis’ new book: Advanced Tax Planning for Medical Professionals on Amazon.
Maxing out your retirement accounts will make estate planning easier, give you better asset protection, you'll pay less in taxes, all while your investments grow. A tax protected retirement account provides all this for you, whether it is a tax deferred accounts like a 401(k)s or tax free accounts like Roth 401(k)s and Roth IRAs. Whichever one you choose to use, you are almost always better off than investing in a taxable account. We cover the downsides in this episode but they are not very big in comparison to the upsides of maxing out retirement accounts. These accounts are protected in case of bankruptcy. A 401(k) contribution gives you a tax break up front. You can rebalance within the account without a cost for buying and selling or a tax consequence.  And you will almost surely take that money out of the account at a lower tax rate than you put it in. It is important to understand that a tax deferred retirement account is your biggest tax break. I discuss the different types of retirement accounts in this episode as well as the contributions you can make to each of them. I cannot stress the importance of maxing out your retirement accounts enough. I also answer listener questions about tax benefits of private real estate funds, why I recommended an independent agent for disability insurance, collecting on both individual and group disability policies,  how long you should continue your disability insurance policy, what to do with your money in residency, asset allocation, and adding small caps to your three fund portfolio. Sponsor Shopping for disability insurance is complicated enough. Wondering if you are getting the right coverage, unbiased advice, along with the best prices and discounts can make the process even more overwhelming. Pattern  https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/patternpodcast knows doctors have more important things to do than spend hours sorting through numerous insurance options. This is why thousands of White Coat Investor’s followers have trusted Pattern to help them compare and understand the disability insurance they are buying. Their online process is simple: First, request your quotes online. Second, compare your options and ask questions. And third, apply risk-free. Be confident you have the right policy at the best price. Request your disability insurance quotes with Pattern.
If you are not financial independent you need to have a disability insurance policy in place. About one out of every five doctors over the course of their career uses a long-term disability policy. If you don't protect your income, what really is protected? It is really foundational to your financial plan. You need to have a policy in place that will replace a large portion of your income if you get disabled so you can continue moving forward with your plan. If you get disabled and you can't actually earn your income, then all of that effort you put into your financial plan goes out the window. I have been collecting disability questions from you for several weeks. I brought Matt Wiggins from Pattern Insurance www.whitecoatinvestor.com/pattern on this episode to help answer questions and give some additional information as an insurance agent. In this episode we talk about the three D's of disability insurance - definitions, discounts, and deadlines, pregnancy and disability insurance, the top insurance companies, how agents are paid, getting out of a bad policy, graded vs level premiums, and what riders may or may not be worth adding to your policy. If you don't have disability insurance you need to listen to this episode. If you aren't sure your policy is adequate, you need to listen. If you have a great policy in place, pass this episode on to a colleague, you probably know someone that needs the push to get this in place.   Sponsor Where do you find room in your monthly budget for disability insurance when you also have large student loan payments due?  I recommend checking out Student Loan refinancing with Splash Financial at www.splashfinancial.com/whitecoat.  Refinancing with Splash can save you a lot of money. Their rates are at historic lows, with June fixed rates as low as 2.88%.  Splash also offers special refinancing to residents and fellows AND a cash bonus for eligible White Coat listeners.  There is no cost to refinance your student loans.  Go to splashfinancial.com/whitecoat today to see how much you can save.
Do doctors need a side gig? No. But it certainly can ease the stress that comes from changes in your physician income beyond your control, like with this pandemic. But living like a resident, saving and investing appropriately can also do that. I think each of us needs to find a balance and realize that if you will carve out a chunk of your income and invest it in some reasonable way, you'll be okay. Doctors make enough money that if they will just manage the money well, they don't need a side income. But it never hurts to have a little bit of side income if that is something that interests you.  Besides discussing the necessity of side gigs in this episode I also answer listener questions about where to put your PSLF side fund, what asset allocation to have in your 457 account, whether my opinion on the use of bonds has changed given recent market events, and should you be interested in a side gig, how to pay yourself from that money.    Gain the expertise to manage the business of medicine with the Physicians Executive MBA at Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business. Our flexible physicians-only program lets you earn your MBA without taking you away from your patients. Tailored to the practicing physician, Auburn’s Physicians Executive MBA program is currently enrolling for Fall 2020. Auburn’s unique twenty-one-month program blends innovative distance learning with five short on-campus residencies. Take control of your future during these challenging times. Learn more at auburn-pemba.com
What is it like to train and practice medicine in Venezuela? Dr. Postalian emailed me a while ago saying, “if you are interested in learning about medicine in a completely crazy and destroyed economy like Venezuela, let me know." See the full show notes here https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/classic-blog/ We have talked about medicine and finance in other countries, but they're usually very developed countries. I thought it would be interesting to talk a little bit about growing up and training for medicine and particularly finances in a mixed economy like Venezuela. Besides discussing what it is like to train and practice medicine in Venezuela we talk about hyperinflation. Hyperinflation is devastating to live through, but academically very interesting. Most of us have never lived in a country that experienced any sort of hyperinflation. We discuss how that affected his physician parents, their incomes and savings. How does that experience affect his investing strategy now? Venezuela was doing great, best economy in Latin America, bright future and everything, but it fell apart. Dr. Postalian reminds us not to take anything for granted. This podcast is sponsored by ERE Healthcare Real Estate Advisors http://ereadv.com/white-coat-investor/. Collin Hart, CEO of ERE, has been a guest on my show and specializes in representing leading physician groups in structuring sale and leaseback transactions on their clinical and surgical center real estate. ERE is a real estate brokerage, but takes an advisory approach, expertly positioning their clients for a real estate sale as part of succession planning surrounding their practice real estate investment.  If you're contemplating a partnership with a hospital, health system, or private equity, understanding certain real estate principles can help ensure that you maximize the value and security of your real estate.  You can learn more about ERE on their website or you can reach Collin directly at collin.hart@ereadv.com or call him at (702) 839-8737.
Which states are best for real estate investing? This is like asking which investment is best. You can really only know in retrospect and it'll depend on how things perform over the next 10-30 years. But there are a few things to know that would probably help. I discuss those in this episode as well as list the states that typically make the top of that list. But personally, if I was going to buy a rental property, I think the best place is down the street. It is easy to check on and you can fix the small things yourself without hiring a professional. If you want to invest in real estate outside of your state I think the best way to do that is through syndications or private real estate funds. I also answer many listener questions in this episode about investing in a Roth or a tax deferred 401(k), what to do if you income goes up, mortgage forbearance, tax loss harvesting, multiple 401 (k) rules, small practice retirement plans, paye vs repaye, mega backdoor Roth contributions, keogh plans, and more. Lots of listener questions answered in this episode. See the full show notes at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/classic-blog/ Sponsor 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. He is very responsive to me and to readers having any sort of an issue, so it is no surprise that I get great feedback about him from our readers and listeners. 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. Just get it done!
Financial infidelity can mean many things. I have talked for a long time about the important of being on the same page financially with your spouse. It is so important to be open with each other as far as your finances go. If you are not doing this together, you are almost surely not going to be successful. For this show I have a guest that shares her story of financial infidelity, a spouse who was hiding a gambling addiction. See the full show notes here https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/classic-blog/. She wanted to come on the show to share her experience so that others in similar situation would not feel so isolated. A lack of support when faced with a spouse with an addiction can be a big obstacle to getting help. She shares her story along with resources where you can turn for help if you are dealing with addiction in your family. We also discussed what she did to protect herself financially, and in her recovery, so that she can thrive after a worst-case financial scenario like she experienced. I would hope that no other listeners and readers are going through something as difficult as this, but as we discussed in this episode, it is unfortunately more common than we think. Hopefully this show can reach those who could benefit from hearing this doctor's experience. 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. He is very responsive to me and to readers having any sort of an issue, so it is no surprise that I get great feedback about him from our readers and listeners. 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. Just get it done!
If you want to retire early, which specialty would be best to go into? Let's get one thing straight from the beginning, medicine is not a great option for FIRE in the first place. With the long years in training, you won't even start making significant money until your mid thirties with $300-400K in student loan debt. Traditional FIRE at 30 or 35 like all these FIRE blogs talk about is not possible in that situation. So if your goal is to retire early, medicine is probably not the right place for you. Not to mention if you are a medical student with this question, there is probably an issue with the career you chose. Maybe you should be thinking about getting out of medicine into a career you’ll be happier in long term. But I do answer this question in this episode even so. Shorter residencies do get you to attending income sooner but those also tend to be on the lower end of salaries for physicians. It may not make sense to choose a specialty with a shorter residency if you will be paid significantly less each year afterwards. In this show I share which specialty I think is best for retiring early and why. I also answer listener questions about buying a home while in the military, timing the market, being over leveraged in your real estate investments, disability insurance for military doctors, tax loss harvesting, and more. I also bring on a guest for a few minutes, Ryan Inman from Financial Residency Podcast and Physician Wealth Services to answer a couple of listener questions about rebalancing and investing on the fixed income side. Lots of your questions answered 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. He is very responsive to me and to readers having any sort of an issue, so it is no surprise that I get great feedback about him from our readers and listeners. 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. Just get it done!
What should a physician or dentist who wishes to sell their practice know about the process? What mistakes do doctors make in this transaction? What strategies can doctors use at the time of sale? These are the questions we answer during this interview with Kyle Rudduck, CFA, CFP of Constellation Wealth Management. Kyle spent the early years of his career working with consulting firms that focused on the healthcare sector with buyers and sellers of medical practices.  He describes the practice valuation process in this episode and we discuss the range of multiples on EBITDA for a practice, how to minimize the tax cut when you sell, as well as what can be done in the years prior to the sale to increase the value of a practice. He talks about how a sale typically affects employees, and how a sale is different than a merger. We discuss how often doctors regret selling their practice to a hospital, private equity group, or other entity. This can be a huge transaction that you will probably only do once in your lifetime. You want it to go as successfully as possible. This episode will help you navigate the process. This episode's sponsor, ERE Healthcare Real Estate Advisors, can also help in this transaction, if there is real estate involved. Collin Hart, CEO of ERE, has been a guest on The White Coat Investor show, and specializes in representing leading physician groups in structuring sale and leaseback transactions on their clinical and surgical center real estate. ERE is a real estate brokerage, but takes an advisory approach, expertly positioning their clients for a real estate sale as part of succession planning surrounding their practice real estate investment.  If you're contemplating a partnership with a hospital, health system, or private equity, understanding certain real estate principles can help ensure that you maximize the value and security of your real estate.  You can learn more about ERE on their website, or you can reach Collin directly at collin.hart@ereadv.com or call him at (702) 839-8737.
During this pandemic many physicians have seen their income dramatically lowered. What can you do when you are faced with a severe pay cut? We have a guest on this show who is dealing with that right now, having lost 50% of his income. I walk him through what can be done in this situation. Getting on a budget and cutting out any discretionary spending is the place to start. Putting your private loans on forbearance may be necessary. Stop investing. You really need the cash at this point especially if you don't have an emergency fund. The less you spend the longer you can go. Start looking around for other work. Whether you realize it or not, you're in a negotiation right now with your employer. They are trying to decide how little can they pay you and not have you leave but also without them going out of business. Now is the time to be the team player so you are the last guy cut and the first guy hired back. If this is you situation, we get into more details in this episode. so give it a listen and hopefully it will help. We also answer listener questions about investing in real estate during the pandemic, mortgage forbearance, backdoor Roth IRAs, tax loss harvesting, and more. This episode is all about the questions you and your colleagues need answered right now. Contract Diagnostics is a long-term advertiser with us here at WCI.  I love this company as they’ve helped hundreds of WCI get a ‘fair shake’ when it comes to reviewing and understanding their employment contracts – its all they do there. All contracts are reviewed by an in-house attorney and presented in a simplified way back to you.  Using simple online signup, custom documentation, compensation data, as well as weekend and evening hours they make it easy for you.  All packages are flat priced so you know what you will pay upfront – residents and fellows can even make interest free payments over time.   So look them up – contractdiagnostics.com or 888-574-5526.
My risk for an above policy limit malpractice judgment is one in 20,000. A listener asked me how I came up with that number as he is in a different specialty and wanted to figure out what his risk is. In this episode I share where to find the numbers to figure out your risk for being sued above the policy limits. But the truth is the vast majority of above policy limit judgments are reduced on appeal to policy limits. If you are worried about an above policy limit judgment realize that it is possible but the chances are pretty low. If this is something you worry about, listening to this episode will help calm that fear. If this isn't something that worries you, we also cover other listener questions in this episode. I address whether to investor or pay off debt during this bear market, shopping for disability insurance, what to do with a 457 from an old employer, starting a side gig, variable withdrawal rates, HSAs, and my experience owning single stocks. If you have questions you want answered on the podcast you can record them at https://www.speakpipe.com/whitecoatinvestor This podcast is sponsored by Bob Bhayani at drdisabilityquotes.com. They are an independent provider of disability insurance planning solutions to the medical community in every state and a long-time white coat investor sponsor. They specialize in working with residents and fellows early in their careers to set up sound financial and insurance strategies. He is very responsive to me and to readers having any sort of an issue, so it is no surprise that I get great feedback about him from our readers and listeners. 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. Just get it done!
You are going to face many bear markets in your investing career. Having an action plan to survive a bear market is critical. I go over an important list of things to do in a bear market and things to not do in a bear market in this episode. Things like don't sell at the lows, stay the course, following your investing plan, and have a cash reserve on hand. You want to be a long term stock market investor. You don't need this money next month, next year, or even in the next decade. Don't act like you do.  All bear markets come to an end and stocks recover eventually. In some respects, this one is a little bit different from other bear markets in that it involves a pandemic. I have a little bit of advice for you specific to this bear market as well in this episode. Your mortality may be a little higher, your income a little lower, and you have more time on your hands. I address what to do for all of those things as well. I think this show will be helpful to you right now. Soon we will be out of this. Maybe it is next month, maybe it is three years from now. I don't know, but this too shall pass. You’ve built a career on providing quality patient care where it’s needed most, and locum tenens can connect you with opportunities to help the nation’s hospitals through this crisis. Not sure where to start? Locumstory.com is the place where you can get real, unbiased answers. From basic questions like, “What is locum tenens?” to more complex questions about pay ranges, taxes, various specialties, and how locum tenens works for PAs and NPs. Go to locumstory.com and get the answers.
Tax loss harvesting is an important topic, especially right now. If you have been hemorrhaging money in the markets, like most of us have, you may want to do some tax loss harvesting. This a great way in which you can get Uncle Sam to share the pain of your losses in a taxable or a non-qualified or brokerage accounts. Why is tax loss harvesting useful? You can take up to $3,000 per year in capital losses and offset your ordinary income with that loss. So it lowers your tax bill. Any other losses are placed against your capital gains so you can use them in any limit, not just $3,000 a year, but hundreds of thousands of dollars a year if you want, toward any capital gains taxes you owe. If you don't use all of the losses in one year, you get to carry them forward and you can carry them forward for years and years. Thanks to the recent bear market I now have hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax losses. In this episode I talk about what I can do with those loses. In a lot of ways you are just deferring taxes when you do tax loss harvesting. But there are times when that is really helpful and we get into that in this episode. I also answer a listener question about tax loss harvesting ETFs vs. mutual funds.  If you have a taxable account, this will be a useful episode for you to listen to. Even if you don't I answer other listener questions about growth stock mutual funds, Roth conversions, PSLF, backdoor Roth IRAs, investing in bonds vs stocks, charitable contributions, your asset allocation in a bear market, glide paths, and bond tents. Sponsor This episode is sponsored by Bob Bhayani at drdisabilityquotes.com. Bob is a truly independent provider of disability insurance planning solutions to the medical community nationwide and a longtime WCI sponsor. He specializes in working with residents and fellows early in their careers to set up sound financial and insurance strategies. He has been extraordinarily responsive to me anytime any reader has any sort of an issue, so it was no surprise to get this feedback about him recently from a reader. "Bob was generous enough to come speak to us in our residency last week. Bob was knowledgeable, straightforward, and answered all of our questions. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone and his place on your recommended page is well deserved." 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 Bhayani at drdisabilityquotes.com today by email, at info@drdisabilityquotes.com, or by calling (973) 771-9100.
With medical school classes now having slightly more women than men, more physicians are or will be juggling the challenge of being a professional and a mother. Figuring out the work-life balance can be difficult. Fortunately women physicians have some great role models to look to. One of those is Dr. Barbara Hamilton, also known as Tired Superheroine https://tiredsuperheroine.com/  our guest in this episode. We discuss her experience in the field of interventional radiology as a female physician, a field where women still make up a small percentage. Dr. Hamilton is trying to change that by educating early career doctors on the benefits of choosing specialties currently dominated by male physicians. In this episode we discuss her mentoring work, what it is like to be in a male dominated specialty, negotiating your salary in that environment, finding life balance as a professional and mother, dealing with childcare, and financial empowerment. 6 years out of training she has crossed over into the millionaire status. I am in awe of everything she has accomplished and I think you will be as well after listening to this interview. If you need inspiration that you can do it, this episode will help!  Sponsor This podcast is sponsored by ERE Healthcare Real Estate Advisors.  http://ereadv.com/white-coat-investor/ Collin Hart, CEO of ERE, has been a guest on The White Coat Investor show, and specializes in representing leading physician groups, and structuring sale and leaseback transactions on their clinical and surgical center real estate. ERE is a real estate brokerage but takes an advisory approach, expertly positioning their clients for a real estate sale as part of succession planning surrounding their practice real estate investment. If you own your practice or ASC real estate and are interested in maximizing its value, or are considering partnering with private equity, retaining expert guidance on lease structuring may be a prudent financial move. You can learn more about ERE on their website or you can reach Collin directly at collin.hart@ereadv.com or call him at (702) 839-8737.
Choosing which charities to give to is important. It takes just as much effort to give well as it does to earn, save, invest and spend well. We all know that some charities are better than others so how do you choose a charity to give to? What should you look for in that charity? For me, the most important thing is to to begin with choosing a cause that you want to support. Once you know the cause you want to to support, there are resources to identify the best charities for that cause. See the show notes at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/classic-blog/ for links to the resources.  In this episode we discuss how to pick a charity to donate your money to as well as using a donor advised fund and donating shares to charity. Besides charitable giving, we answer listener questions about getting disability and life insurance outside of the United States, asset location, how to balance Roth conversions against ACA subsidies, PLLC vs LLC, resources to use for budgeting, and more. This episode is sponsored by Laurel Road https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/laurelroad has helped thousands of medical professionals across the country refinance federal and private school loans. In addition to offering a $300 bonus for WCI readers and listeners who refinance student loans with Laurel Road, Laurel Road also offers those in residency or fellowship the ability to make reduced payments throughout their training and up to six months after. Terms and conditions apply. For more information and to submit an application, simply visit Laurel Road. https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/laurelroad
Medical school classes now have slightly more women than men. In today's episode we talk a little bit about what that means, both for male and female doctors, for employers, and for patients. We cover some controversial topics that typically I only talk about with this week's guest privately, but Dr. Nisha Mehta of Physician Side Gigs and I delve into the demographic changes that we are seeing in medicine and the issues women physicians are facing. Whether you are a male or female physician you will finish this episode with the confidence to be an advocate for yourself and your family. You can have a life in medicine that works for you. Nothing is impossible. We talk about how to make that happen in this episode. Have you ever considered a different way of practicing medicine? Whether you are burned out, need a change of pace, or want to see the world, locum tenens might be that option for you. Not sure where to start? Locumstory.com is the place where you can get real, unbiased answers to your questions. They answer basic questions like, “What is locum tenens?”, to more complex questions about pay ranges, taxes, various specialties, and how locum tenens works for PAs and NPs. Go to Locumstory.com and get the answers.
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Megan Akins

Great post. I have both federal and private loans. Do I refinance them separately or together? Thank you.

Mar 30th
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Luke Brindamour

could you label the subjects of each podcast?

Aug 29th
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