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Live Like a Resident

The secret to becoming a wealthy physician is contained in these four words: "Live Like A Resident." If you're earning like an attending, but spending like a resident, you will become very wealthy, very fast.

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Backdoor Roth IRA Ultimate Guide and Tutorial

This Backdoor Roth IRA tutorial takes you step by step through the contribution process including how to fill out IRS Form 8606. We'll show you how to get it done right and avoid mistakes that can cost you time and money.

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12 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing Whole Life Insurance

Should you buy whole life insurance? The short answer is, "Probably not." This is a product designed to be sold, not bought, where 80% of its purchasers eventually regret their decision. Are you one of the exceptions? Read this post to find out.

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150 Portfolios Better Than Yours

A good portfolio is broadly diversified, low-cost, passively managed, regularly rebalanced, and consistent with its owner's need, ability, and desire to take risk.

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The X Factor

Financial knowledge isn't enough. Without the X Factor, you'll never reach financial success. Motivation breeds hard work and discipline, which in turn breed wealth.

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Investing 101

Too many investors have never taken Investing 101. Here's your chance. Learn it from me or learn it in the school of hard knocks, but you will learn it.

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Latest Posts

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The Abundance Mindset vs Scarcity Mindset for Physicians

Change from a scarcity mindset to a mindset of abundance for new levels of wealth, opportunity, and happiness.

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Financial Educator of the Year Award – Call for Submissions

Today I'm seeking nominations for the 1st annual Financial Educator of the Year Award and formally recruiting you in our efforts to provide financial education to your peers.

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Being a Military Doctor – Podcast #92

Today we talk about the best way to join the military as a physician, the military match for residency, the new retirement system, the best and worst things about practicing medicine in the military, and more!

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4 Ways to Accelerate the Power of Compound Interest

Here are 4 simple ways to help your money work harder and compound faster.

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Myths of Whole Life Insurance Part 7

The Myths of Whole Life Insurance series is back and the agents selling it haven't given up yet. With huge commissions to be had, they keep switching sales techniques until they find the one that works on their current mark!

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My MOC Debacle: Nevermind That $2,100 Exam You Just Passed

Physician on FIRE joins the national debate pushing back against the onerous burdens of maintaining MOC certifications.

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The White Coat Investor: A Doctor's Guide To Personal Finance And Investing not only summarizes the most important information on the blog, but also contains material not found on the site at all.
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