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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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10 Reasons I Invest in Index Funds

Most of my portfolio is invested in index funds. I hope that's not news to you. Here are the reasons why.

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Comparing 14 Types of Retirement Accounts

Not sure which types of retirement accounts you should use? Here's all the information together in one place so you can get a grip on your retirement plan.

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The Wealthy Pediatrician

Pediatrician salaries are the lowest in medicine but they still get paid enough to retire as multi-millionaires if they make smart financial decisions.

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What You Need To Know About Whole Life Insurance

Whole life insurance is pitched to almost every doctor, and perhaps 1/3 of them buy a policy. Unfortunately, most of those end up regretting their decision. Here's what you need to know about whole life insurance.

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What is the Best Month to Buy a House?

Winter months are the best months of the year to negotiate and purchase a home. Here are three ways you can save money buying a home this time of the year.

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WCI vs PoF: A Pro/Con on Donor Advised Funds

Is a donor-advised fund the best way to give generously to charities? Here are the pros and cons so you can decide.

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Riding Out Private Real Estate Deals

If you choose to invest in private real estate, be prepared to buy and hold. With highly illiquid investments like these, you won't have any other choice.

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Estate Planning with Daniel Kesten – Podcast #135

Digging into estate planning today. We're talking wills, revocable trusts, life insurance trusts, taxes, making lifetime gifts, step-up in basis, and a whole lot more.

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Beyond Fee-Only: 7 Things to Know About the Advice-Only Model

There are many ways to get good financial advice at a fair price. The "advice only" model is another to consider.

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Stuff We Waited To Buy

There's an alternative way to wealth that doesn't require living a Spartan life. Simply delay, by a few months or even years, the major purchases in life.

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Six Principles of Asset Location

Get a handle on asset location. Here are six high-yield principles that teach how to choose the right investments for the best account.

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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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