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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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State of the Podcast – Podcast #89

The inaugural WCI State of the Podcast review. Also answering listener questions about 529s across generations and financial advice for newlyweds.

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Unmarried Couples: Pros and Cons of Delaying “I Do”

Although there are lots of reasons for marriage, Bonnie Koo, MD believes it sometimes makes sense to delay marriage for the financial perks of cohabitation.

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10 Ways To Know You Are Competent to DIY Your Investments

Is there a point where people should know they are competent enough to manage their own personal finances? Here are 10 ways to know if you are ready to do it yourself.

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My Money Is Worth More Than Your Money

Physician on FIRE has over 80% of his retirement dollars in post-tax accounts and believes those dollars are worth more than yours. He's probably right.

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State of the Blog 2019

State of the Blog 2019

It's been another incredible year for The White Coat Investor. We've improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of doctors and made a few bucks while doing so. Thank you for your part in our success.

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Buy Our Book!

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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