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Welcome to The White Coat Investor! We have a lot of fun here while we help each other to avoid doing dumb things with our money. All the information on the site is 100% free to you. There is a ton of information and we understand it can be overwhelming to the first timer, so we suggest you start here with this page. Thanks for stopping by and good luck with your finances and your practice!

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WCI Classics

How Much Money Do Doctors Make a Year? The Average Salary Is Dropping

According to a new survey, the average doctor's salary decreased in 2022. Here are the figures for how much physicians make in a year.

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150 best investment portfolios

Best Investment Portfolios – 150 Portfolios Better Than Yours

A good investment portfolio is broadly diversified, low-cost, passively managed, rebalanced, and consistent with its owner's risk tolerance.

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How to Do a Backdoor Roth IRA

This Backdoor Roth IRA tutorial takes you step-by-step through the contribution process including Form 8606, tax implications, common mistakes, and lots more.

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ultimate student loan debt guide

Student Loans 101: Ultimate Guide to Student Loans

Here's the information a physician needs to manage student loan debt.

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how much to retire

How Much Money Does a Doctor Need to Retire?

How much money will you need to retire? Let's run through all the information you'll need to calculate your target number.

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The 2024 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

The contribution limits for 401(k)s, 403(b)s, IRAs, and HSAs will change for 2024. Here's what you need to know.

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securities lending

Securities Lending — Extra Income or a Mirage?

Is lending securities through brokerage services like Vanguard or Fidelity actually a good idea? Let's explore all of your options.

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cryptocurrency charity donations blockchain

Can and Should You Make Charitable Donations with Cryptocurrency?

Here’s a closer look at the implications of donating cryptocurrency and if it makes sense for you and your chosen charity.

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Backdoor Roth IRA

How I Failed and Then Mastered the Backdoor Roth IRA

It took me a while before I was comfortable doing my Backdoor Roth IRA. Here's how I overcame my confusion and now use it to my advantage.

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frugal things i've done

4 Frugal Things I’ve Done Lately

Spending intentionally (and sometimes being frugal) is how to live life now while making sure you'll have plenty left over for the future.

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Financial love letter

A Financial Love Letter to My Wife (and the Realities of Living Like a Resident)

I write a lot about how personal finance applies to my life and profession. But how does living like a resident affect my marriage?

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avantis vs vanguard

Avantis vs. Vanguard: Does It Make Sense to Switch Up Your Portfolio?

Trying to determine whether you should invest in Avantis funds? Let's take a deep dive and compare it to what Vanguard offers.

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A Doctor's Guide to Personal Finance and Investing

Financial Boot Camp

Financial Boot Camp

Guide For Students

Guide for Students