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Welcome to The White Coat Investor website! 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 here, and I understand it can be overwhelming to the first timer, so I suggest you start here with this page. Thanks for stopping by and good luck with your finances and your practice!

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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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17 Ways To Screw Up A Backdoor Roth IRA

I thought the Backdoor Roth IRA was so simple nobody would screw it up. Boy was I wrong.

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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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How Fast Can You Get Out of Debt?

Today I'm mad. I'm mad at doctors who are OK with carrying huge debt and don't feel the urgency to pay it off. Get as mad at debt as I am! Do the math, make a plan, and get the life you want.

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Pennies and the Backdoor Roth IRA

What do you do with the pennies your money earns between contribution and conversion to a backdoor Roth IRA? Not much.

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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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Latest Posts

10 Financial Tips for New Attending Physicians

Here's a blueprint for success that any attending can follow in order to get started on the right financial path.

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Questions From Physician Real Estate Investors

We couldn't get to all of your questions at the PIMD Conference last October. Getting them answered today.

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Should You Raid a Roth IRA To Pay Off Your Loans? – Podcast #142

You only get so much Roth space in your life so tapping into it to pay off debt is a bad idea. Discussing this and lots more on today's episode.

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Financial Planning Implications for Solo-Practice Owners

Understand the unique challenges and opportunities available to the self-employed like QBI, solo 401k, disability, HSAs, mega backdoor Roths, etc.

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150 Portfolios Better Than Yours

A good investment 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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How to Pay Off Medical School Loans In Less Than 2 Years

Want to know how to pay off your student loans fast? Here are 7 steps to getting them out of your life in under 2 years.

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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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