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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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Investing Versus Debt Pay-off

This is the most common dilemma faced by WCI readers. There are some clear answers, but even when the answers aren't clear, these important factors will help you to arrive at the right decision for you.

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Who Are the Physicians Who Retire Early?

Physician on FIRE reveals why many docs are retiring early from medicine, long before they reach traditional retirement age.

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Should I Invest at All-Time Highs?

Many investors wonder if they should hold off on investing their money because the market is at an all-time high. The answer is no, "dry powder" hurts more than it helps.

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Good Debt and Bad Debt – Podcast #76

Are some debts better than others? I don't draw hard and fast lines between good debts and bad debts because they all cost money. When you borrow money it costs money. This discussion, plus answering listener questions in today's podcast.

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Cash Balance Plans for Solo and Group Practices

Cash Balance plans can be a great way to minimize your tax liability and to save for retirement. Find out if it is the right fit for your practice.

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Increasing Your Primary Care Income: An Interview with Doc G of DiverseFI – Podcast #75

Doc G of topped out at $950,000 a year as an internist. Listen to how he built a thriving private practice that he truly enjoys. Your path will look different than what Doc G did but be creative. What could you do?

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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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