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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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5 Financial Considerations When Taking Care of Your Aging Parents

PIMD shares what he's learned as he's begun the process of making sure his aging parents were financially taken care of.

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A Round Trip Through a Crowdfunded Equity Investment

Want to know how I earned 18% on my money with almost no effort? I give you the full scoop here.

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The Business of Medicine with Dr. Jason Mizell – Podcast #83

Today's guest, Dr. Jason Mizell is a pioneer in the academic community for promoting physician financial literacy. Learn about his Business of Medicine class and why medical students should start demanding it in their schools.

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8 Tips for Employing a Nanny the Right Way

Hiring a nanny seems to be the preferred choice of child care for dual-income physicians. Learn how to find and hire the best nanny for your family.

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Why You Should Not Give Up On Public Service Loan Forgiveness

It is fully understandable for a borrower planning on PSLF to be concerned, but it is not yet time to give up on the program. Instead, learn the rules, keep careful records and start saving up a PSLF side fund, just in case.

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DAF Giving Tutorial from Fidelity and Vanguard Charitable

Physician on FIRE's step-by-step guide to donating to charities via a donor-advised fund using both Vanguard and Fidelity. A DAF can be a quick and easy way to give generously this year.

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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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