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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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Latest Posts

PSLF Side fund

PSLF Side Fund

Worried PSLF is going away? The solution isn't to avoid the program, it's to save up a side fund you can use to pay off the loans if it does.

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Gmail Users – Your Fellow WCIers Need Your Help

Beginning on October 1st, Gmail began sending emails from The White Coat Investor to your spam folder rather than your inbox. Or worse, it marked them as a "phishing" attempt. Nothing changed here at...

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16 Different Ways to Invest in Real Estate

Here is a fly-over view of the various ways to invest in real estate.

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WCI Scholarship Grand prize winner 2018

Grit — WCI Scholarship 2018 Grand Prize Winner

My story started in a desert, surrounded by endless sand and grit, but it was the grit within me that granted me the resilience to pursue medicine again. I no longer try to wash the grit away: it is part of who I am.

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WCI Scholarship 2nd place winner

Life is a Journey of Exploration — WCI Scholarship 2018 2nd Place

I lived in a stone house with no tap water and toilet until I was 10 years old. I learned things such as a building could be as tall as a hill or even a mountain, a toilet could flush water, and people drove cars.

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WCI Scholarship Carlos Garcia

Dreamers — WCI Scholarship 2018 3rd Place

My parents left everything behind with the goal of giving their children the best chance at a successful future. I'm on the brink of fulfilling my dream of becoming a physician and realizing my parent's vision.

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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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