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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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10 Ways To Know You Are Competent to DIY Your Investments

When will you know if you are competent enough to manage your own personal finances? Here are 10 ways to determine if you are ready to be a DIY investor.

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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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What You Need To Know About Whole Life Insurance

Whole life insurance is pitched to almost every doctor, and perhaps 1/3 of them buy a policy. Unfortunately, most of those end up regretting their decision. Here's what you need to know about whole life insurance.

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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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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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Medical Mission Work in Honduras- Podcast #120

In today's podcast we discuss the ins and outs of our medical mission to Hunduras. Also talking advisory fees, TIPS, VTSAX vs VTI, S Corps, and lots more.

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Top 6 Tips for Refinancing Your Student Loans

Insider info about refinancing your student loans from Splash Financial. Discussing interest rates, fees, PSLF, loan terms, and other money-saving refi tips.

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The Reason You Take Market Risk

You can't afford NOT to take market risk. For the majority of your career, high-income earners need to be invested in assets with a high expected return.

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How to FIX Backdoor Roth IRA Screw-ups

There are 6 easy steps to successfully contributing to the backdoor Roth IRA but lots of mistakes are still made in the process. Here's how to fix them.

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Spend Your Money On Experiences… And Some Things

What does an abundant life look like to you? For PIMD it's having the resources to live and give how he wants and spending money on experiences over things.

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Physician Burnout! What Are The Factors and Cures?

Exhausted? Cynical? Unproductive? Toxic job? My thoughts today on the causes and cures for physician burnout.

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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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