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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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How to Double Your Income as a Primary Care Physician

Here's how top physician earners in typically lower-income specialties are killing it and commanding over 2X+ the average for their specialty.

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The Tale of Two Doctors: The First Paycheck

Some of the biggest financial decisions of your life come when you receive that first attending paycheck. Spend wisely for early financial independence.

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Who Should Go For PSLF As An Attending Physician?

General rules don't always hold true when going for PSLF. Today we review the basics and run the numbers to see if PSLF is still your best option.

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How to Fix Your Investment Mistakes – Podcast #115

What are your investing goals? Many investing mistakes can be fixed by simply creating and following a reasonable investing plan.

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Selling Your Medical Practice for an Early Retirement

Here are 5 things you can do to make sure your medical practice is ready for an easy sell at the highest price when you're ready to retire.

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6 Reasons to Have a High Early Savings Rate

What should your savings rate be? Frontload your retirement at the beginning of your career and you'll be millions ahead in the retirement game.

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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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