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Welcome to The White Coat Investor website! We have a lot of fun here while we help each other to avoid doing dumb things with our money. All the information on the site is 100% free to you. There is a ton of information here, and I understand it can be overwhelming to the first timer, so I suggest you start here with this page. Thanks for stopping by and good luck with your finances and your practice!

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ultimate student loan debt guide

Student Loans 101: Ultimate Guide to Student Loans

Here's the information a physician needs to manage student loan debt. We're talking private & Fed loans, PSLF, REPAYE, PAYE, refinancing, & how to pay off fast!

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How Much Money Do Doctors Make a Year? Doctor Salary by Specialty

According to a new survey, the average doctor salary increased in 2021. Here are the figures for how much physicians make in a year.

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How to Tax-Loss Harvest: What You Need to Know

Let the government share in your investment losses. Here is a step-by-step guide to tax-loss harvesting so you can take advantage of market downturns.

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Best Investment Portfolios – 150 Portfolios Better Than Yours

A good investment portfolio is broadly diversified, low-cost, passively managed, rebalanced, and consistent with its owner's risk tolerance.

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How to Do a Backdoor Roth IRA

This Backdoor Roth IRA tutorial takes you step-by-step through the contribution process including Form 8606, tax implications, common mistakes, and lots more.

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bear market

6 Things to Do in a Bear Market

Every bear market is unique, but those who were investing in 2008 have seen this before. Proper behavior is essential to long-term success.

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Latest Posts

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Are Physicians Who Retire Early Abusing the System That Made Them Rich?

Just because the government helped train me to be a doctor, does that mean I can't retire early? Should I see patients forever?

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stop playing the game

How to Stop Playing the Game

Let's talk about what "stop playing the game" really means and the steps you can take to make it happen once you have enough.

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Will I Be Protected If My Investment Broker Goes Bankrupt?

It's unlikely that your investment broker will go bankrupt, but what happens if the unthinkable happens? What happens to all your money?

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hdhp for an hsa

Should I Get an HDHP Just to Use an HSA?

There are plenty of great ways to use an HSA. But is it worth getting a High Deductible Health Plan just for the HSA benefit?

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Fiduciary Financial Advisors

Answering reader questions on student loan repayments, muni bond funds, and helping a parent through retirement. We also discuss who does and who does not have a fiduciary duty to you.

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How to Fire Your Financial Advisor

I have no problem with using a financial advisor as long as they charge a fair price for good advice. Otherwise, you should fire them.

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The White Coat Investor

A Doctor's Guide To Personal Finance And Investing

Financial Boot Camp

Financial Boot Camp

Guide For Students

Guide For Students