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Revocable Living Trusts

Revocable Living Trusts A revocable living trust is an estate planning tool.  It does not affect your income taxes nor give you any asset protection benefit (aside from making it slightly harder to fi...

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The CoffeeHouse Portfolio

The CoffeeHouse Portfolio This is another in my series of reviews on popular fixed asset allocation portfolios. Bill Schultheis is well known to many of you as the author of The Coffee House Investor,...

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Watch That 401K

Watch That 401K I was really spoiled when I was in the military using the TSP retirement plan. Ultra low expense ratios on the funds (sometimes as low as 1.5 basis points, or 0.015% (compare to Vangua...

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The Permanent Portfolio

The Permanent Portfolio I'll be reviewing several different fixed asset allocation portfolios in the next few months, pointing out their pros and cons.  Each investor ought to develop his own asset al...

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Safe Savings Rate

A while back I posted about the concept of a safe withdrawal rate, the percentage which you can withdraw from your portfolio each year in retirement, adjusted for inflation, at which you shouldn't run...

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No More Subsidized Loans

No More Subsidized Loans This may not apply to many of the attendings who read this blog, but for the pre-med and medical student audience, I hope you didn't miss this news item a few weeks ago.  One...

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10 Reasons Why Residents Shouldn’t Buy A House

Graduating medical students (and especially their spouses) have a burning desire to buy a house to feel like they've finally made it. If they're smart, they'll curb it. Buying a house in residency is a huge gamble of your time and money at a period of life when you have little of either..

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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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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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REPAYE Case Studies

Guest blogger Dr. Wise Money explains how REPAYE works and shows how you can decide if it is right for you. The lower your income and the higher your debt, the more likely REPAYE is for you.

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