[Editor’s Note: Today’s WCI Network post by The Physician Philosopher discusses the relationship between income, spending, and happiness. YOLO applies both ways—yes, you may die young, but you also may live a long time and you only get one chance to not screw up your finances. The post also reminds me a bit of a quote by Abraham Lincoln – ...

Q. I Am Tired of Paying Taxes and I Hear There Are Tax-Free Investments Out There. What Are They, and Should I Use Them? Many physicians are heavily taxed, so it is no surprise you are looking for ways to invest that do not increase your tax burden. However, it is critical that you pay attention not just to the ...

Podcast #205 Show Notes: Understanding Required Minimum Distributions A lot of people have this fear of required minimum distributions. Understanding how RMDs work is important but you don’t need to fear the future taxes. One listener was concerned that they would end up losing money in retirement because not enough time and effort was spent in planning strategically for RMDs. ...

If you are paying above 3% and have less than 15 years left on your mortgage or you’re paying above 4% on a longer mortgage, get off your duff and go get a “no-cost” refinance. That’s where you get an above-market rate where the lender takes some of the extra money they make for giving you that higher rate and ...

[Editor’s Note: Don’t forget that tomorrow, Sunday, April 4th is the last day to purchase Zero To Freedom Through Cashflowing Rentals!  Join this session, and we will send you a signed copy of my book, The White Coat Investor’s Financial Boot Camp, as well as free access to our Physician Wellness and Financial Literacy Conference – Park City – a $299 value. ...

March 18, 2021 Retirees Who Tested Well Added More Debt A new study finds that debt burdens have grown for older workers and retirees in recent decades. But this isn’t the first research to reach that conclusion. What is new is whose debt burden is increasing the most: the people who score higher on simple memory and math tests. Across ...

Long-term readers know that when we renovated our house last year I had the garage wired for electric car chargers. Well, my old Sequoia finally broke down (RIP) so we bit the bullet and got one. It is super fun to drive and the acceleration is unreal. The need came up all of a sudden at kind of a bad ...

[Editor’s Note: Tomorrow, March 30, 2021, is the final day to receive $100 off on our new CFE 2021 course! CFE2021 is approved for up to 17 CME credits and includes all 50+ hours of content from our recent Physician Wellness and Financial Literacy Conference. Register here RISK-FREE today!] Many doctors wonder, “Should I buy disability insurance as a resident?” Long-term disability ...

Episode #202 Show Notes: Working Together with Your Partner, with Mrs. WCI Managing finances with your partner can be challenging but it is hard to be successful if you don’t learn to do it well. In this episode, I discuss with Mrs. WCI how we have learned to work together to strengthen our relationship and our finances through the long ...

Many students, residents, and physicians wonder about the process of choosing a financial advisor. In many respects, the process is similar to choosing your physician. There are no rigid guidelines, the personality fit can be key, expectations need to be realistic, you should avoid the bad apples, and by the time you know enough to choose a financial advisor properly, ...

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