Becoming financially literate means acquiring a very useful body of knowledge. Possessing this body of knowledge is such a rare phenomenon in today’s world that having it, especially when combined with some financial discipline, is like a superpower. When I speak, I frequently demonstrate the importance of financial literacy with a section of the talk entitled “Numbers You Should Know”. ...

Leti and Kenji at SemiRetiredMD ran a post a few months back answering a question I often get, “Can I use a Doctor Loan to Buy an Investment Property?” They correctly answered the question that, in general, you can’t do that. Then they pointed out a handful of ways that one might be able to actually do it and suggested ...

Burnout is a big risk to your finances. Your fastest path to cash is as a board-certified doctor. We want you to be happily practicing medicine for as long as you would like. Our guest in this episode is Dr. Dike Drummond The Happy MD. He has spent the last 20 years coaching and training physicians on the prevention and ...

I woke up early one morning a few months ago worried about a financial situation. It wasn’t my financial situation. It was yours. At least many of yours. And the more I thought about it, the more angry I became. By the time I drug my butt out of bed, I was furious. Truly. I’m mad at everyone in this ...

Real estate is a very well understood but often poorly executed way of building wealth. It only takes one episode of an HGTV house-flipping show to know that it doesn’t take a genius… but even geniuses can mess it up with bad execution. If you’re a buy-and-hold investor, you’re less likely to mess it up but then you run into ...

When I started investing in the last 90s/early 2000s there were no investment apps to take advantage of. I had a Vanguard account, paid gobs of money for trades, and basically kept all my money in various mutual funds. Back then, you didn’t have much of a choice. Trading commissions were expensive and Vanguard let me buy and sell mutual ...

I have a friend who enjoys horse racing. Well, to be precise, I have a friend who enjoys betting on horse races. When we go to Las Vegas, we like to spend an afternoon at a sportsbook. We pool our money and he picks a few races. On any typical trip, we sit down with $100 and leave with $90 ...

[Editor’s Note: Register for WCICON21 before Monday, Jan. 11 to receive the FREE swag bag ($100 value) mailed to your door! Our conference kit has always been top-notch (and heavy!) but this year, in addition to receiving books from speakers and sponsor swag, you’ll get the first-ever WCI t-shirt! Join us on March 4-6 for all of the excitement of ...

You need to prioritize your financial goals in order to answer the most common questions directed at bloggers and financial professionals. I am inundated with questions such as: As a young physician who graduated last year, I’m trying to decide if I should prioritize completely paying off my very large student loan debt ($400k @ 4.5%) or if I should ...

[Editor’s Note: Today’s WCI Network post is by The Physician Philosopher. If you haven’t been over to that site lately, be sure to check it out. Tons of awesome financial and wellness content there. I love this post that helps you wrap up your financial year and make sure you took care of everything.] At work, my nickname is “Dory”, ...

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