The Unspoken Risks of NOT Retiring Early
The White Coat Investor
by Josh Katzowitz
1d ago
[Editor's Note: If the pandemic taught us anything, it’s that burnout is the No. 1 threat to your financial plan and that it could cost you millions of dollars in future wealth. That’s why we’re re-launching Burnout Proof MD at an even better price than before. Since 2022, WCI has partnered with Dr. Dike Drummond to help burned-out physicians rediscover the joy of doctoring. This program features weekly coaching, a multi-layer physician support ecosystem, and tons of CME. And if you join now, we’ll throw in our Continuing Financial Education 2021 course (a $699 value) for free! End the struggl ..read more
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Pros and Cons of Cryptocurrency Investing
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by The White Coat Investor
2d ago
By Dr. James M. Dahle, WCI Founder It's been a while since I wrote about cryptocurrency and cryptoassets. The last time I did, they were flying high. In 2022, it subsequently crashed. Industry leader Bitcoin dropped 70% with other crypto projects dropping 80%, 90%, or more in value. It has been one of the more brutal “crypto winters” that investors and developers in this space have suffered through, and that's not even counting the FTX meltdown. Nobody knows when, or even if, crypto will soar again. But if you think it's a great asset to hold for the long term, the end of 2022 (when I origina ..read more
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The Government’s Debt Limit Crisis and Your Investments
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by The White Coat Investor
3d ago
By Dr. James M. Dahle, WCI Founder We have been getting a lot of questions about the debt limit crisis in Washington and how it affects investments such as Treasury bonds, the TSP G Fund, and savings bonds like I bonds. I'm kind of surprised how many we're getting (you'll soon see why), but Josh, our content director, says I have to write a post about it. So, here's what to know about the debt limits and how they could affect your investments.   Why Is There a Debt Limit? The first thing you need to understand is that this “debt limit” thing is completely artificial, and it could be chan ..read more
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10 Ways That Even Physicians Can Save Money on Groceries
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by Josh Katzowitz
5d ago
By Dr. Disha Spath, WCI Ambassador How can you spend $1,000 per month on groceries for a family of four?!?! That is a sentiment I have often heard, especially when I share my budget from when I was going gazelle speed in paying off my medical student loan debt. It might seem like such a small amount to many high earners. But during much of my upbringing, I was raised by a single mom on a teacher’s salary (roughly $3,000 per month at that time), so, relatively speaking, $1,000 per month on groceries seems like living a very comfortable life to me. Even though I’ve gone from broke to financiall ..read more
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Functional Longevity: What Use Is Retirement If You Can’t Move and Think?
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by Josh Katzowitz
6d ago
[Editor's Note: If one of your goals for 2023 is to learn about how to invest in real estate, we have a FREE resource for you. Welcome to the Real Estate Masterclass, where we’ll email you a series of videos about real estate investing that will show you how to get started in this asset class that can lead you down the path toward financial freedom. Sign up for the Real Estate Masterclass today for free: it just might be the best financial move you make this year!]   By Dr. Anthony Ellis, WCI Columnist In my first year of practice as a psychiatrist in 1995, I saw a 69-year-old patient who ..read more
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Introduction to Secure Act 2.0
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by Megan Scott
1w ago
Today, we walk you through what changes are coming with Secure Act 2.0. We will take you step by step with a high level explanation and hopefully make sense of all of the changes. We also tackle your questions about the Backdoor Roth, estate planning, tax-loss harvesting, and more. Our guest today is one of our recommended financial advisors, Bradley Clark. He will tell us about his firm and help answer some of your Speak Pipe questions. Listen to Episode #300 here.   Secure Act 2.0 I wanted to spend some time talking about Secure Act 2.0 because we haven't yet talked about it on the p ..read more
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When Everything Clicks into Place: How Foreign Travel Can Make You a Better Doctor
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by Lauren O'Brien
1w ago
By Dr. Michael Mulick, Guest Writer One day in 2010, I approached my department chair to give my notice. I was working my first attending job as an anesthesiologist, and I wished to travel the world. “I’ll stay until the end of the summer and then I’m leaving,” I said. There was a pause. “I understand. Where are you going?” he asked. I didn’t know. I assured him the job was fine—plentiful vacation and nice people. I tolerated late-night C-sections, and I didn’t mind the commute—a quiet drive through rural New England, though I hit a turkey once. He survived. But I missed my fellow trainees ..read more
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FSKAX vs. FZROX: Which Fidelity Fund Is the Best?
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by Josh Katzowitz
1w ago
By Jamie Johnson, WCI Contributor FSKAX and FZROX are two popular funds offered by Fidelity. Both are low-cost mutual funds that invest in large-cap stocks. Both, by virtue of being index funds, are likely a good (and cheap!) place to invest your money. But there are some differences. If you’re having trouble choosing between FSKAX vs. FZROX, let's highlight some of the benefits of both funds.   What Is FSKAX? The Fidelity Total Market Index Fund (FSKAX) is a low-cost mutual fund that holds nearly 4,000 stocks. It’s one of the largest funds in the world and is a good option for investors ..read more
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Peering into My Email Inbox on a Monday Morning
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by The White Coat Investor
1w ago
By Dr. James M. Dahle, WCI Founder One of the most enjoyable parts of my week is when Megan Ashriel comes back to work on Monday morning. You may not know Ashriel; she works behind the scenes here at WCI. One of her many tasks is managing the editor (at) whitecoatinvestor.com email box. It's a totally overwhelming job that I was glad to give up a couple of years ago. She forwards emails to the appropriate person on the WCI team to handle them. Reader and listener questions get sent to me. I get a few every day, but since Megan doesn't work on weekends (Ashriel actually does sometimes but she ..read more
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I Asked the AI Bot That’s Taking the Internet by Storm for Financial Advice — Here’s How It Went
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by Josh Katzowitz
1w ago
By Josh Katzowitz, WCI Content Director If you want to be wowed by technology and/or massively frightened because of it, ChatGPT, the artificial intelligence bot that has become wildly popular (at least among tech writers and journalists), is here to serve you. As research firm OpenAI states, the purpose of the generative chatbot is to optimize “language models for dialogue” and to interact “in a conversational way” along with making it possible “to answer followup questions, admit its mistakes, challenge incorrect premises, and reject inappropriate requests.” Forbes had said the bot is a gam ..read more
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