The Physician Philosopher Podcast
MMM #12: Investing Waterfalls
Should you invest or pay off debt? And, if you invest, what order do you invest your money? While these are common questions, straight forward answers can be hard to find. Let the investing waterfall help you sort it out.
What You’ll Learn:
In the twelfth episode of Money Meets Medicine, “Investing Waterfalls,” you’ll learn whether or not this is the right time for you to invest, and more, including:
- Should your current focus be on your investments or your debt?
- How the financial mistakes of my parents impacted my financial decisions
- Are you “debt immune” or terrified to get into even a little debt
- What is the proper “flow” of the investing waterfall?
- Should you invest in your non-governmental 457 plan?
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This Episode’s Sponsor
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Listener Question of the Week:
Today’s listener question comes from Vivek Angandi:
“Is it financially worth it to rent cars for a long trip and preserve your owned rides?”
Each episode, we are going to start including listener questions as they are provided to us. So, if you have a specific question you’d like answered on the podcast reach out to us! Email [email protected] or [email protected]
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