Money Meets Medicine Podcast
MMM 57: How to Avoid the Voldemort of Disability Insurance
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Anyone who knows my origin story knows how I was hosed by a disability insurance agent in medical school. The fierce desire to protect other doctors from receiving the same treatment remains a huge focus at The Physician Philosopher to this day.
In fact, it is why we only recommend a couple of disability insurance agents (that you can actually trust). In this episode, we discuss how you can avoid my mistake (and many others). It is an absolute must listen. Particularly, if you think you have a good disability insurance policy (many don’t) or if you don’t have one at all!
Today You’ll Learn
- The importance of Disability Insurance (and how it could be your biggest mistake, if you aren’t careful)!
- Our recommended insurance agents that you can actually trust!
- The top things you need to know about disability insurance.
- Examples of really bad advice in the real estate space!
- And more!
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Last week, we shared why human behavior matters for our financial lives by taking a look at the first 5 out of 10 psychological phenomena that can (and do) affect your personal finance goals: greed, fear, ego/overconfidence, loss aversion, and analysis paralysis.
This week, we’re diving back into behavioral finance (one of our favorite topics) to share five more types of unchecked human behavior that can sabotage your journey to building the wealth you want.
Despite our best intentions, certain emotions can keep us from building wealth. After many years arming physicians with the information they need to achieve financial wellness, I had a significant realization.
Information is one thing – behavior is another.
As the saying goes, money is 80% behavior and only 20% math.
Not only do I want to share important information about personal finance, I also want to help you recognize how certain behaviors can (and do) affect your finances.
Drawing from one of the classic books about investing, let’s go over five common behaviors that could be keeping you from achieving your financial goals.
Many doctors and high-income professionals hire financial advisors for any number of reasons. Either they’re too busy to handle their finances themselves, they don’t really know how to invest, or they want an expert on their side to make sure they’re on the right track.
So allow me to say from the start: I’m not against financial advisors, but I am against doctors (or anyone, really) being overcharged for bad advice.
There’s no shame in asking for help – you just want to get the help you need at a fair price.
You should be equipped enough to vet and evaluate your financial advisor so you’ll know whether they’re working well on your behalf. How can you be as confident as possible they’re acting in your best interest? This episode will help you find out.