Framing Your Financial Future

Framing

I love listening to podcasts.  In a very busy world, I’ve found them to be something I can do even when life is crazy.  You can listen to them while you work out, commute to work, when writing notes, or as your unwind for the day.  Given my affection for podcasting, I’ve been looking for … Read more

Why You Shouldn’t Trust the Financial Industry

Should I trust the Financial Industry

It doesn’t take long reading physician finance blogs (or really any personal finance blog) to realize that there isn’t a lot of love lost between bloggers and the financial industry. Without knowing the background, it might seem like a disproportionate amount of hate is thrown at financial advisors and insurance agents. Yet, there are many … Read more

Flash FIRE warning: The Dangers of Sharing Financial Independence

Financial Independence Retire Early

Fire is a passionate and unforgiving substance.  It keeps you warm, heats your meals, and provides light in the dark.  When wielded carefully, it is a force to be used for good.  Financial FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) is no different. We all remember what it was like when that FIRE lit up the dark … Read more

How Do Financial Advisors Get Paid? A Financial Planner’s Perspective

Financial Conflicts of Interest

When someone asks “How does my financial advisor get paid” it should be a relatively easy question to answer and understand.  Unfortunately, that’s not the case much of the time.  Fortunately, this post will not only answer that, but provide you an awesome chart to see exactly where conflicts of interest exist in all of the most common financial advisory models!

4 Reasons Doctors Don’t Save Enough Money

save enough money

Whenever I tell people outside of medicine how bad doctors are with money, they are always shocked.  Almost universally they wonder why we don’t save enough money.  They understand that – in order to become a doctor – you must be hard working, intelligent, and dedicated to the cause.  These are the same attributes – when they are applied correctly – that result in financial success.  How in the world can doctors be bad with money, then? 

What is a Safe Withdrawal Rate? A Case Study on The 4% Rule

If you have ever wondered about how much you can take out in retirement or if you will be able to withstand a down market right when you retire, this post is for you. It is a case study with graphs and charts that will help you better understand the dilemma, and whether you have “enough” to be financially independent. It is a must read.

Why Some Financial Advisory Models are Better Than Others

Financial Advisor Near Me

I was listening to one of the What’s Up Next podcasts (Episode 18). This particular episode featured four financial advisors. Interestingly, I know all four of them (and one of them is a recommended financial advisor on this site, with one of the other four soon to follow). The podcast was wide ranging, but one … Read more