Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT): Will I pay the AMT?

Alternative Minimum Tax: AMT

The Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) is an archaic tax law that was originally intended to make sure that high income earners were “paying their fair share.”  As if the tax law was not complicated enough, the tax law experts thought it necessary to not only calculate your taxes once, but twice.  The first time it is calculated through the regular methods (brackets, etc) and the second time through the AMT.  Whichever is higher is the tax you pay.  So, today we will answer the question “Will I pay the AMT”

The Physician Philosopher Book: Get a Free Copy

The Physician Philosopher Book

The Physician Philosopher Book publishes soon! Come find out how to snag a free copy. I want this book to be helpful for as many people as possible. So, share the details with your friends, too. Oh, and you won’t believe who is writing the foreword!

Will More Money Make Me Happier?

will more money make me happier?

Recently, I published a post discussing the most recent Medscape burnout & depression survey results for physicians.  An interesting point of discussion was that many physicians felt that if they made more money, they would likely be happier.  Today, we will discuss the implications of this thought process and if there is evidence to support … Read more

Step by Step Tutorial for FIRST Backdoor Roth (Vanguard)

First Backdoor Roth (Vanguard)

Many tutorials will instruct you on how to perform a Backdoor Roth Conversion However, very few of them go through a step by step process for the very first time you ever set up a Backdoor Roth IRA.  I, unfortunately, ran into several snags because of this. 

After you have maxed out your employer 403B/401K for you and your spouse and any governmental 457s, a backdoor Roth should be your next step! Read more to find out how.