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Financial Clarity for Doctors Podcast

Hosts Corey Janoff and Rachelle Vanderzanden discuss pertinent financial planning topics affecting doctors, dentists and other medical & healthcare professionals. They address the financial concerns of physicians from the beginning of residency all the way to retirement. Topics include managing medical school loans, retirement savings, investing, achieving financial goals, insurance planning, and much more.  Click on the episodes below to listen and view a more detailed summary. Also available wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes published bi-weekly.

26. Physician Employee Contract Review

You worked hard to get where you are today, so it’s important you know what your stepping into when you select you make that next big move. Whether you are finally making the transition into practice after years of extensive training or looking to further your career with a new employer, having a physician contract review team can help you better understand the sometimes convoluted language contained in your contractual agreement(s) and lend you our experience and expertise to ensure that you can make a well-informed decision moving forward.

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25. Transitioning from Residency into Practice

For doctors, one of the most significant life events is transitioning from residency or fellowship into practice. This usually involves a significant pay increase, a job change, possibly a move to a new city, student loan payments increasing, the desire to purchase a house, new car, maybe start a family, among other things. There are many things for physicians to address when it comes to financial planning around this time. If you can set the tone and start your attending career on the right foot, your long-term financial goals will be much more achievable. Today we will discuss setting up a good game plan for your transition to set you up for future financial success.

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24. Debt Vs. Investment – What Should You Do First?

One thing almost every client asks about as they transition into practice is what to do first. You all have competing goals. If you have debt, you want to pay it off immediately. You also know you’re a little late to the retirement savings game and want a million dollars in savings tomorrow. So how do you figure out what to focus on first?

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21. On FIRE with Physician on FIRE

Why would you want to be on FIRE you ask? Because in this case FIRE means Financial Independence, Retire Early. That is a concept we can get behind and one that our guest Dr. Leif Dahleen is living and breathing. Leif is the author of the popular Physician on FIRE blog as well as a retired anesthesiologist.

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18. Investment Risks Doctors Face

There are many different types of investment risks. The recent public health crisis and resulting market volatility has demonstrated one type of risk, but there are other things to consider with your long-term investments as well.

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17. Backdoor Roth IRA

Roth accounts can be a great source of tax-free income in retirement when used correctly. Some high-income earners cannot fund Roth IRAs directly, but there is a strategy many folks can use to get money into this account. This is commonly referred to as the Backdoor Roth IRA.

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