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Friday, April 19, 2019
Doctors, above anyone else, know exactly what an emergency looks like. If your PM is anything like mine, Im sure you have heard the stories... That time they did chest compressions on a kid while in medical school or the time when that mother delivered a baby before she could make it to her hospital room? Yep, those were emergencies. Of course,...
For many medical couples, combining finances might be a big mental hurdle to overcome once they tie the knot. After all, you’ve been “on your own” through medical school, residency, or maybe even after training. You’re used to managing your own money, and you might even be accustomed to splitting rent, utilities, food, and other expenses while dating your other...
Over the past few days, I’ve received several e-mails and phone calls from my physician clients asking me what to do about the Equifax data breach. So, I thought it was important to quickly explain what the Equifax data breach means, and what to do if you think your information might be compromised. WHAT IS THE EQUIFAX DATA BREACH? Equifax is one...
SoFi Refinance
Being married to a busy professional typically comes along with student loans and tons of debt.  Friends of ours will often joke about how they would love to "roll in the dough" like we do.  What they almost always forget, is with a great job title and income typically comes an even greater debt load! DMD Lifestyle is proud...
Hiring a financial advisor is a big decision. After all, you’re hiring someone to help guide you through some of life’s biggest decisions. Your financial advisor can help you decide what type of car and house you can afford. You’ll go to them to make sure you’re saving enough for your children’s college education. You’ll even seek their advice on the...
physician surveys
As a physician, I am always looking to supplement my income. Surveys are a great way to do that on your off time. Initially, it was hard to find surveys that paid well and/or catered toward physicians. Over the years, I have compiled a nice list of physician survey sites and their specific contact information. Some physician surveys can...
  The younger physicians I help with their financial planning often have questions regarding saving for college for their children. So, I thought it would be helpful to write a post to explain what a 529 college savings plan is and if it’s even worth opening. Like everything else in financial planning, the answer to this question will really depend on...
How to teach your kids to value money with Fee Only Financial Planner, Ryan Inman Have you wondered how to teach your kids to value the toys or gifts that they ask for all the time? Have you wondered how to help your kids place a value on their grades or chores in exchange for an allowance? What about how to encourage...
As physician families, sometimes it can feel like you’re constantly paying taxes. For as hard as you work, this can definitely be a drag. Luckily, when it comes to your retirement accounts, there is a way to grow your retirement money tax free, allowing you to keep a significant amount of your gains over the years. Under current law, the...
Graduating from residency and starting your career is a busy time, but it’s also a time when you’ll experience a large income jump, when your student loans will be due, and when you’ll start to feel the pressure of lifestyle inflation. So, although you’re busy taking care of others, don’t forget to take care of you too. Below are some...

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