1. They don’t live up to their income
– Smart doctors save a sizable chunk of their earnings and reduce their debt, instead of focusing only on lifestyle changes.
2. They don’t invest without knowing what it is
– Doctors often get roped into investments that aren’t right for them. From financing a friend’s business, to taking stock tips from colleagues, to funding real estate deals that later go sour. Do your research or have a trusted professional do it for you,
3. They get good tax advice
– CPAs and financial advisors must be able to help mitigate immediate income tax burdens and understand how to efficiently minimize taxes generated by dividends and capital gains. If they don’t understand how you get paid or your investment strategies – it’s time to find better advice.
4. They consider the what-ifs
– What if I buy this house and in two years we want to move? What if my parents need assistance as they get older? What if my practice partnership dissolves? What if the market crashes or inflation runs rampant leading up to my retirement years? STRESS TEST YOUR FINANCIAL PLANS!
5. They’re insured appropriately
– Insurance is necessary, but don’t go insurance-broke or let a pushy salesperson capitalize on your oh-too-human aversion to risk. Your
situation dictates what types and how much insurance you need. Purchasing the wrong kinds can be costly and useless.
But the best thing doctors can do to build their wealth? Have a plan! Smart doctors build wealth because they
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