With so many things to worry about as you build your career, do you have trouble living in the moment? On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan and Matt talk about three money matters that can cause your mind to wander. Happiness comes from being fully engaged in your current activities. Ryan and Matt offer their tips on how to prevent finances from causing you to lose focus on the present.
Is buying permanent life insurance a permanent mistake? On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan and Matt look into the debate that surrounds whole life insurance. Agents say there are benefits to support purchasing permanent insurance, but are their points valid? Ryan and Matt explain why mixing insurance and investments in the same financial instrument might not be the best strategy.
On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan and Matt take a hard look at inflation. They define it; do a poll to find out what people are saying; and offer four practical tips on what to do to counter its risk. In the Pandora’s Box of economic worries, Ryan and Matt explain why inflation, like recession, is something you can work your way through when you understand how to do the right things.
On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan brings in Jake Elm, CFP® at Dentist Advisors, to take on the question, “When is it time to get financial help?” Like many things that deal with money, the answer is personal to each individual. However, Ryan and Jake offer reasons why earlier may be better for long-term goals. They also explain why people who are being held accountable to someone else are motivated to take action.
On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan and Matt put their focus on risk. Our everyday activities involve many risks we accept as part of life. But when risk becomes a fear, that’s more about feelings of uncertainty. Whether a fear of sharks keeps you from swimming in the ocean, or fear of loss keeps you from investing, Ryan and Matt attempt to take the paralyzing effect out of uncertainty.
On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan interviews attorney Nathan Jay Kavlie of Thoughtful Wills. On the show, Nathan and Ryan go document-by-document over what’s needed to preserve the estate you are working so hard to create. Estate planning can seem complicated, but Nathan explains why he doesn’t believe it should be by illustrating how he takes the legalese out of wills and trusts.
On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan and Matt take on crypto. It’s the latest investment obsession with vocal fans … and detractors. On this show Ryan and Matt offer advice to dentists on what they believe should be your crypto strategy. Wondering about investing in Bitcoin or the “Doge” (or just wondering what the fuss is all about), this is the episode you’ve been waiting for.
On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan welcomes back Reese Harper, founder of Dentist Advisors. During the show, Ryan quizzes Reese on his latest business venture, Elements. You’ll hear how focusing on a niche can strengthen any enterprise, plus get a good look at the challenges of a start-up. It’s your behind-the-scenes look at how Reese is trying to change the future of financial planning.
Humans (and other primates) have a tendency to want to compare. From houses to cars and more, there’s a keeping up with the Joneses’ desire that seems to be part of our nature. On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan and Matt talk about the impulse we have to compare what we have with others. While money or lifestyle comparisons to others can be devastating to your financial and even your mental health, Ryan and Matt focus on ways to compare that can motivate you to make good financial decisions.
She’s known as “The HIPAA Chick” on social media and is an expert at all things HIPAA. On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan interviews Danielle Mckinley of PCI HIPAA. Many dentists think protecting patient information is easy, but they aren’t considering cyber threats, the potential for human error, or the complexity of having vendors who also see patient information. Compliance is never fun, but Danielle Mckinley does her best to keep HIPAA discussions lively as she helps practices meet requirements and avoid costly audits.
What is it like to be a Dentist Advisors client? On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan and Matt look closely at the Dentist Advisors client journey. From your initial consultation call to completing a detailed onboarding process to building a financial plan that becomes the basis for your financial decisions, Ryan and Matt get down to the nuts and bolts of each phase a Dentist Advisors client passes through.
On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan welcomes the legendary Dr. Nacho, Paul Goodman, for a wide-ranging discussion on how to keep all of your practice ownership pieces lined up. From preparing for unforeseen physical emergencies to making sure your staff knows how money flows through your practice to why you need mentors who are within 10 years of your age, Dr. Goodman is at his Dental Nachos best.
On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan and Matt discuss how pivotal liquidity is to a good financial plan. Your practice needs liquidity, you have a need for personal emergency funds, plus you should also be planning ahead for big projects. For all three you need access to cash. Do you know how much? And where’s the best place to be tucking those funds?
When you need to make tough money decisions, it’s critical that you have your financial house in order. On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan and Matt discuss the reasons why feelings of vulnerability turn into relief when people finally get on top of their finances. Find out why it’s so difficult for people to get—and keep—their finances organized.
On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan and Matt look into one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll make in your career: should you own your practice location? It’s not easy to make the distinction between your practice and the office that houses it, but this is a business decision first and foremost. Ryan and Matt review the reasons why you should study your options carefully—there are times ownership is the right choice and other times it may be a costly blunder.
On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan talks with Dr. Richard Low of Shared Practices about the mistakes that can threaten the hard work that goes into practice ownership. Ownership remains an ultimate goal in dentistry but costly blunders can be discouraging. From too casually considering your ownership options—scratch start, single-doctor practice, multi-doctor practice—to delaying your jump into ownership for too long, Ryan and Richard cover typical mistakes that every owner should know about.
On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show Ryan and Matt examine the difference between taxable income your CPA reports and the gross cash flow your CFP® needs to know. Determining how much money stays in your pocket is key to saving effectively, paying down debt, or buying that boat you’ve dreamed about. For financial planning purposes, Ryan and Matt go over the formula for how much you actually make. To do any future planning, it’s important that you get the math right.
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As a dentist, you’re one of the highest income earners in the country. As you build your net worth, you want to get the best financial advice possible. So who is the right person to give you that advice—someone who understands your level of wealth because they have it like you do? Or can you expect to get solid financial advice from someone who doesn’t have a high income? On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show Ryan and Matt talk about high-income clients and high-income advisors. Where should you look for advice? It’s a discussion that reveals the broad scope of advice that’s available in the world of financial advisors.
From start-up to cosmetic dentistry to a highly specialized niche, Dr. Michelle Jorgensen’s 20-year career has taken a fascinating trajectory. To celebrate Dentist Day 2021, Ryan interviews a practicing dentist on this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show. A toxic bout with mercury poisoning put Dr. Jorgensen on an unusual path where she has been the dentist doing the dentistry, she has helped other people do the dentistry, and now is managing others who do the dentistry at her health-based practice. Dentistry is full of unexplored opportunities, find out how one dentist went from almost selling her practice in despair to having DSO’s knocking on her door.
On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan interviews Glenn Vo, founder of Nifty Thrifty Dentists. If “it takes a community to raise a child,” the need for community could easily be applied to building a practice. Running your own small business is difficult—so where do you turn for solutions? Glenn Vo, king of the discount deal and practicing dentist, explains why establishing relationships with other experienced dentists is so important to finding practice success.
We don’t spend much time getting educated about finances when we’re young, and then suddenly we have to start managing money and making wise choices. So, we tend to blunder through money decisions as we gain experience. On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan and Matt examine some of their missteps which helped form the financial opinions they believe today. Did the stress of learning about money management when you were young bias how you think about investing? Or did they result in good habits? Experience is the best teacher and Ryan and Matt offer some compelling advice to their younger selves that you can use today.
On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan welcomes special guest Curtis Marshall of Dental Intelligence. As master of all things data, Dental Intel is well-known for helping practices follow a daily roadmap to reach greater long-term success. Almost every practice can find a way to tweak its performance and create greater profits. The trick is to know where to look. Ryan and Curtis examine four areas within every practice where additional profits can be found.
When faced with the painstaking process required for thorough analysis the temptation is to cut corners and just “go with your gut.” It’s a temptation often fed by successful “followed my heart” stories. Intuition may have its place, but when it comes to investing, going through a more rational process has been shown to create better outcomes. On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan and Matt discuss the outside factors that can influence what you may believe is “pure” intuition—and those outside factors make your intuitive responses anything but “pure.”