Great Britain’s referendum to leave the EU triggered an historic week for financial markets and drove significant losses for some investors. There’s no shortage of speculation about “Brexit’s” long term ripple effect and the timeline for recovery. In this episode of Dentist Money™, Reese & Ryan share reaction from some of the financial industry’s top advisors and offer guidance for protecting your own portfolio against major downturns.
Dentist Money™ welcomes financial expert, Doug Carlsen, who retired comfortably from dentistry at age 53. Dr. Carlsen is a nationally renowned speaker and has been a regular contributor for publications like Dentaltown and Dental Economics. In this episode, Reese and Doug compare notes and discuss the biggest factors that lead to financial longevity for dentists.
In this special episode of Dentist Money™, Reese interviews industry thought-leader, Howard Farran — arguably the most influential personality in dentistry. Howard is a successful practicing dentist, MBA, CEO of dentistry’s largest media company, internationally recognized lecturer, and bestselling author. In this interview, Howard gives his candid take on the most common financial mistakes made by dentists and offers some words of advice for managing debt, improving profitability, working with consultants, and achieving work-life balance.
Breaking news: if you’re a dentist, you’re smart. When the rest of us sit in your chair, it’s nice to know your supercharged brain got you through all those science classes, entrance exams, and the rigors of dental school. But does that mean you should tackle every business and financial decision on your own? The most successful dentists build a team of experts to advise them regularly on matters of business and finance. In this episode of Dentist Money™, Reese & Ryan provide a list of the most important people a dentist should have on his/her advisory board.
Dentists are often approached by life insurance brokers to purchase life insurance as a retirement savings plan. Whole life, variable life, or universal life. What are the arguments for using these types of policies? What are the arguments against them? In this episode of Dentist Money™, Reese and Ryan provide a fresh perspective on how dentists can approach life insurance decisions with more confidence.
Unless you happened to live in 18th century Western Europe, you might not understand how the modern economy was born - or even who the father was. It’s a fascinating tale of deception, greed, pirates, and a Scottish visionary who borrowed French vocabulary. Plus it provides a great foundation for understanding financial markets. In this episode of Dentist Money™, Reese & Ryan discuss the evolution of public markets and how they can work in your favor.
According to a recent article in Bloomberg magazine, gold prices have rallied and investors are piling back into gold in droves. On the heels of a four-year price decline, gold seems to have regained its luster and many are enticed by the prospect of striking it rich. But do they know what’s under the surface of all the media hype? In this episode of Dentist Money™, Reese & Ryan provide some valuable nuggets of wisdom about investing in gold.
What do finance and pianos have in common? Pretty much everything. As the composer of your financial future, you need the right instrument to unlock your wealth-building potential. But a lot of dentists are using models that are out of tune. In this episode of Dentist Money™, Reese & Ryan describe the sound of a well crafted retirement plan.
Famous economist, Josiah Stamp said, “It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.” Although most dentists acknowledge the value of good financial planning, busy schedules keep them from addressing the essential components of wealth management. In this episode of Dentist Money™, we discuss three of the most powerful actions you can take on a monthly basis to grow your net worth.
Making smart decisions with your money requires a certain level of sophistication. It can be difficult to understand the ins and outs of insurance coverage, investing, debt management, real estate, and practice finance. So how do some dentists make it look so easy to build wealth? In this week’s episode of Dentist Money™, Reese and Ryan reveal a few basic fundamentals followed by the most successful dentists.
According to financial expert Dave Ramsey, “Personal finance is about 80 percent behavior and only about 20 percent head knowledge.” So next time you squander your money or make a bad investment, you probably shouldn’t blame it on your decision to forego a masters in finance. We all have personality traits that make us vulnerable to poor financial decisions. In this week’s episode of Dentist Money™, Reese and Ryan explore nine personalities types common among dentists and discuss how to keep behavioral tendencies from compromising your retirement.
It comes with the territory. When you’re a successful professional, you become a prime target for litigation. But are you prepared for every unfortunate scenario that could ruin your retirement? Most dentists aren’t. In this episode of Dentist Money™, Reese and Ryan discuss the liability risks that most people don’t know about and how to protect yourself against expensive lawsuits.
Cash is piling up. Your bank balances are getting pretty solid. Do you have more than you need? How much is too much to keep in your practice checking account? What about the size of your personal emergency fund? Should you invest it, or pay off the remainder of your debts? In this episode of Dentist Money™, Reese and Ryan discuss why having a lot of assets doesn’t always mean financial security and the amount of cash you should keep in your bank account.
While you'd like to think your financial decisions are always grounded in logic, the truth is that your head can often get in the way. In many cases, what may seem like a reasonable approach to financial planning, ends up being a costly decision. In this episode of Dentist Money™ Show, Reese and Ryan discuss the most common mental biases that lead to poor financial judgment.
Most investors measure success in the stock market by gains and losses. And, of course, it’s always nice to see your account balances moving in the right direction. But the benefits of financial markets go well beyond making positive returns. In this episode of Dentist Money™, Reese and Ryan explain why returns don’t tell the whole story and reveal the lesser-known reasons to invest in public markets.
As a dentist, you might have a general sense of your financial situation based on your collections, income, and retirement accounts. But have you ever wondered how your performance compares to other dentists? This episode of Dentist Money Show™ explains why it’s important to benchmark your performance against your peers, and how to make simple calculations to monitor your financial progress.
As your practice grows you might consider hiring another dentist to help you manage your workload. Partners and associates can be a great way to multiply your efforts, but before you make the commitment, you should clearly understand what you’re getting into. This episode of the Dentist Money Show™ dives into the financial ramifications of hiring another dentist and the questions you should ask before bringing on another producer.
Finding the right financial advisor to manage your wealth is so important that the Dentist Money Show™ has dedicated two episodes to discussing the questions you should ask - and the answers you should get - when hiring an advisor. In this episode (Part 2), Reese and Ryan continue the conversation about how to identify the best advisor to help you retire faster and better.
Choosing a financial advisor is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. The person you hire to manage your wealth will be largely responsible for how well you retire. And unless you know what to look for, you may never know the difference between good and bad advice. This episode is the first in a two-part series which explains the the questions you should ask - and the answers you should expect - when hiring a potential financial advisor.
People who complain about taxes can be divided into two classes: men and women. And although Uncle Sam isn’t anyone’s favorite relative, the right tax strategy could be the first step in patching things up. In this week’s episode of the Dentist Money Show™, Reese and Ryan explain how a proactive tax strategy can reduce your tax bill, and help you save for a better retirement.
In 1999, after his second Super Bowl win, John Elway passed on an offer to acquire 20% of the Denver Broncos and decided to pursue a series of private business ventures instead. Seventeen years later, the outcome of his decision provides some useful insight into investment strategy. In addition to deciding whether Elway made the right call, this week’s episode of the Dentist Money Show™ discusses when it’s okay to invest in high-risk opportunities, how to know when a private investment is right for you, and how private and public investments compare in the long run.
Are your collections going up while your bottom line stays the same? It’s frustrating to look at your impressive growth only to realize you’re no better off than you were a few years ago. But if you understand how to manage costs, you’ll have something to show for all that hard work. This episode of the Dentist Money Show™, recorded on location at the Yankee Dental Conference in Boston, covers the different kinds of practice costs and how to keep them under control.
Do you feel pressure to pay off your student loans, practice loans, building, or mortgage? A lot of dentists are conditioned to pay off debts as soon as possible. But when managed correctly, the right amount of debt can be used to build your wealth faster and help you retire better. In this episode of the Dentist Money Show™, Reese and Ryan explain how to pay down debt and save for retirement in a balanced way.
Are stock market declines keeping you up at night? Are you scared to turn on CNBC? How can your retirement fund endure another crash? In a tribute to David Bowie, Reese and Ryan discuss how to react when the market is Under Pressure and how to deal with all the Ch-ch-ch-changes.
Does the idea of paying someone else to handle things like accounting, marketing, collections, and practice management put a bad taste in our mouth? After all, you’re smart enough to do it on your own without shelling out a bunch of cash. But is the Do-It-Yourself approach really saving your bottom line? In this episode of the Dentist Money Show, we discuss the most common reasons dentists decide against outsourcing, the difference between effective and useless outsourcing, and how to get the most out of your consultants and contractors. We also follow the incredible journey of a pencil from tree to Scantron.