Student loans, practice loans, real estate loans. Dentists and debt go together like presidential elections and economic uncertainty. With speculation of rising interest rates, many are wondering if now is the right time to borrow money or refinance existing loans. In this episode of Dentist Money™, Reese welcomes Wells Fargo practice finance expert, Kent Murphy, who lists a number of factors to consider when shopping the lender market. He explains how low interest rates often lure people into bad loans and shares common factors dentists overlook before signing on the dotted line.
How do you know when it’s time to hire a financial advisor? For a lot of dentists there’s a trigger that goes off ― a shortage of cash, an investment gone bad, stagnant collections ― and they wonder if it’s time to call for help. But it’s not always clear what’s causing your pain or which professional has the right prescription. In this episode of Dentist Money™, Reese & Ryan explain when it makes sense to hire a financial advisor, and when it makes sense to look elsewhere for solutions.
There are two types of people in the world: those who have heard a sales pitch about permanent life insurance, and those who will hear a sales pitch about permanent life insurance. And the way these policies are sold ― on the premise of guaranteed returns and tax-free withdrawals ― often give investors a false sense of security. In this episode of Dentist Money™, Reese & Ryan walk through the stages of grieving that usually follow the purchase of permanent life. They also talk about the rare exceptions for justifying insurance as an investment, and how to unwind a bad policy if you already have one.
Do you know the difference between a stock and a bond? Maybe you do. But even if you grasp the concept of fixed income versus equity, you may not realize how complex the bond market is. In this episode of Dentist Money™, Reese & Ryan describe the different types of bonds you can own, the risk levels associated with each, and how bonds can be used to lower your taxes. (And they make it through the entire show without telling a single James Bond joke).