What’s the right mix of fee-for-service and PPOs? While the answer may vary by practice, most dentists would like to run a business that relies less on insurance income. In this episode of Dentist Money™, Reese welcomes Gary Takacs, who explains how practices can thrive in a world of heavy handed insurance companies and the emergence of corporate dentistry. He also provides answers to questions like: When should I hire my next front office employee? Should I continue to use my lab or buy a CEREC? When is it time to part ways with an employee? When should I hire an associate? When is it time to sell my practice?
Should you pay down debt or invest? The sum of student loans, practice loans, equipment loans, and real estate loans can seem insurmountable for a dentist. So what’s the right pace to chip away at them? In this episode of Dentist Money™, Reese & Ryan explain how managing debt the right way can help you build wealth much faster. They also discuss the way debt should be viewed at different phases of a dentist’s career.
What’s with all the Bitcoin hype? Is it here to stay? More importantly, is it a viable investment option? In this episode of Dentist Money™, Reese and Ryan explain the origin of Bitcoin and its emergence in the market over the past few years. They examine the sophisticated “cryptocurrency” trading platform, highlight pros and cons of owning Bitcoin, and share stories of investors who bought in (for better or worse).
Are you taking the right amount of risk with your money? Do you know how much life insurance you need? What about disability? Liability? Policy selection requires more than looking at your budget and deciding how much you can afford. In this episode of Dentist Money™, Reese and Ryan explain how much coverage you should carry and how the amount can change during your career. They also discuss two elements of a dentist’s risk profile that aren’t covered by insurance.
Have you ever thought about investing in a startup? If you haven’t already, someday you’ll be approached to fund the next big thing. And maybe it’s the next Amazon.com. But before you hand over your cash, you’ll want to understand exactly what you’re getting into. In this episode of Dentist Money™, Reese & Ryan walk through the steps of startup investing and provide a list of factors every dentist should consider before jumping in.