On this listener Q&A episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan and Matt answer a couple of common end-of-year retirement plan questions. And, after watching some U.S. markets reach all-time highs, are you wondering if it’s still a good time to make a lump sum investment? “Backdoor” Roth IRA’s can be effective, but there can be a few complications you should know about. Plus, when putting retirement funds into an extra entity you’ve set up, the IRS has some rules you definitely need to know.
On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan welcomes Rob Montgomery whose firm has specialized in legal counsel for dentists for over 20 years. Throughout your dental career you will probably sign associate agreements, leases, acquisition documents, and even sell your practice. Rob takes Ryan through many of the legal nuances you need to be aware of before you ever sign on the dotted line. “Caveat emptor” takes on even greater significance when you have so much at stake.
On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan & Matt have put together a year-end checklist of financial jobs you can’t ignore. As the year draws to a close there is a lot going on, but Ryan & Matt are on top of things making sure you don’t forget to complete important practice and personal end-of-year tax items. Here are 10 things that need to be done before December 31st—and a few items that can wait until you file your taxes.
On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Reese and Ryan have a conversation about happiness, experiences, and possessions. How can you ensure all the moving pieces that make up your busy life actually enhance its quality? Your brain is constantly jumping from the present to distractions like your to-do list and other worries. While the purchase of things might bring short-term pleasure, Ryan and Reese explore why anticipation of an event excites the brain—making the experience more enjoyable and memorable.
Does it seem like good luck passes by your door without ever knocking? On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, recorded on a Friday the 13th, Ryan and Matt talk about typical mistakes that make dentists feel unlucky. You may be using bad luck as an excuse to cover up what are actually bad decisions. Ryan and Matt illustrate how changing your luck often requires that you change your approach when making decisions. Being more diligent with your investment strategy or more organized at your practice are two ways you can turn the table on a run of bad luck. Before you blame a lack of luck, hear what you can do to change your fortune
On a Q&A Thanksgiving episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, our listeners pitch in with a couple of good questions. The need for “ready cash” has recently been pushed to the forefront with the pandemic—and as a practice owner, you’re sure to face a few more emergencies in your career. So knowing the right amount of money you should have in your emergency fund is top-of-mind for many dentists. When it comes to liquidity, Ryan and Matt provide their formula for how to measure the amount that’s really needed for emergency funds. While a lump sum can sound good, how do you make sure there’s enough money stashed away ... but not too much? The second question is from an older dentist who wants to know how long he should continue paying disability premiums as he gets closer to retirement.
The year 2020 has been no ordinary year. And you can expect with PPP, HHS, and EIDL loans and grants, taxes might not be ordinary when they come due. On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan interviews Morgan Hamon of the HDA Accounting Group. Are you wondering what pandemic federal support money might mean for your taxes? On this podcast, Ryan and Morgan discuss loan timelines, qualifying rules, reporting requirements, and IRS guidelines on the federal support you may have received. Plus, there’s a write-off rule that might surprise you—and one you need to know!
How Will COVID-Related Loans and Grants Affect Your Taxes?
On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan interviews Jayme Amos, founder of Ideal Practices. Have you wondered if you’re cut out to start up a practice from scratch? Or maybe you’re nervous about opening your own practice during uncertain times? On this show, Jayme shares stories about those who’ve taken the ownership plunge in 2020. You’ll hear about lending trends, why associates are jumping into ownership from DSOs, and advantages to a startup you may have not considered.
An election, COVID, protests, uncertainty—on this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan and Matt take a close look at the history of elections and the stock market as they forecast what will most likely happen as we move past this one. During your lifetime, your investing timeline will cover eight to twelve different presidencies. Since elections are something you should get used to, Ryan and Matt discuss the Dentist Advisors investment philosophy and why it works through different economic highs and woes.
On this listener Q&A episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan and Matt take a look at why rebalancing your investment portfolio is so important. Plus you’ll hear about different strategies for dividing stocks and bonds among various brokerage and retirement accounts.
When you build a portfolio four things are taken into consideration—the level of risk, geography, company size, and the price of the stock. Find out why Dentist Advisors regularly rebalances your portfolio to ensure it continues growing within your original criteria.
Does the music you listen to influence your attitude towards money for good … or bad?
What do Kurt Rambus, the Taxman, and Kenny Rogers all have in common? Count on Ryan and Matt to tie them together on a music-themed episode of the Dentist Money™ Show. There are lots of songs about money, but do any offer good financial advice?
Is it “If I had a million dollars” or “Save that money” for you? Based on famous (and not so famous) songs, Ryan and Matt offer a few of their own money tips. Plus, a listener debuts his country song about debt—written just for Ryan.
On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan interviews Dr. Travis Campbell, practicing dentist, coach/consultant/speaker, on-line influencer, and author of The Practice Whisperer. In dental school you were told the pinnacle of a dentist’s career is running a practice. Chances are you weren’t taught how to do it. From his experience building a top 1% practice from scratch, Dr. Campbell offers advice on how to stay focused on clinical skills while avoiding typical practice pitfalls that can derail you from achieving success.
How much money do I even make?” That may be the number one question dentists ask their financial advisor. On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan and Matt examine why understanding dental income is so complex—and explain why knowing that number is so central to making good financial decisions. All financial tracking starts with income. You can’t set firm goals or make action plans or strategies unless you know how much money is coming in.
On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan and Matt examine some of the things dentists tend to look at that distract them from seeing the retirement signals which really matter. Do you spend time worrying about short-term changes in the stock market? Are you fixated on figuring out how to open another location? Maybe you daydream about upping your income? When your long-term focus wavers, you may need to be reminded why slow and steady wins the retirement race.
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In this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan and Matt discuss the reasons why getting dental-specific financial advice is preferable to getting financial advice from a generalist. Dentists are expertly trained clinicians who often carry the weight of running a small business and all that goes with it. That entrepreneur/professional combination often results in very unique financial challenges. If dentists are different, are there advantages to getting financial advice from someone who understands their issues?
On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Reese and Ryan take a look at some of the stressful money issues that retirees come up against. You spend a career planning for retirement, but retirement itself can lead to some surprisingly difficult, and unforeseen, money issues.
The decisions you face as a retiree—housing decisions, family issues, and how to handle your retirement portfolio—can all seem burdensome. Setting yourself up for a retirement with less stress starts years earlier with holistic financial planning.
On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan interviews Jordon Comstock of BoomCloud, a software company that helps practices create in-house dental membership programs. During the show, Ryan and Jordan discuss the numerous advantages in-office subscription programs offer.
For patients, membership services can be easy to understand—they’re already paying fees for different types of insurance or subscriptions for things like Amazon Prime. But many dentists remain hesitant. If you’re one, this might be the education you need to finally get on board.
On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Reese and Ryan answer two listener questions— ”What is the right savings rate for me at this point in my career?” and “What should I do with a sudden windfall?”
Whether it’s through slow accumulation, or sudden good fortune, having the right strategy for putting money to work makes a big difference when trying to grow your net worth. As always, Reese and Ryan have ready guidance for you—along with advice on the role of cash in both scenarios.
On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan interviews Dr. Bruce B. Baird, former dentist and founder of The Productive Dentist Academy. If the first step in making smart financial decisions is practice profitability, then you need to understand all of your options for increasing collections.
Dentists have been trained to use third-party financing, but there are also other financing options worth your consideration. If you could increase your revenues and provide your patients with more choices when it comes to their oral care, would you do it?
On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Reese and Ryan discuss how inflationary forces can lead to a declining dollar—something that’s on a lot of people’s minds right now. Inflation is a constant. So how do you make adjustments for it? What types of investments should you be looking for, especially during a monetary crisis like we’re living through?
National Tooth Fairy Day is around the corner and Reese and Ryan use tooth fairy inflation as an analogy for how to think about the dollar.
On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan does a follow-up interview with Kiera Dent of The Dental A-Team. As a popular dental team coach, Kiera has her finger on the pulse of offices across the country and offers practical tips your team can follow to find success amid COVID uncertainty.
In an often frank discussion, Ryan and Kiera look at both the good and the bad of coming back from COVID as they examine where you might find unexpected and innovative solutions.
On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Reese and Ryan dissect the pros and cons of budgeting and spending. It may not sound fun, but when it comes to holistic financial planning, talking about where spending fits is not a conversation you should ever avoid.
Your attitudes about spending will change as you progress through your career. Whether you’re a penny-pinching student or a top earner, every lifestyle step, every movement towards a more enjoyable life still requires that you check your limits.
On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Reese and Ryan take a close look at how comparing your financial performance to a standard can help you gain greater financial strength. In fact, our Elements® program was built on performance comparisons. That said, benchmarks can be misused and counterproductive when viewed out of context.
Learn how to closely measure your financial progress in specific areas to develop better habits, and how to make benchmarks more valuable by including someone else to hold you accountable to them.
On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan interviews Travis Hornsby of Student Loan Planner, experts at helping dentists and other professionals figure out what to do with their large loan debt.
In a wide-ranging interview, Ryan and Travis cover the CARES Act pausing of federal loan payments and how long that might last; what the future may hold for student loan debt; why a tiered approach to your debt might make a lot of sense for you; and a whole lot more.
On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show Ryan and his webinar partner, Matt Mulcock, discuss the fundamentals of debt. As a dentist, your mindset about debt has to be different. The high income you can achieve requires debt—student loans, equipment, and the possibility of purchasing a practice or practice location.
That means debt is a greater reality for you. But are your attitudes about debt still old-school? Or, do you know how to use debt as one of your greatest tools?