Making comparisons to others can be beneficial as knowing how those with similar circumstances are doing provides motivation that drives self-improvement. For the final episode of the Dentist Money™ Show for 2021, Ryan and Matt examine Dentist Advisors client averages for income, net worth, debt, and more. It’s powerful information to help inspire you to make smart financial decisions.
The growing number of multi-practice owners and DSOs is causing a major shift in the need for career associates. What could this mean for you? On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan and Matt look at what to consider—earning potential, tax strategies, retirement—if a dentist is wondering about the big differences between ownership and being a long-term associate.
You know PPO insurance helps generate practice revenue, but to increase profits you need to learn how to get more out of your current PPO reimbursements. On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan welcomes Vivek Kinra, founder of PPO Profits. Vivek illustrates why insurance payments can get so complex and reveals ways to actually optimize existing contracts to give fees a boost.
Making random decisions about money over the course of a long career can lead to financial disaster. Isn’t it time you determined exactly where you want to go? On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan and Matt explain how to avoid the small errors that cause you to stray off the path of financial success. Following these three steps can help you reach your long-term money goals.
It’s December and the holidays are coming soon … and so are end-of-year tax worries. Stay calm, we’ve got important answers to your year-end tax questions. On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan welcomes Morgan Hamon of HDA Accounting Group. Morgan provides an end-of-year tax checklist, advice on how to handle EIDL loan money, and his opinion on what tax changes may be coming.
“I consider many of my patients as close friends.” “Great job security—people won’t floss and most don’t eat well.” “It’s the best overall job in healthcare.” This Thanksgiving, why are you grateful to be a dentist? For this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan and Matt polled members of the Dentist Advisors Facebook Group for the reasons why they feel blessed to be in dentistry.
You generate income from your practice and your wealth then comes from investing that income. But what are you doing to protect your growing wealth? On a Veteran’s Day episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan and Matt use a World War II story for their theme. You’ll discover how safeguarding the vital parts of your investments can help keep your wealth flying high.
It may be the most emotional decision you make in your financial life. And one thing is for sure, rushing into it can be the biggest money mistake you ever make. On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan and Matt look at three things you should consider before buying that dream home. Don’t end up overwhelmed by the unexpected. Find out how to keep your dream from becoming a nightmare.
Does your membership plan encourage patient retention? Maybe it’s time to consider a menu-driven alternative that empowers and excites uninsured patients. On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan welcomes Paul Lowry of Dental Menu. Netflix-type subscription plans enjoy wide acceptance and now you can use this popular payment option to attract and retain uninsured patients.
On this listener Q&A episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan and Matt answer questions on topics dentists are currently wondering or even worrying about. As an associate, should you work as a 1099 contractor or a W2 employee? What questions should you ask when looking at a private investment? Student loan deferment is almost over, what decisions will you need to make in the near future?
As your portfolio appreciates, it can get out of sync from its original asset allocation and intent. The result could be a portfolio that doesn’t match your risk preference or investment timelines. On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan and Matt explain why portfolios need to be rebalanced. As investments get out of alignment over time, learn how they can be readjusted to meet their initial risk and return targets.
So you think it’s time to add something more exciting to your portfolio? Before you buy, it’s important to know how it will help you reach your long-term goals. On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan and Matt put their focus on alternative investments and where and when they might fit. There are many ways to invest, but the downside of some options may not be worth the risk.
Are you frustrated that your practice seems to have plateaued? Or maybe the holes in your schedule make it so disorganized it looks like a game of Tetris.
On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan welcomes consultant Heidi Mount who has coached dentists across the globe. On this show, Heidi reveals how good coaching can help you unlock the full potential of your practice.
To make it work, you and your spouse or partner need to commit to the goals in a financial plan. Unfortunately, many couples may need money therapy first. On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan and Matt outline 5 ways to bring your financial objectives together. Isn’t it time you became a team, increasing your net worth growth as you progress towards a shared financial future?
On this listener Q&A episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan and Matt answer questions from dentists about their cash flow, debt, and investment concerns. Income is finally growing—what comes next? Pay down debt or add to assets? Where do collectibles fit into a portfolio? Should you put more than the minimum down when buying a home? Got a money question? Ryan and Matt have an expert answer.
Dave Ramsey, the well-known author and personal finance guru, wants people to get out of debt as fast as possible. Is that the right message for a dentist like you? On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan and Matt go through each of Dave Ramsey’s 7 Baby Steps. They compare his advice against Dentist Advisors’ more dentist-specific guidance and discuss where and why there are differences.
What has been your favorite episode? Find out if it was one of our top downloaded podcasts. In our first 299 shows, we’ve covered investing, debt, spending, taxes, and more. On this episode, Ryan and Matt look back at listener favorites and discuss why the topics of those top five shows still resonate with dentists.
People love stories. Stories are engaging and relatable. Is there a story you could tell about your practice that would connect with potential patients? On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan welcomes Joshua Scott whose agency, Studio 8E8, helps practices stand out using story-first marketing. Hear how to add energy to your marketing efforts as you build a powerful, personal brand.
Dentists consistently rank among the most successful working professionals in the U.S. But a good income does not guarantee a successful retirement. On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan and Matt list seven mistakes that prevent you from having enough at retirement. Your practice is thriving and the retirement road looks smooth—unless a big blunder wrecks your plans.
Why DSOs are expanding so rapidly is a hot topic. About 20% of present practices are group practices, a number that is projected to be over 30% in the future. On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan and Matt take an up-close look at DSOs. What could this growth trend mean for you? And what should you do if you get a buy-out offer—and you still have a long career ahead?
Investments are the focus for all three questions on this listener Q&A episode of the Dentist Money™ Show. Ryan and Matt illustrate why expertise is needed when it comes to managing your money, offering their advice on the most effective ways of accessing cash from investments during a down market, plus explaining the adjustments your portfolio needs prior to retirement—and why.
A live-for-today lifestyle (or a desire to finance a dream house) has some dentists asking, “What’s the minimum amount I can save and still be OK in retirement?" On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan and Matt look at what maxing out today’s earnings by saving a minimal amount might mean over the long run—and what tradeoffs you can expect to make so you can still enjoy the future.
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.