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Konstantin specializes in setting up and managing retirement plans, including 401(k) and Defined Benefit/Cash Balance, and serves in an ERISA 3(38) fiduciary capacity. A large record-keeper usually specializes in working with larger, vanilla plans, and they have less expertise and interest in serving smaller plans (such as those for medical or dental practices), that require a lot more attention to detail and a customized approach to plan design.

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In Defense of the 401(k) [0.13]

Posted on Aug. 14, 2017, 7:30 a.m. by The White Coat Investor – Investing And @ [source]

He does this primarily by bringing in associates to work for him and investing his earnings in his real estate side business. See how this works?

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How you see the word frugal depends on your attitude toward money.

Do you see frugality as a good thing?

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How Am I Stacking Up? [0.15]

Posted on Aug. 11, 2017, 7:30 a.m. by The White Coat Investor – Investing And @ [source]

Once a year, they send you a sheet detailing your 401(k) performance and comparing you to your peers. The PCRA option does cost me $200 extra a year (plus commissions if I don’t use Schwab ETFs), but that works out to be less than the 0.2% for me.

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While I do have some investments that would be considered “alternative,” at least 85% of my portfolio is invested in boring old index funds.

As mentioned, I am relatively conservative when it comes to RECF by limiting my investments to first position debt.

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Most long-term readers know I spent my first four years out of residency as a military physician. We ended up a long way from family and even further from the mountains.

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What do I need to know about estate planning before I meet with an estate planning attorney? If they are not, then even if you have no minor children, you need a will.

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It seems I write a post about Dave Ramsey every couple of years. However, he never seems to distinguish between an undergraduate education and a professional education.

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If you’ve never heard of the Frank Starling Curve of Happiness, this post is for you. I like to think of the spending / happiness ratio in terms of a Frank Starling Curve of Happiness.

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People often ask me portfolio design questions. For years I have been advising people to look at all of their accounts that are invested toward the same goal as one big asset allocation.

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The White Coat Investor become a millionaire by the age of 38, about seven years out of residency with an average annual income of less than $180K. The White Coat Investor has been telling us for years to get a lower interest rate on your student loan.

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Choice and Consequences [0.04]

Posted on July 24, 2017, 7:30 a.m. by The White Coat Investor – Investing And @ [source]

One of the lessons frequently taught to me growing up was that I was free to choose anything I like, but that I wasn’t free to choose the consequences of my choices. Or chose a high paying job and did a second one on the side for a few years after residency.

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I want those docs to stay in practice to take care of me when I get sick or injured but I also want them to get a fair shake from the financial services industry. Then you go back to doing whatever you want to do, and from time to time the investment sends you some money.

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The WCI Conference, and it has essentially filled.

I have been fortunate to have WCI grow as quickly as it has, and that is primarily due to word of mouth growth as attendings tell residents, residents tell interns, interns tell students, and students tell attendings all about it.

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We’re Debt-Free!!! [0.13]

Posted on July 17, 2017, 7:30 a.m. by The White Coat Investor – Investing And @ [source]

Long-term readers know that we’re not really big on debt.

Why settle for a 30 year mortgage when a lifelong mortgage would seemingly provide the same benefits?

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It’s a discussion of just how much increased income can speed up your journey to financial independence.

This fact, along with increased contributions to her taxable investment account, will shave another 4 to 7 years off of her working career.

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It’s going to be pretty awesome, but I can’t make the room any bigger, so don’t delay. He wanted to know what should be said to pre-meds who were worried about how expensive going to medical school is these days.

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I had it all planned out.

I was all for planning on having all the money I needed and planned on delaying taking SS until I reached the age of 70.

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The Physician Wellness and Financial Literacy Conference (AKA The White Coat Investor Conference) will take place in Park City, UT at the Doubletree by Hilton at Park City Conference Center on March 1-3, 2018.

Conferences addressing physician wellness are sold for as much as $3,000, however we have tried to keep costs low enough that we can price this more like a typical CME conference.

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Laurel Road (the new student loan refinancing division of Darien Rowayton Bank- DRB) might be a new name to you, but they’ve been a long-time sponsor here at The White Coat Investor and have refinanced the loans of hundreds of WCI readers. On June 15th 2017, DRB officially rebranded to Laurel Road which embodies both the journey it takes for our customers to achieve their life goals, and the inherent satisfaction once those goals are earned.

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