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James M. Dahle

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The White Coat Investor
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Physician (Doctor)
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[Editor’s Note: This post is part of a three-post series on reverse mortgages we are running this week here at WCI. I wrote an introductory post on Monday. This post has a bit of an optimistic tone to it and will discuss some of the ways to use a reverse mortgage you have not perhaps considered. And Friday I’ll offer a few cautionary remarks. This post is written by Josh ...
Posted: Jun 21 2017 @ 3:30 AM
Like whole life insurance, reverse mortgages and those who sell them have a terrible reputation among financially savvy folks. Over the last couple of years, I have run into people advocating their use, not just for the classic use of relatively house-poor people but even for the relatively well-to-do. Some of these proponents claim that things are different now, and these aren’t your father’s reverse mortgage. Like with whole life ...
Posted: Jun 19 2017 @ 3:30 AM
[Editor’s Note: This is a republished post from Physician on FIRE, a member of The White Coat Investor Network. The original post ran here, but if you missed it the first time, it’s new to you! It’s a discussion of just how much of an impact lifestyle inflation can have on retirement dates and lifestyles. Like usual with the PoF “4 Physician” posts, he gets into the nitty gritty of the numbers ...
Posted: Jun 17 2017 @ 3:30 AM
A little over two years ago, I announced that residents were finally able to refinance their loans (two years after it became possible for attendings or residents with attending contracts in hand.) Darien Rowayton Bank (DRB) had finally managed to overcome the obstacles of lending money to people who, despite great income potential, had a terrible current debt to income ratio such that they basically didn’t want to make payments at ...
Posted: Jun 16 2017 @ 3:30 AM
[Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Wealthy Doc, a long-time physician financial blogger who prefers to remain anonymous. I often get questions about side gigs or side hustles whereby a physician can increase her income and thought this post did a great job explaining some of the specifics. We don’t have any financial relationship.] A physician friend of mine recently reached out to me for advice on “supplemental income ...
Posted: Jun 14 2017 @ 3:30 AM
I’m no efficiency expert. Not by a long shot. Yet I have somehow convinced many of you that I am super-efficient, am incredibly productive, and have a large amount of bandwidth. Believe it or not, I have been asked multiple times to share my secrets. I’m not sure I have any, but I’ll share what I know and do and hopefully the comments section will be where the real action ...
Posted: Jun 12 2017 @ 3:30 AM
[Editor’s Note: This is the first of our five sponsored posts this summer from the Platinum ($3500+) sponsors of the WCI Scholarship.  Jamie K. Fleischner, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF is the president of Set for Life Insurance and a long-time advertiser here at The White Coat Investor. We have referred hundreds of readers to Set for Life and I have never had a single complaint. For this post, we decided to ...
Posted: Jun 10 2017 @ 3:30 AM
As a mid-career doctor, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about retirement. 100 years ago, retirement basically didn’t exist. You worked until you couldn’t work any longer and then your family took care of you for a year or two before you died. 50 years ago, there was this idea of retirement where you worked for the company for 30 or 40 years, then one day you went ...
Posted: Jun 09 2017 @ 3:30 AM
[Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Eva Hibnick, an attorney and the founder of the website Endure Prenups where prenuptial agreements start at $495. We have no financial relationship. She’s an attorney, but she’s not your attorney, so she asked that this disclaimer run with the piece: The information in this blog post is provided for general informational purposes only, and may not reflect the current law in your ...
Posted: Jun 07 2017 @ 3:30 AM
I was reading some blog posts recently arguing you don’t really need an emergency fund and I realized I have never written a post about emergency funds. So this post will serve not only as a “back to basics” post about emergency funds, but also a sophisticated argument that they probably still have a place for most people, but that you don’t have to be dogmatic about it. The Dogma Let’s start with ...
Posted: Jun 05 2017 @ 3:30 AM


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