The White Coat Investor

A Doctor's Guide to Personal Finance and Investing
Author: James M. Dahle
Publisher: White Coat Investor LLC the
ISBN: 9780991433100
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 160
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Written by a practicing emergency physician, The White Coat Investor is a high-yield manual that specifically deals with the financial issues facing medical students, residents, physicians, dentists, and similar high-income professionals. Doctors are highly-educated and extensively trained at making difficult diagnoses and performing life saving procedures. However, they receive little to no training in business, personal finance, investing, insurance, taxes, estate planning, and asset protection. This book fills in the gaps and will teach you to use your high income to escape from your student loans, provide for your family, build wealth, and stop getting ripped off by unscrupulous financial professionals. Straight talk and clear explanations allow the book to be easily digested by a novice to the subject matter yet the book also contains advanced concepts specific to physicians you won't find in other financial books. This book will teach you how to: Graduate from medical school with as little debt as possible Escape from student loans within two to five years of residency graduation Purchase the right types and amounts of insurance Decide when to buy a house and how much to spend on it Learn to invest in a sensible, low-cost and effective manner with or without the assistance of an advisor Avoid investments which are designed to be sold, not bought Select advisors who give great service and advice at a fair price Become a millionaire within five to ten years of residency graduation Use a "Backdoor Roth IRA" and "Stealth IRA" to boost your retirement funds and decrease your taxes Protect your hard-won assets from professional and personal lawsuits Avoid estate taxes, avoid probate, and ensure your children and your money go where you want when you die Minimize your tax burden, keeping more of your hard-earned money Decide between an employee job and an independent contractor job Choose between sole proprietorship, Limited Liability Company, S Corporation, and C Corporation Take a look at the first pages of the book by clicking on the Look Inside feature Praise For The White Coat Investor "Much of my financial planning practice is helping doctors to correct mistakes that reading this book would have avoided in the first place." - Allan S. Roth, MBA, CPA, CFP(R), Author of How a Second Grader Beats Wall Street "Jim Dahle has done a lot of thinking about the peculiar financial problems facing physicians, and you, lucky reader, are about to reap the bounty of both his experience and his research." - William J. Bernstein, MD, Author of The Investor's Manifesto and seven other investing books "This book should be in every career counselor's office and delivered with every medical degree." - Rick Van Ness, Author of Common Sense Investing "The White Coat Investor provides an expert consult for your finances. I now feel confident I can be a millionaire at 40 without feeling like a jerk." - Joe Jones, DO "Jim Dahle has done for physician financial illiteracy what penicillin did for neurosyphilis." - Dennis Bethel, MD "An excellent practical personal finance guide for physicians in training and in practice from a non biased source we can actually trust." - Greg E Wilde, M.D Scroll up, click the buy button, and get started today!

Black Man in a White Coat

A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine
Author: Damon Tweedy
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250044634
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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"When Damon Tweedy first enters the halls of Duke University Medical School on a full scholarship, he envisions a bright future where his segregated, working class background will become largely irrelevant. Instead, he finds that he has joined a new world where race is front and center. When one of his first professors mistakes him for a maintenance worker, it is a moment that crystallizes the challenges he will face throughout his early career. Making matters worse, in lecture after lecture the common refrain for numerous diseases resounds: "more common in blacks than whites." [This book] examines the complex ways in which both black doctors and patients must navigate the difficult and often contradictory terrain of race and medicine"--

The Doctors Guide to Eliminating Debt


Author: Cory S. Fawcett
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781612061245
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Too many doctors are carrying perpetual debt and giving away a large chunk of each paycheck as interest to the bank. The Doctors Guide to Eliminating Debt can show you how to pay off debt faster than you imagined-including your house. Being in debt is not a default condition. Understand the real cost and that it's not too late to change the course of your financial life. Being debt-free is empowering, liberating, and invigorating, but most doctors don't realize they can do it without significant sacrifice. If you are feeling trapped by your financial obligations, realize there is a way out. In this book, you'll find what you need to know to: --Choose the best path if you are drowning in debt --Recognize biased financial advice --Pay off student loans and your house-faster than you expected --Balance spending, loan repayment, and investing --Make compound interest work for you, instead of against you --Retire sooner than you expected This second book in The Doctors Guide series shows you how to establish control of your money-and ultimately your life.

The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need


Author: Andrew Tobias
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544771419
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
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“The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need . . . actually lives up to its name.” — Los Angeles Times “So full of tips and angles that only a booby or a billionaire could not benefit.” — New York Times For nearly forty years, The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need has been a favorite finance guide, earning the allegiance of more than a million readers across America. This completely updated edition will show you how to use your money to your best advantage in today's financial marketplace, no matter what your means. Using concise, witty, and truly understandable tips and explanations, Andrew Tobias delivers sensible advice and useful information on savings, investments, preparing for retirement, and much more.

The Investor's Manifesto

Preparing for Prosperity, Armageddon, and Everything in Between
Author: William J. Bernstein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470558102
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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A timeless approach to investing wisely over an investment lifetime With the current market maelstrom as a background, this timely guide describes just how to plan a lifetime of investing, in good times and bad, discussing stocks and bonds as well as the relationship between risk and return. Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, The Investor's Manifesto will help you understand the nuts and bolts of executing a lifetime investment plan, including: how to survive dealing with the investment industry, the practical meaning of market efficiency, how much to save, how to maintain discipline in the face of panics and manias, and what vehicles to use to achieve financial security and freedom. Written by bestselling author William J. Bernstein, well known for his insights on how individual investors can manage their personal wealth and retirement funds wisely Examines how the financial landscape has radically altered in the past two years, and what investors should do about it Contains practical insights that the everyday investor can understand Focuses on the concept of Pascal's Wager-identifying and avoiding worst-case scenarios, and planning investment decisions on that basis With The Investor's Manifesto as your guide, you'll quickly discover the timeless investment approaches that can put you in a better position to prosper over time.

Beyond the White Coat

Wealth Management for Physicians in Turbulent Times
Author: Jeff Hall
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483537617
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 70
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As a physician, you have a unique set of professional and financial challenges set against a current backdrop of extreme economic, political and social uncertainty. When it comes to your personal finances, you have two choices for successfully navigating all of the ambiguity; do it yourself or hire someone to help you. Both will require your time, but the latter can actually save you time. And because of the growing shortage of physicians in our country, your time as a physician will become increasingly more difficult to manage, so finding the right financial professional is critical. In Beyond the White Coat, Jeff Hall confirms the three macro trends shaping the delivery of healthcare, identifies the five most pressing challenges you are or will be facing, and explains how you can proceed with finding help to maximize the dollars that are gradually becoming more difficult to earn.

Financial Planning Handbook for Physicians and Advisors

An Integrated Approach
Author: David Edward Marcinko
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763745790
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 312
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Managed care and government-led initiatives to control health care costs have decreased physician compensation. Physicians must now carefully plan their practices and seek financial security in a manner that is markedly different from other professionals. To do so, physicians and their advisors must be well informed about the growing range of financial planning options to choose the course that balances risk, cost, time horizon, outcome and their own personal economic style. This innovative guide confronts the reality that personal financial planning for physicians is decidedly more complex than it is in other professions. Financial Planning for Physicians and Advisors describes a personal financial planning program to help doctors avoid the perils of harsh economic sacrifice. It outlines how to select a knowledgeable financial advisor and develop a comprehensive personal financial plan, and includes important sections on: insurance and risk management, asset diversification and modern portfolio construction, income tax and retirement planning, and succession and estate planning. When fully implemented with a professional's assistance, this book will help physicians and their financial advisors develop an effective long-term financial plan.

The Final Hurdle

A Physician's Guide to Negotiating a Fair Employment Agreement
Author: Dennis Hursh
Publisher: Advantage Media Group
ISBN: 1599323133
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 116
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Get Your Career Off on the Right Track! Everything Physicians Need to Know About Employment Contracts COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS *Dangers of productivity compensation *Common incentive compensation formulas - what needs to be included *Benefits to look out for in addition to your compensation *How to determine if you are "disabled," and how the employer should NOTbe able to make this determination *What the employer can, and can't negotiate as far as benefits *Stark law traps, and how to avoid them RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS *What's really important in restrictive covenants, and what isn't worth negotiating over *Minimizing the impact of a restrictive covenant *How you can be released from a restrictive covenant *Negotiation strategies in buy-outs of restrictive covenants CALL COVERAGE *The language you must have DEFINING WHAT IS EXPECTED OF YOU *Patient contact hours expectations *What flexibility an employer will demand THE TERM OF THE AGREEMENT *Issues with hospital and managed care credentialing, and how to work around them *Grounds for termination *"Without cause" termination issues OTHER ISSUES IN AGREEMENTS TO WATCH OUT FOR *Medical record issues *Assignment of location of service *Budgetary weasel language to avoid *Malpractice issues in common provisions MALPRACTICE INSURANCE *The types of coverage, and the significance when you leave *Need for "tail coverage" *How to minimize the devastating cost of "tail coverage" PRIVATE PRACTICE ISSUES *Time to ownership *Concerns with "guaranteed" ownership *Costs of the buy-in *Methodologies for determining the buy-in, and the pros and cons of each *Why a cheap buy-in may not be in your best interest *What provisions are absolutely vital in regard to future ownership

White Coat, Black Hat

Adventures on the Dark Side of Medicine
Author: Carl Elliott
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807061433
Category: Medical
Page: 224
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Over the last twenty-five years, medicine and consumerism have been on an unchecked collision course, but, until now, the fallout from their impact has yet to be fully uncovered. A writer for The New Yorker and The Atlantic Monthly, Carl Elliott ventures into the uncharted dark side of medicine, shining a light on the series of social and legislative changes that have sacrificed old-style doctoring to the values of consumer capitalism. Along the way, he introduces us to the often shifty characters who work the production line in Big Pharma: from the professional guinea pigs who test-pilot new drugs and the ghostwriters who pen “scientific” articles for drug manufacturers to the PR specialists who manufacture “news” bulletins. We meet the drug reps who will do practically anything to make quota in an ever-expanding arms race of pharmaceutical gift-giving; the “thought leaders” who travel the world to enlighten the medical community about the wonders of the latest release; even, finally, the ethicists who oversee all that commercialized medicine has to offer from their pharma-funded perches. Taking the pulse of the medical community today, Elliott discovers the culture of deception that has become so institutionalized many people do not even see it as a problem. Head-turning stories and a rogue’s gallery of colorful characters become his springboard for exploring larger ethical issues surrounding money. Are there certain things that should not be bought and sold? In what ways do the ethics of business clash with the ethics of medical care? And what is wrong with medical consumerism anyway? Elliott asks all these questions and more as he examines the underbelly of medicine.

White Coat

Becoming A Doctor At Harvard Medical School
Author: Ellen L. Rothman,Ellen Rothman
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0688175899
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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White Coat is Dr. Ellen Lerner Rothman's vivid account of her four years at Harvard Medical School. Describing the grueling hours and emotional hurdles she underwent to earn the degree of M.D., Dr. Rothman tells the story of one woman's transformation from a terrified first-year medical studen into a confident, competent doctor. Touching on the most relevant issues in medicine today--such as HMOs, aIDS, and assisted suicide--Dr. Rothman recounts her despair and exhilaration as a medical student, from the stress of exams to th hard-won rewards that came from treating patients. The anecdotes in White Coat are funny, heartbreaking, and at times horrifying. Each chapter taes us deeper into Dr. Rothman's medical school experience, illuminating her struggle to walk the line between too much and not enough intimacy with her patients. For readers of Perri Klass and Richard Selzer, Dr. Rothman looks candidly at medicine and presents an unvarnished perspective on a subject that matters to us all. White Coat opens the infamously closed door between patient and doctor in a book that will change the way we look at our medical establishment. In White Coat, Ellen Rothman offers a vivid account of her four years at one of the best medical schools in the country, and opens the infamously closed door between patient and doctor. Touching on today's most important medical issues -- such as HMOs, AIDS, and assisted suicide -- the author navigates her way through despair, exhilaration, and a lot of exhaustion in Harvard's classrooms and Boston's hospitals to earn the indisputable title to which we entrust our lives. With a thoughtful, candid voice, Rothman writes about a wide range of experiences -- from a dream about holding the hand of a cadaver she had dissected to the acute embarrassment she felt when asking patients about their sexual histories. She shares her horror at treating a patient with a flesh-eating skin infection, the anxiety of being "pimped" by doctors for information (when doctors quiz students on anatomy and medicine), as well as the ultimate reward of making the transformation and of earning a doctor's white coat. For readers of Perri Klass, Richard Selzer, and the millions of fans of ER, White Coat is a fascinating account of one woman's journey through school and into the high-stakes drama of the medical world. In White Coat, Ellen Rothman offers a vivid account of her four years at one of the best medical schools in the country, and opens the infamously closed door between patient and doctor. Touching on today's most important medical issues -- such as HMOs, AIDS, and assisted suicide -- the author navigates her way through despair, exhilaration, and a lot of exhaustion in Harvard's classrooms and Boston's hospitals to earn the indisputable title to which we entrust our lives. With a thoughtful, candid voice, Rothman writes about a wide range of experiences -- from a dream about holding the hand of a cadaver she had dissected to the acute embarrassment she felt when asking patients about their sexual histories. She shares her horror at treating a patient with a flesh-eating skin infection, the anxiety of being "pimped" by doctors for information (when doctors quiz students on anatomy and medicine), as well as the ultimate reward of making the transformation and of earning a doctor's white coat. For readers of Perri Klass, Richard Selzer, and the millions of fans of ER, White Coat is a fascinating account of one woman's journey through school and into the high-stakes drama of the medical world.

Short White Coat

Lessons from Patients on Becoming a Doctor
Author: James Feinstein
Publisher: FeinMind Media
ISBN: 9780985399207
Category: Medical
Page: N.A
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Most people will, at some point or another, either find themselves dressed in a tiny hospital gown or staring at someone else dressed in a tiny hospital gown. Whether from the perspective of a patient, a family member, or a medical professional, we all have a significant stake in the process of medical education. While numerous memoirs recount physicians' grueling experiences during residency, few focus on the even more formative portion of medical training: the third year of medical schoolthe clinical year. Short White Coat: Lessons from Patients on Becoming a Doctor is the disarmingly honest, yet endearing and sometimes funny account of a medical student's humbling initiation into the world of patient care.Written during his third year of medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, James Feinstein's Short White Coat uses a series of engaging narrative essays to illustrate the universal life lessons that his very first patients teach him. He examines some of the most common issues and feelings that medical students encounter while learning how to meet, talk with, touch, and care for their patients. Along the way, he learns from his own mistakes before discovering the answer to the question that plagues every medical student: "Do I have what it takes to become a doctor?"

The Busy Doctor's Investment Guide

How One Adjustment Per Month Can Save and Maintain Your Portfolio's Health
Author: David Yeh
Publisher: Advantage Media Group
ISBN: 1599325527
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 144
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Investment Strategies So Easy, a Doctor Could Do It As a busy physician, you spend your days weighing risks against benefits before prescribing tests or treatment plans for your patients. Why not round on and control your own portfolio with the same methodical process in just a few minutes a month? The Busy Doctor’s Guide to Investing presents practical ways to optimize your portfolio’s health and put you in charge of your financial future―requiring little more than minutes each month, without expensive money managers. Author David Yeh has spent 20 years researching, back testing, and refining straightforward investment systems that have allowed him to semi-retire at 45 years of age. David combines the tools of traditional money managers, the risk mitigation techniques of active market traders, and the pattern recognition and quantitative analytic skills of a diagnostic physician to systematically reduce portfolio risk and thus improve your portfolio’s performance. Let David teach you to the simple fundamentals to nurture and grow your assets outside of your practice―the same techniques he uses to invest in his own account and the accounts of his clients.

The Bogleheads' Guide to Retirement Planning


Author: Taylor Larimore,Mel Lindauer,Richard A. Ferri,Laura F. Dogu
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470552865
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 400
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The Bogleheads are back-with retirement planning advice for those who need it! Whatever your current financial situation, you must continue to strive for a viable retirement plan by finding the most effective ways to save, the best accounts to save in, and the right amount to save, as well as understanding how to insure against setbacks and handle the uncertainties of a shaky economy. Fortunately, the Bogleheads, a group of like-minded individual investors who follow the general investment and business beliefs of John C. Bogle, are here to help. Filled with valuable advice on a wide range of retirement planning issues, including some pearls of wisdom from Bogle himself, The Bogleheads' Guide to Retirement Planning has everything you need to succeed at this endeavor. Explains the different types of savings accounts and retirement plans Offers insights on managing and funding your retirement accounts Details efficient withdrawal strategies that could help you maintain a comfortable retirement lifestyle Addresses essential estate planning and gifting issues With The Bogleheads' Guide to Retirement Planning, you'll discover exactly what it takes to secure your financial future, today.

Personal Finance for the New Physician

Money Management for Residency and Beyond
Author: Daniel R. Lefebvre
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781425793937
Category: Finance, Personal
Page: 160
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Medical students and residents have a late start at generating wealth. This book was written in order to educate students and residents about personal finance. Topics addressed include IRAs, 401(k), real estate, insurance, automobiles, credit scores, and much more. After finishing this book, the medical student or resident will possess a thorough understanding of these important personal finance issues, which will serve as the foundation for a solid financial future.

How a Second Grader Beats Wall Street

Golden Rules Any Investor Can Learn
Author: Allan S. Roth
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470455166
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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Straightforward strategies from a successful young investor In How a Second Grader Beats Wall Street, you'll follow the story of Kevin Roth, an eight-year-old who was schooled in simple approaches to sound investing by his father, seasoned financial planner Allan Roth, and discover exactly how simple it can be to become a successful investor. Page by page, you'll learn how to create a portfolio with the widest diversification and lowest costs; one that can move up your financial freedom by a decade and dramatically increase your spending rate during retirement. And all this can be accomplished by using some common sense techniques. Along the way, Kevin and his dad discuss fresh, new approaches to investing, and detail some tried-and-true, but lesser known approaches. They also take the time to debunk the financial myths and legends that many of us accept as true, and show you what it really takes to build long-term wealth with less risk. Discusses how to design a portfolio composed of a few basic building blocks that can be "tweaked" to fit your personal needs Addresses how you can reengineer your portfolio in order to stop needlessly paying taxes Reveals how you can increase returns, regardless of which direction the market goes, by picking the "low-hanging fruit" we all have in our portfolios With just a little time and a little work, you can become a better investor. With this book as your guide, you'll discover how a simpler approach to today's markets can put you on the path to financial independence.

Retirement Income Redesigned

Master Plans for Distribution -- An Adviser's Guide for Funding Boomers' Best Years
Author: Harold Evensky,Deena B. Katz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470885055
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 370
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Clients nearing retirement have some significant challenges to face. And so do their advisers. They can expect to live far longer after they retire. And the problems they expect their advisers to solve are far more complex. The traditional sources of retirement income may be shriveling, but boomers don't intend to downsize their plans. Instead, they're redefining what it means to be retired—as well as what they require of financial advisers. Planners who aren't prepared will be left behind. Those who are will step up to some lucrative and challenging work. To help get the work done, Harold Evensky and Deena Katz—both veteran problem solvers—have tapped the talents of a range of experts whose breakthrough thinking offers solutions to even the thorniest issues in retirement-income planning: Sustainable withdrawals Longevity risk Eliminating luck as a factor in planning Immediate annuities, reverse mortgages, and viatical and life settlements Strategies for increasing retirement cash flow In Retirement Income Redesigned, the most-respected names in the industry discuss these issues and a range of others.

The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing


Author: Taylor Larimore,Mel Lindauer,Michael LeBoeuf
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118922360
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
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The irreverent guide to investing, Boglehead style The Boglehead's Guide to Investing is a DIY handbook that espouses the sage investment wisdom of John C. Bogle. This witty and wonderful book offers contrarian advice that provides the first step on the road to investment success, illustrating how relying on typical "common sense" promoted by Wall Street is destined to leave you poorer. This updated edition includes new information on backdoor Roth IRAs and ETFs as mainstream buy and hold investments, estate taxes and gifting, plus changes to the laws regarding Traditional and Roth IRAs, and 401k and 403b retirement plans. With warnings and principles both precisely accurate and grandly counterintuitive, the Boglehead authors show how beating the market is a zero-sum game. Investing can be simple, but it's certainly not simplistic. Over the course of twenty years, the followers of John C. Bogle have evolved from a loose association of investors to a major force with the largest and most active non-commercial financial forum on the Internet. The Boglehead's Guide to Investing brings that communication to you with comprehensive guidance to the investment prowess on display at Bogleheads.org. You'll learn how to craft your own investment strategy using the Bogle-proven methods that have worked for thousands of investors, and how to: Choose a sound financial lifestyle and diversify your portfolio Start early, invest regularly, and know what you're buying Preserve your buying power, keeping costs and taxes low Throw out the "good" advice promoted by Wall Street that leads to investment failure Financial markets are essentially closed systems in which one's gain garners another's loss. Investors looking for a roadmap to successfully navigating these choppy waters long-term will find expert guidance, sound advice, and a little irreverent humor in The Boglehead's Guide to Investing.

How to Think About Money

Make smarter financial choices and squeeze more happiness out of your cash
Author: Jonathan Clements
Publisher: Harriman House Limited
ISBN: 0857196979
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 200
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NEW INTERNATIONAL EDITION A cult smash in the US, How to Think About Money is the ultimate smart thinking book for those who want a more prosperous and less stressful financial life. There are those who think the goal of investing is to beat the market and amass as much wealth as possible, that street smarts and hard work ensure investment success, and that the road to happiness is paved with more of everything. And then there are those who get it. Want a richer, calmer financial life? Jonathan Clements, longtime personal finance columnist for the Wall Street Journal, is here to help. His goal: to provide readers with a coherent way to think about their finances, so they worry less about money, make smarter financial choices and squeeze more happiness out of the cash they have. How to Think About Money is built around five key ideas: - Money can buy happiness, but we need to spend with great care. - Most of us will enjoy an extraordinarily long life - and that has profound financial implications. - We are hardwired for financial failure, so sensible money management takes great mental strength. - We need to bring order to our financial life - by focusing on our paycheque, or lack thereof. - If we want to add to our wealth, we should strive to minimise the subtractions. With rave reviews from readers (including over 75 five-star ratings), praise from some of the greatest investors of all time ("Easy to understand, essential to follow." - Jack Bogle), this is the ultimate smart thinking book for everyone interested in making their money work for them rather than the other way around.

The Passive Income Physician

Surviving a Career Crisis by Expanding Net Worth
Author: Thomas Black MD
Publisher: Napali Capital
ISBN: 9780692827406
Category:
Page: N.A
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Even the best and brightest doctors lack a financial education. And that's why so many high-income earners eventually face a career crisis. Now there is a remedy for medical and other veteran and aspiring professionals-and it does not require predicting or investing in the stock market. THE PASSIVE INCOME PHYSICIAN is the story of a former U.S. Navy veteran who became an emergency medicine physician only to realize his profession was causing personal harm. Thomas Black MD found a solution for his career dissatisfaction by trusting a passion for real estate investing that he'd nurtured while in residency. His transformation from ER doctor to the founder of an asset management firm with over $40 million in holdings is one part memoir, one part whistle blower-over 50 percent of America's doctors report -burn out--and a generous portion of financial makeover expert. You'll learn how to rethink your plan for an abundant future. In various financial market interviews, the author has said his mission is to help other professionals get their money on track. -Real estate investing is my passion because it is also my salvation. It is not enough to be 'rich.' Wealth is freedom. It gives us choices and removes a lot of stress.- THE PASSIVE INCOME PHYSICIAN reveals how well-paid professionals waste money by investing in common but unreliable paper assets. The book also provides evidence-based solutions for expanding net worth. 1 Critical Failure 2 A Zeal for Excellence 3 Rejecting Inexperience 4 Flawed Thinking 5 First House 6 Buying in Houston 7 Follow Your Heart 8 What's the Catch? 9 Family Owned 10 To Manage or Not To Manage 11 No Turning Back 12 Rolling It Over 13 Managing Assets 14 Class Action 15 Mass Appeal: A Cautionary Tale 16 Life in Storage 17 Decreasing Risk 18 Satisfaction: Retiring Old Ideas

A Thousand Naked Strangers

A Paramedic’s Wild Ride to the Edge and Back
Author: Kevin Hazzard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501110837
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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A former paramedic’s visceral, poignant, and mordantly funny account of a decade spent on Atlanta’s mean streets saving lives and connecting with the drama and occasional beauty that lies inside catastrophe. In the aftermath of 9/11 Kevin Hazzard felt that something was missing from his life—his days were too safe, too routine. A failed salesman turned local reporter, he wanted to test himself, see how he might respond to pressure and danger. He signed up for emergency medical training and became, at age twenty-six, a newly minted EMT running calls in the worst sections of Atlanta. His life entered a different realm—one of blood, violence, and amazing grace. Thoroughly intimidated at first and frequently terrified, he experienced on a nightly basis the adrenaline rush of walking into chaos. But in his downtime, Kevin reflected on how people’s facades drop away when catastrophe strikes. As his hours on the job piled up, he realized he was beginning to see into the truth of things. There is no pretense five beats into a chest compression, or in an alley next to a crack den, or on a dimly lit highway where cars have collided. Eventually, what had at first seemed impossible happened: Kevin acquired mastery. And in the process he was able to discern the professional differences between his freewheeling peers, what marked each—as he termed them—as “a tourist,” “true believer,” or “killer.” Combining indelible scenes that remind us of life’s fragile beauty with laugh-out-loud moments that keep us smiling through the worst, A Thousand Naked Strangers is an absorbing read about one man’s journey of self-discovery—a trip that also teaches us about ourselves.