In today’s gig economy all of those things are possible, and doctors are in a great position to take advantage of these opportunities. However, most doctors are unaware of the power of the gig economy. Never has there been a time like this with so many ways for doctors to make extra income.
Despite all of the noise in the media, the markets have only experienced small overall negative returns this year. As of today, most of our long-term, diversified portfolios are only down about -1.0% since the beginning of the year. This is common for short-term market reports. We expect to continue to see choppy markets throughout the rest of the year.
When I first started financial planning, we all had one basic assumption - push taxes into the future. The general thought was our clients would be in a much lower tax bracket for taking distributions from their retirement plans. About 13 years ago, I had an "aha moment". What if that assumption was false?
Every physician needs a debt plan whether they are a younger physician with a lot of student loan debt or an attending physician with mortgages. Managing debt is often a neglected area of physicians’ finances, but fortunately there are many options to address this critical need.