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Summary

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 10 years of residency graduation
  • 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
  • And so much more

©2014 James M. Dahle (P)2016 James M. Dahle

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  • Jose Humberto
  • 08-02-17

not the kind of book to listen to

Would you try another book from James M. Dahle MD and/or Troy W. Hudson?

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What did you like best about this story?

good down to earth examples

Could you see The White Coat Investor being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

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May be a five-star book, but not necessarily the kind of book to listen to in Audible as you miss the graphs and may get lost in the numbers.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-09-17

great advice but audio format lacks charts.

great advice but audio format lacks charts. it will definitely change the way we save.

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  • bobcat
  • 30-10-17

why read hyperlinks?

about half of the words read are "dash" when he's reading hyperlinks, most of which are on the blog anyway. also, the book is geared toward the resident, leaving anyone who is not in their 20's a bit regretful.

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  • Baron 91
  • 10-03-18

Excellent info for Doctors and others

This is a great book for doctors and professionals at all stages of their careers. Insightful and concise advice.

One limited drawback to the audiobook version is that there are references to charts and figures. If there was a downloadable compendium, then it would make the experience of the audiobook more valuable and complete.

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  • Tahoe Mom
  • 27-01-17

Pearls

Most physicians can relate to the rare and treasured experience, when that Expert Attending shares their "clinical pearls" -- beautifully value-dense collections of years of knowledge across several disciplines by an astute mind. It is always time well spent, an epiphany to residents, yet also a great value even to the experienced.
Jim Dahle shares real Financial Pearls here. No wasteland of mostly irrelevant information to sift through, incomplete explanations, or verbose ramblings with hidden secondary motives. Just solid financial wisdom, distilled.

Read it, and then thank him.
Thank you Jim!

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  • Lauren
  • 08-09-18

A Wealth of Information for Doctors

There was so much great information, I plan on listening to it again and again.

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  • Austin Style
  • 28-07-18

Have a basic understanding of taxes before reading

This was a good book the only thing I was disappointed about was that I didn't read this book with an already basic understanding of taxes, for example an IRA is versus and 401k. I did gain some very good knowledge about where to spend my money as a very new attending or finishing residency. With knowing little about taxes I learned that my best fit for investing could very well be in real estate and in owning my own practice. Finally, I was just a bit annoyed that the narrator read the hyper links.

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  • Gimme Gimme Gimme
  • 21-07-18

Important information, terrible delivery

Great book. Pertinent information regarding financial decisions and laid out very clearly. However, when the narrator is constantly reading footnotes, charts and even website URL's repeatedly it is enough to make you wish you hadn't purchased the book.

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  • NicB
  • 08-07-18

Great basics of most things business

This is a great book for learning the basics of small business. Absolutely fantastic, from a health care standpoint. Opened up my eyes to many different avenues that I can use in the conquest of business and life. Thank you very much for putting it out there and making it available.

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  • Uzo Okoro
  • 20-05-18

20+years of school without a financial education

Your website, podcast, and book have been a revelation for me. I’m a first generation college student, and my family was in the lower third of income. I was embarrassed to talk to peers in school because of my family’s means and my lack of knowledge. I didn’t feel I had a starting point to educate myself. You’ve made me feel much more comfortable avoiding significant financial obstacles in the future and discussing with colleagues. Now I also have a base to learn for my specific situation.