What’s the first thing people want to do when it comes to taking control of their money? The logical first step is to look at some numbers. Ah yes- the exciting world of tracking expenses, budgeting, and cash flow planning.  Don’t get me wrong. I absolutely LOVE IT when people decide to start looking at…

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Building wealth comes down to a very simple formula. Make more money than you spend. Invest the difference wisely. Set your kids up for success so that future generations may prosper. The formula may be simple. But the ability to build wealth and pass it along is NOT a level playing field- not by a…

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Here’s a nice problem to have: What do you do with extra money? Whether it’s your tax refund, a bonus, an unexpected stimulus check, a break on your student loan payments, an inheritance, a winning lottery ticket….what all of these have in common is that this is an unexpected, yet welcome addition of cash. It…

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There were a number of reasons I felt compelled to start this blog nearly 2 years ago, and one of them was to help increase financial literacy for DVM’s before there was any sort of market downturn. Taking action on your money is easier to accomplish when the economy is doing well and individuals have…

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The following is a guest post from Miles Saunders, the founder of MNS Wealth Management, an independent financial advisory firm that serves veterinarians. Here, he shares his thoughts about making sure that you’re on the right track when it comes to retirement. “How do I know that I am on the right track for retirement?”…

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As seen in Part 1, how you choose to combine your finances is a very personal decision between you and your partner. There are a host of factors that determine the best method. For those who have already combined finances, what worked earlier in the relationship is not guaranteed to stay that way as the…

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First comes love, then comes marriage. Then comes….combining your finances? For many couples, the idea of combining finances is about as appealing as nails on a chalkboard. But when you are sharing a life together, and more importantly, when you are now legally bound to one another in the form of a marriage, the subject…

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“Most DVM’s are making between one and a half to two hundred.” As in $150,000 to $200,000. This was in response to a DVM who called into the Dave Ramsey show, looking for advice regarding her student loans that are currently sitting at over $400,000. If you’re at all familiar with Dave Ramsey, you can…

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After much anticipation, I finally had a chance to watch the “Playing With FIRE” documentary that had been released in 2019. This is a documentary that follows Scott and Taylor Rieckens, along with their toddler daughter, as they get started along their FIRE journey. The FIRE acronym stands for Financial Independence, Retire Early. The math…

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