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The Dentist Money™ Show

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Dental industry experts join Reese Harper, CFP® to share insights dentists can use to make smart financial decisions. Visit DentistAdvisors.com for a complete list of episodes.

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Dental industry experts join Reese Harper, CFP® to share insights dentists can use to make smart financial decisions. Visit DentistAdvisors.com for a complete list of episodes.

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Life changing

By AndrewChoiDDS - Oct 10 2019
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This podcast changed my life as a young dentist. The advice they give changed and continue to change my mind for the better. Thank you for all the advice you give.

Packed with Content and Humor

By FiscalGirl - Jan 19 2017
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You'll want to take notes!

iTunes Ratings

70 Ratings
Average Ratings
55
3
4
3
5

Life changing

By AndrewChoiDDS - Oct 10 2019
Read more
This podcast changed my life as a young dentist. The advice they give changed and continue to change my mind for the better. Thank you for all the advice you give.

Packed with Content and Humor

By FiscalGirl - Jan 19 2017
Read more
You'll want to take notes!

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The Dentist Money™ Show

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Dental industry experts join Reese Harper, CFP® to share insights dentists can use to make smart financial decisions. Visit DentistAdvisors.com for a complete list of episodes.

#26: 9 People Dentists Need to Know

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Breaking news: if you’re a dentist, you’re smart. When the rest of us sit in your chair, it’s nice to know your supercharged brain got you through all those science classes, entrance exams, and the rigors of dental school. But does that mean you should tackle every business and financial decision on your own? The most successful dentists build a team of experts to advise them regularly on matters of business and finance. In this episode of Dentist Money™, Reese & Ryan provide a list of the most important people a dentist should have on his/her advisory board.

Jun 08 2016

30mins

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#28: Doug Carlsen Shares His Blueprint for Early Retirement

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Dentist Money™ welcomes financial expert, Doug Carlsen, who retired comfortably from dentistry at age 53. Dr. Carlsen is a nationally renowned speaker and has been a regular contributor for publications like Dentaltown and Dental Economics. In this episode, Reese and Doug compare notes and discuss the biggest factors that lead to financial longevity for dentists.

Jun 22 2016

40mins

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#202: Tax Savings Strategies for the New Tax Code

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On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Reese interviews Morgan Hamon, partner with HDA Accounting Group, a dental-specific CPA firm. A new tax law was passed in 2018. Do you know how it affects your tax liability or your practice?

The new tax code did sweeten some things for you, and Reese and Morgan discuss entity structures and other ways you can chip away at your tax liability under the new law.

Oct 23 2019

42mins

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#181: How to Solve Your Student Debt Dilemma

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Reese’s guest on the Dentist Money™ Show is Travis Hornsby, founder of StudentLoanPlanner.com. On this episode, you’ll find out why your attitude towards debt may need some adjusting.

From federal loans vs private loans to why interest rates alone shouldn’t dictate your choices, Travis and Reese discuss numerous reasons why you need to think about student loans differently. It’s a podcast for the dentist struggling to figure out how to best handle debt … and for the student currently piling up debt.

May 29 2019

49mins

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#160: Get Ready for a Fight Over Practice Ownership

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Jason Wood is Reese’s special guest on this Dentist Money™ Show. Jason’s law firm, Wood & Delgado, specializes in helping dentists with a wide variety of dental-related legal issues. In this episode, Reese asks Jason to look into the future and project what the dental industry might look like in 10 to 20 years. Jason’s vision may surprise you as current trends indicate major changes. Find out what can be done to fight the takeover of dentistry by large conglomerates.

To take a peek into the future of dentistry with an industry expert:

Jan 02 2019

46mins

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#162: A Dental Coach and a Financial Advisor Walk into a Podcast

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Reese’s guest on this episode of Dentist Money™ is Dr. Richard Low, host of the Shared Practices Podcast. With two podcast hosts asking each other questions, Reese and Richard cover a wide range of topics—from target date funds vs mutual funds vs index funds, to selecting the right type of mortgage depending where you are in your career. It’s two podcast hosts for the price of one!

Jan 16 2019

56mins

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#31: Attorney Jason Wood’s Counsel for Dentists

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Jason Wood is a partner at Wood & Delgado and one of the nation’s premier attorneys for dentists. Having worked with thousands of dentists, he has become an authority on practice-related transactions. In this industry expert edition of Dentist Money™, Jason describes the role of a good attorney during acquisitions and transitions, the important considerations to make when buying a practice, and the monetary implications of a DSO career path.

Jul 13 2016

37mins

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#10: Do You Have a Tax Strategy?

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People who complain about taxes can be divided into two classes: men and women. And although Uncle Sam isn’t anyone’s favorite relative, the right tax strategy could be the first step in patching things up. In this week’s episode of the Dentist Money Show™, Reese and Ryan explain how a proactive tax strategy can reduce your tax bill, and help you save for a better retirement.

Feb 17 2016

24mins

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#147: Profitability Advice from a Dental-Specific CPA

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When’s the last time you gave your practice a financial x-ray? Would an expert accountant find any hidden problems? Morgan Hamon, founder of HDA Accounting Group, is Reese’s guest on this episode of Dentist Money™. By focusing his firm’s tax, accounting, and consulting services solely on dentists, Morgan has gathered valuable benchmarking data to measure key performance indicators of a dental practice. During this interview, he shares his thoughts on profitability improvement and overhead management. He also discusses if and when it’s time to invest in more growth.

Oct 03 2018

50mins

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#85: One Trait Wealthy Dentists Adopt Early in their Careers

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The world’s greatest inventors, most accomplished musicians, and best athletes often attribute their success to persistence. It’s the same trait that pushed you through dental school and keeps your practice moving forward. But what does it mean to have a persistent financial plan? In this episode of Dentist Money™, Reese and Ryan explore four steps to developing persistence and how each one translates to long term financial success.

Show notes: dentistadvisors.com/tt

Jul 26 2017

34mins

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#13: Is It Time to Hire Another Dentist?

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As your practice grows you might consider hiring another dentist to help you manage your workload. Partners and associates can be a great way to multiply your efforts, but before you make the commitment, you should clearly understand what you’re getting into. This episode of the Dentist Money Show™ dives into the financial ramifications of hiring another dentist and the questions you should ask before bringing on another producer.

Mar 09 2016

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#123: Will Transitioning to a DSO Make You More Money?

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It could be the #1 question on dentist’s minds: “How will the growth of DSOs affect my practice?” In this Dentist Money™ interview from the Dental Success Summit, Reese Harper, CFP® welcomes attorney Brian Colao, Director of Dykema’s Dental Service Organizations Industry Group. Brian represents several DSO venture capitalists and shares his view on the DSO business model compared to solo, multi-location, and group practices. He explains when it makes sense to transition to a DSO, how ownership structure differs from traditional practices, and the implications of selling to a DSO buyer versus a private practitioner.

Apr 18 2018

39mins

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#128: What Are Your Best Options for Passive Income?

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How will you create cash flow that requires minimal effort? On this Dentist Money™ Show, Reese and Ryan discuss something people love to daydream about – passive income. You’ll hear how real estate measures up to other passive income options and learn about the two main components of passive income. And you’ll find out what it means to harvest your assets correctly in order to make them last longer.

May 23 2018

47mins

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#53: Everything You Need to Know About Retirement Plans

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IRA? 401(k)? Profit sharing plan? Pension? Mosts dentists know that choosing the right plan will put them on a faster track to retirement. But deciding which plan is best isn’t always straightforward. In this episode of Dentist Money™, Reese & Ryan discuss the most important factors to consider when choosing a retirement plan for you and your employees. They also describe how TPAs, advisors, fiduciaries, and custodians can help you optimize your plan and protect you from compliance violations.

Dec 14 2016

58mins

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#17: How Much Money Should You Keep in Your Bank Account?

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Cash is piling up. Your bank balances are getting pretty solid. Do you have more than you need? How much is too much to keep in your practice checking account? What about the size of your personal emergency fund? Should you invest it, or pay off the remainder of your debts? In this episode of Dentist Money™, Reese and Ryan discuss why having a lot of assets doesn’t always mean financial security and the amount of cash you should keep in your bank account.

Apr 06 2016

22mins

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#152: The Top 10% of Dentists Have This in Common

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Dr. Justin Short, founder and creator of "The Lifestyle Practice," and co-author of the new book "The Titans of Dentistry: How the Top Performers Think and Act Differently," is Reese's guest on this episode of Dentist Money™. Reese and Justin discuss the top traits and skills it takes to move into the top 10% of dentists - and Justin shares the good, bad, and ugly moments that shaped his career path and led him to both personal and professional success.

Nov 07 2018

45mins

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#105: Morning Routines that Will Make You a Better Practice Owner

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Is it possible that your desire to achieve is keeping your practice from reaching the next level? Or more broadly, are your ambitions holding you back from a more epic life? In this episode of Dentist Money™, Reese welcomes Dr. David Maloley, owner of Vail Valley Dental Care and host of the Relentless Dentist Podcast. Dr. Maloley reflects on his journey from “deadbeat undergrad” to one of the most successful practice owners in Colorado, and offers his formula for greater fulfillment — both personally and professionally. He describes his daily routines, how he stays in the moment, and two core principles that changed the trajectory of his practice.

Dec 13 2017

43mins

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#139: How the Editor of Dental Economics Manages His Practice

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In this episode of Dentist Money™ Reese interviews Dr. Chris Salierno, chief editor of Dental Economics magazine and international lecturer. You’ll hear why the days of passive practice ownership are over. You’ll also learn about resources that can help you think more strategically and improve your business model. Plus, Reese and Chris have fun covering a few typical dentist issues in a fast paced lightning round.

Aug 08 2018

47mins

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#135: Surprisingly Effective Ways to Communicate with Your Staff

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Are you getting through to your staff? Learn communication skills that deliver rapid results. Katherine Eitel Belt is CEO of LionSpeak, a communications coaching company, and she is Reese’s guest on this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show. An international keynote speaker, author and coach, Katherine is known for her non-traditional approach to leadership and team building. Listen as she shares her unique viewpoint — one that can help you become a better leader and get you on the same page with your staff and patients. More importantly, you’ll find out how Katherine’s suggestions can help you put your business on a solid growth path.

Jul 11 2018

46mins

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#167: What Dentists Want to Know — Listener Q&A #10

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What’s on the mind of Dentist Money™ Show listeners? Well, with so many choices in dentistry, and so many young dentists wondering, Reese and Ryan weigh in on “favorite location” vs. “best opportunity.” You’ll also discover more about “momentum investing” and who uses it as an investment strategy. Plus, there’s a good discussion on the effectiveness of bonuses vs. ownership for motivating employees.

Feb 20 2019

42mins

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#208: Every Dentist Faces These 3 Risks

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Understanding how your personality affects your choices can be difficult. In this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Reese and Ryan talk about what you can do to make more rational decisions.

If you feel like “what am I doing with my life?” you may not be taking enough risk. If you’re burnt out or scared, you may be taking too much risk. Reese and Ryan have some ideas to help you think, “Ahhh, this is just right!” when it comes to making important decisions.

Dec 04 2019

40mins

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#207: How to Turn Your Employees into Teammates

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Trying to create an exceptional team—one with positive energy and enthusiasm? On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Reese and Ryan discuss typical organizational dysfunctions that may be keeping your employees from working together as a unit.

Can the well-oiled office of your dreams actually become reality? Reese and Ryan introduce five flaws that often sabotage teams that need to work closely together. And knowing the right solution for each flaw is a must for any organization.

Nov 27 2019

44mins

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#206: 5 “Musts” Before Buying a Practice

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On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Ryan interviews Brian Hanks, author, podcast host, and buyer advocate for dentists looking to purchase a practice. Buying a practice is a life-altering decision—and it’s one you need to get right.

Ryan and Brian discuss the five things that banks want to see before they’ll lend. Plus, Brian throws in a secret ingredient that can give you the midas touch when finding and buying the right practice for you.

Nov 20 2019

40mins

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#205: Are You Smart? Or Did You Just Get Lucky?

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James Taylor, Clark Griswald, and Lady Luck all get a mention in this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show—although (as you might guess) the lady wins most of the attention. 

Having the stars align, finding your pot-o-gold, or just plain luck can play a role in people’s lives … and in their finances too. If you’ve wondered why—or maybe what it takes to increase your own lucky odds—Reese and Ryan take a keen look at karma when it comes to investing.

Nov 13 2019

39mins

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#204: Scary Tales of a Dentist’s Financial Troubles

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On a Halloween edition of the Dentist Money™ Show, Reese and Ryan talk about some of the spooky things about finances that tend to scare people—things that might not actually be all that frightening. Then they turn their attention to the things that should really unnerve them.

If you’re worried about debt, down markets, and recessions, your concerns would be better placed by worrying about low profitability, fraud, and losing money through speculation. Listen in as Reese and Ryan explain why.

Nov 06 2019

42mins

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#203: Here’s How to Control Your Spending Without Budgeting

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A recent trip has Ryan pondering hurricanes, wild chicken, and how he spent his vacation money. And, on this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, he and Reese talk about why, once people get used to spending, they just can’t seem to cut back.

Controlling your spending may be the least sexy part of financial planning, but Reese and Ryan have the secret sauce to help you increase your net worth without pinching pennies.

Oct 30 2019

40mins

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#202: Tax Savings Strategies for the New Tax Code

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On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Reese interviews Morgan Hamon, partner with HDA Accounting Group, a dental-specific CPA firm. A new tax law was passed in 2018. Do you know how it affects your tax liability or your practice?

The new tax code did sweeten some things for you, and Reese and Morgan discuss entity structures and other ways you can chip away at your tax liability under the new law.

Oct 23 2019

42mins

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#201: Why in the World Would I Hire a Financial Advisor?

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On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Reese and Ryan discuss the real role of a “financial advisor.” To achieve financial health while growing your net worth, a specific set of planning items need to be completed.

Today, with so many people selling financial products for a commission, the term “financial planning” can seem confusing. Reese and Ryan talk about the many jobs to be done by an advisor who is really concerned about your overall financial health.

Oct 16 2019

46mins

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#200: A Quick Look Back and a Long Look Forward

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On the 200th episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Reese and Ryan take a quick look at where we’ve been, and then take a long look forward. And some of their prognostications may startle you.

How will the large number of women entering dentistry change the industry? What’s the future for practice ownership? Will DSO’s continue to grow at their current rate? Get the answers to these questions and much more.

Oct 09 2019

44mins

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#199 - Colin Carr, Real Estate Just for Dentists

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Colin Carr, founder of CARR, is Reese’s guest on this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show. Colin describes the “aha” moment when he knew good representation was needed to protect dentists from getting taken advantage of in real estate deals. 

Plus you’ll find out what to look for when buying office space, when leasing might be the best option, how to keep the upper hand when dealing with landlords, and a whole lot more.

Oct 02 2019

46mins

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#198: A 40,000 Foot View of Your Practice

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On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Reese and Ryan discuss how your perception of success might be a little misguided. 

Do you wonder if the size and scale of your practice are big enough? While the stress and pressure you may be feeling are real, it might be time to step back, take a deep breath, and see the bigger picture. Learn how you can start making your own grass look greener in this thought-provoking episode.

Sep 25 2019

45mins

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#197: A Social Media Master Shares His Secrets

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In an episode that could be described as “everything you wanted to know about the current state of social media,” Ryan interviews Blake McClellan, CEO of Implant Compare and ringleader of the Dental Influencers Alliance. 

Blake explains how the future of social media is changing. It’s getting more human and offering every dentist a way to tell their brand story and be heard. He also offers ways for you to reach out and influence your audience to drive more business.

Sep 18 2019

37mins

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#196: Is the “Tax Tail” Wagging Your Investment Dog?

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Taxes annoy dentists. They bother most people, but they really seem to irritate dentists. On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Reese and Ryan explain why you may need to rethink your approach if your contempt for taxes affects the way you invest.

The kids are back in school, and it’s a great time to get back to the basics of tax planning before the end of the year creeps up on you.

Sep 11 2019

46mins

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#195: Your Monthly Regimen for Good Financial Health

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How often do you examine some of the important things in your life—your physical health, oral health ... financial health? On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show Reese and Ryan discuss the calendar of financial treatments called Elements® that Dentist Advisors uses to perform financial checkups for dentists on a recurring schedule.

It’s a habit—brushing and flossing daily, seeing the dentist twice a year. It wasn’t always that way. To create better financial health, is it time for you to establish a similar financial routine?

Sep 04 2019

43mins

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#194: Money Tips from the Founder of Dental Investment Group

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What happens when two dental industry financial gurus get together to chat? Find out on this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show as Reese interviews Sunny Pahouja, full-time dentist and founder and moderator of the popular Dental Investment Group on Facebook. 

Reese and Sunny take on a variety of topics from market volatility to how to avoid scams and finally to how to navigate the world of financial advisors. There’s sure to be a nugget of wisdom for all investors from novice to expert. 

Aug 28 2019

43mins

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#193: The Meat & Potatoes of Stock Market Investing

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The markets are (once again) a bit jumpy. What to do, what to do? On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Reese and Ryan get into the meat and potatoes (well steak and sweet potatoes) of what’s going on as they discuss the three staples of smart investing. 

Using examples of perilous economic events from the past 20 years, they offer advice on how you should react to today’s negative headlines. It’s current, and definitely an episode you’ll want to tune into.

Aug 21 2019

50mins

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#192: What Dentists Want to Know — Listener Q&A #12

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It’s been a while since the last Q&A episode of the Dentist Money™ Show and there’s a lot on our listener's minds. You’ll get the scoop on how much typical dentists really earn. Plus, you’ll want to hear the lively discussion between Reese and Ryan on when it’s time to move from a Simple IRA to a 401(k). 

And there’s even more, like “What does it really mean to invest back in your practice?” in this information-packed episode of the Dentist Money™ Show.

Aug 14 2019

41mins

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#191: Your Estate Planning Wake-Up Call

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On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Reese interviews Brent Andrewsen, estate planning expert at the Kirton McConkie law firm. As a practice owner with a growing net worth, you’re probably aware that you should do some basic estate planning. Reese and Brent discuss why that should start early in your career. 

Where do your assets go, or who will raise your kids should something unexpected happen? Listen in as Reese and Brent deliver advice your family needs you to hear.

Aug 07 2019

49mins

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#190: What’s Your Happiness Index?

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A once-in-a-lifetime trip to Mongolia provides the backdrop for this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show as Reese shares his recent experience. He and Ryan talk about the relationship between work, family, and living a happy life. 

They compare happiness scores by country and discuss findings from an 80-year long Harvard study which identifies four common traits of happy people.

Jul 31 2019

47mins

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#189: Do Your Kids Know the Value of a Dollar?

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From the types of jobs available, to the way we pay for stuff, and our ability to buy anything online — the money paradigm has shifted dramatically in one short generation.

On this episode of the Dentist Money™ Show, Reese and Ryan share ideas for teaching your kids money management skills in the new economy.

Jul 24 2019

49mins

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