Recommended Financial Planners
Need some additional help with your finances? While we are big advocates of DIY investing, we realize that not everyone has the time or interest to manage their own finances. Dat and Aaron are excited to partner with these heavily-vetted, highly-recommended, OD-specific, fee-only financial planners.
Disclosure: Some of the links below are paid sponsors of this website. These recommended resources are heavily vetted and researched by Dat and Aaron. We are extremely selective on who we want as sponsors because your trust in us is so vital for ODsonFinance to succeed. If you have feedback or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Sublease Owners | Practice Owners
Here at IPWM, we subscribe to a core set of investment principles, largely dictated by the great empirical research done in both academia and at Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA). Our portfolios, and the funds used in those portfolios, subscribe to a set of rules and principles that guide how we see capital markets and how we believe we can help deliver a great investment experience for our clients.
Our goal for this process is to demonstrate, in plain English, how we can serve you in helping you make the most out of your life with the wealth you have and how we bring simplicity, clarity, and confidence to an otherwise confusing, complicated, and intimidating subject: money.
Who do we serve? As the husband of a practicing optometrist, Adam knows the practice and business landscape of optometry has changed significantly in the recent past. So, too, have the financial implications of being an optometrist.
Before committing your time or ours, this 20 to 30-minute phone call will give us both a chance to make sure your situation matches our expertise. We want to get a vision of your goals, intentions, challenges, and opportunities unique to your situation and circumstances. After all, you wouldn’t schedule testing without a patient inquiry.
Contact: Adam Cmejla CFP at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions
Sublease Owners | Practice Owners
Hayes Wealth Advisors is a fee-only advisory firm that helps optometric practice owners and employed ODs build wealth outside their practices through financial planning and investment management. We collaborate with optometrists to develop a customized Personal Wealth Action Plan, which is a roadmap to a successful financial future and covers the following and more:
- Account and asset positioning
- Cash flow planning
- Tax strategies
- Private sale and private equity practice value and exiting strategies
- Investment strategy and implementation
- Retirement planning
- Risk management review— insurance and estate planning
Owner Natalie Hayes Schmook, MBA, CFP®, CVA®, CEPA grew up in the optometric industry as the daughter and sister of well-known practice management experts. An advisor since 2006, Natalie left her big bank background to apply her planning and investment management skills to the optometric profession.
Contact: Natalie Hayes Schmook CFP at email@example.com for any questions
Associate Doctors | W2, 1099
Prudent Financial Planning is a comprehensive fee-only firm based in Naples, Florida. We specialize in helping young professionals especially optometrists navigate the financial planning process and provide the best solutions for paying off their student loans. Acting as a fiduciary for our clients means we are committed to always putting YOUR best interests first. We provide advice in areas of financial planning, student loan solutions, tax planning, cash flow, investing, insurance analysis, and every area of your financial life. Schedule a free initial consultation today to find out whether working with Prudent Financial Planning is the right fit for you! We work with young professionals, doctors and lawyers who want to get out of debt and make their money to work for them.
- Financial Planning
- Student Loan Solutions
- Cash Flow +Investing
- Estate + Retirement Planning
Promo: Receive 20-25% ODs on Finance Member discount (Starts at $500 and $200/month)
Patrick Logue, founder of PFP, is a Certified Student Loan Professional (CSLP®) and has the advanced knowledge required to provide high quality student loan repayment planning advice within the scope of a holistic financial plan.
Contact: Patrick Logue CFP®, CSLP® | (239) 230-0395 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Three Important Tax Facts for Optometrists Investing in Cryptocurrency
For the past two years, as we have been in the middle of a global pandemic, many Optometrists have become interested in cryptocurrencies. This article will explain some of the basic questions you may have about cryptocurrency from a tax point of view.
What Should I Do First? A Complete Guideline Step-By-Step
Personal finance is called personal for a reason; it is just as much a science as it is an art (similar to prescribing glasses). But seriously, this is probably one of the most difficult decisions that a lot of doctor investors will face and has starved me of sleep a lot – simply deciding which…
2021-2022 IRS limitations for Optometrists
We cannot believe that 2021 is almost over! being said, it means that it’s time for updates on IRS limits (Effective January 1,2022). While all of these limits might seem higher, remember that it is mainly keeping up with inflation, which the consumer index is estimated at 4-5%. Here are some Retirement IRS Key-points for 2022.
Ten Things Every OD Should Know About Crypto
As a company and forum founded in the fundamentals of investing, ODs on Finance has always sought to educate its audience on tried and true, historically and statistically proven investing strategies. However, in the modern age we are living in, the landscape of investing is changing. The relatively new asset class of cryptocurrency has raised a conundrum of mixed opinions and for good reason. While cryptocurrency as a whole lacks intrinsic value, and is tough to justify as an investment (based on the traditional definition of an investment); its wild volatility fueled by speculation has the capacity to make individuals extremely rich or dirt poor.
8 Financial Mistakes that New Optometrists Make
The average new optometrist graduates at an average age of 28 year old (significantly behind non-OD peers in terms of income generation), with an average student loan debt of over $220,000+, with little or no retirement investments. Often new grad optometrists find themselves practicing in oversaturated cities and most importantly without any formal financial education. This is the perfect storm that often leaves many doctors mentally overwhelmed and prone to devastating financial mistakes. In this article, we will address 8 common financial mistakes that new OD graduates make and how you can avoid them to be financially successful.
ETFs vs. Mutual Funds
Wouldn’t that be great if investing was as interesting as a pay-per-view UFC fight? Sadly, this is not the case. Investing is far more boring, and unless you give up a pretty penny, we don’t anticipate Joe Rogan will be providing color commentary on your trades and unrealized gains.However, now that we have your attention with a cheesy two paragraph intro, let’s go through a two minute education on the difference between an ETF and an Index Mutual Fund.