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.
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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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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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 | email@example.com
COVID-19 Has Closed My Practice, What Should I Do?
We are experiencing uncharted territory as the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the economy, health and mental stability of the American population. As of March 23, 2020, multiple states have issued “Shelter in Place” acts which limit business operations to essential businesses only. The big concern that arises for practice owners from extended closures/minimum operation…
Navigating Market Mantras During Volatility and Uncertainty
The perfect storm of the COVID-19 outbreak and the upcoming election has led to an extremely volatile market. March 16, 2020 marked the second largest single day loss by the Dow Jones Industrial Average, in the history of the US. With the market down and heavily volatile, a few mantras regarding how to invest with…
We are likely going to head into a Recession; here is how you can Prepare
Hey ODsonFinance Community, Look like today is going to be another unpleasant day in the stock market with the recent announcement by the President to restrict air travel to Europe. As of this writing on Thursday March 12, 2020, the market have drop more than 20% from its recent highs in February and officially we…
Dollar Cost Averaging
Wealth building is a process that comes in many forms. Many agree that there are three major steps to wealth building: Eliminating Debt Saving Money & Acquiring Assets Allowing Assets to Grow If we were to equate wealth building to painting a picture, Step 1 would be our blank slate, Step 2 our paint brush…
Capturing FSA Dollars for Practice Profitability
Set Precedence As I write this article, we are approaching the end of the calendar year. Holiday decor, cold weather and basketball season are all in full gear. So what does the end of the year mean for an optometry practice? In many cases, this is a practice’s busiest time with patients trying to get…
Should an Optometrist Use a S-Corp? By: David Glenn (Guest Writer)
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post written by one of our sponsorship partners. Aaron and Dat are extremely strict about guest requirements in that they must be educational and informative to our readers. Every guest post is vetted, read and upheld to the highest standards of ODsonFinance. Your trust is the most valuable factor to…