"Must Read" Comprehensive Guides
Every successful investor need to have a solid foundation on important financial topics. This is why we create this sort of "Learning center" where we will create full comprehensive guides for high earning professional that we will update each year to keep with current legislations or IRS tax laws
This will cover the basics of each vital financial areas that the typical optometrist might encounter in his or her career.
- What Should I do First? A Complete Guideline Step-by-Step
- The Optometrist's Guide to Student Loans
- The Optometrist's Guide to Student Loan Refi
- The Optometrist's Guide to Retirement
- The Optometrist's Guide to Roth IRA and Backdoor Step-by-Step Guide
- The Optometrist's Guide to Investing 101
- The Optometrist's Guide to Short Term Investing
- The Optometrist's Guide to Disability Insurance
- The Optometrist's Guide to Life Insurance
- The Optometrist's Guide to Side Hustles
- 2022-2023 Comparison Retirement & IRS Limits
- The Optometrist's Guide to Business Financing
- The Optometrist's Guide to Writing a Business Plan
9 Financial Tips For Optometry Students
As an optometry student preparing to enter the field, it’s important to understand the financial implications that come with this profession. From budgeting for school supplies to managing debt and investing in your future—all these responsibilities add up quickly! With these 9 financial tips, you’ll equip yourself with the knowledge needed to navigate a successful career as an optometrist.
2022 in Review, and a Look at 2023!
It’s hard to believe, but the year 2022 has vanished in the blink of an eye. This past year, we’ve had the pleasure of seeing ODs on Finance continue to grow and help ODs on their financial journey, whether they be new grads or seasoned veterans. We are thankful for your attention, your questions and your contributions. Two tenets that hold paramount value to us at ODs on Finance are transparency and productive growth. In this letter, we will highlight how our community has grown, the various methods we provide value to our community, exciting new projects/acquisitions for 2023, and a look at our commercial interests/disclosures – trust us, you’ll want to read this! Here is a quick recap of 2022!
Action Plan: What To Do with My Optometry Student Loans Before 2023?
Our inbox has been getting slammed with ODs asking for advice on what to do with their federal student loans as we get closer to the 0% forbearance expiration date of 12/31/22. Politics aside, based on the most recent federal news which removes a lot of uncertainty that we had last month, we are going to break it down with some actionable plans that optometrist can take:
The Optometrist’s Guide to Short Term Investing
With the recent volatile market and pending economic recession, many investors are looking to hold their cash in a relatively safe place, especially as our economy faces surging inflation. In this article, we will talk about short term investments and where we can place these funds, aside from just storing cash. What is a short-term investment?
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…
2022-2023 IRS limitations for Optometrists
With inflation rising at all time highs, it definitely seem that the IRS is adjusting quite drastically for most of these accounts for 2023! While all of these limits might seem higher, remember that it is mainly keeping up with inflation, which the consumer index is estimated at 8%. in 2022. Please use these important limit to adjust your financial planning for 2023 especially for any retirement plans!
3 Take-Aways That Optometrists Should Know About Biden’s Student Loan Debt Relief
On Wednesday, Aug 24, 2022, President Biden, along with the US Department of Education announced a three-part plan to help student borrowers with federal loans transition back to regular payments. In addition, we do want to let our members know that it took us a little while to gather our thoughts after the dust settled to address our community.. So let’s begin with the facts first and any questions that optometrists might have. PART 1: Final extension of the student loan repayment + 0% Interest pause forbearance until 12/31/2022
$182K in 2.75 years | Balancing Residency, Future Goals and Aggressive Loan Payoff with Dr. Andreas Zacharopoulos O.D
When we think about paying off student loans, it is hard to couple the ideas of finishing a residency and also knocking out student loan debt quickly. Simply put, a residency provides great experience but comes at a cost – a year of well-below average wages. Despite this hurdle, our Student Loan Success Story and active ODs on Finance member Dr. Andreas Zacharopoulos was able to knock out his debt and start setting himself up for financial success. In this article, Andreas gives us a detailed account of how he paid off his student loans and some helpful strategies for overcoming some common struggles in the quest for financial freedom.
The Optometrist’s Guide To Student Loan Refinancing
Optometrists often accumulate multiple loans from federal and private lenders to fund their doctor education, which results in an average debt load of $220,000. The majority of these loans are federal loans which have an average interest rate of 5.5-6.8%.Then the majority of doctors will end up refinancing their student loans to save thousands of dollars in interest. Here is your comprehensive guide to the student loan refinancing process and understanding how underwriting works.