Money Monday

Yes, you should still save while paying off debt

Let’s assume you are a healthy young dental practitioner.  You are working and starting to pay off some of your school loans.  Suddenly, the unexpected happens and you are left physically unable to work.  Your disability insurance does not start paying benefits for six months.  To prepare for these and other unexpected circumstances, a general… Read more »

Money Monday: the credit card conundrum

The holiday season might just as well be called “spending season.” No one wants to sit at home while their friends are out at holiday parties and shopping. While indulging in these activities, it is easy to whip out your credit card and charge everything. After all, you can pay for it in the New Year, right? Not so fast. Before you put everything from gingerbread lattes to a new IPod for your sister on those credit cards, take a step back to think…

Money Monday: How do I pay for this?!

So you’ve jumped through the academic hoops of fire, rocked the DAT, and owned that high-pressure interview landing you in a dental school; Congratulations!…but what about the cost? According to the ADEA the average graduating dental student debt is over $200,000 not taking into account any debt from undergrad or living expenses. There are many options out there, but if you desire location choices and have a passion for philanthropy, two programs at any of the hundreds of available sites in the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) may be for you …

Money Monday: Dental Marketing 101

Marketing and client acquisition are the lifeblood of any business and a dental practice is no exception. While it’s true that the dental industry is an evergreen niche and will always be in demand – there is still a dentist’s office around just about every corner. Due to this fact, it is imperative that you market your business accordingly – here are some ways to help you market your dental practice …

Money Monday: of icebergs and interest rates

Given the debut of Titanic 3D last month, you couldn’t have missed that April 15th was the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. I was in Chicago that weekend for ASDA council and board meetings. Money was on my mind since April 15th is also Tax Day and I may or may not have finished my returns by then…

Keep reading for more on icebergs and your student debt.