How much should doctors save for retirement?


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For physicians, retirement may be little more than a byproduct of a life well-lived since the work you do can bring meaning and purpose to your everyday existence. Still, it's a good idea to give some thought to life after medicine, and even ask how much you should be saving for retirement. Given the complexities, it's easy to reach for a rule of thumb about saving but that might not be the best approach. Tune in as we answer a listener's question about how much to save. We'll explore how your unique situation should determine how you answer the question for yourself and your family.


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  • [01:10] How much should doctors save for retirement?
  • [01:48] Why it’s important for doctors to find their number for their retirement goals.
  • [08:33] Many retirees have goals to travel. How would those goals impact their necessary savings?
  • [10:40] How can housing affect retirement savings?
  • [11:18] Many doctors forget to consider healthcare costs when they create their retirement plan.
  • [12:42] Family plays a huge factor in savings rates for retirement plans.
  • [15:49] Where did the standard “20%” come from?
  • [19:59] When you start to save for retirement and when you consider what retirement will be like those are two very different things.


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