S3, Episode 15- [Physician Fireside Chat] Marion Mass- Part 2- Raging Against The Machine

April 28, 2017

Welcome back to part 2 of The Physician Fireside Chat with Dr. Marion Mass!

In part two of this podcast, you will discover...

  • How the Practicing Physicians of America was formed
  • Learn about why a tragic experience with her mom caused her to question the system
  • Hear how I challenge Marion on working to change the system
  • Discover her perspective on the AMA & the conflicts of interest she found
  • How the PPA is trying to change recertification

Resources Mentioned In This Podcast

Marion's Profile on LinkedIn

E-Mail: marion@practicingphysician.org

Practicing Physicians of America's Webpage

Facebook Page: Practicing Physicians of America

Open Secret's Website- Tracking the Political Contributions


S3, Episode 14- [Physician Fireside Chat]- Dr. Marion Mass- Part One- 3 Reasons Why Family & Medicine Mix (and also Cow Manure)

April 25, 2017

My name is Dave Denniston, your host. Welcome back to the latest episode of The Freedom Formula for Physicians Podcast.
Welcome back to our monthly fireside chat with a physician to get to know their journey, their joys, and their struggles with finances and outside of finances.

This show is not always about actionable content. It is however a chance for you to see behind the curtains, to walk in another person’s shoes and experience their lives.

Our next guest is a physician and is more involved in advocacy for physicians and about 1,000 other activities more so than any other person I’ve ever seen.

To give you a small sample- she is a pediatrician at the children’s hospital of Philadelphia, she is a board member of physicians working together, she is on the editorial board of the Doylestown Intelligencier, and she is the co-founder and executive VP of The Practicing Physicians of America.

I can’t wait to hear about her journey!

Please help me welcome Dr. Marion Mass.

In this part one of this podcast, you will discover...

  • Why a 'farm girl' raised around Mennonites believes that manure shoveling helps you in life
  • Where she believes common sense can come from & how it applies to parents
  • How slaughtering pigs and a female doctor influenced her to enter into medicine
  • Discover how she lived on $9,000 a year and saved $2,000 a year during medical school
  • Learn about the emotional moment she changed directions in her medical career & abandoned her fellowship
  • Discover her time hacks to save money and spend time with the family


Resources Mentioned In This Podcast

Marion's Profile on LinkedIn


S3, Episode 13- Damion Lupo- Get Dirty [Total Control Financial & Black Belt Wealth]

April 21, 2017

As various folks follow Robert Kiyosaki and the rich dad, poor dad books and seminars, many folks become interested in investing in things outside of the norm.

So, we’re going to spend some time digging into that.

Our next guest is a lifelong entrepreneur. He started his first business at age 11! Now he is the owner of an 8 figure real estate empire, multiple black belter, and sought after financial consultant.

What is interesting about him is that he built a 5 million dollar Net Worth in his 20's, lost it, and I am told has almost completely rebuilt his wealth in the last 12 months!

He particularly enjoys sharing the lessons he learned- and the things he wishes someone had told him before he got started.

Please help me welcome Damion Lupo of Total Control Financial.

In this podcast, you will…

  • Discover how this business owner went from broke to rich to broke to rich again
  • How his first business venture as a kid set him up for real estate (Hint: It has to do with video games)
  • Learn about the difference between wholesale and retail and how it impacts the way you buy and sell real estate
  • Discover how he used owner financing when he was broke to find his first real estate investment (This is really interesting, he helped bail out someone who was about to be foreclosed on)
  • How his leverage and impatience and lifestyle killed his net worth
  • Learn the lesson he discovered about the circle of people around him & how it effected his wealth
  • Join us in an interesting conversation of when you should use leverage and when you should get rid of the leverage
  • How his mission incorporates into his definition of financial freedom and how he is tracking it

Resources Mentioned In This Podcast

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Get A Free Copy of Damion's Book by Clicking here: www.totalcontrolfinancial.com/dave

Linked In- Damion Lupo

Black Belt Wealth Podcast


S3, Episode 12- What I Learned from My Mistakes

March 17, 2017

I'm at this point where I'm hungry for more. I'm not satisfied with where I am not. I want to get to financial freedom even quicker than my current pace.

However, the last time I felt this kind of hunger- I made a huge mistake.

It was my $1,000,000 mistake.

Here we are with the economy humming- real estate has bounced back- and I'm sure that there are opportunities available out there.

I wasn't sure of what I wanted to do, until recently...

Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net

In this podcast, you will discover...

  • How I think about the difference between wealth building and wealth creation
  • Learn what I am doing to position myself for wealth creation in 2017
  • Discover how I am setting up the next deal so that I don't make the same mistake twice
  • How I was inspired by my friend Amanda Liu to search and find a way to get a negative interest rate on my next investment

Resources Mentioned In This Podcast


DrWiseMoney- How I Paid Off My Student Debt by 30


S3, Episode 11- My Faith & My Finances

March 10, 2017

How much do you give to others? An even better question might be- how much should you give to others?

Should we stay focused solely on our retirement? Should we pay for our kids education?

These are tough questions my friends.


We are each brought up differently with an assortment of values and certainly these values guide and direct our thoughts.

This is through the lens of my world view. I’m going to get raw and real about what happens in our house.

Many folks say that you shouldn't talk about politics or religion. You know what? Forget that!

This topic is very, very important and it is worth a discussion because it does impact our finances.

In this podcast, you will...

  • Learn how I think of giving
  • Discover the commitment that my wife and I have to giving (and the consequences of that decision)
  • Learn about the tension that giving is leading to in our marriage
  • What you should consider when you think of giving

S3, Episode 10- Craig Cody- 3 Awesome Tax Deductions I Didn’t Know

March 3, 2017

Have you been wondering- how the heck can I pay less in taxes?

If you have been grappling with this question or if you are simply curious about taxes, you are going to love our next guest.

Our next guest’s expertise lies in the area of tax planning. His goal is to make sure doctors like you across the United States are paying the least amount of income tax they can legally pay.

He is a Certified Tax Coach, CPA, Business Owner and Former New York City Police Officer with 17 years experience on the Force

As a Certified Tax Coach, he belongs to a select group of tax practitioners throughout the country who undergo extensive training and continued education on various tax planning techniques and strategies to become, as well as remain, certified. With this organization, he has co-authored an Amazon best seller book, Secrets of a Tax-Free Life.

As a matter of fact, I ran across him because he was recommended by a listener of the podcast.

I know we’re going to learn a ton today.

Please help me welcome Craig Cody.

In this podcast, you will...

  • Learn what the difference is between a tax planner and tax preparer
  • Discover what to expect with proactive tax planning
  • How hiring your spouse can avoid 1099 & W-2 income (Hint: This is NOT a HSA & is not available to some companies)
  • Learn what qualifies for this incredible tax deduction and what is 'reasonable'
  • How Craig hired his kids to get a tax deduction for their tuition & what you shouldn't do (but you can still avoid FICA taxes)
  • Discover a very creative tax deduction that involves a pool (Yes, the one you swim in!)
  • Learn where to draw a red line on a 'hobby' business
  • Discover why electing late may be a good idea. Find out how.
  • How gifting & leasing can be an amazing tax deduction

Resources Mentioned In This Podcast:


Craig's Profile On LinkedIn


S3, Episode 9- Jake Conway- Top 3 Business Mistakes Doctors & Dentists Make In Their Practice [Dentalpreneur Podcast]

February 24, 2017

For all the show notes and tons of resources, make sure to visit the podcast website at www.doctorfreedompodcast.com 

If you own a private practice or hope to own one day, I’m guessing you’ve heard about the equity that you can build.

After all, it’s another asset. And it can be worth a TON of money with all the sweat, blood, and tears that you put into it. But how can you gain the most out of this asset?

If you have been grappling with these kinds of questions or if you are simply curious about them, you are going to love our next guest.

Our next guest’s expertise lies in the area of valuation. I first heard him on the Dental Preneuer podcast. He was talking about some of the common mistakes that dentists make and I was nodding my head and saying YES outloud. It was such good stuff, I wanted to make sure to invite him onto this podcast.

I know we’re going to learn a ton today.

Please help me welcome Jake Conway

In this podcast, you will...

  • Discover the Top 3 Financial Mistakes Dentists Make In Their Practices (and maybe you are too!)
  • Learn where you might want to negotitate & snag low hanging fruit
  • Discover the numbers & formulas that lead to success (Hint: It involves a 30/30/30/10 rule)
  • Learn the hack around costly supplies that they use to negotiate
  • How the trade-off between being an employee and employer can be a huge opportunity cost worth considering
  • and much more!

Resources Mentioned In This Podcast:

The Dentalpreneur Podcast on Itunes

Connect with Jake Conway on LinkedIn


S3, Episode 7- [Physician Fireside Chat with Dr. John McBurney]- Part 2- How He Is Starting His Ideal Medical Practice

February 10, 2017

This episode continues the journey of Dr. John McBurney. Make sure to check out part one from last week or check out the entire podcast by clicking here!

In this fireside chat, we uncover his financial choices and decisions. His vices and his greatest decisions and the advice he would give to a younger John.


In this podcast you will..

- Discover his guilty pleasure of cars and what that meant to their retirement (Hint: He wasn't a popular guy at home for a time)
- How he simplified his finances to set himself up for retire
- What kind of corporation he is using for locums
- Learn what he promised his kids financially
- What kind of practice he will be establishing and the model he is following (Hint: It involves a past podcast guest)
- Discover how he is going to work with chiropractors, energy healers, and how a wellness center factors into that
- Learn how he is using locums as a bridge between his last job and his ideal clinic
- Why john's situation is significantly different than the normal ideal medical practice that others are setting up and what he is doing to set it up for success
- Discover john's advice to his younger self (Hint: it involves a curve) and what he would avoid 
- Learn the stupid mistake that he thinks many practice owners make for the sake of reducing taxes
- How the combination of charting and locums leads to more money
For all the resources, show notes, and tons of free stuff visit the podcast website at www.doctorfreedompodcast.com

S3, Episode 6- [Physician Fireside Chat] John McBurney- Part 1- Lure of Too Good To Be True

February 3, 2017

In another fireside chat, I connected with Dr. John McBurney on LinkedIn. He and I spent over 1.5 hours talking about his journey and the wisdom he would impart to other doctors. 

For all the show notes, free resources, and to connect personally with me, visit the podcast website at www.doctorfreedompodcast.com

This podcast is dedicated to helping doctors like you slash your debt, slash your taxes, and live a liberated lifestyle.

Dr. McBurney is a neurologist who started with the military, moved to private practice working under other physician owners, and now today is doing locums full time while he is establishing his own private practice.


In part one of this interview, you will:

- Discover how a small town boy came to see physicians as the role models he wanted to emulate

- Learn how he came out with almost no student debt and how he feels student debt today is a trap
- Why money wasn't something he developed a significant relationship with when he grew up
- How being in the army helped him to keep his finances under control
- Why he decided on the military option
- Discover how he made great money as an intern
- How buying and selling real estate hurt his financial future
- Learn how the decision of '20' played into his decision of going into private practice eventually
- Why he prefers being a military doc to 'abusive' private practice medicine
- Hear the story of how he witnessed medicare fraud and why he had to testify against a former colleague
- Who the person who gave him the best financial advice (Hint: It was someone really close to him that wasn't his parents)
- How a hairdresser had an estate over $1 million




S3, Episode- 5- Alan Pitt- Part 2- How To Create Opportunities Outside of Clinical Medicine (Healthcare Pittstop Podcast)

January 28, 2017

Welcome back to part two of the physician fireside chat with Dr. Alan Pitt.

In the second half of this podcast, you will...

- Learn from a physician with the mission to transform healthcare from something both patients and physicians are dissatisfied with
- Discover the advice he would give his young self
- How he sees the unique opportunity once one is in the healthcare field (entry can be difficult)
- Learn about his Health care pit stop podcast
- Why he listens to advice from experts about his money

Resources Mentioned In This Podcast:

The Healthcare Pittstop Podcast

The Healthcare Pittstop Podcast On Itunes

Sr. Margaret McBride Views on End Of Life

Alan's E-Mail