S3, Episode 23-Empire Flippers: Build Skills and Become an Doctorpreneur Part 1

July 21, 2017

Let me ask you a question- have you been itching to jump start your financial future? Maybe you’ve been wondering whether or not you want to stick it out in clinical medicine.

I have been doing some financial experiments to help you (and selfishly, me) get a better handle on all the different ways we can generate passive and not-so-passive income streams.


A matter of fact, about 4 months ago I revealed bought a brand new business. I detailed all of the reasons why in S3, Episode 12 ‘Learning from My Mistakes’.

What I Learned From My Mistakes Podcast

Anyhow, I’m still learning about all of this stuff and I thought it’d be really cool to bring on the show, the business brokers that I made my acquisition through to help explain the process and coach me through some of the issues that we’ve been having.


With no further adieu, please help me welcome Justin Cooke from Empire Flippers. Welcome Justin!

In this podcast you will:

  • Discover the different ways to make money through ecommerce websites
  • Learn the benefits and hindrances of running an online business
  • Find out which category you would be most successful in (Hint: It may be different than what you think)
  • Educate yourself on the different risks as a potential buyer

For all the show notes, transcription and more, check out the podcast website at http://doctorfreedompodcast.com/


S3, Episode 22-My Financial Experiment-Quarter 2 Update

July 14, 2017


Today we are going to be talking about my second quarter update for my financial experiment. If you haven't checked it out yet make sure to look at Season Three, Episode 12: What I Learned From My Mistakes; so then I'll give you some background to what I'm going to be talking about today.

In this podcast you will:

  • Discover why we took a riskon this online business (Hint: It's not why most people think)
  • Gather knowledge on how to structure a business deal without touching your money 
  • Obtain the reason that PayPal cost the company sales
  • Learn the pros and cons in using Unity Assets Store and Facebook Ads

For all the show notes, transcription and more, check out the podcast website at http://doctorfreedompodcast.com/


[Throwback] S1, Episode 10- Josh Mettle- Real Estate Smashing Failures & Glorious Successes [Physician Financial Success Podcast and Fairway Independent Mortgage]

July 7, 2017

In this podcast, Dave Denniston interviews real estate expert & author Josh Mettle.

It really hit me the other day, that I have never addressed a really important aspect that many physicians are interested in.... real estate.

About a year ago, I had my friend Josh Mettle on a google hangout and we talked about Physician mortgages. Josh is the author of Why Physician Home Loans Fail.

What if you want to invest in real estate? We know over the years that real estate has had its ups and downs, but overall has created billions of dollars of wealth for many many people. Josh has been investing in real estate for years and years, his folks did it and taught him the ropes and  hasseen a lot of the glorious successes and smashing failures in real estate.

In this podcast, Josh reveals:

- Learn the 3 critical laws that Josh follows when investing in real estate

- Find out what his 'pregnant wife' rule is & how it applies to you

- Learn the minimum return Josh requires & his personal formula for success in investing in real estate

- Understand why "cap rates" suck & what Josh uses instead

For the whole transcript and all the show notes, visit our website at:




[Throwback] S1, Episode 9- Jon Appino- Learn The Pitfalls & Painful Lessons Of Physician Contracts [Contract Diagnostics]

June 30, 2017

Today, we are going to focus on physician employment contracts and chat with Jon Appino, the CEO of Contract Diagnostics.

Jon obtained his BS in Biology and Chemistry with a Pre-med focus. After deciding on a business career over medicine, he has spent the past 15+ years working in various sized companies and start-ups in the healthcare field. He completed his MBA in 2004 and launched his most recent company, Contract Diagnostics, in 2011. He is passionate about the education of Physicians with regards to the non-clinical (business) aspects of medicine.

What I think is pretty neat about this company is that Contract Diagnostics offers a wide range of review packages with price points starting at only $200 with flexible payment plans for Residents and Fellows as they complete their training.

This interview reveals the following:

-  The Best Free Tool Online To Understand Contracts (Hint: Jon had nothing to do with it)

- How a Female Physician Got Screwed with Crappy Tail Coverage (and what you can do to make sure this isn't you!)

- Learn the 3 worst contract & financial pitfalls for doctors

- Check Out Their Awesome Pricing & how they keep costs reasonable for residents & fellows

For all the show notes, transcript, and loads of free stuff, visit the podcast website at:




[Throwback] S1, Episode 8- Alex Macielak with DRB- NEW Simple & Easy Debt Refinancing for Residents & Fellows

June 23, 2017

Welcome to my latest episode of The Freedom Formula for Physicians Podcast.

As many of you know who read the Freedom Formula for Physicians, I have a passion for reducing, eliminating, and destroying debt.

When the banks were thrown into the pits in the depths of the debt crisis, we’ve seen a tremendous change in the way student loans have operated and now with DRB, even residents and fellows could refinance their debts!

Today, I have the pleasure of hosting Alex Macielak from DRB on the podcast.

In this podcast, we reveal:

- Learn about the NEW ground-breaking HUGE interest rate reduction plan for residents & fellows

- How they are mirroring IBR & PER to keep monthly payments cheap while in residency/fellowship

- Why DRB often comes cheaper than their competitors & how you can see that for yourself AT NO COST whether you are brand new to DRB or are already with them

Check out the transcript and all the resources at www.doctorfreedompodcast.com



S3, Episode 21 , Larry Harbolt-The Real Deal [larryharbolt.com]

June 16, 2017

I know many and many of you love real estate or maybe you have been thinking about it and you’re interested in it and would like to know more. It is something that I have a personal interest in and am getting more and more knowledge on it. As such I have been listening to some podcasts and one of my favorites is a man who is here with me.


He’s a seasoned gentleman, to say it politely. He’s done 1,000 of real estate deals and many and many courses.

He is the real deal. He brings out of the box thinking that I think will be very valuable to us today. About how to invest in real estate, what to look for, weather your dead broke like a resident or extremely wealthy and have some cash to put to work.

Please help me welcome Larry Harbolt of the Larry Harbolt show!



In this podcast you will:

  • Discover why real estate is the #1 way to generate money from assets.
  • Learn about the critical difference between seller financing vs bank financing
  • How to find the deals without using realtors
  • Find the lessons learned throughout his 30+ year career in real estate
  • Discover the 4 types of real estate purchasing
  • Learn Larry’s best business advice to physicians (HINT: It’s not what you may think)


Resources mentioned in this podcast:

Larry Harbolt website

Email: info@larryharbolt.com

Larry Harbolt Podcast


For all the show notes, transcription and more check out the podcast website at www.doctorfreedompodcast.com


S3, Episode 20- Cory Fawcett, MD- Stop Digging! [Cory Fawcett Blog, The Doctor’s Guide to Debt]

June 9, 2017

In this episode with Cory Fawcett, MD... 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 man on a mission; to teach doctors how they can live healthy, happy, and debt-free lives–to regain control of their practice, their time, and their finances. He is making an effort to improve the lives of his colleagues.

His first book, The Doctors Guide to Starting Your Practice Right, is all about this mission. Helping doctors find their dream practice and get off on the right foot. His mission continues with the release of his second book, The Doctors Guide to Eliminating Debt.

The lack of surgeons in rural areas and his desire to work less led him to the decision to retire from his twenty-year practice, in a town with ten general surgeons, and assist in underserved areas. In February 2014 he began working part-time in rural Oregon towns with only one or two surgeons. With just one surgeon in town, the call burden of 24/7 availability is unsustainable. Dr. Fawcett provides them with a needed break from their pager, helping to keep rural surgeons healthy.

I can’t wait to hear about this journey!

Please help me welcome Dr. Cory Fawcett. Welcome Cory!

In this podcast, you will...

  • Discover why his parents didn't talk about money, but yet had an influence on being debt free
  • Learn how his grandparents inspired him to invest in real estate & the journey they had with debt
  • How he automated the process of real estate investing and managed 64 units while being a full-time practicing physician
  • Why he decided to turn over the properties to a property manager
  • The downfalls of property management (Hint: There's some activities that they can't do! Discover which ones inflated his costs)
  • Discover why he doesn't think residents should NOT get in real estate and rent instead & why he believes they will lose money
  • How he purchased properties with no money down and what he would do if he started all over again as a resident with $300k of student debt
  • Learn about the biggest financial mistake he made and how a real estate agent talked him into it
  • What he does with 'penciling it in' and how he makes good decisions about real estate that cash flows

Resources Mentioned In This Podcast

Cory Fawcett's Website and Blog


The Doctors Guide to Eliminating Debt


The Doctors Guide to Starting Your Practice Right


S3, Episode 19- Mark Podolsky- How to Be A Land Geek [The Art of Passive Income and The Land Geek Podcast]

June 2, 2017

Earlier this year, I made a promise to you. I promised I would get more folks and more experts to talk about real estate and their experiences in it.

Our next guest was armed with only $3,000, gut-wrenching fear, and absolutely no real estate experience… he bought his first few parcels of raw land in 2001.

Today Mark is the owner of Frontier Properties, a very reputable and successful land investing company, and has been buying and selling land full time since 2001. By focusing on working smart, not hard, he has completed over 5,000 land deals.

Prior to his land investing success, he had a high-stress, soulless corporate job, and felt trapped & burned out.

Our next guest’s success in land investing to teach, coach and mentor others to help them achieve their financial goals and probably for himself to make some money along the way too.

Please help me welcome Mark Podolsky, The Land Geek.

In this podcast episode, you will...

  • Discover how he moved from a soulless corporate job to his entrepreneurial journey that he loves
  • Learn why he flips raw land
  • Discover the tax consequences of his flipping and how owner financing is involved (Hint: There's a downside involving depreciation)
  • Learn about the difference between tax lien and tax deed (& the hybrid method)
  • Why owner financing is an amazing to generate cash flow
  • Learn who the best buyers are for your land that you want to flip (Hint: Your back-up is a 'little' website you may not have heard of before)

Resources Mentioned in This Podcast

The Land Geek.com

The Art of Passive Income Podcast

The Land Geek Podcast


S3, Episode 18- Heidi Moawad- Careers Beyond Clinical Medicine

May 26, 2017

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 neurologist and is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and completed neurology residency training at The University of Chicago Hospital.

She is an adjunct professor at John Carroll University in Cleveland, OH, and is a featured medical writer for a number of websites, including nonclinicaldoctors.com, Verywell.com, Neurology Times, and Physician Money Digest. Dr. Moawad is the author of Careers Beyond Clinical Medicine, an Oxford University Press publication

I can’t wait to hear about her journey!

Please help me welcome Dr. Heidi Moawad.

In this podcast, you will...

  • Why she became a physician (Hint: It's a family thing)
  • Discover what inspired her to write a book about the life beyond clinical medicine
  • Learn how being in an immigrant family influenced her perception of money
  • What is the advice she would give to her younger self (Hint: this has to do with her decision with what happened right after residency)
  • Discover the costly mistake with negotiation and tail insurance that she made
  • Why she doesn't think of medicine as an honest profession even though she wants it to be
  • Learn what financial freedom means to her
  • How she got started in her writing career and started to get paid


Resources Mentioned In This Podcast

Careers Beyond Clinical Medicine Book


Non-Clinical Doctors Website


S3, Episode 17- Tools of The Titans- A Review

May 5, 2017

Every so often, I like to let you know about an interesting, helpful book I read. The most recent one is a 650 page behemoth focused on health, wealth, and wisdom.

I pounded all the way through it- read every single page- all 650 of them.

It features all-stars, movie stars, billionaires, millionaires, and a whole bunch of other people I never heard of.

There are some things I really didn't like, but there are also some super awesome pearls of wisdom.

It is written by none other than Tim Ferriss.

Find out what I said in the podcast.

In this podcast, you will...

  • Discover the section of the book that I really didn't like and thought was kind of weird
  • How I was challenged in one area of my health (Hint: This doesn't involve food or exercise)
  • Learn about the mindset tools that I am personally using and some others that I will use in the future, including a meditation podcast that I listen to regularly
  • Discover the 'Jar of Awesome' and how I want to use it for my family & I
  • Learn what my two favorite interviews were within the book and what I gained out of them

Resources Mentioned In This Podcast

The 4 Hour Work Week


The 4 Hour Body


Tim Ferriss' Podcast

Tools of the Titans

Headspace App

Sam Harris' Guided Meditation

Tara Brach Guided Meditation

Meditation Minis with Chel Hamilton

Tim Ferriss Interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger

Tim Ferriss Interview with Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins Podcast

Jim Dahle's White Coat Investor Blog

Damion Lupo- Get Dirty