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Dear Doctor

I would like to personally invite you to a discussion forum on LinkedIn called Triangle Physicians Connect. This is a private group for physicians only in the North Carolina Triangle, Coastal Regions, and further west to discuss physician topics of interest. I will be moderating this forum and each month I will publish a question / discussion for all to weigh in on. The general public will not be able to see the discussions going on and is to be shared privately among physicians of all specialties. There will be mp4 downloads available and supplemental reading materials in PDF format to copy and read on your own time.

I invite you to join in and discover lively topics for discussion and find out how your peers view the topics of today. In the beginning, many of the topics will center on financial matters that are germane to physicians and what the current thinking and research say about saving, spending, and some of the biological reasons we do the things we do.

Follow the link here to get started! Our discussions will be the first Monday of every month. Our current discussion topic is, “Failure to Plan for the Biology of Behavior,” which is an excerpt from my friend, Dr. Vicki Rackner M.D.’s book, “The 9 Money Mistakes Doctors Make.”

Link – to the Forum

My very best to you and your family – have a great holiday and a happy year!

Thomas R. Thalman, CRPC® CFP® 

“It’s More than a Financial Plan; It’s a Lifestyle Choice that’s Purpose Driven”

You wouldn’t diagnose a patient without getting a full medical history and running labs. Why would you diagnose your financial situation and make life altering financial decisions without taking the same level of care?

If your doctor demanded you commit to allowing only them to treat you before they gave you the diagnosis, would you be comfortable?

Unfortunately, both of those situations are very common with doctors and in the financial planning industry.

Whether it’s your retirement portfolio or a stubborn infection, you need to approach the situation exactly as you were trained: diagnose before you treat. And, it would be unethical to only provide a diagnosis with strings attached to pay for the treatment afterwards.

I started my adult life in the medical industry as a mental health counselor and respiratory therapist. I’ve even had my respiratory research published.

Over 24 years ago, I found investing and financial planning intriguing and decided to change course. But the approach that I’ve always taken can be traced back to what I learned in the medical field: diagnose before you treat.

I’ve never given up my love for the medical field. I specialize in helping D.O.s and M.D.s because I know their compensation model, financial issues, and enjoy working with them. I even train new doctors in financial planning before they don their white coat!

Whether you’ve never engaged a financial planner or you’re looking for a second opinion from someone who is a transparent fiduciary, I would love to connect and have a conversation. 

​Join our Linkedin group Triangle Physicians Connect and share your thoughts with your physician community.

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Failure to Plan for the Biology of Behavior

Explore the 9 critical mistakes Doctors make that can be hazardous to your financial security

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The Myth of the Rich Doctor

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9 Money Mistakes Doctors Make

” My friend, physician and former surgeon Dr. Vicki Rackner, M.D., spells out nine critical mistakes physicians overlook during their careers that can have a devastating impact on their financial lives. Written to get your attention and take action, she provides key points to implement in your life right now.”

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