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Medics Money for Consultants

As doctors ourselves we understand how busy being a Consultant can be. It’s easy to neglect your finances and put off managing your money to another day. It probably seems like most of your pay goes towards paying tax and pension contributions. Your colleagues may have received large Pension tax bills and you may be wondering if you are affected. You may be thinking about early retirement or getting started with investing. Perhaps you have private practice and are wondering if a Limited company can save you tax.

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We started Medics’ Money to empower doctors like you to make better financial decisions by giving you the financial education you deserve.  

Over 30,000 doctors subscribe to our financial CPD emails, our podcast has over 250,000 downloads and we have matched over 6,000 doctors to a specialist medical adviser. 

To help you get started with making better financial decisions we’ve summarised seven key financial issues for Consultants to think about.

Too busy to read? Then join the thousands of other doctors listening to our podcast. This episode of our podcast is a great place to start.

Paying the right amount of tax 

What will be your greatest single expenditure in life? Mortgage? Household bills? Transport costs? Holidays?  

No, it’s likely your biggest expense will be the total in taxes you pay to the government. Thanks to progressive taxation rates, the more you earn, the more tax you pay. 

Therefore, it makes sense to make very sure you are paying only the tax you need to. At a very basic level this means using our free guide to claim a tax rebate worth an average of £1245 for GMC, Royal College Fees, CCT fees (lots of consultants are not aware of this) exam fees amongst others. Over 30,000 doctors have used our free guide to claim themselves online for free

You might be a higher earner and wondering if starting a limited company can save you tax?  This article give you some pointers. Pros and cons of Ltd

If you prefer to listen then this podcast gives you more detail on the pros and cons of a limited company..

Listen here

Got kids? There are some valuable tax reliefs to help reduce the cost of childcare and they are covered in our free ebook “What medical school didn’t teach us about money” and you can download your free copy here.

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Understand your debts and repay bad debt

Between us we amassed > £100,000 of debt qualifying as doctors. It’s crucial to understand the difference between good debt and bad debt. Our ebook covers this in detail and you can download your copy here.

Protect yourself from disaster

We don’t insure anything we can afford to replace such as our phones, laptops and Tommy doesn’t even insure his beloved surfboards. But unless you could afford to pay your bills if you got sick and couldn’t work you need to consider protecting your income. How much sick pay do doctors get? What is the difference between Income protection and Critical illness? It’s all covered in this article and on the podcast. Read more here.

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Don’t spend £139,000 on lunch at the hospital 

When was the last time you analysed your bank statements with the same care and attention that you analyse your patients test results? Do you spend less than you earn? Want to know how one doctor spent £139,000 on lunch at the hospital? Do you know why Einstein described compound interest as the eighth wonder of the world? It’s all covered in our ebook.

Look after your NHS pension

What is one of the best investments you can make? Not stocks, property or even bitcoin. It’s the NHS Pension. Its vital to understand your NHS Pension. Our ebook outlines the basic checks your pension needs every year.

Download the ebook here

We have several podcasts on the NHS pension including this beginners guide This podcast is a good introduction to the NHS Pension.

and our blog has an entire pensions section.  Read here 

We regularly hold free NHS Pension webinars that attract thousands of doctors. When you download our ebook you can opt into our community of 30,000 doctors and receive your webinar invites. 

You might be aware of the McCloud case. Read more about what that means for you here 👇

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Too busy to read – then listen to this podcast 🎧👉McCloud Podcast

Invest for the future 

Unless you want to earn every penny of your wealth working as a doctor, you are going to need an alternative income and investing may be it. The great news about being a young doctor is you have plenty of time for the 8th wonder of the world to work for you (compound interest) But if you’ve read the ebook you’ll learn how to avoid being Late Lyla who started investing too late and Nervous Noah who didn’t understand that low interest rates and inflation meant that cash was not an investment. Chapter 5 of the ebook is a great introduction to investing. Download the ebook here.

We are passionate about investing because it’s a large part of how we dug ourselves out of medical school debt. Good investing is low cost, low maintenance, low risk and can help you retire when you choose. Good investing does not involve spending hours trading shares, wearing red braces, or reading the Financial Times every day. Good investing allows you to grow your wealth passively whilst continuing to work as a doctor, or spend time with friends and family. 

This podcast takes you through the basics of investing and shows you a low-cost solution to getting started now

This webinar explains the difference between stocks, bonds, property, commodities and shows you why cash is not a safe option.

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Get the right advice for the right price 

By now hopefully you appreciate that there is lots you can do yourself to improve your finances. But it’s likely at some point you would benefit from the help of an accountant, financial adviser or mortgage adviser. But how do you know who’s good? What qualifications should an accountant have? What is the difference between Restricted Financial advisers and Independent Financial advisers and why do Medics’ Money only recommend Independent financial advisers? It’s all covered below: 

Medics Money is unique

Our unique algorithm matches your unique circumstances to the best adviser for you. You can read reviews from other GMC verified doctors and even compare prices. We’ve matched over 4,000 doctors to their perfect adviser and when you are ready, we’d love to match you. 

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