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Dec 12, 2022

We’ve been talking a lot about money over here on Doctor Me First lately. If you haven’t caught some of those episodes, I encourage you to check out our Money Series and get some financial facts right in your life!

Money is one of those tricky things that determines freedom for so many of us. And it’s not always having money that provides freedom, but how we use the money that we do have to achieve our own view of freedom.

Financial Independence is one of those topics that I really feel like can’t get enough coverage. Our relationship with money determines how we set ourselves up for success in the future and how we let go of the unhealthy ways that we let money control our lives. When you take back control of your money, you can lean into living instead of working yourself into the ground.

I’m talking with Dave Denniston this week and we get into the nitty gritty about what freedom really looks like to different people and the role that money plays in that. At the end of the day, there is no right way to do money and it should ultimately be a tool that allows you to live the life you want. 

Tune in to this episode to get on the right track to evaluate the relationship that money plays in your life and the ways that you can set yourself up for financial independence.

“You have to be wise about money. But at the same time, you have to find out what freedom means to you.” Dave Denniston

In this episode:

[01:42] Welcome to the Show, Dave!

[02:06] Where Dave started in financial planning and why he loved working with Physicians.

[03:55] Why Dave left traditional financial planning and some other ways he found income.

[06:32] What freedom looks like to Dave.

[10:17] How to evolve to living past your work and giving yourself grace.

[12:52] Enough is a decision.

[13:55] Balancing core values and time during burnout and how finances play a role in that.

[15:17] Ways to be financially prepared in times of uncertainty.

[18:13] Getting your priorities in order before you start working with a financial professional.

[19:08] Balancing money responsibilities in relationships and having both partners involved.

[25:04] The Freedom Formula for Physicians Podcast and how to connect with Dave

Links and Resources

Connect with Dave:

Dave Denniston CFA

Freedom Formula for Physicians

The Freedom Formula for Physicians Podcast


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