unbiased financial literacy for doctors

Should You Turn to Financial Advisors For Education?

Brokers, insurance agents, and financial advisors have their own agendas, and their ‘educational’ events are thinly veiled marketing sessions.

Should You Accept Advice From Peers?

Your peers and mentors may have the best intentions, but they’re medical professionals–not finance experts. Furthermore, their advice may be overly influenced by their personal experiences and circumstances, which may not be identical to yours.

The Obvious Solution Is To Turn To Unbiased Experts With Scientifically Rigorous Content

We’re professional educators (university professors) with extensive academic and real world expertise in the many fields that fit under the financial literacy umbrella. These include, among others: debt, wealth, and risk management; insurance, college, retirement, and estate planning; as well as contract negotiations, financial advisor selection, budgeting, investing, and private practice launch and management. Our allegiance is to you and you alone – our students. We don’t sell financial products or services. Our content was designed for doctors – in collaboration with doctors.

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Why Pillars of Wealth?

Unbiased

Unbiased

We are unbiased educators. We don't sell financial products or services. Our allegiance is to our students.

Expert

Expert

We are experts in the fields of finance and risk management. We provide scientifically grounded, factual content.

Accessible

Accessible

Our content may be accessed through books, online course material, and face-to-face presentations.

Relevant

Relevant

The topics we emphasize are those most relevant to your stage of professional development.

TRAIN THE TRAINER

Want to learn how to teach financial literacy to your colleagues? We are thinking of offering a 'Train the Trainer' course, equipping you with a balanced education to help your peers and students learn financial basics. Please contact us and specify your interest in Train the Trainer.

blog posts

30 Jan
Empowering Physicians with Financial Literacy – Journal of Medical Practice Management

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21 May
2015 Report on U.S. Women Physicians’ Financial Preparedness

AMA Insurance recently released its 2015 report on U.S. women physicians’ financial preparednes...

13 May
How far in advance should I plan my private practice launch?

This is a common question for those contemplating the launch of their first private practice. T...

23 Apr
Does the 401(k) annual contribution limit include the employer match?

Here’s a question that came up recently: Does the 401(k) annual contribution limit includ...

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What our happy customers say
This was fantastic for my level of understanding and the exact right timing for this information. 3 years ago I wouldn’t have cared, and 2 years from now may be too late. I think Trainees (fellows or residents) that are in their terminal training program and going to be joining the workforce are the perfect target audience for this. I, like many other physicians, am extremely weary of financial “talks” and so this unbiased presentation was exactly what was needed from a knowledgeable source.

Seminar Participant

Johns Hopkins Cardiology Fellow

"Overall, I thought the [Pillars of Wealth] course was comprehensive and detailed. It provided a very solid foundation upon which I hope to build ... I feel much more comfortable now engaging in these important conversations with my spouse.

Seminar participant

Johns Hopkins Medical Fellow

Dr. Bar-Or presented an excellent overview of how individuals and families can protect their assets today and for retirement. His presentation at the American College of Osteopathic Internists’ Annual Convention in Baltimore served as a valuable refresher for ACOI members who are currently planning for retirement, and provided the necessary steps that Residents should follow as they begin their medical careers.

Barbara L. Ciconte, CFRE

Senior Vice President, Donor Strategies, Inc.

I enjoyed the course very much, and found it useful. We had purchased disability and life insurance before the course, but it has already inspired me to convert an old 401K to a Roth IRA ... We will probably also purchase umbrella insurance.

Rebecca Dezube, MD

Johns Hopkins University Research & Clinical Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

I found the course extremely helpful in understanding the principles of financial health. I think your perspective and interest in health professionals is particularly helpful and I really appreciate your time and how you tailored things for us.

Carrie Goodson, MD

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY RESEARCH & CLINICAL FELLOW, PULMONARY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE

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