Paying off debt as asset protection

Being in a high income, high risk field I often think of asset protection. The lawsuit may not come from medical work, but from an auto accident or someone slipping on my front step. All of these can lead to suits, and as a high income earner we all have a target on our back. The last thing I want to do is work hard to save money to then have it taken away by one law suit. There are of course many ways to protect your assets and they should all be put into place.

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Physician home loans

I have had a total of 3 physician home loans from Suntrust Bank. Conventional wisdom would say to wait until you can put 20% down and then buy your house. Unfortunately, many physicians are not conventional, at least not when it comes to finances. Combine a desire to buy a home in residency (not a good idea) or right out of training (also likely best to wait a year or two), banks are all too ready to give out money. For physicians, this comes in the form of a physician home loan.

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