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20/20 MONEY, hosted by Certified Financial Planner and experienced Wealth Adviser Adam Cmejla, aims to bring clarity to financial concepts and strategies that impact optometrists. For more information on the show and on Adam, please visit https://www.integratedpwm.com/
 
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Welcome to a Rewind episode of 20/20 Money! It’s September, which means that it’s the time of year when practice owners should be reviewing their current retirement plan and determining if it’s the same type of plan that they want to have serving their practice into the next year. This was a popular episode around this time last year, so I’m bringi…
 
Welcome to this episode of 20/20 Money! My guest on today’s show is Jen Goldman. Jen has spent her career helping service-based businesses think through and build processes that ultimately help the business grow larger than any individual owner, thus allowing the practice owner to build a bigger enterprise value (higher valuation) of their business…
 
Welcome to this episode of 20/20 Money! Back with me on today’s episode is Nathan Hayes with IDOC. The genesis for this episode stems from a slight digression we had on a previous conversation around the importance of understanding cash flow in your business, specifically as it relates to reading and understanding your statement of cash flow that y…
 
Welcome to this episode of 20/20 Money! My guest on today’s show is Dr Matt Mitchell and this is actually an episode rewind, going back to episode #43 of 20/20 Money which aired almost 2 years ago to the day! I’ve been having a lot of conversations with both new and existing clients about how and when to break through to the next level and add an a…
 
Welcome to this episode of 20/20 Money! My guest on today’s show is Ed Wildermuth, CFP®, ChFC®, CPA. Continuing on the topic of permanent insurance that I started on last week’s episode, Ed joins me on the show today to do a deeper dive on permanent insurance solutions such as whole life and universal life and talk through some of the dos and don’t…
 
Welcome to this episode of 20/20 Money! Today’s episode is all about the options that you have if you’ve purchased whole life insurance in the past and you’re wondering what options you have if it hasn’t necessarily lived up to your expectations. While whole life insurance can have a place in a financial plan and we’re not 100% anti-whole life, we’…
 
On this episode of 20/20 Money! My guest on today’s show is Nathan Hayes. Long time listeners will know that Nathan and I can talk about almost any business subject that impacts optometrists, and today’s topic is no different but it’s one that I think is going to resonate with a lot of OD practice owners: key considerations when evaluating partners…
 
Welcome to another episode of 20/20 Money! My guest on today’s show is Michael Pote. Michael has been on the show before (you can check out those conversations by clicking here for Part I and here for Part II) to talk about selling your practice to private equity and I wanted to have him back on the show for a couple of reasons as I’ve found myself…
 
Welcome to another episode of 20/20 Money! My guest on today’s show is Nate Ebel. Nate is the founder of Ten31 Marketing, a marketing agency located in Bloomington, IN that serves optometrists nationwide. In this conversation, Nate and I talk about different strategies and tools practice owners can use to increase the effectiveness of their marketi…
 
Welcome to another episode of 20/20 Money! My guest on today’s show is Nathan Hayes. Nathan’s been a guest in the past on the show and he joins me today to talk about a topic that’s been front-and-center for both of us in a lot of conversations that we’ve been having lately with ODs around the country: preparing for an exit. Specifically, we break …
 
Welcome to this episode of 20/20 Money, and if you’re listening to this on July 12th, happy National Heterochromia day! Today’s episode is my guest appearance on the podcast Try Not 2 Blink, a really enjoyable optometry podcast hosted by two great ODs Drs. James Deom and Roya Habibi. I’ve put links to the podcast in the show notes or just search Tr…
 
Welcome to this episode of 20/20 Money! I often get asked the question “Have I saved enough” for retirement or “How did my portfolio do compared to the benchmark?” In this episode, I’ll share with you why I think that’s the (semi) wrong question to be asking…and what the right questions to be asking are regardless of where you are in your wealth bu…
 
Welcome to another episode of 20/20 Money! My guest on today’s show is Justin Castelli. Justin has become a good friend of mine and is also an advisor located in Fishers, IN. Through Justin’s storied career as an advisor, he’s built his firm RLS Wealth Management and is more recently taking an active role as the VP of Marketing and Brand Developmen…
 
Welcome to 20/20 Money! My guest on today’s show is Dr. Aaron Neufeld, OD and this is Part 2 of our 2-part conversation. As mentioned in the first episode, Aaron wears many hats in the optometry space. He’s the owner of Los Altos Optometric Group, co-founder of ODs on Finance, the author of many optometry articles, co-author of The Optometrist’s Gu…
 
Welcome to 20/20 Money! My guest on today’s show is Dr. Aaron Neufeld, OD and this is Part 1 of a 2-part conversation. Aaron wears many hats in the optometry space. He’s the owner of Los Altos Optometric Group, co-founder of ODs on Finance, the author of many optometry articles, co-author of The Optometrist’s Guide to Financial Freedom, and speaks …
 
On this episode of 20/20 Money! My guest on today’s show is Dr. Ted McElroy. Ted joins us back on the show to talk about an albeit abstract concept that may not seem like it has direct financial implications: constraints in our lives and how we deal with them. We tag team this topic as we cover the concept of constraints from the personal, professi…
 
Hello 20/20 Money community, welcome to a “holiday week repeat.” Given that this episode is coming out on Memorial Day, I wanted to hold off on releasing a new episode and bring back a recent episode that seems to have struck a nerve with practice owners, and that’s the importance of practice owners “defining your number.” I had this conversation w…
 
On this episode of 20/20 Money! My guest on today’s show is Dr. Rich Zimbalist. Rich (who’s been on the show in the past) is a practicing OD with the VA in Columbia, Missouri and has turned his passion of website design into a business of helping optometrists around the country grow their practice through website design search engine strategies. I’…
 
On this episode of 20/20 Money! My guests on today’s show are Drs. Eric Baas and Bob Steinmetz, co-founders of iCare Advisors. If you missed last week’s interview or this is your first time checking out 20/20 Money, please go back and check out last week’s interview. You don’t need to listen to that one first to gain value from the rest of our conv…
 
On this episode of 20/20 Money! My guests on today’s show are Drs. Eric Baas and Bob Steinmetz, co-founders of iCare Advisors. iCare Advisors consults with ODs all around the country and their specific area of expertise is helping ODs navigate the decision making matrix and analysis behind opening a cold start practice. This wide ranging conversati…
 
It’s tax season, which means that we’re spending a fair amount of planning energy reviewing clients’ tax returns to ensure that strategies that we’re discussing and implementing with clients are proactively and properly reported on their tax returns. However, sometimes lines of communication get crossed or DIY tax preparers overlook how strategies …
 
On this episode of 20/20 Money! My guest on today’s show is Dr. Chris Wolfe. Chris joins the show to talk about a topic that can directly impact the profitability of a practice, and that’s around the introduction of managed care into an optometry practice. Whether you’re a seasoned OD that has been providing managed care for your patients for years…
 
On this episode of 20/20 Money! My guest on today’s show is Jordan Clarke. Jordan is one of the Vice Presidents of Charles M. Moore Insurance just outside of Bowling Green, KY and has an extensive career in in the insurance profession. I asked Jordan to come on the show to talk about a daunting and obscure task that the health insurance companies h…
 
On this episode of 20/20 Money! My guest on today’s show is…me! This is a different solo episode of sorts, because it’s actually the interview that I did for IDOC’s Focal Point Podcast, hosted by Dr. Steve Vargo, OD. If you’re interested in subscribing to Focal Point Podcast, the link is in the show notes of this episode. On this episode, Steve ask…
 
On this episode of 20/20 Money! My guest on today’s show is Nathan Hayes of IDOC. Nathan joins us to talk about something that is oftentimes discussed towards the end of the year and the beginning of the next year: budgeting, specifically budgeting your business expenses. Even though this show isn’t coming out until the spring, it’s still worthwhil…
 
On this episode of 20/20 Money, I share one example of why it’s important to ensure that your portfolio has a well-rounded asset allocation and the importance of including all different asset classes in your portfolio—not just the most popular and well-known indices like the S&P 500 (and I’ll share some actual numbers to substantiate this thought p…
 
On this episode of 20/20 Money! My guest on today’s show is Dr. Steve Vargo. Steve joins me on the show to discuss a challenge and stepping stone that practice owners may eventually find themselves reaching: how to step out of their business and delegate leadership-type tasks and responsibilities to someone else on your team. Steve’s experience not…
 
Dr. Wesley is back on the show to talk about a topic that I think might seem taboo to ODs out there, and that topic is around sales. Gina talks about her journey on how she got comfortable selling from the chair and you’ll very quickly hear in our conversation how and why it doesn’t even seem like sales…which is the point altogether! We talk about …
 
On this episode of 20/20 Money I talk about a new way to think about asset allocation and diversification as a practice owner and how a twist on the concept of asset location can have a significant impact on the overall value of your retirement portfolio. As a reminder, you can get all the information discussed in today’s conversation by visiting o…
 
On this episode of 20/20 Money! My guest on today’s show is Rob Bertman. Rob is one of the resident experts at Student Loan Planner, a business that was founded by Travis Hornsby that has now grown to a number of consultants that have collectively provided more than 5,000 consults on over $1.2B of student loan debt. Rob joins the show today to help…
 
On this solo episode of 20/20 Money I will be explaining the process of gifting of assets to your children, strategies to employ including an UTMA account, and the impact those gifts will have on you, both now and 5-10 years down the road. As a reminder, you can get all the information discussed in today’s conversation by visiting our website at in…
 
Welcome to another episode of 20/20 Money! My guests on today’s show are Dr. Gina Wesley and Nathan Hayes. Gina owns her very successful private practice in Medina, MN and Nathan is the practice finance consultant with IDOC, and I’m really excited for this conversation for multiple different reasons. Today’s show is taking on the format of a case s…
 
On this episode of 20/20 Money, my guest on today’s show is Dr. Jeremy Ciano, owner and founder of RevolutionEyes in Carmel, IN. Jeremy’s been on the show in the past and episode #11 of 20/20 Money (back when it was called “The Dose”) is still in the top 10 most downloaded episodes (link below). Jeremy joins us back on the show to talk about how hi…
 
On this episode of 20/20 Money! My guest on today’s show is my good friend Josh Bannerman, (a.k.a. the “OG” from the Stacking Benjamins podcast). Josh and I were talking the other night about the craziness that is going on in the markets recently. I got to thinking (after the conversation) that what we were just talking about would have made for a …
 
Jennifer runs a very successful private practice and also a successful sports vision practice in Connecticut. Long-time listeners will know that Jennifer’s been on the show in the past and I was excited to have her back to talk through how she thinks about the KPIs (key performance indicators) of her practice, specifically around how they’ve increa…
 
On this episode of 20/20 Money! My guest on today’s show is Dr. Chris Lopez, OD. Contrary to what you might believe, picking the right investment is not your greatest wealth creating tool. It’s your income! Make sure that you know how to negotiate the right way and land the right job while also ensuring that it’s a win for the owner of the practice…
 
Welcome to the first episode of 2020 Money in 2021! On this episode, I’m going to share with you how I’ve implemented Strategic Coach’s Entrepreneurial Time Management System and how I believe ODs can also benefit from this time management system, including how to think about the financials of your practice based on how you’ve budgeted your time th…
 
On this episode, I talk with Dr. Ted McElroy. Ted has owned his practice for the last 27 years and is also a Vision Source Administrator for the southern part of GA and north-central part of FL. In today’s episode, we use one of our clients as a case study that kicked off the process of hiring an associate in your practice—and hiring an associate t…
 
Hey everyone, before we get into today’s show, I wanted to let you know about an in-depth write-up I did on our website about the recently passed COVID-19 stimulus package and how it impacts optometrists. While at the time of this recording the Act has yet to be signed into law by President Trump and there seems to be a bit of volleying back and fo…
 
On this episode of 20/20 Money, my guest is Dennis Moseley Williams. Dennis is one of a few certified experience economy experts and his sincere passion and mission is to help business owners understand the importance of the customer experience and why it’s increasingly influencing where consumers spend their dollars. In this far-reaching conversat…
 
On this episode of 20/20 Money! My guest on today’s show is me! This is our AMA episode where my wife Andrea interviewed me on a variety of personal and professional questions that listeners of the show emailed us. We had originally planned on doing this as a way to celebrate the 100th episode of 20/20 Money but given where the timing of the episod…
 
On this episode of 20/20 Money, my guest is Nathan Hayes. Listeners of the show will recall that Nathan was just on the show a couple of weeks ago, but this was a topic that we both believe is really important for optometrists to get clarity on at all points of their career: what’s your number? We’re defining “your number” as the amount of money th…
 
On this episode of 20/20 Money, my guest is Kim Hockaday. Kim is an experienced mortgage loan officer with Ruoff Mortgage. In the historically low interest rate environment that we’re in these days, I wanted to bring Kim on the show to talk about mortgages and how optometrists should think about all aspects of home financing. We talk about three th…
 
My guest on today’s episode of 20/20 Money is Nathan Hayes of IDOC. Nathan has been on the show in the past and I was excited to have him come on the show and talk about a topic that I find myself discussion with ODs regularly: how much cash to keep in your practice. In today’s discussion, we talk about how we define expenses and how many months of…
 
While having a conversation with a friend recently, we got talking about Dave Ramsey’s personal finance philosophy and how great it is for the vast majority of people that follow his principles. But it got me thinking about how those principles apply to optometrists. Given the financial circumstances that ODs find themselves in right out of graduat…
 
Today’s episode will discuss a couple of updates around PPP forgiveness and how to think about the taxation of PPP funds along with an additional perspective on the EIDL loans that so many optometric practice owners have taken out as a backup cash reserve. I’ll also share some thoughts on why it’s important to understand the role that our entire go…
 
It’s the week after Halloween, and while we’re all coming down from the sugar high we earned by stealing our kids’ candy (no judgement here, I do it at a felony-level rate) I thought I’d cover 5 scary financial decisions that optometrists make that can prevent them from becoming wealthy or keep them broke. In this episode I highlight 5 areas where …
 
The concept of talking to kids about money can be both a taboo and ambiguous process. For optometrists that own their own practice, there’s an added variable of owning your own practice and using it as a vehicle to not only be in a position of paying your kids but also the generational wealth that can be created by you. In this episode I’ll share a…
 
As an optometrist, saving for college for your child or children can be a sensitive subject. Depending on how or if you had to pay for your own education can influence your mindset and how high on the priority list college savings is for you and your family. If you decide that you want to save funds for higher education, there are a number of vehic…
 
We’ve had a number of tax planning strategies for optometrists to consider in the past, but we’ve never really covered the basics of our tax system. In this episode, I’ll share with you how our income tax system works. I’ll also cover the difference between deductions and credits, explain which one’s better, and some common tax fallacies that we’ve…
 
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