Personal Finance Essentials for Medical Professionals

This is the Complete Course (Includes all Personal Finance Essentials Modules) | taught by Yuval Bar-Or

Course description

This course was created in 2015/2016. The content has NOT been updated, but much of it remains relevant. If you prefer to see a person speak on camera, you may find this of interest.

Alternatively, if you want the most up-to-date information, please take a look at our e-books and Audiobook.

The video course content includes over 50 videos averaging 5 minutes each. It is divided into several modules/chapters and includes links, articles, and pdfs. Updated links, spreadsheets and calculators may be found under the Pillars of Wealth website's Resources tab.


2015/2016 Course Description

Most doctors complete their residency or fellowship with insufficient knowledge of personal finance. This educational deficiency often leads them to make sub-optimal decisions. It also leaves them vulnerable to unqualified or unscrupulous salespeople pitching a variety of financial products.

The objective of this video course is to equip you with the basic, unbiased knowledge needed to make better financial decisions for yourself and your family. Its content spans the major areas of personal finance.

I'm an educator. I'm not a financial advisor. I don't sell financial products. My only objective is to empower you to learn.

The course is comprised of a series of modules. Each Module includes videos, as well as other supporting materials such as documents, exercises, or links to additional resources. The course is designed to allow you to progress at your own pace. For best effect, I recommend proceeding sequentially through the course material.

2020 update: My apologies in advance for any broken links. Instead of spending a lot of time on this (older) course, I made a decision to prioritize completion of the content on the Pillars of Wealth website. There is now a massive amount of content in e-books and audiobook format. There are lots of updated links and other information under the Resources tab. 

Yuval Bar-Or
Yuval Bar-Or
Professor, Johns Hopkins University, and Founder of Pillars of Wealth Initiative

Course Curriculum

Reviews (1)

overall very informative and accurate information

by Afshin Safa
I enjoyed the frank presentation and honest review of the financial industry. I like the format and the cartoons especially. I have been taking the course over the past year during my down time and I think it was definitely worth the time. I have passed on these information to my colleagues at my hospital and my residents. I appreciate all the hard work that was put in to develop these courses. Thank you.

overall very informative and accurate information

by Afshin Safa
I enjoyed the frank presentation and honest review of the financial industry. I like the format and the cartoons especially. I have been taking the course over the past year during my down time and I think it was definitely worth the time. I have passed on these information to my colleagues at my hospital and my residents. I appreciate all the hard work that was put in to develop these courses. Thank you.