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Dentist Money Blog No. 6: What you need to know about whole life insurance (PODCAST)

July 15, 2016
Dentists are favorites of insurance brokers selling whole life, variable life, or universal life. Should you buy in? Reese Harper, CFP, looks at the evidence.

Dentists are often approached by life insurance brokers to purchase life insurance as a retirement savings plan. Whole life, variable life, or universal life—what are the arguments for using these types of policies? What are the arguments against them?

In this episode of the Dentist Money podcast, Reese and Ryan provide a fresh perspective on how dentists can approach life insurance decisions with more confidence.


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Reese Harper, CFP | Founder

Reese Harper, CFP, is the founder and CEO of Dentist Advisors, an independent financial planning firm that helps successful dentists and specialists make smart decisions with their money.

Harper writes regularly about personal finance and teaches financial literacy among the dental community through events and speaking engagements. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife and four kids. Sign up for the DentistMoney newsletter at, or tune into the DentistMoney Show on iTunes to learn more. To book him for your next event, call (800) 890-8095.

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