Foundation Doctors

Since 2005 we have been working with those in the early stages of their medical careers with one focus…to help you improve your financial situation.

Our number one tip for those at this stage of their career is good habits! Habits whether good or bad are powerful. If you start to save straight away you will become used to putting away a sum of money each month. Do this from your first pay check and you should be in a better position to achieve your goals. If you save at the end of the month instead of the beginning most people don’t get anywhere.

Click on the following headings to see how we can help in your areas of need.

By sitting with you and carefully accounting for all your spending throughout each year we can accurately assess what disposable income you should have on a monthly basis. We have worked with hundreds of medics to help them achieve their goals.

This exercise helps to achieve two things:

The first is that it reduces the risk of making your debts situation worse. The second is that we use the money you don’t spend each month to help achieve the goals you have for the future.

Debts need careful and bespoke planning. In our experience we have seen many people blindly paying off debts with no forethought as to the real cost. We need to look at each debt individually together and decide on the best course of action. There are good debts, bad debts and toxic debts. Which do you have?

You more than likely have heard that doctors need and should have income protection. Our clients tell us that is a common topic of conversation around the hospital. Many will sign up for them in the final university year (because of a free book or photo frame!) but not assess whether this is a good quality plan.

Our role here is to talk with you about your potential career path and then help you find a solution that works for you as an individual taking your budget and circumstances in to account.

Usually junior doctors have two common savings goals; An amount of money set aside for unforeseen expenditure (an emergency fund) and a house deposit.

An emergency fund of 3 times your monthly expenditure is essential. If the car breaks down and you have no cash savings the bill is going to go on a credit card or overdraft. This makes you take a backwards step away from wealth and costs you more than the actual bill because of interest payments.

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.