Inflation: The Game is Changing

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by Dr David Phelps


ave you ever been to a sporting event where one team seems to be doing everything right?

 They're outplaying the other team, and when halftime rolls around they are massively ahead.

But at halftime, what happens? The teams go back to their lockers and talk with the coaches and strategists. The team that's struggling tries to figure out what they need to change, what strategies they can implement to offset the obstacles they’re encountering.

The key point is: When the game is changing, you have to change your strategies.

Nothing else works. If you're not willing to change the way you're playing the game, you might as well just go home. You might as well just put up the white flag and leave.

Well, what game am I talking about in real life?

I'm talking about your financial future. I'm talking about everything you’ve worked hard for and continue to work hard for, to create security and peace of mind about your future – particularly after you decide you're going to move away from your active income.

It could be selling your practice or your business, and for some it’s sooner and others later, but nevertheless to get to that point where you have peace of mind and security… the rules of the game are changing, and changing drastically.

Just look at this past year. The amount of stimulus the Federal Reserve has pumped into the economy in response to the COVID pandemic has been many multiples of the amount in response to the 2008 crisis. Will that change the financial game going forward?

It is already changing the market. Inflation in April of this year jumped up to 4.2%, greater than the average annual inflation going all the way back to the ‘80s.

Here’s the big problem: Your financial advisor has never played this game before.

Whoever you look to to guide you through these waters, unless they're seventy years or older, they don't know how to navigate the sort of inflation that happened back in the ‘70s and early ‘80s. They’ve never worked their models through it.

If we start to see the same sort of inflation that we saw back then, most financial advisors won’t know how to change your portfolio. If you stay with their traditional Wall Street model, you're going to be in trouble.

Historically, during periods of high inflation like the ‘70s, the traditional Wall Street investments (stocks, bonds, cash) all severely underperform when compared to the real returns on tangible assets like real estate and commodities.

If you're not making changes to your gameplan right now, you will come out from halftime and lose the game.

Most financial advisors deal with the micro of what's going on right now in the markets: “Are my accounts up today, or are they down?”

In Freedom Founders, we have a totally different model based on what I know from four decades of experience. I don't play that micro game. I'm a long game player, and I hope you are too, because that's really the only way to win the game.

Forty years ago, in 1980, I bought my first rental property. I didn't know what I was doing other than the basic understanding that I wanted to own an asset that would produce income. Fifteen years later I had enough passive income to not work. I learned from great people and developed a model that has enabled me to build wealth through market cycles that went up, sideways, and down.

Coming out of the 2008 recession, between 2010 and 2016, I more than doubled my personal net worth – not by working harder but by working smarter. I put myself in a position with access points to the market to buy assets on sale.

Now, I don't know how you can do that on Wall Street because I don't have insider information. It's too big of a game, but on the street through alternative investing it's very possible.

With that model, I've been able to help hundreds of other doctors, dentists, and business owners build their game plan, not only to defend against the volatility in the market ahead but actually be positioned to take advantage of those market opportunities. That's what we do in Freedom Founders. We curate alternative investing opportunities to create passive income for dentists and other high income professionals.

If you're interested in designing the course of your future, and having the peace of mind and security that you should demand in your life – you've got to take control.

Freedom Founders is where you learn to take control and become your own financial advocate. 


Remember, it's about your Freedom. Take steps to secure it now.

P.S. Whenever you’re ready, here are some other ways I can help fast track you to your Freedom goal (you’re closer than you think) :

1. Schedule a Call with My Team:

If you’d like to replace your active practice income with passive investment income within 2-3 years, and you have at least $1M in available capital (can include residential/practice equity or practice sale), then schedule a call with my team. If it looks like there is a mutual fit, you’ll have the opportunity to attend one of our upcoming member events as a guest.

2. Get Your Free Retirement Scorecard:

Benchmark your retirement and wealth-building against hundreds of other practice professionals, and get personalized feedback on your biggest opportunities and leverage points. Go to to take the 3 minute assessment and get your scorecard.

3. Ready to Step Away?

“How Much is Enough?” This simple question keeps hard-working professionals at the hamster wheel of active income far longer than they need to be. Watch this free training, and discover a proven model for determining how much you really need before hanging up the handpiece!

4. Apply To Visit The Mastermind:

If you’d like to join dozens of dentists, docs, and practice professionals on the fast track to Freedom (3-5 years or less), visit to apply for a guest seat.

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