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  • Proposed Tax Changes, At A Glance

    Proposed Tax Changes, At A Glance

    Wondering what the proposed tax changes on private corporations are? Here is MD Financial Management’s quick snapshot of the proposals. 1. Income Sprinkling Pre-2017 tax rules ...

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  • Overcoming 5 common hurdles that keep residents from saving money

    After investing so much time and money in medical school, you are no doubt finding residency to be a life-changing start to your professional career. While your paycheque may not be large right...

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  • World Cup scores, trade wars and other costly spectacles

    World Cup scores, trade wars and other costly spectacles

    As people gather to watch the “beautiful game” of World Cup football this week, an ugly clash of nations has also become a spectator sport: escalating trade wars. While the United States failed to...

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  • Why you may want to diversify with emerging market equities

    Why you may want to diversify with emerging market equities

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  • Sector Scan: Finding the shine in materials

    Sector Scan: Finding the shine in materials

    My career started in the late 90s. We were nearing the end of the technology stock bubble and I was looking for the next opportunity.  My analysis pointed towards commodities—there was a...

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  • Subadvisor Spotlight: What Rock N’ Roll Can Teach Us About Investing

    Subadvisor Spotlight: What Rock N’ Roll Can Teach Us About Investing

    MD Financial Management’s global sub-advisors are hired for their investment philosophy, asset management expertise, investment research, innovation and, above all, their great people. In this...

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  • Sector Scan: Despite Recent Challenges, Tech Continues to Outpace Other Sectors

    Sector Scan: Despite Recent Challenges, Tech Continues to Outpace Other Sectors

    This MD Blog post was written in collaboration with my colleague Mark Fairbairn, Assistant Vice President with the Investment Management and Strategy team here at MD. Earlier in the year, up to 87...

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  • What Kind of MD Investor are You?

    What Kind of MD Investor are You?

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  • Royal Wedding Bells a Boon for the U.K.’s Economy?

    Royal Wedding Bells a Boon for the U.K.’s Economy?

    When Harry and Meghan tie the knot on Saturday in St. George’s Chapel inside Windsor Castle, it’s estimated that over three billion people will watch the ceremony on television and social media....

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  • How to Prioritize Your Goals

    Residency: you’ve accomplished so much to get to this stage. As you approach the end of your medical training, you’re probably thinking about all the things you need to do, including setting up...

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  • Medical students’ most-asked money questions1:56

    Medical students’ most-asked money questions

    Henry Annan, a final year medical student at Dalhousie University, talks with Leah Aulenbach, financial consultant with MD Management Ltd. about the common questions she gets from medical students abo

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  • Advice or Online Brokerage? Why Not Both?

    Many physicians want to manage their own investments using an online discount brokerage account. Here’s what to expect and why financial advice and financial advisors still matter.

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  • Investing Is Easy—Until It’s Not

    Fintech has made DIY (do-it-yourself) investing easy. You can trade directly or use robo-advisors. But here are the reasons and research why financial advisors are worth the cost.

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  • What to Expect From a Robo-Advisor

    Robo-advisors are the middle ground between direct investing with no service and complete service with a financial advisor. Here’s everything you need to know about robo-advisors.

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  • When is the right time to retire?

    How One Physician is Transitioning to Retirement. Dr. C, a 62-year-old family physician, the answer may be: not yet.

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  • How Medical Residents Can Develop Good Financial Habits

    If you are a medical resident in debt, should you start saving and investing? Here’s why you need to understand your debt and cash flow and set up a savings and investment plan.

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  • Staying in Control: Emotional Investing

    Market volatility can make us feel uncomfortable, which may cloud our investment decisions. Here are some common investing pitfalls that are driven by emotion, and ways to avoid them.

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  • Federal Budget’s New Proposed Rules: A Primer for Medical Residents

    Federal Budget’s New Proposed Rules: A Primer for Medical Residents

    This primer will help you grasp the basics behind incorporating a medical practice and understand how the proposed tax changes in the 2018 federal budget could affect you in the future.

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  • No More Income Sprinkling? Other Ways to Split Income

    No More Income Sprinkling? Other Ways to Split Income

    New reasonableness tests will constrain or eliminate income sprinkling for incorporated physicians. Here are some other eincome-splitting strategies to consider to reduce taxes or save for retirement.

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  • RRSPs and TFSAs in Action: Case Studies at Different Life Stages

    These case studies look at how you can effectively use RRSPs and TFSAs to maximize benefits by looking at key factors such as age, career stage of physicians or specific financial goals.

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  • Mindfulness Techniques to Help Physicians De-Stress

    Mindfulness Techniques to Help Physicians De-Stress

    Are you overwhelmed, stressed, or distracted by thoughts of the past or the future? Mindfulness can help to re-focus you on the present moment and bring a sense of calm to your mood.

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