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    Black Friday is coming, but don’t lose your head

    How to keep your spending in check through Black Friday and the holiday season

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  • Boost your credit score: A primer for your medical career

    Boost your credit score: A primer for your medical career

    Steps you can take to establish and maintain a good credit score

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  • Anxious about retirement? Three small steps to get your retirement plan up and running

    Anxious about retirement? Three small steps to get your retirement plan up and running

    Retirement represents a significant life transition, and feelings of worry are common among physicians contemplating retirement.

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  • Doctors and retirement: It’s complicated

    Doctors and retirement: It’s complicated

    Talking finance is often seen as taboo for physicians — but that’s starting to change.

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  • Best of the web: Travel edition

    Best of the web: Travel edition

    Ideas for trips, big or small, to go on an adventure and some suggestions to help the planet along the way.

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  • Financing medical school and residency: Understanding your borrowing options

    Financing medical school and residency: Understanding your borrowing options

    Everything you need to know about borrowing for medical school and how lines of credit work.

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  • First-time home buyers and the new federal government incentive

    First-time home buyers and the new federal government incentive

    The federal First-Time Home Buyer Incentive will come into effect on September 2, 2019. Here is how the incentive will work.

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  • Figure out your budget with the burrito exchange rate

    Figure out your budget with the burrito exchange rate

    Budgeting can be boring. Here's a way to budget.

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  • The ultimate guide to financing your medical school education

    The ultimate guide to financing your medical school education

    Paying for medical school can be expensive. Learn about government student loans and student lines of credit.

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  • Spring cleaning? Let’s tackle your financial clutter

    Spring cleaning? Let’s tackle your financial clutter

    If you have financial clutter, here are some tips on decluttering your financial life, including tossing financial papers, consolidating your accounts and paying down debt.

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  • Overcoming 5 common hurdles that keep residents from saving money

    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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  • Should medical residents start saving or pay down debt?

    Should medical residents start saving or pay down debt?

    Most medical students in Canada today will finish school and enter residency with debt, with 46% owing $100,000 or more.1 Residency is often the first chance for physicians-in-training to start...

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  • Medical residents: Your top 10 questions about lines of credit answered

    Medical residents: Your top 10 questions about lines of credit answered

    Learn the difference between loans and lines of credit, how interest is charged and what your repayment options are.

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  • How Getting Through Med School Is Like Summiting Everest, and Four Simple Rules That Can Help

    The path to becoming a physician can be like climbing Mount Everest. It demands unquestioning dedication and effort—but the reward is the fulfillment of a major personal goal.

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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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  • One resident’s plan to get financially fit

    One resident’s plan to get financially fit

    If you're a medical resident with significant medical school debt, consider student-loan forgiveness programs, and learn how to manage your cash flow.

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  • 5 Tips for Reducing Your Travel Costs

    5 Tips for Reducing Your Travel Costs

    Medical school can be expensive for many students, so it’s wise to manage your expenses and cut costs where you can, including travelling costs. Whether you are going to see family or friends,...

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  • New physicians: It pays to save early

    New physicians: It pays to save early

    See how the power of compounding works

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  • Will med school debt derail this student’s goals?

    Will med school debt derail this student’s goals?

    “David,” 24, is borrowing a lot of money for medical school. But a solid plan provides peace of mind.

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  • Financial advice helped this client recover from one financial mistake, and avoid another

    Dr. E counts himself among the lucky ones. After overcoming a financial setback in his early 40s, he nearly made a colossal mistake a decade later that could still be affecting him.

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