As a physician just starting your career, should you use your money to invest or to pay down debt? It’s an important question. In this MD Quick Clinic, you will see how an MD Advisor will help you: • Create a strategy • Pay down debts • Seize investment opportunities • Track your progress MD Financial Management is owned by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and offers expert total financial management advice to physician members of the CMA, from medical students and residents to practicing and retired physicians.
New Physicians: It Pays to Save Early
As you’re establishing your career, you may not have a lot of money to invest. You may also be facing a lar...
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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.
How to Prioritize Your Goals
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One Resident’s Plan to Get Financially Fit
When Dr. Sarah Liu (not her real name), 26, graduated from the School of Medicine at Queen’s University in 2016, she was shocked to find her debt had grown to $100,000. While this was in line with...
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,...
New Physicians: It Pays to Save Early
As you’re establishing your career, you may not have a lot of money to invest. You may also be facing a large student debt. The one advantage you have is time. When you save and invest money, it...
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.
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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Dr. B, a 29-year-old family physician in Quebec, worries about balancing maternity leave with her financial goals.
Is incorporation the right choice?
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Tackle Your Debt by Managing Your Cash Flow
To tackle your debt, start with a plan, get to know your net cash flow, follow this debt reduction plan: analyze your monthly cash flow, set your debt-reduction targets, create and monitor your plan.
Pay Down Medical School Debt or Invest? Five Steps to Finding a Balance That Works for You
For a physician new in practice, like you, paying down debt versus investing is an important consideration when deciding whether to invest in a registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) or...
Reducing Your Debt: Key Questions and Answers
What are some tips for reducing your debt? Learn more about debt consolidation, credit reports, credit history, credit scores and whether you should pay off debt or invest.
Plan “D”: Your Post-Divorce Financial Plan
Many people think physicians are more likely to be divorced than people in other professions—perhaps due to physicians' long hours and stressful work. However, recent data from the U.S. suggest...
Five Financial Topics Every Couple Should Discuss
You’ve found your romantic match, but are you financially compatible? Talking about money can be hard—but it’s one of the most important conversations a couple should have. Discovering how your...
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