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  • Doctors and students share their tips on starting the first year of medical school right

    Doctors and students share their tips on starting the first year of medical school right

    Students and physicians discuss what new medical students need to know in order to succeed in their first year.

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  • How to plan for a sabbatical

    How to plan for a sabbatical

    Tips for doctors who are considering taking a sabbatical to combat burnout or to learn new skills.

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  • How to conquer imposter syndrome in medical school and beyond

    How to conquer imposter syndrome in medical school and beyond

    Even well-trained, experienced physicians can suffer from imposter syndrome. Fortunately, there are effective ways to counteract it.

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  • When your child applies for med school: A parent’s financial guide to raising a young doctor

    When your child applies for med school: A parent’s financial guide to raising a young doctor

    Tips for helping your child finance medical school, including RESPs, TFSAs, trusts, life insurance and a student line of credit.

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  • What you need to know about government student grants and loans

    What you need to know about government student grants and loans

    Government student grants and loans can help students finance their medical education.

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  • Incorporated physicians: A heads-up about health and welfare trusts

    Incorporated physicians: A heads-up about health and welfare trusts

    Health and welfare trusts will be discontinued but could be converted to employee life and health trusts.

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  • Rent or buy: What to think about before you decide

    Rent or buy: What to think about before you decide

    Tips for helping medical residents and new-to-practice physicians decide whether to rent or buy a home.

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  • Best of the web: make the most out of your summer

    Best of the web: make the most out of your summer

    Summer ideas and activities for kids, summer reading, and to avoid bedbugs and ticks.

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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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  • Are you taking the right vacations? How to make the most of your down time

    Are you taking the right vacations? How to make the most of your down time

    Tips for physicians on taking vacations that leave them feeling rested and regenerated.

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  • What physicians need to know about owning U.S. property

    What physicians need to know about owning U.S. property

    Canadians who own investment property in the U.S. may have to pay U.S. estate taxes.

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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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  • Before You Buy a Home: 5 Questions for New Physicians

    Before You Buy a Home: 5 Questions for New Physicians

    If you’re a new physician thinking of buying a home, here are some things to consider. When should you buy? What is your debt level? How much can you afford?

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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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  • Why we’re inspired by Canada’s physicians

    Why we’re inspired by Canada’s physicians

    Every Canadian has a reason to be grateful to a physician. To mark National Physicians’ Day, we asked some of our people what inspires them.

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  • Med students: Getting ready to file your 2018 tax return

    Med students: Getting ready to file your 2018 tax return

    If you’re a med student or resident, you may think there’s no need to file a tax return, but you might be surprised at the benefits filing can provide. Here are some simple steps to get organized.

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  • 5 tax tips you may not know about

    5 tax tips you may not know about

    Optimize your tax return: file your tax return early, adjust your tax return for missed credits and deductions and claim the home accessibility credit, disability tax credit and medical expenses.

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  • Your tax return: How to claim the home accessibility credit

    Your tax return: How to claim the home accessibility credit

    The home accessibility tax credit helps make homes safer and more accessible for people with disabilities and the elderly. Claim up to $10,000 each year for a tax savings of $1,500.]

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