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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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  • How to diversify with global real estate

    How to diversify with global real estate

    If you want to invest in real estate, there are other ways besides buying a home.

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  • Investing in real estate can mean more than buying a home

    Investing in real estate can mean more than buying a home

    Are you interested in the real estate market? Options include purchasing a rental property, REIT units or investing in the global real estate market.

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

    First-time home buyers and the new federal government incentive

    There are many questions surrounding the federal First-Time Home Buyer Incentive. 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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  • Claim your investment fees on your tax return

    Claim your investment fees on your tax return

    Carrying charges are expenses you incur to earn investment income in non-registered accounts: fees to manage or take care of your investments and fees for certain investment advice.

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  • March is Fraud Prevention Month: Here are some tips on protecting yourself from scammers

    March is Fraud Prevention Month: Here are some tips on protecting yourself from scammers

    March is Fraud Prevention Month. Here are some specific tips on how to protect yourself from different types of scams

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  • The money lies that couples tell—and how to stop them

    The money lies that couples tell—and how to stop them

    Financial infidelity can take many forms. People may lie to their partners about finances by keeping private bank accounts and credit cards, or hiding money with family members.

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  • Tax Tips for Medical Students and Residents for the 2018 Tax Year

    Tax Tips for Medical Students and Residents for the 2018 Tax Year

    As a medical student or resident, being aware of things like tax benefits can help reduce the tax you pay and put you ahead financially. Here are some tax tips, including ways to help reduce your tax

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  • Last-minute RRSP tips for physicians on the go

    Last-minute RRSP tips for physicians on the go

    Here are some last minute RRSP tips for physicians, including contribution deadline, contribution limit and advice around spousal RRSPs.

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  • Optimizing your RRSP strategy according to your career stage

    Optimizing your RRSP strategy according to your career stage

    Your RRSP strategy will be different, depending on whether you’re a medical student, resident, practising physician or retired

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