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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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  • Med students: having a plan is key to avoiding money stress

    Med students: having a plan is key to avoiding money stress

    Medical students can take control of their money by managing their debt and spending as early as possible. Working with a financial advisor can also go a long way.

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  • Where will “home” be after you retire?

    Where will “home” be after you retire?

    Dr. Amy D’Aprix outlines why anticipating your future living needs is key to avoiding the stress of a forced move in your retirement years.

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  • Retirement is more than working on your bucket list

    Retirement is more than working on your bucket list

    Dr. Amy D’Aprix explores how investing in relationships, planning and being realistic can help you achieve much more from your retirement than just checking items off from your bucket list.

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  • Redefining relationships in retirement

    Redefining relationships in retirement

    Dr. Amy D’Aprix outlines why clear and honest communication, managing expectations and adjusting to changing dynamics can help physicians achieve a happy and healthy retirement.

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  • Navigating family dynamics as a high-income earner

    Navigating family dynamics as a high-income earner

    As a first in family doctor, your relatives may expect you to help them out financially. Here are some of the best approaches to facilitating these conversations.

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  • Adapting to health challenges after retirement

    Adapting to health challenges after retirement

    Dr. Amy D’Aprix outlines how a proactive but realistic approach to your health is essential to successfully adapting to health challenges in your retirement.

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  • Incorporated physicians and RRSPs: The impact of the new passive income rules

    Incorporated physicians and RRSPs: The impact of the new passive income rules

    Incorporated physicians can save for retirement through their corporation and RRSPs. The new passive income rules could impact your strategy.

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  • Healthy habits advice for physicians: A curated list for 2019

    Healthy habits advice for physicians: A curated list for 2019

    Physicians are so caught up in work and other demands that many don’t make time to care for themselves. Mental and physical health and wellness is a growing concern in the medical profession, with man

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  • Four tips to help you manage your finances

    For new in practice physicians, setting up a debt repayment plan – and tracking where money is being spent – is a crucial step toward financial well-being. Now that you’re finally making an income,

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  • Financing your education

    The cost of your medical education will depend on the school you attend and your personal living expenses—both of which vary significantly across the country. And the amount of debt you graduate with

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  • Five tax tips for medical residents

    As a medical resident, being aware of the tax benefits that you may qualify for can help minimize the taxes you pay.

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