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With a focus on personal finance for physicians, our articles offer unique insights about topics that matter to you.

  • Top 7 things that physicians need to know about RRSPs

    Top 7 things that physicians need to know about RRSPs

    Get the basics on RRSP contribution deadline, RRSP contribution amount, and understand the tax savings.

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  • Tips from colleagues for physicians who have to work over the holidays

    Tips from colleagues for physicians who have to work over the holidays

    Wellness tips if you are a physician who has to work over the holidays.

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

    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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  • Before you incorporate: Five terms you need to know

    Before you incorporate: Five terms you need to know

    If you’re thinking ahead to your medical practice and whether to incorporate, you may realize that you need to learn a whole new vocabulary in order to follow the ins and outs!

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  • How to budget with the burrito exchange rate

    How to budget with the burrito exchange rate

    Often the thing that prevents you from developing a budget is the very first step: looking at your overall spending.

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  • Medical residents: The ABCs of filing a tax return

    Medical residents: The ABCs of filing a tax return

    Easy steps to filing your tax return for medical residents.

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  • Medical residents: 3 questions you may have about filing your tax return

    Medical residents: 3 questions you may have about filing your tax return

    Tax tips you might not know about when filing your tax return.

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  • Transition to practice: “You’re welcome, future self!”

    Transition to practice: “You’re welcome, future self!”

    Here’s how to ensure your transition from residency to practice sets you up for future success.

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  • Post-divorce, a physician mom adjusts her family-friendly plan

    Post-divorce, a physician mom adjusts her family-friendly plan

    In this MD Financial Management series, we talk to physicians about what gives them confidence in financial planning for the future. *Real-life stories have names changed to protect privacy.

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  • Crafting your next chapter: Pursuing a fulfilling retirement

    Crafting your next chapter: Pursuing a fulfilling retirement

    Checking items off your retirement “bucket list” of activities doesn’t necessarily contribute to a fulfilling life.

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  • Is your corporate legacy a gift to the government? How to avoid double taxation

    Is your corporate legacy a gift to the government? How to avoid double taxation

    If you have a corporation without a capable executor, you could be subject to double taxation.

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  • So you’re incorporated: Five terms you need to know

    So you’re incorporated: Five terms you need to know

    If you are a newly incorporated physician, make sure you understand these five incorporation terms.

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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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  • Is incorporation right for you?

    Is incorporation right for you?

    If you are thinking of incorporating your medical practice, here are five questions to ask yourself.

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  • Five tips to get retirement ready

    Five tips to get retirement ready

    Here’s 5 tips that you can use now to keep your retirement plans on track.

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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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  • Physicians in Quebec: Juggling a medical career with having a baby

    Physicians in Quebec: Juggling a medical career with having a baby

    Everything you want to know about maternity leave, parental leave and parent benefits in Quebec.

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  • Don’t miss out: Follow these steps to get your B.C. Contributory Professional Retirement Savings Plan benefit

    Don’t miss out: Follow these steps to get your B.C. Contributory Professional Retirement Savings Plan benefit

    Steps for physicians to follow to get their B.C. Contributory Professional Retirement Savings Plan benefit, or CPRSP benefit.

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  • B.C. physicians: Are you leaving retirement savings on the table?

    B.C. physicians: Are you leaving retirement savings on the table?

    The Contributory Professional Retirement Savings Plan (CPRSP) is a benefit available to doctors in British Columbia.

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