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

  • Finding Opportunities Inside and Outside of Canada

    How adding global diversification can improve your portfolio.

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  • How to Succeed in a Wide Range of Market Conditions

    When selecting a fund manager, look for their ability to perform in all market conditions.

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  • How Alternative Investments Can Help Diversify and Manage Volatility in Your Portfolio

    One of the biggest benefits of alternative investments is offering effective portfolio diversification through low correlation.

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  • When it's time to retire

    When it's time to retire

    Many physicians need a shift in mindset to transition to a new phase of lifeWhen the concept of a paid retirement gained traction in the 1800s, most people saw it as a brief period of rest and...

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  • New passive income rules starting in 2019: What incorporated physicians need to know

    New passive income rules starting in 2019: What incorporated physicians need to know

    The new passive income rules will take effect on January 1, 2019, and could affect many incorporated physicians. Find out how you can avoid some of the consequences.

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  • 5 social media etiquette tips for med students

    Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter provide great opportunities for med students to network, keep up to date on the latest health news, and organize study sessions. But if they're not careful

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  • How to take time off for parental leave, while being a doctor

    How to take time off for parental leave, while being a doctor

    As a doctor, it’s never easy to know the “right” time to start a family: how will you plan a pregnancy or adoption, take time off with a newborn, and still care for patients and a career?As a...

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  • Pay yourself first: A savings strategy that leaves more in your pocket

    Pay yourself first: A savings strategy that leaves more in your pocket

    Time and cash can be in short supply during the demanding years of med school and residency. When it comes to money, you may find it hard enough just to stay ahead of expenses. So how do you plan...

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  • Renewing relationships post retirement

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  • When caregiving gets personal

    Helping aging family members after you retire is an emotional challenge. Here's how to meet itYou've been a caregiver throughout your career. For most physicians that means having meaningful...

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  • Sharing the wealth: why it pays to donate private shares to charity in your estate plan

    If you are an incorporated physician, you can reduce the tax burden on your estate by donating shares from your private corporation

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  • Don't pay more tax than you have to: Use TFSAs as part of your financial plan

    Don't pay more tax than you have to: Use TFSAs as part of your financial plan

    A tax-free savings account (TFSA) is more than just a great way to build wealth: As part of a financial planning strategy, a TFSA can help ensure you don't pay more tax than necessary.TFSAs serve...

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  • Overcoming 5 common hurdles that keep residents from saving money

    After investing so much time and money in medical school, you are no doubt finding residency to be a life-changing start to your professional career. While your paycheque may not be large right...

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  • Should medical residents start saving or pay down debt?

    Most medical students in Canada today will finish school and enter residency with debt, with 46% owing $100,000 or more.1 Residency is often the first chance for physicians-in-training to start...

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  • Medical Residents: Your Top 10 Questions About Lines of Credit Answered

    How is a Medical Student and Resident Line of Credit different from a student loan? Lines of credit and student loans each have two parties: a borrower (that’s you) and a lender. ...

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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.

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  • How to Prioritize Your Goals

    Residency: you’ve accomplished so much to get to this stage. As you approach the end of your medical training, you’re probably thinking about all the things you need to do, including setting up...

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  • Advice or Online Brokerage? Why Not Both?

    Many physicians want to manage their own investments using an online discount brokerage account. Here’s what to expect and why financial advice and financial advisors still matter.

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  • Investing Is Easy—Until It’s Not

    Fintech has made DIY (do-it-yourself) investing easy. You can trade directly or use robo-advisors. But here are the reasons and research why financial advisors are worth the cost.

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  • What to Expect From a Robo-Advisor

    Robo-advisors are the middle ground between direct investing with no service and complete service with a financial advisor. Here’s everything you need to know about robo-advisors.

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