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

  • Meeting with an MD Advisor: What to expect

    Meeting with an MD Advisor: What to expect

    So you want help getting your finances in order and preparing for your future? Here's what to expect when you meet with an MD Advisor.

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  • The Moldenhauer Family: Optimizing taxes and protecting their wealth

    The Moldenhauer Family: Optimizing taxes and protecting their wealth

    As MD Signature clients, the Moldenhauers receive an elevated level of personalized financial advice and comprehensive service. See the service in action.

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  • The Kaminsky Family: Transferring their wealth tax-effectively

    The Kaminsky Family: Transferring their wealth tax-effectively

    As MD Signature clients, the Kaminskys would receive an elevated level of personalized financial advice and comprehensive service. See the service in action.

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  • Planned charitable gifts: What you can donate, and the tax benefits

    Planned charitable gifts: What you can donate, and the tax benefits

    A planned charitable gift is a thoughtful way to give. The charity benefits from your gift, while you or your estate benefits from tax savings. Learn more.

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  • TFSAs: Tackling your most frequently asked questions

    TFSAs: Tackling your most frequently asked questions

    Tax-free savings accounts were designed to help Canadians save better. Learn about the requirements and many benefits of owning a TFSA with our handy guide.

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  • Mortgage default insurance: What homebuyers need to know

    Mortgage default insurance: What homebuyers need to know

    Looking to buy a home? Here’s an overview of down payment, mortgage default insurance and the changes that are coming from the CMHC.

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  • How to repair your retirement plan after COVID-19

    How to repair your retirement plan after COVID-19

    As a physician, have your retirement savings taken a hit due to fewer patients and higher expenses? You can still meet your goals by adjusting your financial plan.

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  • How to talk to your children about their inheritance

    How to talk to your children about their inheritance

    It’s a good idea to share at least some of your wealth transfer plans with your adult children. Here are some tips for how to start the conversation.

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  • Should you dissolve your medical practice corporation when you retire?

    Should you dissolve your medical practice corporation when you retire?

    Approaching retirement? Learn whether it can be better to dissolve your medical professional corporation or convert it into a holding company.

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  • CERB, CEWS and CEBA: Top 15 questions from physicians

    CERB, CEWS and CEBA: Top 15 questions from physicians

    We’ve compiled a list of the most popular questions about these three government programs and how they apply to physicians, their teams, and their families.

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  • 5 questions about creating an emergency fund during the COVID-19 pandemic

    5 questions about creating an emergency fund during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Is it possible to create an emergency fund during the pandemic? For some people, now might be one of the best times to get started. Learn how.

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  • Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: What physicians in group practices need to know

    Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: What physicians in group practices need to know

    Physicians in group practice may be eligible to receive the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. Learn more about the program, including how to apply for it.

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  • COVID-19 financial support: What do Canadian physicians qualify for?

    COVID-19 financial support: What do Canadian physicians qualify for?

    If you’re a physician whose income has been reduced due to the COVID-19 outbreak, learn which government financial support measures you may be eligible for.

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  • Are you rethinking risk in these turbulent times?

    Are you rethinking risk in these turbulent times?

    When stock markets fall — as they did during the COVID-19 pandemic — it can be an opportunity to ask whether you've overestimated your risk tolerance. Learn more.

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  • Tax returns are due June 1: What you need to know

    Tax returns are due June 1: What you need to know

    The deadline for filing your 2019 tax return is June 1, 2020, and it’s fast approaching. Read our tax deadlines at a glance to make sure you’re prepared.

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  • Home office expenses: Work remotely and save on taxes

    Home office expenses: Work remotely and save on taxes

    You can save on taxes if you work from home and meet certain requirements. Learn what tax deductions you might be eligible for.

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  • Estate planning checklist: Everything you need to know

    Estate planning checklist: Everything you need to know

    Whether you need to create a new estate plan or update an existing one, review our checklist to make sure you've got what you need.

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  • Working more because of COVID-19? Things to think about with the jump in earnings

    Working more because of COVID-19? Things to think about with the jump in earnings

    Some physicians are working more than usual during the pandemic. Here are some financial considerations to be aware of and opportunities to explore.

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  • COVID-19 support measures: At a glance

    COVID-19 support measures: At a glance

    Here’s our roundup of the economic measures that the federal government has announced so far to support Canadians affected financially by the COVID-19 outbreak.

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  • COVID-19: Do you need help from medical students?

    COVID-19: Do you need help from medical students?

    Med students across Canada are helping with grocery runs, office work and more. If you’re a physician or nurse who needs help, fill out the form for your community.

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