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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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  • Best of the web: A few back-to-school tips for parents

    Best of the web: A few back-to-school tips for parents

    How to sleep more, read more and control your children’s screen time.

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  • Should you consider an individual pension plan?

    Should you consider an individual pension plan?

    Incorporated physicians can use an individual pension plan (IPP) to reduce taxes and save for retirement

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  • Should you agree to be someone’s executor?

    Should you agree to be someone’s executor?

    If you have been named or asked to be an executor, be sure you understand the full extent of the responsibility.

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  • Doctors and students share their tips on starting the first year of medical school right

    Doctors and students share their tips on starting the first year of medical school right

    Students and physicians discuss what new medical students need to know in order to succeed in their first year.

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  • How to plan for a sabbatical

    How to plan for a sabbatical

    Tips for doctors who are considering taking a sabbatical to combat burnout or to learn new skills.

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  • How to conquer imposter syndrome in medical school and beyond

    How to conquer imposter syndrome in medical school and beyond

    Even well-trained, experienced physicians can suffer from imposter syndrome. Fortunately, there are effective ways to counteract it.

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  • When your child applies for med school: A parent’s financial guide to raising a young doctor

    When your child applies for med school: A parent’s financial guide to raising a young doctor

    Tips for helping your child finance medical school, including RESPs, TFSAs, trusts, life insurance and a student line of credit.

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  • What you need to know about government student grants and loans

    What you need to know about government student grants and loans

    Government student grants and loans can help students finance their medical education.

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  • Incorporated physicians: A heads-up about health and welfare trusts

    Incorporated physicians: A heads-up about health and welfare trusts

    Health and welfare trusts will be discontinued but could be converted to employee life and health trusts.

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  • Rent or buy: What to think about before you decide

    Rent or buy: What to think about before you decide

    Tips for helping medical residents and new-to-practice physicians decide whether to rent or buy a home.

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  • Best of the web: make the most out of your summer

    Best of the web: make the most out of your summer

    Summer ideas and activities for kids, summer reading, and to avoid bedbugs and ticks.

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

    First-time home buyers and the new federal government incentive

    The federal First-Time Home Buyer Incentive will come into effect on September 2, 2019. Here is how the incentive will work.

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