Should you invest in a TFSA or an RRSP? It’s a question we might all ask but one that’s especially relevant for physicians just starting their careers. In this MD Quick Clinic, you will see how an MD Advisor will help you: • Understand the unique tax advantages of RRSPs and TFSAs • Define your short- and long-term goals • Balance TFSAs and RRSPs with other financial opportunities that are available to physicians • Design a portfolio with your specific situation in mind • Provide the sound advice you need to invest wisely every step of the way MD Financial Management is owned by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and offers expert total financial management advice to physician members of the CMA, from medical students and residents to practicing and retired physicians.
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Staying in Control: Emotional Investing
Market volatility can make us feel uncomfortable, which may cloud our investment decisions. Here are some common investing pitfalls that are driven by emotion, and ways to avoid them.
Alternative Investments Explained
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TFSAs: Tackling Your Most Frequently Asked Questions
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Mindfulness Techniques to Help Physicians De-Stress
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What to Expect From a Robo-Advisor
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Can a young physician start a family and avoid debt?
Dr. B, a 29-year-old family physician in Quebec, worries about balancing maternity leave with her financial goals.
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Is incorporation the right choice?
Dr. A, a 37-year-old family physician in Toronto, wonders whether incorporation is a worthwhile strategy.
No More Income Sprinkling? Other Ways to Split Income
New reasonableness tests will constrain or eliminate income sprinkling for incorporated physicians. Here are some other eincome-splitting strategies to consider to reduce taxes or save for retirement.
RRSPs and TFSAs in Action: Case Studies at Different Life Stages
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