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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...
A smart practice: Splitting income to keep more of your money
Income splitting is a tax strategy that allows a higher-income earning spouse to equalize their income with their lower-income earning partner to effectively lower their overall tax bill.
Sector Scan: A hot day in Paris
The risks of climate change are real. Here’s how the power sector and other industries are moving quickly to reduce carbon emissions—and why that’s good news for you as an investor
No big surprise as U.S. Fed holds rate steady
The U.S. Federal Reserve decided to keep their target interest rate range at 2.00% - 2.25%. But we can expect further hikes soon as the Fed makes it clear that economic conditions warrant it.
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...
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...
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
Automated Investing with MD ExO Direct
MD ExO Direct offers simplified, cost-effective, goal-driven investing that’s entirely automated and online, with access to a dedicated advisory team.
Why you may want to diversify with emerging market equities
Biting into Apple’s new iPhones and why we’re still underweight
Investors and enthusiasts alike watched closely as Apple unveiled its latest iPhones. MD Financial Management takes a closer look at Apple’s business and future prospects.
Opa! Greece declares financial independence
Greece finally ends its bailout, symbolizing the end of the European debt crisis. Things are improving but issues like ongoing austerity measures, debt repayment and unemployment still linger.
What Kind of MD Investor are You?
MD Financial Management Announces MD Platinum™
MD Platinum™ is an exclusive new opportunity for MD Private Investment Counsel clients. The MD Platinum Global Private Equity Pool offers private equity investments with a low minimum investment.
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.
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
Alternative assets may include investments such as private equity, commodities such as gold, infrastructure, real estate, and artwork. They often contribute to better portfolio diversification.
TFSAs: Tackling Your Most Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the most commonly asked or frequently asked questions about tax-free savings accounts (TFSA). How to open a TFSA, what to hold in a TFSA, withdrawing from a TFSA.
Mindfulness Techniques to Help Physicians De-Stress
Are you overwhelmed, stressed, or distracted by thoughts of the past or the future? Mindfulness can help to re-focus you on the present moment and bring a sense of calm to your mood.
Three Things You Should Know About RESPs
A post-secondary education is an important asset for participating in a modern economy, but getting one can be expensive. When you add up the costs of tuition, school-related fees, books,...
Investing Is Easy—Until It’s Not