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There is one area where borrowing continues to explode: student debt. Most notably, the total volume of outstanding student loans in the US has tripled over the past decade to a point where it has now outstripped that credit-card debt, and auto loans.
From 2003-2010, physicians made one malpractice payment for every 1,994 Americans. However, some states had much higher rates.
The dollar just logged its longest winning streak in more than 17 years, rising against a broad basket of currencies for nine straight weeks. It is up over 3% this year and nearly 18% since hitting its 2011 low.
For a billionaire like Mark Cuban, a regular on the TV show Shark Tank, investing in a private company is okay. But not for almost everyone else.
As Scotland moves forward from its rejection of independence, Eric Anderson, MD, profiles a physician who's made a name for himself playing a uniquely Scottish instrument -- the bagpipes.
Employed physicians face a unique set of financial challenges, but a new survey suggests many doctors aren’t fully prepared to face those hurdles.
A bill introduced in Congress this week would shorten the 2015 reporting period for the US Department of Health and Human Services' Electronic Health Records incentive program.
A coalition of 17 medical associations and trade groups is calling on the US Department of Health and Human Services to amend its reporting 2015 requirements for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Program.
The Veterans Administration hopes a new pay scale will help the agency recruit new physicians and dentists and improve the services the embattled agency provides to veterans.
There are many reasons to visit the Baltic States. One is that they are oozing with history and beauty. Another is that they are good value. And lastly, it is interesting to see what these tiny nations are like today after years of domination, the last being Soviet and brutal.
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Ed Rabinowitz
Every individual needs regular physical health check ups. Likewise, physicians and medical practices need to consider financial health check ups. To accomplish the latter, the Financial Health Check Up column provides physicians with pertinent, useful news and information from both a personal and practice management perspective. You can contact Ed Rabinowitz with column ideas or information you'd like to share at edwardr@frontiernet.net.
Louis G. Scatigna, CFP
Lou explains complex fiscal matters and provides straightforward, tough love while stressing the importance of financial responsibility and financial literacy.
Greg Kelly
Greg Kelly, the son and grandson of medical doctors, writes on the financial knowledge he's gleaned from physicians in his personal life and from while he was the editor of Physician's Money Digest from 1994-2005.
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Money Arguments
Have you ever argued with someone about money?
Student Loans
Do you have any regrets about how you financed your/your child's college education?
What is your specialty?
Do money discussions make you uncomfortable?
Have you ever fallen victim to a financial scam?
Social Media
Do you use social media to interact with patients/clients/consumers?
Retirement Savings
What’s your biggest retirement financial concern?
Finance Crisis
It has been five years since the financial crisis. Do you feel more or less financially prepared as a result of the crisis?
Are you feeling burned out?
Real Estate
Would you invest in real estate right now?
Job Satisfaction
What do you consider to be the largest factor for your job satisfaction?
Have you noticed an increase in physician turnover where you work?
Should our political leaders intervene in citizens' health with things like soda taxes?
Have you ever been audited?
How satisfied are you with your EMR/EHR?
Have you been involved in medical malpractice litigation?
Sequestration took effect on Friday; were you surprised Congress wasn't able to make another last-minute deal?
Tax Cheating
Is it acceptable to cheat on your taxes?
EHR Productivity
How long after launching an EHR did it take for your practice to return to full productivity?
Are you comfortable networking and promoting yourself?
Do you think Congress will prevent the across-the-board budget cuts when it's back in session?
Emergency funds
Do you have sufficient emergency funds?
Tax Refund 2013
Will you be receiving a tax refund this year?
Sunshine Act
How well do you know and understand the Sunshine Act?
Money and Relationships
Do you and your significant other discuss finances often?
U.S. stocks recently passed five-year highs; what are your expectations for the rest of 2013?
Have you had any experience with overdiagnosis or misdiagnosis?
Back Taxes
Do you have any back taxes to file?
Online Reviews
Do you check online physician reviews from patients?
What has been your experience with Accountable Care Organizations?
Tax Prep
Have you started thinking about your taxes?
Did you make any New Year's resolutions?
Fiscal Cliff Legislation
Are you happy with the legislation Congress passed to avert the fiscal cliff?
2012 recap
Was 2012 a good year for you financially?
Markets 2013
What are your expectations for the stock market in 2013?
Would you ever in invest in penny stocks?
Do you blog as part of your marketing plan?
Will you still accept Medicare and Medicaid patients in 2013?
How well are you managing work-life balance?
Are you considering retiring abroad?
Fiscal Cliff Coverage
How closely are you following the fiscal cliff story?
How often do you e-prescribe?
End of Year 2012
Have you made all your tax-planning and investment moves for the end of 2012 yet?
Holiday Shopping 2012
Do you go shopping on Black Friday or Cyber Monday for holiday gifts?
SGR 2013
What's the fate of the expected 27% Medicare reimbursement cut?
Fiscal Cliff
Do you think Congress will avert the fiscal cliff by the end of 2012?
Stocks React to Election
How will the stock market react in the week following the election?
Election 2012
Is your mind already made up about the presidential election?
Tax Climate
How is the business tax climate where you live?
Presidential Debate 2012
How do you think President Obama’s poor debate performance will affect the election?
Abbott Laboratories
Should Abbott's Richard Gonzalez get a free pass on the lie about his college degrees considering his 30-plus years of work experience at Abbott?
Retirement Savings
How confident are you that you're currently saving enough to live comfortably during retirement?
Are you happy with the Fed's third round of quantitative easing?
Stocks and Election
The conventions are over and we're into election season. How do you think the stock market will behave until Nov. 7?
Have you seen cost of services go up as independent practices are acquired by hospitals and hospital systems?
Mobile EHR
Would you like to be able to access an EHR from your mobile device?