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PERSONAL FINANCE
Financial Times columnist Martin Wolf runs through his list of the best economics books published in 2014.
Many physicians have found that having a hobby that will actually pay them can be very beneficial.
Whether you’re hitting the road or flying the friendly skies, the price tag of your holiday travel will likely be significantly affected by the price of gasoline.
INVESTING
For investors, the urge not to panic is extremely difficult. And it’s probably the hardest part of investing for people to learn, adopt and understand.
Self-help guru Tony Robbins is incredibly successful. Forbes estimates his net worth to be $480 million. However, if he ignored his own advice, he’d probably be worth a lot more.
Competition for sure is going to be intense and aggressive pricing may hurt retailers' margins to some extent. Only time will tell which retailer will emerge as the winner and who will bite the dust. Here, we present 3 retail stocks that could enrich your portfolio before you pack your luggage for Christmas holidays.
RETIREMENT/PLANNING
Retiree optimism is up significantly in the fourth quarter, but investors remain more circumspect.
While planning to reduce your taxable income is important, it is equally imperative that you take advantage of the multitude of federal and state tax credits that are available.
Only a minority of Americans now say they plan to retire at or before age 65, according to a newly released study.
PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
At times, every hospital feels like the busiest hospital in the country. Inpatient, outpatient, and emergency cases crisscross the hallways as nurses and doctors run past one another. Which hospitals, though, are actually the busiest in the nation?
Should employed physicians unionize? The question arises as more and more physicians become employees of large organizations.
Issues to consider before accepting offer include compatibility, checking references, financial issues.
LIFESTYLE
Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz's Dr. Mütter's Marvels tells an engaging tale of a medical pioneer.
The amount of time a person spends exercising can have a lot to do with the availability of resources like parks, gyms, and bicycle paths. These cities do the best job of providing and embracing those amenities.
Of all 6 communities we have visited in the Texas Hill District, Fredericksburg is the most German and therefore the best organized.
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COLUMNS
Shirley Mueller, MD
Shirley Mueller, MD is a physician turned financial consultant and investment educator who specializes in guiding clients, both one-on-one and in groups, about how to effectively self-invest using a simple and effective three-step approach
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.
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.
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Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz's Dr. Mütter's Marvels tells an engaging tale of a medical pioneer.
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Dad was a big advocate of the “brief vacation.” And he held that it’s the wise doctor who has a ready escape. Perhaps 8 to 10 times a year, my father would leave behind his concerns (usually work and family) and take a timely trip to where he could loosen up.
While planning to reduce your taxable income is important, it is equally imperative that you take advantage of the multitude of federal and state tax credits that are available.
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PMD Poll
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?
Specialty
What is your specialty?
Money
Do money discussions make you uncomfortable?
Scam
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?
Burnout
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?
Turnover
Have you noticed an increase in physician turnover where you work?
Intervention
Should our political leaders intervene in citizens' health with things like soda taxes?
Audit
Have you ever been audited?
EHR/EMR
How satisfied are you with your EMR/EHR?
Malpractice
Have you been involved in medical malpractice litigation?
Sequestration
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?
Networking
Are you comfortable networking and promoting yourself?
Sequestration
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?
Stocks
U.S. stocks recently passed five-year highs; what are your expectations for the rest of 2013?
Diagnosis
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?
ACO
What has been your experience with Accountable Care Organizations?
Tax Prep
Have you started thinking about your taxes?
Resolutions
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?
Investing
Would you ever in invest in penny stocks?
Marketing
Do you blog as part of your marketing plan?
Medicare/Medicaid
Will you still accept Medicare and Medicaid patients in 2013?
Work-Life
How well are you managing work-life balance?
Retiring
Are you considering retiring abroad?
Fiscal Cliff Coverage
How closely are you following the fiscal cliff story?
E-Prescribing
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?
QE3
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?
Costs
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?