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PERSONAL FINANCE
Everyone handles their finances, and the stresses that go with them, differently. Understanding your financial personality can help you overcome disadvantages.
People are so reluctant to discuss inheritance planning that they will often wait until a death in the family occurs before broaching the topic.
INVESTING
The stock market is continuing to climb, but there are concerns about an impending market downturn. People may want to start looking elsewhere for smart investments.
Trying to trade based on the whims of Vladimir Putin, a Ukrainian separatist armed with a rocket launcher, or Hamas terrorists is a fool's game.
RETIREMENT/PLANNING
Just because David A. Fleishman, MD, retired did not mean his specialty lost his interest. This former ophthalmic surgeon has become an internationally known expert on the history of vision aids.
Generation X physicians are generally less prepared for retirement than baby boomers because of investment losses, higher debt, and the switch from employer-paid pensions to 401(k) plans. They can catch up, though.
PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
The date for ICD-10 has been officially set (again). The US Department of Health and Human Services finalized Oct. 1, 2015, as the new compliance deadline.
Over the next 2 years, the number of patients receiving care from an accountable care organization is expected to increase by more than 200%, according to a new report.
LIFESTYLE
What are Americans' healthcare dollars really buying? A new study examined the quality of each state's healthcare relative to the cost.
A new car’s resale value automatically drops as soon as it is driven off the lot, but some retain their value a lot better than others.
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COLUMNS
Jeff Brown, MD
Some of the greatest minds in investing recommend buying cheap and keeping an eye on costs and fees that can eat away at a profit.
Shirley Mueller, MD
Studies have found that an advisor can only help so much. The client's own financial knowledge has a large impact on financial perform.
Jon C. Ylinen
Receiving an employment contract can be the most nerve-racking event to date for a new physician. Understanding the contract's basic elements allows physicians to better evaluate their job offers.
Ask the Expert
Financial Future
What do you expect your financial situation to be a year from now?
Money Arguments
Have you ever argued with someone about money?
Student Loans
How long did it take you to pay off your student loans?
Private Practice
Do you think the reported death of private practice has been exaggerated?
Obamacare
Do you think ACA's online marketplaces will succeed or fail?
Money
Do you think you're a frugal person?
2013 Summer Vacation
How much are you planning to spend on vacation this summer?
Twitter Advice
Have you ever given medical or financial advice on Twitter?
Pickpocket
Have you ever fallen victim to pickpockets while on vacation?
Tourists
Do you think your fellow countryman and women are poorly behaved tourists?
Student Loans
Do you have any regrets about how you financed your/your child's college education?
May
Do you subscribe to the investing theory to "Sell in May and go away"?
Specialty
What is your specialty?
Money
Do money discussions make you uncomfortable?
Practice Business
Who handles the business side of your practice?
Gold
Do you think gold's price has recovered from recent volatility or will it fall again?
Deposition
Have you ever been deposed as an expert before?
Payroll Tax
Have you felt the effect of January's payroll tax increase?
Scam
Have you ever fallen victim to a financial scam?
Cost of Living
Would you be willing to move to another state if it meant a cheaper cost of living?
Social Media
Do you use social media to interact with patients/clients/consumers?
Retirement Savings
What’s your biggest retirement financial concern?
Tax Refund
How will you be using your tax refund this year?
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?
Super Bowl
Will you be betting on the Super Bowl this weekend?
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?
V.P. Debate 2012
What did you think of the V.P. debate last week?
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?
Investing
Would you invest in real estate right now?