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Dana Hollinger, JD

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How to Save for Retirement with Asset-protected Tax-deductible Dollars

In order for a physician business owner to survive and thrive, they must focus on three tax issues: deductions, asset protection, and flexibility in plan design.


Rebecca Coelius

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Keeping Patients Healthy Outside the Office

One of the great promises of health technology is the ability to monitor patients' status outside of the office.


Randy Pinnow, CPA

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Are You Ready for EHR? Is Your Vendor?

A look at how EHR certification of vendors may impact physicians' medical practices as they prepare to select and implement an EHR.


Marc Lichtenfeld, InvestmentU

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The One Factor That's More Important Than Your Annual Return

It is common wisdom that the longer you have to invest, the more risk you can take - because if you lose money, you have plenty of time to make it up. And that's true. But that's not the full story.


Edward Pullen, MD

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Voice Contact Supplementing Eye Contact, and other EMR Techniques that Work

Still fretting over how to maintain sufficient eye contact during a patient visit with your new EMR? Dr. Pullen has been using one in the exam room since 1997 and says though it is different, it doesn't have to be less satisfying.


Roccy DeFrancesco, JD

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Doctor's 419 Plan Deduction Denied

Even now people are still experiencing the fallout from using 419 plans years ago. And the lessons seems to be that if a structure sounds too good to be true, it just might be.


Sean Johnson

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10 Smartphone Apps Everyone Can Use

We often cover smartphone apps that help you do your job better, but we know even doctors need some downtime. With that in mind, we've compiled a list of the great apps that can be used daily by just about anyone.


Paul Fleenor, DO

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Volunteering Your Specialty For Children Around the World

Paul Fleenor, DO, volunteers with Connecting Kids with Care to provide orphans and other underserved individuals better access to quality health care.


Brian Luster

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Want to Avoid a Malpractice Lawsuit? Think Like an Attorney

Physicians who'll thrive best in the future will be those most prepared for vexing, unwarranted, and time-consuming malpractice suits. To join their ranks, use these safe, inexpensive, proven malpractice defense strategies.



David Robinson, CFP®

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Personal Liability Risks You May Be Overlooking

Medical professionals are naturally mindful of the risk of claims on their assets, but many wrongly assume that having adequate professional malpractice insurance is protection enough. They’re overlooking other types of claims — those having nothing to do with their professional practices.


Larry Roby

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The 6 Documents You Need for Your Estate Plan Playbook

The number of retirees is surging. The last thing pre-retirees want to do at this stage of their lives is to fumble while in the red zone of their retirement date.



Stephanie Kirchgaessner

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Health Care Insurers Cut Costs by Excluding Top Hospitals

People buying insurance plans under "Obamacare" will have limited access to some of the leading U.S. hospitals, including two renowned cancer centers, as insurers try to cut costs.


Tom Kosky

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The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastinating on saving for your retirement, even by five years, can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars during your golden years. Regardless of your income, you cannot afford to not participate in retirement programs.


Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News

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Study: Consumer Choice Doesn't Significantly Lower Healthcare Spending

A new study throws cold water on the popular idea that consumers can save themselves and the healthcare system loads of money if they become savvier shoppers for healthcare services.


Robert J. Lindner

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The Missing Piece of the Portfolio Puzzle

As alternative investments, managed futures values have a low or negative correlation to traditional investments and can fortify portfolios against the kind of market events that we experienced in 2008.


Adam Braunscheidel, CFP

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Time in the Market: More Important than Timing the Market

Despite watching the market rise, the bigger issue with transitioning your portfolio to cash is that, when trying to time the markets, you must be right twice.


Diana Fancher, DNP, MBA, RN

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Insurance Exchanges Upheld in Court

A victory in court rejects a challenge to the ACA's health care marketplaces.


William J. Nedza, CFP

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What Does Comprehensive Financial Planning Mean to You?

“Financial Planning” and “Financial Planner” can have various and sometimes misleading meanings.


Marie Daghlian

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Fitness and Personal Health Apps Could Pose Privacy Nightmare

Currently, fitness data gathered and stored by wearable fitness trackers, can potentially be sold to third parties, like employers, insurance providers, and other companies, without the users' knowledge or consent.


Dave Fessler

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Five Reasons to Invest in American Energy

Right now global growth in unconventional oil and gas is a pipe dream. The action, profits and share growth are all happening with companies right here in the United States.


Carole C. Foos

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Four Tax-Saving Ideas You Can, and Should, Do Now

As a physician, your income likely puts you in the top marginal federal income tax bracket. There are four ways to potentially save taxes, and you should look into them now.


Boyle J. Henderson, Jr. CPA

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Year-End Giving Ideas

As the end of another calendar year approaches you may find yourself with a desire to give to a specific charity or perhaps the need for a tax deduction.


Sonu Shukla, CPA, CFP

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How to Prevent Embezzlement in Your Practice

Healthcare practices continue to suffer from embezzlement problems. While there is no such thing as a perfect system to prevent embezzlers, there are ways to deter them.


Matthew DiQuollo

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Long-Term Investing Goals Will Serve Well

It's difficult to do, but you should try to stay focused on your long-term goals and investments. However, studies show investors let their emotions dictate when they buy and sell.


Michael A. Doran

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Nervous Investors Await Jobless Report

Friday's unemployment numbers are being watched closely by investors and unless surprising strength in the labor market emerges, it could bring the stock market back from September's heady run. Pressure has become broad-based, such that all 10 major sectors in the broader market are now in the red.


Kevin Matras

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5 Careful Ways to Win with Options

The real advantage with options is the opportunity to make money if a stock goes up, down and, depending on your strategy, even sideways.


Jason M. O’Dell, CWM

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Four Tax Tips for Your Portfolio and Your Practice

Between income, capital gains, Medicare, self-employment and other taxes, physicians spend up to 50 percent of their working hours laboring for the IRS and the state. Here are four tax-savings strategies that may help ease the burden.


Larry Elkin, CPA, CFP

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6 Ways to Save on College by Going Against the Herd

Buying a college education is a lot like buying a car. If only one model and color will make you happy, you have no bargaining power. If you are willing to consider any vehicle that can take you where you want to go, there are many opportunities to save money.