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Mike Kapsh

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Is it Time to "Fire" Some of Your Stock Holdings?

You have to be the boss when it comes to your portfolio and that means being willing to sell stocks that aren't adding to your bottom line. How can you know whether or not it's a good time to let go of a stock?


SHIRLEY MUELLER, MD

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The Physiological Processes that Drive Financial Decisions

Neuroeconomics is an emerging field that uses economics and neuroscience to better understand the financial decisions that we make. Behavioral economics, which incorporates elements of psychology, is also helping us better understand monetary behavior.


John D. Zelem, MD, FACS

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Should Physicians Document Only for Other Physicians?

With the advent of ongoing audits for medical necessity and accurate coding, whose documentation is being scrutinized to ensure that the medical services being provided are reasonable and necessary? The answer: physicians.


Sam Winkler, CPA,

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Tax Planning Tips to Achieve Maximum Tax Savings

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.


Kathryn M. Walsh, CPA, JD

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Cash is King, Especially at Year End

There are several techniques that can be utilized to reduce and even eliminate the growing disparity between cash and the year end bonus amount; thereby reducing the need for borrowing and loans.


Roccy DeFrancesco, JD, CWPP, CAPP, CMP

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The Importance of Beta on Your Investing

It is a good idea to understand investing concepts like Beta so that you can have a more informed discussion with whomever you choose to receive investment/retirement planning advice from.


Kate Gamble

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Do New Year's Resolutions Ever Work?

There's something about Jan. 1 that makes us all want to live healthier lifestyles. But do we actually make good on these promises? Here's what the statistics tell us.


J. Michael Martin

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Stocks Aren't Cheap

The S&P 500 is trading at 30 times estimated 2009 earnings, not the low P/E Wall Street claims, that was light on stocks in 2008 and still is now.


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.