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THE GREATEST CHALLENGE FACING PHYSICIANS IN 2013

By Neil Thomson, Esq. The challenge to physicians for this upcoming year is unprecedented because of the nexus of two major events: transition to primary implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the last minute patchwork deal to avert the immediate effects of a massive tax increase, but not mandated spending cuts or debt. While the transition to the ...

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BLIND FAITH: OUR MISPLACED TRUST IN THE STOCK MARKET AND SMARTER

Blind Faith: Our Misplaced Trust in the Stock Market and Smarter, Safer Ways to Invest Over 40 percent of households own some form of common stock. Winslow presents why Americans have misplaced trust in the stock market and presents smarter, safer ways to invest. Preview this book online. Follow the link below. Find at Amazon.com Blind Faith takes head on ...

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ANOTHER ECONOMIC CANARY DIED… ANYONE NOTICING?

By David Donhoff Another economic canary died… anyone noticing? I am… It’s no secret that falling behind on student loan payments can squash a borrower’s hopes of building savings, buying a home or even finding work. Now, thousands of retirees are learning that defaulting on student-debt can threaten something that used to be untouchable: their Social Security benefits. The government’s ...

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TAX OR PENALTY AND DOES IT REALLY MATTER?

It is all semantics and what it really means is some physicians will stop practicing, there will be less people wanting to go through medical school and smaller practices may find it hard to sustain themselves. There is no question that some serious overhauling needs to done to the current state of health care in the United States, but is ...

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AN ANNUITY: WHAT NO WELL-HEELED CLIENT CAN DO WITHOUT

Tell affluent client prospects about why an annuity is critical to a balanced portfolio for achieving financial planning objectives and their eyes are likely to roll. How, they might ask, can an annuity–a product commonly used by mid-income households to cover basic expenses in retirement–compare with the many alternative investments available to the wealthy? The better educated among the affluent ...

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FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR HEALTH CARE NEEDS

Betty Doll, MBA, CLTC Local newspapers, national journals and financial publications have all recently carried articles regarding the changing demographics in the United States, the rising costs of health care and the limitations of our Medicare and Medicaid systems. As more Americans reach their 50’s and beyond, they are considering a range of products and services that can keep them ...

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A PHYSICIANS SURVIVAL GUIDE

Planning ahead for financial security By Robert Tramont By asking the right questions, you can allow your advisor to take the proper action and avoid that dreaded question: “What happened?”. Below is your guide to doing a “check up” of your plan. Hire an attorney, Certified Public Accountant, and financial advisor with good track records and be sure they will ...

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SAVINGS VS. INVESTING

By: Robert Tramont Have you ever been asked by your advisor if you would prefer to save your money or invest your money? There is a high probability you’ve never been asked that exact question. Most advisors may have told you to have a savings and invest the rest of your money. They may say things like “you need to ...

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