Study – Young Physicians Don’t Know Much About Money

Posted on: October 23, 2017 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

Unlike the great singer Sam Cooke, young doctors actually do know a lot about biology and the science book. Some of them even know something about the French they took. But they don’t know much about money. That’s not just us talking. That’s the result of a study recently published in the International Journal of […]

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Financial Tips for Young Doctors

Posted on: September 20, 2017 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

We’re always scouring the Web for good articles and studies about doctors and financial tips – and we were particularly pleased to come across this fine piece from Kevin Liu at KevinMD.com. Aiming his advice at young physicians who have just completed residency, or advanced fellowship training, and who are entering the attending physician phase […]

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Five Important Disability Insurance Riders Doctors Should Understand

Posted on: May 8, 2017 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

Most of our readers understand the role of disability insurance in a doctor’s or dentists overall financial plan. Most experts would agree that for those in a high-earning profession like medicine, who have already invested substantial financial resources into their education, disability insurance is an essential building block in protecting their financial security and that […]

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First Year Residents Face Grueling 28-Hour Shifts

Posted on: April 10, 2017 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

Med students, get ready for some grueling shifts.  Beginning July 1st, doctors in their first year of practice will be allowed to work shifts up to 24 hours long in direct patient care in hospitals all over the United States. The move lifts the 16-hour limit that has been in place since 2011. The change […]

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Disability Among Medical Students Up To 9 Times Higher Than Previously Believed – And What It Means To Employers

Posted on: March 13, 2017 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

Recent research from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) indicates that there are far more people making it through medical school with disabilities than we imagined. Indeed, the number of students with disabilities of various sorts going through medical school may be as much as nine times what we believed previously. Researchers polled […]

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Beating Burnout

Posted on: February 10, 2017 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

Burnout is real – and it’s an increasingly common problem among doctors across the U.S. Physicians are being increasingly squeezed between tightening reimbursement rates, the demands of practice management, liability concerns, demanding schedules, regulatory burdens and the relentless onslaught of information. Patients can be difficult or uncooperative, or it could just be a matter of […]

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Why is Disability Insurance More Expensive for Women?

Posted on: November 9, 2016 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

Occasionally we have clients compare rates for similar individual disability insurance policies for men and women. “Why are rates higher for women,” they ask. The answer: Because it’s worth it! Here’s why: When insurance companies set rates, they base them on their claims experience for similar policy holders in the past. Insurance actuaries are some […]

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Residents – What They Earn and What They Owe, Nationwide

Posted on: September 27, 2016 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

The average salary for residents for 2016 was essentially unchanged compared to the prior year, at $56,500, according to the recently-released Medscape Residents Salary  & Debt Report 2016. That represents an increase of $100 per year, which is well within the margin of error. Naturally, some specialties out-earned others, and just about everybody out-earned emergency […]

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Why People In Their 20s and 30s Need Disability Insurance

Posted on: August 23, 2016 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

As a young and healthy person, it’s easy to think of wheelchairs, canes and handicap placards as an issue for older Americans. But that’s just not true. Aside from the risk of accidents and injuries, there are also a number of severe, debilitating and potentially career-ending diseases strike young people even in their 20s and […]

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Disability Insurance Rates Set to Increase by 20%

Posted on: May 4, 2016 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

MetLife to Suspend the Sale of New Disability Insurance If you’ve been putting off getting disability coverage, now is the time to act. Here’s why: One of the best disability contracts for physicians on the market – and one of the best values – is the MetLife policy. Unlike many cheaper disability policies, it’s a […]

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