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Physician Contracts: Make sure you’re earning your fair share. 

There’s no doubt you want to maximize your salary. What if there was someone less qualified than you in the department making more money than you are? You wouldn’t be happy. We hear stories like this all the time. They usually all have one thing in common: the physician didn’t get their contract reviewed before starting the position. ... Read More

Income Driven Repayment Plans for Physicians

If there’s one thing most residents have in common, it’s debt. If you are struggling to know how to manage your loans, don’t hesitate to talk to an advisor for some help. One solution we suggest for starting the process of paying back your debt is switching to an income-driven repayment plan. It’s often difficult for physicians to reach ... Read More

November 20, 2018 Weekly Market Update

The term “Brexit” has worked its way back into the spotlight as the March 2019 deadline quickly approaches. In June 2016, the United Kingdom (UK) held a referendum and voted to leave the European Union (EU). Over two years later, the event coined Brexit has been making headlines once again. On Wednesday it was announced ... Read More

November 13, 2018 Market Update

Markets rallied as US midterm elections went mostly as expected, with Democrats winning control of the House of Representatives and Republicans holding majority in the Senate. Though the election resulted in a split Congress, increasing the potential for political gridlock moving forward, markets rallied on the outcome. The reason? A split government will likely leave ... Read More

November 6, 2018 Weekly Market Update

Stocks finished higher for the week, but closed October with the worst monthly loss in multiple years. A strong labor market continued to support stocks as the US economy added 250,000 jobs last month, beating the expected gain of 190,000. With strong jobs growth, the unemployment rate remained at 3.7% – its lowest level since ... Read More

Physicians Top 10 Places to Live and Work

  Where are the best places for physicians to live and work in the United States? The answer, as you probably suspect, is highly subjective. After all, everyone appreciates different things —some may want warmer climates while others live for the snow. Some require an urban setting while others are only content with a rural ... Read More

October 23, 2018 Weekly Market Update

Global stocks were mixed during the week as third-quarter earnings helped provide support following the previous weeks’ sell-off. Q3 earnings season is picking up steam as 17% of companies in the S&P 500 have reported results for the quarter. Of the companies that have reported, 80% have beaten earnings expectations. The blended quarterly earnings growth ... Read More

October 15, 2018 Weekly Market Update

Stocks were sharply negative, marking the largest weekly loss for major indices since March. Global stock markets plunged on Wednesday and Thursday as investors fled riskier asset classes and flocked to safe-haven investments. Over the two-day period, major US stock indices dropped over 5%. While there did not seem to be a single cause for ... Read More

October 10, 2018 Weekly Market Update

Global markets traded lower for the week as interest rates spiked to seven-year highs following strong jobs data. The 10-year treasury yield closed at 3.23% on Friday – the first time interest rates have reached this level since 2011. Only a month ago, the 10-year treasury yield was as low as 2.90%. A sharp upward ... Read More

September 25, 2018 Weekly Market Update

Broad stock markets advanced for the week as investors looked past rising interest rates and trade tensions. The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached its first record high since late January as trade-sensitive stocks experienced strong gains. On Monday, the Trump administration announced the implementation of 10% tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods. If a ... Read More