Entries by David Auer

Financial Strategies Every Mid-Career Doctor Should Consider

As your career hits its stride, taking these 8 steps is key to keeping your financial goals on track If you’re a doctor who’s starting your career or approaching retirement, the amount of financial advice that’s aimed at you is overwhelming. But the mid-career physician – mainly in their 40s to early 50s – is […]

A Doctor’s Guide to Estate Planning

Learn how to create and structure an estate plan specific to physicians A good and specific estate plan is especially crucial if you’re a doctor, for a few different reasons. As a physician, not only do you need to consider protecting your often-larger estate but you also need to ensure your medical practice is protected […]

The TCJA is in Full Effect: How Physicians Can Keep More Money

The new tax law made it easier for many doctors to pay less, but not everyone will benefit. From charity to children, here are the decisions which could affect how much income doctors retain in 2019 Doctors are frequently exhausted by their duties and find focusing on their taxes difficult – and MD Magazine highlighted […]

Doctors: Pay Off Student Loans Quickly

6 strategies for taking years off medical school debt and saving thousands in the process Graduating from medical school is a major accomplishment. But for too many doctors, the celebration is dampened by the massive student loan debt that can go hand-in-hand with a medical degree. In the class of 2018, 75 percent of medical […]

Many Doctors Moonlight. How Does it Impact Their Taxes?

It’s important to understand what supplementing your income means for your taxes.
Modern medical debt is mounting. The figures run high to enter the medical field: $240,000 to $340,000 for a public or private degree with a median graduating debt of $190,000. It’s no wonder moonlighting is used by many physicians to get ahead. It can provide a valuable income stream at a crucial point in a graduate’s life, though not all who moonlight are fresh out of class.

Real Problem Solving: How to Truly Tackle Your Company’s Dilemmas

How’s your track record at addressing and resolving issues?

It’s the elephant in the room. You see the problem, but everybody wants to avoid a discussion. Why is that – especially when it’s an obstacle that can kill organizational performance and profit? We live in an age where a company can lose a significant amount of its value because of a news report. Other, subtler issues linger long-term, limiting growth and success. When there’s a problem, it often has to be dealt with. Right now.

Why High-Income Doctors Continue to Drown in Debt

On average, physicians make the highest salaries across the nation. But many doctors still continue to drown in debt due to student loans and poor spending habits

Attending medical school and becoming a physician has long been a noble and sought after career choice. Also, one of the highest paying. In U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 Best Paying Jobs List, (which also takes into account employment, growth rates, and job prospects) the 11 best-paying jobs are in the medical field. The highest is an anesthesiologist, paying a median annual salary of $208,000.

The 8 Biggest Asset Protection Mistakes Doctors Make

A successful lawsuit without enough insurance could threaten a lifetime of savings
In today’s litigious society, getting sued is not uncommon – especially for doctors. One in three physicians has a medical liability lawsuit filed against them during their careers, a proportion that goes up as a physician gets older.