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Steven Podnos, MD, CFP, is a critical care physician and fee-only financial planner. He is the principal of Wealth Care LLC in Central Florida. E-mail him here.
What Does it Cost to Live in Your House?
It can cost up to 10 percent of the value of a home to live in it each year. Here are a few ways home ownership adds up.
The Role of Inflation on Your Retirement Income
When planning for retirement, it's important physicians calculate how much inflation will affect your pension and other sources of income.
Rising Interest Rates and Fixed Income Investments
The topic is complex, but understanding rising interest rates is important when evaluating fixed income investments.
Determining Life Insurance Coverage for Physicians
I'm often asked how much life insurance physicians require and what type I recommend. Here are my answers.
Physicians: I Don't Have a Financial Crystal Ball
Here are some common financial questions I'm asked that I frankly don't know the answer to, as well as a few I do have guidance on.
Dealing with Low Interest Rates as a Physician Investor
Here's a look at the ups and downs of low interest rates and what they mean for physician investors.
Trusts vs. Annuities: Leaving Assets to Heirs
Leaving assets can be particularly tricky with spendthrift heirs or those with personal issues. Here are two financial vehicles to consider.
Physicians: Beware of Investing in a Side Business
The stock market has significant scrutiny and regulation. Side investments, however, are a different story, so be careful where you invest your money.
Financial Service Designations: A Guide for Physicians
The jungle of financial service professionals is a dense one. Here's how to navigate your way out of danger.
Three Financial Products Every Young Physician Needs
There is a "big three" of financial planning that are musts for young physicians beginning their careers.
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