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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.
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.
Physicians: Stop Looking at Your Investment Statements
Looking at your investment statements leads to emotions, which can lead to financially injurious behavior by physicians.
Municipal Bonds and Physicians: 3 Considerations
There are three choices physicians need to make when it comes to investing in municipal bonds. Here's what to consider first.
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