Personal Finance

An eye for investing

August 15, 2011

Robert Freedland, MD, who works at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Wis., is a stock market investor for the past 43 years.

Viewpoint: The pursuit of a career in vision research

November 01, 2010

The chief medical editor reflects on stocks, retirement and careers in research.

Finances: Discover exchange-traded funds

June 01, 2010

Understand exchange-traded funds and why you may want one.

Mutual funds: Seeing is not believing

October 01, 2009

Getting in and out of a mutual fund at the wrong time is generally accounted for by the psychology behind an investor's behavior.

The new rules for personal finances

April 15, 2009

The upheaval in our current economy is changing the ground rules for skillful handling of personal finances. Some of the time-honored methods for building and maintaining a secure financial future for you and your family need to be modified while today's unpredictable financial crisis runs its course. Here are seven tips from the experts that will help you to come out on top once the financial storm has abated.

Create a healthy financial future

May 01, 2007

Planning for retirement may seem like a daunting task, but physicians who have a good understanding of the basic instruments of investing-stocks and bonds-need not worry.

Social Security benefit timing can have big impact

February 01, 2007

Q Could you explain whether it is generally better to take Social Security benefits at 62 or wait until 65 or even 70?

New rules pertain to donating IRA assets to charity

January 01, 2007

When considering whether to take advantage of this law, consult your financial planner.

13 ways to cut your income tax bill now

October 15, 2006

If you're like many busy professionals in practice, you don't pay much attention to income taxes until the filing deadline looms.

Create asset protection plan to protect wealth

September 01, 2006

The simplest way to cope with risk is to shift the risk to an insurance company. This should be your first line of defense. Before you do anything else, review your existing coverage.