investments

Understanding behavioral financeA 3-step program to better investing
5 questions to predict successful investment performanceWe estimate less than 1% of the general population knows what to ask before considering investing in a company. MarketWatch paraphrased Warren Buffett, “Put your money in index funds and move on . . . Seriously, you’ll do better. That's what I plan to do with my own money once I am gone.” In short, buy index funds. Ample evidence proves the vast majority of investors would be considerably better off following this advice. Without unique knowledge, active investing is simply a guessing game.
Why doctors should focus on goals, not returns to become wealthyIt is actually easy to become wealthy slowly. It is very hard or impossible to do so quickly by focusing on returns.
The key to saving money is like watching paint dryIt is magic—you just save, invest wisely and unemotionally, and you have wealth at the end. Really.
A more costly financial move: A bad one or one not made?How do physicians measure the cost of a financial road not taken or a decision not made? One series of studies offers insight.
Physicians need resilience and patience when investingPhysicians encounter terrific stress in their professional lives. How well they handle stress has much to do with personal resilience.
Understanding fixed income investmentsFixed income investments may seem like a safe haven for your money, but there are variables that can negatively affect your return.
Physician investing should take emotion into accountEach of us has our own anxieties related to work, life, and money, and the planning needs to take these into account.
Loan repayment vs. investment for young physiciansFor newly-minted physicians, a big financial decision is: Do I pay off my loans or invest for retirement? Here's help.
We [ophthalmologists] are the 99%!Like you, I chose to attend medical school with the goal of helping patients who were ill and needed curing, comforting, or both. So perhaps the financial rewards of a career in medicine have made you feel slightly embarrassed and concerned that people might be resentful or jealous. Well, here’s good news: research suggests we physicians aren't so financially successful after all.