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Your Fiscal Rx

This webinar series of personal finance topics is a member benefit for emergency physicians in all stages of their careers.


Financial Planning: Exclusive Members-Only Downloads

ACEP offers free downloads about financial planning from presentations by emergency physicians. Many of the recordings were made during ACEP Scientific Assembly.


Medical Education Debt/Loan Repayment-Forgiveness

Find information on the problem of medical education debt, how students pay for medical school, debt repayment programs for students and residents, loan programs, and loan deferment programs.


Personal Finances Resources from Financial Planning Association (FPA™)

Planner Search Logo can connect you with Certified Financial Planners®, nationwide.

ACEP and the Financial Planning Association (FPA™) are now offering financial planning resources to emergency physicians.

FPA connects consumers with financial planners that deliver advice using an objective, client-centered, ethical process.

FPA also offers the following brochures on important financial issues:

Here, you'll find monthly articles, courtesy of FPA, that will help you understand important financial goals for you and your family. For more details or to find other articles about financial planning, please visit the FPA Web site.

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  Your Fiscal Rx Quarterly Archives Don't for get to check out the monthly webinars. Click here to learn more. Summer 2012 Seeking the Bottom Line in the Credit vs. Debit Debate Making History: Why It's Wise to Start Building Good Credit Early A Checklist for Your Mid-Year Financial Checkup  

A webinar series of personal finance topics for emergency physicians in all stages of their careers.

The U.S. economy may be recovering, but spenders at all levels are hanging onto their wallets. And travel experts say the vacation deals available last year are still going to be around for stingy travelers this year.

Protecting your vacation isn’t simply about protecting what you spend on airfare, transportation and hotels, though that’s a big part of it. But it’s also about protecting your own health and safety and your home while you’re away.

"Going green" gets plenty of attention for what it does for the environment. But people often forget that environmentally smart behavior can save money as well.

Whether you prepare your taxes yourself or work with a CPA or professional preparer, it's possible to miss key deductions that will save you money for the 2009 tax year.

You've probably heard the pitches for "refund anticipation checks" or "quick tax loans." The official name is refund anticipation loans, or RALs. In tough times, these high-cost loans are a particularly dangerous temptation. Most of the major tax preparation services in the country offer them, making them easy to apply for and they even offer to place the refund amount in a special prepaid credit card instead of your own bank account.

Valentine's Day is a time when couples usually spend money on each other, but not discuss how that money should be spent.

If you’ve never met with a financial planner or if it’s been years since you visited one, there are some important questions you should ask during screening and selection.

With so many investors and their advisors questioning traditional market thinking about index-based investing, exchange traded funds (ETFs) are starting to move beyond their traditional passive index territory into more active management.

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In these economic times, many marriages slide into trouble over money.   But when a marriage dissolves, any hint of financial trouble before the divorce has the potential to slide the split parties into disaster.

If you’ve been wavering on spending money for a vacation, remember that vacations can be particularly valuable stress relievers during a tough economy.  By shopping smart and making small adjustments in your spending on the trip, you can decompress without worrying about money too much.

The cost of a serious illness is all it takes to devastate most U.S. households financially. 

If personal finance education was mandatory in our schools, would the nation face the perilous economic problems it faces today?  It’s a good question, but largely moot. Many elementary and secondary school systems offer some money education, but not as a K-12 discipline.

The costs of each stage of care for elders can be shockingly high. And if individuals have time to consider their options before a relative needs those options, all the better – a chance to plan is a chance to spend and save smarter.

Despite small glimmers of light in an otherwise worrisome economic picture, Americans are still losing their jobs and companies are still cutting back. So if you’re looking for ideas to raise cash during these tough times, here are a range of things you should try and a few things you should avoid.

The biggest benefit from the $787.2 billion federal stimulus package will hopefully be a noticeable improvement in the nation’s economy. But on an individual level, it’s wise to check if you might be eligible for benefits in health care, education, various tax credits and housing.

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