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The Doctor’s Life Podcast Episode 033- Keep Your Spouse Involved In Your Finances

It may not be something you want to hear, but keeping your spouse involved in your finances is important. I know, I know…sometimes they are terrible with money. Or maybe they just aren’t interested in going through financial goals or looking at a present-day money situation. It is important for your family’s financial goals that they are involved. If both of you are involved, you will be directed towards one common goal.

Nick Schneider is in The Doctor’s Life Podcast studio to explain why it is important for you to have your spouse involved in your finances. All episodes of The Doctor’s Life Podcast are available here, iTunes, Android, and on SoundCloud. Make sure to subscribe and you will be the first to get new episodes of The Doctor’s Life Podcast. Continue reading…


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The Doctor’s Life Podcast Episode 032- Best Locations to Practice

So where are the best locations to practice? Well, it comes down to a handful of factors, but all signs point to the same top few places.

Justin Nabity is back on The Doctor’s Life Podcast with a list of the best locations to practice and the factors you should consider if you’re looking for a new location. All episodes of The Doctor’s Life Podcast are available here, iTunes, Android, and on SoundCloud. Make sure to subscribe and you will be the first to get new episodes of The Doctor’s Life Podcast. Continue reading…


Financially Prepared Physicians

Retirement In Sight for June 2016

R E T I R E M E N T  I N  S I G H T
Presented by Nick Schneider

 

MONTHLY NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE RETIREES
 

JUNE 2016

   

One act of real usefulness is worth all the abstract sentiment in the world.

– Anne Radcliffe

    

GOLF TIP
Get the broom out

If you start topping the ball either because you are a beginner or because you have a negative “muscle memory” associated with taking deep divots, this exercise can help. Every day, take 10 golf swings with a kitchen broom. Focus on brushing the bristles against the floor and reaching and extending your left arm on the follow-through.

 

BRAIN TEASER
The Apple Wrapper Riddle.
A shop sells apples for $1 each. Each apple comes wrapped in a special wrapper. You can trade 3 wrappers for 1 apple. If you have $15, what is the maximum number of apples you can buy?*

 

DID YOU KNOW?
In the 1800s, aluminum was actually worth more than gold

Back then, it was a precious metal: coveted for its light weight, yet very difficult to produce. In 1852, usable aluminum was worth the equivalent of $1,200 a kilogram in today’s terms. By 1900, new and easy ways of creating aluminum had emerged and a kilogram of it cost less than a dollar.5

   

RETIRING WITH A COMFORTABLE LEVEL OF INCOMEIn retirement, your level of income directly affects your quality of life. How can you effectively give yourself more spending power?

From a portfolio standpoint, you can focus on income-producing investments. When you start planning for retirement, you invest with an emphasis on growth. As you transition to retirement, growth remains important – but you also need to seek investments that can potentially create ongoing income streams. In addition, you can plan to make your portfolio more tax-efficient. Too many investors pay too little attention to this factor and leave money on the table.

New retirees sometimes spend more per month than they anticipate. Retiring with an income plan outlining how much money you really need and where it will come from may help you avoid this shock. Longevity and inflation will certainly come into play. The Social Security Administration says that today’s average 65-year-old can expect to live until his or her mid-eighties; about a quarter of 65-year-olds will live past age 90. So across a 20-year retirement, your income must grow significantly to maintain your standard of living, even if inflation proves mild.1,2

HOW MUCH DO WE REALLY KNOW ABOUT ELDERCARE?

As a society, perhaps not as much as we should. In a new Associated Press/NORC poll of Americans 40 and older, 38% of those surveyed said they expected to depend on Medicare “quite a bit” or “completely” for long-term care. In truth, most long-term care is non-medical and Medicare will not pay for it. Just 20% of respondents had any form of long-term care coverage.

While 77% of survey respondents said they would want to be cared for at home if eldercare was necessary, only 18% thought they would turn to family members or friends for no-cost eldercare. The reality is different. By the estimate of the Department of Health & Human Services, unpaid caregivers deliver roughly 80% of in-home eldercare. More states may be ready to give these caregivers a financial break. Right now, California, New Jersey, and Rhode Island are the only states mandating employers to offer them paid leave – but New York will join the list in 2018, and 19 other states are considering such legislation.3

ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
You may spend less during retirement than you think you will. According to an analysis in the Journal of Financial Planning, households headed by 65-year-olds that spend $100,000 a year typically reduce their expenditures 20% by age 80.4

 


Nick Schneider may be reached at Nick@PhysicianAdvisorsLLC.com

Securities offered through Lion Street Financial, LLC. (LSF), Member FINRA & SIPC. Investment Advisory Services offered through Physician Investment Advisors, LLC. Physician Advisors and Physician Investment Advisors are not affiliated with LSF.

This material was prepared by MarketingPro, Inc., and does not necessarily represent the views of the presenting party, nor their affiliates. This information has been derived from sources believed to be accurate. The publisher is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional services. If assistance is needed, the reader is advised to engage the services of a competent professional. This information should not be construed as investment, tax or legal advice and may not be relied on for the purpose of avoiding any Federal tax penalty.

* TRIVIA ANSWER: Stumped? Contact me for the answer! Nick@PhysicianAdvisorsLLC.com

CITATIONS.
1 – forbes.com/sites/joeljohnson/2016/05/02/four-strategies-to-maximize-your-retirement-income/ [5/2/16]

2 – ssa.gov/planners/lifeexpectancy.html [6/9/16]

3 – nextavenue.org/expectations-long-term-care-match-reality/ [6/3/16]

4 – cnbc.com/2016/05/26/retirement-spending-good-news-at-last.html [5/31/16]

5 – todayifoundout.com/index.php/2014/05/aluminium-cost-gold/ [5/13/14]


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The Doctor’s Life Podcast Episode 031- How to Perform a Job Search

Your time is limited. When you get to that point in your career when you feel like you need to perform a job search, where do you start? You are already working 60+ hours a week, so to perform a job search, you need it to be efficient.

Nick Schneider is back on The Doctor’s Life Podcast with a checklist of what to look for to land that perfect job. All episodes of The Doctor’s Life Podcast are available here, iTunes, Android, and on SoundCloud. Make sure to subscribe and you will be the first to get new episodes of The Doctor’s Life Podcast.


Operating Physician

Advancing Toward Your Career Goals

Should you change jobs in pursuit of them? Or position yourself in a new way at work?

 Provided by Nick Schneider

Is your career unfolding as it should? If not, maybe it is time for a change; either a change of jobs, or a change in your role at your workplace.

Pay attention to the signals of a stalled career. If the status quo at your office bothers you, or if you feel apathetic or nonchalant about your work, you have company. A recent Aon Hewitt poll found that only 63% of employees felt sufficiently engaged on the job. According to a Gallup poll, even fewer Americans truly like what they do for a living: just 32% of employees are “involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace.”1

 If you find yourself dreaming of an escape and doing just enough to avoid getting fired, you have three basic avenues. One, go into business for yourself (a move that is impractical and terribly risky for most people). Two, change jobs. Three, see if you can make yourself more valuable and more engaged where you are. Continue reading…


Weekly Economic Report for the Week of June 13th

Dave Swan Presents:

 

WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE
 

 

WEEKLY QUOTE

 

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”

     

– Ben Franklin

      

   

WEEKLY TIP

 

Millennials should not fall for the myth that you need to carry a lot of consumer debt to build a good credit score. A positive payment history can be established while carrying relatively little debt.

  

   

WEEKLY RIDDLE

 

At the sound of it, you may dream, dance, laugh, weep, or even stamp your feet. What is it?

 

 

Last week’s riddle:

Three feet have I, yet not a single leg. What am I?

   

Last week’s answer:

A yardstick.

 

 

 

 

June 13, 2016

   

A LITTLE LESS OPTIMISM IN EARLY JUNE

On Friday, the University of Michigan’s initial June survey of consumer sentiment showed a slight retreat, with the index coming in at 94.3 versus its final May mark of 94.7. The survey’s chief economist, Richard Curtin, noted “consumers rated their current financial situation at the best levels since the 2007 cyclical peak largely due to wage gains” and also had “record low inflation expectations.” On the downside, consumers felt the economy was stronger a year ago.1

 

YELLEN OFFERS NO HINT OF SPRING RATE HIKE

Speaking in Philadelphia last week, Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said she felt “the current stance of monetary policy is generally appropriate,” adding “at the same time, I continue to think that the federal funds rate will probably need to rise gradually over time to ensure price stability and maximum sustainable employment in the longer run.” Investors interpreted her comments as a sign that the possibility of a June interest rate increase was very remote.2

 

BORROWING BECOMES CHEAPER FOR HOMEOWNERS

The average interest rate on a conventional home loan fell to 3.60% in Freddie Mac’s June 9 Primary Mortgage Market Survey. A week earlier, the average interest rate for a 30-year FRM was at 3.66%; a year ago, it was at 4.04%.3

 

BREXIT FEARS REIN IN BULLS

Concerns about the United Kingdom leaving the European Union sent bond yields falling worldwide late last week and hampered stocks, ending a 4-week win streak for the S&P 500. The 5-day performances: DJIA, +0.33% to 17,865.34; S&P, -0.15% to 2,096.07; NASDAQ, -0.97% to 4,894.55. Oil settled at $49.07 on the NYMEX Friday; gold, at a 3-week high of $1,275.90 on the COMEX.4,5

 

THIS WEEK: Nothing major is scheduled on Monday. May retail sales figures arrive Tuesday, plus Q1 results from Bob Evans. Wednesday, the Fed concludes a policy meeting (with a press conference to follow); the May Producer Price Index is released; and Jabil Circuit and Progressive present earnings. Thursday, the May Consumer Price Index appears, along with a new initial claims report and earnings from Kroger, Oracle, Red Hat, and Rite Aid. The Census Bureau releases its report on May groundbreaking and building permits on Friday.

 

% CHANGE Y-T-D 1-YR CHG 5-YR AVG 10-YR AVG
DJIA +2.53 -0.75 +9.90 +6.40
NASDAQ -2.25 -3.59 +17.03 +12.92
S&P 500 +2.55 -0.43 +12.98 +6.74
REAL YIELD 6/10 RATE 1 YR AGO 5 YRS AGO 10 YRS AGO
10 YR TIPS 0.12% 0.63% 0.79% 2.45%

Sources: wsj.com, bigcharts.com, treasury.gov – 6/10/165,6,7,8

Indices are unmanaged, do not incur fees or expenses, and cannot be invested into directly. These returns do not include dividends. 10-year TIPS real yield = projected return at maturity given expected inflation.

 

 

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Citations.

1 – sca.isr.umich.edu/ [6/10/16]

2 – cnbc.com/2016/06/07/european-stocks-shell-yellen-oil-prices.html [6/7/16]

3 – forbes.com/sites/redfin/2016/06/09/mortgage-rates-down-for-first-time-in-four-weeks/ [6/9/16]

4 – marketwatch.com/story/us-stock-futures-slammed-by-jitters-over-fed-and-brexit-2016-06-10 [6/10/16]

5 – markets.wsj.com/us [6/10/16]

6 – bigcharts.marketwatch.com/historical/default.asp?symb=DJIA&closeDate=6%2F10%2F15&x=0&y=0 [6/10/16]

6 – bigcharts.marketwatch.com/historical/default.asp?symb=COMP&closeDate=6%2F10%2F15&x=0&y=0 [6/10/16]

6 – bigcharts.marketwatch.com/historical/default.asp?symb=SPX&closeDate=6%2F10%2F15&x=0&y=0 [6/10/16]

6 – bigcharts.marketwatch.com/historical/default.asp?symb=DJIA&closeDate=6%2F10%2F11&x=0&y=0 [6/10/16]

6 – bigcharts.marketwatch.com/historical/default.asp?symb=COMP&closeDate=6%2F10%2F11&x=0&y=0 [6/10/16]

6 – bigcharts.marketwatch.com/historical/default.asp?symb=SPX&closeDate=6%2F10%2F11&x=0&y=0 [6/10/16]

6 – bigcharts.marketwatch.com/historical/default.asp?symb=DJIA&closeDate=6%2F9%2F06&x=0&y=0 [6/10/16]

6 – bigcharts.marketwatch.com/historical/default.asp?symb=COMP&closeDate=6%2F9%2F06&x=0&y=0 [6/10/16]

6 – bigcharts.marketwatch.com/historical/default.asp?symb=SPX&closeDate=6%2F9%2F06&x=0&y=0 [6/10/16]

7 – treasury.gov/resource-center/data-chart-center/interest-rates/Pages/TextView.aspx?data=realyield [6/10/16]

8 – treasury.gov/resource-center/data-chart-center/interest-rates/Pages/TextView.aspx?data=realyieldAll [6/10/16]

 

 

 

 


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The Doctor’s Life Podcast Episode 030- Group Disability Insurance

You have probably been offered group disability insurance through an employer at some point in your career. There is a lot to think about with group disability insurance. Many of the factors are negative and do not benefit you at all.

With it being disability insurance season, Justin Nabity is back on The Doctor’s Life Podcast to run through the idea of group disability insurance. All episodes of The Doctor’s Life Podcast are available here, iTunes, Android, and on SoundCloud. Make sure to subscribe and you will be the first to get new episodes of The Doctor’s Life Podcast. Continue reading…