Finance 101

Stressed about your finances? Looking for some suggestions that you can actually action? Or just want to up your financial knowledge? We share tips, simplify financial concepts, and provide you with everyday examples to help you manage your finances (and your debt) as you move from med school into practice.

  • Boost your credit score: A primer for your medical career

    Boost your credit score: A primer for your medical career

    For many medical students, the path to adulthood includes getting your own credit card (not a supplementary one from your parents), and possibly a line of credit, too. If you’ve already got...

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  • What you need to know about government student grants and loans

    What you need to know about government student grants and loans

    If you’re like most medical students, you’ll need to borrow to complete your studies. In 2019, the median debt for Canadian medical school graduates was $100,000 — with 42% saying...

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  • Rent or buy: What to think about before you decide

    Rent or buy: What to think about before you decide

    Are you a medical resident or new-to-practice physician wrestling with the question of whether to buy a home? Are you a medical resident or new-to-practice physician wrestling with the qu

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  • How Are You Going to Pay for Med School?

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  • Financing medical school and residency: Understanding your borrowing options

    Financing medical school and residency: Understanding your borrowing options

    Top things you need to know about borrowing Many medical students and residents need to borrow funds to get through their training, often using government student loans or a line of...

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  • What type of investor are you?

    What type of investor are you?

    What kind of investor are you? Here’s an easy way to decide if you have the investment service you want and are getting the level of advice you need.

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  • The ultimate guide to financing your medical school education

    The ultimate guide to financing your medical school education

    Paying for medical school can be expensive. Learn about government student loans and student lines of credit.

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  • The truth about robo-advisors

    The truth about robo-advisors

    The robots are coming—and it could be a very good thing for your finances.

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  • Figure out your budget with the burrito exchange rate

    Figure out your budget with the burrito exchange rate

    First of all: yes, you need a budget. There’s no getting around it.

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  • Saving & investing – foundational knowledge that pays dividends

    Saving & investing – foundational knowledge that pays dividends

    PODCAST - In this episode, Morgan discusses saving and investing; why it’s important to begin flexing that savings muscle early, and how building a foundational level of investment knowledge now...

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  • Med students: having a plan is key to avoiding money stress

    Med students: having a plan is key to avoiding money stress

    A solid financial strategy helps you spend and save wisely. If you’re a medical student, you understand that money stress can start early. These money worries can drive you to lose sleep, regret...

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  • Medical students’ most-asked money questions1:56

    Medical students’ most-asked money questions

    Henry Annan, a final year medical student at Dalhousie University, talks with Leah Aulenbach, a financial consultant with MD Management Ltd. about the common questions she gets from medical students a

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  • Keepin’ it real (real talk from real advisors about the real realities of being a med student)

    Keepin’ it real (real talk from real advisors about the real realities of being a med student)

    The importance of having a solid financial plan as you make your way through med school and beyond can’t be overstated

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  • Borrowing: How interest rates work1:40

    Borrowing: How interest rates work

    Henry Annan, a final year medical student at Dalhousie University, talks with Leah Aulenbach, a financial consultant with MD Management Ltd. about the impact of rising interest rates and when you need

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  • Everything you always wanted to know about student lines of credit (but were afraid to ask)

    Everything you always wanted to know about student lines of credit (but were afraid to ask)

    Many people don’t understand what a student line of credit really is, let alone how to use it effectively.

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  • Student loans or lines of credit: what’s the difference?1:31

    Student loans or lines of credit: what’s the difference?

    Henry Annan, a final year medical student at Dalhousie University, talks with Leah Aulenbach, a financial consultant with MD Management Ltd. about the differences between a student loan and a line of

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