On “Giving Tuesday” 2022

To Give or Not to Give

By Rick Kahler CFP®

For some, the last Black Friday was a day of fun “hunting” for great deals. For others it can be a day of dread, driven by the obligation to play to the expectation of family and friends.

Ads urge us to buy everything from sweaters to screwdrivers to SUVs on the grounds that they will be perfect gifts to delight our loved ones. Charities send out solicitation letters. “Angel tree” displays in malls and bell-ringers in front of stores.  All of it can be overwhelming.

Money Scripts

We all have our own unconscious beliefs, or money scripts, when it comes to giving. In addition, we’re surrounded by beliefs our society and religions have about giving. Both the personal and the societal beliefs can range across a broad spectrum:

  • “It’s better to give than to receive.”
  • “At this time of year, good people help the needy.”
  • “If poor people weren’t so lazy, they’d provide for their kids at X-mass.”
  • “There are plenty of agencies to take care of those who need help.”
  • “You have so much that you have an obligation to share.”

Like all money scripts, all of these contain partial truths. Giving, whether to family members or to charity, is not a simple black and white issue. Some of the questions it raises might include: How do you know whether you are helping people or enabling them to avoid helping themselves? How do you give to children without encouraging them to be greedy or feel entitled to the latest and greatest of everything? How do you balance helping others and taking care of yourself?

One often overlooked factor is whether the giving is done more to help the recipient or to help the donor feel better.

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I remember being in a church group one evening when people were discussing giving. Two of the women there, years earlier when they were struggling single moms with young children, had experienced people from a charity coming to their doors with gift boxes of presents and food for Christmas dinner. Both of them had been humiliated and mortified rather than pleased and grateful. The well-intentioned gifts had felt like a judgment that they weren’t capable of taking care of their own families. No one had asked first whether they wanted or needed any help.

Giving can sometimes be an attempt to hold onto people, to make up to them for one’s past failings, or to be loved by them. One common example of this is divorced parents who overspend on gifts for their children. Public giving may be a way to look good or to gain acceptance or recognition in the community.

One way to respond to the complicated issue of giving is to avoid it. You can close your wallet completely, out of fear that you’ll be taken advantage of, fear that you’ll offend, or simple frustration. Another response is to try to give to every charity that asks and to spend yourself into debt buying lavish gifts for everyone you care about.

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Neither of these makes a lot of sense. Like many other of life’s decisions, the question of how to give, how much to give, and to whom is a personal, individual matter. There isn’t a formula for doing it right.

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The only suggestion I have is that you give as consciously as possible. Consider the beliefs behind your giving. Discuss giving and receiving with your spouse and your kids. Stop and think before you decide to give or not to give. Then you’re more likely to give wisely and with thoughtful compassion.

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Money and the Drug Aducanumab

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“Giving Tuesday” and Pro Bono Medical Care?

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DID YOU PROVIDE PRO BONO MEDICAL CARE TODAY?

Giving Tuesday, often stylized as #GivingTuesday for the purposes of hashtag activism, refers to the Tuesday after U.S. Thanksgiving in the United States.

According to Wikipedia, it is a movement to create an international day of charitable giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season. Giving Tuesday was initially started in 2011 and called Cyber Giving Monday and was the brain child of the non-profit Mary-Arrchie Theater Company and then Producing Director Carlo Lorenzo Garcia urging donors to take a different approach to filling up an online virtual cart with goods. The push was moved to Tuesday the following year as to not compete with Cyber Monday by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as a response to commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season (Black Friday and Cyber Monday).

The date range is November 27 to December 3, and is always five days after the holiday.

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What is a “DEAD CAT” BOUNCE?

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In finance, a dead cat bounce is a small, brief recovery in the price of a declining stock.

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Derived from the idea that “even a dead cat will bounce if it falls from a great height”, the phrase, which originated on Wall Street, is also popularly applied to any case where a subject experiences a brief resurgence during or following a severe decline.

  • The dead cat bounce is a sudden and temporary increase in stock price caused by investors erroneously believing that the stock price’s reached its lowest.
  • The dead cat bounce can only be fully accurately determined with concrete data in hindsight.
  • Both falsely identifying a stock price trough (i.e., falling victim to a dead cat bounce) and falsely identifying a true price trough as a dead cat bounce will result in negative financial consequences.

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The Bear MARKETS and Cyber ECONOMY

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  • Markets: Stocks dropped sharply in the post-Thanksgiving trading session on Friday due to concerns over the new Covid variant, Omicron. The Dow fell 2.5% for its worst day of the year, and the S&P also tumbled 2.3%. Oil prices and travel stocks also got rocked given fresh worries over travel demand, while “stay-at-home” names like Peloton and Zoom got a boost.
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  • Economy: It’s still way too early to know the impact of Omicron on economic growth. As we laid out last week, the Fed is under pressure to accelerate the winding down of its stimulus measures in order to battle inflation, but the new variant could change the calculus. Investors dialed back their expectations of a sooner-than-expected rate increase on Friday.

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About Pandemic Cyber Monday 2021

How to Do it Like a Pro

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Doctors Living With Higher Stock Market Volatility

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Volatility, on vacation for most of the past few years, is back this fall for physician investors and us all. It hit a new 52-week high in mid-October, double the level of August. That means change is afoot in the market, whose rally lulled many into complacency. So. this is a good time to see where your portfolio stands in risk terms.

The last time volatility really spiked, as measured by the Standard & Poor’s 500 volatility index, or VIX, was the fall of 2011 when the market last corrected by 20%. Then, the VIX level was twice as high as now. Volatility is market price fluctuation, and it signals greater risk.

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The root cause of higher volatility is that the world’s major central banks, including our Federal Reserve, have flooded markets with liquidity – printing money, if you will. In other words, in an effort to jump-start local economies, they have kept rates so low that stocks are artificially higher, and thus ripe for a price-churning correction. The insidious side-effect of this money printing has been to greatly reduce, if not extinguish, historical, and normal, market price fluctuations.

As David Kotok, chairman and chief investment officer of Cumberland Advisors, puts it: “An era is ending: for over half a decade, nearly worldwide, zero interest rates suppressed volatilities. That is over.” The initial indication of this, Kotok says, was when then Fed-Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated that his bond-buying stimulus program was coming to an end. Well, now it’s over and the market fears interest rates are on the way up.

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Transferrable  Emotions

Stock market volatility can be measured and is used to gauge investor thinking, or what we call investor sentiment.

The VIX gauges investor sentiment. When volatility is low, the implication is that investors are complacent. Said differently, they are not paying attention to the underlying risks in the marketplace. Also during times of low volatility, markets are often fully valued, or even overvalued due to investor contentment.

When the VIX is high, as it was during the 2008-09 financial crisis, investors exhibited great amounts of fear. They sell out of their investments, and markets are typically undervalued.

Volatility was low prior to 2008, hovering around its historical average of 20. The index then zoomed to 90 during the 2008-09 stock market slide. In recent months, however, most notably June and July, we witnessed a historic low in this index, hovering near 10. Sure enough, there were high levels of margin balances and bullish investor sentiments, along with above-average stock valuations, as seen by lofty price/earnings ratios.

Now, the VIX is slightly below average, at about 15.

Since August, volatility rose from its sleepy historic mid-summer lows for many reasons: Middle East tensions, the Ebola outbreak, low gross domestic product growth, central bank stimulus slowing down, corporate stock buybacks, high P/E ratios, just to highlight a few.

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A New Normal?

Assuming this higher volatility is the new normal, what can you do about it? One alternative is to do nothing and ride this out. Another is to trade options, betting on which way the market will cut. But this is very risky and best done by professionals. Kotok says a volatility surge is a good time to examine your portfolio’s risk profile: His firm’s largest positions are in defensive stocks, like utilities and telecoms – ones that don’t tend to rocket around when the market gyrates.

During a recent volatility boost to the current level, in 2013, a Wall Street Journal story offered some market pros’ tips. Examples: putting money in a balanced fund, where stocks and bonds are in roughly equal proportion. Another warned that whenever stock holdings were over 70% of a portfolio, or under 30%, you are most vulnerable.

Regardless, Kotok cautions that “more and exciting volatilities lie ahead.”

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David Gratke is chief executive officer of Gratke Wealth LLC in Beaverton, Ore.

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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY 2021

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Saturday, November 27, 2021 is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities.

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This year, we know that small businesses need our support now more than ever as they navigate, retool and pivot from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

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VALUATION of Internal Medicine Services

Valuation of Internal Medicine Services: Reimbursement

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As noted in the first installment of this five-part series, internal medicine is the largest specialty among physicians and an understanding of the various environments in which these physicians operate is crucial in determining their numerous value drivers.

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In particular, healthcare reimbursement, the process by which private health insurers and government agencies pay for the services of healthcare providers (including internists), is perhaps one of the most important environments to understand, as it comprises a provider’s expectation of future return on investment.

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2021 Black Friday and the Physician Micro-Economy

Is it Good for Retailers … but Bad for Doctors and Consumers!

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If Black Friday 2021 is anything like 2010, retailers are going to be swimming in cash while shoppers bathe in savings. Black Friday deals drew 212 million shoppers to stores in fabulous 2010 and collectively spent $39 billion on products and services.

And, the average amount spent by a Black Friday shopper in 2010 was a whopping $365.34.

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We predict Black Friday 2021 sales will almost surpass all records with a slight increase over 2010 because of fewer shopping days; and the pandemic explosion..

But, is Black Friday good for the [healthcare] economics sector post [thu] the pandemic? Do patients go shopping rather than to the doctor? What about inflation?

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Forget about inflation and the $85 dollar turkey this year.

Try a Test-Tube Turkey, Instead? That’ll Be $34,000

  Last year, Paul Mozdziak gave thanks that people are finally paying attention to his big idea: he wants to grow turkey meat in 5,000-gallon tanks.

An increasing number of companies are trying to grow other kinds of meat in the lab, but Mozdziak happens to “find a lot of beauty in turkeys.” His approach uses stem cells from a biopsy of turkey breast, which are grown in a warm broth of glucose and amino acids to build up muscle fibers. The potential is huge: theoretically, a single stem cell could undergo 75 generations of division in three months, forming enough muscle to manufacture 20 trillion turkey nuggets.

But such such efficiencies are yet to be met. Currently, a turkey-sized lump of white meat would require around $34,000 worth of growth serum. At Target, you can pick up a respectable frozen bird for $20-25. But the latter are intensively farmed. If Mozdziak can scale up production, as well as tweaking fat and protein ratios to make his turkey tasty, he could even win over some vegetarians at Thanksgiving.

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PODCAST: The MEDICARE COST REPORT Explained

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CHECKS: Cashier V. Certified V. Money Order V. Bank Draft

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Types of Checks

A cashier’s check is a check drawn from the bank’s own funds, not yours, and signed by a cashier or teller. Unlike a regular check, the bank, not the check writer, guarantees payment of a cashier’s check. A cashier’s check can also be called an official check.

A certified check is a personal check that the payer’s bank has certified to be legitimate and has earmarked the funds for the check. It’s a type of “official” payment. People often confuse certified checks with cashier’s checks. … Then, the bank prints a check against the funds they are holding.

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A money order is a method of paying for something with cash using a check from a third party. You pay for the money order, and the third party issues you a check that you can give or send to someone. This person deposits the money order in their bank account or exchanges it for cash at a business or post office.

A bank draft is a negotiable instrument where payment is guaranteed by the issuing bank. Banks verify and withdraw funds from the requester’s account and deposit them into an internal account to cover the amount of the draft. A seller may require a bank draft when they have no relationship with the buyer.

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Happy [PANDEMIC] Thanksgiving Day 2020-21

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Today is FIBONACCI NUMBERS DAY

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Fibonacci, also known as Leonardo Bonacci, Leonardo of Pisa, or Leonardo Bigollo Pisano, was an Italian mathematician from the Republic of Pisa, considered to be “the most talented Western mathematician of the Middle Ages”

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Today, 11/23, is the second holiest day of the year for math nerds after Pi Day. Why? Because it’s Fibonacci Day. If you forgot about the Fibonacci series from middle school, it goes 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, and so on, formed by taking the sum of the previous two numbers to create the next number in the sequence.

Fibonacci numbers can be found in many aspects of the natural world, including petal arrangements in flowers, the shape of hurricanes, a honeybee’s family tree, and even DNA molecules.

So yeah, to quote Jack Black in School of Rock, “Math is a really cool thing.”

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What is an “INTERVAL MUTUAL FUND?

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An interval fund is a closed-end mutual fund that buys back shares only during specific intervals. Shares of the First Eagle Credit Opportunities Fund aren’t traded on public exchanges, and purchases or sales take place at the close of business, at the net asset value (NAV).

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A fund’s NAV is simply the sum of its assets divided by the number of shares. A traditional open-ended mutual fund isn’t publicly traded either, and investors can buy or sell at NAV at the market close every business day. This means the manager of an open-ended fund has limited investment choices because a relatively high level of liquidity is needed to handle daily redemptions.

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Physician Medical Practice “Misrepresentation” Risks

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A Medical Practice Misrepresentation Case Model

Let’s say a physician decided to sell his practice and move to another state. The value of the sale was based, in part, on the yearly gross of the practice. The physician accepted installment payment terms from the buyer and moved to the new state. The buyer began to practice medicine at his new office. Although he was busy, his gross never approached the gross of the prior physician.

Eventually the buyer defaulted on the loan. The selling physician sued for the deficit. The defaulting physician and his forensic consultants then performed an in-depth evaluation of the seller’s practice. The buyer and his team noticed some discrepancies in the billing patterns and practices of the seller. Considering these discrepancies to constitute Medicare and insurance billing fraud, the seller counter-sued the buyer on the grounds of misrepresentation, alleging the gross receipts of the practice purchase price, was grossly inflated.

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ASSESSMENT: Therefore, the buyer determined that the seller had fraudulently misrepresented the potential of the practice. He also notified state and federal authorities and filed complaints of insurance fraud against the seller.

The seller thought that he would move to the good life in the new state, but his old practice kept him in constant legal trouble.

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What is Health Insurance OUT OF NETWORK Medical Care?

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What does out of network [OON] really mean?

OON – This phrase usually refers to physicians, hospitals or other medical providers who do not participate in a health insurer’s provider network.

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This means that the provider has not signed a contract agreeing to accept the insurer’s negotiated prices.

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PODCAST: What are DARK PATTERNS?

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Dark Patterns are tricks used in websites and apps that make you do things that you didn’t mean to, like buying or signing up for something. The purpose of this site is to spread awareness and to shame companies that use them.

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Sexual Harassment in the [Healthcare] Workplace

And … How to Prevent It

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This harassment in the workplace Infographic explains through images what sexual harassment is and how to prevent sexual harassment from happening at your small business or [medical practice, clinic or healthcare entity].

The authors’ research shows that your business [practice] is more at risk than you think and that you need to act now in proactively protecting that business.

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The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act is an act of the United States Congress, passed in 1986 as part of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act

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RISK FACTORS COMMON TO PHYSICIANS

SOME COMMON RISK FACTORS FOR MEDICAL COLLEAGUES TO APPRECIATE

BY DR. DAVID E. MARCINKO MBA CMP®

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AN INCOMPLETE LIST = T.N.T.C.

  • Do you and or any family members drive a vehicle?
  • Do you have employees?
  • Do you have a professional malpractice exposure?
  • Do you have legal responsibility to protect medical, EMRs or personal and patient financial data?
  • Are you married and do you have assets not protected by a prenuptial agreement?
  • Do you have a current tax obligation?
  • Do you own a business?
  • Are you a board member, officer, or director of a corporation, foundation, religious or educational organization?
  • Do you engage in activities like hunting, flying, boating, etc?
  • Do you have business or domestic partners whose actions create joint and several liabilities for you?
  • Do you have personal guarantees on real estate or for business loans; or family members?
  • Do you have tail liability for professional services performed in the past?
  • Have you made specific legal or financial representations that others have relied upon in a business context?
  • What kind and what dollar amount of insurance and legal planning have you implemented against these exposures?

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On Traditional v. Behavioral Finance

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OPEN LETTER on Dental Practice Management Ransomware

By Darrell Pruitt DDS

Dear Kiltesh Patel

CEO of tab32 dental practice management software

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QUERY: Have you yet come to the conclusion that ignoring dentists’ and patients’ concerns about security is a bad business decision?

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Real Estate Market Values Always Local

Location – Location – Location

By Rick Kahler CFP 

What investment asset class grabs the most attention of the average American?

My guess is that it isn’t the stock market, but a category many people don’t even think of as an investment—the local real estate market. While I don’t have data to back up this assumption, I find that people tend to be more interested in what’s happening in their local real estate markets than on national stock exchanges.

Why?

I think the reason is simple. Houses are tangible, understandable assets that we can see and touch. Most of us live in them, and some of us are in love with our homes. You likely know the ballpark value of your house from the annual assessed value you receive from the county. Chances are you know what repairs your home needs and have an idea of the rent you could charge for it. You probably have an idea of the price trends in your neighborhood or city. You know the best areas in which to live and the neighborhoods to avoid. You know these things because all real estate is local. There is no “national” real estate market.

Not so with common stocks. Because most of us own our stocks in mutual funds and exchange traded funds, we often don’t really know what companies we own, what town their headquarters are in, the price of the stock, the current yield, the trend of the company or sector, and any weaknesses or strengths of the company. Unlike real estate, publicly traded stocks are priced based on national rather than local influences. Further, we don’t work for or live in the companies in our portfolio. And few of us are in love with our portfolio of stocks.

It’s no wonder that most of us are far more interested in the economics of our homes than our stocks. This is even less of a surprise when we consider the average American has more invested in their home than they do the stock market.

Research

According to CoreLogic, the average annual price increase of real estate has slowed down in 2019. “During the first two months of the year, home price growth continued to decelerate,” said Dr. Frank Nothaft, chief economist for CoreLogic in an April 2, 2019 press release.

But that is just the average. Annual price changes range from an increase of 10.2% in Idaho to a decrease of -1.7% in North Dakota. South Dakota showed a 1.6% increase over the past 12 months.

Also according to CoreLogic, of the country’s top 100 housing markets, 35 percent are overvalued, 38 percent were at value, and 27 percent were undervalued. An under- or overvalued market is one in which home prices are at least 10 percent above or below the long-term sustainable level.

While my hometown of Rapid City, SD, is not among the top 100 markets, home prices are booming, according to Jeremy Kahler, a Realtor with Keller Williams of the Black Hills. He indicates that through April, the 12-month price increase in Rapid City is over 7%, which puts our local market into the top quartile for price increases on a national level. Zillow shows our average sales price as $204,100 compared with the national sales price of $226,800, so my hunch is that the Rapid City market might be at value to undervalued.

Assessment

However, I think it’s a reasonable generalization that most homes in flyover country are priced lower than their coastal cousins. Some of the reasons are what I call the snowflake discount, seasonal weather patterns, and the distance from major metropolitan areas. Those that can cope with those challenges are rewarded with lower housing costs.

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Ideal mentor for under graduate thru post-doctoral and fellowship students [PhD, DBA, MD/DO, MHA and MBA, etc].

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PODCAST: Ascension Non-Profit Hospital System

THE LARGEST IN THE USA

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Bundle Charitable Giving Through Donor Advised Funds

Bundle Charitable Giving Through Donor Advised Funds

By Rick Kahler CFP®

With changes to standard and itemized deductions under the new tax law, many CPA’s and tax attorneys are recommending a strategy of bunching or bundling deductible spending into alternate years. I wrote about this approach a few weeks ago.

One way to bundle charitable deductions efficiently and effortlessly is through a Donor Advised Fund (DAF).

Here’s how it works

Suppose you budget $15,000 a year for charitable donations. Around half of this goes to local charities you support regularly. The rest you give in different ways, depending on the needs you become aware of throughout the year.

You could double your denotations to charities you support regularly and give directly to them every other year, but you would lessen your ability to give spontaneously. Giving through a DAF allows you to keep that spontaneity. A DAF allows you to make a large, tax-deductible gift in one year, but decide in the future (a day, ten years, or 100 years later) when and how to distribute that gift. The money stays with the DAF, which invests it, until you instruct the DAF to disburse the funds to the charity of your choice.

New tax laws

With the advent of the new tax law, DAFs have become all the rage in charitable giving. According to an article in Advisor Perspectives by Ken Nopar, the senior philanthropic advisor for the American Endowment Foundation, there are now 300,000 DAF accounts. This is twice the number eight years ago and nearly four times the number of private foundations. But all DAFs are not equal, so establishing one should be done only after some thorough investigation.

Some of the areas the article suggests that you explore with your financial planner or tax preparer are:

1. What is the appropriate amount to donate to a DAF account? Donate too much or too little, and you may not realize the maximum benefit from your gift. Be sure to check with your tax preparer.

2. With some DAF sponsors, it’s possible for your financial advisor to continue to manage your assets in well-diversified, low-cost investments. Otherwise, you may be forced to choose from a very limited number of funds with higher expenses—funds your advisor would be unlikely to recommend. Management by your advisor, in many cases, can produce greater returns, actually allowing you to donate more.

3. Investigate these things before choosing a DAF: The fees they charge, whether they appear to have enough staff and experience to administer the DAF properly, how promptly they send out grants, whether they can accept complex assets like appreciated real estate, and whether you could transfer the fund to another DAF sponsor if you should want to do so.

4. Also ask about limitations and requirements. Some DAFs may limit how much you can give each year to individual charities. Others require a certain percentage (sometimes 50% or more) to be donated to the DAF sponsor itself. A DAF’s rules may require the entire balance to be distributed to the DAF sponsor upon a donor’s death.

As Advisor Perspectives notes, many CPAs and attorneys are providing wise advice in recommending that clients establish DAF accounts. It would be a good idea to take that advice one step further and consult your financial advisor first. Otherwise you might end up with a DAF sponsor that may not be the best fit for your needs or those of the charities you support.

Assessment

As good as bundling donations to a DAF can be, don’t make a decision to use one based on the tax advantages alone. Just as with any investment, it’s important to do your research carefully before you write a check.

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National Philanthropy Day 2021

CELEBRATE AND GIVE TODAY?

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National Philanthropy Day is an observance designated by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

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It is a day to celebrate charitable activities, in the form of donated financial, in-kind and volunteering support. It is celebrated with blog postings by AFP highlighting outstanding charitable activities, as well as luncheons and awards throughout the USA by different AFP chapters.

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PODCAST: Microsoft Buys Nuance; IPOs

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Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess DaMassa claims to be blameless for the drama between Jonathan Bush and Glen Tullman. On Episode 198, we talk about Microsoft buying Nuance for $16 billion and $3 billion in debt – is Microsoft taking over healthcare, and is this going to slow Nuance down?

IPOs

Cohere Health raises $36 million in a Series B, working on improving prior authorizations between health plans and providers. We wrap up with a lightning round of IPO rumors regarding Privia Health, VillageMD, and Bright Health.

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PODCAST: Health Insurance Claims Repricing

WHAT IT IS – HOW IT WORKS

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What is QUANTITATIVE EASING?

Q.E.

By Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA CMP®

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QE (Quantitative Easing = compound noun)

Although standard definitions will tell you that it is a ‘monetary policy’ used by central banks to stimulate the national economy, in reality it is more as follows:

– A cleverly disguised word that simply means ‘money printing’.

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Central banks use QE as a disguise for increasing the money supply, as to monetize its increasing debt.

For a more technical analysis of the actual mechanics of QE, I invite you to read the article entitled QE for Dummies.

Examples:

1. The Central Bank embarked on another round of QE in hopes that it can kick-start the economy.

2. Ben Bernanke is set to begin the Fed’s taper of QE as soon as next month.

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PODCAST: Centene the Giant Medicaid HMO

MEDICAID AND A.C.A. GIANT

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VETERAN’S DAY 2021

GENERATIONS OF VALOR

By Dr. David Edward Marcinko MBA

On Veterans Day, we want to express our deep gratitude to all those who have served in the US military.

  • Here’s one quick factoid: Gulf War-era veterans now make up the largest share of US veterans, having passed Vietnam-era veterans in 2016.
  • And another: The share of veterans who are women is projected to increase significantly, from 11% currently to 18% in 2046.
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CAUTION: Avoid 401-K Retirement Plan RMD Forgetfulness?

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Once you do retire, and put your physician or medical career behind you, it’s important to realize that, at some point, the IRS expects you to draw down your 401(k) balance. Starting at age 72, you need to take required minimum distributions (RMDs).

Your annual RMD amount depends on the balance of your 401(k) and a formula that determines your life expectancy.

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ANSWER: Well, you could end up paying a penalty. In fact, it’s a pretty hefty penalty of up to 50% of the amount you were supposed to withdraw. Paying that penalty can be pretty costly for someone living in retirement. As long as you’re vigilant and stay on top of the situation, though, you can avoid the penalty as well as these other costly 401(k) mistakes.

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PODCAST: Unique Kaiser Permanente Success Factors

A VERTICAL INTEGRATED HEALTH PLAN AND HOSPITAL SYSTEM

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COMPREHENSIVE FINANCIAL PLANNING STRATEGIES

For Doctors and Advisors

BOOK REVIEWS WITH FOREWORD

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Written by doctors and healthcare professionals, this textbook should be mandatory reading for all medical school students―highly recommended for both young and veteran physicians―and an eliminating factor for any financial advisor who has not read it. The book uses jargon like ‘innovative,’ ‘transformational,’ and ‘disruptive’―all rightly so! It is the type of definitive financial lifestyle planning book we often seek, but seldom find.
LeRoy Howard MA CMPTM,Candidate and Financial Advisor, Fayetteville, North Carolina

I taught diagnostic radiology for over a decade. The physician-focused niche information, balanced perspectives, and insider industry transparency in this book may help save your financial life.
Dr. William P. Scherer MS, Barry University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

This book was crafted in response to the frustration felt by doctors who dealt with top financial, brokerage, and accounting firms. These non-fiduciary behemoths often prescribed costly wholesale solutions that were applicable to all, but customized for few, despite ever-changing needs. It is a must-read to learn why brokerage sales pitches or Internet resources will never replace the knowledge and deep advice of a physician-focused financial advisor, medical consultant, or collegial Certified Medical Planner™ financial professional.
―Parin Khotari MBA,Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, New York

In today’s healthcare environment, in order for providers to survive, they need to understand their current and future market trends, finances, operations, and impact of federal and state regulations. As a healthcare consulting professional for over 30 years supporting both the private and public sector, I recommend that providers understand and utilize the wealth of knowledge that is being conveyed in these chapters. Without this guidance providers will have a hard time navigating the supporting system which may impact their future revenue stream. I strongly endorse the contents of this book.

―Carol S. Miller BSN MBA PMP,President, Miller Consulting Group, ACT IAC Executive Committee Vice-Chair at-Large, HIMSS NCA Board Member

This is an excellent book on financial planning for physicians and health professionals. It is all inclusive yet very easy to read with much valuable information. And, I have been expanding my business knowledge with all of Dr. Marcinko’s prior books. I highly recommend this one, too. It is a fine educational tool for all doctors.

―Dr. David B. Lumsden MD MS MA,Orthopedic Surgeon, Baltimore, Maryland

There is no other comprehensive book like it to help doctors, nurses, and other medical providers accumulate and preserve the wealth that their years of education and hard work have earned them.
―Dr. Jason Dyken MD MBA,Dyken Wealth Strategies, Gulf Shores, Alabama

I plan to give a copy of this book written
by doctors and for doctors’ to all my prospects, physician, and nurse clients. It may be the definitive text on this important topic.
―Alexander Naruska CPA,Orlando, Florida

Health professionals are small business owners who need to apply their self-discipline tactics in establishing and operating successful practices. Talented trainees are leaving the medical profession because they fail to balance the cost of attendance against a realistic business and financial plan. Principles like budgeting, saving, and living below one’s means, in order to make future investments for future growth, asset protection, and retirement possible are often lacking. This textbook guides the medical professional in his/her financial planning life journey from start to finish. It ranks a place in all medical school libraries and on each of our bookshelves.
―Dr. Thomas M. DeLauro DPM,Professor and Chairman – Division of Medical Sciences, New York College of Podiatric Medicine

Physicians are notoriously excellent at diagnosing and treating medical conditions. However, they are also notoriously deficient in managing the business aspects of their medical practices. Most will earn $20-30 million in their medical lifetime, but few know how to create wealth for themselves and their families. This book will help fill the void in physicians’ financial education. I have two recommendations: 1) every physician, young and old, should read this book; and 2) read it a second time!
―Dr. Neil Baum MD,Clinical Associate Professor of Urology, Tulane Medical School, New Orleans, Louisiana

I worked with a Certified Medical Planner™ on several occasions in the past, and will do so again in the future. This book codified the vast body of knowledge that helped in all facets of my financial life and professional medical practice.
Dr. James E. Williams DABPS, Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Conyers, Georgia

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THE MEDICAL FUTURIST

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LONG Health Effects Post September 11th, 2001?

The Enduring Health Legacy

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As noted on this ME-P previously, surely 9/11 touched each and every American significantly. It was the end of American innocence, sending a powerful message about our place in the world.

Today, almost without exception, each of us can say that because of that bright September morning, we have been changed for life. Mothers were left without sons; brothers without brothers, and friends were taken from friends by this senseless act of violence.

Unfortunately, the ultimate legacy of 9/11 many still bear as they deal with the long-lasting health effects associated these terrorist attacks.

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What is Corporate “ENTERPRISE” Financial Value?

THE E.V. MATH FORMULA

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The enterprise value [EV] tends to be thought of as a theoretical takeover price if a company were to be bought. It is calculated as market capitalization plus debt, minority interest and preferred shares, minus total cash and cash equivalents.

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Enterprise value = common equity at market value (this line item is also known as “market cap”) + debt at market value (here debt refers to interest-bearing liabilities, both long-term and short-term) + minority interest at market value, if any + preferred equity at market value + unfunded pension liabilities and other debt-deemed provisions – value of associate companies – cash and cash equivalents.

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What is an ADR / SPDR?

AMERICAN DEPOSITORY RECEIPTS AND S&P RECEIPTS

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AMERICAN DEPOSITORY RECEIPT (ADR) = A receipt evidencing shares of a foreign corporation held on deposit or under the control of a U. S. banking institution; it is used to facilitate transactions and expedite transfer of beneficial ownership for a foreign security in the U.S. Everything is done in dollars and the ADR holder doesn’t have voting rights; essentially the same as an American Depository Share (ADS).

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A Standard & Poor’s Depositary Receipt, or SPDR, is a type of exchange traded fund that began trading on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) in 1993 when State Street Global Advisors’ investment management group first issued shares of the SPDR 500 Trust (SPY).

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Introducing the “SHARP -not- SHARPE Index”?

NOT About the Sharpe Financial Ratio

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SHARPE FINANCIAL RATIO

The Sharpe Ratio is the ‘excess’ return of an asset over the return of a risk free asset divided by the variability or standard deviation of returns.

The information ratio is the active return to the most relevant benchmark index divided by the standard deviation of the ‘active’ return or tracking error.

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SHARP PHYSICIAN-SUICIDE INDEX

Janae Sharp is a physician suicide survivor and the founder of the “Sharp Index”. The Sharp Index has a mission to reduce physician suicide and provide meaningful tools to improve provider quality of life. The epidemic of physician suicide is costing us lives. Not only the lives of physicians themselves, but also patient lives.

LINK: https://thehcbiz.com/ep49-tracking-physician-burnout-janae-sharp/

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PODCAST: Virtual Primary Care

Article of Dr. Marshall Chin in the NEJM

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What is an “INSIDER” Company Shareholder?

TERMS AND DEFINITIONS PHYSICIAN INVESTORS SHOULD KNOW

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Insider transactions shouldn’t be used primarily to make an investing decision, however an insider transaction can be an important factor in the investing decision.

In legal terms, an “insider” refers to any shareholder who owns at least 10% of a company. This can include executives in the c-suite and large hedge funds. These insiders are required to let the public know of their transactions via a Form 4 filing, which must be filed within two business days of the transaction.

SEC: https://www.sec.gov/about/forms/form4data.pdf

CITE: https://www.r2library.com/Resource/Title/0826102549

INSIDER TRANSACTIONS

When a company insider makes a new purchase, that is an indication that they expect the stock to rise.

Insider sells, on the other hand, can be made for a variety of reasons, and may not necessarily mean that the seller thinks the stock will go down.

MORE: https://smartasset.com/financial-advisor/insider-trading

EXAMPLE:

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), just made a large buy and sell of company shares on November 3, according to a new SEC filing. A Form 4 filing from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission states that Mark Zuckerberg exercised options to purchase 62,300 Facebook shares for $0 on November 3. They then sold their shares on the same day in the open market. They sold at prices ranging from $324.04 to $332.02 to raise a total of $25,463,482 from the stock sale.

Zuckerberg still owns a total of 232,400 shares of Facebook worth, $78,226,142.

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