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A 4/20 [Medical] Cannabis Culture Day Pictorial

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Today is … 420, 4:20, or 4/20 (pronounced four-twenty).

And, it refers to consumption of cannabis and, by extension, a way to identify oneself with cannabis subculture. Observances based on the number include the time (4:20 p.m.) as well as the date (April 20).

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THE DEA DESTROYS A POT FARM

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  1. Photo taken after the “grow” was eradicated. There is still no “pot” of gold at the end of the rainbow.
  2. DEA taking one of many seized vehicles/equipment.
  3. The marijuana farm was operating under the name “Brian’s Green Thumb Farm.”
  4. Inside the barn, Agents found rows and rows of drying marijuana.
  5. Over 2,000 pounds of drying marijuana from the barn, bagged and ready for destruction.
  6. Air view of the massive “grow” from the guard tower.
  7. One of two sleeping shelters, each guarding the middle perimeter. In the back, one of four tents, each positioned in the corners for guards.
  8. The plant being ripped out of the ground by the backhoe.

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Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/420_(cannabis_culture)

UPDATE 2019: Carl’s Jr. will become the first major fast-food chain to debut a cannabis-infused burger:

LINK: http://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/foodnews/carls-jr-will-become-the-first-major-fast-food-chain-to-debut-a-cannabis-infused-burger/ar-BBW1Q7H?li=BBnbfcL

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R.I.P JAMES T. GOODRICH MD PhD

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Famed Neuro-Surgeon Succumbs to Covid19

BREAKING NEWS: Dr. James T. Goodrich was director of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery and Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery, Pediatrics, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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A CATASTROPHE – I knew of him; of course. But, never fortunate to meet him.

A GIANT is gone! Not much else to say.

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“Flattening the Curve” of COVID-19 Infections

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Our message on Corona Virus so far has been “don’t panic.” For the vast majority of individuals, Corona Virus is not an existential threat.

However, the rapid rate of the virus’s spread has the potential to overwhelm our health system and cause a lot of problems.

And so, colleague Aaron E. Carroll MD MS explains the infection curve, right here.

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Ending Childhood Obesity on “Fat” Tuesday

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More than a decade ago, First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off a campaign to try to end childhood obesity within a generation.

Of course, with the impending Lenten season about to start, the timing could not be more prescient for a re-dedication to this goal.

Let’s Move

The campaign to end obesity is called: “Let’s Move“; local to Savannah, GA.

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A Test-Tube Turkey? 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 $15. 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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Why We Enjoy Labor Day in 2019

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Labor Day: How it Came About – What it Means

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Founder of Labor Day

More than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers.

Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold.”

But Peter McGuire’s place in Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged. Many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday. Recent research seems to support the contention that Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, N.J., proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York. What is clear is that the Central Labor Union adopted a Labor Day proposal and appointed a committee to plan a demonstration and picnic.

The First Labor Day

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.

In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday” on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.

Labor Day Legislation

Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From them developed the movement to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.

A Nationwide Holiday

The form that the observance and celebration of Labor Day should take were outlined in the first proposal of the holiday — a street parade to exhibit to the public “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations” of the community, followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families. This became the pattern for the celebrations of Labor Day. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civic significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.

The character of the Labor Day celebration has undergone a change in recent years, especially in large industrial centers where mass displays and huge parades have proved a problem. This change, however, is more a shift in emphasis and medium of expression. Labor Day addresses by leading union officials, industrialists, educators, clerics and government officials are given wide coverage in newspapers, radio, and television.

The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker.

Source: http://www.dol.gov/opa/aboutdol/laborday.htm

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R.I.P Liane B. Russell Ph.D

Liane B. Russell – Age 95

 

Liane B. Russell, a refu­gee of Nazi Europe who became one of the most distinguished female scientists of her era, building a colony of more than 200,000 laboratory mice that she used to demonstrate the importance of protecting developing embryos from X-rays and other forms of radiation, died July 20, 2018 at a hospital in Oak Ridge, Tenn. She was 95 years old.

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Annuities Do Not Belong In 401(k) Plans

Here is Why?

By Rick Kahler CFP

Several weeks ago I wrote about the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, which will reform various aspects of US retirement laws. The Act was passed by the House in May and is currently stalled in the Senate.

One of the most troubling of the SECURE Act’s 29 provisions is that it will ease regulations to make it easier for financial salespeople to sell annuities to 401(k) plan participants.

This is alarming, as the act creates a safe harbor for annuities inside 401(k) plans. That means companies choosing to offer annuities would be shielded from liability—no matter how terrible an investment the annuity products may be. This provision has great potential for harm.

Annuities seem always to be a hot financial product in the market place. It’s rare when I interview a new client that they don’t have at least one in their portfolio. Often, it’s the only investment they own. Annuities are not hot because consumers are clamoring to buy them, but rather because annuity sales people love to sell them.

While I rarely recommend them, there are some good things about annuities, especially that earnings grow tax deferred until distributed. They can be useful in this regard in special situations—when stripped of their high fees and commissions. Therein lies the problem.

Sales

Most annuities sold by salespeople inherently contain high fees, big commissions, and high penalties to consumers for taking money out early. What that means for the investor is low returns. For those reasons, the negative aspects of annuities far outweigh any good.

Even worse, annuities have no place being owned by an IRA or, as the SECURE Act would allow, a 401(k) plan. Regardless of fees or commissions, no annuity belongs in a retirement plan. One of my top pet peeves as a financial planner is so-called “financial advisors” who sell people fixed and variable annuities for a retirement account. This makes no sense.

An annuity is a tax-deferred container to put investments in, not an investment itself. It’s what investments are inside it that matters. The same is true of  IRAs and 401(k) retirement plans. Since a retirement plan is already a tax-deferred investment container, it makes no sense to put an annuity—another tax-deferred investment container—inside of it. The silliness of this is obvious to even the most casual observer, unless your livelihood comes from selling these products.

Agents and their companies spare no expense in developing convincing storylines, half-truths, and slight-of-hand explanations of why it makes perfect sense for a retirement plan to own an annuity.

The bottom line is that annuities are sold, they are not bought. The only reason annuities are purchased in someone’s retirement account is because the salesperson receives a much higher commission from the transaction than selling a mutual fund, individual stocks, or CDs.

Why?

So why did our Representatives vote 417-3 to open up investors’ 401(k) plans to these high-cost, high-commissioned, financially disastrous products? I can only surmise that most of them didn’t fully understand what they were voting on and that the insurance lobby did their normal amazing job of selling the alleged benefits of annuities. Oh, and maybe there was a campaign contribution or two.

Assessment

Most annuities are expensive investment vehicles that benefit the salesperson and the company far more than they benefit you. If you are thinking of buying one, or in the future your 401(k) offers the option of buying an annuity, do some digging before you sign on the dotted line. Make sure you get advice first from someone other than the annuity salesperson—someone with no vested interest in selling you this product.

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What is Doxxing?

Can You Avoid It?

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Doxing (from dox, abbreviation of documents), or doxxing, is the Internet-based practice of researching and broadcasting personally identifiable information about an individual.

The methods employed to acquire this information include searching publicly available databases and social media websites (like Facebook), hacking, and social engineering.

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Doxing is therefore a standard tactic of online harassment and has been used by people associated with 4chan and in the Gamergate and vaccine controversies.

The ethics of doxing by journalists, on matters that they assert are issues of public interest, is an area of much controversy. Many authors have argued that doxing in journalism blurs the line between revealing information in the interest of the public and releasing information about an individual’s private life against their wishes.

MORE: https://www.gohacking.com/what-is-doxing-and-how-it-is-done/

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Less Pain at the 2019 Easter Sunday Pump? Well, Maybe!

HAPPY EASTER 2019

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The times and gas prices have changed since 2014 – when we first started to track this; haven’t they?

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Atul Gawande Says His Goal Is Better Health Care for 1 Million Workers
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New Labor Rule Will be a Big Health Care Boon for Small Businesses
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The Benefits of Benefits: Why Employers Can’t Afford Inadequate Workplace Perks
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Benefit Offerings Mature Along With the Millennials Employers Want to Hire
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Costs are Rising for Employer-Sponsored Insurance — Again
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Health Insurers Mount Major Defense of ‘Coverage at Work’
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Fed Up With Rising Costs, Big U.S. Firms Dig Into Healthcare
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Employers Urge Trump Administration to Pull Back on Obamacare Mandate
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A Health Plan with a la Carte Coverage
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Today is March 20th – World Oral Health Day (WOHD), a day in which dentists and organizations worldwide are promoting oral health.

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Post MVA: GO FUND ME for Kirby “Sasha” Fenton

Post M.V.A.

By Dr. Charles F. Fenton III JD

My son, Kirby “Sasha” Fenton sustained a devastating medical injury in a motor vehicle accident on January 16, 2018 in Marietta, GA.

As of this writing, he had surgery last night and has additional surgery planned for this morning (due to blood loss during the first surgery). Additional surgeries are expected. He will be in Wellstar Kennestone Hospital for at least a week and then will be transferred to a rehabilitation facility for an extended period of time.

He is NOT expected to make a full recovery. He will have permanent, significant disability.

Sasha needs funds for (1) medical expenses, (2) legal expenses connected to the accident, (3) rehabilitation expenses, and (4) most especially expenses relating to his transitioning to his life as a disabled person – this is really where he needs the bulk of funds.

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Sasha will appreciate your generosity.

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Is this the NEXT OPIOID CRISIS?

A Gabapentin Prescriptions Surge May be Brewing Out-There!

By Dr. David Edward Marcinko MBA

Prescriptions for nerve pain medicines like gabapentin (Neurontin) and pregabalin (Lyrica) have more than tripled in recent years, driven by increased use among chronically ill older adults and patients already taking opioids, a U.S. study suggests. The proportion of US adults prescribed gabapentin and other drugs in the same family of medicines climbed from 1.2% in 2002 to 3.9% by 2015, a period that also saw a surge in opioid overdoses and deaths.

The drug class, known as gabapentinoids, includes gabapentin (Neurontin, Gralise, Horizant) and pregabalin. “Nearly 1 in 25 adults takes a gabapentinoid during a year, which matters because we have little data to support much use of this drug class and minimal data to support the long-term safety of the medications,” said study author Dr. Michael Johansen of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Ohio University in Athens.

Source: Reuters Health News via MDLinx [1/8/18]

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Assessment

I hate to admit that these drugs did not even exist when I was in medical school. So, can we assume that most doctors today learned about them thru drug reps, TV, radio, internet, blog and vlog advertising, etc? 

More: https://www.painmedicinenews.com/Clinical-Pain-Medicine/Article/03-18/Gabapentin-and-Opioids-a-Potentially-Deadly-Combination/47053?sub=C143BC655DA759D99E56383AE3C0C55ECB64ABF25DFEFEA185C6CA3F4F86B4&enl=true&lipi=urn:li:page:d_flagship3_feed;y0AoiQmuRTy3ozEhwaJ0iQ%3D%3D

Is this the next opioid or drug crisis in the USA? Doctor colleagues, please think about the antibiotic resistance problem. Economic colleagues, please think about the “law of substitutions.” All, think about recreational marijuana? http://www.HealthDictionarySeries.org

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R.I.P Robert James Cimasi

In Memoriam

By Dr. David Edward Marcinko MBA

[Publisher Emeritus]

Robert James Cimasi MHA, ASA, FRICS, MCBA, CVA, CM&AA, CMP served as CEO of Health Capital Consultants, a nationally recognized healthcare financial and economic consulting firm headquartered in St. Louis, MO, serving clients in 49 states since 1993.

Mr. Cimasi had over 35 years of experience in serving clients, with a professional focus on the financial and economic aspects of healthcare service sector entities including: valuation consulting and capital formation services; healthcare industry transactions, including joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; litigation support & expert testimony; and, certificate-of-need and other regulatory and policy planning consulting.

Bob served as an expert witness on cases in numerous courts, and has provided testimony before federal and state legislative committees. He and the experts at HCC also contributed greatly to our many textbooks and related publications. He will be missed.

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“Requiem in Pace” 

Rest in peace my friend. Robert Pine said it well when he noted,

“What we have done for ourselves is soon forgotten but what we have done for others remains and is immortal.”

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R.I.P Uwe Reinhardt PhD

Good-Bye Professor Reinhardt

By Dr. David Ewdard Marcinko MBA CMP™

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uwe_Reinhardt

Uwe Reinhardt PhD, the famed economist and James Madison professor of political economy and health economics at Princeton University in New Jersey, died this week after an undisclosed illness.

Here is his obituary from colleague Austin Frakt PhD.

https://THEINCIDENTALECONOMIST.COM/WORDPRESS/UWE-REINHARDT-GIANT-MENSCH-KNIFE-TWISTER/

Assessment

Along with Ken Arrow PhD, Uwe was a professional hero of mine. And, although I never met him, I did cite and quote him in several of my books, white-papers and texts. In fact, he wrote and e-mailed me several times, with words of encouragement, throughout my career.

Robert Pine said it well, when he noted:

“What we have done for ourselves is soon forgotten but what we have done for others remains and is immortal.”

Rest in peace my friend.

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APPLE and the iPhone X

Now Apple must show what’s next after iPhone X

By  Vitaliy Katsenelson CFA

The iPhone X is likely to be a phenomenal success for Apple. But its success will not be driven by anything new that the new phone packs inside. Instead, its success will be based on the phone’s screen size. Essentially, iPhone X provides the same screen real-estate as an iPhone Plus, but with the sleeker form factor of the iPhone 7 or 8.

Apple has done a great job at changing the paradigm of our thinking about the iPhone. If you only care about making phone calls, then an iPhone 4 is good enough. Why pay for more? You probably don’t even need to upgrade your phone for years, as long as the battery keeps holding its charge. However, for most, the actual “phone” function is the least important of the iPhone.

Earnings

From an earnings perspective, iPhone X will be a tremendous boost. It will increase the average selling price per unit by a few hundred dollars, which should help not just sales, but profit margins as well. This is actually healthy for both Apple and the entire iPhone ecosystem (including DRAM and solid state drive makers — for example, we still have a large position in Micron Technology). People were also postponing buying new iPhones while waiting for the iPhone X; thus, the number of units sold will probably exceed most optimistic expectations.

What is next?

Then the question becomes, What is next? Higher-priced iPhones will also change the dynamics of the upgrade cycle. Apple is going to have a harder time convincing iFanatics to shell out $1,000-$1,200 every year (or even every two years). The upgrade cycle will likely be elongating to three or four years.

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Thus, any blow-out success of iPhone X in 2017 and early 2018 will be coming at the expense of future years. Even if you are a loyal Apple shareholder, you have to be prepared for this.

Assessment

Absent a new category of products, Apple is turning into a fully ripe stock. Yes, it will look statistically cheap based on 2018 earnings, but that will not be the case if you look at 2019 or 2020 earnings.

As all the excitement subsides, Apple stock will have to answer an extremely important question: What is next? After all, the value of any business is a lot more than the earnings generated next year, but far beyond that.

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On the Department of Labor “Fiduciary Rule”

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Both fee-only financial planning firms and companies that sell financial products are beginning to see some unintended consequences from the recent Department of Labor fiduciary rule.

The rule requires that all financial advisors who deal with an investor’s retirement accounts, including those who sell products, be held to a fiduciary standard. In the past, only RIA’s who are regulated by the SEC were held to such a standard.

The DoL intended the rule to discourage financial salespeople from placing high fee and commission products in retirement accounts. For fee-only advisers, one unintended consequence is an increase in documentation and paperwork, which increases the cost of doing business.

Another unintended consequence that could actually end up hurting consumers may be on the issue of churning.

Churning

Churning describes a broker excessively and needlessly making a lot of trades in a client’s account to generate extra commissions. FINRA, the agency that oversees the sale of financial products, has long discouraged churning, though often the practice only comes to light when a consumer files a complaint.

Still, regulators’ success in discouraging churning has given rise to fee-based brokerage and wrap accounts. These accounts do not compensate brokers on the number and frequency of transactions, but on an ongoing management or advisory fee. It can be a flat fee or one that is determined by a percentage of the assets in the account. This mode of compensation takes away a broker’s incentive to churn accounts. That has to be a good thing, right? Well, not necessarily, if you are a regulator.

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Now, according to financial planner and writer Michael Kitces, the regulators are concerned they have been “too successful” in motivating brokers to charge management fees. Kitces notes the new DoL fiduciary rule will continue to spur a massive shift towards various forms of fee-based brokerage and advisory accounts, giving rise to an emerging new problem: reverse churning.

Reverse Churning

He says reverse churning “is where an advisor charges an ongoing investment management fee … but fails to provide any substantive ongoing investment services.” The broker places a consumer in an investment, collects the annual fee, and never touches the account again. Regulators are worried that brokers have gone from too much activity (churning) to not enough (reverse churning).

With the rise in popularity of passive investing, there is growing interest in the use of ETFs, index funds, and other passive investment vehicles. Passive investing is often framed as a “leave it and forget it” strategy that needs little attention. A lot of research validates that a passive investment strategy is usually superior to an active strategy with more buying and selling of securities.

Kitces notes that while the regulatory concern about reverse churning is appropriate, it “raises troubling concerns when paired with the growing popularity of using index funds, ETFs, and passive investment approaches. How is an advisor supposed to justify an ongoing advisory fee when the right thing for the client to do might really be to do nothing? And what if the bulk of the advisor’s AUM fee is actually for other non-investment (i.e., financial planning) services, paired together with an otherwise passive investment portfolio?”

Assessment

Regulators will probably need to address the difference between reverse churning and implementing a prudent passive investment strategy. That won’t happen before there is a lot of confusion that demands clarification. In the meanwhile, fee-only advisors who embrace a passive investment strategy will have to add another layer of busywork by documenting what they actively do for clients on an ongoing basis. Clearly, this will be easier for fiduciary advisors who also provide financial planning than for those who only provide investment advice. 

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DR. MARCINKO SEEKING UNIVERSITY FACULTY APPOINTMENT

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Crowd Sourcing My Job Search – An Academic Social Media Experiment?

Dr. David Edward Marcinko MBBS DPM MBA MEd BSc CMP®

Any New Year typically brings to mind the passage of Father Time.

And, as a former endowed chairman and distinguished Business School professor of capitalism, health economics, policy and management; it’s hard to believe that I’ll be finishing up my current visiting scholar-on-sabbatical tenure after this Spring semester.

So, I am crowd-sourcing my next university job search as an emerging trend. It’s the career development equivalent of my just launched WIKI health dictionary project.

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A Survey of Top American Fears

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By Rick Kahler MSFS CFP®

Not long ago, one of Americans’ top fears was public speaking. Apparently Toastmasters is working; this fear didn’t even make this year’s Top 10 list.

Survey of American Fears

Chapman University recently completed its third Survey of American Fears, as reported in an October 12 article in Science Daily. Based on responses to questions about 65 potential fears from more than 1,500 adult participants, here are the top 10 things Americans fear:

  1. Corruption of government officials (same top fear as 2015)
  2. Terrorist attacks
  3. Not having enough money for the future
  4. Being a victim of terror
  5. Government restrictions on firearms and ammunition
  6. People I love dying
  7. Economic or financial collapse
  8. Identity theft
  9. People I love becoming seriously ill
  10. The Affordable Health Care Act/”Obamacare”

Four of these top fears (numbers 3, 7, 8, and 10) relate directly to financial health

The survey additionally identified four attitudes essential to motivating ourselves to protect against a fear:

  1. This can happen to me.
  2. This is serious.
  3. I can actually do something to help myself.
  4. Taking action will make a difference.

Let’s apply these attitudes to just one of the top fears: not having enough money for the future.

There’s a good reason this fear made the top ten. Around 70% of all Americans live paycheck to paycheck. Faced with a sudden need for $1,000, 75% would need to sell something or borrow to come up with the money. Around 48% would need to sell something or borrow just to come up with $400. Clearly, many Americans are not saving for emergencies and retirement.

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Motivation

Let’s look at the first motivator, This can happen to me. We are a nation of optimists. Many have money scripts like “The money will always be there,” and “Social Security and future government programs will provide for me.” We don’t consider realities such as the meager living Social Security would provide or whether taxpayers can or will support expanding aid programs. Thinking happy thoughts won’t create emergency reserves or retirement investments.

Which brings us to This is serious. If you are not investing enough money from each paycheck to continue your standard of living into retirement, it is really serious. If you retire unprepared and underfunded, it will be too late to save. And continuing to work won’t be an option for 8 out of 10 because of health reasons or inability to find a job. This is serious.

I can actually do something to help myself. Today, while you have a job and your health, you can make changes. You can get creative to reduce your standard of living and begin to save and invest. You can change your diet and take better care of your health so you can work longer. You can go back to school and reeducate yourself so you stay relevant in the workforce. You can make double and triple payments on your debts and become debt free. You can relocate to an area with a lower cost of living. You can even focus on rebuilding great relationships with your kids so they may let you move in with them in your last years.

Taking action will make a difference. Indeed it will—and starting now is key. Someday is today. Search online for printed materials, online courses, local classes, or professionals that can help you create spending plans that work, get out of debt, creatively cut expenses, increase your income, and maximize your investment growth.

Assessment

There is a lot you can do to help yourself, and your most important action is to take a first step. 

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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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SNAPSHOT – Money is fleeing China

That’s hardly news, since it’s been happening for well over a year now. More accurately, money is now seriously fleeing China – at a rate which shows how little confid…

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Brexit Re-Deux?

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British voters shocked the world last week with their 52% to 48% decision to leave the European Union. The uncertainty of how this complex divorce will play out over the coming decade sent global markets reeling.

In fact, London’s Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 lost 4.4% of its value in one day, and the British pound sterling was down 14% against the yen and 10% against the dollar. The financial news media went berserk.

Britain has two years after notifying the EU of its intention to leave to negotiate its exit with policy makers, so we can expect the markets to remain volatile for some time.

Why all the fuss?

The thinking is that British companies will lose access to the European market for duty-free trade and financial services. Some think London will no longer be able to function as Europe’s financial center as it has done, since companies have long seen Britain as the gateway to free trade with the 28 nations in the EU. Eventually, Britain could lose American investment and manufacturing jobs that would move across the channel to mainland Europe. However, this is all speculation. Nobody knows exactly how the Brexit will play out long-term.

One reason it’s unwise to assume the worst is because the Brexit vote is not legally binding on the government. Since British Prime Minister David Cameron resigned his post and called for a new election by October, it’s possible the new government might decide to delay withdrawing from the EU. Or Parliament could instruct the new prime minister not to notify the EU that Britain is withdrawing until the government has had a chance to study further the implications. There could even be a second referendum to undo the first.

Given all these uncertainties, what was and continues to be my advice to investors?

It’s Quite Simple – Do nothing!

The current market disruptions represent an emotional roller coaster, a short-term panic reaction to what is likely to be a very long-term, well-constructed exit from the EU. British companies were certainly not 4% less valuable the day after the vote than the day before, and the pound sterling is not suddenly a second-rate currency. The US, China, and Japan are not part of the EU. Global economies function fine and they will continue to function without Britain in the EU, just as they functioned well before the EU was created in 1989.

The emotions of traders and speculators are driving the short-term market responses to a long-term event that will be worked out by reasonable people who will have their nation’s economic best interests at heart. Long-term investors who sold because of the Brexit will undoubtedly realize they were suckered and manipulated once again by panic masquerading as an assessment of real damage to the companies they’ve invested in.

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Good News

The good news is that long-term investors who are diversified have only a minority of their portfolios in equities. While the Brexit was not good in the short run for Britain’s currency and global equity markets, it was a positive for investment vehicles. Gold, bonds, and managed futures all profited nicely upon the news of the Brexit. The strategy of global diversification worked—again. And, if equity markets decline sufficiently, long-term investors will be able to rebalance their portfolios by selling a portion of what has appreciated and buying equities. That is called “selling high and buying low.”

Second Thoughts?

Assessment

However much short-term disruption there may be, Britain and the EU will find a way to move through this unexpected event without too much damage. Like every other recent short-term financial calamity, Brexit will become just another blip on the long-term charts.

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CEO Compensation is Down

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The New York Times reported the 200 most-highly-paid CEOs in the United States collectively experienced a pay cut last year!

CEOs’ average compensation – all CEOs compensation added together and then divided by 200 – fell by 15 percent from 2014 to 2015.

Of course, you know what they say about lies and statistics

Equilar, the company responsible for the study, reported CEO pay grew modestly in 2015. They looked at median CEO pay – the number in the middle. It was $16.6 million for fiscal 2015. That’s up 5 percent from the previous year.

No matter how you interpret the results, not one CEO earned more than $100 million. CEOs in the technology industry had the highest median pay while those in basic materials (which includes oil and gas companies) had the lowest, according to Equilar.

Many people have argued company performance should inform CEO pay, but there wasn’t much evidence this was the case. Although there may have been a basis for CEO pay changes, there was no clear correlation to shareholder returns or company revenues.

For instance:

  • A 702 percent increase in pay was awarded when total shareholder return was down 5 percent, and company revenues were down 1 percent.
  • A 286 percent increase in pay was awarded when total shareholder return was up 16 percent, and company revenues were up 9 percent.
  • A 48 percent reduction in pay occurred when total shareholder return was up 25 percent, and company revenues were up 4 percent.

Assessment

The portion of 2015 corporate budgets allotted to pay hikes for employees increased by 2.8 percent, on average, according to Mercer. The report said, “… the highest-performing employees received average base pay increases of 4.8 percent in 2015 compared to 2.7 percent for average performers and 0.2 percent for the lowest performers …”

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CMS Announces New Random Payment Generator

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CMS JUST ANNOUNCED a new Innovation Model from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, the Random Payment Generator, which will launch as a demonstration in January 2017.

“We’re pleased to add an eighth category of Innovation Models to our innovation portfolio,”

says CMMI spokesperson Dr. Emmett Brown.

“We felt that with the wide range of models developed to date, we needed to develop a ‘placebo’ initiative that could be measured against the various concepts we have been testing. We’ll be able to better determine if simply taking random actions while facing the formidable challenges in purchasing and coordinating healthcare services yields any different results than the complex models we have undertaken.”

The Random Payment Generator will simply randomize payment amounts to be paid for billed services, based on an algorithm that has programmed into repurposed surplus portable equipment being distributed to Medicare Administrative Contractors. Doctor Brown explained that the older equipment has no Internet connectivity and thus is not susceptible to breaches from outside hackers.

CMS is seeking hospital and medical group applicants to participate in the one-year Medicare trial in which they may render services and submit billings without being subject to most provider program requirements, but will accept whatever payment amount is assigned by the Random Payment Generator as payment in full.

“A number of provider participants in our other models have complained that they can’t understand or find any logic in how they are getting paid, and the basis for payment under this new model will certainly be easier to communicate and understand,”

Doctor Brown continued.

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On “Negative” Interest Rates

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Are markets suffering from excessive worry?

Last week, markets headed south because investors were concerned about the possibility of negative interest rates in the United States – even though the U.S. Federal Reserve has been tightening monetary policy (i.e., they’ve been raising interest rates).

The worries appear to have taken root after the House Financial Services Committee asked Fed Chair Janet Yellen whether the Federal Reserve was opposed to reducing its target rate below zero should economic conditions warrant it (e.g., if the U.S. economy deteriorated in a significant way). Barron’s reported on the confab between the House and the Fed:

“Another, equally remote scenario also gave markets the willies last week: that the Federal Reserve could potentially push its key interest-rate targets below zero, as its central-bank counterparts in Europe and Japan already have. Not that anybody imagined it was on the agenda of the U.S. central bank, which, after all, had just embarked on raising short-term interest rates in December and marching to a different drummer than virtually all other central banks, which are in rate-cutting mode.”

Worried investors may want to consider insights offered by the Financial Times, which published an article in January titled, “Why global economic disaster is an unlikely event.” It discussed global risks, including inflation shocks, financial crises, and geopolitical upheaval and conflict while pointing out:

“The innovation-driven economy that emerged in the late 18th and 19th centuries and spread across the globe in the 20th and 21st just grows. That is the most important fact about it. It does not grow across the world at all evenly – far from it. It does not share its benefits among people at all equally – again, far from it. But it grows. It grew last year. Much the most plausible assumption is that it will grow again this year. The world economy will not grow forever. But it will only stop when…resource constraints offset innovation. We are certainly not there yet.”

Assessment

Markets bounced at the end of the week when the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) indicated its members were ready to cut production. The news pushed oil prices about 12 percent higher and alleviated one worry – for now.

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Was the San Bernardino CA Massacre Work Place Violence?

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ASSESSMENT OF WORKPLACE VIOLENCE … A HEALTHCARE P.O.V.

  • By Eugene Schmuckler PhD MBA MEd CTS
  • By Dr. David Edward Marcinko MBA MBBS

What Really Is Workplace Violence?

Workplace violence is more than physical assault — it is any act in which a person is abused, threatened, intimidated, harassed, or assaulted in his or her employment. Swearing, verbal abuse, playing “pranks,” spreading rumors, arguments, property damage, vandalism, sabotage, pushing, theft, physical assaults, psychological trauma, anger-related incidents, rape, arson, and murder are all examples of workplace violence.

Registered Nurses Association of Nova Scotia

The Registered Nurses Association of Nova Scotia defines violence as “any behavior that results in injury whether real or perceived by an individual, including, but not limited to, verbal abuse, threats of physical harm, and sexual harassment.” As such, workplace violence includes:

  • threatening behavior — such as shaking fists, destroying property, or throwing objects;
  • verbal or written threats — any expression of intent to inflict harm;
  • harassment — any behavior that demeans, embarrasses, humiliates, annoys, alarms, or verbally abuses a person and that is known or would be expected to be unwelcome. This includes words, gestures, intimidation, bullying, or other inappropriate activities;
  • verbal abuse — swearing, insults, or condescending language;
  • muggings — aggravated assaults, usually conducted by surprise and with intent to rob; or
  • physical attacks — hitting, shoving, pushing, or kicking.

 Non-work Related Situations

Workplace violence can be brought about by a number of different actions in the workplace. It may also be the result of non-work related situations such as domestic violence or “road rage.” Workplace violence can be inflicted by an abusive employee, a manager, supervisor, co-worker, customer, family member, or even a stranger.

University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center

The University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center classifies most workplace violence into one of four categories.[1]

  • Type I Criminal Intent — Results while a criminal activity (e.g., robbery) is being committed and the perpetrator had no legitimate relationship to the workplace.
  • Type II Customer/Client — The perpetrator is a customer or client at the workplace (e.g., healthcare patient) and becomes violent while being assisted by the worker.
  • Type III Worker on Worker — Employees or past employees of the workplace are the perpetrators.
  • Type IV Personal Relationship — The perpetrator usually has a personal relationship with an employee (e.g., domestic violence in the workplace).

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Assessment

And so, was San Bernardino workplace violence – or not; please opine?

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Dr. Eugene Schmuckler was Coordinator of Behavioral Sciences at a Public Training Center before accepting his current position as Academic Dean for iMBA, Inc. He is an international expert on personal re-engineering and coaching whose publications have been translated into Dutch and Russian. He now focuses on career development, change management, coaching and stress reduction for physicians and financial professionals. Behavioral finance, life planning and economic risk tolerance assessments are additional areas of focus. Formerly, Dr. Schmuckler was a senior adjunct faculty member at the Keller Graduate School of Management, Atlanta. He taught courses in Organizational Behavior and Leadership, Strategic Staffing, Training and Development, and the capstone course in human resources management. He is a member of a number of professional organizations including the American Psychological Association, the Academy of Management, and the Society for Human Resource Management. A native of Brooklyn New York, he received his BS degree in Psychology from Brooklyn College. He earned his MBA and PhD degrees in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Louisiana State University. Currently, he serves on the executive BOD for:  www.MedicalBusinessAdvisors.com  and is the Dean of Admissions for www.CertifiedMedicalPlanner.org

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Congrats to Dr. Angus Stewart Deaton

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Angus Deaton – Princeton University

The Princeton University economist Angus Deaton won this year’s Nobel Prize in economic sciences.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angus_Deaton

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2015 Harvard Medical School Class

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John F. Nash Jr., 86, dies in car accident

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John Nash, subject of ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ Dies in Crash

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Famed mathematician John Nash, whose accomplished life inspired the movie “A Beautiful Mind” was killed in a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike.

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R.I.P. [requiescat in pace]

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The “Doc-Fix” Taxpayer Calculator

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Determining you Financial Share on “TAX DAY”

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One of the most-onerous votes in recent years on Capitol Hill is the so-called “doc fix.” That’s the patch Congress re-ups periodically to make sure that seniors on Medicare continue to receive medical care.

If Congress doesn’t cough up a chunk of change for the doc fix, doctors who treat Medicare recipients could experience an abrupt 21 percent reduction in their federal reimbursement – and would likely stop taking those patients.

In late March, the House approved a permanent replacement for the doc fix.

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A solution has eluded lawmakers for years 

In fact lawmakers tinkered with this particular Medicare payment method some 17 times since 1997. That’s when the amount of money the federal government had available to pay doctors started to dip into the red. So in order to make sure physicians were paid and seniors didn’t lose benefits, Congress engineered a short-term –but expensive– Band-Aid to cover the difference.

Assessment

Hence the name, the “doc fix.”

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Seeking Authors by “Crowd-Sourcing” our Proposed Medical Marketing TextBook

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MEDICAL PRACTICE MARKETING MANAGEMENT, ADVERTISING, SALES, COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL MEDIA SKILLS

[New-Wave Success Strategies for Savvy Doctors]

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[By Prof Hope Rachel Hetico RN MHA CMP]

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Dear ME-P Readers and Subscribers,

No – We’ve not been in blog-silence mode lately.

Instead, we’ve been hard at work on our soon-to-be-released and major new 800 page print text book:

Comprehensive Financial Planning Strategies for Doctors and Advisors [Best Practices from Leading Consultants and Certified Medical Planners™]

A Recent Project

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And now, we are just working on our newest book proposal: MEDICAL PRACTICE MARKETING MANAGEMENT, ADVERTISING, SALES, COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL MEDIA SKILLS – [New-Wave Success Strategies for Savvy Doctors]. © IMBA, Inc. All rights reserved.

Format and Style

This is the most journalistic styled book we’ve ever attempted. We’ve already completed about 10 chapters that need updating. They are all fascinating. So, it seems a shame to leave so much great stuff on the cutting room floor. Therefore, we are seeking about 12-15 additional de-novo chapters from you, our esteemed ME-P readers and subscribers.

Crowd-Sourcing the Book

Therefore, for the next few months we will be soliciting author-experts and contributions via this on-line Crowd Sourcing campaign to either update existing chapters; or submit totally new chapters, success stories and essays.

Of course, the existing chapters are more traditional in nature; while de-novo contributions will be more new-wave, innovative and grounding-breaking in their thought leadership marketing ideas.

We are Hoping you Can Help Us

If you have deep knowledge, experience or education in medical marketing; or an amazing story about how new sales, PR or modern channels of advertising distribution [electronic age] are transforming and changing your medical practice, clinic or hospital for the better; please do let us know. Either by posting a comment or emailing Ann, directly.

Tenor and Tone

These kinds of chapters can help bring a subject to life. To give you a sense of the range of topics we’ll be covering, as well as the book’s tone, we’ve pasted below a tentative draft of the Table of Contents. If all goes well, the print hardcover textbook it will be published in about a year.

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Our Deep Healthcare Niche Notoriety

And, our books have used by professional organizations like the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE), American College of Physician Executives (ACPE), American College of Emergency Room Physicians (ACEP), Health Care Management Associates (HMA), and PhysiciansPractice.com;

and by academic institutions like the UCLA School of Medicine, Northern University College of Business, Creighton University, Medical College of Wisconsin, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Washington University School of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, and the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University, University of Pennsylvania Medical and Dental Libraries, Southern Illinois College of Medicine, University at Buffalo Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan Dental Library, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, among many others.

All are archived in the Library of Congress, Institute of Health and Library of Medicine.

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Regardless of your decision to contribute, we remain apostles promoting our mutual core interests whenever possible.  And, we are all doing our best to make it a fascinating and important book, and appreciate your help.

If interested in contributing, updating or as a peer reviewer; please contact Ann:

Ann Miller RN MHA [Project Manager]

Institute of Medical Business Advisors, Inc.

MarcinkoAdvisors@msn.com

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A Financial Planning Curated News Round-Up for MDs

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Interesting news and topics from around the blog-o-sphere

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  • How 6 Types of Retirement Income Are Taxed
    A common mistake retirees make when calculating their living expenses is forgetting how big a bite state and federal taxes can take out of savings. And how you tap your accounts can make a big difference.
  • Long-term Care by the Numbers
    Seven out of ten people will need long-term care sometime after 65. One expert examines the numbers behind long-term care.
  • Three Retirement Goals People Never Achieve
    New and soon-to-be retirees often set lofty retirement goals based on newfound time and opportunities. However, some of their most common goals and dreams are never even attempted, let alone achieved.
  • How Rising Rates Could Impact 3 Key Sectors
    How might different fixed income sectors respond to rising rates? And how might investors position their portfolios? This article offers a view of three widely held fixed income sectors.

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COMPREHENSIVE FINANCIAL PLANNING STRATEGIES for DOCTORS and ADVISORS

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UPCOMING: Our Newest Major Textbook Release

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Release: February 19th, 2015 by Productivity Press, Inc

744 Pages | 43 Illustrations

Editor(s): Dr. David Edward Marcinko MBA CMP™ and Professor Hope Rachel Hetico RN MHA CMP™

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 COMPREHENSIVE FINANCIAL PLANNING STRATEGIES for DOCTORS and ADVISORS 

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Certified Medical Planners™]

Comprehensive Financial Planning Strategies for Doctors and Advisors: Best Practices from Leading Consultants and Certified Medical Planners™

 Features: 

  • Engaging content with case models, templates and examples for all medical professionals and their consulting advisors.
  • Combines holistic financial planning with new topics like hedge funds, investment banking, Wall Street practices and shenanigans; securities markets and margin accounts; alternative asset classes and investment policy creation – all integrated with emerging health industry concerns like the PP-ACA, ACOs, new tax laws and reimbursement models; practice sales, contracting and valuations; social media, hospital employee fringe benefits and PHO stock options.
  • Presents disruptive theories on industry suitability rules, fiduciary accountability and stewardship principles, and how to select the most knowledgeable and cost-efficient advisor for every life-cycle need.

Summary

Drawing on the expertise of multi-degreed doctors, and multi-certified financial advisors, COMPREHENSIVE  FINANCIAL PLANNING STRATEGIES FOR DOCTORS AND ADVISORS[Best Practices from Leading Consultants and Certified Medical Planners™]will shape the industry landscape for the next-generation as the current ecosystem strives to keep pace. Traditional generic products and sales-driven advice will yield to a new breed of deeply informed financial advisor, or Certified Medical Planner™.

The profession is set to be transformed by “cognitive-disruptors” that will significantly impact the $2.8 trillion healthcare marketplace for those financial consultants serving this challenging sector. There will be winners and losers. The text which contains 24 chapters, and champions healthcare providers while informing financial advisors, is divided into four sections compete with glossary of terms, CMP™ curriculum content, and related information sources:

  1. For ALL medical providers and financial industry practitioners
  2. For NEW medical providers and financial industry practitioners
  3. For MID-CAREER medical providers and financial industry practitioners
  4. For MATURE medical providers and financial industry practitioners.

Using an engaging style, the book is filled with authoritative guidance and health care–centered discussions, to provide tools and techniques to create a personalized financial plan using professional advice. Comprehensive coverage includes topics likes behavioral finance, medical risk management, Modern Portfolio Theory (MPF), the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAP-M) and Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT); as well as insider insights on commercial real estate; High Frequency Trading platforms and robo-advisors; the Patriot and Sarbanes–Oxley Acts; hospital endowment fund management, ethical wills, divorce and other special situations.

The result is a codified “must-have” book, for all health industry participants, and those seeking advice from the growing cadre of financial consultants and Certified Medical Planners™ who seek to “do well – by doing good”, dispensing granular physician-centric financial advice: Omnia pro medicus-clientis.

Financial Planning 2015

 RAISING THE BAR

CERTIFIED MEDICAL PLANNER

“The informed voice of a new generation of fiduciary advisors for healthcare”

[Omnia pro medicus-clientis]  

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