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How to Improve Your Credit Score

How Doctors Can Improve Their Credit Score & Other Common Credit Score Questions

Key takeaways:  Your credit score can have a big impact on your ability to borrow money or open new credit cards.  Raise your credit score by making on-time payments, decreasing your credit usage, and keeping existing credit cards or other accounts open if possible. Panacea Financial does not use a doctor or doctor-in-training’s credit score …

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What is a 401k and an IRA? What Doctors Need to Know About Retirement Savings

Key takeaways: The most important part of saving for retirement is starting as early as possible. 401(k)s are employer-sponsored retirement accounts that are most beneficial when the employer matches a portion of the employee’s contribution. IRA accounts are individual retirement accounts that allow more freedom to invest on your own terms. Speak with an experienced …

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What You Need to Know About Credit Card Consolidation for Doctors

Key takeaways:  Credit card consolidation takes multiple credit card balances and rolls them into one monthly payment. Doctors can often build up credit card debt in school and residency, which can quickly become toxic when not paid off. Personal loans are one option for consolidating credit card debt. Americans have over $840 million in credit …

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The Changing Landscape of Medicine: Trends and Key Benefits of Private Practices

Key takeaways: Private practice employment and ownership is declining. Owning and working for a private medical practice can allow a physician to have greater autonomy, can be more lucrative, and allows the owner to develop non-medical skills. Private practices are important to healthcare, allowing patients and providers to have more options. Most physicians are employed …

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Personal Loans for Doctors: What You Need to Know

Key takeaways:  Personal loans offer doctors money when they need it most for any need — credit card consolidation, application fees, relocation and more. Panacea Financial’s PRN personal loan was created specifically for doctors and doctors-in-training with a number of unique benefits. With examination fees, residency relocation costs and credit card debt, becoming a doctor …

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What is the Average Medical School Debt?

What is the Average Medical School Debt? Key takeaways: The average medical student graduates with $241,600 in total student loan debt. Between 76% and 89% of medical students graduate with debt. Private colleges are generally more expensive than public institutions. It is no secret that medical school is expensive. Most physicians enter the workforce burdened …

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A Fatal Medical Error: How the RaDonda Vaught Case Affects the Future of Healthcare

A Fatal Medical Error: How the RaDonda Vaught Case Affects the Future of Healthcare To err is human, and Nurse RaDonda Vaught erred. As a result, she has been found guilty of homicide and is now sentenced to three years of supervised probation. A medical error led to the tragic and untimely death of her …

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How Has the Biden Presidency Affected My Student Loans?

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in October 2020. We updated and revised the content on May 6, 2022 to provide the most current and accurate information. Student debt has doubled over the last ten years, ballooning up to $1.54 trillion, and becoming the second largest consumer debt type, placing it higher than both …

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5 Things Physicians Need To Know About Buying Into a Medical Practice or Surgery Center

5 Things Physicians Need To Know About Buying Into a Medical Practice or Surgery Center Key takeaways:  Becoming a partner is a great way to become a co-owner in an existing, thriving practice. Before signing the agreement, review the buy-in offer, know the practice value, learn the income distribution structure, understand exit plan options, and …

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