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College savings plans help save money for students’ higher education

Orthopedics Today, March 2020
David B. Mandell, JD, MBA; Sanjeev Bhatia, MD
Many Americans would agree money spent on higher education is one of the best investments. No other asset class has the ability to change the…
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Estate planning 101: What every orthopedist should know

Orthopedics Today, February 2020
David B. Mandell, JD, MBA; Sanjeev Bhatia, MD
Orthopedists should engage in basic estate planning as soon as they begin practice. The three main parts of comprehensive estate planning may…
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Take advantage of 2019 year-end tax planning tips

Orthopedics Today, December 2019
David B. Mandell, JD, MBA; Sanjeev Bhatia, MD
Although it seems that many orthopedists just filed their 2018 tax returns, if they filed on extension, it is already time for them to take steps to…
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Understand fiduciary vs suitability standards of investment advisors

Orthopedics Today, September 2019
Sanjeev Bhatia, MD; David B. Mandell, JD, MBA
In the first part of this three-part series, we discussed potential pitfalls of investing alone, without the assistance of a professional. This…
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Choose wisely with use of investment advisor vs doing it yourself

Orthopedics Today, August 2019
David B. Mandell, JD, MBA; Sanjeev Bhatia, MD
This is the first of a three-part series on how an orthopedic surgeon will get investment advice during his or her lifetime. This article focuses on…
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A budget can keep millennial surgeons’ spending in check

Orthopedics Today, July 2019
David B. Mandell, JD, MBA; Sanjeev Bhatia, MD
After new orthopedic surgeons start their first jobs, they are often disappointed with their bank account balance, even after several months of being…
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Retirement planning 101: Six retirement tools available to orthopedists

Orthopedics Today, June 2019
David B. Mandell, JD, MBA; Sanjeev Bhatia, MD
A comfortable retirement is a leading financial goal for most physicians, including millennial orthopedic surgeons who may continue to practice for…
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Manage student loan debt at every stage of a career

Orthopedics Today, May 2019
Sanjeev Bhatia, MD; David B. Mandell, JD, MBA
Orthopedic surgeons who are finishing their training and starting their first jobs are often disappointed by the onerous burden of student loan debt…
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Aim for the best, plan for the worst: Protect against malpractice liability

Orthopedics Today, April 2019
Sanjeev Bhatia, MD; David B. Mandell, JD, MBA
Many experienced orthopedic surgeons, at one time or another, have worried about being sued for malpractice (or another risk) because of a bad…
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Financial modeling can help orthopedic surgeons evaluate first job opportunities

Orthopedics Today, March 2019
Sanjeev Bhatia, MD; David B. Mandell, JD, MBA
Orthopedic surgeons can be idealistic when looking for their first jobs. After years of hard work and relocation, it is natural that they and their…