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We want to provide you with the most accurate data available. In order to do this, we've created a space that will connect you to The Markets - a weekly blog update that puts you at the forefront of the financial industry. These posts are a sample of the content we use to help you make wise financial decisions; consider it 'insider knowledge.' 

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-The CRNA FP® Team

 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

These spending and investing precepts may encourage its longevity. All retirees want their money to last a lifetime. There is no guarantee it will, but, in pursuit of that goal, households may want to adopt a couple of spending and...

 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Even for high-income earners like CRNAs, many people don’t work with a financial advisor because they assume it will cost a lot of money for advice they can find on the Internet. Why pay for something you may be able to do on...

 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Today’s impulsive moves could breed tomorrow’s regrets. When emotions and money intersect, the effects can be financially injurious. Emotions can cause us to overreact – or not act at all when we should. Think of the...

 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Do you really want to risk facing these potential outcomes? Saving for retirement may seem a thankless task. But you may be thanking yourself later. Putting away a percentage of one’s income, money that could be used for any...

 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Determining how much money you’ll need to save now and then withdraw each year in retirement can be one of the most overwhelming elements of retirement planning. There are countless theories and strategies to most appropriately...

 

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Keep an eye on where it goes, as some destinations may be better than others. You can probably envision how most of your retirement money will be spent. Much of it will be used on living expenses, health care expenses, and, perhaps,...

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

What’s your definition of following a budget? For some, it’s simply paying the bills, while for others it’s not surpassing a certain dollar amount each month in spending. In fact, only one in three people prepare a...

 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

As a CRNA, you’ve worked hard throughout your schooling and career. When time flies, you may not even realize that retirement is right around the corner. While some CRNAs may choose to work longer or freelance in their 60s,...

 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Without a doubt, new CRNAs entering practice struggle with mortgage financing. CRNAs get declined for a mortgage at a much higher rate than other clients. Most underwriting guidelines – even medical professional loan programs...

 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The five phases of life after 50 & the considerations that accompany them. The journey to and through retirement occurs gradually, like successive chapters in a book. Each chapter has its own things to consider. Chapter 1 (the fifties)...

 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Over time, these seemingly small factors could make a major difference. Saving for retirement takes decades and demands the investment of significant amounts of your income. As this major effort unfolds, you should recognize that some...

 

Monday, February 27, 2017

Tax season has officially started, which often provokes groans and phone calls to your tax professional. As a CRNA, you hopefully have a tax minimization strategy in place to help you legally reduce your overall tax liability. However,...

 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Will you have enough money to make ends meet? You may have heard that people spend less once they are retired. Statistically, that is true. The question is whether a retiree has enough income to meet his or her expenses. Ideally,...

 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Did you know that CRNAs make on average twice as much in Montana as they do in Arizona? The US Census Bureau recently released their data for CRNA wages throughout the country. As it turns out, wages vary quite a bit from state to...

 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

As we get older, life seems to pass by faster than ever, especially for CRNAs with busy work schedules. You may be amazed to realize that retirement is just a decade away. If you’re approaching the ten year countdown, consider...

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

How can you plan to do it? What kind of financial commitment will it take? How many of us will retire with $1 million or more in savings? More of us ought to – in fact, more of us may need to, given inflation and the rising cost...

 

Friday, January 13, 2017

CRNAs tend to receive some of the best education and training in the world. However, many may be at a disadvantage when it comes to personal financial management because their schooling doesn’t equip them with the tools required...

 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Sometimes the best holiday gifts can’t be wrapped or purchased in stores. Some, like a personalized financial plan, keep giving back to you and your family for many years to come. A financial plan is designed to help you stay on...

 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Benjamin Franklin famously noted, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Taxes are an inevitability of life, but with complicated and confusing laws and codes, many CRNAs don’t have...

 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Some myths & misperceptions keep circulating about Social Security. These are worth dispelling, as more and more baby boomers are becoming eligible for their retirement benefits...

 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

If you haven’t visited our site before or are reading our blog for the first time, you might be wondering if our services are right for you. We want to provide you some more information on who we are, what we offer, and who we...

 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

What You Can & Cannot Control as You Plan for Retirement Some things you have no influence over. You may have some power to affect other factors. Are you worried about retiring? Many baby boomers are, and they have reason to be, given...

 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Without such strategies, they can risk going through their savings too fast. Every day, articles appear urging people to save for retirement. These articles are so prevalent that it may seem like retirement planning is entirely about...

 

Friday, October 21, 2016

As mentioned in our last blog post, I am so happy to have released my second book, A CRNA’s Life After Anesthesia. I hope it helps demystify many of the questions and hurdles you, as a CRNA, may face as you approach retirement....

 

Monday, October 10, 2016

Many may keep working out of interest rather than need. Baby boomers realize that their retirements may not unfold like those of their parents. New survey data from The Pew Charitable Trusts highlights how perceptions of retirement...

 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Along with the financial planning aspects of my job, I’ve always been passionate about education. Just as an in-depth education is critical for CRNAs in their practice of anesthesia, education is equally important as they plan...

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

New statistics point out an alarming financial problem. $6,876. That is the average amount of credit card debt owed by an American household headed up by an individual aged 65-69.1 If you are newly retired or close to retiring, that...

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Agreeing about what you want from retirement is crucial. What does a good retirement look like to you? Does it resemble the retirement that your spouse or partner has in mind? It is at least roughly similar? The Social Security...

 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

What should you focus on as the transition approaches? You can prepare for your retirement transition years before it occurs. In doing so, you can do your best to avoid the kind of financial surprises that tend to upset an unsuspecting...

 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Will volatility seize Wall Street? Or will calm prevail? Wall Street has had a rather calm summer. How about fall? Will volatility increase before and after Election Day? So far, the market is performing roughly in line with historical...

 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Many affluent investors, such as CRNAs, have not thoroughly contemplated how their Social Security benefits will affect their overall financial plan. In fact, countless high-income earners don’t think they will benefit from it....

 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

They may affect our attempts to build wealth. Picture an 18-wheeler, its 4,000-cubic-foot cargo trailer filled to capacity with stacks of $100 bills. The driver shuts and locks the trailer, closing the door on roughly $10 billion. Now...

 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

You probably see headlines about retirement planning on every website and newspaper you read. Many of them all share one common tip: start as early as possible. Your accumulation years are the most important, as they set the tone and...

 

Friday, August 5, 2016

Sometimes planning for retirement isn’t entirely about money. How many words have been written about retirement? It’s a preoccupation for many, and we devote so much time, thought, and energy toward saving for the last day...

 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

You know you should start saving for retirement before you turn 40. What can you start doing today to make that effort more productive, to improve your chances of ending up with more retirement money, rather than less?

 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Retirement is a scary yet exciting leap for CRNAs. While there are countless pieces to the retirement planning puzzle, right now I want to focus on three of the biggest questions you’ll need to answer before retiring. All three...

 

Friday, July 1, 2016

A “not-to-do” list for the new year & years to follow. A new study has raised eyebrows about the retirement prospects of women. It comes from the National Institute on Retirement Security, a non-profit, non-partisan...

 

Friday, June 17, 2016

Some costs could rise, fall or even disappear. Your retirement may seem near at hand or far away, but one thing is certain: your future will differ from your present. Financially, that fact is worth remembering. Some of the costs you...

 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

All retirees want their money to last a lifetime. There is no guarantee it will, but, in pursuit of that goal, households may want to adopt a couple of spending and investing precepts. One precept: observing the 4% rule. This classic...

 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A “not-to-do” list for the new year & years to follow. How are your money habits? Are you getting ahead financially, or does it feel like you are running in place? It may come down to behavior. Some financial behaviors...

 

Monday, April 25, 2016

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual salary for a CRNA is $160,250.1 Brian Del Grosso, a nurse anesthetist at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, shared with Business Insider a few of the...

 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

CRNA business owners and freelancers tend to have very high incomes, but are busy and often unprepared when it comes to financial planning. Whether you plan to continue running your business well beyond traditional retirement age, or...

 

Friday, April 1, 2016

Since 2013, anesthesia practices are selling to corporate buyers or merging with other groups at unprecedented rates. In 2014 alone, there were 27 acquisitions completed by 14 separate buyers, including multi-billion dollar publicly...

 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Whether retirement is far away, rapidly approaching, or already upon you, it is important to understand how an income stream from different sources may be created to cover your expenses. As you plan for your retirement, you’ll want to...

 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy April Fool's Day from all of us at CRNA Financial Planning! We love a good CRNA joke all year long, but particularly today. Please enjoy some of our favorites below!

 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

As you read on our blog last October, the last-minute budget and debt ceiling deal that the House and Senate passed will make changes to Social Security benefits. In an effort to decrease spending, some popular claiming strategies are...

 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Over the past few months, CRNAs across the country have been watching the industry change before their eyes. From the Michigan 68 to Mission Health System in North Carolina, job security has now become a significant concern. At CRNA...

 

Monday, February 1, 2016

From college undergraduates to medical professionals considering a career change, a common question I’ve heard is, “is it a financially worthwhile to become a CRNA today?” When we initially think of doctors, nurse...

 

Friday, January 15, 2016

Last week was an awful trading week on Wall Street, with the S&P 500 posting its worst year-opening week in history by losing 6%. Global stock markets lost $2.3 trillion, alarming investors who worry about the market forecast for the...

 

Friday, January 15, 2016

What are the differences between a CRNA who works as a W-2 employee and one who is a 1099 contractor or freelancer? You probably are familiar with both types of CRNAs; those who go to work at the same place every day as employees, and...

 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

This year marked a tipping point of wealth in the United States. According to a 2015 survey, this is the first point in history that there are more affluent Gen Xers (born in the 1960s to 1980) than affluent Baby Boomers. The survey...