Ronald J. Paprocki, JD, CFP, CHBC
Mr. Paprocki is chief executive officer of MEDIQUS Asset Advisors, Inc. in Chicago.
Doing what's right for you is the key for investing
The key to determining what to invest in should be based primarily on the needs, temperament, and available resources of each individual or family.
Are your beneficiary designations up to date?
There is never a bad time to revisit the beneficiary designations you have made over the years.
Deciphering the alphabet soup of financial advisers
In addition to registered investment advisers, there are a number of other financial-based professionals who may be in a position to assist you with many financial planning areas.
Gold investments lose their luster over time
If one disregards the 1971–'74 period when U.S. investors could not own it directly, gold's long-term performance drops substantially.
Credit or debit? Each card type has pros and cons
While on the surface, it may not seem to matter, there are some important differences between debit and credit cards, and reasons why you should use one form of payment over the other.
Is health care part of your retirement plans?
What you need to know about health care costs post-retirement and the taxability of municipal bonds.
Tenancy by the entirety can protect your home
Holding property in joint tenancy with rights of survivorship (JTWROS) generally provides no asset protection. In fact, JTWROS ownership exposes the property to the creditors of each of the joint tenants.
Tax hike for high-income earners expected in 2013
Many physicians may be joining other high-income taxpayers subject to an upcoming potentially large tax hike they may not even be aware of.
How market indices, averages can guide you
Stock indices and averages are simply ways to measure changes in the market value of certain groups of stocks.
Doctors should take time now to make estate-planning decisions
Without a properly structured estate plan, your heirs may be paying unnecessary estate taxes and probate fees that in many cases can be dramatically reduced or even eliminated.