Ronald J. Paprocki, JD, CFP, CHBC
Mr. Paprocki is chief executive officer of MEDIQUS Asset Advisors, Inc. in Chicago.
Does a 'new normal' exist for financial markets? History says no
Throughout recent history, periods of economic upheaval and market volatility have led people to assume that life had somehow forever changed and that new economic rules or an expanding government would limit growth.
How physicians are affected by the 2010 tax law
The Reid Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 will likely affect your 2010 taxes.
Global debt: Are stock, bond returns affected?
Although rising levels of government debt create headwinds for economic growth, a country's deficit and debt levels do not seem to adversely affect capital market returns.
How to adjust financial planning during retirement
The need for retirement planning doesn't end with the onset of retirement.
Structured products offer fixed future payout
A structured product is a contract that promises to pay a future amount based on the performance of an underlying asset, such as a stock, market index, or commodity. The payoff is usually linked to a preset formula.
Is investing in real estate investment trusts right for you?
REITs are traded on major exchanges, and they offer a few major benefits over owning specific properties.
Short-term investment instruments may mitigate effects of inflation
As the capital markets have improved, more investors have shifted their concern from weathering the financial crisis to anticipating the inflationary effects of rising federal spending and debt.
How to keep your portfolio on track by rebalancing
Diversification gives investors a valuable tool for managing risk and volatility in an investment portfolio. Effective diversification, however, requires diligent maintenance.
Long-term care insurance: What urologists need to know
The average U.S. citizen is living longer primarily because of advancements in medical care. This means a higher likelihood of needing long-term care.
Are exchange-traded funds better than mutual funds?
Investing in an ETF provides investors with the ability to invest in index-type portfolios that replicate the returns of many widely known indexes.


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