In July, the staff of the ASA Monitor conducted an email survey that polled readers on their top perceived challenges facing today's anesthesiology profession. You shared your greatest concerns regarding various topics and offered some innovative solutions to those challenges.

This first in a series of four articles dissecting the survey results focuses on readers' chief financial concerns. Retirement planning, loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and payment rate negotiations were among readers' primary financial worries. How can anesthesiologists tackle these challenges? It begins by taking a proactive approach as well as finding the right resources.

Planning for the future can be a daunting task, but there are a number of steps that will help ensure you have set yourself up comfortably for retirement. While it is never too late to start saving and investing, the sooner an individual begins, the better off they will be....

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