“What the heck is it?” It’s not uncommon for something we used to know by one name now described by another word. When I was a kid, it was a swamp; today it’s wetlands. We used to re-use things; now they’re re-purposed. Improving something now means it’s re-imagined. The...
Your company offers a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) that allows money to come out of your check before taxes and then you use that money to pay for eligible out-of-pocket healthcare expenses. In 2022 you can contribute up to $2850. Great deal, right?   But there’s a downside to Flex Spending...
Alhambra's Bob Williams describes one method for getting out of debt.
You don’t have to watch television very long to realize just how many types of insurance there are. In the right situation insurance is a great tool to protect you against different types of risk that can devastate you financially.   It’s a good idea to review your insurance coverage regularly...
There was dancing in the streets when Social Security announced that 2022 checks will go up by 5.9%, the biggest Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) in 40 years. But now, the streets are empty and the cheering is gone. Most of that Social Security COLA will be eaten up...
Healthcare during the senior years, especially the topic of long-term care, has been talked about and analyzed ad nauseam. And from all the research, one thing is clear. If you need long-term care, it will be expensive in both dollars and emotions.   Here are a few of the most recent...
Finances, just like your body, can be sick or healthy. Both are important to your life and you need to pay attention to both. So, how do you take the temperature of your finances? Here are 11 steps to complete your own financial checkup from our friends at The...
It’s not uncommon to see the flashing lights and hear the blaring siren of an ambulance rushing to someone’s aid or transporting them to the hospital for emergency treatment. And no matter whether the ambulance is operated by a private company or a government entity, they are an important...
You load 16, tons, and what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt. St. Peter don’t you call me, ‘cause I can’t go. I owe my soul to the company store. Lyrics “Sixteen Tons” –Merle Travis, 1946   Welcome to the United States, where debt is king. Debt was an issue in...
59% of American adults are worriers. You probably know some of them. You might even be one. Worry doesn’t attack just young or old, rich or poor, young adult or retiree—it’s found in all demographics. But for retirees specifically, there are six key financial worries that scare them, according...