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...
Ouch! The worst inflation in more than 40 years is inflicting pain on virtually every American, effecting their families, their budgets and their decisions.   The U.S. Department of Agriculture says inflation at the grocery store is 10.4% from June 2021 to June 2022. 41% of shoppers are now buying store...
Does this sound familiar?   “Hi, I’m (Joe Namath, Jimmie Walker, George Foreman, William Shatner—pick your favorite celebrity.) Check your eligibility for a zero premium Medicare Advantage plan that includes rides to medical appointments, home-delivered meals, and money added back to your social security check every single month, plus extra benefits...
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...
The clock is ticking and it gets louder the closer you get to the magic age of 65. That’s when you sign up for Medicare. But there’s more than one way to receive Medicare coverage.   There are Medicare Advantage plans, sometimes referred to as all-in-one plans, because they provide medical...
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...
For months we’ve heard stories about record-high inflation not seen in the United States in more than 40 years. There’s been a plethora of reports about skyrocketing grocery prices, fuel prices, food shortages, and the doubling of power and utility bills. People talk constantly about the way inflation is...
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...
Medicare. The government defines it as “The federal health insurance program for people 65 and older.” That seems simple enough. But there’s more to it than meets the eye because Medicare, like so many other things, has fine print that could end up costing you a lot of money...
Maybe it’s your dream—accumulate enough money to retire early and live happily ever after. You never have to work again and can do whatever you want whenever you want. That’s the basis of the FIRE Movement—Financial Independence, Retire Early. There’s lots of chatter all over social media about FIRE. Conversation threads run deep. Online communities search...