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Don’t Be Surprised by Retiree Healthcare Costs

By Jason Alderman Retirement isn’t cheap. Even though you’re no longer drawing a paycheck you still must pay for housing, food, utilities, transportation, and healthcare to name just a few expenses. As prices continue to escalate, it’s not surprising that the ages at which people expect to retire — and when they actually do — have crept up in recent years. Many factors are at play: People are still recovering …Read More

Explore Medicare Before You Turn 65

By Jason Alderman Each day, approximately 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 – and thereby become eligible for Medicare. Many would argue that unlike most signs of getting older, that’s a good thing, considering how expensive individual health insurance has become. But becoming eligible for and actually enrolling in Medicare are two very different things. In fact, if you miss the initial window to sign up for certain parts of Medicare …Read More

Can’t Afford Health Insurance?
Here’s What To Do

By Stacy Johnson If you’re one of the 50 million Americans without health insurance you may think your only healthcare option is the emergency room. Not true. If you’re going without insurance, or know someone who is, this post is just what the doctor ordered. Chuck, a good friend of mine, has now been without a “real” job for more than three years. He does odd jobs to stay alive, …Read More

Financial Planning for Later-Life Marriages

By Jason Alderman Couples who marry as young adults usually don’t bring a lot of financial baggage to the table, aside from student loans and car payments. But what if you’re getting married in your 40s, 50s or later – after divorce, children, and years of building assets have complicated your economic situation? Do you and your spouse-to-be have a game plan for how to comingle your finances? The key …Read More