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Medicare Mistakes You Need to Avoid

September 29, 2021

Many retirees spend more money out of pocket than they should for medical care. One source concluded that about 90% of Medicare beneficiaries pay more out of pocket than necessary. It is not surprising. Medicare is a complicated program. Since Medicare Open Enrollment is almost here (Oct. 15-Dec. 7), the following are my tips for […]

Who Will Change My Light Bulbs? New Ways to Plan for Long-Term Care

July 9, 2021

Planning for long-term care has undergone a revolution in recent years. In the latest episode of Retirement Watch Spotlight Series, I review the current state of long-term care (LTC) and planning for LTC. I consider LTC a great paradox in America, as it is perhaps the most neglected part of retirement planning. It is identified […]

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Warning: Your Kids May Have To Foot the Bill for Your Long-Term Care

June 20, 2021

What’s the cost of not planning for your long-term care? Your estate or your children might be required to pay for it. Some little-used laws make this situation possible. Use of these laws increased the last few years, and they are likely to be used more in the future. Either the government or non-government providers […]

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Today’s Long Term Care (LTC) Crisis Has a Solution [Our 2021 Strategy]

January 17, 2021

It’s estimated that more than 72% of older Americans (65 and over) will require long-term care (LTC). And there’s a 91% chance that, if you are married and over age 65, one of you will experience a long-term care event. What’s more, the average lifetime cost of their long-term care will range between $250,000 and […]

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How the Pandemic Is Changing Long-Term Care and What to Do About It

December 17, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed long-term care (LTC). Chang-es will continue even after effective vaccines are widely administered. You need to adjust your long-term care (LTC) plans in response to these changes. The most serious consequences of COVID-19 were concentrated among older Americans, and those residing in long-term care facilities fared the worst. A study […]

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Stop Spending Too Much on Prescription Drugs: Part 2

November 30, 2020

In last week’s issue of Retirement Watch Weekly, I presented part 1 of Stop Spending Too Much on Prescription Drugs. Let’s recap where we left off. The majority of policies have a tier system, usually consisting of at least three tiers. Your coverage and out-of-pocket costs vary based on a drug’s tier. For the most […]

Retirement Savings Tip: Stop Spending Too Much on Prescription Drugs!

November 23, 2020

In last week’s issue of Retirement Watch Weekly, I presented What You Need to Know About the Prescription Coverage Gap. We’ll continue on that track this week, with the best ways to save money on your prescription drugs. Prescription drugs are a major spending item for many retirees, and the cost of prescription drugs is […]

The Return of Premium LTC

November 18, 2020

Click the PDF below to read this Special Report. […]

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