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Avoid These Long-Term Care Planning Mistakes

November 20, 2018

Think long-term care isn’t an important retirement risk to consider? You may want to think again. Research suggests that most retirees will eventually deal with long-term care. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 70 percent of today’s 65-year-olds will need long-term…

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Why Medicare Should Be Part of Your Retirement Planning

September 12, 2018

Medicare takes a little time to understand. As you approach age 65, familiarize yourself with its coverage options and their costs and limitations. Certain features of Medicare can affect health care costs and coverage. Some retirees may do okay with original Medicare (Parts A and…

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New Medicare Cards Are on the Way

July 6, 2018

New Medicare cards will be mailed out between now and next April. They have an 11-digit I.D. number instead of your SSN, and they are made of paper rather than plastic. This new 11-digit number is called the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI). If you have…

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Don’t Let These Surprises Derail Your Retirement

June 21, 2018

According to a recent Gallup study, many Americans don’t feel confident about their ability to fund a comfortable and enjoyable retirement. The annual survey about…

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Which Type of Medicare Plan Should You Choose?

April 24, 2018

Retiring soon? If so, you have some big milestones in your future, such as filing for Social Security and leaving work for the last time.…

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Have You Discussed These 3 Questions With Your Financial Professional?

March 20, 2018

Planning to retire soon? If so, now may be your last and best opportunity to overcome any remaining financial challenges. You might use this time to ramp up your savings, pay down debt or improve your risk management strategy. Of course, it’s not always easy…

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Don’t Forget to Budget for These Retirement Costs

February 8, 2018

A budget can be one of your most valuable financial tools as you plan your retirement. Your budget can help you plan your required income and make smart buying decisions. Unfortunately, most Americans don’t use a budget. According to a study from U.S. Bank, only…

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Are These 5 Roadblocks Standing in the Way of Retirement Success?

September 11, 2017

What do you dream about when you think of retirement? Travel? Pursuing a new passion? Spending time with family? Retirement is the time to live life on your terms and spend your time doing what you love the most. Unfortunately, there could be some roadblocks…

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