Paying For MEdicare

Friends and colleagues who are approaching 65 are beginning to ask about Medicare benefits. Not just how to sign up, but what to select from among the various choices. The good news is, 94% of Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and up are satisfied with their quality of care. The not-so-good news is that the government health insurance program doesn’t cap costs, potentially exposing many retirees to higher-than-expected, out-of-pocket expenses. If you are looking for a source of extra income to make up for this, give us a call. We can show you how to achieve an income source you can’t

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What is a Pension? Do You Have One?

The phrase “pension benefits” has come up a lot in recent weeks, especially during the negotiations between the United Auto Workers union and the “big three” automotive manufacturers, narrowly avoiding a strike.  But for the majority of private-sector U.S. workers, pensions seem to have disappeared a long time ago. Pensions have been phased out, but we do still have employer-issued plans such as 401(k)s. There continues to be confusion about the differences between 401(k) plans and pensions. No, they aren’t the same thing, and here’s the big difference:  With a traditional pension, the employer is the one responsible for funding

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