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Medicare Series Part Two: Five Tips for Choosing Medicare Plans

Medicare could very well be a casserole (or “hot dish” for those of us with Minnesota roots) of alphabet letters A to N. The traditional ingredients are Original Medicare Parts A and B, with many adding Part D for prescription drugs and supplemental Medigap plans ranging from A to N. Alternatively, some substitute Parts B and D for Part C, better known as Medicare Advantage.

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Medicare Series Part One

A 65-year-old couple retiring in 2019 can expect to pay about $285,000 in medical costs according to the most recent Fidelity report. Did you think that healthcare would cost you that much? It is a surprising statistic, but one that is important to prepare for. Healthcare costs are on the minds of many pre-retirees and […]

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How To Create Income From Your Retirement Savings

For years you’ve diligently contributed to your retirement savings. You’ve funneled a portion of your paycheck into your 401(k), allocated money each month to personal retirement funds, and paid Social Security and Medicare taxes. But did you ever really picture the day when you would be withdrawing funds as opposed to contributing them? Retirement brings […]

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Ready For Retirement? Answer These 6 Questions First

Spontaneity can take us out of our comfort zones and force us to look at the world in a different way. But sometimes being spontaneous can cause stress and anxiety especially for those of us (myself included) who like to have a plan, a direction, and a clear path forward. In retirement planning, I think […]

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