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IRS Issues 2018 Inflation-Adjusted Tax Tables

November 4, 2017

Each fall, the Internal Revenue Service announces adjustments to individual taxes, deductions and credits. The IRS issued these inflation adjustments for 2018 on October 19, 2017. Inflationary pressure remained modest during 2017. As a result, the adjustment amounts are not large. Personal Exemption and Standard Deduction The new personal exemption and standard deduction amounts apply…

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Why Fall Is A Good Time To Discuss Falling

October 24, 2017

Falling is a threat millions of aging Americans face, especially those 65 and up. At least one in four elderly people will suffer a fall each year. The CDC analyzed data from a 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey and found that suffering one fall doubles an elderly person’s chance of having a repeat…

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Top 5 Things To Know About Medicare Open Enrollment

October 18, 2017

Medicare Open Enrollment is your chance to reevaluate your coverage and change plans. It is also called the annual coordinated election period or the annual election period and you can change your coverage whether it is an Advantage plan, an original plan or a prescription drug plan through Part D. During Open Enrollment, you can…

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I Am Over 50, What Should I Do To Plan For Retirement?

October 13, 2017

Your 50th birthday is a big milestone in your life, and once you’re past it, you should think about ramping up your retirement planning. Hopefully you’ve been hitting your goals every year. But no matter what your financial situation is like, you can make sure you’re on the right track with a few simple planning…

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Could A New Tax Plan be Good For Your Retirement?

October 6, 2017

After circling and re-circling the healthcare wagon, President Trump’s administration now shifts its attention to tax reform. A level of skepticism seems to shroud every major piece of legislation that “Number 45” has put forward so far, but there seems to be some optimism around his plan for tax reform. Many news outlets have accused…

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5 Ways for Retirees Can Slash Their Expenses

September 28, 2017

Retiring can be an exciting time, but it can also be scary because you are no longer earning an income. When you’re retired, you rely on your investments on which to live, which can be worrisome if your expenses are high. If you are concerned that you might go through your money too fast during…

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Medicare and Traveling Abroad

September 21, 2017

If you decide to retire in a foreign country outside the US or if you would like to spend most of your time traveling overseas, you will not take your Medicare plan with you. So if you are a retiree and your wish is to live outside the US, partly due to health problems but…

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Top 7 Life Insurance Myth's

September 18, 2017

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month! Unfortunately, life insurance myths can be some of the most persistent misleading misinformation affecting people planning retirement. These findings can commonly lack adequate research to back up the popular perceptions. Consequentially, a few have fallen into avoidable financial traps. Insurance has the potential to be the strongest plan with…

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