There’s a reason so many seniors fear the idea of retirement: Leaving the workforce means moving over to a fixed income while having to deal with a host of financial unknowns. And while some expenses do tend to go down in retirement, others, like healthcare, can be more expensive than what you’re used to. Each…

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If your financial situation hits a rough spot, there are a number of things you can do to get your retirement plan moving in the right direction again once you get back on your feet. by: Diane Davis Does it feel like the coronavirus pandemic has pushed all your retirement plans by the wayside? If you…

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– Sarah O’Brien KEY POINTS At last count, 10.5 million people were enrolled in health plans through either the federal exchange or a state-run marketplace, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. One result of the federal government’s expanded unemployment benefits — which added $600 per week to state benefits — is that some unemployed workers…

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Melinda Gates has been concerned about a global pandemic for a long time. She thinks we will have a vaccine for COVID, but not for 18 months. Melinda Gates is the cochair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has donated more than $45 billion to tackle some of the world’s toughest problems, including…

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Positive steps we can all take to protect our financial wellness during this season of uncertainty  GETTY As the global coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, there are some non-investing matters we should consider in order to protect our families and financial well-being. Here are ten ideas to think about: Durable and Heath Care Powers of…

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Politicians, Community Leaders and Business Leaders: What Should You Do and When? Updated on 3/12/2020. Now reflects an update on containment vs. mitigation strategies. Translations at the bottom. This article has received 7 million views in the last 24h. With everything that’s happening about the Coronavirus, it might be very hard to make a decision…

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What to do when assisting a loved one socks your wallet Family caregivers open their hearts and their minds when caregiving for ailing loved ones. They often open their wallets, too. But there are a few ways you can try to recover the financial costs of caregiving, as experts explain below. According to the 2017…

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Medicare’s general enrollment period lets you sign up for coverage if you didn’t do so when you first got the chance. Medicare provides critical health benefits to millions of seniors, and those benefits kick in once you turn 65. In fact, your initial window to sign up for Medicare starts three months before the month of your 65th…

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How to use the Internet and social media to support your happiness and health. Source: Pixabay These days, you can’t go anywhere without hearing about how technology is ruining everything, including our happiness. There is some truth to this, but it’s not the whole story. Technology can be bad for us—for example, when social media gives us FOMO (fear of missing…

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