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10 Financial And Estate Planning Matters To Think About During This Crisis

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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Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now

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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Recovering the Financial Costs of Caregiving

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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Missed the Boat on Medicare Enrollment? Sign Up Now.

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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4 Ways Technology Can Make You Happier

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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How to Use the HSA, for Medical or Retirement Savings

Health savings accounts offer a unique triple tax advantage The health savings account, or HSA, can be a powerful savings tool—if you approach it the right way. These accounts, which Congress authorized in 2003, are more than just a simple savings tool for medical emergencies. Retirement planners laud the HSA’s triple tax advantage and its…

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Retirees’ Mandatory IRA Withdrawals Would Shrink Under Treasury Plan

The Trump administration is updating life-expectancy tables governing required withdrawals from tax-advantaged retirement accounts By Richard Rubin Updated Nov. 7, 2019 4:51 pm ET WASHINGTON—Retirees could take smaller mandatory withdrawals from their tax-advantaged accounts under a new Treasury Department proposal designed to adjust for rising life expectancy. If finalized, the rules would take effect starting in 2021,…

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How Your IRA Can Cost You When It Comes to Medicare

You have done the right thing for years. You have diligently saved and accumulated funds in your IRA.  At some point, the funds that you have put away for years must come out. Uncle Sam wants his share. When you reach age 70 ½, you must take a required minimum distribution (RMD) for that year and…

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