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Medicare: Reasons to Enroll Early

As you approach your 65th birthday, it’s important to enroll in Medicare as soon as possible to avoid a gap in coverage or potential penalties for late enrollment. To begin receiving benefits the month you turn 65, you’ll want to make important decisions about your Medicare options three months prior to your 65th birthday.

Medicare: Summary of Coverage

Turning 65 means you’re now eligible to receive Medicare benefits. But sorting through the Medicare alphabet can be challenging. How do you get started and what do you need to know before you enroll?

Social Security Gets a 2.8% Raise

But will it keep pace with inflation? And is this your only retirement plan?

In October of 2018, the Social Security Administration announced that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits for more than 67 million Americans will increase 2.8% in 2019. From the press release:

Financial Literacy for Children

In a recent survey by JumpStart Coalition for Financial Literacy, only 26 percent of those between the ages of 13-21 said that they had been taught how to manage money. Yet, when they turn 18, kids are signing contracts for student loans, opening credit card accounts, and in many instances, living away from home with little financial guidance available.

Automobile Extended Warranty

You’re on the verge of completing your paperwork when the dealer hits you with one more option: an extended warranty. While the thought of never having to pay for auto repairs as long as you own your car is definitely appealing, there’s a lot that auto dealers are not telling you when it comes to extended warranties.

Financial Tips for Widows

Widows are one of the fastest growing demographic groups in the United States, with 11 million women and growing. The death of a spouse is one of the hardest things a person can go through. Along with all the emotional struggles of losing a spouse, many times it also brings major financial changes.

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Avoid Pitfalls when Planning for Retirement

By: Kathleen Longo, CFP®, CAP®, CDFA

Planning for retirement can be a source of confusion or anxiety for many people. Retirement can be fraught with uncertainty given the fact that many people will face a long retirement period of 25 years plus. While many factors need to come together to make a cohesive and sustainable long-term plan, the biggest concern most people face is the fear of making financial mistakes or decisions based on emotion as they plan for this next stage of life.  Here are some ideas for decreasing anxiety and increasing clarity on the road to sound retirement planning.

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