Fraud Protection: New Medicare CardsAlmost everyone over 65 has Medicare as their primary insurance. And your Medicare card uses your Social Security number for identification. This makes it so easy to steal an identity of a retiree.
Fraud Protection: Dealing With Scammer On The PhoneThe Federal Trade Commission has some guidelines when dealing with a possible scammer on the phone.
Fraud Protection: Scammers On The PhoneScammers will say anything to cheat people out of money. And every year millions lose money to scams, from a few dollars to their life savings.
Fraud Protection: Seniors Are More VulnerableAccording to The 2017 Identity Fraud Study, released by Javelin Strategy & Research, nearly $16 billion was stolen from over 15 million consumers last year. Fraud is on the increase with 200 million more victims reported last year.
National Retirement Security Week: No Plans At WorkListeners have told me they’re not worried about retirement savings because they’ll have their Social Security benefit, but Social Security was never intended to be your only source of income in retirement!
National Retirement Security Week: Are You Saving Enough?According to a report released by Fidelity, which represents over 15 million U.S. workers, the average 401(k) balance at Fidelity was around $98,000 as of July 1 this year.
National Retirement Security Week: The Magic Of 50If you turned 50 this year there are a couple of bonuses; first you can join AARP and the second is you can contribute more dollars to your retirement plan.
National Retirement Security Week: Retirement Plan LimitsAmong large employers, 92% offer a retirement savings plan, but the number drops to 72% for employers with fewer than 100 workers, but not all employees take advantage of the plans offered.
National Retirement Security Week: Day OneThis is National Retirement Security Week. Its goal is to raise public awareness about the importance of saving for retirement.
Snow Birds: Protecting Your Estate While Living In Two StatesBeing a snowbird like my Juncos, six months south and six months north, could be a great life style in retirement but one place will need to be your legal residence. Basically, where are you from?
Snow Birds: HealthcareIf you’ve reached the magic age of Medicare, which is 65, you shouldn’t have any problems with doctors and health care facilities accepting your health insurance wherever you are in the U.S.
Snow Birds: Will Your House Have Wheels?Snowbird envy happens to a lot of us as we watch those RVs head south. We wonder about all of the adventures and life on the open road.
Snow Birds: One Month Or Six?The real snow birds, the Juncos, spend about 6 months north and 6 months south. But south to them is Massachusetts!
Snow Birds: Migration BeginsTalking about the snow birds is one of my favorite segments.
Even More Money Mistakes: Buying Expensive Stuff That DepreciatesA depreciating asset is one that loses values as soon as it leaves the showroom.