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What Does the Realtor Settlement Mean for You?

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has agreed to pay $418 million over the next four years to resolve class action lawsuits brought by home sellers who said they were forced to pay inflated commissions to real estate agents. This is big news for homeowners and seniors thinking about downsizing. Under the settlement, each seller […]

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Don’t Make These Medicare Mistakes

Medicare can be complicated and mistakes can be expensive. Knowing the pitfalls in advance can make a big difference for seniors. Here’s an example of what can go wrong. A 66 year old actor from California enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan. After receiving a prostate cancer diagnosis last year, he learned the specialists he […]

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Medicare Part B Premiums to Decrease in 2023

For the first time in over a decade, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that Medicare beneficiaries will enjoy a lower premium in 2023. That’s welcome news for seniors living on a fixed income and struggling with dramatic price increases on, well, everything. The standard monthly premiums in 2023 will be $164.90 in […]

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Medicare Doesn't Cover Everything

What’s Not Covered by Medicare?

Medicare provides health insurance for retirees, but it doesn’t cover everything. In fact, there’s a lot that Medicare does not cover, and many of these are health care costs that can consume a nest egg. Here are the top five healthcare costs that should be part of your retirement preparations: Medicare and Long Term Care […]

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