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The Advantages & Disadvantages of Annuities in Retirement

The Advantages & Disadvantages of Annuities in Retirement

Annuities aren’t necessarily a bad idea, but you ought to understand the risks beforehand. As a complex and often confusing investment, deciding whether to pour your savings into an annuity, particularly a variable or indexed one, should be taken with caution. Here are the key advantages and disadvantages you need ...
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Avoid Medicare's Hidden Surprises: What's Not Covered

Avoid Medicare’s Hidden Surprises: What’s Not Covered

Each day in the United States, at least 5,000 baby boomers celebrate their 65th birthday. After a lifetime of paying their taxes, it’s finally time to reap the rewards of Medicare— FREE healthcare for the rest of their days! But, what many retirees don’t realize, is that Medicare doesn't cover ...
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6 Ways You Can Afford Dental Care in Retirement

6 Ways You Can Afford Dental Care in Retirement

Have you recently retired? Congratulations! While retirement is a fantastic achievement, it does come with a different set of challenges, most notably: the lack of dental care. Many individuals receive employee dental benefits throughout their working life, which means it can come as an unwelcome surprise to learn Medicare doesn’t ...
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Does Medicare offer Vision Benefits for Seniors?

Does Medicare offer Vision Benefits for Seniors?

Vision impairments and blindness are increasingly prevalent among elderly populations. Currently, over 6.5 million Americans aged 65 years and older have a vision impairment. Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) helps pay for “medically necessary” care. Although, unfortunately, this means routine vision care services, such as regular eye exams, ...
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Five Reasons You May Need a Medicare Supplement Plan

Five Reasons You May Need a Medicare Supplement Plan

If you're currently receiving Medicare, or about to apply, you might be wondering: "Do I need a Medicare Supplement Policy?" A Medicare Supplement Plan, also known as Medigap Policy, helps cover the expenses that Original Medicare leaves you to pay. It is intended to protect Medicare beneficiaries against high out-of-pocket ...
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Do I need a Medicare Supplement Plan in Retirement

Do I need a Medicare Supplement Plan in Retirement

Are you planning for retirement and deliberating over whether a Medicare Supplement plan is necessary? The answer lies in understanding a few basics about Medicare Supplement Plans and taking into consideration your personal circumstances, and health care costs. What are Medicare Supplement Plans? A Medicare Supplement Plan, also known as ...
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Client asking questions about short term medical insurance

Frequently Asked Questions: Short-Term Medical Insurance

Short-term medical insurance is a temporary solution that helps pay for healthcare costs when you don’t have major medical insurance. Below are a few common questions that you may come across while researching. When should I consider short-term medical insurance? If you’re faced with a gap in medical coverage due ...
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Man thinking about Short-Term Medical Insurance

Is Short-Term Medical Insurance a Smart Decision?

It’s not uncommon to find yourself without health insurance. You may have recently lost your job and no longer have employer benefits. Or, perhaps you’re going through a divorce and have just lost access to your spouse’s medical plan? Maybe you’re simply waiting to qualify for Medicare, or just need ...
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Amazing Places to Retire Overseas in 2018

Amazing Places to Retire Overseas in 2018

Are you considering retiring overseas? Living abroad presents the opportunity to see the world while living at a fraction of the cost. Today, more than 650,000 American seniors are living outside the United States according to the Social Security Administration. But, where in the world should you retire? Here’s a ...
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Build Your Retirement Nest Egg With Fixed Annuities

Build Your Retirement Nest Egg With Fixed Annuities

Today, retirees have access to a vast array of investment products from dividend funds and real estate trusts to traditional stock and bond portfolios. Despite the increasing number of options, fixed annuities remain one of the most attractive investments on the market due to the potential to accumulate value over ...
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