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Quote Of The Week: States Can’t Afford The Retiree Health Benefits They’ve Promised

“U.S. states as a group have promised hundreds of billions more in retiree health benefits than they have saved up. The shortfall amounts to at least $645 billion, according to a new report from the nonprofit Pew Charitable Trusts based on 2015 data. That is in addition to the $1.1 trillion that states need to pay […]

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What To Do Before The Next One Hits: 5 Lessons From Hurricane Irma

What To Do Before The Next One Hits: 5 Lessons From Hurricane Irma

Irma was the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. It killed over 75 people in Florida and caused billions of dollars of damage. Those of us in South Florida were lucky to have escaped worse. Here are 5 major lessons we learned from Irma: Lesson #1: Don’t neglect flood insurance. Roughly 80% of […]

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Why Small Business Cares So Much More About Health Insurance

Here’s a simple explanation for why small business owners in America care so much about the health care debate. Even before the Affordable Care Act, most large employers offered health insurance to their employees. The Kaiser Family Foundation says nearly 96 percent of large companies in the U.S. were already offering coverage to employees, even […]

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Women: This Is What Your Future Health Care Will Cost

Women, wondering how much you need to set aside to cover your health care costs in retirement? The amount you’ll need is a cool $156,000. That’s the amount a healthy 65-year old woman will need to save to have a 90 percent chance of covering her total health costs in retirement (note: this amount EXCLUDES […]

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Feeling Squished? It’s Sandwich Generation Month!

July is Sandwich Generation Month, celebrating those people who have the double-whammy of responsibility for taking care of both their children and their aging parents. If you have experienced this first-hand, you already know the incredible stress that comes with taking care of three generations at once. How many Americans are part of the sandwich generation? […]

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Making A Difficult Process Easier

Some of your family, friends or neighbors may be going through a divorce. Heck, you may be divorced yourself. Many people are. About half of all marriages in the U.S. end in divorce. Going through a separation or divorce can be very difficult. It’s not unusual to feel sad, angry, frustrated, stressed or confused. Most people need […]

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Quote Of The Week: More Seniors Fall Victim To Financial Abuse

“A new survey of caregivers by Allianz Life finds that 37% of seniors have suffered financial abuse. Such abuse can take the form of telemarketing scams, pressure to sign a will, or an empty promise to provide care in exchange for property. Victims of elder financial abuse lose an average of about $36,000, often to […]

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How Rich People Avoid Burn-Out

If work, family or just everyday-life stress has got you headed for a melt-down, take a tip from the rich. They’ve mastered one of the best ways to de-stress: taking time off and getting away. Wealthy Americans go on six vacations a year on average, says Neil Wertheimer, writing for AARP Magazine. That time off can […]

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Finding The Happy Medium Between Today And Tomorrow

Sad news today as former Fort Lauderdale resident and Partridge Family 1970s teen heart throb David Cassidy revealed he has dementia and has stopped performing. Many of our clients and their families have suffered profoundly from this disease. Dementia devastates those who suffer from the illness and also those who care for them. This is undoubtedly one of […]

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Here’s A Shocker: Why Americans Aren’t Living As Long As Other People

The Society of Actuaries (SOA) just dropped a bombshell at its recent Living to 100 Symposium. Its research shows that Americans are now expected to have shorter lives than citizens of other developed countries. And as if that isn’t bad enough, here’s the clincher. American women are in last place of all 14 countries measured (men are second […]

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