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Helping Nurses Put Their Own Finances First

We all know that nurses spend their time taking care of others. Yet, according to an industry survey, 61% of nurses say they do not have time to focus on securing their own retirement because of other time consuming priorities. 59% say they do not even know where to begin. And just 6% of nurses say […]

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Wealthy See Health Care Costs As “Biggest Threat”

I was out yesterday picking up a prescription, and was stunned to see that my refill cost $168 out-of-pocket for a month’s supply. Since I refilled a $171 prescription (also out-of-pocket) for my son a few days before, I did the math to realize that two prescriptions were costing me over $4,000 per year, on top of insurance premiums, […]

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Health Care Costs: How Does Your Plan Compare?

We are all concerned about the high cost of health insurance. The average cost of family health insurance coverage for private sector employees in Florida is $15,032, according to 2010 data provided by the National Conference of State Legislatures, a bipartisan organization serving the legislators and staffs of the nation’s 50 states. But here’s something you may not […]

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Medicare Tops Seniors’ Financial Concerns

More seniors (61%) are concerned about the future of Medicare than about any other financial issue, according to a recent survey. “I don’t think it’s a big surprise,” said Mary Dale Walters, senior vice president at Allsup Medicare Advisor, sponsor of the survey, adding that most seniors rely on Medicare for their health care coverage. […]

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7 Little Known Facts About Long-Term Care

No one can dispute that long-term care is a huge and growing need.  Last year, some $6.6 billion in long-term care benefits was paid to about 200,000 individuals. Here are some interesting facts about long-term care that you may not know, based on an analysis of more than 160,000 claims paid by a leading insurance company in 2011: 1).  […]

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Quote Of The Week: Taming The Cost Of Health Care In Retirement

Carolyn McClanahan is both a physician and a financial adviser. When asked by clients how to prepare for health care costs in retirement (estimated on average to cost $240,000 per couple), she urges them to focus on what they can control – their own lifestyle choices.  Here’s her advice for clients:  “I have no idea what health […]

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Baby Boomers Concerned, Confused by Medicare

90% of baby boomers surveyed say they are “concerned” about the future of Medicare especially in light of the upcoming presidential election, as revealed in a recent eHealth survey (eHealth offers one of the nation’s largest online health insurance marketplaces). Medicare and Medicaid make up about 20% of all U.S. government spending. Baby boomers were tested on 4 Medicare “myths.” Results […]

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What’s Making Boomers Go Broke: The Surprise Expenses Costing Them A Fortune

Feeling poorer?  There’s  reason for that. Baby boomers can’t get a break.  During their critical pre-retirement years, they’ve been hit hard by the technology bust, the real estate meltdown, the financial crisis, and the deepest recession since the 1930s. And to make it worse, while their real income has barely budged over the past twenty […]

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Did You Miss Our Luncheon Seminar on Caregiving?

Did you miss the Thursday, April 19 client luncheon we hosted on caregiving featuring special guest Knyvett Lee?  Knyvett is Executive Director/CEO of CareSource, a not-for-profit social services agency in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and is an expert in care management, guardianship and elder advocacy. Knyvett and I first met about twenty years ago when I was a Trust Officer for a South […]

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Quote of the Week: Health Care Costs in Retirement

A 65-year-old couple who retired in 2011 can expect to spend an average of $230,000 on health care services not covered by Medicare, not including any additional expenses for nursing home care, during their retirement. Fidelity Benefits Consulting, March 31, 2011

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