Understanding IRMAA

IRMAA, which stands for Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amount, is a term that may not be familiar to everyone. However, for individuals enrolled in Medicare, IRMAA can have a significant impact on their healthcare costs.

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Navigating Medicare

As you approach retirement and the possibility of enrolling in Medicare, it’s essential to be well-informed about what lies ahead. In this extended blog post, we’ll delve into the ins and outs of applying for Medicare, explore the different parts of the program, and take a closer look at two popular healthcare options: Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans.

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July 2023 Market Update

The S&P 500 ended the second quarter and first half of 2023 at a 14-month high and most major stock indices logged solid gains in the second quarter following a pause in the Fed’s rate hike campaign, stronger-than-expected corporate earnings (especially in the tech sector), and the relatively drama-free resolution of the debt ceiling.

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April 2023 Market Update

The S&P 500 ended the first quarter of 2023 with a solid gain as hopes for an economic “soft landing” and the Fed signaling that their historic rate hike campaign is coming to an end helped offset two rate increases and the biggest bank failures since the financial crisis.

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Medicare Will Not Cover All Health Care Costs

Medicare is a critical program that provides essential healthcare services to millions of Americans. However, it is a myth that Medicare will cover all healthcare costs.

While there are insurance options available that can help fill some of these gaps, individuals should be aware of the limitations of Medicare coverage and plan accordingly to ensure they have adequate healthcare coverage.

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Emergency Savings or Your Retirement Goals?

When it comes to personal finance, there are a number of competing priorities that can make it difficult to determine where to focus your efforts. For many people, the choice between building emergency savings and working towards their retirement goals is one of the biggest dilemmas they face. So, which should you focus on first?

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Estate Planning Document Review

Just like your annual physical, it’s a good idea to schedule a check-up for your estate planning documents to ensure everything is as you intend. Granted, it’s probably not the most exciting activity on your to-do list, but you don’t want to let important details derail all the work you’ve done.

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