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7 Things Medicare Doesn’t Cover
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Healthy Living on a Budget

7 Things Medicare Doesn’t Cover

Medicare Part A and Part B leave some pretty significant gaps in your health-care coverage. Here's a closer look at what isn't covered by Medicare.
October 1, 2020
11 Costly Medicare Mistakes You Should Avoid Making
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11 Costly Medicare Mistakes You Should Avoid Making

If you don't make the right choices to fill in the health coverage gaps, you could end up with high Medicare premiums and big out-of-pocket costs.
October 1, 2020
The Answers to More RMD Questions
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The Answers to More RMD Questions

The CARES Act made 2020 required minimum distributions optional. But what are your next moves?
June 12, 2020
Tax Tip: New Line on Form 1099 for REITs
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Tax Tip: New Line on Form 1099 for REITs

Income from real estate investment trusts can qualify for a new tax deduction on 2018 returns.
March 26, 2019
Retiree Tax Tip: The Age 55 Exception for 401(k)s
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Retiree Tax Tip: The Age 55 Exception for 401(k)s

How to avoid the 10% early-withdrawal penalty when you tap your former employer's 401(k).
January 3, 2019
10 Things You Need to Know About Medicare
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10 Things You Need to Know About Medicare

Heading into retirement brings a slew of new topics to grapple with, and one of the most maddening may be Medicare.
October 12, 2018
Retiree Tax Tip: Donating Items to Charity
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Retiree Tax Tip: Donating Items to Charity

Generally, the higher the value of your donation, the more records you'll need to gather.
September 28, 2018
Retiree Tax Tip: Tally Taxes on Social Security
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Retiree Tax Tip: Tally Taxes on Social Security

Up to 85% of your Social Security benefits may be taxable depending on your income in retirement.
September 5, 2018
FAQs About RMDs: Don't Blow Your Required Minimum Distributions
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FAQs About RMDs: Don't Blow Your Required Minimum Distributions

Required minimum distributions are annual withdrawals people generally are forced to start taking from tax-deferred retirement accounts, such as tradi…
July 23, 2018
Your Medicare Questions Answered
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Your Medicare Questions Answered

Medicare plays a critical role in retirees' health care starting at age 65.
May 23, 2018
Your Social Security Questions Answered
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Your Social Security Questions Answered

What's the best age to claim Social Security benefits?
May 16, 2018
Taxes on Social Security Can Be a Costly Retirement Surprise
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Taxes on Social Security Can Be a Costly Retirement Surprise

Depending on your income, you may owe tax on as much as 85% of your Social Security benefits.
February 22, 2018
Social Security Help: Dividend Income and the Social Security Earnings Test
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Social Security Help: Dividend Income and the Social Security Earnings Test

For early claimers, some kinds of income can temporarily reduce your Social Security benefits.
May 25, 2017
Social Security Tips to Maximize Your Benefits
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Social Security Tips to Maximize Your Benefits

Answers to real-life questions about Social Security claiming strategies.
March 9, 2017
Why Some People Pay Less for Medicare Than Others
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Why Some People Pay Less for Medicare Than Others

What you need to know about Medicare premiums -- and how to reduce yours under certain circumstances.
March 3, 2017
6 Tax Factors to Consider When Picking a Retirement Destination
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6 Tax Factors to Consider When Picking a Retirement Destination

It pays to know how much you might pay in state and local taxes before you move.
October 26, 2015
10 Things You Must Know About Roth Accounts
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10 Things You Must Know About Roth Accounts

Tax-free income is a dream of every taxpayer.
November 22, 2013
6 Essential Documents for Alzheimer's
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6 Essential Documents for Alzheimer's

Prepare these documents, and update older ones, while you still have the decision-making capacity to do so.
January 9, 2013
Top Web Sites on Alzheimer's Disease
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Top Web Sites on Alzheimer's Disease

These resources for patients and caregivers can help provide guidance for dealing with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.
January 9, 2013