Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, October 22, 2015 2:05 pm
By Jay MacDonald ·

Runaway drug pricing has presidential candidates calling for Medicare to intervene.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 4:27 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

It is possible to request the Social Security Administration to use your current income levels if you experienced a life-changing event that causes your income to drop substantially.

Friday, January 16, 2015 3:35 pm
By Jean Chatzky ·

Medicare open enrollment is over, but that doesn’t mean your job is done. Here are five things to do after selecting your coverage.

Monday, November 04, 2013 4:15 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Take time to see if your drugs and docs are covered by your Medicare plan. Open enrollment ends in a month.

Monday, April 22, 2013 5:28 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

More than 10,000 boomers are turning 65 every day and becoming eligible for Medicare. Some of them are making serious mistakes when they sign up.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 3:28 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Medicare open enrollment, a retirement planning annual event, begins Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 2:27 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Being poor isn’t part of anybody’s retirement planning, but it happens, and for those people, government programs are key to surviving in retirement. One of the programs left hanging by the high-stakes game of chicken that Congress is playing is a fund called QI, short for Qualified Individual, that pays Medicare Part B premiums for

Thursday, October 13, 2011 3:15 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

If you are considering enrolling in a Medicare Advantage plan during this year’s open enrollment, which starts Saturday, Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7 — earlier than it has in previous years — be prepared to do some research. This is not a retirement planning decision to be made lightly. Here’s some advice, some of

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 9:30 am
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Here’s more about Medicare Open Enrollment, which starts Saturday, Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7 — earlier than it has in previous years. Figuring out how to manage health care costs is a key part of retirement planning. Here are some of the things the Medicare Rights Center advises that you do: Read your Annual

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 3:16 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Picking the right Medicare plan is retirement planning 101. Choosing wisely can save you a bundle. Medicare open enrollment starts Saturday, Oct. 15, and runs through Dec. 7. Compared to previous years, open enrollment both starts and ends early. I don’t know about you, but our mailbox has been filled daily for the last couple

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