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3 Ways to Minimize Your Tax Bill in Retirement

2021-09-14T11:48:17-05:00September 10th, 2021|Blog, Bull Market|

3 Ways to Minimize Your Tax Bill in Retirement By: Stacey Nickens You've worked hard your whole life to build up your retirement nest egg. You save for healthcare expenses, housing renovation needs, and even a travel budget. However, as you are settling into a slower retirement lifestyle, you realize that you're paying a hefty [...]

6 Things Medicare Won’t Cover

2021-07-12T15:17:52-05:00June 30th, 2021|Blog|

6 Things Medicare Won't Cover By: Stacey Nickens Facing unexpected medical costs in retirement can be a significant financial challenge. With that in mind, it's important to understand the procedures and services that aren't covered by Medicare Part A or Part B. Part A is hospital insurance that covers impatient stays at hospitals and skilled [...]

How could the pandemic impact Social Security and Medicare benefits?

2020-11-10T14:20:11-05:00October 27th, 2020|Blog|

How could the pandemic impact Social Security and Medicare benefits? By: Stacey Nickens Traditionally, my retired clients have relied on some combination of Social Security benefits, retirement savings, and pension plans. However, Social Security has been on wobbly legs for awhile. The 2020 Social Security report showed that funds for the retirement and disability programs [...]

Social Security Tips: Medicare Premiums and Higher Incomes

2020-10-27T13:27:13-05:00September 28th, 2020|Blog|

Social Security Tips: Medicare Premiums and Higher Incomes By: Stacey Nickens When you turn 65 and claim Medicare, a Medicare premium will be deducted from your Social Security benefit. The base premium in 2020 is $144.60; however, this premium increases as your household income increases. Your premium will be $144.60 if you as an individual [...]