The recent devastating flooding in my hometown of Columbia, South Carolina, was a stark reminder of how quickly disaster can strike and how important it is to be prepared for emergencies. (more…)
Q: Why am I getting billed for reading of mammograms and MRIs when the specialists who asked me to get the procedures know how to read the images? I am losing an extra $400 for services I didn’t request.
Open enrollment for Medicare in 2015 runs from October 15th to December 7th. During this time, Medicare enrollees have the opportunity to make changes to their coverage. They can change from Original Medicare to Medicare Advantage (Part C) and vice versa, switch to another Medicare Advantage plan, join a Medicare prescription drug plan (Part D), switch Medicare drug plans, or drop prescription drug coverage entirely. (more…)
As a financial planner who specializes in helping people prepare for retirement, I have lengthy conversations with prospective clients about their expectations for life after work. Their responses often reflect popular rules of thumb or preconceived notions.
These nuggets of conventional wisdom, however, are not always the perfect prescription for a healthy retirement. Here are five things you may have been hearing for years that may be entirely wrong. (more…)