Medicare

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Weekend Reading: Here's What to Know About Your 2022 Medicare Costs

In addition to a higher COLA for Social Security benefits this year, you can also expect a hike in certain Medicare costs.

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Weekend Reading: The Highest Medical Costs to Expect in Retirement

When it comes to healthcare expenses in retirement, there are those you can somewhat-accurately factor into your budget (such as insurance premiums), and those that are unexpected (such as a medical emergencies or illness).

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Weekend Reading: Avoiding the Social Security Tax Torpedo

While tax planning for the greatest long-term efficiency in retirement, be wary of increasing taxable income. Upon doing so, there are two major situations you could find yourself in, both of which are discussed by past Retire With Purpose podcast guest, Wade Pfau, here.

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Weekend Reading: Understanding the Infrastructure Bills

The just-passed $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Bill is awaiting Biden’s signature early next week. As it moves forward to be signed into law, the fate of the $1.75-plus trillion Build Better Act is now of focus.

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Weekend Reading: 14 Things That Are "Free" with Medicare

As you find yourself in the midst of Medicare’s open enrollment period, it’s an ideal time to evaluate where you can optimize your health care benefits.

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Weekend Reading: What You Must Know About the Different Parts of Medicare

Whether you’re a first-time enrollee, or simply want to ensure you’re maximizing Medicare coverage, it’s important to understand the benefits provided through each part.

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Weekend Reading: 3 Ways Early Retirees Can Minimize Their Health Insurance Costs

If you’re planning on retiring before you’re eligible for Medicare coverage (age 65), one major component you’ll need to account for is healthcare.

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Weekend Reading: Democratic Lawmakers Want to Expand Medicare. Here Are the Gaps in Coverage and Other Costs to Know

Here’s a shocker for many pre-retirees: Medicare isn’t free. Not only that, but it can often come along with unexpected costs.