Navigating Medicare Open Enrollment

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The fall season means the launch of Medicare open enrollment, which begins Oct. 15 and continues through Dec. 7. During this enrollment cycle, you may also switch from one Medicare Advantage Plan to another, or from one Medicare Part D (prescription) to an alternative provider. Medicare is health insurance for people age 65 or older,…

The Hidden Estate Tax

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In the 1983 hit film, Trading Places, starring Dan Akroyd and Eddie Murphy, Akroyd’s character, Winthorpe, is haggling with a pawnshop owner over the value of the watch he is desperately trying to pawn in order to get cash. When the pawnshop owner offers $50 dollars, Winthorpe indignantly says, “This is a Roche Vouceau. The…

6 Cities Where You Should Take A Food Tour

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Travel can be everything from going on museum tours or climbing a mountain to indulging in the luxuries of a hotel, sunbathing on a gorgeous strip of sugary sand and partying until dawn at mega clubs. Wherever you are in the world, there’s one thing that brings all types of travelers together, and that is…

10 Common Senior Health Issues

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Getting older can seem daunting­—greying hair, wrinkles, forgetting where you parked the car. All jokes aside, aging can bring about unique health issues. With seniors accounting for 12 percent of the world’s population­–and rapidly increasing to over 22 percent by 2050–it’s important to understand the challenges faced by people as they age, and recognize that…

Condo vs. Senior Community Living – What’s The Difference

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Condo living and senior living communities are not the same. They offer different lifestyles depending on what is important to you. Here’s a side by side look at the differences between residing in a condo and residing in a senior living community: Top 4 Differences in a Senior Living Community vs. a Condo 1. Maintenance: Interior…

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