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Social Security Myths You Shouldn Did Your Health Plan Deny You Care? Fight Back Generic Drugs Can Cost Medicare Recipients More Than Brand-Names Are Your Grandchildren Getting Too Much Screen Time? Why You Should Get Your Beneficiary Designations Right How To Get Rid Of Pesky ‘Subscription Creep’ Family Overnights Can Be Stressful, Yet Welcome Nursing Home Cost Outpaces Inflation, Medical Care
 
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Social Security Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

Researchers tell us that most people would be better off waiting to claim Social Security benefits. Yet most people file early.

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Did Your Health Plan Deny You Care? Fight Back

Have you ever stepped up to the pharmacy cash register only to learn your new prescription will cost you hundreds of dollars because your insurance doesn’t cover it?

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Generic Drugs Can Cost Medicare Recipients More Than Brand-Names

Medicare Part D enrollees may pay more out of pocket for high-priced specialty generic drugs than their brand-name counterparts, according to new research.

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Are Your Grandchildren Getting Too Much Screen Time?

Grandparents have long been associated with letting their grandchildren do things their parents would never permit. Candy. Extended bedtime. Too much television. Carefree fun.

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Why You Should Get Your Beneficiary Designations Right

when you sign up for a life insurance policy, retirement account such as 401 (K), IRAs, or other investment accounts, you are required to list a beneficiary who will receive the proceeds when you pass.

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How To Get Rid Of Pesky ‘Subscription Creep’

From Netflix, Spotify and Amazon Prime to Blue Apron, Birchbox and beer of the month, your debit or credit card statements are likely littered with subscriptions that are costing you dearly.

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Family Overnights Can Be Stressful, Yet Welcome

Soon after my brother returned from a family trip with his two young children many years ago, I asked him how it was.

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Nursing Home Cost Outpaces Inflation, Medical Care

One of the largest studies on out-of-pocket costs for nursing home care finds prices are high and rising faster than other medical care and consumer prices.

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How Caregiving Role Can Put Your Wellbeing At Risk

24 January 2019

Much has been said about the Sandwich Generation, that group of people tasked with simultaneously caring for aging parents and raising their own children.

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Should You Pay Off Mortgage Before You Retire?

23 January 2019

To cover mortgage payments, retirees frequently have to withdraw more from their retirement funds than they would if the mortgage were paid off.

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On Facebook & Twitter Privacy At Risk Even Without An Account

22 January 2019

Privacy on social media is like second-hand smoke. It’s controlled by the people around you, according to a study.

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Secretive ‘Rebate Trap’ Keeps Generic Drugs Out Of Reach

21 January 2019

Lisa Crook was lucky. She saved $800 last year after her insurance company started covering a new, less expensive insulin called Basaglar that was virtually identical to the brand she had used for years.

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Why You Should Eat More Protein And Not Overdo Shakes

20 January 2019

Older adults need to eat more protein-rich foods when losing weight, dealing with a chronic or acute illness, or facing a hospitalization.

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Can Drinking Oolong Tea Help Prevent Breast Cancer?

19 January 2019

The results of a study offer a potential non-toxic strategy to prevent breast cancer.

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