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The 6 Biggest Retirement Mistakes, And 1 Defense Think ‘Medicare For All’ Is The Only Democratic Health Plan? National Volunteer Care Group Offers Peace Corps Of Caregivers There’s More Time To Dote On Libby, The Perfect Dog Readmissions: New Round of Medicare Penalties Hits Hospitals Medicare Dental: Time To Fill In The Gaps The 3 ‘D’s of Determining Your Medicare Part D Plan Alabama Gulf Coast Offers Beach, Nature, history
 
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The 6 Biggest Retirement Mistakes, And 1 Defense

One of the biggest retirement mistakes you can make is not realizing what you don’t know.

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Think ‘Medicare For All’ Is The Only Democratic Health Plan?

If you tuned in for the first five nights of the Democratic presidential debates, you might think “Medicare for All” and providing universal care are the only health care ideas Democrats have.

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National Volunteer Care Group Offers Peace Corps Of Caregivers

Imagine a government program that would mobilize volunteers to help older adults across the nation age in place.

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There’s More Time To Dote On Libby, The Perfect Dog

Maybe you’re contemplating getting a dog. If that’s true, let me recount how Libby makes life better, with one small exception.

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Readmissions: New Round of Medicare Penalties Hits Hospitals

Medicare cut payments to 2,583 hospitals Tuesday, continuing the Affordable Care Act’s eight-year campaign to financially pressure hospitals into reducing the number of patients who return for a second stay within a month.

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Medicare Dental: Time To Fill In The Gaps

If you look in your Medicare & You Handbook for 2020 on page 49 you’ll find this admission: “Medicare Doesn’t Cover Everything.”

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The 3 ‘D’s of Determining Your Medicare Part D Plan

Medicare Part D plans help people save on the costs of prescriptions and knowing these three Ds will help you maximize those savings in 2020.

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Alabama Gulf Coast Offers Beach, Nature, history

My first thought was that I must have taken a wrong turn. Surely this couldn’t be the destination known as Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, perched on the Gulf coast of Alabama.

Many ways to cut energy costs when decorating

09 April 2010

When decorating our homes, we tend to consider things like beauty and comfort, the durability of pieces we might buy or the image they project. But how many of us stop to consider our energy bills?

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Trend toward smaller homes for thriftier seniors

09 April 2010

Catering to baby boomers and seniors who’ve lost savings during the recession, retirement-housing designers and developers are shifting to smaller homes that are more energy efficient and maximize space.

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Fresh-squeezed veggie juice finally comes of age

09 April 2010

At midmorning, the line at Liquiteria is almost out the door. Customers at the bright, cheerful juice bar can’t seem to get enough of owner Doug Green’s menu of smoothies and fresh-squeezed juices. Some of the drinks are billed as energy builders; others promise to burn fat, boost the immune system or detoxify the lymph […]

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10 ways to be happy and healthy in 2010

09 April 2010

It’s easy being green — Whether you are a vegetarian, vegan, carnivore or pescetarian, vegetables should be a central part of your diet. Often referred to as a “protective food,” dark green foods provide essential vitamins and nutrients to your body that protect you from many of life’s worst diseases.

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Answers to pressing 401(k) questions

09 April 2010

The stock market seems to have turned a corner and mutual funds are growing again. For 401(k) investors there’s an opportunity to regain some lost ground, but they’ll need to make some decisions. How do you make the right choices without taking on too much risk again?

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More Roth IRA conversions allowed

09 April 2010

In retirement, your paycheck might go away, but taxes won’t. Still your tax bill can be hard to predict. To have some control over how much you pay the government each year, you should have both taxable and non-taxable accounts from which to draw your retirement income.

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