Retirement

In a perfect world, Medicare would cover every possible medical expense in retirement. But most retirees don’t live in that world, so they have significant out-of-pocket (OOP) expenses. According to a new study, “even with Medicare coverage and ignoring long term care, retirees face sizable out-of-pocket costs for premiums, copays, and uncovered services.” “One way
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James Lathrop is a Republican candidate for State Treasurer in the state of Rhode Island—a state which has long been dominated by Democrats. Most notably, Gina Raimondo, currently serving as U.S. Commerce Secretary began her career in politics as Rhode Island State Treasurer before becoming Governor—supported by unprecedented out-of-state campaign contributions from Wall Street money
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Topline With the stock market rising significantly from its low point nearly two months ago, tech stocks appear to be back in vogue after being shunned by investors during the widespread selloff earlier this year, once again leading the market higher as investors snap up shares. Key Facts Though investors piled into defensive sectors—such as
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From facilitating the spread of Covid in Florida, to bullying kids about wearing protective masks and their sexual orientation, Governor Ron DeSantis has demonstrated reckless disregard for the public welfare and a willingness to say anything—no matter how outrageous—to garner headlines. Now, DeSantis, who has absolutely no financial experience, wants to dictate how trillions in
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Retirees are getting doubly squeezed by inflation and declines in their retirement savings; many pre-retirees are understandably worried as well. For many seniors, it’s a déjà vu from the 1960s and 1970s, when the United States experienced high inflation and stock market volatility. To address this issues and shore up your retirement finances, you’ll want
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“When in doubt, zoom out.” A lot of things that I’ll never remember cross my purview on Twitter, but this one from Sahil Bloom stuck. The rhyming helps, but it’s not just a clever line. It’s applicable in life and especially when dealing with money, where finding and maintaining perspective is vitally important. This is
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Calpers, the nation’s largest public pension, recently unloaded about $6 billion of its stakes in private equity funds to second-hand buyers reportedly at a roughly 10 percent discount to their value. That suggests either the pension’s opaque private equity holdings were not truly worth $6 billion (likewise, its remaining $40 billion-plus in private equity holdings
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The passing of the 2019 Secure Act changed the rules about when non-spouse beneficiaries must begin taking money from inherited retirement accounts. Starting in 2020, instead of stretching withdrawals over your lifetime, most investors inheriting an IRA from a parent were subject to a new “10 year rule.” This meant annual required minimum distributions (RMDs)
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