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Golf Course Guide to Medicare

This guide to the important “game” of Medicare will help you swing and putt your way through the complex journey, hopefully aiming you in the right direction. We will highlight some pro-tips, sand traps, water hazards, out-of-bounds areas and preventable bogeys to prepare you for this adventure. This information will help you know which “club” to use at every stage of the course!

Hi, I’m New Here … Avoiding Medicare Mistakes for First Time Medicare Enrollees

Trying something new can be scary. Trying to understand all of the rules surrounding your Medicare benefits as a new enrollee can be downright frightening! In this presentation we review some of the “oops” and “gotchas” of Medicare for first time enrollees. Topics include:
• Enrollment window and associated penalties
• What happens if you’ve already claimed Social Security
• Coordinating Health Savings Accounts with Medicare
• IRMAA – what it is and what creates income that gets you there
• International travel and cruising for trouble
• Medicare scams

Medicare: The Basics

Medicare is an important tool for financial planning during your retirement. It can seem very complex at times.

Turning 65, Reflecting Back and Planning Ahead

Turning 65 made me think about financial security, or perhaps to think about it differently than I did at 45. My perspective on what exactly financial security is has evolved over the years.