Our Q1 newsletter focuses on planning for the unknown. CEO Rick Manske begins with outlining the importance of implementing financial family fire drills. Sr. Financial Advisor Travis Boyer writes about handling risk and Director of Investment Management Sarah DerGarabedian discusses mindful investing and how according to Seinfeld, “Anything’s possible!” Financial Advisor Scott Kittrell outlines how to manage the increasing cost of health care, and Sr. Financial Advisor Michael Baughman covers how to determine if you need health insurance. Manager of Financial Planning Judson Meinhart provides helpful tables to fill out to determine if you have adequate property and casualty insurance. Co-Director of Tax Services Larry Harris writes about tax planning unknowns. We hope you find this edition insightful!
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