This Week’s Must Read

Retirees, Don’t Fall for These 7 Social Security Myths

Social Security provides critical benefits to more than 50 million people a year; almost 170 million workers contribute a chunk of their paycheck, to the tune of $900 billion annually, to keep those benefits flowing. You’d think with all the people and money involved that we’d all understand exactly how the program works. Read the …

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What Hospitals Must Now Reveal to Medicare Patients

A new law gives a heads-up to those under hospital ‘observation’.  As if being in a hospital wasn’t tough enough, patients on Medicare (those 65 and older) are now facing potentially huge out-of-pocket costs if they are placed on “observation status” instead of being formally admitted. And when such a patient then goes from the …

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The Huge Payoff From Claiming Social Security Wisely

3 cases show how it’s possible to receive tens of thousands extra.  By my count, I’ve answered over 1,500 questions about maximizing lifetime Social Security benefits, either online or on the air. But, by their nature, my A’s to people’s Q’s have mostly been general. They haven’t, I fear, provided people with a clear sense …

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