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Getting Started With Medicare: Medigap Plugs the Holes

Getting Started With Medicare: Medigap Plugs the Holes

 

Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) offers many benefits, but it has some "gaps." The most prominent gap is there is no limit on out-of-pocket expenses, which encompass deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance.

Medigap to the Rescue

One way to fill many of these gaps is through a Medicare Supplement Insurance policy (also known as Medigap) sold by private insurers. Medigap policies come in several different versions but must adhere to strict government standards. These standards allow easier comparisons between policies and protect consumers from unscrupulous insurers.

9 Important Questions To Ask on a First Date

9 Important Questions To Ask on a First Date

When you are getting ready for a first date, it is important to make sure that you have the right questions to ask. They will help keep the conversation flowing and will help you get to know your date better. It is recommended to think about the questions beforehand, especially if you may not have been on a first date in years. Knowing these questions ahead of time will help to maintain a good and healthy conversation. This blog post will discuss some of the best questions to ask on a first date and why they are so important.

5 Great Reasons to Volunteer in Retirement

5 Great Reasons to Volunteer in Retirement

Volunteering is a great way to spend your time while giving back to your local community. By contributing several hours a day, a week, or even a month to a local cause, you'll be making a real difference to the lives of others, as well as to your own.

Research has shown that volunteering to help others in need improves both your emotional and physical well-being in many ways. In this article, we'll look at five major reasons why you should volunteer during retirement and the benefits it will bring you and your local community.

10 Tips To Prepare for Your First 5K Run at 50+

10 Tips To Prepare for Your First 5K Run at 50+

Are you looking to get into running? If so, you're in luck! In this blog post, we will give you some tips on how to prepare for your first 5K run. Running can be a great way to stay healthy and fit as you age, but it's important to take things slow in order to avoid injury. We will discuss some basic tips for beginners, as well as some more advanced techniques that can help improve your performance. Let's get started!

What To Consider When Moving to a New Home in Retirement

What To Consider When Moving to a New Home in Retirement

So you've decided to move. Congratulations! You are about to embark on a great adventure. However, you have many more decisions ahead.

  • Are you moving near to your current home or further away?
  • Are you downsizing, upsizing, or maintaining similar square footage?
  • Are you renting or buying?
  • Are you adding a second home?
  • What about timeshares or fractional ownership?

How To Find More Time in Your Day

How To Find More Time in Your Day

Are you stuck in that loop of "I don't have time to get stuff done"?

Here is a bitter reality check. That statement mentioned above is just an excuse.

You own each second of your time. It is the same for every single human being. So, don't let your brain fool you into thinking you lack time.

What you actually lack is a conscious to spend your time productively and a get-it-done attitude. You need to understand that at any given moment, you are doing what you want to be doing.

So it's not time that is keeping you back. It's you and only you. The good thing is that you are now investing your time into learning how to find more time in your day.

You have already stepped into the journey of time management by conquering the first and most important step, realization.

We'll guide you on how to increase the hours in your day. Follow our tips and see how a 24-hour day can end up feeling like a 28-hour day with tons of productivity, energy, relaxation, and a sense of achievement.

The Consequences of a Fall

The Consequences of a Fall

It's no secret that older adults are at a higher risk for falls. In fact, falls are one of the leading causes of injury in adults over 65. Falling can have painful consequences, both physically and emotionally. If you're an older adult, it's important to take steps to prevent falls and protect yourself from potential injuries. In this blog post, we will discuss the dangers of falling and offer some tips for staying safe.

Moving in Retirement? How To Decide Where To Go

Moving in Retirement? How To Decide Where To Go

As noted in our recent post, Should I Move in Retirement?, there can be several triggers for considering a new home later in life.

  • Retirement
  • An empty nest
  • Health problems
  • Job transfer
  • Living costs
  • Lifestyle choices

Among these, a health situation could urgently drive the question of where to live into immediate focus.

If you find yourself in this situation, the first step is to thoroughly assess your condition and the implications for your living situation. Consulting with medical professionals and family is crucial in this assessment. The result should be a living plan that provides the best support for your healthcare needs.