Ask the Adviser: Why are Medicare Part B premiums going down when inflation is up?
After a large increase in Medicare Part B premiums for 2022, the cost is now dropping. We’ll look at a surprising reason why.
Medicare Open Enrollment: Evaluating Your Options
Wondering whether to make changes to your Medicare coverage? Here’s what to consider as we head into open enrollment (October 15 to December 7).
Life Insurance in Retirement: Is it Necessary?
Determining whether you need life insurance in retirement can get complicated—and it depends on your unique situation. Let these questions guide you.
Immediate Fixed Income Annuity: Is It Right For You?
Immediate fixed-income annuities are often sold quoting an interest rate that is not available in certificates of deposit or bonds. Generally, the interest rate quoted far exceeds more traditional fixed-income products and is quite a lure to investors.
Understanding Charitable Gift Annuities
An investment option you may not have considered.
Annuity Traps Part 2: Death Benefits
While annuities can be an important way to build wealth, many individuals don’t realize how complicated these insurance products can be. In this article, we’ll walk you through what you need to know about annuity contracts and the five-year-rule.
Annuity Traps Part 1: Living Benefits
Learn about different types of annuities and understand how they can become a valuable component of your retirement plan.
Lump Sum or Annuity Distributions – What You Need to Know
With interest rates at a historic low, retirees should carefully consider their pension distribution options.
Are You Due to Reevaluate and Switch Your Car Insurance?
Many advisers recommend shopping your automobile policy every two to three years. There are many factors that could have changed since you began insuring through your current carrier.
Could You Be Obligated To Pay a Parent’s Nursing Home Bills?
Pennsylvania’s Superior Court ruled in Savoy v. Savoy that an indigent mother could sue her adult son to pay her overdue nursing home bills. The case was decided in 1994…
Five Strategies for High Income Earners to Deal with the New Tax Rules
The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA12) prevented higher taxes for many taxpayers but those in the top two tax brackets will experience an increase in taxes in 2013…
The ABC’s of Deducting Losses in Variable Annuities
The mechanics of doing so are tricky.