Medicare’s Gaps for Dental, Hearing and Vision Coverage

(This article previously appeared on PBSNewsHour.org.) Editor’s Note: On PBSNewsHour.org, journalist Philip Moeller provides answers on aging and retirement. His weekly column, “Ask Phil,” aims to help older Americans and their families by answering their health care and financial questions. He is the author of the new book, “Get What’s Yours for Medicare,” and co-author of “Get What’s…

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Originally posted 2017-07-14 11:40:38.

Before Retiring, Try Spending Like a Retired Person

In planning for retirement, many people may develop what they believe is a realistic budget. Yet they have no palpable way of knowing whether they’ll be able to make changes necessary to stay within that budget and keep from prematurely exhausting their retirement resources. As many near-retirees underestimate spending in retirement — no matter how…

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Originally posted 2017-07-14 11:40:28.

Couples and Money Advice After 25 Years of Marriage

How do 25 years go by so quickly? My father used to call this phenomenon, “the collapse of time.” I’m feeling it. Last week, on the Fourth of July, my husband, Cliff, and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary, visiting the charming town of Asheville, N.C. The arrival of this signature anniversary made me think…

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Originally posted 2017-07-13 10:25:59.

The Supreme Court Turns Its Back on Age Discrimination

Age discrimination is widespread, well documented and, sadly, deeply entrenched in the American workplace. It’s also illegal, thanks to the 50-year-old Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), which is aimed at protecting people 40 and older from discrimination in hiring, promotion and retention at firms with 20 or more employees. Unfortunately, federal courts have also…

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Originally posted 2017-07-13 10:25:48.

Get Paid for Pretending to Be a Patient

I’m a familiar face around my city’s medical center, where some know me as that closeted gay man who infected his wife with HIV or the hostile employee who physically threatened a co-worker in an act of road rage or the bipolar cocaine addict. Students in the center’s M.D., nursing, pharmaceutical and social work programs…

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Originally posted 2017-07-12 08:46:32.

How to Keep Long-Term Care From Bankrupting Us

When policymakers, health care analysts and financial journalists talk about the staggering costs of long-term care, it’s often wonky, devoid of humanity. We throw around statistics like this one from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: 52 percent of individuals turning 65 will require long-term care supports and services at some point in…

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Originally posted 2017-07-12 08:46:13.

How to Get the Most Out of Retirement

Some people approaching retirement may be asking with trepidation: What’s it going to be like? Others slide into retirement with the view that they’ll take a couple of months to relax and then see what happens. Somewhere between trepidation and lethargy may be your sweet spot, as I explain in my new book, Get The…

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Originally posted 2017-07-11 08:37:41.

6 Tips for a Successful Estate Sale

Next Avenue’s Richard Eisenberg recently wrote a post called “Sorry, Nobody Wants Your Parents’ Stuff.” He’s right, generally speaking, but it also kind of depends on what stuff your parents had. If there’s value — or at least value in the eyes of others — an estate sale could be worth trying. Simply put, an…

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Originally posted 2017-07-11 08:37:31.

What Women Should Tell Their Bosses When They Have Cancer

We hear a lot about the struggles of working women and the notion that we can create some semblance of order between managing responsibilities at home and at work. It’s the elusive work/life balance every working woman longs to achieve. But throw a cancer diagnosis into the equation and that’s when things can really start…

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Originally posted 2017-07-10 08:27:34.

How to Start a Business Selling Your Knowledge

Many prospective boomer entrepreneurs struggle to find a business idea that fits them without realizing that they already possess a valuable asset they can sell profitably: their knowledge. After a career spanning 30 years or longer, one thing most boomers can offer is inside knowledge and information on at least one topic. But, you may…

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Originally posted 2017-07-07 08:22:19.