- Switch from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage Plan
- Switch from a Medicare Advantage Plan to Original
- stopping someone from going to school or work
- directing someone how to spend (or not spend) their money
- pressuring someone to lend money
- using gifts or money to control behavior
A reader of this blog recently suggested that it might be helpful to include an article on how to check up on your Social Security benefits. Long ago, we used to receive a paper statement of Social Security benefits in the mail each year, but that has changed. Now, you might receive a mailed paper statement right around your 60th birthday, but it’s very simple to check your benefits at any time via Social Security’s website.
It’s quite simple to check out your up-to-date information in the Social Security system – at least the retirement estimates. Simply go to the …Read More
The latest tax bill advanced in Congress is notable in its absence of provisions that were expected to be “game changers” (see below). And that’s a good thing for taxpayers.
On Saturday, September 25, 2021, the Congressional House Budget Committee voted to advance a $3.5 trillion spending package to the House floor for debate. The House Ways and Means Committee and the Joint Committee on Taxation had previously released summaries of proposed tax changes intended to help fund the spending package. Many of these provisions focus specifically on businesses and high-income households.
Expect these proposals to be modified; some will …Read More
Are you concerned about your family’s future in light of so much uncertainty? While we have been dealing with COVID-19 for a while now and have adapted in some ways, the virus has also adapted, so we cannot be sure about what is ahead. As the saying goes, ‘the best defense is a good offense”.
Yahoo! Finance offers “8 tactics to defend your family finances from whatever comes next“. The tips range from things you can do to lower daily expenses to loan refinancing and getting additional insurance.
Look at how your budget “leaks” money on a regular …Read More