8 Reasons You Shouldn’t Claim Social Security Early

My Comments: If you have already signed up and are receiving benefits, then this article might not make much sense unless you signed up less than 12 months ago. Just know you have 12 months from when you first signed up to cancel and start over. You’ll have to pay back everything you’ve received but …

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Short-Term Market Volatility Is Not Entirely Random

My Comments: Don’t expect the following to provide you with a revolutionary insight into what will happen with the markets in the coming weeks and months. Just expect to be further confused but at least have another reason to stay confused. Good luck with your investments going forward. by Manuel Garcia Gojon \ 12 SEP …

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Critical Info About What Medicare Does NOT Cover

My Comments: Both my wife and I totally depend on Medicare. Our lives would be over without it. However, for the most part we’ve been lucky in that our health issues have rarely fallen into the realm of what Medicare does NOT cover. What follows is intended to help you decide when signing up for …

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Thoughts About the Current Stock Market

My Comments: As you read this, I'm recovering from back surgery, and this was written and scheduled to appear before I went under the knife. However, the message below comes from someone I’ve followed for many years, someone whose intellect I trust. And, yes, his ideas more or less conform to mine. In support of …

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Recession Signals Abound as Fed Hikes Rates

My Comments: Yes, this is supportive of my personal opinion that we’re looking at serious economic issues going forward in this country and across the world, and for continued strong valuations for invested money. I’m less inclined to share other articles I find that support the idea nothing bad is on the horizon and only …

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The Stock Market Just Doesn’t Get It

My Comments: Some days it seems like I’m facing a losing battle with those who vigorously tell us the economy is great and everyone should chill out and put more money into their market accounts. Then I find something like this that supports my gut feeling we have a lot of uncertainty ahead and before …

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The Deadly Calculus of War and Energy Prices in Europe

My Comments: There is a huge issue involving the locally owned utility and monthly bills sent to people who live here in North Central Florida. It’s not uncommon for someone in a 2,000 square foot house to get a monthly bill of over $600 for the cost of utilities, much of that for electricity. Couple …

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Don’t Look at The Economy Through the Lenses of The Market

My Comments: I’ve written before about how stock and bond values are NOT joined at the hip with the state of the national economy. This essay by Lawrence Fuller suggests how that disconnect may play out for those of us with money invested in the markets. My gut tells me the odds of there being …

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Is Medicare Supplement Insurance Right for You?

My Comments: As someone covered by Medicare for over a decade, I can readily attest to its validity as a health insurance mechanism. Despite my being licensed as a Florida insurance agent, this post is not intended to support any specific Medicare supplement insurance company. You don’t need me for that.   What I’ve posted …

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