70% of Americans say our health care system is in a “state of crisis”

My Comments: My experience with our health care system comes from two sources. The first one is my 43 years as a licensed insurance agent. I saw health insurance premiums increase roughly 10% every year. The health insurance premium increases were largely a result of ever increasing costs, driven by the hospital industry, the pharmaceutical …

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This Is What Retirees Would Do Differently If They Could Go Back in Time

My Comments: I feel very fortunate in that I have few regrets after 77 years of life on this planet. Which is good since I can’t go back and do things differently. I suspect that’s why my entire focus today is what I can get done today and perhaps influence the future. I have no …

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3 Things That Affect When You Should Apply for Social Security

My Comments: This was clearly written by someone not yet fully versed in the subject. He’s young with expertise in picking stocks for future gain. Unfortunately, this is typical of what a reader finds when searching for ideas about their retirement and how to make critical financial decisions. There are far more than 3 questions …

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5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Retirement

My Comments: For those of us who preach retirement planning, much of this is old hat. But for those of you just starting to get serious about thinking retirement, these are all valid concerns. But before you rush out and spend money, you need to better understand how you want your life to play out. …

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Equity-Indexed Annuities As a Retirement Strategy

My Comments: We know for a fact that very little in life is free. And that’s certainly the case with annuities. Add to that they’re hard to understand, and are often sold for reasons that are not always in the best interest of the buyer. None of that, however, means you shouldn’t consider annuities when …

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The Shrinking Middle Class: How We Got Here, And Why

My Comments: Yesterday, I posted Part I of a three part series from the staff of Fortune magazine. I was struck by it’s relevance in today’s America in terms of it’s expose of where we are as a nation, both politically and economically. In my opinion we have roughly two years to figure out whether …

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The Shrinking Middle Class: The Current State of Affairs

My Comments: I’ve always enjoyed the traditional greeting associated with today: Happy New Year! And so I offer you my heartfelt wishes for a HAPPY NEW YEAR! But the reality is that for many millions of Americans, 2019 will not be a happy year. And so I offer an apology for spoiling the fun with …

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