A Well Written Update on Reducing Medicare Premiums

It Takes Planning to Reduce Your Medicare Premiums

The federal government is expected to run a deficit of $3.0 trillion this year, adding to a national debt that already totals more than $28 trillion. PolitiĀ­cians will be looking for ways to increase revenue (i.e., raise taxes) and reduce spending. Two of the most expensive federal spending programs are Social Security and Medicare.

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Inflation

Producer inflation accelerated in August, as wholesale prices rose record 8.3% from a year ago

Prices that producers get for final demand goods and services surged in August at their highest annual rate since at least 2010, the Labor Department reported Friday. The producer price index accelerated 0.7% for the month, above the 0.6% Dow Jones estimate.

Surprise, Surprise…

Social Security won’t be able to pay full benefits by 2034

Social Security will have to cut benefits by 2034 if Congress does nothing to address the program’s long-term funding shortfall, according to an annual report released Tuesday by the Social Security and Medicare trustees.

A Recent Opinion…

The Baby Boomer Bond Dilemma

U.S. Treasuries have been the bonds of choice for safe retirement income. But they could deliver no real return for the next decade. Today’s record low bond yields could not come at a worse time for many baby boomers. Owning U.S.

“There can be only one.”

Meet Altos Labs, Silicon Valley’s latest wild bet on living forever

Skip to Content Funders of a deep-pocketed new “rejuvenation” startup are said to include Jeff Bezos and Yuri Milner. Last October, a large group of scientists made their way to Yuri Milner’s super-mansion in the Los Altos Hills above Palo Alto.

Interesting

Opinion: Retirees with annuities have more fun

OK, so it’s not exactly “fun.” But a new report says retirees who convert their savings into guaranteed lifetime annuities effectively double the amount they are willing to spend each year, on themselves and their families.

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IMPORTANT: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act of 2020 contains provisions providing a temporary waiver of RMDs for IRAs, 401(k)s and other employee-sponsored retirements plans for 2020.