Tag: Medicare
How I Cost My Dad Over $2000 in Medicare Benefits
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How I Cost My Dad Over $2000 in Medicare Benefits

It's been a few months since I posted about Dad. He's still happy and healthy in the care facility, and he's a little deeper into mid-stage Alzheimer's. (In his mind, he's consulting on-site about their electrical engineering needs-- just as he did in his career for nearly 30 years. He says he's happy that they ...

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Military Reserve Retirement, Tricare, and Medicare
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Military Reserve Retirement, Tricare, and Medicare

A reader asks: I will be retiring from the Reserves later this year and reaching age 60 a month after that. Which Tricare will I be under? Will it cost me anything? I am still employed in a civilian job with a city that offers Blue Cross insurance. I also have an HSA-- will this work with Tricare when I retire? ...

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Forensic Geriatric Finances
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Forensic Geriatric Finances

Today's post revisits the subject of caring for the financial independence of your loved ones. There's nothing here about military retirement, but I'm very glad that our aggressive savings and low-cost lifestyle have enabled us to retire from military service without a bridge career. As all too many of us Baby Boomers ...

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Book review: “When The Time Comes”
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Book review: “When The Time Comes”

      I've read a bunch of eldercare books over the last few months, but I think I'm finally done. This is my final review of that topic for a while, and we can conclude on an upbeat note. The last book, "A Bittersweet Season", was a depressing story of all the mistakes the author made as she ...

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