Casey Dowd Archive
Published September 26, 2013
Medicare open enrollment is just around the corner, and this season could be a busy one with many seniors looking for a new plan because of changes coming to Part D and the launch of the new federally-run health insurance exchanges.
Published September 19, 2013
Rising health-care costs has made long-term care prohibitively expensive for aging Americans. Prolonged hospital stays or long-term care needs like a nursing or rehabilitation home can break budgets, and are generally not fully covered by health insurance or Medicare and Medicaid. So how do we fix this problem?
Published September 12, 2013
Many boomers plan to stay in the workforce longer than previous generations. Here's how to know it's time to enter retirement.
Published September 05, 2013
Boomers who are ready to make the leap into retirement should prepare their finances and life schedule accordingly so they are ready for the transition. Here's how to get ready for your first year out of the workforce.
Published August 29, 2013
Charitable giving can make you feel good, but financial experts stress that having a plan can help make the most of your contributions.
Published August 22, 2013
Expiring exemptions and federal tax rates have made estate planning tough for both consumers and financial planners, so taking the time early on can help.
Published August 15, 2013
Boomers in retirement no longer have to worry about workplace hassles. But they still have to deal with the taxman. Here’s how to choose the right tax preparer.
Published August 08, 2013
Long gone are the days of retirees wanting to spend their golden years relaxing on the golf course or on the beach, it’s about healthy living, remaining in the work force and helping their children purchase homes, pay for college help care for grandchildren—all of which require detailed financial planning.
Published August 01, 2013
Life expectancy plays a critical role in Social Security planning, and while it’s tempting to apply for benefits as soon as you become eligible, it can have long-term economic consequences.
Published July 25, 2013
Whether it’s for personal or financial reasons, baby boomers are either staying in the job market longer or looking to re-enter it, and it’s important they remain relevant.