Retirement

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What Adults 65+ Need to Know About Taxes

Taxes For Seniors – 5 Things You Must Know

Whether you’re retired or still working, here are 5 must know tips for seniors about taxes. Over 65, and You Get a New Tax Form Traditional tax forms use tiny print that’s a strain on the eyes. Fortunately, people over 65 can take advantage of a new tax filing form that’s much easier to read.…

American Adventures Month

Celebrate American Adventures Month

How do you define “adventure”? Many people think adventures must be heart-pounding extreme experiences, like skiing, skydiving, or rock climbing. But at United Medicare Advisors, we think that “adventure” can be anything out of your ordinary day-to-day life. Trying a new cuisine is an adventure. Visiting a new park is an adventure. Even taking the…

Retirement Readiness

5 Fundamentals for Retirement Readiness

Aegon and the Transamerica Institute® sponsored a survey that aims to understand how people are preparing for retirement, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic altered so many peoples’ plans. As part of their report, they shared what they call the 5 Fundamentals of Retirement Readiness. These five tips provide a solid foundation for retirement planning, and…

Medicare Supplement Plans 2022

Medicare Supplement Plans 2022

Medicare Supplement Insurance plans: what’s available in 2022? The world of Medicare Supplement Insurance can be intimidating. But it’s helpful to know there is no shortage of options for consumers who want extra help covering the gaps of Original Medicare. Here, we break down each of the Medicare Supplement Insurance plan types along with updates…

Valentine’s Day Ideas

Valentine’s Day Ideas for Retirees

You might think that Valentine’s Day is reserved for couples and kids, but you’d be wrong! There are plenty of things you can do to celebrate (or avoid) the day. Retirees, especially, have extra time to do as they please. Spread the love to your partner, friends, family, or simply yourself! About Valentine’s Day Saint…

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Traveling with Medicare: Check your coverage

January 25 is National Plan Your Vacation Day! It’s important for anyone with Medicare to be familiar with their coverage before booking their next trip. There are certain factors that can affect whether or not you’ll have Medicare insurance coverage while away from home, including: What kind of plan you have Where you’re going What…

Set Up For Success: Make Your Space Match Your Lifestyle

Set Up For Success: Make Your Space Match Your Lifestyle

Many people spend years working hard and planning for their ideal retirement activities, whether it’ll include traveling, gardening, reading books, knitting, socializing, exercising, or something else. While most people plan for the financial elements of post-retirement life, they often overlook the psychological elements. A sudden change in a long-followed routine can be overwhelming for many…

Healthy Tips for the New Year

Healthy Tips for the New Year

As the holidays wind down, people start considering their New Year’s resolutions. But rather than setting big goals, a smaller step-by-step approach is a much better way to approach your New Year’s resolutions. As you approach the age of retirement, you can really explore new (and old) goals for yourself. Resolutions to keep calm, commit…

Retirement Statistics

Retirement Statistics 2022

In 2022, Social Security benefits see an increase of 5.9% (the largest since 1983) thanks to the cost of living adjustment, or COLA. 25% of Americans increased their financial savings as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The average retirement age in the U.S. is 66.85. The retirement age is lowest in Alaska and West…

Holiday gift ideas for grandchildren

Holiday gift ideas for grandchildren

Are you retired and living on a fixed budget? The holidays can stretch finances to the max. While you may feel tempted to overspend on that bright shiny toy for your grandchild, there are plenty of budget-friendly holiday gifts you can give to ensure you don’t go in the red (unless you’re actually wearing red).…