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It gets worse: Hedge fund star predicts bigger crisis than '08

March 1, 2013

Stan Druckenmiller, one of the best-performing hedge fund managers of the past three decades, has a warning for the youth of America: Don't let your grandparents steal your money. Druckenmiller, 59, said the mushrooming costs of Social Security,...

Alzheimer's epidemic puts advisers — and their practices — at risk

February 24, 2013

The number of Americans with Alzheimer's disease is expected to nearly triple by 2050. This impending epidemic will put even more pressure on advisers as they try to help clients prepare for the possibility of a costly health crisis. According...

IRS gives employers a break

January 27, 2013

Long-awaited proposed regulations from the Internal Revenue Service have resolved questions about a key health care reform law provision that would impose stiff penalties on employers not offering coverage. “Certainty is what employers clamored...

Barro: In flap over 'Makers and Takers,' Ryan a faker

January 25, 2013

In his second inaugural address, President Barack Obama took issue with the "makers versus takers" narrative put out by Republican politicians. Paul Ryan took issue with the president's characterization of his argument: [E]arned entitlements,...

Delaying Social Security bennies could come back to bite clients

January 20, 2013

For every action there is a reaction. It's a basic rule of science — and financial planning. I wanted to share an e-mail I received from an InvestmentNews reader in California regarding an elderly woman who purposely delayed taking her Social...

Ponnuru: Conservatives' income equality argument pure tripe

January 20, 2013

Congratulations! The cost of your health insurance is increasing. What? You don't think that's a reason for celebration? Good, you're avoiding a mistake that's far too common among economic analysts, especially Republicans. Academic studies...

Diagnosis favorable for health care

January 6, 2013

Baby boomers are the overriding reason many advisers are betting that health care investments will be winners in 2013. “Health care is a good sector to be in,” said Joe Heider, a principal at Rehmann Financial LLC. “Ten thousand baby boomers...

Facing sky-high LTC costs, clients nurse Medicaid hopes

December 7, 2012

Medicaid may look like a tempting long-term-care plan for retirees who want to pass assets on to their heirs, but that approach has its share of financial pitfalls. Investors nearing retirement are asking more questions about Medicaid — the...

Clock ticking on changes for Medicare coverage

December 2, 2012

Just as people should review their portfolios periodically and re-balance as necessary to ensure that their investments are in line with their financial goals, Medicare-eligible beneficiaries should review their health insurance coverage to...

Women's health care planning seen as pivotal

November 25, 2012

Financial advisers have an obligation to help female clients plan for health care needs and expenses, including evaluating the options for long-term-care insurance and Medicare, according to a panel of experts who participated in an InvestmentNews...

Ignoring women's health-care costs 'reckless': Experts

November 21, 2012

Financial advisers have an obligation to help female clients plan for future health care needs and expenses, including evaluating the options for long-term-care insurance and Medicare, according to a panel of experts participating in an InvestmentNews...

What happens to Medicare when you suspend Social Security bennies?

November 13, 2012

I received some great questions from InvestmentNews readers following my recent post on how to voluntarily suspend Social Security benefits once you reach your normal retirement age of 66 as a way to earn delayed retirement credits. Duane asked:...

Mary Beth Franklin: Talk health care to clients — or lose them

October 29, 2012

Discussing health care costs in retirement with clients is new territory for many financial advisers. In fact, few say they have the knowledge and resources to do it well. That's a real problem, since four in five advisers say they know if they...

Employer-sponsored retiree benefits fading

October 28, 2012

Employees are managing expectations in retirement as employers reduce health benefits for retirees. Data from the Employee Benefit Research Institute show that in 1997, 10.2% of private-sector employers provided health insurance to Medicare-eligible...

President Obama or President Romney?

October 28, 2012

President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney have very different visions of how policies related to taxes, health care and Social Security will affect your clients' well-being. Pundits virtually all agree that the election...

Employer-sponsored health benefits for retirees dying out

October 24, 2012

Employees are managing expectations in retirement as employers yank back health benefits for retirees. Data from the Employee Benefits Research Institute showed that in 1997, 10.2% of private-sector employers provided health insurance to Medicare-eligible...

Flat COLA: Medicare hikes will offset Social Security increase

October 16, 2012

Monthly Social Security benefits for more than 56 million retirees will increase 1.7% in 2013, less than half the 3.6% increase that they received this year. Retirees received no cost-of-living adjustment in either 2010 or 2011. Despite the...

Mary Beth Franklin: Advisers and clients don't talk Medicare

October 3, 2012

Despite the serious concerns that many retirees have over rising health care costs, fewer than one-third of those who work with a financial adviser have ever discussed their Medicare plans, according to a new nationwide survey released Thursday....

New health care law: advice needed

September 30, 2012

Financial advisers should brace for the brave new world of helping clients navigate tax brackets in order take the best advantage of tax credits included in the health care reform law, according to Carolyn McClanahan, an adviser with Life Planning...

The other Alzheimer's tragedy

September 30, 2012

Ethelle Lord cared for her husband, Larry Potter, at home for the first 10 years that he suffered from Alzheimer's disease. She quit her job, modified their home to make it safe and cut back on expenses, including groceries and gasoline. Ms....

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