Danielle Roberts says she wishes the country offered a mandatory Medicare class for everyone when they turn 50. It’s that complicated.
If you think you can wait until you’re 65 to start thinking about Medicare, you’re wrong. And even if you’re already on it, there may be a few things you don’t know. But then, why would you? With four parts and 10 supplementals and thousands of options for prescription care…it’s good to talk to an expert. Danielle Roberts helps demystify Medicare.
We talk with Erik Listou from the Living in Place Institute. What’s living in place? It’s staying where you are, rather than having to go to a senior community or assisted living facility. Erik tells us that there are some relatively low-cost things you can do to your home that can keep you safely there…and it doesn’t have to look like an institution. Even if you’re not ready to think about this, your parents might be. Living in Place, with Erik Listou.
Remember the Golden Girls? Well, having roomies in your golden years – or even your silver years — is becoming more common. Guest Wendi Burkhardt, is CEO of Silvernest, which matches older people with roommates. For some, they need help with the mortgage. Others just want somebody in the house. For many, that roommate is what will let them stay in the home they love. Roomies in retirement on Keep it Juicy.
You should get a handle on investing when you’re a senior…because it’s hard to live a juicy life if you’re broke. It goes beyond “buy low, sell high.” In fact, there are a lot of things that you may think you know about investing as you near retirement…that are just plain wrong. Financial advisor Dan Casey talks about what you should think about if you’re trying to make your money last as long as you do.