Healthcare is one of the biggest and most unpredictable line items to prepare for in retirement. Medicare kicks in when you turn 65 however there is a big gap in what Medicare covers vs. the coverage you’re used to from your employer’s group plan.
As financial planners, our job is to help our clients prepare for the expected but more importantly, the unexpected. This can include anything from losing a job, suffering a sudden, debilitating health event, and even a natural disaster. As Portland financial planner, we are increasingly aware of the potential for a major earthquake.
For this reason, we asked the Red Cross to come in to speak to us about the Cascadia Subduction Zone located off the Oregon coast and their tips regarding preparation for this potentially devastating event.
Do you find saving for college a daunting task?
You are not alone. It’s important to know that you have options for tax-deferred education savings.
The 529 Plan is the most popular education savings vehicle available. We’ve identified 15 things you should know to get the most out of a 529 Plan.
Younger people are often excited by the prospect of retirement planning and dreaming of life after work. However, for those nearing the final phase of their careers, retirement can be a frightening prospect. You’ve worked incredibly hard to get to this point but now what? How will you spend your time? What will you say when people ask what you do? Do you have to learn to play golf?
Imagine if your doctor followed this standard when recommending medical treatment: you need a treatment for a serious ailment and the doctor recommends a “suitable” treatment. Not the best or most appropriate treatment, but a suitable one. He could offer you superior treatment, but instead he recommends a treatment using a pharmaceutical company that, in fact, pays him a good deal of money for such recommendations.