The Best Life

August 2013


3 Reasons to Delay Retirement

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The financial advantages of deferring Social Security payments have long been noted. Benefits can be taken as early as age 62. But for each year they are delayed up until age 70, benefits rise substantially. Despite these higher lifetime payments, large numbers of Americans begin taking Social ...

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retirement
social security

Aging Insights: Residents Share What It's Like To Live in a Retirement Community

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Editor's Note: This is the second of a two-part series about retirement community living. Read the first part, "What to Look For When Shopping For a Retirement Community."

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – What's it really like to live in a retirement community?

On a recent warm and humid day, 10 residents sat down ...

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retirement
aging
longevity
family
social security
health
Medicare

How Obamacare Will Affect Health Insurance Rates by Age Group

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One of the greatest health hazards of growing older has long been losing access to health insurance before reaching age 65 and qualifying for Medicare. Beginning next year, this will change under Obamacare. Beyond knowing there will be big changes, it is very challenging to figure out what the ...

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TAGS:
retirement
Affordable Care Act
baby boomers
health insurance
health care reform
Medicare
insurance

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