Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Cost of Health Care

Americans spend a lot on health care. In 2016, national health expenditures grew 4.3 percent to $3.3 trillion, which amounts to $10,348 per person.1 It's interesting that you'll find few people who say our health care system is fine as is, and medical services, facilities, drugs and equipment are all reasonably priced. However, there is [...]

By |2018-02-27T14:59:28+00:00February 27th, 2018|Financial Health|0 Comments

Second Marriages: Financial Finesse

Of all the questions we ask a potential spouse before tying the knot, they seldom include: "Who are the beneficiaries of your investment plans and insurance policies?""Do you wish to be resuscitated if your heart stops or if you stop breathing?""Do you want your ex or me to be guardian for your children if you die?" These [...]

By |2018-02-20T15:07:55+00:00February 20th, 2018|Financial Health|0 Comments

Why It’s Important to Care for the Caregivers

If you picture yourself receiving long-term care at some point, you likely envision a medical professional sitting bedside, tending to your needs. However, the bulk of long-term care in the U.S. is actually provided by family caregivers.1 According to a recent Merrill Lynch study, 20 million Americans become caregivers each year. Moreover, family caregivers collectively spend [...]

By |2018-02-06T15:22:52+00:00February 6th, 2018|Financial Health|0 Comments