How Will You Pay for Long-Term Care in the Future?

How Will You Pay for Long-Term Care in the Future? Barnett Financial & Tax

Even though you’re a long time away from needing long-term care, now is the time to plan. An estimated 70% of Americans currently age 65 will need long-term care at some point, and costs can be staggering.[1] If you have a 70% chance of needing long-term care, you should think about how you would like…

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How Will You Want to Receive Long-Term Care?

How Will You Want to Receive Long-Term Care? Barnett Financial and Tax

There is a shift away from providing long-term care services in hospitals and nursing homes to providing care in individuals’ homes. This was happening before the pandemic, but the trend is now accelerating for several reasons. Many nursing homes did not allow visitors for months during the pandemic, understandably leading to many worried families and…

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Your Health is Priceless – But How Much Will It Cost You?

Your Health is Priceless – But How Much Will It Cost You? Barnett Financial and Tax

One of your largest retirement expenses could be your healthcare costs. An average 65-year-old couple retiring today will need an estimated $300,000 to cover their healthcare costs, according to a recent study.[1] Although good health is priceless, it could cost you in retirement. First, know what you can do during the Medicare Fall Open Enrollment…

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Tips On How to Be a Lifelong Athlete

Tips On How to Be a Lifelong Athlete Barnett Financial & Tax

If you’ve been watching tennis, you may be interested to know that about 12% of U.S. tennis players are between 45 and 55, and 11% are 55 and older.[1] There are many sports that you can enjoy and excel at in your 50s and beyond. Plus, regular exercise could help you stay active for longer…

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Three Eroding Forces on Your Retirement Savings

Three Eroding Forces on Your Retirement Savings Barnett Financial and Tax

Over 60% of Baby Boomers are more afraid of running out of money than of dying, according to a recent survey.[1] Even retirees who have saved a substantial amount for retirement may be worried about outliving their savings, and there may be good reasons for this. The potential for higher taxes, inflation, and healthcare costs…

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Retirement Has Changed – Have Your Plans?

People are retiring differently today than in the past – just think, will you retire exactly like your parents did? Probably not. Retirement is no longer about the end of a career; it’s about the beginning of a new, often quite active phase of life that could last decades. And while this is something to…

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3 At Home Work-Outs

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You don’t necessarily have to spend a fortune to create a home gym if your gym is closed. We might think it’s too late to get back into shape by the time we’re retired or pointless to carve out time for physical activity, but this isn’t true. Incorporating more physical activity into your day could…

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Create Your Own Blue Zone in 2021

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Did you know that there are places in the world where there is an unusually high number of people living into their 90’s and even 100’s? These populations are known for maintaining good health well into old age and are called “blue zones.” It’s not that they have special technologies, or the best doctors, or…

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Don’t Miss These End of Year Healthcare Deadlines

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An average 65-year-old couple retiring today will need an estimated $285,000 to cover their healthcare costs.[1] This doesn’t even include long-term care costs, which can run as high as $253 per day on average for a private room in a nursing home or $119 per day on average for care in an assisted living facility…

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How Much Could Long-Term Care Cost You?

If you have elderly parents or know someone who does, you already know that there are many hard decisions to make when it comes to long-term care, especially during the pandemic. And figuring out the finances can be even harder. Trends could change in the coming decades, such as moving long-term care into the home,…

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