Legal Ease: Second-Marriage Complexities — and Several Solutions

Dear Jonathan: I am a 70-year-old widower who is newly remarried. It is also a second marriage for my wife, and we each have two children from our first marriages.

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Savvy Senior: Medicare Coverage Options for Retirees Eager to Travel

Dear Savvy Senior,

What are the best Medicare coverage options for COVID-vaccinated retirees who are eager to travel? My wife and I will both turn 65 over the next few months and would like to know which Medicare plans are best for extensive travelers.

 – Almost 65

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Better Ways to Avoid Estate Taxes than Putting Your Cash under the Mattress

Benjamin Franklin once wrote, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

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Retirement Spending in Pa. Averages $1.08 Million, Study Finds

Residents of Pennsylvania will spend, on average, $1.08 million during their retirement years, in a state where the cost of living is 2.5% lower than the national average, according to a new study from the website 24/7 Wall St.

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Social Security News: Obtaining Replacement or Corrected Cards during the Pandemic

Social Security offices are currently open only for in-person appointments for limited, critical situations, depending upon local office conditions. However, you can continue to apply for a replacement Social Security card online and by mail.

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Savvy Senior: Do I Need to Sign Up for Medicare If I’m Still Working?

Dear Savvy Senior,

I will turn 65 in a few months and plan to keep working for several more years. I have good health insurance from my employer now. Do I have to sign up for Medicare when I reach 65?

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Social Security News: What are Social Security Representative Payees?

Millions of people get monthly Social Security benefits or Supplemental Security Income payments. Some need help managing their money.

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Want or Need to Retire Early? Tips on How to Pay for It

Delaying retirement has become common for many Americans, either because they saved too little or they just want to continue working because they enjoy it.

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Don’t Let Tax Time Become Scam Time

Gift cards might seem a little impersonal, but they make gifting easy for those of us who are too busy or disinclined to search for that perfect gift.

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