On: Mar 24 2015 | Category: Medicare

Medicare and the Affordable Care Act

How is Medicare affected by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)? Let’s consider this question from three points of view: 1) People over 65 who are already on Medicare; 2) People over 65 who are still working and not on Medicare; 3) People who plan to retire before age 65.

On: Mar 9 2015 | Category: Insurance

Long Term Care

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2014), at least 70% of people over age 65 will require some long term care service at some point in their lives.

Rotary Wheel

On: Feb 23 2015 | Category: Community Involvement

Service Above Self

As a Rotarian, I’d like to share what Rotary has meant to me by touching on the history of Rotary and the kinds of projects we do today.

On: Feb 9 2015 | Category: Retirement Savings, Uncategorized

Retirement Plan Contribution Limits Increase in 2015

With the ringing in of the New Year comes new contribution limits for retirement plans and health savings accounts. Now is the time to adjust the amount of your salary deferrals and contributions to take advantage of the increased limits.

On: Jan 6 2015 | Category: Retirement Savings

Net Unrealized Appreciation (NUA)

How do you go about making an important decision? What techniques do you use? What factors do you consider? Last year we helped a client analyze his pension and 401(k) options when he was getting ready to retire from one of the South Bay’s aerospace companies.