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We Are So Thankful For You!
November 23, 2017

So many of you thank us for our guidance as we formulate your financial plans, outline your healthcare choices, clarify Medicare options, and assist you in securing deserved VA benefits through the Aid & Attendance program. Truthfully, we are so thankful for you! The trust and confidence you have in the Beacon Associates team means the world to …

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Thank You Veterans
November 13, 2017

To All Veterans Who Have Served Our Country and Defended Our Freedom THANK YOU Beacon Associates is proud to serve veterans and their spouses in their financial planning. We are especially passionate about helping veterans as they apply for deserved benefits through the Improved Pension with Aid and Attendance Benefit program.If you are a veteran and are unsure …

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Don’t Be Spooked By These 3 Retirement Stunners
October 26, 2017

1. Caring for Grandchildren   Approximately 2.7 million grandparents are “parenting-again.” And of those, 36% of grandparents have been raising grandchildren for over 5 years. You may not think full-time parenting is in your retirement future, but it should be considered and planned for. Whether it’s a grandchild, or another child in your extended family that needs care, you need a long-term plan that …

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Understanding Medicare Open Enrollment
October 16, 2017

Medicare Open Enrollment begins on October 15th and runs until December 7th. It is the period of time when current Medicare users can choose to re-evaluate their Medicare coverage, including Medicare Advantage (also known as “Part C”) and/or Part D coverage, and compare it against all the other plans on the market. During open enrollment, you may find a plan …

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TREAT Yourself to a Secure Retirement with these 3 TRICKS
October 4, 2017

1. Increase your personal wealth Many people think if they’re saving 10 percent or 15 percent of their income, they’re doing pretty good. But consider the reality of how much money you’ll really need to enjoy a decent standard of living in retirement – one equal to or greater than your lifestyle while working. Saving 10 percent or 15 …

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3 Questions to Ask When You’re Admitted to the Hospital with Medicare
September 22, 2017

When you’re admitted to the hospital, you might expect Medicare is going to cover your complete hospital stay. This is not always the case. Take the time to ask these 3 questions and you can save money. What is my admission status? – Verify if your stay is classified as an “observation” or an “in patient admission.” Knowing the difference …

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Happy Labor Day
September 6, 2017

“No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” Martin Luther King, Jr. In celebration of Labor Day, Beacon Associates thanks all laborers who have been dedicated in their chosen field and who have, through hard work and sacrifice, contributed to the greatness of …

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The Benefits of an HSA and Medicare
August 6, 2017

What should you do with funds in an HSA once you turn 65 and start receiving Medicare benefits? Is having both like wearing a belt with suspenders? An existing HSA can be used for medical expenses not covered by Medicare, such as premiums for supplementary Medicare insurance, says Ryan McCostlin, an HSA expert at Bernard …

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5 Free Tests Medicare Provides  
July 13, 2017

Once you sign up for Medicare, you are entitled to preventive tests and screenings with no out-of-pocket expenses. Taking advantage of these free services can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle in your retirement years. Well Check – Medicare covers an annual wellness visit to manage and prevent illness. Mammogram – This screening test for breast cancer is …

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Our Freedom Is an Opportunity
July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July! “May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.” Peter Marshall “One flag, one land; one heart, one hand; One nation evermore.” Oliver Wendell Holmes “In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.”  …

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