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Health insurance while traveling abroad

What is the best way to obtain adequate health insurance while traveling abroad after retirement and on Medicare? Basic Medicare does not cover foreign travel. Is the "Foreign Travel Emergency" coverage provided in some of the Medicare supplemental plans adequate, or should we be buying sp...
by Olduvai
Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:08 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Health insurance while traveling abroad
Replies: 2
Views: 421

Re: Starting your garden indoors?

I have started my own vegetable and flower seedlings for years. I find you get a much larger choice of varieties from seed catalogs than you can get buying plants locally. Check out the catalogs from Burpee and Park; the catalogs have a lot of useful information, as well as supplies. Both companies ...
by Olduvai
Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:25 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Starting your garden indoors?
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Are there foreign taxes on foreign bond payments

Is any foreign tax withheld from interest payments made by foreign government bonds? Or foreign corporate bonds? Also, does it make sense to own foreign stocks in my IRA, since the foreign taxes withheld aren't deductible inside the IRA?
by Olduvai
Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:58 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are there foreign taxes on foreign bond payments
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Re: I have no idea how to manage my money

For starters, I would read "The Four Pillars of Investing" by William Bernstein.
by Olduvai
Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:05 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: I have no idea how to manage my money
Replies: 22
Views: 1816

Increased gas production effects on Energy Funds

It has become widely known that the US is experiencing significant increases in natural gas production, mainly due to fracking techniques, and that this should continue for some time to come. Does anybody have any thoughts on how this will affect Energy stocks in general, and the Vanguard Energy Ind...
by Olduvai
Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:59 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Increased gas production effects on Energy Funds
Replies: 11
Views: 726

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