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Re: savings options for health care costs in retirement

Thank you, texasdriver, for your thoughtful response. I'm not eligible for an HSA so I will look into a tax-advantaged account.
by TennKy
Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:24 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: savings options for health care costs in retirement
Replies: 4
Views: 601

savings options for health care costs in retirement

I’d love some input on savings strategies for health care costs in retirement. I’m posting under investing rather than personal finance because I don’t intend to use this money for 20 or so years. I’m a 45 year-old single woman with no children and no debt. I have good health insurance -- not an HSA...
by TennKy
Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:45 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: savings options for health care costs in retirement
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: Should my parents pay off their mortgage?

Thanks to all who weighed in! We appreciate your comments .... they have helped confirmed my parents' choice.
by TennKy
Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:13 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should my parents pay off their mortgage?
Replies: 11
Views: 1032

Should my parents pay off their mortgage?

My family would greatly appreciate some feedback regarding my parents' mortgage. Here's how my dad explains the situation: "We are considering paying off our home mortgage and would like some feedback on the wisdom of doing so. FACTS: We are a retired couple in our early 70's with 60 payments r...
by TennKy
Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:21 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should my parents pay off their mortgage?
Replies: 11
Views: 1032

Re: Vanguard fund for healthcare costs

Good points, nisiprius. I'm done with my adviser. Thanks for weighing in.
by TennKy
Sat May 05, 2012 11:12 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard fund for healthcare costs
Replies: 7
Views: 862

Re: Vanguard fund for healthcare costs

I'm very grateful for your insights. It's a unanimous thumbs-down on my adviser's advice. I will explore my options further, starting with the Target Retirement Fund 2030. It's simple and low cost. I'll also look further into whether a taxable or tax-deferred account would better suit my purposes, s...
by TennKy
Wed May 02, 2012 8:05 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard fund for healthcare costs
Replies: 7
Views: 862

Vanguard fund for healthcare costs

I’m a newbie here in search of wisdom, or at least a second opinion. For various reasons, I’m not a good candidate for long-term care insurance. As an alternative, a fee-based independent financial planner suggested I start funding an account to cover my future healthcare needs. He recommended I add...
by TennKy
Tue May 01, 2012 2:32 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard fund for healthcare costs
Replies: 7
Views: 862

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