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by WillRetire
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Any experiences with EnvisionRxPlus PDP (medicare)?
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Any experiences with EnvisionRxPlus PDP (medicare)?

Elderly relative in Pennsylvania is considering switching to EnvisionRxPlus prescription drug plan for 2018, based on lower total cost estimates for their specific drug list. Anyone have any experiences, either positive or negative, dealing with EnvisionRxPlus as a PDP? How's their mail order servic...
by WillRetire
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Retirement Account Stolen by Identity theft
Replies: 218
Views: 25264

Re: Retirement Account Stolen by Identity theft

In answer to this part of the original post: "what steps should he undertake to protect investments he has at other institutions..." Help your father register for online access to ALL investment and bank accounts, also Social Security, Medicare, and all health plans. This way, he'll at least have on...
by WillRetire
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Senior citizens can lose everything [to professional guardians via court rulings]
Replies: 111
Views: 9166

Re: Senior citizens can lose everything [to professional guardians via court rulings]

Wall Street Journal reported on this type of situation two years ago. The victim in their story is a senior citizen in Washington State. https://www.wsj.com/articles/abuse-plagues-system-of-legal-guardians-for-adults-1446225524 Many players involved, including a neighbor/caretaker, judge and attorne...
by WillRetire
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Other people's perception of your finances
Replies: 73
Views: 4116

Re: Other people's perception of your finances

BostonButterfly: We are in a similar situation. After decades of scrimping, saving and living frugally, we could afford our dream cottage within easy walking distance of the beach. IMO 2 weeks is way too long for a visit, except under unusual circumstances. A few years after we bought our beach cott...
by WillRetire
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: instant pot [Pressure cooker]
Replies: 34
Views: 3197

instant pot [Pressure cooker]

Like the OP, all of a sudden I am reading lots of favorable reviews about "Instant Pot" and wondering how it is different and better than traditional pressure cookers. More functions? Safer?
by WillRetire
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: what happened to new KO roses?
Replies: 20
Views: 1512

Re: what happened to new KO roses?

Many roses, KnockOuts & others, have succumbed to a virus known as RRD: Rose Rosette Disease There's no cure. The disease is spread by mites. http://www.rose.org/rose-care-articles/rose-rosette-disease-sadly/ Frankly, I don't understand why this disease isn't getting more news coverage. It is very s...
by WillRetire
Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Long term care insurance - is it worth it?
Replies: 156
Views: 11426

Re: Long term care insurance - is it worth it?

To us (spouse and me), LTCi is worth it for protecting one another from financial destitution: If one of us gets sick or is in an accident and needs long-term care, the policy pays the bills instead of depleting financial assets. The healthy spouse maintains a good standard of living, at least while...
by WillRetire
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Adding beneficiaries to a non-retirement account
Replies: 14
Views: 1247

Re: Adding beneficiaries to a non-retirement account

I have a problem similar to that reported by the OP: Cannot add beneficiaries to non-retirement account, JOINT in my case, but that shouldn't matter. Nowhere on the web site could I find an explanation, just the statement that beneficiaries are "not necessary" on JOINT accounts. So, I called Vanguar...