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Medicare Advantage Rises

In This EditionMedicare Advantage now 50% of the marketJust SAVE THIS email, and you can use this at the pharmacyMedicare Advantage Now Basically 50%Means that the commercials are not going to stop. I don’t have much to add to what I have already...

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Prescription Drug Discount Cards

In This Edition:History Rhymes? Unclear.NY Times Reports “Progress,” Meh.Prescription Drug Cards: How To Use.Retirement planning: some old books are now obsolete, why?Ukraine / Russia: Back to the Future?I was on the “ground floor” for this, and...

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Quick Break From Ukraine

Yep, Still Out Here Makin’ It Up….Scroll down, to Feb 23, and this image was sent with my observations on that date.Well, well, lookee HereFebruary 27th, this arrived in my inbox (this is a pretty good free newsletter, btw). Maybe, just maybe, I...

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Be Like Ruth, Seriously

Ruth Is My Favorite CharacterWe can learning something from the mouths of children, in addition to how to use the F-word (calm down, she’s a woman, I get it). And, apologies to my momma and clergymen (again). Anyways,…Ozark is one of Netflix most...

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Gen X is Down 8% YTD

Gen X is Down 8% YTDThe first image is Blackrock’s targeted investment fund, -8.30%This one is Vanguard’s, with the same target date, -8.18% YTD.We have reported the following, in the past. Updated here.a. SPY (PRIOR to today, which looks to be...

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Welcome Back to January 23rd

What I Think Doesn’t Matter At AllBut, understand and knowing what the ‘other, bigger guys’ watch? That’s different and useful. And that means watching pictures. Not financial advice, dyor, the obvious.SPY YTD = -11.16%AGG (bond market) YTD =...

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Never is a Four-Letter Word

Why I Would Never…UghJae’s Manifesto Rule #4. When it comes to money, there is no such word as “Never.”You want to know why I really, really don’t like YouTube? This list is long. The topic isn’t limited to Medicare. This thumbnail sums it up...

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Medigap Pricing Transparency Now

It’s (Putin) Tricky Tricky TrickyNot Financial Advice, Just ObservingSo while the headlines crossed the wires, and then were revised overnight, this occurred. It’s not Presidents’ Day everywhere around the world, yanno….For paid subscribers, you...

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Ruth From Ozark Ain’t Wrong

Profanity (!) AlertI send out an almost-daily email.I have written a book by myself, and updated it 8 times.I have appeared on national media (radio, online) an uncountable number of times.Before that, I have visited approximately 50 countries...

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Professionals Only

Adjust? Sure. Today? Hard No.From DEEP in the weeds, today is something called options expiry for monthly options. Since individual stock prices are easily influenced by large trades, and almost no one understands options, that means that...

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Back To Monday

Anyone’s GuessLast time, “Putin Retreats.” Today, different.source: ReutersSad That I Am Sharing The ObviousThe fact is that we are receiving information from multiple carriers that wrongful enrollment is occurring, in many locations. You can check...

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One Month Remains

Is Putin A Friend Of The Federal Reserve?Note: this byline is NOT A SUGGESTION OF POLITICAL MANIPULATION by Russia, don’t even go there. And ofc (of course), not financial advice, dyor.Anyways, at a time that interest rates would rationally rise...

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Putin Retreats

Been There, Done ThatIt used to the fact that I found comfort in Manhattan. No one cared about my beeswax, I could dress in almost anything, go almost anywhere without being bothered, in anonymity.Appears that is no longer the case, I have...

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Seems Thorny This Valentine’s Day

Can It Be 20 Years?At an important time during modern American history, Whitney delivered this soulful, graceful & powerful rendition of our national anthem. In other words, her delivery was just like her, and her talent. You didn’t need to...

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Working Beyond 65

The Boat Isn’t Going Back People will increasingly work beyond 65 years old, and that trend isn’t going to reverse (that’s about the extent of my crystal ball reading). The list of reasons is too long to detail here, and not really the point of...

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As The Saying Goes…

Very Instructive (not fin’l advice dyor)So…now that everyone has fully read and understood the messages for pretty much the past 3 months here, which has been “Stocks for show, bonds for dough.” If you have missed this theme in this Substack,...

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Finally…

What I Cannot Resolve (again)If you think I am making it up “Find Someone Else to Blame,” maybe you think I am hosting a pity party for myself. This is from my Facebook post. The health care system is full of huge stakeholders, insurance companies...

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My Take On Retirement Planning

Outline of Yet-Untitled Retirement BookPerhaps it’s COVID, perhaps it was inevitable. I’ll write another book about putting the jigsaw puzzle of retirement together. The challenge for you is that you are not quite certain what is underneath any...

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