All eyes on Washington this week. Social Security and Medicare benefits continue to flow as the government shutdown has had far-reaching consequences for some but minimal impact on others. Mail is being delivered. But the shutdown has been particularly harsh on those who rely on tourism.
For anyone Medicare eligible for the next two months you are going to be bombarded with information and sales pitches to enroll in one plan or another. Television advertising in case you haven't noticed is almost non stop. We have an interview from Medicare expert, Elaine Wong Eakin - Executive Director of California Health Advocates who has some helpful pointers. You can hear her entire interview here and on iTunes….it's called Medicare 2014 Made Simple -
Are you or do you know anyone who may be deciding on entering into a new marriage later in life or maybe moving in together. We spoke to elder law attorney and professor Debra Speyer about a discussion on Six Things to Consider When (Re)Marrying Later in Life.
Her full podcast is titled Marry or Cohabitate– Legal and Moral Reasons
The dream of many boomers is to travel to far off lands. After all many have the time and resources to follow those dreams. We came across a doctor of internal medicine who actually specializes in travel medicine. His advice is often blunt and basic at times. You can hear all of his tips in the podcast….Travel Medicine: What to Know Before You Go with Dr. Michael Zimring
Finally, Check-out our story "boomer individualism and economic necessity"..fueling a wave of entrepreneurship . It's about how older Americans have started a slew of new enterprises. The story highlights several companies including one called Crash Boom Bam, the vintage drum company started by 64-year-old Jim Glay.
That's it for this week. Have a good one everybody