If you own your home and are considering any of the above plans for your future, you should call or stop by to speak to a representative from Destinations Credit Union today. The friendly and knowledgeable staff can answer any questions you might have about what a HELOC is and how you can use one. They can even get started with the paperwork so the credit is there when you need it. Don’t wait until you’ve got a giant bill for remodeling or an expense you can’t cover; speak to a representative about HELOC loans today!
Retiring early is the dream. You get to spend more time with your family and enjoy your hobbies while you’re healthy enough to do so. You can say goodbye to the workaday world and begin your permanent vacation.
Maybe it’s less of a dream and more of a necessity. Maybe health problems like chronic pain or arthritis, are forcing you to consider giving up your career before age 65. Perhaps your children need you to help with caring for your grandchildren.
Whatever your reason for retiring early, a new study released on 6/12/14 by Fidelity Investments warns it will cost you in ways you might not expect. According to the study, early retirees can expect to pay an extra $17,000 per year in medical expenses. The reason? Medicare coverage gaps. You give up your employer-provided health insurance when you retire, and Medicare doesn’t kick in until age 65. This means you’re on your own at a time when your health care costs are near their peak.
Insurance companies charge older policyholders higher premiums, which means a they’ll claim a bigger chunk of your retirement money. As a savvy credit union member, you know the advantages of planning ahead for your golden years. Let’s look at a few ways you can avoid sticker shock at your retirement party:
Planning for your future health care costs can be scary, but it’ll be much scarier to go into retirement unprepared. Sit down with a representative from your credit union today to discuss how you can save for your health care in retirement. You’ll thank yourself later.
Our finances too can be something to celebrate when we learn how to handle them and are careful to protect ourselves. If you don’t really understand personal finance, you should take the time to educate yourself. Look for people you trust and who manage their money well. Ask for their advice. Go online to personal finance sites and blogs to learn more – Destinations Credit Union has great resources on our website including “On Your Way” (geared toward young adults), as well as this Blog. We also have some great tools, such as Money Desktop, to help you manage your money better.
If you find you’ve already blown up financially, Destinations provides free unlimited financial counseling through a partnership with Accel Financial Counseling.
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