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    (This article originally appeared on As you plan for retirement, it’s important to stay on top of changes that can affect your retirement accounts, Social Security and investment vehicles. The following nine ways retirement is changing in 2016 could impact your saving strategy and might require you make adjustments to your retirement plan to…

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    (This article previously appeared on Because retirement planning isn’t a straightforward, uniform process, you have to learn how to look for hidden costs. If you want to get your retirement savings on track, make sure you’re not overlooking one of these six retirement expenses: 1. An Emergency “Some people do a really good job…

    The post 6 Unexpected Retirement Costs You Need to Plan For appeared first on Next Avenue.

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    By 2050, people aged 65 and older will make up more than 20 percent of the U.S. population. Due to medical advancements and public health initiatives, people are living longer than ever before. However, life expectancy isn’t necessarily a good indicator of health, because longer lives aren’t necessarily healthier lives. And the amount of spending…

    The post U.S. Health Care: High Spending Doesn’t Mean High Quality appeared first on Next Avenue.

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    How would Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders deal with retiree health care costs if they’re elected? It’s a big deal: The mutual fund giant Fidelity estimates that a retired couple, both aged 65, can expect to spend an estimated $245,000 on their health care, not including any long-term care expenses. Taking the presidential…

    The post Comparing the Presidential Candidates’ Plans for Retiree Health Costs appeared first on Next Avenue.

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    The United States spends more on health care than any other wealthy country. Yet, it ranks dead last compared with 10 others overall as well as for affordability, equity and health care outcomes (it ranked next to last for administrative efficiency). A new report from The Commonwealth Fund shows that reducing the income gap between…

    The post U.S. Health System Ranks Last Among Wealthy Countries appeared first on Next Avenue.

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    A study published in The Lancet medical journal last week showed that heart stents didn’t help patients with heart disease who were having stable and predictable chest pain. The results engendered disbelief from interventional cardiologists — the physicians who place these stents — who offered descriptors like “unbelievable” and “humbling.” Their sense of bewilderment wasn’t…

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