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I'm in my late 30s, have had lupus for 15 years, and I've been paying for my own health insurance since before I was diagnosed. Although I've worked for a big company with great health benefits for 8 years, I've kept paying for my own insurance. I've done this in case I'm ever laid off or want to switch jobs, because if I had to apply for private insurance now, I'll pay a lot since I have a pre-existing condition. I'm concerned I may not be doing the smartest thing, since my premiums are now up to over $400/month (I'm w/Blue Cross). Would love some guidance.
Having just retired, I am very interested in your opinions about my proposal--for which I have no background (the proverbial English major syndrome). My husband and I (each)have continuing income from our years in education; with that retirement came health coverage at a fairly low price. Both of us worked for about 10 years after retirement and invested in our respective companies' 401K investment opportunities (My own work provided a matching fund.). We currently have no debt, house paid for and long term health care policies in place. I would like to take some of my retirement funds to invest in a small townhouse (in a growing college community), where I know the value would appreciate; I do realize that I would take a penalty for withdrawal, but I believe that I could make it up at the time I choose to sell the townhouse. What is your opinion about this proposal? Many thanks. June Christian
I am a 50+ year old CPA in the Midwest who is unemployed with no prospect of getting a job in my field in the foreseeable future. (I could go on about that, but I won't!) I listen to your show often and enjoy your programming. Here is a money-saving tip to share with listeners. Paul Mitchell Beauty Schools offer salon services at very low prices. For example, manicures are $5; haircuts are $10. Great place for job-seekers to spruce up their image before interviews. Link to one of their schools here:
Listening to today's program I was inspired to merely comment, that as someone who tragically has never had any sensitivity toward finances, let alone planning, I find the program a delight. Thanks!
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