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Saturday, November 09, 2019

Back on Track! I lost the weight I gained on Halloween. Hallelujah!

I've been reviewing my health, dental insurance for 2020. I plan to change to a lower "free" dental plan from my ex-employer. My medicare advantage plan through my ex-employer will changing from United Healthcare to Aetna but my benefits and premiums will remain the same. I have not heard from Medicare yet as to the new rates nor from Social Security. I am trying to reduce or maintain the costs as much as possible.

I am also planning for next years budget as well. I am cutting as much as I can and will be continuing to be as frugal as ever. Yes, I am frugal. Always have been. I was raised by parents and relatives who lived during the 20's and 30's depressions. At least two of my relatives, due to their frugality and common sense, were able to save $1,000,000 for their retirement. That is when costs were much less than they are now. They had even more buying power. But, as they aged, they each ended up in nursing homes for years, and despite having medicare and other insurance, it wiped out ALL that savings in medical costs! Which is why I intend to keep healthy as possible. Your health is your biggest asset.

So far, I am not on any medications, I walk daily, exercise in other forms as well, eat healthy (just need to control it a bit to lose weight), and I keep my mind active by writing, reading, puzzles and other things. Health = Wealth
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    72 days ago
    Amen to that statement that our health is our biggest asset.
    73 days ago
    It is such a waste when our elderly work hard all there life and have a nice living etched out and then the nursing home comes along, and wham, it is all gone. I know they care for them, but when they say they are non profit, how do they build a 10 million dollar new facility. like our nearest one did. And the rates went up, up up, But they still say are non profit. Just don't add up. Wish someone could explain it to me.
    73 days ago
    That is so sad about how so much money can just be eaten up by medical costs. Wishing you the best on all you finances.
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    74 days ago
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