Month: August 2023

Ep. 24 – Self Funding Long-term Care Expenses

Most people go into retirement without Long-term Care Insurance. Meaning, they plan to “self-fund” Long-term Care expenses. But really, what ends up happening is that a family member, or family members, will end up providing the care.

In fact, 70% of care provided is done by unpaid caregivers (aka family members).

This goes against what most people’s primary goal is in retirement; “Never to be a burden on their loved ones.”

The problem is the “self-funding” plan wasn’t communicated properly to their loved ones. Or, there was no “self-funding” plan to begin with.

In this episode, we’ll dive into the different assets you could tap into during retirement to “self-fund” long-term care costs, and tips and tricks on how to implement your plan while maintaining your dignity (at home!).

Here are a few links referenced in the show:

Genworth Cost of Care

Publication 502 (IRS)– Qualified Medical Expenses

I hope you enjoy this episode.

Ep. 23 – Using Hybrid Long-term Care to Fund Extended Care Costs in Retirement

This is part 2 of 3 in our series, “How to pay for Long-term care costs in retirement.”

Rodney Mogen and Peter Ciravalo from BC Brokerage are my guests again today and they bring a ton of knowledge on this topic! There is a reason Hybrid Long-term Care policies make up the majority of insurance products sold today. However, because there are so many different types of products and how they fit into a client’s situation, oftentimes retirees and pre-retirees can feel overwhelmed with where to start.

I hope you enjoy this episode and make sure to hit “FOLLOW” so you don’t miss out on part 3, “How to self-fund extended care costs in retirement.”

Here is how to get in touch with BC Brokerage!

BC Brokerage Website

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Ep. 22: Paying for Extended Care with Traditional Long-term Care Insurance

One commonly shared concern for all retirees and pre-retirees I’ve spoken to over the years: “Never be a burden on your loved ones.”

As we all go through the aging process, the potential need for extended care is more and more at the forefront.

However, many pre-retirees and retirees fail to prepare for this because financial advisors focus more on selling products instead of real planning.

In episode 17, Harley Gordon joined us to discuss the consequences of not planning for extended care.

In this 3 part series (episodes 22-24), we will talk about the three ways to pay for extended care expenses:

Part 1 – Traditional Long-term Care Insurance

Part 2 – Hybrid Long-term Care Insurance

Part 3 – Self-funding extended care costs

In parts 1 and 2, I had the pleasure of speaking with Peter Ciravalo and Rodney Mogen from BC Brokerage. Peter and Rodney have a wealth of product knowledge but with a financial planning mindset.

I hope you enjoy this episode’s 3-part series.

Here are a few links we referenced in the show.

Genworth Cost of Care

BC Brokerage Website

Peter’s LinkedIn

Rodney’s LinkedIn

Purpose in Retirement, Purpose of this Podcast

The Wall Street Journal just came out with an article called “How to Retire Better, From Retirees Who Learned the Hard Way.”

What’s interesting is that 2 of the 3 suggestions had NOTHING to do with money or finances! It was all about purpose and relationships. So, this podcast is dedicated to talking about this NON-financial topic, “Purpose in Retirement.”

Also, many of you are new listeners whom of course I’ve never met before! Welcome! As a result, I thought I would share my personal story on WHY I initially launched this podcast in 2021, and how that purpose has evolved over time.

I hope you enjoy this show!

I’m including a couple of links below:

WSJ article 👈 Purposeful Retirement (book by Hyrum Smith) 👈