Integration of Finances into Wellness Programs

You can keep wishing and hoping that your employer offers a financial wellness program, like the ones mentioned in this article*, or create your own feeling of living a life well planned by working with Greg and Lisa at WellFit Financial. When your financial house is in order you can feel your stress levels decline and watch your "to do" list shrink. We work with investors who are as serious about their health as the...
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Meat on the Side – Modern Menus Shift the Focus to Vegetables

Consumers take note--restaurant chefs are upping the vegetable quotient in formerly meat focused meals; perhaps it's time you did as well. The reasons are many, but one that jumps out at us is the recent price hikes in beef and pork. Your waistline may benefit as well, explains one chef, who lost 95 pounds in a year. http://online.wsj.com/articles/meat-on-the-side-modern-menus-shift-the-focus-to-vegetables-1414784266...
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11 Less Obvious Ways to Save Money

Keeping your cash... Perhaps you have not thought enough about some less common, but enormously impactful ways to save more $$$. In keeping with our mission here at WellFit, let’s all get our financial lives in order and the rest, especially our health, will follow. This article is from Money Management International, the non-profit Arizona credit counseling agency: “When it comes to smart money management, our...
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Medicare and Medicare Advantage 11-13-2014 (Event)

This Medicare presentation offers an overview and comparison of traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage (Part C), including how Parts A, B, and D work with both traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage. Date: Time: Venue: Location: Map: Schedule: Pre-Registration: Thursday, November 13, 2014 1:00 to 3:00 PM Mustang Library Auditorium 10101 N 90th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 Google Map Link ht...
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Social Security Core Benefits 10-28-2014 (Event)

This presentation reviews Social Security’s core benefits including: retirement, disability, survivors, Medicare, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Date: Time: Venue: Location: Map: Schedule: Pre-Registration: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 6:00 to 8:00 PM Community Design Studio 7506 E Indian School Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Google Map Link http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/education/nbhdco...
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Arizona 2014 Long Term Care Costs Just Released

The Genworth Life Insurance Company has just released their 2014 State specific survey of long-term care (LTC) costs for home, community & facility care. Because the Grand Canyon state attracts throngs of retirees, these costs are more competitive than other locales. Most policies will include inflation protection since these prices naturally increase as we get older. In Arizona, an assisted living facility av...
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Health Insurance Affordability – You May Be Part of America’s Underinsured

Most of us are familiar with the term “underinsured” as in other drivers because of our auto policies, but it can also apply to your health insurance. In this last week of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act, we wanted to bring this to your attention. In the past few years it’s clear that millions have been underinsured. The average state-by-state estimate is 12% of the population. Being underinsured means...
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The Cost Of College – From Affordable To Sky-High

“If you want to get an earful about paying for college, listen to parents from states where tuition and fees have skyrocketed in the last five years. In Arizona, for example, parents have seen a 77 percent increase in costs. In Georgia, it’s 75 percent, and in Washington state, 70 percent.” [From referenced article linked below]. Listen to this report on National Public Radio (link below) and read the comments to ...
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Men, If You Care About Your Spouse, Buy LTC Insurance

When talking to couples about retirement and aging most folks picture lives of pleasant travel along with strolls on the beach. But what if you can’t walk let alone stroll? It’s time to rethink that scenario. Most single women are willing to converse about the possibility that they may need care as they age. But it’s often married men who assume that their spouses are willing and able to care for them, even though...
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Stop Wasting Money

Looking for ways to save money in 2015? Here’s some advice from doctors: Stop buying vitamins! Americans spend $28 billion a year on handfuls of supplements, elixirs and potions believing that they can stave off disease. Can they? The answer is a resounding “no.” Here’s a comparison: in a quest for better health folks take mega doses of vitamins; that’s similar to buying a lottery ticket to fund your retirement dr...
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Stop Wasting Money

Looking for ways to save money in 2014? Here’s some advice from doctors: Stop buying vitamins.  That’s the latest finding from several recent detailed analyses and studies on whether popping handfuls of supplements can stave off disease. The answer is a clear “no.” In 2010 consumers spent 28 billion dollars on these elixirs and potions. Here’s a comparison: in a quest for better health folks take mega doses of vit...
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Greg Lane Has Completed the Requirements to Become a Certified Healthcare Reform Specialist®

Greg Lane has completed the requirements to become a Certified Healthcare Reform Specialist®. The Certified Healthcare Reform Specialist® (CHRS) designation demonstrates that Greg has educated himself in the intricacies and regulations of the Affordable Care Act, including the Individual Marketplace at www.healthcare.gov, the Small Business Health Options Program known as SHOP, individual and small business tax credi...
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