Among the best stories from Retirement Daily for April 22 - 26: The latest Social Security scam, planning for a tax-free retirement, and affordable healthcare strategies.
First, Jeanette Pavini noticed an uptick in the number of robocalls she was getting. And she knows that where there are more spam calls, there will be more scam calls. Indeed, someone called her mother, pretending to be from the Social Security Administration, and told her mother that she had increased benefits but they needed to confirm her personal information. Fortunately, an on-the-ball caregiver told the caller she would take their information and that she would have someone get back to them. Jeanette says the scammer actually gave the correct number to the SSA as their callback number! When she called, and spoke to someone they confirmed it was a scam. It's another example of why we need to vigilant, for ourselves and our family members. Read more about this in Jeanette's column this week, New Social Security Scam: Fraudsters Up Their Dangerous Game.
And in case you missed them, here are more great stories from Retirement Daily:
Adviser Kaleb Paddock explains how to stop worrying and embrace Roth contributions.
Do you know these four commonly-believed myths about Medicare and paying for long-term care costs?
The following are new investments that those saving for or living in retirement might consider for their portfolios. This week: BlackRock's iShares recently expanded its offering of ETFs focused on Japanese equities.
Adviser Brad Rosley says many retirement savers can benefit from the flexibility of a Roth 401(k).
Here's the latest in the world of retirement-related news: Annuities, retirement plans for small business owners, and converting your retirement savings into an income stream.
A reader wants to re-invest for continued growth. Adviser Shane Sullivan has some suggestions, and cautions about tax consequences.
A reader asks for suggestions on ways to find healthcare coverage before they are eligible for Medicare.
Introducing TheStreet Courses: Financial titans Jim Cramer and Robert Powell are bringing their market savvy and investing strategies to you. Learn how to create tax-efficient income, avoid top mistakes, reduce risk and more. With our courses, you will have the tools and knowledge needed to achieve your financial goals. Learn more about TheStreet Courses on investing and personal finance here.