Monthly Archives October 2017

Culinary Corner: Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole

Ingredients 4 cups sweet potato, cubed 1/2 cup white sugar 2 eggs, beaten 1/2 teaspoon salt 7 tablespoons butter, softened 1/2 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup chopped pecans Directions Preheat oven 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Put sweet potatoes in a medium saucepan with water to cover. Cook over medium high heat until tender; drain and mash. In a large bowl, mix together the sweet potatoes, white sugar, eggs, salt, 4 tablespoons butter, milk and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth. Transfer to a 9×13 inch baking dish.
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Healthcare Costs for Retirees Are Growing

One of the biggest expenses for retirees is healthcare–and it’s getting more expensive. A recent analysis from Fidelity Investments shows that a healthy, 65-year-old couple retiring this year will need $275,000 to cover their healthcare costs during retirement. That’s up six percent from 2016. 1 Fidelity’s calculations include premiums and out-of-pocket costs associated with Medicare parts A, B and D. The numbers don’t, however, include over-the-counter medications, dental services or long-term care. HSA Even faced with these staggering amounts, pre-retirees do have choices to help reduce healthcare costs in retirement. One option, a health savings account (HSA), offers some attractive tax
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Meal of the Month: Chicken and Cheese Quesadilla Pie

This is a quiche/quesadilla which means you can eat it for breakfast or dinner. The flavors are simple but tasty. Ingredients 1 (10-inch) flour tortilla (burrito size) 1 rotisserie chicken, skin discarded, meat shredded into bite-sized pieces (about 3 cups) 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese Salt and pepper 2 large eggs 1 cup whole milk 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder (optional) 1/3 cup drained jarred pickled jalapenos, chopped Directions: Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 450 degrees. Grease 9-inch pie plate. Press tortilla into prepared
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7 Things You Need to Know About Medicare

  1 – It’s Not Free If you are under the impression that Medicare will cover all of your healthcare costs when you retire, you are mistaken. For most people, healthcare will be their largest retirement expense – even with Medicare. In fact, some estimates rank healthcare at the top of the list of retirement expenses, exceeding housing and recreation costs combined. A 65-year-old healthy couple can expect to spend $266,600 over the course of their retirement on Medicare premiums alone, according to HealthView Services. A figure that Fidelity estimates is slightly lower at $245,000 per couple. Neither included out-of-pocket
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