A relief for retirees: Projected healthcare costs have not increased this year

The after-tax cost of medical expenses in retirement for a single 65-year-old retiree held steady at $157,500 ($315,000 for the average retiree couple at the same age).  (Creative Getty)

As everyone knows, overall healthcare costs are rising every year. But tell that to older Americans. Fidelity’s annual survey of estimated health care costs in retirement surprisingly remained unchanged of the last year. This means that a retiree who leaves the workforce this year is likely to shell out the same amount of money on … Read more

Taking vitamin D supplements linked to increased chances of avoiding heart attacks

Vitamin D

QUEENSLAND, Australia —Vitamin D is probably most synonymous with sunshine and strong bone health, but new Australian research suggests that a regular regimen of vitamin D supplementation can also go a long way in promoting heart health. The study, based on a clinical trial, finds that vitamin D supplements may reduce the risk of serious … Read more