Last Updated: August 31, 2018 After speaking with A Place for Mom’s financial expert, Andy Smith, the message is clear: health care costs can wreck your retirement plan. Smith, Senior VP of Financial Planning at Financial Engines and host of the call-in radio program, “Investing Sense,” tells us that the problem when planning for retirement is that most…

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Diagnosed with advanced colon cancer, Amy Figgs was told there was little that could be done. Unwilling to accept that, Amy sought a second opinion at Mayo Clinic. There her care team crafted a treatment plan that has renewed her hope for the future. The day after her 45th birthday, Amy Figgs found herself in…

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It’s no secret that assisted living costs can stretch any family budget to a breaking point. In 2017, the Genworth Cost of Care Survey found the median cost for assisted living to be $3,750 per month, breaking down to $123 per day and $45,000 per year. Fortunately, Medicare and Medicaid are available to help pay…

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For Knox Rhinehart, who had been plagued by chronic vomiting for years, eating was a torment to be avoided — until he met a Mayo Clinic specialist who understood that treating Knox meant treating his fear. When 11-year-old George “Knox” Rhinehart arrived at Mayo Clinic last year, his diet consisted of seven foods: purple grapes,…

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