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Everything you need to live life to its fullest is now in Peachtree City. With Kolter Homes’ award-winning active adult community, Cressw...

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Valencia Lakes in Tampa offers an incredible Florida resort lifestyle and great new home value. Valencia Lakes' waterfront recreatio...

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Quaint Cottage Living, in your hometown. Slow down & relax by the pool or escape to the nearby trails. Get a little local shopping do...

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Just four miles from Bethany Beach, Millville by the Sea strikes the kind of balance you might spend your whole life looking for, a new-h...

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Valencia Bonita by GL Homes introduces a new standard of 55 + living in Bonita Springs, on Florida's beautiful Gulf Coast. Homeowners can...

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October 8, 2019 — The results are in from the 555 people (so far!) who took the Medicare IQ test. We are thankful to all those intrepid souls: we are impressed with your solid grasp of most Medicare essentials. The test represents good timing, because this year’s Medicare Open Enrollment period begins next week (Oct 15) and runs through Dec. 7. During this time you can freely change plans without losing coverage. Didn’t take the quiz yet – here is the link to the Medicare IQ Quiz.

For learning purposes here is a question by question review of the quiz, along the scores by question. We arbitrarily set a passing grade of 60%, but the average score was just over 71%. Almost everyone understood the basic questions, such as the difference between Part A and Part B of Medicare. But three questions in particular tripped up about half of the people taking the quiz. Those questions involved the fine points of when you can sign up for Medicare (Question 10), which Medigap or Medicare Advantage Plan has the smallest deductible and copays (Q 11), and what events are covered under a Special Enrollment Period (Q 12).

Question 1: At what age are you eligible to Medicare on your own earnings record?

Some 82% answered correctly that the age to do this is 65. Wrong answers were 62 and 66.

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What it's Like to Retire in Summerville

The old town of Summerville, South Carolina makes for an interesting retirement community. This charming town of 45,000  has grown by 62% since 2000, it is fast becoming a city and suburb of Charleston. It is near the coast and many tourist attractions. Isle of Palms is a nice but heavily developed barrier island nearby. Summerville, "The Flower Town in the Pines", attracted wealthy people in the 1800’s... more >>

State: South Carolina

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What it's Like to Retire in Cuenca

Cuenca is a beautiful colonial city in Ecuador, in fact it is a UNESCO World Heritage Trust Site because of its historic colonial buildings. Cuenca was founded in 1557 by the Spanish explore Davolos.  Cuenca sits at 8000 feet above sea level in a basin surrounded by 4 rivers, so the climate is temperate even though it is on the equator.  It is the 4th largest city in Ecuador. Many expatriates have chosen Cuenca as their place to retire.  Ecuador uses the U.S... more >>

State: ECUADOR

 
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What it's Like to Retire in Champaign

Champaign/Urbana is a college town of 82,500 people in central Illinois.  A big part of this town's excitement comes from being the home of the University of Illinois and Parkland College. There are also a number of tech startups.  M2 on Neil, a nine-story, $40 million, mixed-use project is located at the corner of Neil and Church Street. M2 on Neil features retail and office space, and 50 upscale condominiums. Livability named Champaign as one of its 10 Best College Towns in 2017... more >>

State: Illinois

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What it's Like to Retire in Dorchester

Dorchester, in the county of Dorset, England, is a historic market town on the banks of the River Frome. With a population of about 20,000, it is becoming a favorite retirement choice in England, as reported by Experian, the credit checking company. It refers to a group of the pension population as Smarties (senior market town retirees) who move here to enjoy a comfortable retirement... more >>

State: ENGLAND

 
 
 
 

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