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Retired Guy USA - End of Podcast

12/6/2018
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This is my final podcast. But I hope you will visit my website at www.retiredguyusa.com. I have been doing too many things at once. Learning Wordpress and blogging. Did videos for Youtube channel. And the podcasting. I want to concentrate on the blogging. At this point in life, it is too late to do everything well....and still have time to enjoy being retired. So at least I will emphasize the blogging and see where that goes! Keep in touch! All the best for you, Trippe

Duration:00:02:24

How You Can Fight Online Scams

10/29/2018
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I am Trippe and invite you to visit my blog at www.retiredguyusa.com where you will find a transcript of this recording and you can comment on this podcast. We are inundated with online scams. I tell you here some of the ways you can fight them.

Duration:00:12:07

Most Common Social Media Scams That Target Seniors

10/23/2018
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I am Trippe and invite you to visit my blog at www.retiredguyusa.com where you will find a transcript of this recording and you can comment on this podcast. Here are some of the more common scams targeting seniors.

Duration:00:09:09

Beware Internet Fraudsters

10/16/2018
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I am Trippe and invite you to visit my blog at www.retiredguyusa.com where you will find a transcript of this recording and you can comment on this podcast. Internet fraud will always be a problem when gullible or helpless people meet greedy online predators.

Duration:00:06:57

Consider a Credit Freeze Now!

10/9/2018
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I am Trippe and invite you to visit my blog at www.retiredguyusa.com where you will find a transcript of this recording and you can comment on this podcast. After all the data hacks, now is the time to consider a credit freeze!

Duration:00:11:37

Setting Up Your Online Social Security Account

10/1/2018
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I am Trippe and invite you to visit my blog at www.retiredguyusa.com where you will find a transcript of this recording and you can comment on this podcast. Set up your online Social Security account. No more standing in line at your local SSA to get an estimate of your benefits when you retire.

Duration:00:07:03

More Market Noise For You To Ignore

9/24/2018
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I am Trippe and invite you to visit my blog at www.retiredguyusa.com where you will find a transcript of this recording and you can comment on this podcast. More useless quips that market mavens use to impress you witih their knowledge of the market while at the same time lacking any accountability for their recommendations.

Duration:00:08:22

Financial First Aid After Disaster

9/17/2018
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I am Trippe and invite you to visit my blog at www.retiredguyusa.com where you will find a transcript of this recording and you can comment on this podcast. Financial first aid means we have enough personal financial information and resources to survive a short lived natural or man-made disaster!

Duration:00:11:16

Silly Market Talk

9/10/2018
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I am Trippe and invite you to visit my blog at www.retiredguyusa.com where you will find a transcript of this recording and you can comment on this podcast. The best thing you can do is tune out all the market talk. There is good advice worth taking, but the problem is finding what is good and what is not!

Duration:00:06:15

Fighting Long-term Care Rate Increases

9/7/2018
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I am Trippe and invite you to visit my blog at www.retiredguyusa.com where you may find a transcript of this recording and comment on this podcast. Long-term care insurance companies have been raising rates to long-time policy holders. What are your choices when they hit you with the ridiculous price hikes. Young people look out!

Duration:00:07:57

How Can a Senior Avoid Bankruptcy?

8/27/2018
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I am Trippe and invite you to visit my blog at www.retiredguyusa.com where you may find a transcript of this recording and comment on this podcast. Here I discuss ways you can avoid bankruptcy. It applies to anyone of any age but I especially wish to relate it to people who are 'a bit older'.

Duration:00:07:40

Surge in Bankrupt Seniors

8/20/2018
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I am Trippe and invite you to visit my blog at www.retiredguyusa.com where you may find a transcript of this recording and comment on this podcast. Bankruptcy among senior citizens increased dramatically over the last quarter century. I explain why in this podcast.

Duration:00:06:36

’Trying Out’ A New Place to Retire To

8/13/2018
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I am Trippe and invite you to visit my blog at www.retiredguyusa.com where you may find a transcript of this recording and comment on this podcast. Moving somewhere new requires a real commitment of time, effort and not the least money! Wouldn’t it be great if you could first ‘try out’ a new place to retire to? You could do this before you made a sizable financial and emotional commitment. To that end, I discuss here ways you can ‘get to know’ your desired location before you make a...

Duration:00:10:18

Medicare is Going Broke Three Years Sooner

8/8/2018
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I am Trippe and invite you to visit my blog at www.retiredguyusa.com where you may find a transcript of this recording and comment on this podcast. The Trustees for Social Security and Medicare just issued their yearly report on the two funds and finds that Medicare is going broke three years sooner than expected. Here is the link to the 2018 annual report: https://www.ssa.gov/oact/TRSUM/index.html. The Trust Fund for Medicare Part A covers hospital and nursing home costs for seniors. It is...

Duration:00:08:00

Long-term Care Insurance is a Broken Promise

7/30/2018
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I am Trippe and invite you to visit my blog at www.retiredguyusa.com where you may find a transcript of this recording and comment on this podcast. 'Long-term Care Insurance is a Broken Promise' relates how premiums have increased drastically, leaving policy holders facing poor choices: pay more or reduce their coverage. I offer my personal story of how I ans so many bought LTC (long-term care coverage) in our middle years, thinking our rates would never chnge! Boy, were we ever wrong?!?! I...

Duration:00:08:07

Our Growing Federal Debt

7/25/2018
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I am Trippe and invite you to visit my blog at www.retiredguyusa.com where you may find a transcript of this recording and comment on this podcast. 'Our Growing Federal Debt' explores how we are heading toward an unhappy surprise just down the road. I offer this as a caution to you all, old and young! Older people should be concerned our benefits could face real cuts during the remainder of our lifetimes. Younger folks should be concerned they are paying in to programs that may provide them...

Duration:00:09:05

Past and Future of Social Security and Medicare Taxes

7/19/2018
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I am Trippe and invite you to visit my blog at www.retiredguyusa.com where you may find a transcript of this recording and comment on this podcast. The 'Past and Future of. Social Security and Medicare Taxes' notes the history of those taxes. They continue to rise every few years. Recent reforms increased the taxes on higher income people. If you make 'too much' money, you will pay extra. Social Security benefits lower income people at the expense of higher income people as it was designed...

Duration:00:09:27

Introduction to Retired Guy USA

7/11/2018
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I am Trippe, 67, retired U.S. Government financial analyst, M.B.A. I podcast about retirement issues of health, money, and happines, including getting ready for retirement. This should be as important to young people as much as older folks as young people will face a retirement landscape far different than that of their elders. Please see my blog post at www.retiredguyusa.com.

Duration:00:03:26