Ovid’s Best Retirement Blogs of 2016

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The internet is awash with all different kinds of advice on retirement – some of it is good, some not. Each year, Ovid compiles a list of the best Retirement Blogs. We look for a many factors, but the most important:

(1) Credibility of information: your retirement is serious and the advice you listen to should be of impeccable quality and come from a reliable source.

(2) Helpful topics: we like blogs that discuss topics relevant to problems or issues that retirees face frequently.

(3) Great content and writing: reading about retirement saving strategies isn’t always a lot of fun, so we look for engaging writers who can simplify complex topics and make reading about them enjoyable. 

Here’s are the winners (in no specific order) and below are their stories. Check them out, subscribe and enjoy reading!

 

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The Guide to Reverse Life Insurance

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Reverse life insurance is the process of selling your life insurance to an investor for an upfront settlement. With the growing popularity of these insurance transactions, Ovid put together this quick and nifty reverse life insurance guide. Most people don’t realize they have this important hidden asset and that they can sell their life insurance just like their house or their car. Start with this article to figure out if it makes sense for you to get paid for your life insurance. If you’re looking for more information then, read this life settlement guide.

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6 Smart Ways to Pay for Cancer Treatment and Care

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A cancer diagnosis is among the worse of life-changing health-related diagnoses a person can receive. In addition to wondering about their own mortality, there are so many other questions at play. Everything from treatment options to how to tell family and friends becomes a question in need of an answer. At the top of the list are the financial concerns that come along with treatment.

Even with insurance, fighting cancer is a costly endeavor because insurance doesn’t cover everything, according to the American Cancer Society. In fact, the American Cancer Society states that even insured individuals may have to pay up to 25% of the cost of expensive oral chemotherapy drugs, for instance. According to NerdWallet, the cost of chemotherapy – the most common and effective way to fight cancer – costs $108,000 in the first year for women and $115,000 in the first year for men. Then, there are the costs for supplemental medications, radiation (if necessary), living expenses (since most people cannot work full-time while going through treatment) and any other complementary therapies used to fight the disease.

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