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Financial HealthFinancial Fitness

As we fall into a new season, staying focused on wellness may fade away with the summer tide. Whether we spent the first part of the year working towards that summer body or a desired fitness goal, we tend to lose focus during the fall and winter months. Year after Read more…

Financial HealthFive Tips for Mindful Medicare Enrollment

Medicare Annual Enrollment Period, also known as Open Enrollment, is a time for Medicare enrollees to review their current insurance and change to a better Medicare plan. With a multitude of Medicare plans available, Annual Enrollment Period may seem more confusing and overwhelming than liberating. Here are my top five Read more…

Financial HealthCreating a Workplace Wellness Program

Desert Oasis Healthcare, two-time winners at HARC’s Workplace Wellness Awards, shared their company’s success with attendees at this year’s event in June. We asked them to also share with Desert Health readers in an effort to inspire other valley businesses to follow suit. Desert Oasis Healthcare (DOHC) serves the residents Read more…

Financial HealthIs a Reverse Mortgage Loan Right for My Mom?

A reader asks: My Mom is in her late seventies and lives on a very limited budget. I would like to see her have a more comfortable retirement and more money now to do the things she loves. She owns her home which I don’t care to inherit. Her concern Read more…

Financial HealthCreating Health in Our Community

This past fall, the United Way was busy encouraging healthy activities among businesses, organizations and individuals across our valley. Three grass roots programs, the 9 Weekly Walks, the Wellable Workplace Wellness Challenge, and the Tram Challenge, brought together thousands and resulted in hundreds of thousands of miles of physical activity, Read more…

Financial HealthIt Is a Race towards the Finish Line of 2017!

While you may think 2017 is almost over, early November marks the middle of annual open enrollment (AEP) for Medicare, so there is still time to make a change in your Medicare plan for next year. You should have received your notice of changes from your insurance company. Like most Read more…

Financial HealthAre You Ready for the “Holidaze”?

Let’s face it, most people love autumn, especially here in the desert. The weather cools off a little bit, football is in the air, the kids are back in school, and right around the corner is holiday fun! Most of the regular holidays we enjoy such as Halloween, Thanksgiving, Yom Read more…

Financial HealthHealthy Workplaces Reap Rewards

Local companies that prioritize health and wellness were recognized at the second annual Coachella Valley Workplace Wellness Awards presented by HARC, a local nonprofit that provides research and evaluation services related to health, wellness, and quality of life in the Inland Empire. “With many working adults spending the majority of Read more…

Financial HealthMedicare: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The good news is…you have made it to 65 years young. Happy Birthday! The bad news is…you will start receiving mail regarding Medicare approximately 8 months before you get to blow out the candles. Some of the mail is from the Social Security Administration; however, most of it is from Read more…

Financial HealthDo Prescription Drug Costs Have You Worried?

If you are enrolled in Medicare and your prescription drug costs are overwhelming your budget, there are some government programs available. Extra Help, also known as the Low-Income Subsidy, is a government program that may help pay for Medicare Part D prescription medication costs. Like everything in life, you will Read more…

Financial HealthHealth, Wealth and the Road to Retirement

There’s a vital relationship between wealth and health. When the two come together, it’s stunning to see how each side of the equation comes into play. Before my wife Stacey joined me in the wealth management business, she was a busy podiatrist with her own medical and surgical practice. And Read more…

Financial HealthDo You Know Who Your Beneficiaries Are?

When was the last time you checked your beneficiary designations for your individual retirement account (IRA), employer retirement plan, annuity or life insurance policy? If you haven’t examined it since the account was set up, you are not alone. Due to changing circumstances and shifting priorities, you may find that Read more…

Financial HealthWorried About Retirement?

Concerned about having enough money saved for retirement? Here’s a simple solution: work just a few years longer. By accumulating more savings and shortening your withdrawal period, you’ll reduce the lump sum needed to generate the necessary income at retirement. In a report titled “Retirement Age and the Need for Read more…

Financial HealthDivorce: Don’t Go It Alone

Divorce is a time of many changes and is seldom easy for anyone involved. Still, certain steps you can take now may make the process less stressful and help simplify your life when the divorce is finalized. First things first – assembling a strong, experienced team of confidential professional and Read more…

Financial HealthMarketing Your Medical Practice Online

Just like other industries, the medical health industry needs to adapt to the marketing trends of today. Gone are the days when word of mouth alone drove your business forward. In the past, your company might have been the only one providing that service in your radius, whereas now you Read more…

Financial HealthLife, Love and Impact

Family can be a source of nurture, inspiration and companionship. Family can also be the source of our deepest worries and concerns. After ensuring your financial house is in order, it may be time for you to answer the question, “If you could make the world better in one significant Read more…

Financial HealthFunding Your Child’s Future: Education Savings Options

For today’s parents, planning for your child’s college years often begins long before your student starts filling out college applications. Rising college costs require most families to save for their children’s post-secondary education, and the earlier you begin the better. Depending on a variety of factors, including the quality of Read more…

Financial HealthLeaving a Loving Legacy: Getting Started

Today, two-thirds of women identify themselves as the primary decision-maker in their home. Many of these women are also the breadwinner, earning 62% of the household income.1 If you find yourself among this growing group of women, you play a vital role in managing your family’s finances – from overseeing Read more…

Financial HealthHealthy Workplace, Happy Team Players

Desert Health® Wellness Award winner, HARC (Health Assessment Resource Center), conducted their own awards celebration this year for wellness in the workplace. The first annual Coachella Valley Workplace Wellness Awards took place on June 7 as part of June’s Employee Well-Being Month, a nationally-recognized celebration of wellness in the workplace. Read more…

Financial HealthAre You Prepared For Future Health Care Costs?

The usual method for estimating spending needs in retirement is to take your post-retirement household budget and tack on an inflation rate, such as 3%. Some expenses may increase at a faster rate than the inflation rate you use, others at a slower rate, but overall, expenses such as housing, Read more…