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    Tuesday December 1, 2020

    Your Living Trust Choices
    Personal Planner
    The living trust is becoming quite a popular estate planning strategy. It costs more than a will, but includes many...
    How to Save Money on Prescription Eyeglasses
    Savvy Living
    What tips can you recommend for finding affordable prescription eyeglasses? I used to have vision insurance through my work but lost it when I turned 65 and signed up for Medicare. Unfortunately, in 2020 original Medicare does not cover vision services. Routine eye exams and prescriptions are not included, unless you have just had cataract surgery. While there is no single solution to this common need, here are a few tips that can help you save. Medicare Advantage While original Medicare does not cover vision services, there are Medicare Advantage plans that do. Medicare Advantage plans are sold through private insurance companies. They cover all the same medical and hospital services...
    IRS on Schedule For Tax-Filing Season
    Washington News
    IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig testified before the House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee on November 20, 2020. He reported that the IRS is on schedule for the upcoming tax season. Rettig was asked about the backlog of millions of pieces of mail stored in IRS warehouses during the COVID-19 shutdown. He explained that the IRS still has about three million pieces of unopened mail, with an estimated one million unprocessed income tax returns from last year. Rettig also discussed the efforts of the IRS to continue operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. He noted, "More than two years into my term as Commissioner, I remain extremely proud to be working for the IRS and excited about the...