In response to “GOP budget would restructure Medicare“
I’ve paid into Medicare for my entire life and now see the government wastes those dollars instead of investing them. Having seniors pay a premium for coverage is outrageous. Everyone over 65 should be exempt and current coverage continued under any changes. Republican representatives be warned: You will lose the election in 2012 if you do not change the concept you are presenting.
In response to “Getting across the bridge: Asking for referrals“
I send a thank you letter or postcard to all of my clients and prospects several times a year and close with a “P.S.–I love referrals and please do not keep me a secret. Thanks.” Or, I’ll write: “If I can be of service to someone you know please do not keep me a secret. I love referrals.” By using this method we avoid the embarrassment of being turned down.
In response to “IRS alert: The tax advantages of annuities“
The article makes a lot of good points. Too bad the investment brokers, consumer advocates, and the government do not see it the same way.