Friday, January 27, 2017
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
TUESDAY TIPS - 2017 Edition
Start your NEW YEAR off right!
1. Start your day by stretching
Stretching wakes you up, improves flexibility, helps circulation, and gives you more energy.
2. Push your alarm back 1 minute every day
This will help you transition into getting up bright and early.
3. Put unhealthy food low in your fridge
Studies show less food and drink is consumed if it’s harder to get to.
4. De-Clutter your life / house
Find a “purge list” online and make a check list for de-cluttering each month. This will keep you feeling fresh all year!
5. Revisit old photographs
Looking at personal photos has been shown to boost moods more than eating chocolate, watching TV, or listening to music.
6. Simple Savings
Start envelopes for vacation, holidays, etc. Put a little money / spare change in the envelopes each month rather than coming up with it all at once.
7. The 1% Trick
Don’t go from 0 to 100. Take each day to implement a little something more towards your goal (Exercise, Diet, Etc.)
8. Write out your goals
And print a couple copies. It’s easy to forget about them if they’re only in your mind—this will help hold you accountable.
9. Yearly Homeowners maintenance
Plan the year with a monthly To-Do list for household upkeep. This is less overwhelming than doing it all at once.
10. Plan weekends ahead of time
Anticipating a fun event boosts overall happiness, so plan a weekend adventure early in the week.
11. Limit your spending to budgeted amounts
Budget for eating out, clothes, entertainment, etc. Buy AMEX gift cards each month w/ balances dedicated to that, and don’t spend beyond that gift card!
12. Make your bed everyday
Making your bed gives you a feeling of accomplishment and is correlated with better productivity / less stress & could lead to other good habits.
Brought to you by: Senior Benefit Services
Medicare 2017 costs at a glance
|2017 costs at a glance|
|Part A premium||Most people don't pay a monthly premium for Part A (sometimes called "premium-free Part A"). If you buy Part A, you'll pay up to $413 each month. Calculate my premium.|
|Part A hospital inpatient deductible and coinsurance|
|Part B premium||The standard Part B premium amount is $134 (or higher depending on your income). However, most people who get Social Security benefits will pay less than this amount ($109 on average).|
|Part B deductible and coinsurance||$183 per year. After your deductible is met, you typically pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amountfor most doctor services (including most doctor services while you're a hospital inpatient), outpatient therapy, and .|
|Part C premium||The Part C monthly Compare costs for specific Part C plans.varies by plan.|
|Part D premium||The Part D monthly Compare costs for specific Part D plans.varies by plan (higher-income consumers may pay more).|