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Summer’s financial playlist: Medicare, retirement, & investments

Posted on August 15, 2019 at 6:00 am

Close out summer strong with a class about financial matters, including Medicare, retirement, and investing terminology.


We’ve partnered with the Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisor (SHIBA) program, a free service of the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner, to provide timely information for Medicare recipients.

SHIBA provides free, unbiased assistance with Medicare and health care choices and are offering two classes for adults at the Library. No registration is needed for these classes.

Medicare 101

Take the guesswork out of Medicare. This class is for anyone new to Medicare and those wanting a refresher. We cover Parts A, B, C, and D and go over your Medicare benefits and options, including a comparison of Medicare Advantage plans and Medigaps.

Thursday, Aug 29, 6–8pm

How to prevent Medicare Fraud

Take charge and learn how to protect yourself from health care fraud and abuse. In this presentation with the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP), you’ll get resources and information to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud, errors, and abuse.

Wednesday, Sep 18, 3–5pm


Earlier this summer, we shared information about the workshop series Financial Planning with Edward Jones. You can catch the second half of this series at Argonne Library in August and September. These seminars are completely informational (no sales) and do not require registration to attend.

Healthcare & Your Retirement

Discover the potential impact of rising health care costs on retirement savings. We’ll discuss Medicare coverage and costs, available options for supplemental health care, and long-term care costs and insurance.

Tuesday, Aug 27, 6:30–7:30pm

Making Your Money Last in Retirement

Explore considerations and tradeoffs when developing a retirement withdrawal strategy, including working longer, spending less, and delaying social security. Plus we’ll look at ways to plan for expected and unexpected insurance expenses.

Tuesday, Sep 24, 6:30–7:30pm


If investing terminology mystifies you, you’ll want to attend this discussion presented by the Inland Empire Chapter of Better Investing, a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to stock investing education.

Investment Terminology Demystified

Solve the mystery and gain understanding of stock investing terminology in this no-nonsense discussion. A firm grasp on the language of investing can help you confidently build and manage your investments toward future goals. Plus, learn how to use Value Line to research companies and markets and to confidently interpret the data from this powerful tool.

Saturday, Sep 21, 9am–12pm


Consumer Reports

Buy smarter with unbiased, reliable ratings, reviews, and comparisons on thousands of products from the best-known testing resource, Consumer Reports.

In our Digital Library, you’ll find additional resources for finances, legal forms, and product reviews.

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