Phil Moeller is doing a series of special pieces to help Considerable readers get ready for Medicare’s annual open enrollment period, which begins Oct. 15 and extends through Dec. 7. During this period, more than 60 million people who already have Medicare can keep their plans or totally change them for 2020.Medicare Advantage (MA) plans can be a great lower cost Medicare solution, especially compared with a package that includes basi
Back in the 19th century, some grammar teachers had a problem with the word reliable. It doesn’t properly fit the pattern of adjectives ending with –able. If you can be loved, you are lovable. If you can be persuaded, you are persuadable. So what can you be if you are reliable? Can you be relied? No, only relied upon. The word should be relyuponable, but that would be ridiculous. Use trustworthy i
Mistakes you may have been marked down for in the 1950s, '60s, and '70s may no longer be considered mistakes at all.
“Adult children.” Could there be a more humiliating term? Adult daycare. Adult diapers. Adult children. One and the same.On the other hand, who is this person who is now in his late 30s but at one time was six months old? Or three years old, or eight, or even 16, and used to live in my house with me? Who is he? Is it someone I don’t know or just a bigger, more independent version of the original one who lived in my house and b
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