Quick Tip No. 1

Think about ways to turn a hobby or another interest into a part-time job. Other possibilities for supplementing your income in retirement include a seasonal job or freelance consulting. But consider if this extra money could affect other aspects of your finances tied to your income, such as a potential increase in your Medicare costs or a possible temporary reduction in your Social Security benefits. Also consider any income tax implications.

As many consumers get older, they often face issues such as how to maintain their lifestyle and pay for medical expenses on a fixed income for years into the future. For the next 15 weeks, we will offer a Quick Tip for Protecting Your Finances. Hope you have enjoyed Week #1, courtesy of Bath State Bank and the FDIC.