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I used an accountant for a few years because of rental properties and hoping for some guidance along the way. I took back doing my taxes last year after I found an error that would have cost me $500.

So here's the heads up I wish I'd had(and please don't post how "lucky" I am to have the situation). My 2017 tax return* will determine the cost of Medicare when I qualify later this year. I am posting this for a friend who may have similar choices to make. In my case, how much I worked in 2017 and selling a rental property will likely make my cost for Medicare higher at least to begin with. I consider my current health insurance costs insane and had hopes for something lower at 65.

Between the cost of Medicare & gap & forced drug insurance, it may not happen. I have also worked at health and yes, some of that is luck but hitting the rowing machine in a few helps that "luck."

(not a fan of the word "deserve", either ;)

*so add 63 to the spreadsheet for when to review things carefully. At least it would have been 63 for me.
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