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Medicare Choices: Original vs. Advantage

South Carolina Business Review
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As record numbers of Americans continue to move into the 65+ age group, there is more and more demand for Medicare policies and advice. For example, I’m sure you’ve noticed the increase in Medicare Advantage ads on TV. For someone turning 65, the choices can be very confusing.

Mike Switzer interviews Garet Strange, a certified financial planner with the Hobbs Group Advisors in Columbia, SC.

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After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.