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May 4, 2023
Written By:
Brian Goldman
Retirement Specialist, Financial Adviser

May 2023 Newsletter

We've reached the beautiful month of May. Be sure to get out and enjoy every bit of it. Read on for information on National Stroke Awareness Month and saving on travel.

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Stroke is a common and very serious condition.

Every year more than 795,000 Americans suffer strokes (CDC).

Also known as transient ischemic attack or cerebrovascular accident, stroke happens when blood flow to the brain is blocked. (National Institutes of Health)

Some symptoms include Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body.

This month is National Stroke Awareness Month.

The goals of this year's campaign are to help reduce stroke risk and take people behind the scenes of what happens when someone experiences a stroke.

Additional stroke symptoms include sudden confusion, trouble speaking, or difficulty understanding speech.

Difference between Annuities and Life Insurance

Both life insurance and annuities can provide vital protection. Life insurance provides protection for loved ones when you die; annuities can provide a guaranteed lifetime income for you.

A common annuity goal: to make sure you won't outlive your assets or your money.

Senior Home Ownership

Recent statistics showed that home ownership among people age 65 and over had reached about 79.50%

Sources say that staying in your own home is considered to be an affordable way for seniors to live — if you do not need comprehensive care.

Would You Like to Travel (Cheap)?

Here are Some Money-Saving Travel Tips for seniors (Second Wind Movement):

  • Book in Advance.
  • Know how to pay.
  • Pack like a Minimalist.
  • Bring Your Own Snacks.
  • Get Creative with Transportation.
  • Take Advantage of Free Attractions.
  • Find Deals.

Good Taste, Good Health

Crispy Baked Breaded Pork Chops

Crispy Baked Breaded Pork Chops
Crispy Baked Breaded Pork Chops

These tender and juicy pork chops require only a few ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.


  • 4 boneless center cut pork chops, about 1" thick
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • olive oil for frying

DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 425°. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. In a shallow bowl, combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt and black pepper to taste.

Season flour on a shallow plate with salt and pepper to taste. In another shallow bowl, add the whisked egg. Dab the pork chops dry with a paper towel and lightly dredge in flour. Dip each pork chop into the egg, coating all sides.

Dip the pork chop into the bread crumb mixture. Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Brown pork chops for 1-3 minutes per side.

Place each chop on prepared baking sheet and bake for about 12-14 minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 145°. Do not overbake. Rest 5 minutes before serving.

Source: Spend with Pennies

Senior Financial Glossary

Under reporting is a term describing the crime of intentionally reporting less income or revenue than was actually received.

Underwriting income is the difference between premiums collected on insurance policies by the insurer and expenses incurred and claims paid out.

An unusual item is a nonrecurring or one-time gain or loss that is not considered part of normal business operations.

The term upstairs market refers to a network that exists between large firms institutional investors.

SOURCE: Investopedia

Did you know this about May?

The May Day holiday (May 1) has been celebrated since ancient times.

Columbus sighted Jamaica on May 3, 1494

On May 19, 1869 - Tracks of Union Pacific and Central Pacific railways were linked at Promontory Point, Utah.

On May 14, 1607 - The first permanent English settlement in America was established at Jamestown VA.

SOURCE: The History Place

Famous Birthdays: Dwayne Johnson (May 2), George Clooney (6), Rosario Dawson (9), Tina Fey (18).

SOURCE: Famous Birthdays

Quote of the Month

"One of the nice things about problems is that a good many of them don't exist except in our imaginations."
– Steve Allen

View Last Month's answers

Source: BrainyQuote©

For questions about Medicare or Claiming Social Security, please email me at or call 412-897-0760.

Brian Goldman
Retirement Specialist, Financial Adviser