Maurie Backman (TMFBookNerd) Feb 12, 2018 at 7:03AM

We all know that medical care is a huge expense for seniors. But these numbers might really shock you.

Though retirement is often thought of as a carefree period of life, the truth is that countless seniors find themselves overwhelmingly stressed once they leave the workforce, and money is a big part of it. After all, it’s hard to adapt to living on a fixed income, especially one that doesn’t do a good enough job of paying the bills.

And if there’s one source of bills that seniors aren’t strangers to, it’s healthcare. From medications to doctor visits to hospital stays, the typical retiree spends a large chunk of his or her income just to maintain decent health. And unfortunately, many seniors go into retirement unprepared for the costs that lie ahead. READ FULL ARTICLE