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Ep. 122: Sexy Money Topics Where you Least Expect Them


Today’s conversation highlighted common mistakes people make with Medicare that can really cost you. The importance of understanding the basics of Medicare (before signing up), and the need to strategize for optimal healthcare coverage were valuable conversations that most people don’t even know they should have. Not knowing how to best navigate this system can cost you all the money you’ve painstakingly saved for old age.

Emily Gang, the “Medicare Coach”, and Michelle Perkins discuss the complexities of navigating Medicare decisions. Emily, a former risk manager at Goldman Sachs, now helps people make informed choices about Medicare.. The speakers shared personal experiences and emphasized the value of proper guidance in making Medicare decisions. The discussion underscored the significance of being well-informed about Medicare options to ensure cost-effective and efficient healthcare coverage. The podcast aimed to provide valuable insights and guidance to listeners facing Medicare decisions, or helping parents and others with those decisions. They emphasized the importance of utilizing resources like webinars and coaching services for informed decision-making.

00:00 – Medicare decisions – expert insights

05:06 – Avoiding costly Medicare mistakes

18:24 – Navigating Medicare for families

25:56 – Understanding original Medicare plans

38:17 – Maximizing Medicare benefits tips


Emily has guided over 100,000 people across the country through navigating Medicare.

What is one of the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to Medicare?

Treating Medicare like an employer health insurance plan is one of the biggest mistakes people make.

Why do some people delay enrolling in Medicare after 65?

Some people delay enrolling in Medicare after 65 to avoid paying for both an employer plan and Medicare.

What is the benefit of being on the original Medicare route with a Medicare supplement plan?

Being on the original Medicare route with a Medicare supplement plan makes it possible that pre-existing conditions will not preclude you from getting Medicare down the line.

What is the goal of the website?

The goal of the Medicare coach website is to help individuals figure out how to use Medicare correctly and get the most out of it. Once signed up, it can be too late.

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