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 By Jim Miller    Features    October 11, 2021 

Savvy Senior: How to find a better Medicare prescription drug plan

Dear Savvy Senior, Is it important to compare Medicare Part D prescription drug plans every year? My pharmacist highly recommends it, but it’s such a hassle sorting through all those different plans...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    October 4, 2021

Savvy Senior: How does Social Security work when a spouse or ex-spouse dies?

Dear Savvy Senior, Who qualifies for Social Security survivor benefits? My ex-husband died last year, so I would like to find out if me or my 17-year-old daughter are eligible for anything? Divorced...

 

Savvy Senior: Simple and Inexpensive Final Farewells

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I are looking for the simplest and least expensive way to dispose of our bodies when we die. We hate the idea of wasting a lot of money on high-priced funerals and...

 

Savvy Senior: How to manage an inherited IRA from a parent

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the rules regarding inherited IRAs? When my mom died this year, I inherited her traditional IRA and would like to know what I need to do to execute it properly. Confused...

 

Savvy Senior: Could I have COPD and not know it?

Dear Savvy Senior, I have struggled with shortness of breath for several years now. I just thought I was getting old and fat, but a friend recently told me about COPD. So, my question is, could I...

 

Savvy Senior: Little known Social Security program helps seniors manage their money

Dear Savvy Senior, Does Social Security offer any special help to beneficiaries who struggle managing their benefits? My aunt, who has no children, has dementia and struggles keeping up with her...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    August 30, 2021

Savvy Senior: How to handle your Medicare coverage if you move

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I are moving to a different area of the country to be near our daughter. Will this affect our Medicare benefits? Will we need to adjust our coverage or re-enroll in...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    August 23, 2021

Savvy Senior: How to Choose an Adult Day Care Services Provider

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you offer any tips on choosing a good adult day care provider for an elderly parent? My 81-year-old father, who just moved in with me, has dementia and needs attention during...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    August 16, 2021

Savvy Senior: How to Buy the Best Blood Pressure Monitor for You

Dear Savvy Senior, I just found out I have stage 1 hypertension and my doctor recommended I get a home blood pressure monitor to keep an eye on it. Can you offer me any tips on choosing a good one?...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    August 9, 2021

Savvy Senior: How to Replace Important Documents That Are Lost or Missing

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you tell me what I need to do to replace a variety of important documents? Our house burned down a few months ago, and we lost everything including our home property deed, car...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    August 2, 2021

Savvy Senior: Does Medicare Cover Home Health Care?

Dear Savvy Senior, How does Medicare cover in-home health care? My husband has a chronic health condition that makes it very difficult for him to leave the house, so I’m wondering if he could...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    July 26, 2021

Savvy Senior: What to Ponder Before Remarry Later in Life

Dear Savvy Senior, What types of financial or legal snags should I be aware of when considering remarriage? I’m 62-years-old and have been seeing a nice man for about a year. We’ve been talking ab...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    July 19, 2021

Savvy Senior: Why You Should Create a "My Social Security Account"

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m 58 years old and working on a plan for my retirement. I’ve read that I need to check my Social Security statement every year to validate its accuracy. How do I go about...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    July 12, 2021

Savvy Senior: The Hidden Dangers of Sleep Apnea

Dear Savvy Senior, How can you know when someone has sleep apnea? My husband has become such a terrible snorer that he wakes himself up at night, and he keeps me up too. Tired Teri Dear Teri, If your...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    July 5, 2021

Savvy Senior: Top Smartphones for Tech-Shy Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good smartphones for older seniors? I would like to get my 78-year-old mother to upgrade to a smartphone, but want something that’s easy for her to see and...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    June 28, 2021

Savvy Senior: How to Pick the Best Place to Retire

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I will both be retiring in a few years and are interested in relocating to a warmer climate but could use some help. What resources can you recommend for locating...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    June 21, 2021

Savvy Senior: Coping with COVID-Exacerbated Tinnitus

Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve had mild tinnitus – ringing in my ears – for years, but when I got COVID in January it got worse. Are there any treatments you know of, or can recommend that can help? Al...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    June 14, 2021

Savvy Senior: Golf Gadgets That Can Help Older Golfers

Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know of any golfing equipment that can help older golfers? My dad, who’s 76, loves to play golf, but arthritis in his hands has made griping the club challenging, and his...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    June 7, 2021

Savvy Senior: Helping seniors find discounted high speed internet services

Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know where I can find cheaper, high-speed internet services for my home? I’m 70-years-old and live strictly on my Social Security, and would like to find something faster...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    May 31, 2021

Savvy Senior: How to Downsize Your Home for a Move

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you offer for downsizing? My husband and I would like to relocate from our house into a retirement community condo near our daughter, but need to get rid of a lot of...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    May 24, 2021

Savvy Senior: Should You Be Screened for Lung Cancer?

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about lung cancer screenings? I was a big smoker, but quit years ago, so I’m wondering if I should be checked out. Former Smoker Dear Former, Lung cancer...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    May 17, 2021

Savvy Senior: How Much Will You Need to Save for Retirement?

Dear Savvy Senior, Is there an easy way to figure out how much I will need to save for retirement? My wife and I are both in our late fifties and want to figure out about how much we’ll need in...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    May 10, 2021

Savvy Senior: Medicare Coverage Options for Retirees Eager to Travel

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the best Medicare coverage options for COVID-vaccinated retirees, who are eager to travel? My wife and I will both turn 65 over the next few months and would like to know...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    May 3, 2021

Savvy Senior: How Seniors Can Learn New Technology Skills Online

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good technology classes or online learning resources for inexperienced seniors? I have a computer and a smartphone, but my knowledge and skills are pretty...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    April 26, 2021

Should You Prepay Your Funeral?

Dear Savvy Senior, My wife and I have been thinking about preplanning our funerals now, so our kids won’t have to later, but we would like to find out if it’s a good idea to prepay. What can you...

 

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