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 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...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    April 19, 2021

Savvy Senior: Could You Have Prediabetes?

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about prediabetes, and how can you know if you have it? My 62-year-old husband, who’s in pretty good shape, was recently diagnosed with prediabetes and...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    April 12, 2021

Savvy Senior: The Most and Least Popular Ages to Claim Social Security

Dear Savvy Senior, How much does your claiming age affect your Social Security benefits, and what are the most popular ages people start taking their retirement benefits? Nearing Retirement Dear...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    April 5, 2021

Savvy Senior: How to Help Your Elderly Parent with Their Finances

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you offer on helping an elderly parent with their finances? My 84-year-old father is having trouble keeping up with his bills and insurance, and I just found out that...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    March 29, 2021

Savvy Senior: How to Search for Senior Discounts in 2021

Dear Savvy Senior, I just turned 60 and would like to find out the best way to go about locating senior discounts. Looking to Save Dear Looking, One of the best, yet underutilized perks of growing...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    March 22, 2021

Savvy Senior: Keeping Your Balance as You Age

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about balance exercises? I’ve fallen a few times over the past year and have read that balance exercises can help me regain my steadiness, but I’m not...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    March 15, 2021

Savvy Senior: Technology That Can Help You Locate Things You Misplace

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any good devices that help seniors with tracking down misplaced items? My wife misplaces everything including her car keys, eyeglasses, cell phone, purse and...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    March 8, 2021

Savvy Senior: A Social Security Perk for Older Parents

Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve been told that my two children, ages 14 and 16, may be eligible for Social Security when I file for my retirement benefits. Is this true? What can you tell me? Viagra Daddy...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    March 1, 2021

Savvy Senior: How to Choose a Quality Nursing Home During a Pandemic

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you give me some tips on how to pick a good nursing home in the COVID era? My mother had a stroke a while back and can’t use her legs any longer. I’ve been taking care of...

 

Savvy Senior: How to Choose a Hospice Care Program

Dear Savvy Senior, Where can I turn to find a good Medicare covered hospice provider? My husband’s mother has a terminal condition and wants to die at home, if possible, so I’m helping out where...

 

Savvy Senior: Do I Need to Sign-Up for Medicare If I'm Still Working?

Dear Savvy Senior, I will turn 65 in a few months and plan to keep working for several more years. I have good health insurance from my employer now. Do I have to sign up for Medicare when I reach...

 

Savvy Senior: How to Choose a Medical Alert System

Dear Savvy Senior, I am interested in getting my mom, who lives alone, a medical alert system with a wearable pendant button that will let her call for help if she falls or has a medical emergency....

 

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