Savvy Senior: Resources to help with Medicare decisions

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m considering making changes in my Medicare coverage during the open-enrollment period. Can you recommend any free resources that can help with my choices? — Swapping ...

Savvy Senior: Choosing the right executor for your will

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What options can you recommend for finding a good executor for my will? At one time I thought one of my two kids could do it, but they are both financially inept and would probably ...

Savvy Senior: Finding the right clinical trial

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What can you tell me about clinical trials and how to go about finding one? — Old and Ill Savvy Senior Jim Miller is a longtime advocate for senior issues and regular ...

Savvy Senior: Retirement planning for single women

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR, What retirement planning tips can you recommend to single women? I’m 54 and divorced with a teenage daughter and very little saved for retirement. — Financially Behind It’s ...

Savvy Senior: Make the most of your doctor visit

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: I manage a large health clinic that treats thousands of seniors each year, and we’ve have found that patients that come prepared when they visit our doctors are much more satisfied ...

Savvy Senior: Can a debt collector garnish my Social Security wages?

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Can my Social Security benefits be garnished if I have some outstanding debts? I just turned 62 and would like to start collecting my retirement benefits, but want to find this out ...

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DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What resources can you recommend to help seniors with vision loss? My husband, who’s 76, has macular degeneration that has progressed to the point that he can’t do a lot ...

Savvy Senior: Cheap cell phone plans for seldom-calling seniors

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR What are the cheapest cell phone plans available to seniors today? I’m 78-years-old and want it primarily for emergency purposes. Infrequent Caller While unlimited high-speed ...

Savvy Senior: Tips for finding travel perks

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR, What types of travel discounts are available to older travelers? I just retired and am interested in learning about travel deals for people over 60. Ready To Go There are literally ...

Savvy Senior: How to choose an estate sale company

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR, Can you provide some tips on how to choose a good estate sale company who can sell all the leftover items in my mother’s house? Inquiring Daughter Savvy Senior Jim ...

Savvy Senior: Don’t rush into a reverse mortgage

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR, What can you tell me about reverse mortgages for retirees? My wife and I are contemplating getting one but want to make sure we know what we’re getting into. Running Short Savvy ...

Savvy Senior: New shingles vaccine offers better protection

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR, A good friend of mine got a bad case of shingles last year and has been urging me to get vaccinated. Should I? Suspicious Susan Savvy Senior Jim Miller is a longtime advocate ...

Savvy Senior: Simple-to-use technology for video calling

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Are there any senior-friendly devices that you can recommend for video calling? I live about a day’s drive from my 83-year-old father and would like to see him more often but ...

Savvy Senior: Is your blood pressure too high?

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What numbers constitute high blood pressure? I use to be pre-hypertensive, but they keep changing the guidelines, so I’m not sure where I fit in now. Approaching 60 Savvy Senior Jim ...

Savvy Senior: What to know about the new Medicare cards

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What can you tell me about the new Medicare cards? I’ve heard there are a lot of scams associated with these new cards and I want to make sure I protect myself. Leery Senior The ...

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