Savvy Senior: Where to find help paying your Medicare costs

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Are there any sources you know of that can help me save on my Medicare coverage? I’m 65, and live primarily on my Social Security, and am having a hard time paying my Medicare ...

Savvy Senior: Tips for hiring an in-home caregiver

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Savvy Senior Jim Miller is a longtime advocate for senior issues and regular contributor to the NBC "Today Show."Send your questions to Jim at Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, ...

Savvy Senior: How a government pension might reduce your Social Security

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Savvy Senior Jim Miller is a longtime advocate for senior issues and regular contributor to the NBC "Today Show."Send your questions to Jim at Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, ...

Savvy Senior: Understanding Medicare enrollment

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Savvy Senior Jim Miller is a longtime advocate for senior issues and regular contributor to the NBC "Today Show."Send your questions to Jim at Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, ...

Savvy Senior: The ins and outs of SSI

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What can you tell me about the Supplemental Security Income program and what are the eligibility requirements? My father is very low-income, so I’m wondering if this is something ...

Savvy Senior: Safe ways to dispose of expired medicine

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Savvy Senior Jim Miller is a longtime advocate for senior issues and regular contributor to the NBC "Today Show."Send your questions to Jim at Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, ...

Savvy Senior: Effective, underused palliative care services can help relieve pain

Underutilized Palliative Care Services Can Help Relieve Pain   DEAR SAVVY SENIOR, Savvy Senior Jim Miller is a longtime advocate for senior issues and regular contributor to the NBC ...

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Savvy Senior: How to stop robocalls

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Is there anything seniors can do to stop perpetual robocalls? It seems like I get five to 10 a day on my home and cell phone, and I’m sick of it! — Frustrated Frank Savvy ...

Savvy Senior : How to save money on medications

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: I take several medications for multiple health conditions and the prices keep going up, even with insurance. Can you recommend any tips that can help me save? — Price-Gouged ...

Savvy Senior: How to slow cognitive aging

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Are there any proven strategies to prevent cognitive decline? I have a family history of dementia and worry about my own memory and cognitive abilities as I grow older. What can you ...

Savvy Senior: Could you have glaucoma?

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR:What are the warning signs for glaucoma? My 65-year-old brother lost some of his vision because of it but never had a clue anything was wrong. Could I be at risk too?— Concerned ...

Savvy Senior: Ask about parents' finances, wishes

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: My siblings and I don’t know much about our elderly parents’ financial situation or their wishes if something happens to them. When mom broke her hip last year, it got me ...

Savvy Senior: Are Medicare expenses tax deductible?

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Can I deduct my Medicare premiums, deductibles and copayments on my income taxes? I had a knee replacement surgery last year and spent quite a bit on medical care out-of-pocket and ...

Savvy Senior: How to fight age discrimination in the workplace

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: How does one fight against workplace age discrimination, and where can I turn for help if I think I’ve got a case? Discouraged Donna  Savvy Senior Jim Miller ...

Savvy Senior: The retirement benefits of a health savings account

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What can you tell me about health savings accounts? I’ve been reading that they are a great investment that can help with growing health care costs when I retire. — Planning ...

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