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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 ...

Savvy Senior: Coping with seasonal affective disorder

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What can you tell me about seasonal affective disorder? I have always hated wintertime, but since I retired and am home a lot more, the dark and cold winter months make me depressed ...

Savvy Senior: Social Security statements may contain errors

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: I’ve heard that Social Security sometimes makes mistakes on our earnings record, which can reduce our monthly retirement benefits. How can I make sure this doesn’t happen ...

Savvy Senior: What you'll pay for Medicare in 2019

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: I know there will be a small 2.8 percent cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits next year but what about Medicare? What will our Medicare Part B monthly premiums and other ...

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 ...

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