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 By Jim Miller    Opinion

Understanding reverse mortgages: Beware of misleading ads | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you give us a rundown of how reverse mortgages work? I’ve see actors Fred Thompson and Henry Winkler pitching them on TV, and they sound like a good deal.... — Updated 9/30/2015 Full story

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion

How to save on hearing aids | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, Where can we find affordable hearing aids? My husband needs a set, but we can’t really afford to pay the exorbitant prices. Can you help us? –Loud-Talking... — Updated 9/16/2015

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion

Roadside assistance services for older drivers | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, I would like to get my wife and I set up with some type of roadside assistance service in case we get a flat tire or our battery conks out. Can you recommend... — Updated 8/19/2015 Full story

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion

Food assistance programs can help seniors in need | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, I run a community counseling program for needy families and am frustrated that so few eligible seniors take advantage of the food stamp program. Can you write a... — Updated 10/8/2014 Full story

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion

How to look for love and companionship online | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about online dating for older people? My daughter has been urging me to give it a try, but at age 62, I’m a little hesitant. -Lonely Senior... — Updated 7/18/2014 Full story

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion

Low-cost or free cellphone options for seniors | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the cheapest cellphone options available today to seniors living on a shoestring budget? I only need it for occasional calls. -Seldom Calling Senior Dear... — Updated 6/20/2014 Full story

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion

How to make an online memorial for a departed loved one | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about online memorials? My uncle recently passed away, and some of the family thought it would be neat to create an online memorial to pay... — Updated 6/18/2014

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion

How to protect your Medicare card from identity theft | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, I just turned 65 and received my Medicare card. I see that the ID number on my card is the same as my Social Security number, and on the back of the card it... — Updated 6/16/2014

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion

Work from home employment opportunities for retirees | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some popular work from home jobs for retirees? I’m interested in earning a little extra cash, but would also like to stay at home and have a... — Updated 6/6/2014

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion

How married couples can boost their Social Security checks | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve heard that there are strategies available that can help married couples increase their Social Security benefits when they retire. My wife and I are... — Updated 4/30/2014 Full story

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion

Work from home employment opportunities for retirees | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some popular work from home jobs for retirees? I’m interested in earning a little extra cash, but would also like to stay at home and have a... — Updated 1/21/2014

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion

Tips and support services for family caregivers | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, What resources do you recommend that offer help to caregivers? I’ve been taking care of my 82-year-old mother, and it’s wearing me to a frazzle. -Exhausted... — Updated 1/21/2014

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion

What you should know about your parents' affairs | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, My pastor recently suggested that I get informed on my elderly parents’ financial situation and end-of-life plans so I can be better prepared when something... — Updated 12/20/2013

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion

Age-friendly telephones help seniors stay in touch | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good age-friendly home telephones for elderly seniors? My 82-year-old mother has a difficult time hearing over the phone, and her vision... — Updated 12/20/2013

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion

How to get cheap or free Internet access at home | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you help me find a cheap Internet service for my house? I’m retired and live on a fixed income, and the Internet service I use now is too expensive.... — Updated 11/19/2013 Full story

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion

Help for seniors who are drowning in clutter

Dear Savvy Senior, My 67-year-old mother’s house has become a cluttered mess. Since my father died a few years ago, her house is so disorganized and messy with stuff that it’s... — Updated 10/9/2013

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion

How to get paid for being a family caregiver

Dear Savvy Senior, I have been taking care of my elderly mother for nearly three years and it’s taking a huge toll on my finances. Are there any resources you know about that can... — Updated 8/28/2013

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion

How to choose the right executor for your will

Dear Savvy Senior, What are my options for choosing an executor for my will? I was considering asking one of my kids to do it but I don’t think any of them are up for the job.... — Updated 7/3/2013 Full story

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion

How to look for love and companionship online

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about online dating for older people? My daughter has been urging me to give it a try, but at age 62, I’m a little hesitant. -Lonely Senior... — Updated 4/17/2013 Full story

 

How to locate discounts if you’re 50 or older

Dear Savvy Senior, I just turned 50 and would like to know what resources you recommend for locating senior discounts. -Love To Save Dear Love, One of the great perks of growing older in the United States is the many discounts... — Updated 3/20/2013

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion

Employment resources for older job seekers

Dear Savvy Senior, What resources can you recommend to help older job seekers? I’m 62 and have been out of work for nearly a year now and need some help. -Looking For Work Dear... — Updated 2/20/2013

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion

How to locate discounts if you’re 50 or older

Dear Savvy Senior, I just turned 50 and would like to know what resources you recommend for locating senior discounts. -Love To Save Dear Love, One of the great perks of growing... — Updated 1/16/2013

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion

Can Social Security checks be garnished?

Dear Savvy Senior, I have some outstanding debts and would like to find out if my Social Security checks can be garnished. What can you tell me? -Old and Indebt Dear Old, Whether... — Updated 12/19/2012 Full story

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion

How to save money by donating your body to science

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about body donations? With little money to spare, I’m looking for a cheap way to die and have heard that donating my body to science is... — Updated 11/21/2012

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion

Help for seniors who worry about memory loss

Dear Savvy Senior, My mother, who’s 72, has become very forgetful lately and is worried she may have Alzheimer’s. Is her forgetfulness really something we should worry about?... — Updated 10/17/2012 Full story

 

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