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7:55 AM / Wednesday February 21, 2018

Seniors

Before Retiring, Try Spending Like a Retired Person

July 21, 2017

A financial adviser’s suggestions on finding cutbacks before you need to   By Trey Smith In planning for retirement, many people may develop what they believe is a realistic budget. Yet they have no palpable way of knowing whether they’ll be able to make changes necessary to stay within that budget and keep from prematurely…

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Savvy Senior: New Medicare cards debut next year

July 14, 2017

Dear Savvy Senior, I just received my Medicare card in the mail and was surprised to see that the ID number is the same as my Social Security number. I know it’s a bad idea to carry around anything that displays my Social Security number because it makes me vulnerable to identity theft. Wasn’t the…

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Savvy Senior: How to choose the right type of walker

July 7, 2017

Dear Savvy Senior, How does one go about choosing a walker? I have some balance issues along with arthritis in my knee and could use a little more help than a cane provides. Unsteady at 70 Dear Unsteady, When it comes to choosing a walker, there are various styles and options to consider, but selecting…

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How to use your home equity in retirement

June 23, 2017

BPT Most of us save and plan for decades to enjoy the period of our life when we no longer need to go into the office and work an eight-hour day for a paycheck. But even with those decades of hard work, it can be tough to save up enough cash to cover all your…

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Survey: Cataracts impact lifestyle; surgery brings emotional benefits

June 15, 2017

BPT You may know that cataracts can interfere with your ability to see clearly, but might be unaware of their impact on your emotions. Alcon, the global leader in eye care, conducted a survey of about 1,300 people age 60 and older who have undergone cataract surgery and found that almost 60 percent of respondents…

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Savvy Senior: How to Hire a Home Helper

June 9, 2017

Dear Savvy Senior, I would like to hire a personal assistant/home helper for my mom to assist with some simple household chores like house keeping, errand running, driving her to the doctor, and keeping her company. But mom doesn’t require personal/physical caregiving, nor does she require any home medical care. Any tips to help us…

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Savvy Senior: Best bicycles for aging baby boomers

June 3, 2017

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I are interested in getting a couple of bicycles for leisurely exercise and fun, and would like to get your recommendation. We’re both approaching 60 and are a little overweight, and it’s been a while since we rode. Easy Riders Dear Easy, If you’re interested in leisurely, recreational riding…

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Savvy Senior: Nifty gadgets that can help seniors with hearing loss

May 26, 2017

Dear Savvy Senior, What types of products can you recommend to help people with hearing problems? My 65-year-old husband has some hearing issues, but doesn’t think he needs a hearing aid, so I’m looking for some alternative devices that can help. Loud Talker Dear Loud, If your husband feels he’s not ready for a hearing…

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Savvy Senior: Can I Inherit My Parent’s Debt?

May 18, 2017

Dear Savvy Senior, What happens to a person’s debt after they die? My mother has taken on a lot of medical and credit card debt over the past few years and I’m worried that my brother and I will be responsible for it when she dies. What can you tell me? Worried Daughter Dear Worried,…

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