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8:19 AM / Saturday July 4, 2020

Seniors

Savvy Senior: Underutilized palliative care services can help relieve pain

March 15, 2019

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about palliative care? My husband suffers from lung disease and is receiving radiation for prostate cancer but is not terminally ill. I’ve heard that palliative care can help him with his pain and discomfort. What can you tell me? Searching Spouse Dear Searching, Palliative care is a…

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Savvy Senior: How to choose a good home stair lift

March 8, 2019

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good stair lift companies? I have a difficult time getting up and down the stairs anymore and am interested in purchasing a stair lift for my house, but could use some help choosing one.  Arthritic Ann ABOVE PHOTO: Bruno indoor chair lift Dear Ann, A good home stair…

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Savvy Senior: Do I need to file a tax return this year?

February 23, 2019

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the IRS income tax filing requirements for retirees this tax season? My income dropped way down when I had to retire last year, so I’m wondering if I need to file a tax return this year. Retired Ron Dear Ron, Whether or not you are required to file a federal…

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Home delivery of medications could save you money: What you should know

February 15, 2019

BPT  In recent years, technology has changed every aspect of our daily life. We interact with friends and family on social media, use the GPS to guide us to our desired destination, and products we buy online are delivered right to our home. One big change transforming how we receive health care services is home…

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A financial planning tool for every stage of life

February 8, 2019

FAMILY FEATURES From heading off to college to marrying the love of your life to taking those dream vacations, life’s biggest moments are often tied to being financially responsible.  While memories of your first dance as newlyweds don’t often include the cost of the band, money is frequently front and center when planning for some…

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Savvy Senior: How to Save Money on Your Medication

February 2, 2019

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 Patty Dear Patty, The rising cost of prescription drugs is a problem that stings millions of Americans. While there’s no one solution, there are…

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Savvy Senior: How to fight age discrimination in the workplace

January 25, 2019

Dear Savvy Senior,  How does one fight against workplace age discrimination, and where can I turn to for help if I think I’ve got a case?  Discouraged Donna Dear Donna,  Age discrimination can happen to anybody over age 40, but it’s difficult to prove. With that said, here are the steps you’ll need to take…

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Savvy Senior: Smart home devices that can help seniors ‘age-in-place’

January 11, 2019

Dear Savvy Senior, I recently read an article about how “smart home” devices can help seniors with aging-in-place. What types of smart home products can you recommend that can help with this? Inquiring Senior Dear Inquiring, There are actually a wide variety of affordable smart home devices you can add to your home that can…

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Savvy Senior: What you should know about your aging parents’ finances

January 4, 2019

Dear Savvy Senior, My siblings and I don’t know much about our elderly parent’s financial situation or their wishes if something happens to them. When mom broke her hip last year, it got me thinking we need to be better prepared. What’s the best way to handle this, and what all should we know?  Tentative…

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Savvy Senior: How to cope with SAD [Seasonal Affective Disorder]

December 29, 2018

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 and lethargic.  Fighting the Blues Dear Fighting, If you get depressed in the winter but feel better in spring…

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