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10:44 AM / Tuesday March 26, 2019

Seniors

Savvy Senior: How to find great volunteer vacations

March 30, 2018

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I are approaching retirement and are interested in learning more about volunteer vacations. Can you give us some information on this travel option, and refer us to some good organizations that offer these types of trips. Love to Travel Dear Love, If you’re looking to do more on your…

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Six tips to reduce confusion in older patients after surgery

March 23, 2018

BPT The longer you live the more likely you will develop a medical condition that requires surgery or a procedure. In fact, half of all people 65 and older will have at least one surgical procedure in their lifetime. And along with common potential side effects from anesthesia during surgery such as nausea, chills or…

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Savvy Senior: Tips and resources for older job seekers

March 16, 2018

Dear Savvy Senior, What resources can you recommend to help older job seekers? I’m 60 and have been out of work for nearly a year now and need some help. Seeking Employment Dear Seeking, While the U.S. job market has improved dramatically over the past few years, challenges still persist for many older workers. To…

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Five practical and fun ways to spend your tax refund

March 2, 2018

BPT It’s that time of year again when you may find a little bit of extra money in your pocket, thanks to your annual tax refund. There are plenty of practical ways to spend it, such as putting it toward paying off credit cards, loan payments or even starting a college fund, but there is…

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Baby Boomers finding companionship online

February 21, 2018

Photo: Shutterstock Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about online dating for baby boomers? I’m 57 and recently divorced, and would like to find a new friend to spend time with. Lonely Linda Dear Linda, Whether you’re interested in dating again or just looking for a friend to spend time with, online dating…

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Four tips to prepare for extended power outages

February 9, 2018

BPT In the year 2018, it’s very easy to take your home’s power for granted. You flick the light switch and the lights come on. Same with the television and the microwave. It’s easy. And should a storm knock the power out, you expect that it will be up again in a matter of minutes…

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Savvy Senior: Three ways to cut hearing aid costs

February 2, 2018

Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve heard that hearing aids will soon be available over-the-counter and will be much cheaper than they currently are. What can you tell me about this? My husband desperately needs hearing aids but we simply can’t afford them. Searching Spouse Dear Searching, Unfortunately, for many years the high cost of hearing aids…

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Savvy Senior: Financial Tips for Retiring Abroad

January 26, 2018

Dear Savvy Senior, What are some financial factors to consider when retiring abroad? My husband and I will be retiring in a few years and are interested in living in a foreign country that’s cheaper than the U.S. Frugal Couple Dear Frugal, Retiring abroad has become a growing trend for millions of U.S. retirees who…

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