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Electric Trikes Provide Older Riders Fun, Fitness, and Safety

Electric Trikes Provide Older Riders Fun, Fitness, and Safety

By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about electric trikes for semi-seniors? I used to cycle a lot in my younger years but have some balance problems and don’t trust myself on a two-wheeler anymore. I’ve read that electric-powered trikes are a good...

Adaptive Clothing Takes the Stress Out of Dressing

Adaptive Clothing Takes the Stress Out of Dressing

By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, What kinds of clothing options are available to mobility challenged seniors who have a difficult time dressing? Looking for Mom Dear Looking, The chore of dressing and undressing in traditional clothing can be difficult, time-consuming...

Best Senior Travel Discounts in 2022

Best Senior Travel Discounts in 2022

By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, What are some of the best travel discounts available to seniors? My husband and are about to retire and are interested in traveling more but live on a tight budget. Frugal Travelers Dear Frugal, There are literally hundreds of...

How to Choose a Medicare Advantage Plan

How to Choose a Medicare Advantage Plan

By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, I will be 65 and eligible for Medicare in a few months and am interested in getting a Medicare Advantage plan to cover my health care and medications. What tips can you provide to help me pick a plan? Ready to Retire Dear Ready,...

Super Cheap Smartphone Plans for Scrimping Seniors 

Super Cheap Smartphone Plans for Scrimping Seniors 

By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, Can you direct me to some really cheap wireless smartphone plans for seniors who don’t use much data? I use my smartphone primarily for texting and talking but need some data for checking my email and a few other things when I’m away...

How Seniors Can Learn New Technology Skills Online

How Seniors Can Learn New Technology Skills Online

By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good technology classes or online learning resources for inexperienced seniors? I have a computer and a smartphone, but my knowledge and skills are pretty limited. Tech Challenged Senior Dear Senior, There are...

Is Social Security Income Taxable?

Is Social Security Income Taxable?

By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, I understand that a portion of my Social Security benefits may be taxable when I retire. Can you tell me how to calculate this? Ready to Retire Dear Ready, Whether or not you’ll be required to pay federal income tax on your Social...

Social Security Calculators That Can Help You Decide When to Claim

Social Security Calculators That Can Help You Decide When to Claim

By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good resources that can help my wife and me determine the best claiming ages for maximizing our Social Security retirement benefits? Just Turned 62 Dear 62, Deciding when to start collecting your Social Security...

Approaching 65? Here’s What to Know About Enrolling in Medicare

Approaching 65? Here’s What to Know About Enrolling in Medicare

By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, Can you give me a brief rundown of Medicare’s enrollment choices along with when and how to sign up?  - Approaching 65 Dear Approaching, The rules and timetables for Medicare enrollment can be confusing to many new retirees, so it’s...

How to Downsize Your Home for a Move

How to Downsize Your Home for a Move

By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you offer for downsizing? My husband and I would like to relocate from our house into a retirement community condo near our daughter but need to get rid of a lot of personal possessions before we can move.  Overwhelmed...

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