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Little Known Property-Tax Relief Programs Help Seniors Save

Little Known Property-Tax Relief Programs Help Seniors Save

By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, I recently learned about a property-tax relief program for seniors in the county where I live. Apparently, there are hundreds of these programs across the country that many retirees, like me, are eligible for but don’t know about. What...

Top Financial Scams Targeting Seniors Today

Top Financial Scams Targeting Seniors Today

By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, What are the most common scams today that target seniors? My 75-year-old mother has been swindled several times over the past year, so I’m being extra cautious. Paranoid Patty Dear Patty, Great question! While many scams today are...

Daily Check-In Services for Seniors Living Alone

Daily Check-In Services for Seniors Living Alone

By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any services that check in on elderly seniors who live alone? I live about 200 miles from my 82-year-old mother and worry about her falling or getting ill and not being able to call for help.  - Worrywart Daughter...

Ways to Pay for Long-Term Care Without Insurance or Savings

Ways to Pay for Long-Term Care Without Insurance or Savings

By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, What types of financial resources are available to help seniors pay for long-term care? My 86-year-old mother will need either an assisted living facility or nursing home care in the near future, but she doesn’t have long-term care...

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...

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