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 By Jim Miller    Opinion    December 9, 2015

Is there a Medicare premium increase coming?

Dear Savvy Senior, I know there won’t be a cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits next year but what about Medicare? I’ve heard some beneficiaries will get hit with a big Part B...


Required IRA and 401(k) withdrawal rules for retirees

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you give me the details on required IRA and 401(k) distributions? I turned 70 this year, and want to be clear on what I’m required to do, and when I’ll have to do it....

 By Jim Miller    Opinion    October 14, 2015

Don't add a heavy financial burden to a sad necessity

Dear Savvy Senior, When my brother died last year, my sister and I had a regular funeral for him and got stuck with a $12,000 bill. Can you recommend some funeral cost cutting tips or cheaper alternat...


Have you heard about cheaper ways to buy hearing aids?

Dear Savvy Senior, Where can we find affordable hearing aids? My husband needs a set but we can’t really afford to pay the exorbitant prices. Can you help us? Loud-Talking Wife Dear Loud, It’s...


I'm hittin' the road - what are my best Medicare choices?

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the best Medicare coverage options for retirees who travel a lot? Almost 65 Dear Almost, The best Medicare options for retirees who travel extensively depends on your...

 By Jim Miller    Features    August 19, 2015

Lots of options for roadside assistance for older drivers

Dear Savvy Senior, I would like to get my wife and I set up with some type of roadside assistance service in case we get a flat tire or our battery conks out. Can you recommend some good and...

 By Jim Miller    Opinion    July 22, 2015

Strategies on how to reduce your medication costs

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any tips to help me save on my medication costs? I currently take five different prescription medications that are very expensive even with insurance. Searching...

 By Jim Miller    Opinion    July 1, 2015

Simplified cell phones for hearing impaired seniors

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some basic simplified cellphones for seniors with hearing impairment? My 82-year-old father needs to get a new cellphone for occasional calls or emergencies, but h...


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