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  • Savvy Senior: What Happens if You Die Without a Will?

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    What happens to a person’s possessions if they die without a will? I’m almost 60 years old and have never gotten around to making one, but the coronavirus crisis has made it a priority.

    – Will-less Willie

  • Savvy Senior: How to Get Underutilized COVID Funeral Assistance Funds

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    I recently saw a news segment on TV about a government funeral assistance program available to families who lost loved ones during the pandemic.

    What can you tell me about this? I lost my 78-year-old mother to COVID in 2021 and want to find out if I’m still eligible for any funeral funds, and if so, what I need to do to get them.

    – Still Sad

  • Savvy Senior: How to Get Underutilized COVID Funeral Assistance Funds

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    I recently saw a news segment on TV about a government funeral assistance program available to families who lost loved ones during the pandemic.

    What can you tell me about this? I lost my 78-year-old mother to COVID in 2021 and want to find out if I’m still eligible for any funeral funds, and if so, what I need to do to get them.

    – Still Sad

  • Savvy Senior: How to Get Help as an Elder Orphan

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    I need to find someone honest and reliable to look after my estate, health, and long-term care when I’m no longer able to do it myself. I’m a 67-year-old recent widow with no children and one sibling I rarely talk to. Any suggestions?

    – Solo Ager

  • Savvy Senior: How to Recognize a Mini-Stroke

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    How can a person know if they’ve had a minor stroke? My mother had a spell a few weeks ago where she suddenly felt dizzy for no apparent reason and had trouble walking and speaking, but it went away, and she seems fine now.

    – Concerned Son

  • Savvy Senior: How to Protect Yourself against Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    Can you tell me about stomach aneurysms? My father died from one about 10 years ago, and I’m wondering if that can increase my risk of developing one myself.

    – Almost 60

  • Savvy Senior: Do I Have to File Income Tax Returns This Year?

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    What is the IRS standard tax deduction for 2021? I didn’t file a tax return last tax year (2020) because I lost my job and my income in March due to COVID. But I got a part-time job in 2021 and am wondering if I made enough money that requires me to file this year.

    – Part-Time Retiree

  • Savvy Senior: Tax Breaks for Caregivers of Elderly Parents

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    Are there any tax breaks that you know of for family caregivers? I help financially support my 82-year-old mother and would like to find out if I can write off any of these expenses on my taxes.

    – Supplemental Sam

  • Savvy Senior: Tax Breaks for Caregivers of Elderly Parents

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    Are there any tax breaks that you know of for family caregivers? I help financially support my 82-year-old mother and would like to find out if I can write off any of these expenses on my taxes.

    – Supplemental Sam

  • Savvy Senior: Your Old Cellphone May Not Work in 2022

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    My 80-year-old father has an old flip phone he carries around with him for emergency purposes, but I’ve heard these devices will soon be phased out. Is this true? If so, how can we know if his phone will be affected, and where can I find him a simple new one that he can operate?

    – Searching Daughter

  • Savvy Senior: Acupuncture: Does It Work and Is It Covered by Medicare?

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    Is acupuncture a viable treatment for pain and is it covered by Medicare? Since the pandemic hit, I have a lot of lower back and neck pain and am wondering if it’s worth trying. What can you tell me?

    Looking for Solutions

  • Savvy Senior: How to Find a Better Medicare Plan

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    Is it important to compare Medicare Part D prescription drug plans every year? My pharmacist highly recommends it, but it’s such a hassle sorting through all those different plans. Is there an easier way to shop and compare Medicare drug plans?

    – Lazy Beneficiary

  • Savvy Senior: How to Find a Better Medicare Plan

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    Is it important to compare Medicare Part D prescription drug plans every year? My pharmacist highly recommends it, but it’s such a hassle sorting through all those different plans. Is there an easier way to shop and compare Medicare drug plans?

    – Lazy Beneficiary

  • Savvy Senior: Should You Prepay Your Funeral?

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    My wife and I have been thinking about preplanning our funerals now so our kids won’t have to later, but we would like to find out if it’s a good idea to prepay. What can you tell us?

    – Living on a Budget

  • Savvy Senior: The Hidden Dangers of Sleep Apnea

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    How can you know when someone has sleep apnea? My husband has become such a terrible snorer that he wakes himself up at night, and he keeps me up too.

    – Tired Teri

  • Savvy Senior: Medicare Coverage Options for Retirees Eager to Travel

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    What are the best Medicare coverage options for COVID-vaccinated retirees who are eager to travel? My wife and I will both turn 65 over the next few months and would like to know which Medicare plans are best for extensive travelers.

     – Almost 65

  • Savvy Senior: Medicare Coverage Options for Retirees Eager to Travel

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    What are the best Medicare coverage options for COVID-vaccinated retirees who are eager to travel? My wife and I will both turn 65 over the next few months and would like to know which Medicare plans are best for extensive travelers.

     – Almost 65

  • Savvy Senior: Do I Need to Sign Up for Medicare If I’m Still Working?

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    I will turn 65 in a few months and plan to keep working for several more years. I have good health insurance from my employer now. Do I have to sign up for Medicare when I reach 65?

  • Savvy Senior: Do I Need to Sign Up for Medicare If I’m Still Working?

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    I will turn 65 in a few months and plan to keep working for several more years. I have good health insurance from my employer now. Do I have to sign up for Medicare when I reach 65?

  • Savvy Senior: Men Get Osteoporosis Too

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    Can men get osteoporosis, or is it primarily a problem for women? When I fell and broke my wrist last winter, the doctor who treated me told me I might have osteoporosis, but I never got it checked. What can you tell me?

    – Bony Bill

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