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May 2013

How to Use Herbal Supplements Safely

Posted: 5/29/2013 10:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy SeniorAre herbal supplements safe for seniors who are taking other prescription medications? I have a friend who swears by them, but I want to be sure before I take anything new.--Cautious Carol   Dear Carol, Herbal supplements have become increasingly popular in recent years as millions of Americans are looking for natural and more affordable ways to improve their health. Bu...

How Married Couples Can Boost Their Social Security Checks

Posted: 5/22/2013 10:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,I’ve heard that there are strategies available that can help married couples increase their Social Security benefits when they retire. My wife and I are approaching retirement age and would like to understand these options. What can you tell us?--Getting Prepared   Dear Getting, If you’re willing to wait to full retirement age and beyond, married couples ha...

How Health Insurance Marketplaces Will Help Early Retirees

Posted: 5/15/2013 3:12 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,What can you tell me about the new Obamacare health insurance exchanges that begin next year? I am interested in retiring early at age 61, but need to find some affordable health until my Medicare benefits begin at 65.Ready to Retire   Dear Ready, The new health insurance exchanges – also known as Health Insurance Marketplaces – that begin in 2014 will be a...