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October 2015

Understanding Reverse Mortgages: Beware of Misleading Ads

Posted: 10/29/2015 9:58 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you give us a rundown of how reverse mortgages work? I’ve see actors Fred Thompson and Henry Winkler pitching them on TV, and they sound like a good deal. What can you tell me? Need the Money

Social Security’s Viagra Benefit for Kids

Posted: 10/22/2015 9:47 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve been told that my children, who are 13 and 16 years old, may be eligible for Social Security when I file for my retirement benefits. What can you tell me about this? Older Dad

How to Plan an Affordable Funeral

Posted: 10/15/2015 9:35 AM by Interim HealthCare

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 alternatives? I don’t want to stick my kids with a big funeral bill after I’m gone. Looking Ahead

How to Find a Better Medicare Prescription Drug Plan

Posted: 10/8/2015 9:33 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, I recently received a letter from my Medicare drug plan provider notifying me that they are increasing my co-pays next year. I’d like to look for a better plan but could use some guidance. What’s the easiest way to do this? Need a Change

Specialized Services That Help Seniors Relocate

Posted: 10/1/2015 9:12 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, I need to find some help with selling my elderly mother’s house – where she’s lived for almost 50 years – and relocating her to an apartment or condo closer to where I live. Can you recommend any businesses or services that specialize in helping seniors relocate?, Overwhelmed Daughter