Senior Choices

SAVVY SENIOR – How to convince an elderly parent to stop driving

Dear Savvy Senior, What is the best way to deal with older drivers who probably shouldn’t be driving anymore? My dad, who’s 86, is bound and determined to keep driving as long as he’s alive.  Backseat Daughter Dear Backseat, For many families, talking to an elderly parent about giving up the car keys can be …

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SAVVY SENIOR – Deciphering senior housing options

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you decipher the different types of housing options available to seniors, and recommend some good resources for locating them? I need to find a place for my elderly mother and could use some help. Overwhelmed Daughter Dear Overwhelmed, There’s a wide array of housing options available to seniors, but what’s appropriate …

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SAVVY SENIOR – Social security calculators that can help you decide when to claim

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good resources that can help my wife and me determine the best claiming ages for maximizing our Social Security retirement benefits?  Just Turned 62 Dear 62, Deciding when to start collecting your Social Security benefits is one of the most complicated and consequential decisions in retirement. The difference …

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