The Savvy Senior: What to Do with Cremated Ashes?

By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, When my father passed away a few months ago we had him cremated, but are now wondering what to do with his ashes. My sister and I would like to do something celebratory for his life, but aren’t sure what to do. Any suggestions? No...

The Savvy Senior: Coping with Ringing in Your Ears

By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any new treatments you know of that can help with constant ear ringing syndrome known as tinnitus? I’ve had it for years but it’s gotten worse the older I get. Ringing Louder at 62 Dear Ringing, Tinnitus is a common condition...

The Savvy Senior: How to Pick a Medical Alert System

By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, I would like to get my 82-year-old mother, who lives alone, a home medical alert system with a panic button that she can push in case she falls or needs help. Can you recommend some good options to help me choose? Overwhelmed Daughter...

The Savvy Senior: How to Spot and Fix Medical Billing Mistakes

By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, After a recent hospital stay, I have a stack of confusing medical bills at home I need to decipher. I’ve heard these bills frequently contain mistakes. How do I spot them to ensure I’m not paying more than I need to be? Cautious Carol ...