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Financial paperwork: What to keep, what to toss

Financial paperwork: What to keep, what to toss

Dear Savvy Senior, How long should a person hang on to old receipts, stock records, tax returns and other financial …

February 2nd, 2016 |  

Social promotion enabled by watered-down diplomas

Social promotion enabled by watered-down diplomas

Parents nationwide are taking to social media to express their voluminous frustration with ludicrous math exercises introduced by public schools …

January 28th, 2016 |  

Could you have COPD?

Could you have COPD?

Dear Savvy Senior, I have struggled with some shortness of breath for the past five years or so. I just …

January 26th, 2016 |  

Moore legislative reflections

Moore legislative reflections

The first three weeks of the 2016 General Assembly have come and gone. Compared to some years, this Session got …

January 25th, 2016 |  

How to find discounts for people with disabilities

How to find discounts for people with disabilities

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any worthwhile discounts available to people with disabilities, and if so, how can I find …

January 18th, 2016 |  

Sweet and sour capitalism

Sweet and sour capitalism

Retired University of Kentucky economics professor Marty Solomon in a recent Herald-Leader op-ed demonstrates noted gaps in his understanding of …

January 15th, 2016 |  

Prevailing wage: Prevailing nonsense

Prevailing wage: Prevailing nonsense

As a lifelong Cincinnati Reds fan, I’m conflicted. It’s great that former Reds player Ken Griffey Jr. was elected to …

January 12th, 2016 |  

How to keep tabs on an elderly parent with video monitoring

How to keep tabs on an elderly parent with video monitoring

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good home video monitoring devices that can help my sister and me keep …

January 8th, 2016 |  

Liberty boosters and busters: Something new, something bold

Liberty boosters and busters: Something new, something bold

‘Tis the season for another edition of “Liberty Boosters and Busters.” My goal is to make these awards more about …

January 4th, 2016 |  

Paying income tax on Social Security benefits

Paying income tax on Social Security benefits

Dear Savvy Senior, Will I have to pay federal income taxes on my Social Security benefits when I retire? Approaching …

January 4th, 2016 |  

How to write your own obituary

How to write your own obituary

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you provide any tips on how to write your own obituary? At age 80, I am …

December 29th, 2015 |  

Helping an aging parent with their finances

Helping an aging parent with their finances

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you offer any tips on helping an elderly parent with their finances? My 82-year-old mother is …

December 21st, 2015 |  

Super-size restaurant taxes fund tourism’s shiny new toys

Super-size restaurant taxes fund tourism’s shiny new toys

All taxpayers and restaurant owners of Shelbyville and Madisonville wanted this Christmas was to be left alone by pro-tax politicians …

December 18th, 2015 |  

Pill splitting dos and don’ts

Pill splitting dos and don’ts

Dear Savvy Senior, Is pill splitting safe? I have several friends who cut their pills in half in order to …

December 14th, 2015 updated: December 14th, 2015. |  

Different chords, one song

Different chords, one song

Gov. Matt Bevin’s energetic inauguration ceremony put the finishing touch on a transfer not just of administrations but also of …

December 11th, 2015 |  

How to make your kitchen safer and easier to use

How to make your kitchen safer and easier to use

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you recommend for making a kitchen senior-friendly? My wife, who loves to cook, has …

December 8th, 2015 updated: December 8th, 2015. |  

Will political romance sprout new traditions?

Will political romance sprout new traditions?

At Kentucky’s annual political cockfight known as the Fancy Farm Picnic this past summer, then-candidate Matt Bevin chastised participants and …

December 4th, 2015 |  

How much you’ll pay for Medicare in 2016

How much you’ll pay for Medicare in 2016

Dear Savvy Senior, I know there won’t be a cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits next year but what about …

December 1st, 2015 |  

Pension Grinch likely to pilfer more from taxpayers

Pension Grinch likely to pilfer more from taxpayers

The more we hear from experts on Kentucky’s pension crisis, the clearer it becomes: no Black-Friday-type-of-deal exists to bail out …

November 30th, 2015 |  

Senior-friendly furniture aids for mobility challenged seniors

Senior-friendly furniture aids for mobility challenged seniors

Dear Savvy Senior, I am interested in purchasing a recliner that lifts and lowers off the ground, or some other …

November 24th, 2015 |  

Executive-orders weapon a two-edged sword that cuts Kynect both ways

Executive-orders weapon a two-edged sword that cuts Kynect both ways

The inherent risk associated with bypassing the hard work of reaching consensus with legislatures by issuing executive orders—all the rage …

November 20th, 2015 |  

How to guard against deadly aortic aneurysms

How to guard against deadly aortic aneurysms

Dear Savvy Senior, My father died several years ago, at the age of 76, from a stomach aneurysm, which now …

November 17th, 2015 |  

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