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Understanding the responsibilities of an executor

Understanding the responsibilities of an executor

Dear Savvy Senior, An old family friend recently asked me to be the executor of his will when he dies. …

August 24th, 2015 |  

Understanding the responsibilities of an executor

Understanding the responsibilities of an executor

Dear Savvy Senior, An old family friend recently asked me to be the executor of his will when he dies. …

August 24th, 2015 |  

Conway gets it right: State board violates open-meetings law

Conway gets it right: State board violates open-meetings law

Attorney General Jack Conway is right: the state Board of Education violated Kentucky’s open-meetings law when an ad hoc committee …

August 20th, 2015 |  

The Welcome Matt

The Welcome Matt

Thanks to Facebook, I was reminded that this past Wednesday, Aug. 12 was the seven-year anniversary of the day I …

August 14th, 2015 |  

Charter schools and the Walking (Brain) Dead

Charter schools and the Walking (Brain) Dead

Like the Walking Dead episode where a peculiar virus strain allows zombies to come back to life—albeit with minimal brain …

August 13th, 2015 |  

Mobile safety products that can help seniors on the go

Mobile safety products that can help seniors on the go

Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know of any medical alert SOS buttons for seniors that work away from the home? …

August 11th, 2015 |  

Tear down Kentucky’s occupational licensing walls

Tear down Kentucky’s occupational licensing walls

A White House report on oppressive occupational licensing requirements reads more like it came from a Rand Paul administration than …

August 7th, 2015 |  

Medicare options for retirees who travel

Medicare options for retirees who travel

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the best Medicare coverage options for retirees who travel a lot? Almost 65 Dear Almost, …

August 4th, 2015 |  

Politically inconvenient facts about Ky’s economic comeback

Politically inconvenient facts about Ky’s economic comeback

Gov. Steve Beshear’s recent victory lap touted an $82.5 million deposit of what he calls “surplus” funds into Kentucky’s “rainy …

July 30th, 2015 |  

WWFS: What would Friedman say about minimum-wage hikes?

WWFS: What would Friedman say about minimum-wage hikes?

We’re closing in on the 103rd anniversary of the late Nobel laureate Milton Friedman’s birthday on July 31 while witnessing …

July 23rd, 2015 updated: July 23rd, 2015. |  

Will SOAR broadband bring our privacy crashing down?

Will SOAR broadband bring our privacy crashing down?

KentuckyWired is the creation of misguided, if well-intentioned, policymakers who want more Kentuckians—especially those in rural areas—to take advantage of …

July 17th, 2015 |  

Transparency: the best medicine for drug-pricing program

Transparency: the best medicine for drug-pricing program

Jim Waters If ever a well-intentioned government program was trusted too much and verified too little, it’s the 340B Drug …

July 10th, 2015 updated: July 10th, 2015. |  

Overtime rules, faulty assumptions

Overtime rules, faulty assumptions

Jim Waters I asked reporters who contacted me for comment regarding President Obama’s proposal to more than double the salary …

July 7th, 2015 |  

How seniors can tame pet care costs

How seniors can tame pet care costs

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you recommend to help senior pet owners with their veterinary bills? I have two …

June 29th, 2015 |  

‘False choice’ falsely describes Obamacare critics

‘False choice’ falsely describes Obamacare critics

Jim Waters Nowhere is President Obama’s perfected use of the “false choice” rhetorical technique more apparent than when he misrepresents …

June 26th, 2015 |  

Helping seniors learn new technology

Helping seniors learn new technology

Dear Savvy Senior, What teaching resources can you recommend to help seniors learn how to use computers, tablets and smartphone …

June 22nd, 2015 updated: June 22nd, 2015. |  

Obamacare’s king and his court

Obamacare’s king and his court

Jim Waters The Supreme Court’s King v. Burwell decision—which could be released by the time you read this column—will, whichever …

June 20th, 2015 |  

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