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Don’t know a lot about pensions? See a doctor

Don’t know a lot about pensions? See a doctor

I recently stood in Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where 55 delegates gathered in May 1787 to create the U.S. Constitution and …

April 29th, 2016 |  

Legislative session successful for Ky. agriculture

Legislative session successful for Ky. agriculture

The 2016 session of the General Assembly has come to an end, and we are thankful that this session was …

April 28th, 2016 |  

How to downsize your stuff for a move

How to downsize your stuff for a move

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you offer any helpful tips for downsizing? My husband and I are interested in moving to …

April 25th, 2016 |  

Voice for reform silenced yet still heard

Voice for reform silenced yet still heard

Kentucky Roll Call publisher and American hero Lowell Reese, who was exposed to Agent Orange decades ago while fighting communism …

April 22nd, 2016 |  

When does it pay to take Social Security early?

When does it pay to take Social Security early?

Dear Savvy Senior, I will turn 62 in a few months and am trying to decide when to start taking …

April 19th, 2016 |  

Detangling hair-braiding rules: Detour averted

Detangling hair-braiding rules: Detour averted

Along with his recently created “Selfie of the Week” contest, Gov. Matt Bevin’s Facebook page includes a video of the …

April 15th, 2016 |  

Auto insurance discounts for older drivers

Auto insurance discounts for older drivers

Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve read that many car insurance companies offer a variety of discounts to older drivers when they …

April 11th, 2016 |  

Teachers and their pensions: Doing the math

Teachers and their pensions: Doing the math

Lots of retired teachers bared their angry fists at me following my recent column about the soon-to-retire public school administrator …

April 8th, 2016 |  

Booster shots recommended for seniors

Booster shots recommended for seniors

Dear Savvy Senior, I just turned 65 and would like to find out what types of vaccinations are recommended to …

April 4th, 2016 |  

Needed: A budget process that’s ‘for the people’

Needed: A budget process that’s ‘for the people’

If you don’t believe satirical journalist P.J. O’Rourke’s quip that “giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey …

March 31st, 2016 |  

The consequences of dying without a will

The consequences of dying without a will

Dear Savvy Senior, What will happen to my money and possessions if I die without a will? Getting Old Dear …

March 28th, 2016 |  

Second chances for felons and taxpayers

Second chances for felons and taxpayers

It’s time for another edition of “Liberty Boosters and Busters,” courtesy of the 2016 session of the politically divided Kentucky …

March 25th, 2016 |  

Elder mediation can help families resolve caregiving conflicts

Elder mediation can help families resolve caregiving conflicts

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any services that you know of that help families resolve caregiving conflicts? My mother—who just …

March 22nd, 2016 |  

House GOP shows solidarity, challenges the status quo

House GOP shows solidarity, challenges the status quo

How unfair it was for former Gov. Steve Beshear to claim he was leaving the commonwealth’s bank account in much-better …

March 18th, 2016 |  

How retirees can save on prescription eyeglasses

How retirees can save on prescription eyeglasses

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you recommend for finding affordable prescription eyeglasses? I used to have vision insurance through …

March 14th, 2016 |  

‘Just Say No’: Good for campaigning, bad for governing

‘Just Say No’: Good for campaigning, bad for governing

The voters have spoken. They want politically divided state government for at least the remainder of this year, which includes …

March 11th, 2016 |  

How to avoid Medicare mistakes when you’re still working

How to avoid Medicare mistakes when you’re still working

Dear Savvy Senior, Should I enroll in Medicare at age 65 if I’m still working and have coverage through my …

March 7th, 2016 |  

Clear case for pension transparency takes bizarre turn

Clear case for pension transparency takes bizarre turn

Unusual antics occurring on the campaign trail these days include a bizarre race to choose the next president of the …

March 4th, 2016 |  

Make long-term care coverage more affordable

Make long-term care coverage more affordable

Dear Savvy Senior, I have been thinking about getting a long-term care insurance policy, but have found the monthly premiums …

February 29th, 2016 |  

Don’t put bureaucrats in charge of broadband

Don’t put bureaucrats in charge of broadband

Supporters of a government-owned broadband network paint a very bleak picture of the broadband options available across Kentucky. The Lexington …

February 26th, 2016 |  

Reflecting on the importance of FFA in KY

Reflecting on the importance of FFA in KY

This is National FFA Week, so I wanted to let Kentuckians know how important FFA is to me. Growing up …

February 22nd, 2016 |  

2016 tax filing requirements for retirees

2016 tax filing requirements for retirees

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the IRS income tax filing requirements going to be for this tax season? Due to …

February 22nd, 2016 |  

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