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  1. Do You Need To File A Tax Return in 2015?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 17 | Switched

    Dear Savvy Senior, What are the IRS income tax filing requirements for retirees this tax season? I didn't have to file last year, but I picked up a little income from a part-time job in 2014, and I'm wondering I need to file this year. Dear Retiree, Whether or not you are required to file a federal income tax return this year will depend on how much you earned - and the source of that income - as well as your filing status and your age.


  2. How to Claim the Retirement Saver's Tax CreditRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | Switched

    Dear Savvy Senior, A coworker was recently telling me about a tax credit she got last year for simply contributing to our company's 401 plan. What can you tell me about this, and who's eligible? Dear Over, It's called the "retirement saver's tax credit," and it's a frequently overlooked credit that's available to low and moderate-income individuals and families who make saving for retirement a priority.


  3. How to Keep Tabs On an Elderly Parent When You Can't Be ThereRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2014 | Switched

    Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any caregiving devices or technology products that help families keep an eye on an elderly parent that lives alone? Over the holidays, my sister and I noticed that my dad's health has slipped, so we would like to find something that helps us keep closer tabs on him when we're not around. Dear Concerned, There are many different assistive technology products available today that can help families keep an eye on an elderly loved one when they can't be there.


  4. In 2014, Students Around The Country Stood Up For Their BeliefsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2014 | Switched

    This past year saw a number of instances where high school students refused to leave political activism to the adults. Whether or not you agree with their views, teens around the country showed this year that they were able to stand up to authority and protest peacefully and respectfully.


  5. Shared Housing can Help Seniors in Many WaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | Switched

    Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about senior home-sharing programs? Since my father passed away last year, my mom, who's 70, is interested in renting out a room in her house for some extra income and for the companionship. Is this a wise idea? Dear Hunting, It could be a great idea if your mom has the space and can find the right housemate/renter.


  6. 'Free The Nipple' Trailer Shows Women Fighting For Equality Through The Right To Bare ChestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2014 | Switched

    "Free The Nipple" started as a campaign to promote women's equal right to go topless in public -- a right that men have always had. Nothing anoints a social movement like a semi-fictional narrative, and this week, a trailer the feature film "Free The Nipple" was released online.


  7. How to Improve Your Balance as You AgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | Switched

    Dear Savvy Senior, I've always been a walker, but when I fell last month my doctor suggested I start doing some balance exercises. Is this really something I need to practice? What can you tell me? Dear Walker, Most people don't think much about practicing their balance, but you should, the same way that you walk to strengthen your heart, lungs and overall health, or you stretch to keep your body limber.


  8. Tornadoes Increasingly Coming In Swarms In United States, Study SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | Switched

    Tornadoes in the United States are increasingly coming in swarms rather than as isolated twisters, according to a study by U.S. government meteorologists published on Thursday that illustrates another trend toward extreme weather emerging in recent years. Looking at tornado activity over the past six decades, the study in the journal Science found the total number of tornadoes annually remaining rather steady, averaging 495.


  9. What to Consider When Choosing a Walk-in BathtubRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | Switched

    Dear Savvy Senior, I'm interested in getting a walk-in bathtub for my wife that's easy for her to get into and out of, but could use some assistance. Can you offer any consumer tips? Dear Need, A walk-in bathtub is a great option for seniors with mobility problems who have trouble getting in and out of a traditional tub.


  10. How to Check Up on Your HospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2014 | Switched

    Dear Savvy Senior, What resources can you recommend for researching hospitals? I need to get a knee replacement next year, and want to find a good, safe hospital to have it done in. Dear Shopping, Most people don't give much thought when it comes to choosing a hospital, but selecting the right one can be as important as the doctor you choose.


  11. YouTube Star Sam Pepper Attempts To 'Prank' Women By Grabbing Their ButtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2014 | Switched

    There's a difference between a prank and assault, but this YouTube star seems to have confused the two. Sam Pepper , a British YouTube celebrity with a following of over 2 million, posted a video on Sept.


  12. Generic Drugs Offer Seniors Big SavingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2014 | Switched

    Dear Savvy Senior, Are brand-name medications better than generic, and if not, why is there such a price difference? Also, how can I find out which medicines are available in generic form. Dear Leery, No.


  13. 19 Women Who Have A Very Complicated Relationship With GrillsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2014 | Switched

    This Labor Day weekend, women around the nation may encounter a foreign cooking device traditionally used to bring meat and accompanying fare to a temperature safe for human consumption.


  14. The Most And Least Expensive Cities To Raise ChildrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2014 | Switched

    In a recent blog post "The True Cost of Raising A Child," NerdWallet reports that the the USDA study calculated the 250,000 number based on average costs across the country.


  15. Is Life Insurance Needed in Retirement?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2014 | Switched

    Dear Savvy Senior, Is life insurance needed in retirement? I'm about to retire and have been thinking about dropping my policy to escape the premiums.


  16. How to Find the Best Reacher Grabber ToolRead the original story

    Aug 8, 2014 | Switched

    Dear Savvy Senior, What kinds of reacher grabber tools can you recommend for seniors who need help picking things up off the ground.


  17. Senior Organizations That Appeal to ConservativesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2014 | Switched

    Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any advocacy organizations for seniors other than AARP? I cut up my AARP card a few years back when they supported Obamacare, and am now looking for another organization that better represents me.


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