Posts Tagged ‘ seniors save money ’

MONEY-SAVING TIPS FOR SENIORS

May 18th, 2013 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances

Senior Citizens Find Money Saving Moves It seems that seniors are always on the lookout for ways to save money. That is likely because most of us live on a fixed income that is based on a Social Security check and -for some- a pension. We don’t like to dip into our investments, if we [...]



SENIOR CITIZEN CONCERNS: HOW TO PINCH PENNIES

Aug 3rd, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances

Find Extra Cash in Unusual Places Senior finances is still on the top ten list of things seniors are concerned about. Most senior citizens are on the constant prowl for saving money and picking up extra cash.  The SCJ article on discount shopping gets a lot of reading almost every day. A mental review of [...]



SOME REMINDERS FOR HOME ENERGY CONSERVATION

Jan 6th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Benefits of Saving Some Dollars We seniors get these reminders regularly every winter, and sometimes we just pitch the paper, and sometimes we actually sit down and read the material.  SCJ suggests you read this one and contemplate how much money you could actually save in home energy costs if you make a few simple [...]



SENIORS SAVE MONEY ON MEDICARE PART D PLANS

Nov 12th, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances

Annual Open Enrollment for Medicare Part D Seniors may want to consider reviewing their Part D Medicare Plan, the Prescription Drug Plan in which they are enrolled.  The annual open enrollment period changed this year; it began October 15 and ends on December 7. That’s three weeks earlier than previous years’ deadline.  So from now [...]



SENIOR CITIZEN COUPON SHOPPING TIPS

Oct 6th, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances

Seniors Save Money With Coupons Most of us senior citizens live on fixed incomes, and that means we look for every available opportunity to stretch our Social Security and pension benefits.  Shopping with coupons offers a lot of options for making every penny count.// Here are some suggestions that you may want to consider as [...]



Seniors Save Money on Flights

Jun 26th, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances

Senior finances are always on the front burner for the majority of senior citizens.  We look for ways to save money as well as to make the most of our investments and pensions.  Social Security is the cornerstone of our financial security for the vast majority of us.  Most of us live on fixed incomes.  [...]



Seniors: Saving Money on Gas and Food

Mar 9th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Maybe those who read this blog don’t need to worry much about the impact of higher prices on travel and food. My guess is, however, that most of us, no matter our economic position, share some concern about the slow drain of resources as some necessities demand more and more.

The upshot is that every time prices rise on commodities and services we cannot get along very well without, all of us are affected. If we are, imagine how those with less are challenged to meet these conditions.

There doesn’t seem to be a lot any of us can do to quell the rising prices. However, there are some few things we can do to quench our thirst for things we really don’t need.