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2018 Legislative Session begins
by By Liz Mathis State Senator · January 18th, 2018
The first week of session is steeped in tradition. Leaders from the three branches of state government share their vision for a better Iowa. There are a lot of good ideas, but ultimately, we must focus on what matters most in Iowans' everyday lives and make wise use of your hard-earned tax dollars.

Financial tips for retiring abroad
by Report submitted · January 18th, 2018
Dear Savvy Senior,
What are some financial factors to consider when retiring abroad? My husband and I will be retiring in a few years and are interested in living in a foreign country that's cheaper than the U.S.
Frugal Couple

Knowing how to use 'smart' devices is about as good as being, like, smart
by Dan Brawner Columnist · January 18th, 2018
Recently, when President Trump tweeted that he was "like, really smart" and a "very stable genius" I began to wonder if that might be sort of true.

Time to focus on school choice across America
by By Andrew R. Campanella · January 18th, 2018
Later this month, schools, homeschool groups, organizations, and individuals in Iowa and across America will work together to raise awareness about the importance of opportunity in K-12 education.

When do you need a financial advisor?
by Submitted By John A. Westfall · January 18th, 2018
If you could accomplish all your financial goals just by putting your paycheck into the bank every couple of weeks, you wouldn't need the services of a financial advisor. But life isn't that simple - and so, at some point, you may realize you need some professional assistance. But when?

Forget all the advice about surviving the cold, imitate my cat and you'll be fine
by Dan Brawner Columnist · January 11th, 2018
A couple of days ago, I was driving north on Hwy. 1, on the lookout for another deer with a hero complex, thinking it can body check my already dented pickup like a hockey player, when I noticed a bright plume of ice crystals, swirling up from the pile of snow in the truck bed and trailing behind me like a comet.

Help with home-care bills
by Report submitted · January 11th, 2018
Dear Savvy Senior,
Do you know of any resources that can help with my mother's home-care bills? Mom is recovering from a stroke and needs in-home care, but I understand Medicare doesn't cover it, and she doesn't have long-term care insurance.
Stressed-Out Daughter

U.S. Senator Grassley discusses first session of Congress
by Report submitted · January 11th, 2018
Q. How will Congress build on the achievements from the first session of the 115th Congress?

Don't eat this if you're taking that
by Report submitted · January 4th, 2018
Dear Savvy Senior,
If the prescription label says "take with meals," does it matter what you eat? I currently take eight different medications for various health problems and would like to know if there are any foods I need to avoid.
Over Medicated

Letter to the Editor: 2018 Volunteer Year
by Rene Gadelha Marion · January 4th, 2018
New Year, new mindset, right? For many, every January 1 causes us to consider ways to improve our lives. We generally internalize those resolutions, rather than thinking more broadly. In 2018, why not challenge ourselves to reach higher and take on something bigger than ourselves? Imagine if Marion's 40,000 residents each donated time and energy - the results would be exponential!

The year in review with Grassley
by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley · January 4th, 2018
Q. What was the most significant achievement of the U.S. Senate in 2017?

Time is a key factor in investing
by Submitted By John A. Westfall · January 4th, 2018
With the arrival of the New Year, many of us will pause and ponder the age-old question: "Who knows where the time goes?" And, as is always the case, none of us really do know. However, wherever the time goes, it will usually be a key factor in your success as an investor.

Are you a snowbird? Protect your finances while you're gone
by Submitted By John A. Westfall · December 14th, 2017
Winter is (just about) officially here - but you may soon be leaving it behind if you're a snowbird. When you go, though, you'll want to keep your financial situation from getting caught out in the cold.

Q & A with U.S. Senator Grassley
by Report submitted · December 14th, 2017
Q: What's driving tax cuts to the finish line?

Recognizing and treating depression in retirement
by Report submitted · December 14th, 2017
Dear Savvy Senior,
Since retiring a few years ago, my husband has become increasingly irritable and apathetic. I'm concerned that he's depressed, even though he may not admit it. Where can we turn to get help with this, and what, if anything, does Medicare pay for?
Concerned Spouse
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