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Publisher: Hyperion
Release Date: June 9, 2004
ISBN: 1-4013-0749-3
Format Reviewed: Paperback
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Genre:   Nonfiction / How To for Retirement
Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Claudia Turner VanLydegraf
Reviewer Notes:  Great Information for anyone over the age of 45 so they can start planning for the future.

The Savvy Senior
The Ultimate Guide to Health, family, and Finances for Senior Citizens  
By Jim Miller

    The Savvy Senior provides some very insightful information about what to expect and how to get the things you might need right before and during the early stages of retirement, as well as getting all you are entitled to, even if you didn’t know you were entitled to them. It lets you see some of the benefits and how to get hold of them. Jim Miller has a way of looking at things, even though he is a younger person who makes you want to be as open about being older as he will most likely be. He approaches this topic with a sense of good will and knowledge most likely gained from watching his parents and other older folks going through what he is trying to help us adjust to and make the most of. Knowledge, good will and compassion always make any journey easier. He talks about Social Security needs and ways of getting everything you need. He also discusses housing needs and best avenues to be where you should be when you need to be there. There was a strong section and many good comments on health issues and the ways to protect yourself if or when you need help. He brings up the availability of all kinds of senior programs that everyone should check into to see whether there is something that could be for them at that particular time, and to keep referring back to in the future.

   The Savvy Senior takes you on the journey to retirement and lets you gain information about many issues along the way so that it does not seem all that frightful. I feel that this is a must have in every older person’s arsenal to deal with that dreaded approaching of older age. We are all going to get there someday or face the alternative, so why shouldn’t we do it with the best possible knowledge that is able to be gained, by reading books like this that are starting to be made available for those of us who are in that group of soon to be, or already there, Savvy Seniors? A good read and many truths along the way. I would totally recommend this book to all my friends who are already there, and to those coming along in the rear. It really is not all that bad to be where we are going if we take some of the great advice offered. Even though he is much younger, he has good sense and a willful insight offers it. Good job, Jim Miller, and thanks for a great read.