5 Ways Seniors Can Stretch Their Dollars

When was the last time you took out an elderly family member for some fun?


April is Financial Literacy Month and we’ve found a few tips to help the senior in your life to stretch their dollar.

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1. Order medication in bulk  Ordering a 90-day supply of medication by mail often costs less than hitting up your local pharmacy once a month. When you use this method for long-term meds (generally what these mail-orders are designed for—check for restrictions), you can also get automatic refills so you never run out.

2. Skip the doctor when you can  Retailers such as Walgreens, CVS, Target, and Walmart now offer in-store health clinics in many locations. These places are best for run-of-the-mill problems such as splinters or an earache, or to get a flu shot. If you don’t have insurance, you can save big—$60 for a visit compared with $1,000 or more at the emergency room. But see your regular doctor for chronic conditions, serious symptoms, or broken bones.

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