Buyers Guides

We help consumers find the best products and services, especially seniors and those planning for retirement.

Reverse Mortgage Lenders

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We evaluated 15 well-known reverse mortgage lenders, and after careful review identified the 3 best reverse mortgage companies in 2018.

Gold IRA Accounts

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We evaluated 20 well-known Gold IRAs, and after careful review identified the 4 best options.

Medical Alert Systems

medical alerts

We examined 11 medical alert systems and found the four best choices for seniors in 2018.

Hearing Aids

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We evaluated 13 well-known hearing aid brands, and after careful review identified the 3 best hearing aid companies.

Long Distance Movers


After looking at 32 different moving companies and talking with 12 of those companies’ customer service professionals, here’s what we recommend.

Home Warranties

home warranty

We evaluated 10 well-known home warranties, and after careful review identified the 4 top choices.

Electric Wheelchairs

electric wheelchairs

We evaluated 14 electric wheelchair models, and after a careful review identified the 4 best electric wheelchairs to buy in 2018.

Walk-in Tubs


After looking at 25 different walk-in bathtub companies, we recommend 3 American brands for superior safety and quality.

Medicare Supplement Insurance

medigap policies

After reviewing 10 Medicare supplemental insurance policies, we recommend 3 companies for the best coverage.

Life Insurance

life insurance policies

We evaluated 15 well-known life insurance companies and after careful review, identified today’s three best life insurance providers.

Identity Theft Protection

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We evaluated 10 well-known identity theft protection service providers to identify the three best choices.

Car Warranty Companies

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We evaluated 12 auto warranty companies and after careful consideration, we chose 3 of the best auto warranty companies to review.

Stair Lift Companies

stair lift

Learn about popular stair lift features, read stairlift reviews and view our selections for the best stair lift companies.

Mortgage Refinance

mortgage refinance

Learn about things to look for in a mortgage refinance company, read company reviews, tips for refinancing and our top picks for the best mortgage refinance.

Adjustable Beds

Adjustable Beds

Check out adjustable bed reviews, buying tips and company comparisons.

Car Shipping Companies

car shipping

We evaluated 15 car shipping companies, and after carefully reviewing each one, identified the three best car shippers.

FHA Lenders

FHA Lenders

Read FHA lender reviews, tips for picking a lender and more.

VA Mortgage Lenders

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VA home loans give active and veteran military members key benefits when it comes to buying a home. Read about VA lenders here.

Car Insurance

Car Insurance

We evaluated 17 car insurance companies based on policy types, price, and customer feedback. Here are our top choices.

Burial Insurance

burial insurance

Burial insurance comes in different types depending on how much you need. Read about types, pricing, advantages and disadvantages.

Hot Tubs

hot tubs

Hot tubs provide relaxation and offer many health benefits including soothing sore joints and muscles. Read below to see hot tub reviews, pricing and features.



Annuities are a great way to generate income during retirement for some. Read about the best annuity companies, tips for investing and more.

Cell Phones For Seniors

Cell Phone

Read about the best mobile plans and cell phones for seniors and check out cell phone company reviews, pricing and tips.

Cryptocurrency IRAs

Cryptocurrency IRA

Read reviews on the top three cryptocurrency IRA companies, tips on how to invest in a cryptocurrency IRA and information on the different types of cryptocurreny.

RV Manufacturers


Read about the different classes of RVs, check prices for each class and see reviews of our top rated RV manufacturers.

RV Insurance

RV Insurance

Check out our picks for the best RV insurance companies including RV insurance cost, tips for buying an RV policy and more.

Dental Insurance For Seniors

dental insurance

We compared dental insurance companies based on the cost of premiums, the number of in-network dentists and overall cost savings.

Best Senior Dating Sites

Senior Dating

We evaluated 10 senior dating sites and selected the three best choices after testing them out ourselves. Read reviews of our top picks, tips for choosing a senior dating site and more.

Best Timeshare Companies

Timeshare Condo

We analyzed over 10 timeshare companies based on timeshare owner reviews, resort amenities, quality of service and other factors.

Best River Cruise Lines

River Cruise

We evaluated more than 20 river cruises and found three top choices based on luxury experience and customer service, cost, destinations, itineraries, food and amenities and more.

Best Senior Tours

Senior Tours

We evaluated 20 senior tour companies on a variety of benchmarks including customization options, value, and customer feedback and selected our top three for your review.

Best European Tour Companies

European Tours

European tour packages are an excellent way to visit another country and explore the culture. Read about European travel company reviews, travel tips and more.

Best Long-term Care Insurance

Long-term Care Insurance

Check out our top picks for long-term care insurance companies. Read about tips for choosing long-term care insurance and compare company reviews.

Best Mobility Scooters

Mobility Scooters

Choosing the right mobility scooter based on your physical needs is paramount. Read tips for buying a mobility scooter and reviews and pricing for our top three mobility scooter companies.

Life Insurance for Seniors

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The best life insurance policy depends on each person’s situation, especially if you’re over 55 years old. Read life insurance company reviews as well as what to know before buying a policy.

Best Prescription Discount Cards

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Prescription discount cards let you compare prices and offer discounts on prescription drugs. See our picks for the best prescription discount cards.

Best Home Elevators

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We researched 20 home elevator companies based on pricing, types and expert ratings. Check out our picks for the best home elevator companies.

Best Portable Oxygen Concentrators

portable oxygen concentrator

For those suffering from things like COPD, sleep apnea and similar ailments, portable oxygen concentrators (POCs) are often prescribed. We compared 10 POCs and narrowed them down to the best three.

Best Wheelchair Vans

wheelchair vans

We compared 15 wheelchair van companies and picked the best three based on cost, customization, quality, reliability and independent and consumer ratings.

Best Senior Moving Services

senior moving

Looking to relocate, downsize or setup an estate sale? We compared nine of the top-rated senior moving services and reviewed our top three picks.

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