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Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014
Give Your Parents the Gift of Financial Peace of Mind
Posted Thursday, December 29, at 2:18 PM
AARP's Five Tips for Starting a Conversation about Money Matters By Jean Setzfand, Vice President, Financial Security, AARP Education and Outreach During the holidays, many of us will be spending more time with our families and aging parents. Sometimes it's surprising to witness a decline in health -- especially mental health -- since we last saw them. ...

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10 Tips to Drive Down the Cost of Driving
Posted Wednesday, November 16, at 12:19 PM

By Julie E. Lee, Vice President, AARP Driver Safety Program There's no getting around the price of getting around. Considering the cost of buying a vehicle, insurance, maintenance, and fuel, owning a car is a significant investment--even if you only use it few times each week. While the most obvious way to avoid the costs associated with being a car owner is to forego it entirely and utilize your community's public transportation, some people simply don't have this option...

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Purchasing Your Next Car? Consider these 5 Features
Posted Wednesday, November 9, at 11:42 AM

By Julie E. Lee Vice President, Driver Safety Program, AARP Education and Outreach What motivates you to buy a certain car? Maybe you're loyal to a single manufacturer. Perhaps you're concerned about rising gas prices, so you consider purchasing a hybrid vehicle. Maybe price is your biggest consideration, so you conduct a thorough cost analysis of each car you consider buying...

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"Overqualified?" How to Deal with the O-Word in Your Job Search
Posted Friday, October 28, at 10:10 AM

By Deborah Russell, Director, Workforce Issues, AARP Education and Outreach "Aren't you overqualified?" Some older workers say this question is code for "You're too old." But it's not as simple as that. Sometimes you will have more qualifications than the job requires. ...

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Keep Safe with AARP's Tips for Disaster Preparedness
Posted Thursday, October 27, at 9:49 AM

David Shotwell, Senior Director, Livable Communities, AARP Education and Outreach Natural disasters can occur anywhere and anytime, sometimes without warning. If a tornado, hurricane, wildfire or severe flooding were to threaten you and your loved ones, would you be prepared?...

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Fight Health Care Fraud and Scams
Posted Thursday, October 20, at 9:19 AM

By Frank Bailey, Director, Health, AARP Education & Outreach Did you know that fraud in the health care system drives up insurance premiums and other health care costs? In fact, research suggests that anywhere from $100-300 billion of the over 2 trillion dollars spent on health care each year is lost to fraud and abuse...

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10 Quick Tips for Saving Money
Posted Thursday, August 11, at 3:01 PM

In these difficult economic times, everyone is looking for ways to cut costs. AARP offers these 10 quick tips to help you save money throughout the year. 1. Save big on your home energy costs. Want to lower your home energy costs by 10 percent or more? Turn down your thermostat, use appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines during non-peak hours, unplug appliances when not in use, and use ceiling fans instead of A/C...

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5 Ways a Personal Brand Can Help Your Job Search
Posted Thursday, August 4, at 3:23 PM

What is a brand? When you see a familiar company logo, you immediately know what the brand represents. A successful brand inspires trust and helps sell products. For job hunters, a personal brand is a powerful marketing tool. A brand points to your key talents, achievements and passions, and says clearly, "This is who I am and what I do."...

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Be Prepared: AARP Encourages Drivers to Make an Emergency Roadside Kit
Posted Thursday, July 21, at 12:51 PM

You're driving down the road, and your car begins making a strange, unidentifiable sound. While you may not know what it is, you know it can't be good. Suddenly, the "check engine" light flashes on. Your first instinct is to pull over. But what do you do next?...

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Get the whole picture about the doughnut hole:
Posted Thursday, July 14, at 3:37 PM

You may ask, "What is the Medicare Part D doughnut hole?" First, it helps to understand a bit about Medicare. Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people 65 and older and for some younger persons with disabilities, offers coverage to help people pay for their prescription drugs. This insurance coverage is known as Medicare Part D...

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Seven steps to hiring a contractor
Posted Wednesday, July 6, at 10:41 AM

Whether it's a small interior paint job or a whole-house remodel, finding the right contractor is the key to success. These seven steps will help you avoid scams and major cost overages, so all you have to do is enjoy your new and improved home. Before you talk to a contractor think carefully about the changes you want to make to your home. Write down exactly what you want the contractor to do...

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