AARP MoneySmarts / Save, Invest, Protect

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The economy may be rebounding, but try telling that to the scores of Washingtonians who are still struggling to make ends meet. Whether it’s stagnant wages, increasing debt, or high consumer and housing costs, many people are finding it hard to get by day-to-day, much less think about their financial futures. When you add the growing rate of financial scams and fraud, plus an aggressive marketplace designed to get you to buy not save, it’s no wonder many consumers feel …

SDOT and AARP Seattle Partner to Achieve “Vision Zero”

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The Seattle Department of Transportation and AARP have launched a new public service campaign that highlights safety tips for people driving and walking. The campaign is part of Seattle’s Vision Zero plan to end traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030. The campaign’s timing coincides with the increased potential for collisions during the darker and wetter months of fall and winter. Seattle is aggressively working to reduce serious and fatal collisions in Seattle through better and smarter street design (engineering), paired with targeted education and …

“Bellingham At Home” recognizes longtime AARP volunteer

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The following article is reprinted from a recent Bellingham At Home newsletter. BAH is a non-profit membership organization modeled on the many successful villages now operating across the country that empower older adults to stay active and engaged while living in their own homes and neighborhoods.  It is a program of the Whatcom Council on Aging.   Spotlight on Marian Yunghans Reprinted with permission from “Bellingham At Home” At heart, says educator, writer, and volunteer Marian Yunghans, “I’m an activist. …

The Washington Small Business Retirement Marketplace: A New Way to Save

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What is the Washington Small Business Retirement Marketplace? The Washington State Legislature recently passed the Washington Small Business Retirement Marketplace. It is a market-based approach to make it easier and less expensive for small businesses to offer retirement savings options to their employees. Employers with fewer than 100 employees, including sole proprietors and self-employed individuals, will have access to a “marketplace” of private retirement plan options for their employees to help them take charge of their financial future. Participation in …

October 23rd US Senate Candidate Debate – Watch it here!

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AARP is proud to be the lead sponsor for a series of free, nonpartisan, publicly accessible debates for Governor and U.S. Senator this fall hosted by the Washington State Debate Coalition. We believe that voters should have more information from candidates than 30 second sound bites from partisan sources.  Debates are valuable opportunities for the public to engage with the candidates on the important issues that matter most to them. See below to watch the October 23rd U.S. Senator debate between Senator …

Where They Stand – View AARP’s Video Voter’s Guide for Washington State Governor

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The upcoming elections will have a major impact on people of all ages.  But before we vote, it’s important to get as much information as we can on where the candidates stand on the issues that matter most to us. AARP believes voters should have more information from the candidates than what we get from 30-second sound bites from partisan sources.  That’s why we’re offering a video voters’ guide with candidates for Washington State Governor. See where Governor Jay Inslee …

Where do the candidates stand on the issues that matter most to you? – Be part of the debate

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AARP is proud to be the lead sponsor for a series of free, nonpartisan, publicly accessible debates for Governor and U.S. Senator this fall hosted by the Washington State Debate Coalition. “We believe that voters should have more information from candidates than 30 second sound bites from partisan sources,” said AARP Advocacy Director Cathy MacCaul.  “We deserve better. Debates are valuable opportunities for the public to engage with the candidates on the important issues that matter most to them.” The …

Ready or Not? – AARP releases new survey showing Washingtonians in for a shock when it comes to retirement readiness

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September 21, 2016 Contact: Jason Erskine / 206-517-9345 Ready or Not? – AARP releases new survey showing Washingtonians in for a shock when it comes to retirement readiness Washington – It’s no news that many of us are not saving enough money these days, but a new statewide survey of Washington adults shows an alarming gap between what we think our financial futures hold and how prepared we are for the journey. According to the new AARP survey, “Ready or …

Volunteers Needed for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program

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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season by recruiting interested individuals. Tax-Aide is an AARP Foundation program that offers free tax filing help for those who need it most, especially adults 50 and older, during the tax season. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers receive training and continued support in a welcoming environment. There are a variety of roles for individuals at every level of experience who want to make a difference in …

Fight Fraud – Shred Instead! / Free Shredding and E-cycling events

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Last year, 13.1 million Americans were victims of ID Theft – that’s one person victimized every two seconds. That is why AARP and BECU invite you to bring old documents containing your personal information to our shredding trucks for free disposal on October 22, 2016. We’ll be at three locations in Tukwila, Everett and Federal Way from 9:00am – 1:00pm on Saturday, October 22 (location details below). This is a shredding and electronics recycling event.  You can bring up to three grocery bags …