Why Tweets, Posts and Links Matter to Your Job Search

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By Jean C. Setzfand   If you haven’t looked for a new job in a while, you may be surprised to learn that it’s a different marketplace out there today. If you just sent your resume and cover letter to a hiring manager and hoped the process would follow a normal course of interviews and decision-making, think again.   Today, more than ever, it’s up to you to determine how your skills relate to a specific job opening and to …

Back to Basics: Roadway Fundamentals Refresher

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By Julie E. Lee When’s the last time you refreshed your knowledge of the rules of the road? If you’re like most older Americans, it’s probably been decades since you took a driver’s education course and got your first driver’s license. But even the most experienced drivers can benefit from a tune-up.   That’s what new research by AARP and the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, found. Using a driving simulator, the study aimed to uncover areas where …

Moms and Dads: Health Insurance Enrollment Opportunities for Your Young Adult

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By Nicole Duritz To some of us, it seems like yesterday that our children were in diapers. Then suddenly, they’re in their college and graduate school caps and gowns. It’s hard to believe those same little kids are now adults. As your child transitions into the “real world” you still have an important role to play in his or her ongoing health. In fact, one of the best gifts you can give may be to help your graduate get health …

Honk If You Hear Me! Three Tips on Hearing and Driving

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By Julie E. Lee Honking horns, emergency vehicle sirens and engines: what do all of these sounds have in common? You need to hear all of them while driving. Safe driving relies on good vision and good hearing. Our ability to hear something before we see it helps us respond more quickly to potential danger. But over time, our hearing may diminish and we might start to miss cues that we used to hear. According to the National Institutes of …

A Pledge to Live Longer and Smarter

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By Nicole Duritz Like snowflakes, no two women are alike. But we do tend to hold one thing in common: we take care of others before we take care of ourselves. As a gift to yourself this Mother’s Day, how about focusing on your own wellbeing? A great place to start is to join AARP’s Decide. Create. Share℠ initiative. It’s designed to help women of any age take steps today to prepare for a healthy, safe and secure tomorrow. Through …

Peace of Mind for Moms in the Middle

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By Jean C. Setzfand A survey by Ameriprise Financial found that two thirds of Baby Boomers’ daughters help their parents with financial matters. Maybe you’ve experienced it yourself. Perhaps you’ve also experienced how awkward it can be to have the talk about money matters or caregiving wishes with your parents. Then there’s the other side of the equation. Have you talked with your adult kids about your financial matters, and your vision of how you’d like to live out your …

Making Sense of Health Insurance Lingo

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By Nicole Duritz If you’re like me, one of the more uncomfortable parts about seeing a doctor is putting on the paper gown. Does the opening go in the front or the back? Can I get it on before the door opens? Why is the office always so cold? Sometimes I feel just as exposed when I don’t understand certain terms in the pages of paperwork my insurance provider sends me after a routine appointment. For many people, the language …

Drive Green Into Spring: 5 Tips for Eco-Friendly Driving

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By Julie E. Lee From recycling, to sustainable grocery bags, to “Meatless Mondays,” Americans are finding many ways to “go green.” If you’re interested in reducing your carbon footprint, making environmentally conscious decisions doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, there is one simple way to curb your impact on a regular basis. It starts with your driving. Most Americans rely on their personal vehicle to get around on a daily basis. But unfortunately, our cars are a significant source …

It’s Not Too Late For a Tax Break

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By Jean C. Setzfand Even though 2013 has come and gone, you can still get a tax break when you file your income tax return. How? By contributing to a Traditional IRA. If you’re self-employed, the same applies to your SEP-IRA or Keogh plan. If you need help filing your taxes, you may qualify for free assistance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program. Read on to learn how. Tax Breaks on IRA Contributions The …

Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Health Insurance by March 31

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By Nicole Duritz Late night funnyman David Letterman has a Top 10 list for everything under the sun. As the initial enrollment through the Health Insurance Marketplace nears an end, we thought we’d try our hand at a Top 10. It may lack some of Dave’s humor, but it does offer you some really good reasons to sign up for insurance before the March 31 deadline. #10. That broken leg won’t fix itself. If you show up at an emergency …