AARP Texas

Kim Loop


Texas born and raised, Kim has worked with AARP since 2008. She’s a recovering journalism student, a bit of a policy nerd, a foodie groupie and a wannabe runner… And here she’ll be keeping you up to date on what the AARP team is up to in the Lone Star State.

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Tax Help for Texans is Here

Posted on 02/2/2015 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Free tax assistance and preparation, beginning this week More than 2,000 Texans are standing by, ready to help you tackle your taxes. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is again providing free tax assistance and preparation. In its 48th year, the program is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. “Tax code is incredibly complex, and many Texans …

AARP, New Sponsor of Spurs’ “Baseline Bums”

Posted on 11/13/2014 by | AARP Texas | Comments

One winner and guest to be selected for each home game between Nov. 17 and Dec. 31 We’re excited today to announce that we’re collaborating with the San Antonio Spurs to give away two “Baseline Bums” tickets to each of 11 Spurs home games taking place between Nov. 17 and Dec. 31. AARP will choose a winner from entries at random three days prior to the selected games. The winner can bring a guest along to the game to sit …

Community Colleges Could Help Texas Women 50+ Work

Posted on 10/29/2014 by | AARP Texas | Comments

AARP Foundation, with support from the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund, will choose five community colleges to receive nearly $3 million in grants to help women age 50+ find jobs, reduce debt and rebuild savings–paving the way to greater financial stability. Texas community colleges will compete against colleges in New Mexico, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. This program is part of the BACK TO WORK 50+ pilot launched in 2013. “Our Back to Work 50+ …

Becoming Financially Strong

Posted on 09/30/2014 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Growing up in the outskirts of Cincinnati was more than fun for AARP Texas volunteer Lisa Lum. It was an education in the importance of being financially strong. “We had land and grew trees. And my father, who was a scholar and had lived through the depression, showed me and my three brothers how to save,” says Lisa. “It was an important lesson, because you need to be able to take care of yourself especially if something comes up.” Lisa’s …

Why We Need to Start Planning Now

Posted on 09/30/2014 by | AARP Texas | Comments

By Charlene Hunter James A just-released AARP study shows many Texas ages 40 to 64 are on a path of financial uncertainty. In fact, more than half say they don’t have enough money or they have just enough for everyday expenses. Four in ten Texans say they have recently experienced difficulty making ends meet. When it comes to savings, the results aren’t good either. One in four of the Texans polled indicated they have less than $5,000 in savings. Costly …

Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott on Health, Financial Security

Posted on 09/30/2014 by | AARP Texas | Comments

AARP Texas Releases Voters’ Guide To 2014 Governor’s Race In an effort to help voters cut through the political campaign clutter, AARP Texas has unveiled a 2014 Voters’ Guide that is focused on what the candidates for governor are saying about health and financial security. In their own words, gubernatorial contenders Greg Abbott, a Republican, and Wendy Davis, a Democrat, provide in the AARP Voters’ Guide their side-by-side answers to questions about nursing facility care, family caregiving, retirement security, and …