AARP Texas

Kim Loop

Biography:

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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Are You Prepared for Hurricane Season?

Posted on 05/21/2015 by | AARP Texas | Comments

“Past performance is no indication of future results.” It’s a common adage to warn financial investors. But the saying may also be relevant to hurricanes and other natural disasters. A recent-years’ deficiency of significant hurricane activity in Texas and elsewhere doesn’t present any guarantees about the 2015 storm season. The U.S. hasn’t experienced the landfall of a Category 3 or larger hurricane in nine years (a stretch of hurricane inactivity that a new NASA study finds to be extraordinarily rare). …

Lending Reform Before the Texas House Monday

Posted on 05/15/2015 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Amendments designated “Key Votes” by AARP On Monday, Texas House members will have their first opportunity this session to go on the record to cast votes on meaningful payday lending reform. The House will consider SB 1282 by Senator Kevin Eltife (R-Tyler), a clean-up bill involving the regulatory authority of the Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner. The bill will serve as a vehicle for an amendment by Rep. Tom Craddick (R-Midland) that would bring borrower protections currently in place in …

Share A Story Today

Posted on 04/13/2015 by | AARP Texas | Comments

We carefully chose the issues we’re focusing on during the 2015 Texas Legislative Session. One of the key elements is that all these topics are close to home for countless Texas families. So chances are you have a relative, neighbor or friend with a personal experience highlighting why at least one of these issues are important–and why Texas legislators should take note and work to fix or improve the situation. These personal stories are hugely important in helping illustrate the …

Texas Ranks 10th in Identity Theft

Posted on 03/17/2015 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Identity theft is a growing concern. For the 15th consecutive year, it was the top complaint in the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, accounting for 13 percent of the total 2.5 million filed complaints. Identity theft complaints in Texas totaled 25,843. Nationally, people in their 40s and 50s filed the most complaints – 19 percent – while 18 percent of complaints were made by those in both their 20s and 30s. People age 60 and older filed 13 percent …

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 …