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Making a Plan for Your Retirement

Posted on 01/12/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mberman/" title="Posts by Michael Berman" rel="author">Michael Berman</a> | AARP National |

By Jean C. Setzfand Do you know what your retirement will look like? This might sound like an odd question, but stay with it for a minute. When you’re planning a vacation, I’ll bet you can visualize the whole thing – what city or perhaps beach you’ll be visiting, the weather, the events you’re hoping to fit in. Being able to see your goal makes it easier to put money aside to achieve it. The same holds true for retirement. …

Health Insurance Marketplace is Open Until February 15

Posted on 01/12/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mberman/" title="Posts by Michael Berman" rel="author">Michael Berman</a> | AARP National |

By Nicole Duritz We’ve reached Year Two of the Health Insurance Marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act. Millions of previously uninsured – and uninsurable – people got coverage in the first year. My friend Kathy was one of them. Kathy lost coverage on the last day of 2013, while at the tail end of treatment for breast cancer. Because of the Affordable Care Act, Kathy was able to get an affordable plan that started on January 1, 2014. The …

Top Vehicle Technologies for Safer Driving

Posted on 01/12/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mberman/" title="Posts by Michael Berman" rel="author">Michael Berman</a> | AARP National |

By Julie E. Lee When shopping for a new vehicle, there’s a lot more to consider than four-wheel drive and heated seats. With the variety of new tech offerings available in today’s vehicles, now is a good time to reference a recent study conducted by AARP Driver Safety’s partners at MIT Age Lab and The Hartford. The study determined the most helpful vehicle technologies for drivers 50 and older, and how well these technologies meet the unique needs, concerns and …

Información de seguridad para prevenir accidentes: consejos para conducir en mal tiempo

Posted on 12/12/2014 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mberman/" title="Posts by Michael Berman" rel="author">Michael Berman</a> | AARP National |

por: Julie E. Lee No importa los años de experiencia que tengas como conductor, el mal tiempo nunca deja de presentar una amplia variedad de retos al conducir. Nieve, hielo, neblina y anocheceres tempranos son algunas de las condiciones peligrosas que pudieras encontrar durante los meses de invierno. Saber conducir de manera segura durante condiciones climáticas adversas puede protegerte a ti, tus pasajeros y tu vehículo. Sigue estos 5 consejos para conducir en el invierno que te ayudarán a permanecer …

Know Safety, No Accidents: Tips for Driving in Bad Weather

Posted on 12/10/2014 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mberman/" title="Posts by Michael Berman" rel="author">Michael Berman</a> | AARP National |

By: Julie E. Lee No matter how many years of driving experience you may have, adverse weather never fails to present a wide variety of driving challenges. Snow, ice, fog and early nightfall are just a few of the dangerous conditions you could encounter during the winter months Knowing how to drive safely in harsh weather conditions can protect you, your passengers and your vehicle. Follow these 5 tips for driving in winter weather to help you stay safe on …

Time to Consider a Financial Professional?

Posted on 12/4/2014 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mberman/" title="Posts by Michael Berman" rel="author">Michael Berman</a> | AARP National |

By Jean C. Setzfand The start of a new year is a great time to get your finances in order. You may want to review your 401(k) statement to see if you’re on track with your investments and contributions, think through ways to spend down credit card debt or even figure out how to finance a short term goal, like buying a car. A lot of people go the “do it yourself” route when it comes to financial planning. There …

¿Tu automóvil está listo para el invierno?

Posted on 11/26/2014 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mberman/" title="Posts by Michael Berman" rel="author">Michael Berman</a> | AARP National |

Por Julie E. Lee Los meses invernales son época de celebraciones alegres con familiares y amigos, pero también pueden incluir un clima imprevisible y condiciones peligrosas para la conducción. La nieve, el hielo negro, la niebla y los anocheceres tempranos son algunos de los retos de conducción que quizás tengas que enfrentar en esta temporada. ¿Pero cuál es tu primera línea de defensa y la manera más fácil de asegurar un invierno sin percances en las carreteras? Alistar tu automóvil …

Is Your Car Winter Ready?

Posted on 11/25/2014 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mberman/" title="Posts by Michael Berman" rel="author">Michael Berman</a> | AARP National |

By Julie E. Lee Although the winter months bring joyful holidays with family and friends, they can also bring unpredictable weather and dangerous driving conditions. Snow, black ice, fog and early nightfall are just a few of the driving challenges you may have to contend with this season. But what’s your first line of defense and the easiest way to ensure a safe winter on the roads? Winterizing your car! Thankfully, winterizing most vehicles is simple, and requires little more …

Holiday Visits Provide Opportunities to Check on the Well-Being of Older Relatives

Posted on 11/12/2014 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mberman/" title="Posts by Michael Berman" rel="author">Michael Berman</a> | AARP National |

By Nicole Duritz I remember visiting a great aunt over the holidays a few years ago and sitting across the kitchen table from her as she was taking her (many) morning medications. As we’re chatting, I noticed her going for the same prescription bottle that she just took a pill from. I asked, “Didn’t you just take that one?” She looked a little surprised and said, “Oh, well, I guess two can’t hurt.” I gently explained that taking her medications …

Come Experience Life@50+ in Miami!

Posted on 10/24/2014 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mberman/" title="Posts by Michael Berman" rel="author">Michael Berman</a> | AARP National |

Join us May 14-16, 2015 in sunny Miami, Florida for AARP’s annual event & expo, Life@50+. With sessions featuring today’s most interesting thinkers and experts in Health & Wellness, Money & Work, Technology & Innovation and Travel & Culture, along with nightly entertainment and a jam-packed exhibit floor, there is something for everyone! Life@50+ strives to create an experience that reflects the personality of today’s AARP – informative, educational, exciting, entertaining and fun! Registration is just $35 for AARP Members, …