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The HistoryMakers: Living Black History at the Library of Congress

Posted on 02/24/2015 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

We have come over a way that with tears has been watered, We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered, Out from the gloomy past, Till now we stand at last Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast. Those words, from the second verse of the Black National Anthem, perhaps best describe a new permanent exhibit at the Library of Congress. It is called The HistoryMakers archive – 2,600 videotaped interviews with African-American …

Major step taken on rule to protect retirement plan savers

Posted on 02/23/2015 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

WASHINGTON, DC – Today President Barack Obama joined AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins, and members of the Save Our Retirement coalition to announce that a major step has been taken on a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that would update requirements for those who give financial advice to individual retirement plan savers. Americans saving for retirement currently lose an estimated 6 to 17 billion dollars per year due to bad investment advice. The rule to protect individuals …

Detroit volunteer graduates from VLI

Posted on 02/19/2015 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

[Washington, DC] – Christina Guzman of Detroit will participate in the graduation ceremony for the AARP’s Volunteer Leadership Institute (VLI) on Friday.   She will be joined by 32 other exceptional volunteers from all across the country.   VLI is a rigorous and innovative training opportunity launched by AARP in December 2012 to mobilize highly skilled and motivated AARP volunteers to the next level of volunteer leadership.  This third VLI class was designed and scheduled to appeal to the “new breed” of volunteer …

Free stage play takes entertaining look at financial security issues

Posted on 02/12/2015 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Too many older women in Metro Detroit, in Michigan and across the country cannot afford to cover their basic needs. And too few families headed by single mothers are financially secure. A new production by award-winning Playwright Garrett Davis, A Woman’s Gotta Do, What a Woman’s Gotta Do, takes those issues head-on – with a sense of humor and flair. The free stage play, to be presented by AARP Michigan in Detroit on March 20, is intended to entertain and …

Watch out for identity thieves during tax season

Posted on 01/27/2015 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

  To coincide with Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is launching an education effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams, releasing a new video, a tip sheet and encouraging people to take advantage of AARP’s free tax preparation services. Many taxpayers are putting themselves at greater risk of tax identity theft according to a recent national study released by the AARP Fraud Watch Network in conjunction with the education campaign to help prevent …

AG warns about pension advances

Posted on 01/27/2015 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

From Michigan Attorney General’s Office Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today issued a consumer alert through his Corporate Oversight Division cautioning consumers of the high risks associated with pension advances. “Seniors who have worked hard through retirement deserve to know the high risks involved with pension advances,” said Schuette. “I hope pensioners from across Michigan find our Consumer Alert helpful and do their due diligence to read the fine print before considering pension advances.” Pension advances, also known as pension …