Be an Informed Consumer and Save Energy!

Posted on 03/6/2014 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Money & Work Use these Top Ten Wintertime Tips to Save Money & Energy The good news… spring is right around the corner. The bad news…your home utility bills will continue to reflect this winter’s frigid temperatures for weeks to come. We’ve all boosted the thermostat during the many sub-freezing days and nights to keep warm. AARP and Delmarva Power want you to stay warm, so we’re working side-by-side to bring you, the consumer, some of our best tips for saving energy and …

AARP and AKA Sorority offer Financial Workshop

Posted on 09/5/2013 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Money & Work Your Financial GPS: Growth. Power. Solutions. A Symposium for African American Women   Are you pinching pennies and stretching dollars to make your money last longer and go farther? Are you concerned about your fiscal fitness and searching for solutions for sound financial stewardship? Then this conference is for you. Saturday, October 12, 2013 8:30am-1:00pm Chase Center on the Riverfront Wilmington, DE    The Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., in partnership with AARP, invites you to …

Delawareans Hit Hard by Increasing Utility Rates

Posted on 06/6/2013 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Money & Work AARP surveyed Delawareans 50+ on electric utilities. Delaware is slowly recovering from the recession, and the state’s population of residents age 50+ is also rapidly growing. They are the ones hurt most by utility rate increases, especially those living on fixed incomes. “Each day, many Delawareans make a decision between paying their utilities, buying medicines, and buying food.” said Lucretia Young, AARP Delaware State Director. “We cannot afford to allow this to continue.” AARP has made a commitment to ensuring affordable electric rates …

Opposition to Utility Rate Request

Opposition to Utility Rate Request

Posted on 06/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work AARP Delaware is fighting a request by Delmarva Power, Delaware’s largest utility provider, to raise electricity rates by $42 million. If approved by the Delaware Public Service Commission, the increase would raise the typical monthly residential bill by $7.63. The proposal comes on the heels of a recent rate hike that added about $4.50 to the average monthly residential bill. AARP will continue to speak out against unreasonable rate increases and push for a stronger public advocate to stand up …

Want to Start a Small Business?

Posted on 04/2/2013 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Money & Work   Join us for an “encore” event to promote entrepreneurship   AARP and the Small Business Association (SBA) will host an “encore entrepreneur” event on Friday, April 12, 2013 at the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce. The event runs from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm and RSVP is required to Jennifer Pilcher at 302-573-6294 or jennifer.pilcher@sba.gov. You will walk away with valuable resources on financing a small business, owning a franchise, marketing, networking and more!  The partnership between AARP and SBA is a national …

New Online Calculator Shows How Much Seniors Would Lose from Cuts to Social Security

Posted on 02/19/2013 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Money & Work   Our elected officials in Washington are considering adopting “chained CPI” as part of a budget deal, and AARP has created a new online calculator to show Americans how much they would lose if our legislators changed the way the cost-of-living adjustment is calculated for Social Security and veteran’s benefits. By entering their age and estimated annual benefit, users can see how much less they would receive over the years if chained CPI is adopted. Chained CPI stands for consumer …