AARP Sponsors Purses to Portfolio Conference

Posted on 10/13/2014 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Money & Work Top Financial Expert Conducts AARP Financial Resilience Session  Lazetta Rainey Braxton, Certified Financial Planner and Founder of Financial Fountains, will represent AARP at “Purses to Portfolio,” Delaware’s premier non-profit financial education program for women. AARP, a lead sponsor of the event, will also be an exhibitor, offering an array of information and giveaways for attendees. AARP chose Braxton to deliver the session titled, “Setting Your Financial Course,” because of her passion for her clients well-being and for teaching effective stewardship …

Set your Financial Course!

Posted on 08/13/2014 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Money & Work Do you want a secure retirement? Are you ready to achieve financial resilience as you venture into your next chapter of life? Then you might want to enjoy an AARP Financial Freedom workshop! AARP envisions an America where individuals have financial resilience. That means they have financial resources and opportunities to match their longer lifespan. Financial Freedom is designed to empower individuals and help people think about and actually develop short-term financial solutions to achieve long-term savings. Workshops conducted by …

Keeping Residents Out of Poverty

Posted on 06/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work Social Security keeps more than a third of Delawareans age 65 and older out of poverty. According to a report from the AARP Public Policy Institute, 47,000 state residents in that age group would be living below the poverty line without their earned benefits. About 20 percent rely on Social Security for 90 percent of their household income. “Every day, Delawareans make difficult choices between paying utility bills, filling prescriptions and buying food,” said Jeanne Nutter, AARP state president. “Social …

AARP Delaware Volunteer and Staff Press Congress on Vital Issues During Older Americans Month

Posted on 05/22/2014 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Money & Work On May 21, in the midst of Older Americans Month, AARP Delaware ‘s State Director and top volunteer visited Capitol Hill to urge Rep. Carney and Sens. Coons and Carper to back bills, including the Older Americans Act, that can help Americans live their best lives.       “This Congress has an opportunity to pass bipartisan legislation that benefits older Americans including the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act, the landmark 1965 law that helps provide essential services to millions of our most vulnerable seniors,” …

Save money and energy this summer

Posted on 05/6/2014 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Money & Work If you want to keep keep cool and lower your utility bills this summer, you might want to consider these top 10 money-saving tips: Check air filter regularly to improve system efficiency and check air conditioner for coolant leaks. Set thermostat at 78 degrees and shut windows and doors when air conditioner is running. Keep lamps, televisions or other heat sources away from air conditioner. Do not block ducts or fans with furniture or other obstacles. Close window coverings to keep rooms cooler. Turn …

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 …