Hard-Working Hoosiers Need More Retirement Savings Options

Posted on 01/23/2015 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Money & Work By AARP Indiana State Director June Lyle Paying for the necessities is a stretch for many Hoosiers.  You add in utilities and healthcare and you have the two items on which seniors spend a disproportionate share of their income.  That doesn’t leave much to put toward saving for the future.  In fact, 45 percent of working-age households nationwide have no retirement savings. Yet there’s a bright spot: when employers offer an opportunity to save for retirement seven out of ten …

Fighting for Hoosiers 50+ at the State House

Posted on 01/2/2015 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Money & Work The countdown to the 2015 Indiana General Assembly session has begun! And, we’re ready.  We’re ready to be your ally in making sure the concerns of Hoosiers 50+ are heard – loud and clear – over at the Indiana State House.  This year, we’ll be focusing our efforts on two very important issues: crafting a proposal to boost financial security and providing added support for Hoosier family caregivers. More than 1.4 million Hoosier workers currently don’t have access to an …

AARP Members Eligible for $15 Discount on Tickets to See “Good People” @ IRT

Posted on 12/29/2014 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Money & Work   Is your social calendar clearing up as the holidays wind down?  If so, plan to pencil in attending a showing of The Indiana Repertory Theatre’s production of Good People with fellow AARP members. Now through February 1, 2015, AARP members and guest will receive a $15 discount on tickets to see Good People at the IRT, located in downtown Indianapolis.  The 2011 play, written by David Lindsay-Abaire, is a poignant story of a single mother, and caregiver to her …

Bringing Citizens Many Happy Returns

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work By Nancy Johnson Jane A. Einstein has helped hundreds of people prepare their taxes, but she likes to recall the time she saved a married couple from overpaying $10,000 to the IRS. Einstein, 65, a volunteer with the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program in Lafayette, filed a return for the newly retired couple, who were beginners at investing. The couple had transferred funds from one investment to another and had neglected to show it was a transfer, not a sale. After …

Will You Be Ready for Retirement?

Posted on 08/4/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work By Jacqueline Thomas When Joe Everett retired in 2007 from his job at the Social Security Administration, he was only 56 and knew he had to have something to keep himself “engaged, physically and mentally.” He found that by becoming an AARP volunteer and sharing his knowledge of Social Security and other retirement-related concerns. One of the most common questions Everett, of Indianapolis, encounters at the seminars he helps lead around Indiana is whether to begin Social Security benefits at …

AARP Smart Driver Courses Available in Your Area!

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Money & Work In 1979, AARP founded “55 Alive” to help keep older drivers independent, safe and confident while on the road. While its mission hasn’t changed since then, many other things have, including the program name. Today, AARP Driver Safety continues to meet the needs of older drivers through educational programs led by more than 4,000 volunteers and a myriad of resources. But they aren’t the same programs and resources that were available nearly 35 years ago. AARP Driver Safety has continued to evolve …