Julie Lee

Drive Green Into Spring: 5 Tips for Eco-Friendly Driving

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family | Maryland By Julie E. Lee From recycling, to sustainable grocery bags, to “Meatless Mondays,” Americans are finding many ways to “go green.” If you’re interested in reducing your carbon footprint, making environmentally conscious decisions doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, there is one simple way to curb your impact on a regular basis. It starts with your driving. Most Americans rely on their personal vehicle to get around on a daily basis. But unfortunately, our cars are a significant source …

It’s Not Too Late For a Tax Break

It’s Not Too Late For a Tax Break

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Maryland | Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand Even though 2013 has come and gone, you can still get a tax break when you file your income tax return. How? By contributing to a Traditional IRA. If you’re self-employed, the same applies to your SEP-IRA or Keogh plan. If you need help filing your taxes, you may qualify for free assistance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program. Read on to learn how. Tax Breaks on IRA Contributions The …

Attorney General Election Primary June 24

Attorney General Election Primary June 24

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Maryland Maryland will choose a new attorney general this year. AARP Maryland urges voters to educate themselves about the candidates and cast a ballot in the June 24 primary election. The attorney general enforces laws dealing with fraud and consumer protection—and appoints the people’s counsel to represent residential customers before the Public Service Commission. Voters age 50 or older are a powerful force in Maryland. Exit polls show two-thirds of voters in the state’s 2012 GOP presidential primary were 50-plus, as …

Drive to End Hunger Spring Forward Food Drive AARP Maryland

Drive to End Hunger Spring Forward Food Drive Success!

Posted on 03/18/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Maryland | Volunteering “Hunger knows no holiday.”  This phrase, uttered often by the late Larry Adam, founder of the successful yearly Maryland food drive “Harvest for the Hungry,” was kept close to heart by the more than 130 AARP volunteers who staffed tables at Maryland-area Safeway stores this year from March 1-9 to encourage donations toward this year’s campaign.   Their efforts were not in vain, as this year’s Harvest for the Hungry “Spring Forward” food drive collected 4,750 bags of food for …

Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Health Insurance by March 31

Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Health Insurance by March 31

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Maryland By Nicole Duritz Late night funnyman David Letterman has a Top 10 list for everything under the sun. As the initial enrollment through the Health Insurance Marketplace nears an end, we thought we’d try our hand at a Top 10. It may lack some of Dave’s humor, but it does offer you some really good reasons to sign up for insurance before the March 31 deadline. #10. That broken leg won’t fix itself. If you show up at an emergency …

Spring into Action with a Career Professional

Spring into Action with a Career Professional

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Maryland | Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand I often ask job seekers with more than 20 years of experience how they got into their careers. Surprisingly, most say it was by accident. Think about your own experience. Maybe you took a skills assessment or a career survey in high school or college. Or maybe life circumstances factored into your career choice. Perhaps you took what was available at the time, or made your decision based on family obligations. That’s how a lot of …