Julie Lee

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

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

Home & Family 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 …

Granite Staters Saved Millions on Prescription Drugs Under ACA

Granite Staters Saved Millions on Prescription Drugs Under ACA

Posted on 03/24/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Home & Family The numbers are in, and they are impressive – New Hampshire residents on Medicare saved $34,646,852 on their prescription drugs in 2013, thanks to the closing of the “donut hole” for prescriptions under the Affordable Care Act – or an average discount per beneficiary of $843. Nationally, 7.9 million people who are on Medicare have saved over $9.927 billion on prescription drugs under the Affordable Care Act and its provision closing the “donut hole,” the gap in Medicare Part D …

AARP Report:  Who is Most Susceptible to Online Fraud?

AARP Report: Who is Most Susceptible to Online Fraud?

Posted on 03/6/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Home & Family How you feel may just be the determining factor when it comes to scammers getting their hook, line and sinker into you.  A first-of-its-kind AARP study takes an in-depth look at what Granite Staters are doing (or not doing) to put themselves at a higher risk for on-line fraud.   The study, Caught in the Scammer’s Net, compared victims and non-victims and details the key online behaviors of Granite Staters age 18 and older that can make them fodder for some …

Spotted a Scam? Tell Us About It!

Spotted a Scam? Tell Us About It!

Posted on 03/4/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Home & Family Every 3 seconds, someone’s identity is stolen. That’s why AARP launched the Fraud Watch Network to fight fraud and ID theft and give you access to information to protect yourself and your family.  Help safeguard your community from fraudsters.  Visit the Fraud Watch Network Map to see what’s been reported in your area. Then click the big red button on the right to share scams you’ve spotted with others.  If you haven’t already, sign up for Fraud Watch Network Alerts …

Protect Yourself From Frauds and Scams

Protect Yourself From Frauds and Scams

Posted on 02/18/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Home & Family The con gathers an arsenal of information by being personable and friendly… the logic goes out the window, the emotion kicks in, now I’ve endeared you to me, now I’m no longer the predator on the phone, I’m Jim from New York.” – Jimmy Edwards, The Con Artist’s Playbook  The scam is sometimes deceptively simple, as easy as stealing a credit card offer from your trash. Other times it can be far more complex, like the infamous con preying on …

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 02/18/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Home & Family 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 room with a …