2014 Financial Freedom Conference: Finding Your Financial Security in the Face of Caregiving

Posted on 10/8/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Money & Work If you are a caregiver, you know who you are.  Your days are filled with balancing work, the needs of your own family, and your caregiving responsibilities.  As a result, the personal cost of caring for a loved one at home is rising — in terms of lost wages and diminished pension and Social Security benefits.  Family caregivers are themselves aging and yet are providing care at a time when they also need to plan and save for their own …

UNCW’s College of Health and Human Services and Cameron School of Business Partner with AARP North Carolina Launch “Secure and Healthy Retirement Initiative”

Posted on 10/8/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Money & Work Wilmington – The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s College of Health and Human Services and the Cameron School of Business have partnered with AARP of North Carolina to create a first-of-its-kind program that will address the challenges of, and offer solutions for the region’s post-50 population to ensure success of a secure and healthy retirement, the University announced today.       “We are committed to collaborating with partners in innovative ways that will provide UNCW students with opportunities to engage in …

Have you saved enough for your retirement?

Posted on 10/3/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Money & Work     Are you financially secure for your retirement? How can I plan and save for long-term financial security? When is the best time to begin taking Social Security benefits? What tools are available from AARP and others to help you plan? Join us this week on “Real Life” on the radio when host Debra Tyler Horton brings you some great information and previews an upcoming financial security session at the Women and Leadership Conference at Shaw University. Are you …

Law Aims to Protect Against Financial Abuse

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

Money & Work Many older Americans rely on loved ones to help manage their bank accounts. But what happens if a family member is stealing? A new state law aims to crack down on exploitation of adults who are 65 or older or disabled, regardless of their mental capacity. The law encourages financial institutions to let such customers submit a list of trusted individuals to be notified in case of exploitation, and requires the institutions to contact law enforcement and social service agencies …

Older Worker Appreciation

Posted on 09/28/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Money & Work Each September, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Service honors “experience” during Older Workers Appreciation week.  Did you know that state of North Carolina has programs and information to assist older workers? This week on “Real Life” on the Radio, meet Kathryn Lanier and Reena Shetty of the NC Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Aging and Adult Services. They will discuss how the Division supports the needs of older workers. You can also learn about …

Car buyers beware. It is trickier than you think.

Posted on 09/2/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Money & Work Are you in the market for a new or used automobile? Car buying can be trickier than you think. The sale, trade-in and financing are each separate transactions that can cost or save you money. For some sensible and practical auto buying tips, listen to “Real Life” radio when host Debra Tyler Horton talks to Susan Lupton of the Center for Responsible Lending and volunteer consumer advocate Helen Savage. The tips they provide will help you get your best deal …