NC Work and Save — a commonsense savings proposal from AARP NC

Posted on 11/7/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Money & Work While Social Security is an important piece of the puzzle, it was never meant to be a person’s entire income in retirement. North Carolina’s state lawmakers are unable to control federal Social Security decisions but are witnessing the increased dependence on state programs by aging residents who lack sufficient retirement savings. A market-based approach is needed that encourages private savings so more people can become more self-reliant throughout their lives. There is common consensus that Social Security alone will not …

A Retirement Plan for Workers

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work By Michelle Crouch Chuck Sawyer, 37, wishes he had started saving for retirement a decade ago, but he was too busy ensuring the success of his promotional-items business, Instant Imprints. Now that he has nine employees in three shops, he wishes he could do more to encourage them to save. “We’ve discussed setting up a retirement plan for our employees a few times, but it’s expensive and time-consuming,” said Sawyer, of Wake Forest. “Small-business owners have enough to deal with …

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 …