Savvy Shopping: Meet Eve

Posted on 11/9/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Home & Family | Tennessee October 28, 2014 My grandmother would have been PROUD of me; “A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned”, she taught.  In my childish perception of her wisdom, I would envision tucking any chance money earned into a mason jar hidden in my room – a jar of money stored away in lieu of the newest toy or fancy I longed for at the time.  That old saying seemed like such a punishment, rather than the means to an end.  I …

CONSUMER CORNER: Travel Scams- Alan Marx

Posted on 11/7/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

About AARP | Home & Family | Money & Work | Tennessee TRAVEL TIPS, AND I GET SCAMMED You have to pay when you travel, but scams travel for free. What works for a con artist in one part of the world can easily jump borders and reappear any place else in a matter of minutes. Today’s blog will focus on travel scams. My reason for choosing this topic is that I fell for one of these cons recently. I am writing with the hope that if you know what could be …

‘It’s Just Life’: Discussing Last Wishes

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

Local Resources | Tennessee By Sheila Burke Fireworks burst in the sky with the ashes of a man who died the year before. A burial site is nestled in a wild forest at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. A family prepares the body of a beloved patriarch at home before putting him to rest in a handmade casket. These are some of the different ways that people have been honored after their deaths in accordance with their wishes. Talking about how you or …

Come Experience Life@50+ in Miami!

Posted on 10/24/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Tennessee Join us May 14-16, 2015 in sunny Miami, Florida for AARP’s annual event & expo, Life@50+. With sessions featuring today’s most interesting thinkers and experts in Health & Wellness, Money & Work, Technology & Innovation and Travel & Culture, along with nightly entertainment and a jam-packed exhibit floor, there is something for everyone! Life@50+ strives to create an experience that reflects the personality of today’s AARP – informative, educational, exciting, entertaining and fun! Registration is just $35 for AARP Members, …

UPCOMING EVENTS

Posted on 10/20/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Events | Tennessee   What we do might surprise you. We’re all about real possibilities. To find out more about the events or activities below, please visit our discounts page OR contact us at tnaarp@aarp.org.   NOVEMBER 11/11  AARP Tek Session, Nashville, 11 am – 1 pm (Register HERE) 11/11 AARP Fraud Watch Network Kick Off for Prospective Volunteers, Nashville, 1:30 pm – 4 pm (Register HERE) 11/11  – 11/13 Volunteer Leadership Summit, Nashville (invitation only) 11/15 Shredding event at Walgreens in Crossville, …

Ready for Retirement: Tools to Achieve Peace of Mind

Posted on 10/7/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Money & Work | Tennessee From our October 7 telephone town hall with volunteer Donna Dean, below are Ten Steps to help YOU Get Ready for Retirement as well as the other resources discussed on the call. 1. Define Your Retirement 2. Take Stock of Your “Assets” 3. Evaluate Your Health — Now 4. Determine When to Collect Social Security (Here’s a hint: Later Is Better!)- www.aarp.org/socialsecuritybenefits. 5.  Network through Social Media and Other Methods 6. Decide How Much You Want (or Need) to Work-  www.aarp.org/jobs. 7. Create a Retirement Budget- www.aarp.org/retirementcalculator. 8. Find …