Savvy Shopping: Meet Eve

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

Home & Family 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

Home & Family 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 …

Radio Show Gives Caregivers a Voice

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

Home & Family Radio host and AARP volunteer Peter Rosenberger has this to say about caregivers: “If you live long enough, you’ll need one. If you love someone, you’ll be one.” Caring for a frail loved one takes a lot of energy and compassion, and through a radio show sponsored by AARP Tennessee, Rosenberger, 51, offers a voice and a listening ear to family caregivers. He has been his wife’s caregiver for 30 years, helping her through 78 operations, the amputation of both …

DOWNSIZING AND DECLUTTERING: Arrive Happy ~ by Amelia the Clutter Queen

Posted on 09/16/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Home & Family Arrive Happy! Amelia the Clutter Queen offers tips for downsizing and moving into your new space with a smile on your face!   Tip 1: Do a walk through Grab a piece of paper and walk through your home. Make a list of furniture you will take, the furniture you will sell, and the furniture you can donate. After you complete the list, take action:  Post an ad on Craigslist or your neighborhood Facebook page for items you would like to sell; recruit family/friends …

CONSUMER CORNER: How to Complain Effectively – By Alan Marx

Posted on 09/12/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Home & Family     COMPLAINTS, COMPLAINTS, COMPLAINTS Today we will focus on the first type of complaint, typically to a company or an individual who has not met your expectations for a product or a service. The internet provides many resources that can assist you in stating your case, and those websites are easy to find. Just put the words “How to complain effectively” into your browser, and you will find more websites than you can use. Many of them deal with …

Life Reimagined Helps You Examine Goals, Options

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family By Hollie Deese When Zif Berry, a retired Texas school administrator, lost her husband 3½ years ago, she knew she needed a change. Suddenly, her days were quiet and her beloved home near Austin was just too much to handle alone. “With all the maintenance and upkeep, it was not the right place for me anymore,” she said. With the assistance and approval of her family, she moved in with her daughter and grandchildren in Brentwood 15 months ago. “That …