Big Decisions Loom for Older Voters

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

Advocacy | Texas By Thomas Korosec For the first time in 14 years, the Governor’s Mansion will have a new occupant. The Nov. 4 election offers voters a distinct choice of candidates. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Republican nominee, promises to continue the small-government approach of outgoing Gov. Rick Perry (R). State Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee from Fort Worth, vows to put a greater emphasis on education but says she will not raise taxes. The powerful position of lieutenant governor …

Discounts to See NBA Champion Spurs

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

Events | Texas AARP members and their guests can catch a home game with the San Antonio Spurs, the five-time National Basketball Association champions and current title holders, at a special discount rate. As part of a new partnership with the team, members will receive discounts of up to 62 percent off tickets for three games in 2014 and three in 2015. The games are Oct. 18 (exhibition) against the Miami Heat; Nov. 5, Atlanta Hawks; Nov. 8, New Orleans Pelicans; Jan. 18, …

Austin Mayor Voters Guide from AARP Texas

Posted on 09/30/2014 by | Texas | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Texas On Tuesday, Nov. 4, voters in the City of Austin will go to the polls to select a new mayor. AARP asked the major candidates in this race for their solutions about issues important to AARP members, Americans age 50-plus, and their families. The answers are compiled in a Voters Guide. Each candidate was allowed up to 625 characters to answer the questions. Their responses were not edited nor modified.  AARP has provided a summary of our position for each …

Becoming Financially Strong

Posted on 09/30/2014 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Money & Work Growing up in the outskirts of Cincinnati was more than fun for AARP Texas volunteer Lisa Lum. It was an education in the importance of being financially strong. “We had land and grew trees. And my father, who was a scholar and had lived through the depression, showed me and my three brothers how to save,” says Lisa. “It was an important lesson, because you need to be able to take care of yourself especially if something comes up.” Lisa’s …

Why We Need to Start Planning Now

Posted on 09/30/2014 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Money & Work By Charlene Hunter James A just-released AARP study shows many Texas ages 40 to 64 are on a path of financial uncertainty. In fact, more than half say they don’t have enough money or they have just enough for everyday expenses. Four in ten Texans say they have recently experienced difficulty making ends meet. When it comes to savings, the results aren’t good either. One in four of the Texans polled indicated they have less than $5,000 in savings. Costly …

Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott on Health, Financial Security

Posted on 09/30/2014 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Advocacy AARP Texas Releases Voters’ Guide To 2014 Governor’s Race In an effort to help voters cut through the political campaign clutter, AARP Texas has unveiled a 2014 Voters’ Guide that is focused on what the candidates for governor are saying about health and financial security. In their own words, gubernatorial contenders Greg Abbott, a Republican, and Wendy Davis, a Democrat, provide in the AARP Voters’ Guide their side-by-side answers to questions about nursing facility care, family caregiving, retirement security, and …