Free Workshop on Shifting Careers

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

Money & Work Are you looking to change careers, start a business or make money from a favorite hobby? AARP Texas is hosting a career transition class in San Antonio on Tuesday, Dec. 9, in partnership with OASIS, a continuing education and wellness organization. This 90-minute free event is designed for those who want to change professions or simply follow an existing passion and challenge themselves in new ways.  Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with business leaders and human resource professionals …

What Will 2015 Hold?

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

Money & Work AARP Texas is hosting a preview of the 2015 legislative session on Twitter. The chat will focus on issues important to Texans age 50-plus, such as nursing home reform, payday lending, retirement security, support for family caregivers and guardianship. The nursing home issue comes to the fore in the wake of a recent scorecard that ranked Texas 49th in the nation in quality of care for nursing home patients. The Twitter chat is scheduled Nov. 13 from 11 a.m. to …

Community Colleges Could Help Texas Women 50+ Work

Posted on 10/29/2014 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Money & Work AARP Foundation, with support from the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund, will choose five community colleges to receive nearly $3 million in grants to help women age 50+ find jobs, reduce debt and rebuild savings–paving the way to greater financial stability. Texas community colleges will compete against colleges in New Mexico, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. This program is part of the BACK TO WORK 50+ pilot launched in 2013. “Our Back to Work 50+ …

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 …

At 79, Social Security Still An Engine For Texas Economy

Posted on 08/14/2014 by | Texas | Comments

Money & Work By Julia Castellano-Hoyt SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Frank Kormos remembers the dusty cemeteries of rural North Texas where he helped lay to rest poverty-stricken seniors during the Great Depression. “Before Social Security, there were people starving and they hardly had any place to live,” said Kormos. “They didn’t have retirement. That just didn’t exist. And when these folks passed, we would just go and dig graves for them in humble country cemeteries.” Raised on small farms, Kormos, now 99 and …