Most Voters Want State-Run Retirement Plan

Posted on 12/19/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Money & Work AARP Survey Shows Many Virginians Haven’t Saved for Retirement  RICHMOND – A new AARP survey has found that most registered voters age 45 and older living in Virginia support a state retirement savings plan.  “Workplace pension plans are scarce, only about half of employees have access to retirement savings programs like 401(k)s and individuals haven’t saved enough to retire comfortably,” said AARP Virginia State Director Bill Kallio. “It’s time for the state to take action to halt this looming crisis.” …

A Common Sense Solution

Posted on 12/4/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Money & Work More and more Virginians are now faced with the possibility of running out of savings before they retire. According to the National Institute on Retirement Security, the typical working-age household has only $3,000 in retirement assets and near-retirement households have just $12,000 in savings. About 1.3 million Virginians lack a way to save for retirement at work. As a result, workers are more likely to rely on Social Security as their only source of retirement income. How can we make …

Exploring Ways to Help People Save for the Future

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work More than 45 percent of Virginia workers—some 1.3 million people—don’t have access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan. AARP Virginia is urging lawmakers to establish a committee to study this issue in 2015 and recommend ways to help people save for the future. AARP supported a bill this year that would have allowed the Virginia Retirement System to set up a savings program for private-sector employees without a pension or 401(k) plan. Although the bill never reached the House floor, AARP …

Financial Workshop: Saving, Planning, and Securing Your Future

Posted on 08/4/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Money & Work Worried about Your Future?   Get the tools you need. In today’s economic climate, you know you can’t count on Social Security alone to have the retirement you want. After decades of hard work, you want financial independence and security to enjoy your future. AARP is working to help you plan with free, unbiased information so that you can make smart financial decisions. Join AARP Virginia to learn about saving, planning, and securing your future at this free community workshop. …

Financial Workshop: Saving, Planning, and Securing Your Future

Posted on 08/4/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Money & Work Worried about Your Future?   Get the tools you need. In today’s economic climate, you know you can’t count on Social Security alone to have the retirement you want. After decades of hard work, you want financial independence and security to enjoy your future. AARP is working to help you plan with free, unbiased information so that you can make smart financial decisions. Join AARP Virginia to learn about saving, planning, and securing your future at this free community workshop. …

Why Tweets, Posts and Links Matter to Your Job Search

Posted on 06/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand   If you haven’t looked for a new job in a while, you may be surprised to learn that it’s a different marketplace out there today. If you just sent your resume and cover letter to a hiring manager and hoped the process would follow a normal course of interviews and decision-making, think again.   Today, more than ever, it’s up to you to determine how your skills relate to a specific job opening and to …