Make the Most of Your 401K

Posted on 07/15/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Money & Work | Wisconsin The guaranteed security of pensions has all but disappeared and you know you can’t count on Social Security alone to have the retirement you want. In today’s economic climate, we are more and more responsible for our own financial security in retirement. 401k plans have become one of the most common retirement savings options. The tax deferral, plan portability, potential employer matching contributions, and self-direction of investments make them a popular choice. Because you choose where you will be investing …

Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour is coming to Wisconsin

Posted on 07/14/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Wisconsin Tour provides health tests, assessments, education and consulting services for FREE! The Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP rolls in to Southeast Wisconsin this summer as part of a nationwide tour to provide free prevention and early detection health services to underserved communities. The three free health tests, valued at over $100, measure 10 key indicators that include total cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, body composition, skeletal muscle, resting metabolism, visceral fat, real body age and …

Most Aren’t Financially Ready to Retire

Posted on 07/9/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Advocacy | Money & Work | Wisconsin When it comes to financial planning for retirement, don’t make the mistake of thinking your monthly Social Security payments will be enough for you to continue living the lifestyle you want. Because chances are, they won’t. Here in Wisconsin the average monthly benefit is $1,281. Most retirees augment this with pension income and private savings. But others simply have not saved enough. In fact, about 75% of people nearing retirement have less than $30,000 in savings. And traditional pension plans …

We Need YOU to Help Keep Social Security Strong!

Posted on 06/30/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Advocacy | Wisconsin Add your name to our petition to urge the President and Congress to keep Social Security strong.  For almost 80 years, Social Security has provided a strong foundation of income older Americans and their families can count on.  Social Security’s guaranteed benefits are a rock-solid commitment to American families. Americans earn Social Security’s guaranteed retirement benefits by making contributions out of every paycheck throughout their working lives. And, Social Security’s earned benefits also help workers and their families when disability …

Social Security, Work & Retirement Webinars

Posted on 06/26/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Money & Work | Wisconsin Does summer have you dreaming of retirement? Maybe you’re interested in starting your own business? Whatever your situation, we’ve got a webinar for that! It’s free and easy to participate, so there’s no excuse not to join us. Even if you can’t make awebinar on the scheduled day, register anyway. We’ll send you a link so you can listen later at your convenience.  Here’s what coming up: 10 Steps to Get to the Retirement You Want Thursday, July 24, 2014, …

WI Gets High Marks For Long-Term Care

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Wisconsin A just-released study ranks Wisconsin 8th among all states when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of residents. While that’s impressive, we all know that much more must be done to improve services in the Badger state and across the country.  The  Scorecard ranks each state overall and within 26 performance indicators along 5 key dimensions: affordability and access; choice of setting and provider; quality of life and quality of care; support for family caregivers; and, effective transitions. …