Driver Safety Discount This Week Only

Posted on 10/8/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Money & Work | Wisconsin AARP Driver Safety is celebrating Drive Safely Work Week by offering 30% off its online course. Now through October 12, AARP members and non-members can take advantage of this special promotion. To take the course and get the discount, visit the Driver Safety website and enter the Promotion Code DSWW30 when prompted during registration and checkout. This offer is valid for online only. Participants will have 60 days to complete the course. You may also be eligible for an automobile insurance discount …

Raise Your Voice Before They Raise Your Rates

Posted on 10/7/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Advocacy | Wisconsin Just turning on the lights could be almost twice as expensive if some utility companies in Wisconsin have their way. Madison Gas & Electric (MGE), We Energies, and Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPSC), are asking to nearly double the fixed electrical charge on your utility bill each month. This is the fee you pay before using any electricity at all. Many people keep their bills low by turning off lights and keeping close tabs on their thermostat. But customers could lose this …

Stay One Step Ahead of the Scammers

Posted on 10/7/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Money & Work | Wisconsin How was “Kenneth” able to scam 117 Kenosha area residents out of more than $6 million before he was finally nabbed by the FBI and sentenced to 10 years in prison? Simple. He convinced his victims to trust him. As an elder in his local church, Kenneth claimed to have a business called Homestead Investments. He got friends, family members and parishioners to invest in this company, promising them a 15% return. He told them their money would be used …

Make Your Own Emergency Disaster Kit

Posted on 09/17/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Wisconsin Disasters disrupt thousands of lives every year and have lasting effects both to people and property. When disaster strikes, relief organizations will try to help but may not be able to reach you immediately, so we need to be ready ourselves.  September is National Disaster Preparedness Month and it’s our opportunity to get disaster prepared.    This month we hope you will set time aside to create an emergency communications plan to establish how you find and communicate with loved ones …

We Need YOU to Help Keep Social Security Strong!

Posted on 09/16/2014 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 …

Pressing Issues Face Older Voters

Posted on 09/4/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Wisconsin By David Lewellen Wisconsin will see a sharply contested race for governor this fall and will also choose 17 state senators, all 99 state representatives and eight members of the U.S. House. But before voters go to the polls, AARP Wisconsin will be spreading the word to voters and candidates alike about issues facing older residents. Major concerns Key state issues for Wisconsin’s 50-plus population this fall include: Family Care, a state program that helps older people and those with …