— English Esta primavera AARP publicó datos que revelaron los planes financieros de los californianos de la  Gen X y los Baby Boomers y los medios de los que disponen para su futuro financiero. La encuesta, titulada “California Soñando…o Luchando: Seguridad Financiera de la Generacion X y los Baby Boomer,” revela que en su mayor parte los californianos no están listos para la jubilación; y si bien siguen siendo optimistas, muchos luchan con problemas de acceso a  vivienda y la dificultad de …

— Earlier this year AARP published a survey, entitled “California Dreaming…or Struggling: Gen X and Boomer Financial Security,” which reveals that for the most part Californians are not ready for retirement and it is largely due to housing related expenses. In an effort to combat these statistics, AARP California is sharing tips and tools, bi-weekly on social media that can help you start living your California dream. Here is a summary of what was shared in August! CUT COSTS NOW Many …

— By Rita Beamish Patricia A. Gonzalez-Portillo loves her California life, her friends and her home in Long Beach. But at 51, working as a national director for a nonprofit and married to a video-industry entrepreneur, she knows that finances ultimately will force them to leave and retire in Texas. Gonzalez-Portillo would rather stay, but Alan, her 15-year-old son, is bound for college in a couple of years. With a mortgage, the boy’s tuition at a private high school and other …

— Español AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation service AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Soon approaching its 50th year, Tax-Aide offers free tax filing help to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Tax-Aide volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers who might otherwise miss out on the credits and deductions they’ve earned. A …

— This past Spring AARP published data that revealed the financial plans of California Gen Xers and Baby Boomers and how prepared they are for their financial future. The survey, entitled “California Dreaming…or Struggling: Gen X and Boomer Financial Security,” reveals that for the most part Californians are not ready for retirement; and while they remain optimistic, many are struggling with issues of housing affordability and difficulty in saving for retirement. In an effort to combat these statistics, AARP California is …

— Document-Shredding Events and Education Sessions Will Help Consumers Avoid Fraud Los Angeles, CA. – The AARP Fraud Watch Network brings fraud-fighting efforts to consumers nationwide in “Operation: Stop Scams” — a month-long series of events in communities coast-to-coast, as AARP state organizations sponsor more than 150 free local events in nearly every state and the District of Columbia from Friday, April 14, through Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Events include: paper-shredding events, fraud education programs – popularly referred to as “scam …

— By Elizabeth Blish Hughes When immigrants from Southeast Asia come into the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide office in Sunnyvale looking for help preparing their returns, they often turn to Elaine Tran. A self-described “boat person” who arrived in the United States from Vietnam in 1979, Tran said the taxpayers who look for her “are more comfortable speaking their own languages. “When I explain, they understand more clearly,” said Tran, 56, who speaks three Asian languages—Vietnamese, Mandarin and Cantonese—in addition to English. …

— En español, Don’t fall prey of these 7 hoaxes by Sid Kirchheimer T’is the season for shopping, salutations and various seasonal scams as perennial as poinsettias. Among the most common: 1. Shopping setups During the holidays, scammers, working like type A elves, try to steal money and personal information from unsuspecting shoppers. One popular scheme: rogue websites that appear on your search engine results when you type in the names of hot-selling gifts or even terms such as “discount toys.” …

— Gardena, CA – At a ceremony today at the Second Time Around Senior Club, Representative Maxine Waters (CD 43) was presented with AARP’s “Champion of 50+” award, in recognition of her strong support for a new U.S. Department of Labor rule, which requires that retirement plan advice be given in the best interest of consumers – a rule which could save American families billions of dollars per year. Rep. Waters also voted AGAINST legislation that would have stopped the rule …

— By Laura Mecoy The Booksmith’s 12 employees are like many other retail workers in San Francisco: They are more worried about paying their sky-high rents than saving for retirement, owner Christin Evans said. So while Evans wanted to provide a retirement savings plan, she said she couldn’t justify the cost and administrative burden of creating one for the bookstore’s workers. Now Evans is looking forward to the adoption of state legislation that would implement the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings …

—   SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Investment Board recommended to the Legislature a plan to promote greater savings for California’s 6.8 million private-sector workers who currently lack access to employer-sponsored retirement plans. The following is a statement from AARP California Director of Advocacy Blanca Castro on the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Investment Board ’s recommendations:“AARP is pleased to support efforts to ensure Californians have financial freedom as they get older. “We recognize that with California’s …