— 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 …

— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              CONTACT:  Hilda Marella Delgado Monday, March 6, 2017                                                (626) 429-7072, hdelgado@aarp.org Pasadena, Calif.– After the U.S. House of Representatives recently fast-tracked a measure that aims to prevent states from creating their own workplace savings programs, AARP and State Treasurer John Chiang today held a press conference urging the U.S. Senate to defeat the legislation and thereby protect the ability of millions of California workers to save for a secure retirement through the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings …

— About 7.5 million Californians whose employers do not offer a retirement savings plan will soon have a way to save for retirement through payroll deductions. Signed into law in September by Gov. Jerry Brown (D), the Secure Choice program requires employers with five or more employees either to sponsor a retirement savings plan or to automatically enroll their workers in a new state-created plan. The employer mandate will be phased in over a three-year period. AARP California backed the legislation …

— 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. …

— 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 …

— SACRAMENTO – Today, AARP applauded the vote on the Senate Floor passing the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Act (Senate Bill 1234) introduced by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De León into the Assembly. AARP strongly supports SB 1234, which, if passed by the legislature and signed by Governor Brown, would create an auto-enrolled, supplemental retirement savings program for more than 7 million private sector workers in California who do not have access to a retirement savings plan through their …

— 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 …