— Retirement isn’t as simple as reaching age 65 and quitting your job. It takes planning and the earlier you start the better. You need to think about when to take Social Security,  how to pay for health insurance, and how much you can spend on living expenses and just enjoying life. That’s why AARP Hawaii is holding a free “Think of Your Future” workshop in Kailua-Kona on Saturday, August 26. The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to noon at the …

— The earlier you start saving and investing for retirement the better. But no matter when you start, you need to know basic information about investing so you can make good decisions and invest with confidence. That’s why AARP Hawaii is holding a free “Better Late Than Never” workshop in Lihue on Saturday, August 19 with AARP volunteer and financial planner Joanna Amberger. The workshop runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lihue Public Library, 4344 Hardy Street. Amberger …

— Do more than just dream about retirement; Start planning for it at a “Think of Your Future” workshop in Wailuku on Saturday, June 10. The free workshop runs from 9 a.m. to noon at the J. Walter Cameron Center Auditorium. No individual advice will be given and no products or services promoted or sold. The workshop is just about helping you plan for retirement and it’s free. You don’t have to be an AARP member to attend. The following sessions …

— You can do more than dream about retirement; you can start planning for it at a free “Think of Your Future” workshop in Waimea on Saturday, April 29 . The free workshop runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Tutu’s House, 64-1032 Mamalahoa Highway. No individual advice will be given and no products or services promoted or sold. The workshop is just about helping you plan for retirement and it’s free. You don’t have to be an AARP member …

—   Master Shopper Veronica Hall will share secrets of saving money on groceries by clipping coupons with AARP members and guests at an Extreme Coupon Class on June 29. Hall teaches methods of organizing her newspaper and Internet coupons and secrets of shopping wisely that can be used to save big money every month. She says she spends less than $250 a month to feed her family of four. The 90-minute workshop for AARP members and guests is at the …

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— Saving for retirement in a state with a high cost of living is stressful, especially for those employed by small businesses. AARP Hawaii is urging state lawmakers to create a work group to devise strategies that could help people save. About half of the state’s private-sector workers have jobs that do not offer an opportunity to save for retirement through payroll deductions. And in a survey of Hawaii voters ages 35-64, nearly 6 in 10 of those in the workforce …

— Everyone dreams about retirement. But how many people are actually planning for it? AARP Hawaii is holding a “Think of Your Future” workshop at the Pearl City Public Library on Sunday, March 19 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. No individual advice will be given and no products or services promoted or sold. The workshop is just about helping you plan for retirement and it’s free. You don’t have to be an AARP member to attend. The following sessions are …

— Have you thought about the life you want to live in the future?  Do you need information to help you start planning financially? Join AARP volunteer Joanna Amberger, CFP, and take the first step during one of three free financial workshops taking place across the islands. See below for details all three workshops and registration links: “Better Late Than Never” Workshop – Kauai When: Saturday, Oct. 8, 9 am –noon Where: Lihue Library, 4344 Hardy Street, Lihue, HI 96766 Details: This …

— AARP understands that residents of Hawaii want to make the most of their future. Sometimes it is hard to navigate that process. That’s why AARP is providing free, unbiased information that will help you make smart financial decisions, so you can live the life you want to live! Attend one of two free workshops on Saturday, August 27. Both events are free, but pre-registration is encouraged. Materials and refreshments will be provided to attendees. Each “Think of Your Future Workshop” will include discussions on: • …

— Volunteers and staff from Hawaii were in Washington this week to advocate on behalf of AARP members and all older Americans on the crucial issues of family caregiving and Social Security. While meeting with members of Congress, they had crucial asks: AARP Hawaii advocates asked members of Congress to support two pieces of bipartisan legislation to help family caregivers, the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, and the Credit for Caring Act. They also enlisted members …