— AARP Louisiana is excited to host Hispanic/Latino Financial Freedom Day on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Crown Plaza in Kenner, Louisiana. This year’s event will occur during Hispanic Heritage Month, and will address some of the economic struggles that have plagued the Hispanic/Latino community, in the wake of the Great Recession. Financial Freedom Day will feature a panel discussion titled “The Unbanked or Underbanked Latino Consumer.” Certified financial planners will also be …

— WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a new AARP survey released today, 8 in 10 say that taking a stand on Social Security is a basic threshold for Presidential leadership. The survey of likely voters age 50+ also shows nearly 40% are dissatisfied with their retirement savings and nearly half of voters worry they won’t be able to achieve their financial goals over the next five years (49%).  4 in 10 (40%) still don’t know for certain which party’s presidential candidate they’ll …

— AARP Louisiana is encouraging Bayou Staters to protect themselves from scams by using free resources available through the AARP Fraud Watch Network. Anyone can sign up for real-time alerts on the latest scams, get tips on how to stop them and report their own experiences for a nationwide scam tracking map. AARP also will be at the Gulf Coast Elder Abuse Conference in Slidell on June 22 to inform participants about trends in fraud and identity theft. The Federal Trade …