Women have a particularly hard time saving for retirement- Secure Choice can help

Posted on 07/21/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Advocacy The following was written by one our volunteers.   Women retire with two-thirds the savings of men, because they are more likely to work in part-time jobs that do not qualify them for a retirement plan. As a working mother, I’m torn between being sad or mad that we are financially marginalized for the same reasons that the society expects us to fulfill the role of caregiving for our younger ones and elderly loved ones, along with managing other household chores. …

Advocacy/Grassroots Internship

Posted on 07/21/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Uncategorized   Description The AARP New Jersey State Office, located in Princeton, NJ, has openings for Fall, Spring, and Summer internship appointments! AARP Advocacy and Grassroots Interns are provided legislative education in both state and federal political spheres and gain first-hand knowledge of the New Jersey state legislature. Our advocacy work for the 50+ population gives interns exposure to real-world applications. At the AARP NJSO, interns play a vital role in the development of advocacy and outreach campaigns. They learn firsthand …

Financial planners should invest based on clients’ best interests, not their own

Posted on 07/10/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Advocacy Millions of Americans save for retirement using a 401(k), but how do they know if they are making the best investment decisions.  We may not all be Warren Buffet, but we all want someone like him advising us on how to best invest our retirement savings. However, the law does not hold all financial professionals accountable.  Some, like Certified Financial Planners, must act only in your best interest.  They can only do what they think will benefit you the most.  …

Medicaid at 50: Relief for the Most Vulnerable

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing By Christina Hernandez Sherwood Steven Sarton woke up in a nursing home a week after he suffered a stroke several years ago. Sarton, now 54, had memory loss and speech problems. He couldn’t walk. He needed the help a nursing home provided, but was frustrated by such things as the communal bathroom and poor food quality. In February, Sarton and his fiancée moved to an accessible apartment building in Ewing with the help of a Medicaid program offering home- and …

Brindar asistencia a quienes la necesitan

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Español | Health & Wellbeing Por Christina Hernandez Sherwood Steven Sarton se despertó en un hogar de cuidados para adultos mayores una semana después de haber padecido un derrame cerebral hace varios años. Sarton, quien ahora tiene 54 años, tuvo pérdida de memoria y problemas del habla. No podía caminar. Necesitaba la ayuda que se le proporcionaba en un hogar de cuidados, pero lo frustraban cosas como el baño común y la mala calidad de la comida. En febrero, Sarton y su prometida se mudaron …

Secure Choice is a critical option for workers trying to save for retirement in New Jersey

Posted on 06/24/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Advocacy People are 15x more likely to save for retirement if they can do so at work   Right now, the NJ Legislature is working NJ Secure Choice Savings Program Act, which would help the more than 1.7 million working New Jerseyans who don’t have access to a retirement savings plan at work. Secure Choice makes it easier to save so everyone can live the life they want after they retire. It’s all about choice and control. It makes it easier …