— In today’s uncertain economy, planning for your financial future is more important than ever. AARP NY invites you to attend these free financial workshop to help you make the most of your income in retirement. Improve your quality of life and find peace of mind about your finances. AARP is working to ensure you have the financial security you need to take charge of your future and live independently as you age. We offer free and unbiased information to help you plan and save so you can have freedom and …

— By Ann Levin A few years ago, Deborah Waite, of Clifton Springs, wasn’t overly concerned about retirement. She and her husband both had good jobs in upstate New York, saved through his 401(k) and looked forward to traveling. Then, within a couple of years, their marriage fell apart, and Waite fractured her pelvis in a zip line accident. “Now I’m not sure I’m going to retire and have enough money to live like I want to,” said Waite, 55, who …

— So, what would you do with an extra $10,000? Watch what some people would do. For many, a healthy financial lifestyle is a top priority for 2017. Achieving financial and retirement security doesn’t have to be an illusion. It’s important to put pen to paper and write down goals for your retirement and financial future. Then speak with a financial adviser, do your research and make a plan. AARP has a number of resources available to get you started including …

— El 76% de ellos no tienen un plan, mientras que al 67% de los de la generación X de la clase media les preocupa mucho poder costear la jubilación; es tiempo de que los líderes actúen Los hispanos y latinos de la generación X y boomers en la ciudad de Nueva York tienen problemas para costear sus necesidades básicas, tales como la vivienda, los servicios públicos e incluso la comida; y la falta de preparación para la jubilación es enorme. …

— By Ann Levin As the longtime owner of a funeral home company in central New York, Gary Finch knows the importance of attracting and keeping high-quality employees. That’s why Finch, who is also a Republican state assemblyman from Springport, supports a bill to set up a state-administered retirement savings program for workers at private-sector and nonprofit companies that don’t offer a plan. “The business community is concerned about costs,” he said. “But you need to be able to keep good …

— Social Security Faces 25% Benefits Cut by 2034 Without Action CORNING, N.Y. – AARP today delivered nearly 1,000 petitions to 23rd Congressional District candidates John Plumb and Tom Reed urging them to commit to working with the new Congress and new presidential administration to update Social Security for the 21st Century if elected.      AARP Associate State Director for the Southern Tier Randy Hoak presented the petitions – signed by residents across the 23rd District – to Mr. Plumb at 11:30 …

— Vast Majority Haven’t Done Basic Retirement Planning; Favor Clinton over Trump on Social Security, Retirement; Time Ripe for Leaders to Act Monroe County Generation Xers and Baby Boomers are struggling to afford basic necessities such as housing and utilities and are massively unprepared for retirement, with just a quarter having done basic planning while 62% worry often about having enough money to retire. That’s according to a new AARP New York-Siena College telephone survey of 603 Monroe County residents age …

— Vast Majority Haven’t Done Basic Retirement Planning; Gen Xers Favor Trump, Boomers Clinton on Social Security, Retirement; Time Ripe for Leaders to Act Erie County Generation Xers and Baby Boomers are struggling to afford basic necessities such as food and utilities, and they’re massively unprepared for retirement – with just a quarter having done basic planning while 63% worry often about having enough money to retire. That’s according to a new AARP New York-Siena College telephone survey of 611 Erie …

— Big Majorities Favor Clinton Over Trump on Social Security, Retirement; NYers Struggling With Necessities; Time Ripe for Leaders to Find Solutions ALBANY, N.Y. – New York’s middle class is struggling to afford basic necessities as retirement is becoming an illusion for them, with Generation Xers even worse off than Baby Boomers. That’s according to a new statewide Siena College telephone survey of 806 New Yorkers age 35 to 70, which found the cost of food is having a serious impact on …

— As state regulators consider National Grid’s proposed 24 percent increase in the natural gas delivery rate for Long Islanders, AARP is playing a leading role among advocates opposing the hike, calling it unaffordable for thousands of families. At three public hearings this year, AARP New York officials were sharply critical of the proposal. National Grid is seeking an additional $146 million in annual revenue from delivery rate increases in 2017. If approved, the typical residential customer would pay about $198 …