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— Truly free financial planning seminar Facing an increasingly complex financial landscape, retirement planning and financial decision-making are becoming more daunting than ever. Although we’re all bombarded with offers for help — especially if you have sizable savings — Cincinnati folks of all means tell us they want and need accurate and unbiased information to help them navigate their own path toward a comfortable retirement. Join us for a free — absolutely no strings involved — interactive seminar in one of …

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— In an increasingly complex landscape, financial planning and decision-making are becoming more daunting than ever. Although we’re all bombarded with offers for help — especially if you have sizable savings — Cincinnati folks of all means tell us they want and need accurate and unbiased information to get ready for the future. Join us for a free — absolutely no strings attached — interactive seminar in one of two Cincinnati locations in May. We promise no sales, no solicitations and …

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— You’re invited to come learn how to get Ready for Retirement Many Boomers still are struggling to recover from the Great Recession, while others are slowly starting to rebuild their financial security. The rocky economy, continuing uncertainty in the job market, reduced savings, stock market losses and lower home values have combined to shake confidence in an ability to retire with adequate resources. AARP sees that Americans are facing complex financial planning processes and an evolving set of investment and …

— New Year’s resolutions are the promises we make to ourselves so we can enjoy better, happier and healthier lives both now and in retirement. Thinking about retirement can be overwhelming. Am I saving enough? When can I afford to stop working? How long will my money last? With these three steps, we’ve made it easy to achieve a New Year’s resolution that can get you to the retirement you want: Evaluate your overall financial picture. Use AARP’s free Retirement Calculator …

— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, November 25, 2013 CONTACT: AARP Media Relations 202-434-2560, media@aarp.org, @AARPMedia  AARP Introduces Free Health Care Costs Calculator for Retirement Planning Only One Third of Americans Close to Retirement Age Have Taken Steps to Save for Major Expense  WASHINGTON, DC – Today, AARP launched a free online Health Care Costs Calculator, a major addition to their Ready for Retirement suite of planning tools.  In a survey accompanying the release of the calculator, AARP found that just one …

— It’s no secret the retirement security landscape looks much different today than it did even a few years ago. We can no longer rely solely on traditional defined benefit pension plans for a stable income in retirement. This means our retirement well-being increasingly depends on our personal bank accounts and other savings, like 401ks.  Yet despite this shift, the 2013 Retirement Confidence Survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) tells us that only a little over half of workers age 50+ …

— We all want financial security in our retirement years.  In this new era of retirement, however, planning shouldn’t focus solely on finances. Without doubt, money is a huge part of retirement planning — probably the most significant part — but it’s not all of it. When planning for retirement, having a balanced approach that considers both life (what it will look like on a day-to-day basis) and finances will help you achieve the most positive outlook.  We need to prepare …

—         During the 2013 legislative session, AARP Oregon achieved a number of its legislative priorities, including: Maintaining or enhancing funding levels of home- and community-based services (with various adjustments related to DHS budget, the recommended budget for Aging & Physical Disabilities is 10.3% general fund more and 18.4% total funds more than the 2011-13 approved budget). This marks a significant investment in Oregon’s LTSS/HCBS system after years of budget reductions. (SB 5529/HB 5008); Securing expansion under the …

—     One in six 45-64 year olds has less than $5K in savings CLACKAMAS, OR — Oregon is facing a retirement crisis. A newly released survey from AARP Oregon shows that over half of all Oregonians age 45-64 do not have retirement savings through an employer. What is even more shocking is that one in six Oregonians has less than $5,000 in a retirement savings account. On Wednesday, June 19, 2013, the Joint Ways and Means Committee of the Oregon …

— A “comfortable” retirement doesn’t just happen; it requires attention and planning. That’s why AARP Arkansas is offering a a series of FREE Seminars about Planning for Retirement for members who are approaching retirement (happily or anxiously), or want to improve their financial security. We’ll explore some basic retirement goals, sources of retirement income, and how to fill income gaps. We’ll also introduce you to some of the online tools AARP has developed for calculating savings and estimating Social Security benefits. This …