— 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 Lihue on Saturday, Sept. 9. The workshop runs from 1p.m. to 4 p.m. at the …

— AARP North Dakota conducted a series of workshops called “10 Steps to Retirement” outlining AARP’s recommended steps to help you prepare for the retirement you want. Workshop participants gave the presentation high marks and we received a number of inquiries asking if and when we would repeat the workshop. Here it is! This narrated 17-minute online presentation allows you to watch and listen on your own time and ensure you get the information you desire. The “10 Steps to Retirement” …

— “We want people to understand that if they want to have a happy retirement they need to be happy before they stop working,” said Kelvin Boston in opening the recent AARP DC financial security seminar “Joyful Retirement: Planning for your Future” that was offered  at AARP headquarters. Boston, was the seminar moderator and host for the public television program “Moneywise.” Boston further stated, “A lot of us think that we have to acquire things and reach certain goals and after …