social security

Get ready for your future: Tips & tools for savings, retirement planning and more

Posted on 06/18/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Money & Work | Nevada Whether you’re planning for retirement, travel, home remodeling or sending the kids to college, financial security is a crucial piece of your future.  Yet many people feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start when it comes to planning.   That’s why AARP Nevada is presenting a series of workshops connecting you with tips, free tools and information that can help.  Learn about finding the savings vehicles that are best for you, ways to cut costs, determining how much money you will need in retirement to achieve your goals, …

Speakers Announced! Joyful Retirement: Planning for Your Future

Posted on 06/17/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Events | Money & Work | Uncategorized | Washington DC Think you are too young to plan for financial security? Think again! Join AARP DC on Thursday, June 26, 2014 to get started. Planning for the future can be a distant thought. Bring a friend and join AARP DC for a free interactive and holistic seminar on financial security. Discover the benefits of financial planning and budgeting and hear how you can benefit from Social Security, 401(k) plans, Individual Retirement Plans, and safe investment options from experts in the field. …

Voter Education Kicks Off with U.S. Senate Debate on July 15

Posted on 06/10/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Hawaii Hawaii had the lowest voter turnout among all states in 2012 – with less than half (44.5 percent) of eligible voters casting ballots. Yet, older voters turn out to the polls at a much higher rate than any other age group, suggesting that Hawaii voters age 50-plus will play an important role in determining this year’s election results. Beginning in July, AARP Hawaii will sponsor a televised debate and numerous in-person voter education events designed to help residents make informed …

Keeping Residents Out of Poverty

Posted on 06/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Delaware | Money & Work Social Security keeps more than a third of Delawareans age 65 and older out of poverty. According to a report from the AARP Public Policy Institute, 47,000 state residents in that age group would be living below the poverty line without their earned benefits. About 20 percent rely on Social Security for 90 percent of their household income. “Every day, Delawareans make difficult choices between paying utility bills, filling prescriptions and buying food,” said Jeanne Nutter, AARP state president. “Social …

Plan to Tax Retirement Income Sparks Debate

Posted on 06/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Illinois | Money & Work By Kelly Soderlund In a proposal to dramatically change how Illinois collects taxes, a Chicago think tank has recommended that the state tax all forms of federally taxable retirement income. If enacted, that would alleviate much of the state’s budget crisis, but also leave nearly 1.5 million retirees with less money in their pockets. The Civic Federation, a nonpartisan government research organization, released a report in March outlining its proposal for how to make up for the state’s $5.4 billion …

Social Security Keeping Older Rhode Islanders Out of Poverty

Posted on 05/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family | Money & Work | Rhode Island Just over 50 percent of Rhode Islanders age 65 and older rely on Social Security for at least half of their family income—and nearly 24 percent rely on Social Security for 90 percent of their family income. Some 148,000 Rhode Islanders collect benefits.” “Seniors trying to meet the rising costs of utilities, prescription drugs and groceries would be desperate without Social Security benefits,” said Kathleen Connell, AARP state director. “As buying power decreases, protecting Social Security becomes more important than …