social security

Honoring the Memory of Marie Smith

Posted on 04/24/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Advocacy | Finances 50+ | Press | Volunteering AARP Hawaii honors the memory of Social Security champion and former AARP President Marie Smith (2004-2006), who died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, April 19. The long-time Maui resident had been living in Las Vegas near family members in recent years. She is remembered for providing crucial leadership on one of AARP’s most significant advocacy efforts: our opposition to carving private accounts out of Social Security in 2005. During her 25-year tenure at the Social Security Administration, Marie held …

AARP state president visiting Washington DC to meet with members of Ohio’s congressional delegation

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Advocacy AARP Ohio volunteer State President Michael Barnhart was among volunteers and staff who today (Tuesday, April 28) dropped off petitions at the U.S. Department of Labor in support of a conflict of interest standard, following the release of a proposed rule earlier this month. The delivery of the petitions, containing more than 26,000 signatures, kicks off several days of action in Washington that includes visits to U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R) and Sherrod Brown (D) and Ohio members of the …

Discover the Real Possibilities of Financial Security at a Workshop Near You!

Posted on 03/17/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Events | Finances 50+ | Money & Work | Press   Throughout your life, you’ve paved your own path—finding the things that mean the most to you. The road to retirement isn’t any different. AARP Virginia is working to ensure you have the resources and tools you need to take charge of your future by offering free, unbiased information as you work, plan, and save for the real possibility of long-term financial security. Join us at an upcoming financial security workshop in your community. After decades of hard work, you …

Come to AARP Utah’s Real Possibilities University on May 13 in South Jordan

Posted on 03/16/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Money & Work AARP Utah is pleased to bring its “Real Possibilities” University to South Jordan on Wednesday, May 13.  The event will be at The District at the Megaplex Theatres from 5:00 pm–7:00 pm. Keynote topics and speakers are Dr. Kevin Duff, Associate Professor with the University of Utah’s Brain Institute to discuss how to stay sharp and improve brain fitness, and Keith Woodwell, Director of the Utah Division of Securities providing information about how to avoid becoming a fraud victim. Following …

Your Final Four from Social Security

Posted on 03/16/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Finances 50+ | Money & Work By Alan Edwards, Social Security Public Affairs Since 1939, March has meant one thing in the world of sports: March Madness. In this tournament, 68 college basketball teams compete through the month until only the final four teams remain. Coaches gather their teams to drive home the gravity of the moment, reminding them that they’ve worked hard and that how they respond to the pressure directly determines the outcome. When it comes to retirement, you can secure your own winning …

Win Big by Starting Your Savings!

Posted on 02/19/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Finances 50+ | Money & Work By Charmaine Fuller Cooper In a recent text conversation with a close friend, I encouraged her to save a minimum of ten percent each paycheck for retirement and encouraged her to aim for fifteen percent if possible. I was quite surprised when she texted back that she wasn’t saving anything at all. Both of us are intelligent with fulfilling nonprofit careers in our passion areas. We never really focused on money until bill time came and joked that we were …