In 2016, a federal regulation was promulgated which required that any professional making a recommendation or solicitation regarding investments act in the best interests of their clients and put their clients' interests above their own. This policy protected consumers from receiving advice from financial experts that would benefit the advisor based on fees and commissions collected. After receiving pushback from the financial industry, the jurisdictional agencies began reexamining the policy.
At AARP Georgia's Day at the Capitol in March, one of our volunteers asked a state legislator about the high cost of prescription drugs. The legislator responded that the cost of medicine is often too high; and that she, herself, has been prescribed $600/month eye drops, which she cannot afford so she doesn't use them. This example is all too common.
AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2019 Georgia Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Georgians who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.
Tiny House Festival May 11-12 at Atlantic Station! See the Big Impact a Tiny House Can Have in Your Community.
AARP Georgia is partnering with MicroLife Institute ( a 2018 Community Challenge Grant winner!) to help introduce you to the world of micro living and see the big impact a tiny house can have, especially if you're a caregiver, 50+ and thinking about retirement and downsizing, or you're a household with varied generations.
Volunteers are often asked to explain who and what AARP is, and why people should care. Ultimately, these are questions about AARP’s “brand.”
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