— Many are concerned that Arkansans haven’t saved enough money for retirement and could end up needing public assistance. Therefore, this is a bigger issue than just what one person has saved for retirement. It’s about the impact an aging population with limited savings could have on our state’s economic future. Most telling is the high number of Arkansans who feel anxious and behind schedule when it comes to their retirement. Much of that anxiety is around cost of living increases and health …

— AARP Mississippi is happy to announce our Scholar Athlete of the Week every Friday this fall. We partnered with Super Talk Mississippi to seek nominations for outstanding students who excel in sports and academics. The response was overwhelming! Meet Anna Landrum, a senior at Northeast Jones High School. She was nominated by Lori Landrum. “Anna plays volleyball, basketball and softball,” Landrum said. “She has been a member of her inaugural volleyball team for its first two years and this year …

— AARP Mississippi is happy to announce our Scholar Athlete of the Week every Friday this fall. We partnered with Super Talk Mississippi to seek nominations for outstanding students who excel in sports and academics. The response was overwhelming! Meet Anne Grayson Clanton, a senior at Lafayette High School. She was nominated by Jennifer Painter. “Anne has a 3.91 GPA and is ranked 19 out of 197 seniors while being a full-time band member since 6th grade and working a part-time …

— 41% of Middle Class Headed Toward Poverty or Near-Poverty in Retirement; NYers of Color Face Starkest Inequities as AARP Looks to #DisruptDisparities NEW YORK, N.Y. – More than two of every five middle class New Yorkers in their 50s are headed for poverty or near-poverty in retirement. Typical workers in the bottom 90 percent of earnings will need almost a third more income in retirement to maintain their standard of living. And fewer workers of color have access to workplace …

— Lately, scammers have been spoofing phone numbers of banks, doctor’s offices and other official agencies. Spoofing means that a scammer’s phone number will show up on your caller ID as an official number. Scammers have been doing this with the 1-800 number for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to try and collect vital personal information from people in order to steal their identities. Recently, the AARP Fraud Watch Network was debriefed by the Office of Acting Inspector General (OIG) about …

— Ya llegaron los días festivos. Y con ellos, el tiempo de comprar regalos especiales para nuestra familia y amigos. Pero también es el momento de estar alerta para evitar convertirte en víctima de una estafa. Desafortunadamente, los estafadores merodean en nuestras comunidades y en el Internet en búsqueda de víctimas, pero si te mantienes alerta, puedes proteger tu información personal y tu bolsillo. Algunas estafas son exclusivas de la época festiva de fin de año y muchas están relacionadas con …

— Por Holly Fisher David Hill no puede aumentarle el salario a sus 130 trabajadores en PLAN Home Health Care que actualmente ganan entre $10 y $12 tanto como quisiera, pero sí espera ayudarlos de otra manera: al ahorrar para la jubilación. La idea, comúnmente llamada trabajo y ahorro, les daría a los empleadores la opción de inscribir a sus trabajadores en un programa de jubilación coordinado por el estado. La iniciativa sería voluntaria tanto para los empleadores como para los …

— By Aliya S. King  Margina Dennis, 50, a professional makeup artist, worries about retirement. She loves what she does, and yet she knows that working past age 65 isn’t feasible. “There are some professions where you may be able to work longer if you need to save more money,” Dennis said. “But I can’t continue to haul around 40-pound makeup bags or stand for 14 hours in the heat or in 20-below temperatures.” Dennis, of Bergen County, has some modest …

— By Holly Fisher David Hill said he can’t raise salaries for his 130 workers at PLAN Home Health Care as much as he’d like from the $10-to-$12 hourly wage many earn, but he’s hoping to help them in another way: saving for retirement. The idea—commonly called work and save—would give employers the option of enrolling their workers in a retirement program coordinated by the state. The initiative would be voluntary for both employers and employees, but supporters hope it would …

— Por Aliya S. King  A Margina Dennis, de 50 años, maquilladora profesional, le preocupa su jubilación. Le encanta lo que hace, y sin embargo, sabe que continuar trabajando después de los 65 años no es tan fácil. “Hay algunas profesiones en la que puedes trabajar más tiempo si es que necesitas ahorrar más dinero”, dijo Dennis. “Pero yo no puedo cargar bolsos de maquillaje de 40 libras, o pasar 14 horas parada bajo el calor o en temperaturas de 20 …