— 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 …

— Almost half the people who work for private businesses in the state do not have a retirement savings plan through their employer, according to a 2015 AARP study. Beginning Jan. 15, many of those 104,000 workers will be able to start saving for their future under the Green Mountain Secure Retirement Plan, thanks to a state law passed in 2017. The plan, managed by the State Treasurer’s office, is available to businesses that have up to 50 workers; self-employed individuals …

— 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 Crane, a senior at Pearl High School. She was nominated by Steven White, Honors instructor at Pearl High School. “I would like to nominate Anna Crane, a senior from Pearl High School as your AARP Mississippi Scholar Athlete of the …

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— Our grandparents are often among the most important people in our lives. And unfortunately, there is a scam that has been targeting them specifically. See this video to learn how the “Grandparent Scam” works and share it with others so, they too can help them to be aware and protected. How It Works: You get a frantic call from someone claiming to be your grandson or granddaughter.  The caller says there’s an emergency and asks you to send money right away. …

— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Michigan for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!   EVENTS DECEMBER Happy Holidays to you and yours!   JANUARY Tuesday, January 15  –  Fraud Watch Workshop.  Every 2 seconds, someone’s identity is stolen. Identity theft, fraud and scams cost us …

— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Michigan for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us! EVENTS DECEMBER Happy Holidays to you and yours! JANUARY Stay tuned for more upcoming events! DISCOUNTS Jackson Symphony Orchestra. AARP Members are eligible to receive a discount of 25% off the …