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Workshops Focus on Retirement Security

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As part of its efforts to improve retirement security for Iowans, AARP is sponsoring several events during Money Smart Week, April 18-25.

AARP will host a statewide tele-town hall on April 20, 7-8 p.m., as well as workshops in Cedar Rapids, April 21, 5:30-7 p.m.; Davenport, April 22, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; and Des Moines, April 23, 5:30-7 p.m. The events are free, and participants will learn about online tools that can help them plan for retirement.

“This weeklong focus on personal finance is well-timed,” said Kent Sovern, AARP state president. “It follows promptly after April 15 tax day, a time when many Americans resolve to become better stewards of their money.”

In a recent survey of Iowa voters age 50-plus, 69 percent of those who have not retired said it’s hard to save for retirement, and 50 percent said they have postponed or will postpone retirement.

For details, go to, call 866-554-5378 toll-free or email

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