— The AARP survey, entitled ‚ÄúCalifornia Dreaming‚Ķor Struggling: Gen X and Boomer Financial Security,‚ÄĚ ¬†reveals that for the most part Californians are not ready for retirement and it is largely due to housing related expenses. AARP California wants to help you take control of your finances. We are sharing DIY tips and tools bi-weekly on social media to help you save more or begin to save. Here is a summary of what was shared in December!   CUT COSTS NOW Many …

— Espa√Īol¬†According to an AARP survey, entitled ‚ÄúCalifornia Dreaming‚Ķor Struggling: Gen X and Boomer Financial Security,‚ÄĚ which reveals that for the most part Californians are not ready for retirement and it is largely due to housing related expenses. AARP California wants to help you take control of your finances. We are sharing DIY tips and tools bi-weekly on social media to help you save more or begin to save. Here is a summary of what was shared in October! CUT COSTS …

— According to an AARP survey, entitled ‚ÄúCalifornia Dreaming‚Ķor Struggling: Gen X and Boomer Financial Security,‚ÄĚ which reveals that for the most part Californians are not ready for retirement and it is largely due to housing related expenses. AARP California wants to help you take control of your finances. We are sharing DIY tips and tools bi-weekly on social media that can help you turn things around and begin to save. Here is a summary of what was shared in September! …

— Earlier this year AARP published a survey, entitled ‚ÄúCalifornia Dreaming‚Ķor Struggling: Gen X and Boomer Financial Security,‚ÄĚ which reveals that for the most part Californians are not ready for retirement and it is largely due to housing related expenses. In an effort to combat these statistics, AARP California is sharing tips and tools, bi-weekly on social media that can help you start living your California dream. Here is a summary of what was shared in August! CUT COSTS NOW Many …

— By Rita Beamish Patricia A. Gonzalez-Portillo loves her California life, her friends and her home in Long Beach. But at 51, working as a national director for a nonprofit and married to a video-industry entrepreneur, she knows that finances ultimately will force them to leave and retire in Texas. Gonzalez-Portillo would rather stay, but Alan, her 15-year-old son, is bound for college in a couple of years. With a mortgage, the boy‚Äôs tuition at a private high school and other …

— Espa√Īol AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation service AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Soon approaching its 50th year, Tax-Aide offers free tax filing help to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can‚Äôt afford a tax preparation service. Tax-Aide volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers who might otherwise miss out on the credits and deductions they‚Äôve earned. A …

— This past Spring AARP published data that revealed the financial plans of California Gen Xers and Baby Boomers and how prepared they are for their financial future. The survey, entitled ‚ÄúCalifornia Dreaming‚Ķor Struggling: Gen X and Boomer Financial Security,‚ÄĚ reveals that for the most part Californians are not ready for retirement; and while they remain optimistic, many are struggling with issues of housing affordability and difficulty in saving for retirement. In an effort to combat these statistics, AARP California is …

— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† CONTACT:¬† Hilda Marella Delgado Monday, March 6, 2017¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† (626) 429-7072, hdelgado@aarp.org Pasadena, Calif.‚Äď After the U.S. House of Representatives recently fast-tracked a measure that aims to prevent states from creating their own workplace savings programs, AARP and State Treasurer John Chiang today held a press conference urging the U.S. Senate to defeat the legislation and thereby protect the ability of millions of California workers to save for a secure retirement through the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings …

— About 7.5 million Californians whose employers do not offer a retirement savings plan will soon have a way to save for retirement through payroll deductions. Signed into law in September by Gov. Jerry Brown (D), the Secure Choice program requires employers with five or more employees either to sponsor a retirement savings plan or to automatically enroll their workers in a new state-created plan. The employer mandate will be phased in over a three-year period. AARP California backed the legislation …

— By Elizabeth Blish Hughes When immigrants from Southeast Asia come into the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide office in Sunnyvale looking for help preparing their returns, they often turn to Elaine Tran. A self-described ‚Äúboat person‚ÄĚ who arrived in the United States from Vietnam in 1979, Tran said the taxpayers who look for her ‚Äúare more comfortable speaking their own languages. ‚ÄúWhen I explain, they understand more clearly,‚ÄĚ said Tran, 56, who speaks three Asian languages‚ÄĒVietnamese, Mandarin and Cantonese‚ÄĒin addition to English. …