— Secure Choice, a voluntary workplace retirement savings option that could help millions of working New Yorkers save for their futures on the job, was enacted into law as part of the 2018-19 New York State Budget. When the program is fully implemented as expected in two years, Secure Choice will provide a convenient way for people to save at work – and continue saving even if they change jobs. What is the “Secure Choice Savings Program”? A new, voluntary workplace retirement savings program …

— New York State has long been home to some of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the nation. New York’s ethnic communities—primarily comprised of African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander and Hispanic/Latino populations are not only growing, but also aging at a rapid pace. Given these changing demographics, AARP convened thought leaders, elected officials and leading organizations that serve New York’s ethnic communities to launch a multi-year effort to identify disparities that exist among their ethnic 50-plus communities and develop an …

— En Español.  AARP New York and the Paid Family Leave Coalition fought for the Paid Family Leave program because family caregivers who work shouldn’t have to choose between caring for a loved one or losing their jobs. In January 2018, we reached that goal when one of the strongest Paid Family Leave laws in the nation took effect. Here are five things you should know about New York’s Paid Family Leave program: 1) What is paid family leave? Under a …

— In today’s uncertain economy, planning for your financial future is more important than ever. AARP invites you to attend these free financial workshops to help you make the most of your income in retirement.  Improve your quality of life and find peace of mind about your finances. AARP is working to ensure you have the financial security you need to take charge of your future and live independently as you age. We offer free and unbiased information to help you …

—  Women’s History Month is a great time to reflect on how far women have come and it is also a time to take action on some of the gaps that still exist especially economically. That is why AARP wants to empower women to take control of their retirement and financial future with these tips. AARP will host a series of AARP MoneySmarts workshops around the state this Spring. Register for one of our free AARP MoneySmarts workshops in upstate New …

— By Philip Lentz Most New Yorkers of color over age 50 retire near the poverty line. They are more than twice as likely as older white residents to spend over half their income on housing. And 330,000-plus New Yorkers 60 and older are eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (commonly known as food stamps) but have not signed up for it. These are a few of the troubling findings in three briefs issued by AARP New York that highlight …

— Like many Americans, you’ve probably started thinking about the future and your loved ones’ futures. Maybe dreaming about taking a trip, learning a new language or sending your kids to their dream college. Whatever it is, AARP is here to help you plan for it. We offer free, unbiased financial information and tools for reaching your goals. So you can turn your dreams into real possibilities. Join AARP New York and Carver Federal Savings Bank for a FREE AARP MoneySmarts …

— Like many Americans, you’ve probably started thinking about the future. Maybe dreaming about taking a trip, learning a new language or spending more time doing something you enjoy fishing or photography. Whatever it is, AARP is here to help. We offer free, unbiased financial information and tools for reaching your goals. So you can turn your dreams into real possibilities. AARP will host a series of informational financial workshops on Long Island that will help you build your financial strength. Register …

— By Andrea Atkins Muriel Norman thought it would never happen to her. But when a caller claiming to be from the Social Security Administration told her that her monthly checks would stop unless she provided key personal information, she complied. “I know Social Security doesn’t call people,” said Norman, 91, of Manhattan. “I said that to the man on the phone. But he said, ‘We mailed you something and you didn’t respond, so we’re following up with a phone call.’ …

— This summer, AARP Long Island is excited to present MoneySmarts – a FREE series of financial planning seminars followed by FREE theater performances. A recent survey conducted by AARP showed Gen Xers in New York are even more anxious about retirement than the Baby Boomers before them. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Whether you’re looking to learn more about your options as a homeowner, manage your assets or find a retirement path that works for you, AARP’s …

— In today’s uncertain economy, planning for your financial future is more important than ever. AARP NY invites you to attend these free financial workshop to help you make the most of your income in retirement. Improve your quality of life and find peace of mind about your finances. AARP is working to ensure you have the financial security you need to take charge of your future and live independently as you age. We offer free and unbiased information to help you plan and save so you can have freedom and …

— By Ann Levin A few years ago, Deborah Waite, of Clifton Springs, wasn’t overly concerned about retirement. She and her husband both had good jobs in upstate New York, saved through his 401(k) and looked forward to traveling. Then, within a couple of years, their marriage fell apart, and Waite fractured her pelvis in a zip line accident. “Now I’m not sure I’m going to retire and have enough money to live like I want to,” said Waite, 55, who …

— So, what would you do with an extra $10,000? Watch what some people would do. For many, a healthy financial lifestyle is a top priority for 2017. Achieving financial and retirement security doesn’t have to be an illusion. It’s important to put pen to paper and write down goals for your retirement and financial future. Then speak with a financial adviser, do your research and make a plan. AARP has a number of resources available to get you started including …