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“There will be no retirement for me.”

 Zach Dobson for AARP)

Jeff and Capi Saxton (Photo Credit: Zach Dobson for AARP)

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SNAP and Seniors: A Health and Economic Issue

AARP President-Elect Eric Schneidewind

AARP President-Elect Eric Schneidewind

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Coming Soon: IRS Private Debt Collectors – and Also Scammers?

Man preparing taxesCombine the nation’s biggest scam, most criticized profession, and a new federal mandate issued to the IRS that’s buried in a highway funding bill and what results? The potential for more top-shelf trickery – and perhaps, a well-deserved “Whaaa?”

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Scam-Proof 2016 With These 7 Simple Steps

Stressed out man with laptopHappy New Year! Start 2016 on the right foot, with these simple steps to reduce your risk of scams:

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Top Scams of 2015

Older woman dealing with scammers on phoneAs 2015 closes, it’s the same old story: Another 750 documented data breaches – roughly the sa

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Do You Know Who Your Advisor Is?

48318112_thumbnailYou probably wouldn’t take investment advice from someone whose business card said Retirement Wizard, but it is not always so simple to spot a fake credential. You may find it harder to tell the difference between a Certified Advisor for Senior Investing and a Retirement Income Planning Specialist.

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What the Spending Bill Means for Older Americans

Close up of dollar billThe $1.1 trillion spending bill will do more than keep the federal government open well into next year.

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“Recruited” on LinkedIn? Beware the Latest Job Scam

Older woman job hunting onlineOnline job websites are often used to pitch work that doesn’t work out.

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Tax Breaks Brought Back From the Dead

Pile of hundred dollar bills around tax creditsFederal lawmakers will simplify tax planning for many by making certain tax breaks permanent – including one for charitably inclined older investors.

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Now Is the Perfect Time to Think About What’s Next in Your Life

Open white doors with rays of lightAmid all the shimmer and shine of the New Year, many of us find ourselves spending longer than usual on inner reflection – wondering how we might pursue a passion or thinking hard about whether our own skin is still a good fit.

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Feds Propose New Health Insurance Consumer Protections

Have you ever scheduled a medical procedure, made sure your health insurance was covering it as in-network — but later were surprised to receive an out-of-network bill from one of your health providers?

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The Future of Housing

In less than two decades, over 70 million Americans will be age 65 and older and they will represent approximately 20 percent of the population. Will we have affordable and accessible housing options that meet their needs?

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New Twist to the Tech Support Scam

Man in suit holding 'We are here to help' signAfter seven long years, the Tech Support Scam continues as a reigning rip-off.

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Take Credit: Avoid Debit Card Dangers this Holiday

AARP Fraud Watch Network warns holiday shoppers of debit card risks

Holiday scammers

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Let’s Give Small Business Owners a Competitive Edge

Molly and Tracker

Molly and Tracker

“People give their time to their job. They shouldn’t have to fear what happens when they’re done working.”  – Molly Sumner of Kindred Companions

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5 Tips for Charity Donations that Count, Not Con

Older woman on computerWith Americans donating at least $358 billion to charities last year, we certainly give with our hearts.

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Taking a Stand for Social Security

Take a Stand AARP Social Security event

Talking Social Security in South Carolina.

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New FTC Rule: How NOT to Pay Telemarketers

The payment methods most favored by con artists because they are hard to trace and difficult for consumers to recover are now prohibited to all telemarketers, thanks to new requirements by the Federal Trade Commission aimed to curb financial losses suffered by scam victims.

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Credit Cards: The Smartest Holiday Shopping Choice

stock-photo-14805409-online-bill-paySure, buying holiday gifts with cash or debit cards prevents tacked-on interest charges and forces you to stay within a budget to prevent over-spending.

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Study: Health Plan Buyers Will Save Money if They Shop

healthcare symbolYou better shop around.

For holiday gifts?

No, for a 2016 health insurance plan on the federal marketplace, healthcare.gov.

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