Aug 16, 2016
AARP Launches Special Edition Finance & Retirement Digital Magazine
Interactive digital magazine to guide your financial planning at any age with tips from personal finance expert Jane Bryant Quinn and AARP’s Financial Ambassador Jean Chatzky

WASHINGTON, DC — Take control of your finances withAARP The Magazine’s Special Edition Finance & Retirement Issue! The NEW digital magazine offers reliable instructions on making financial decisions related to retirement and provides an enhanced experience via interactive content and features.

“AARP is offering its members a valuable resource filled with the best advice from industry experts to help them make educated financial decisions as they plan for retirement,” said Jean Chatzky, AARP’s Financial Ambassador. “I’m thrilled to offer my tips and guidance throughout this digital magazine in my continued work with AARP to provide the tools members need to get their finances in order.”

In this edition, readers will find interactive tools, videos, and expert advice on everything from figuring out how much is needed to retire to investing tips for those in their 50s, 60s and beyond. Take a peek at some of what you’ll find in the issue, below.


How Much Do I Need? A Few Simple Ways to Figure Out Your Number: The amount needed to retire is unique to each individual. AARP’s The Magazine Finance & Retirement Digital Edition discusses the important questions that need to be asked when determining your retirement number.

Should I Take My Pension In A Lump Sum? Our Decision Tree Offers Some Guidance: Traditional pensions are becoming a thing of the past and more employers are purchasing annuities for their pensioners or offering to buy them out. This issue features a pension decision tree to help you choose which option is best for you.

What’s My Medicare IQ? Don’t Let Health Care Costs Wreck Your Retirement: Did you know in some cases you must enroll in Medicare by the age of 65 to avoid late penalties? Learn all about Medicare, in this edition, to avoid costly penalties and see how COBRA and HSAs fit into the equation.

Investing At Any Age: Tips For Your 50s, 60s and 70s: AARP’s Financial Ambassador, Jean Chatzky shares her rule of thumb for investing in your 50s, 60s and beyond. Read Jean’s advice to see if you’re investing properly and meeting your retirement goal.

Where Do You Park Your Money? Take These Retirement Vehicles For A Spin: AARP’s The Magazine Finance & Retirement Digital Edition offers key tips and easy-to-understand explanations on retirement savings options. From 401(k) early withdrawal penalties to understanding bond risks - this edition has got you covered.

How To Avoid Investment Cons: Jane Bryant Quinn Leads The Way: Jane Bryant Quinn, a personal finance expert, offers her input on the top five investment pitches to watch out for to avoid being “taken for a financial ride.”

How To Fend Off Identity Theft: Keep Your Financial Self Safe: Simple changes protect you from big losses! AARP’s The Magazine Finance & Retirement Digital Edition shares tips for keeping your identity safe in the virtual world.

AARP The Magazine’s Finance & Retirement Issue is available in the AARP Publications App for iPad. For more information, visit


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About AARP
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. To learn more, visit or follow @aarp and our CEO @JoAnn_Jenkins on Twitter.

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