WASHINGTON—The November issue of AARP Bulletin offers readers the latest news updates and stories – from the rise in programs nationwide that allow residents to pay property taxes via volunteering to saving big bucks at departments stores. The following are highlights from this month’s Bulletin:
Cover Story: Inside the Brains of Super Agers
A small percentage of overachievers in their 80s and 90s have the memory, thinking skills, and zest for life of people decades younger – and researchers are determined to find out how and why. What they’re finding is fascinating: a range of physical, mental and spiritual attributes that can add up to extraordinary longevity, resilience and happiness – aging as we all want it to be. Read the November AARP Bulletin to discover the tips and tricks of becoming a super-ager.
Fraud Watch: Can a Crook Steal Your Entire Home?
Stealing everyday items like a wallet or phone is a threat we all understand, but now thieves are targeting entire homes by finding fraudulent ways to assume control of a property’s deed. This month’s Fraud Watch breaks down two different deed scams so you can protect yourself.
Your Money: Paying Property Taxes with Volunteer Hours
Looking for ways to pay your property taxes? Some older homeowners can volunteer for specified tasks in their community and have the value of that work applied to offset their property taxes. Read this month’s Your Money to learn more about the programs and where they are available.
Your Health: Are You Addicted to Junk Food?
Most of us know the sins of junk food – they’re often fatty, sugary, salty, chemical-filled and low in nutrition. But few realize that those very elements can make them addictive, not unlike cigarettes, drugs or alcohol. And that means weaning yourself off of them is harder than just saying “no more.” Here’s how junk food affects your brain and body and better ways to lessen your consumption.
Your Money: Saving More at Department Stores
There’s a reason some department stores are still healthy and widespread: They’ve learned to adapt to today’s retail world, often by offering a wide range of unique discounts, sales programs, membership opportunities and more. This month’s Live Well for Less column gives you specific tips and tricks to save big while shopping at department stores.
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