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Jan 3, 2024
AARP Bulletin’s Exclusive New Year’s Money Guide: How to Conquer Inflated Prices in 2024
A Bulletin expanded report shares how readers can help stretch their budget wisely and fend off the effects of economic inflation

WASHINGTON—In the midst of economic uncertainties, AARP Bulletin offers readers crucial strategies to navigate the financial landscape of 2024. Starting the year off strong, the January/February issue empowers readers to make informed financial moves during a period of lingering inflation and high interest rates.

In the exclusive cover story, the Bulletin shares tips on how readers can:

  • Save on skyrocketing-through-the-sunroof car costs
  • Obtain a home loan amid high interest rates
  • Get a bump in employment benefits

Plus, an extended Q&A details what precisely is going on with today’s economy, in which many indicators suggest is positive and improving, yet public perception of their financial status is widely gloomy.

Also in this edition of the Bulletin:

Fraud Watch

When Hackers Attacked Me: The arrival of an odd text one morning led to a several-month journey dealing with a fraud attack for Rob Tannenbaum, a journalist who’s written for many of America’s most prestigious news organizations. In this harrowing first-person account, he reveals the steps he took to ultimately emerge without losing any money.

Your Life

Unsung Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement: America rightly honors and celebrates the leaders of the civil rights movement, people such as Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and Roy Wilkins. But behind the scenes were countless others who few know by name but were essential to the progress the movement achieved. Here are the surprising and uplifting stories of several lesser-known fighters, including Willie Pearl Mackey King on the Birmingham Jail Letter; Charles Person on the Freedom Riders; and Fred Gray on the Montgomery Bus Protest.

A Perfect Home Gym: This January countless Americans will be converting unused bedrooms, basement spaces or dens into workout areas. In this expansive and surprising graphic poster, the Bulletin details exactly how to create the optimal home exercise space – from flooring to wall coverings to the right technology to what gear to buy or avoid.

Live Well for Less

Product Returns Made Easier: Nearly one in six online purchases get returned, which explains why so many e-tailers have tried to shift more of the cost and hassle of returns to the consumer. Just in time for people dealing with post-holiday gift returns, Bulletin columnist Lisa Lee Freeman provides a total guide to the fast-changing methods that companies require to return online products.


About AARP
AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to the more than 100 million Americans 50-plus and their families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the nation's largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit,ñol or follow @AARP, @AARPenEspañol and @AARPadvocates on social media.

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