May 15, 2019An Intergenerational Threat That Increasingly Pressures Older Americans
Student loan debt has been a skyrocketing problem across multiple age groups over recent decades, and an AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI) report highlights the important role that older Americans play in financing college education for their children, grandchildren and other family members.
- May 14, 2019
AARP Board Chair Joan Ruff is among the witnesses testifying before today’s hearing of U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, “Challenges in the Retirement System.”
- Apr 25, 2019Low Confidence that Savings and Social Security Will Cover Living Expenses
AARP today released a survey that indicates that a majority of U.S. adults may be at risk of a retirement savings gap.
Apr 22, 2019
AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins responds to the Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ reports released today.
- Apr 4, 2019Fish Tales: Daymond John, Jean Chatzky, and America’s Money Mavens Advise Consumers on How to Save MoneyAARP Studios premieres YouTube series on good money management practices
Most Americans feel uneasy about their money management and financial futures. To help address these concerns and provide actionable tips and consumers can take today, AARP Studios announced today a new five-part Fishing for Advice video series.
Mar 28, 2019Host Jean Chatzky Helps Women Solve Vexing Retirement Planning Challenges
AARP announced today the launch of AARP Closing the Savings Gap™ podcast series, which profiles women across the country who are paired with financial planners to solve common challenges in financial and retirement planning.
- Mar 14, 2019Statement for the Record submitted to the Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets in the House Financial Services Committee by AARP Georgia State President Lee Baker
A priority for AARP is to assist Americans in accumulating and effectively managing adequate retirement assets to supplement Social Security. Nearly half of our members are employed full or part-time, with many of their employers providing retirement plans. Unfortunately, the state of America’s retirement landscape is cause for great concern.
Feb 1, 2019
Beginning today and continuing through April 15, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service.
Jan 9, 2019Nearly 1 in 3 Americans think “Bigfoot” being real is more likely than retiring comfortably; AARP and the Ad Council help them get on track with new PSAs, resources
Washington DC, January 9, 2019 – Nearly 1 in 3 people approaching retirement age (28%) think they’re more likely to learn Bigfoot is real than to save enough to retire comfortably, according...
Dec 7, 2018Research Reiterates Confusion Among Investors, Presents Opportunities to Improve Proposed Regulation
WASHINGTON, DC –Today AARP urged the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to rethink, revise, and retest its proposed Customer Relationship Summary form (CRS) until clear, informative...
Nov 1, 2018Inaugural U.S. Financial Health Pulse Report Finds Only 28 Percent of People in America are Financially HealthyLandmark Financial Health Pulse from the Center for Financial Services Innovation delves beyond headline economic data to reveal people in America are struggling in many aspects of their financial lives
CHICAGO—The Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), the nation’s authority on consumer financial health, in partnership with the Omidyar Network, MetLife Foundation, and AARP, today unveiled its inaugural U.S. Financial Health Pulse, the first-ever annual benchmarking survey around a composite financial health framework that provides a holistic look at how people in America manage their finances day-to-day, build resilience, and pursue opportunities over time.
- Oct 16, 2018AARP, AYA Poll: Majority say “honesty in government” is No. 1 issue
WASHINGTON, DC—New survey results find that a strong majority of Americans from three generations say the country is headed in the wrong direction and say they are “fearful” about the future...
Oct 15, 2018Significant Majorities of Older Voters Concerned About Health Care Access and Cost
WASHINGTON, DC—In a newly released Politico-AARP poll, Pennsylvania voters age 50 and older say health care and personal finance issues will be top of mind this election season. The poll found health care (97 percent), Social Security (96 percent) and Medicare (95 percent) will be critical in determining how they vote in elections this fall and a strong majority want elected officials to take action to lower health care (92 percent) and prescription drug costs (91 percent).
Oct 11, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP responded to today’s announced cost of living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security beneficiaries in 2019. Additionally, AARP launched the Social Security Resource Center, a one-stop place for consumers to have their Social Security retirement questions answered, including when to claim. Consumers can find more at www.aarp.org/socialsecurity.
- Sep 27, 2018Survey from AYA, AARP Also Finds Social Security, Medicare Popular Across 3 Generations
WASHINGTON, DC—New survey results find Americans across three generations have major concerns about their personal finances, debt levels, and the national economic picture, despite a growing economy. Across the generations Social Security and Medicare remain as popular as ever. Although almost half (49 percent) of Millennials, Generation X, and Baby Boomers report feeling somewhat satisfied with their financial situation, while, 37 percent, feel not at all or not too satisfied. About a third (31 percent) say they couldn’t cover their expenses for a full month if they had no income to rely on, and two-thirds (66 percent) count their debt level as a major or minor problem.
- Sep 13, 2018New Research from Association of Young Americans & AARP Surveys Three Generations
Washington, DC— New research released today from the Association of Young Americans AYA (AYA) and AARP show student loan debt preventing Americans across three generations from saving for...
Sep 12, 2018Independent Testing Shows SEC’s Proposed Customer Relationship Summary Form May Add to Investor ConfusionChanges to Content, Language and Format are Needed to Enable Investors to Make an Informed Choice Between Brokerage and Advisory Accounts
WASHINGTON, DC—Investors are confused – and may even be misled – by disclosures proposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to help investors choose an investment professional, according to independent testing conducted by Kleimann Communications Group on behalf of AARP, Consumer Federation of America (CFA), and the Financial Planning Coalition.
- Sep 5, 2018Convicted scammers reveal how your private info gets bought and sold by criminals at hidden websites
WASHINGTON, DC—Information stolen in computer breaches of well-known companies is flooding into an underground digital market called the Dark Web, where criminals buy and sell Social Security numbers, credit card information and computer passwords to be used for fraud, an investigation in the September issue of AARP Bulletin reveals. Using software originally developed by the U.S. Navy and available for free to anyone who wishes to download it, criminals buy and sell private data with complete anonymity, then use it to commit identity fraud. Approximately 6.6 percent of U.S. adults were victimized last year, the report shows, and allegedly, more than half of Americans’ Social Security numbers are for sale for as low as a few dollars each. The article also details how identity fraud typically occurs, and the many proven, powerful ways consumers can protect themselves.
Aug 8, 2018AARP Says SEC Proposed ‘Best Interest’ Rules Fall Short, with Ill-Defined Standard, Confusing Disclosure Forms
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed “best interest” advice rule fails consumers with an ill-defined standard and confusing disclosure forms, according to an assessment by AARP.
Aug 2, 2018New In Depth AARP Survey ‘Value of Experience’ Includes Insights on Workers, Employers, Entrepreneurs, Age Bias, and More
WASHINGTON, DC—According to a new AARP survey of experienced workers, nearly 9 in 10 work for financial reasons, but approximately 8 in 10 either enjoy or feel useful doing their work. And among those who plan to retire, over 1 in 4 plans to start a business or earn money in some independent way, such as a gig economy job. Given employers’ need for talent, it makes great business sense to hire experienced workers, as demonstrated by additional AARP research.
- Jul 3, 2018$60M investment in search for treatment signals major new priority for nation’s largest non-profit advocacy organization
WASHINGTON, DC—On June 25, AARP announced an unprecedented investment of $60 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF) the first and largest venture fund focused on discovering and developing effective new drugs for treating dementia and ultimately a cure. Now, a special report in the July/August issue of AARP Bulletin details the scope of this healthcare issue, provides a profile of DDF, and explains why research to date has yielded so few solutions, despite tens of billions of dollars being spent.
- Jun 29, 2018Anchored by Veteran Radio Host Bob Edwards, AARP Expands its Podcast Offerings with Provocative News Interview Show
WASHINGTON, D.C. — AARP announced today the launch of “An AARP Take on Today,” a weekly podcast hosted by Bob Edwards, the original and longtime host of NPR’s flagship program “Morning Edition.” Each new episode will feature in-depth news interviews on timely topics with guest experts on health, work, money, aging, entertainment and more.
Jun 12, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 6, 2018 CONTACT: AARP Media Relations, 202-434-2560, firstname.lastname@example.org, @AARPMedia AARP Continues Push for Sound Investment Advice as SEC Files Rules, Begins Field...
- May 30, 2018Kyrie Irving and Shaquille O’Neal among Stars Featured in New PSA to Encourage Americans to Get on Track with Retirement Savings2 in 5 Households Approaching Retirement have No Retirement Savings.
NEW YORK, NY, and SANTA MONICA, CA, May 30, 2018—To help address America’s retirement savings shortfall, AARP and the Ad Council have joined forces with global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LFG.A, LGF.B) to create a new public service advertisement (PSA) featuring characters and footage from the highly-anticipated film Uncle Drew from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label.
Feb 1, 2018Free tax preparation service celebrates 50 years and 50 million served
WASHINGTON, DC—Beginning today and continuing through April 17, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, celebrating its 50th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. Since its inception, the program has served more than 50 million taxpayers.