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La dieta sureña, enemiga de tus riñones

Posted on 08/22/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

En EspañolEl sur de Estados Unidos es famoso, además de por sus lindos paisajes, por su sabrosa comida: bien sazonada y rica en grasas.  Pollo empanizado y frito, macarrones con queso, costillas de cerdo a la barbacoa bañadas en salsa y panecillos de maíz humeantes… qué delicia, ¿no? Pero esta comida podría ser veneno si padeces de una enfermedad renal. Un estudio reciente publicado en la revista American Journal of Kidney Diseases y liderado por el Dr. Orlando Gutiérrez, experto renal …

Take a Mid-Year Check-Up on Your Health Care Subsidy

Posted on 08/22/2014 by |Senior Editor, Money Team | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsMaybe you thought your work was done once you bought health insurance for the year on one of the government-run exchanges. Not quite. The IRS and other tax experts say now is a good time to revisit that purchase to make sure you’re getting the federal premium assistance you’re entitled to. Whether you’re getting too little — or too much and have to repay it later — there’s still time to contact the exchange and correct any errors for this year. >> Birthday …

Check Out AARP’s Online Social Security Resources

Posted on 08/22/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Savings | Your LifeBy  Jean C. Setzfand “How secure do you feel about your retirement?” I may be the only person around using that question as a cocktail-party opener. But even if you’re not constantly surveying everyone you know, it’s likely you’ve seen the recent attention-grabbing headlines about people’s lack of retirement savings. So you won’t be surprised to learn that my unscientific surveys match the more qualified studies, in which folks report feeling “anxious” and “uncertain” about retirement or even that it’s “not possible.” …

Remodeling a Bathroom for Aging in Place

Posted on 08/22/2014 by |AARP Education & Outreach | Comments

Great PlacesGuest post by Bruce Case, Case Design/Remodeling “Is this the house we’ll retire in?” Crystal and Chris K. frequently asked one another about their home in Silver Spring, Md. The question was important because the answer would determine if they’d remodel or sell their house. If they stayed, some home renovations would be needed in order to successfully age in place. If they eventually moved, a home renovation wouldn’t be all that worthwhile. When Chris and Crystal ultimately made the …

3 Sneaky Schemes That Scammers ‘Bank’ On

Posted on 08/22/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & SavingsMost phone calls claim there’s a problem with your bank account or credit or debit card. Some allege you qualify for a lower-interest-rate credit card because you’ve been such a good customer. And the newest trick: telling businesses that their card-swiping machines aren’t working right and credit card transactions must be made by phone. But it’s scammers delivering such unexpected news — not legitimate financial institutions they profess to represent, which most recently include Bank of America, Barclays, and scores …

7 noticias de impacto esta semana

Posted on 08/21/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

En EspañolEstas son las 7 noticias más impactantes de la semana. ¿Crees que falta alguna? Comparte tu opinión en los comentarios: 1. Repudio y conmoción mundial por la decapitación de un periodista: Un video difundido a través de los foros yihadistas y que estuvo en el aire en YouTube hasta que fue levantado por su crudeza en el que se muestra la decapitación del periodista estadounidense James Wright Foley, secuestrado en Siria en noviembre de 2012, causó repudio y condena internacional. Tras la …