March, 2010Archive

Boomers to Pay More Taxes in Retirement?

Posted on 03/24/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Money & SavingsWell, that doesn’t seem fair. But it may be a reality, according to Linda Stern at AARP Bulletin. Apparently, tax-deferred accounts like 401(k) plans and Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) may be subject to be taxed when folks withdraw from them for everyday expenses. Stern gives us some solutions: So, what’s a pre-retiree to do? Don’t put all of your eggs in that tax-deferral basket, counsel a growing number of advisers. Firms like Financial Consulate Inc. in Hunt Valley, Md., are …

Go Green Twitter Sweepstakes

Posted on 03/23/2010 by |Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringCreate The Good is excited about the launch today of our new “Go Green” Sweepstakes on Twitter. The winner will receive: • Roundtrip flights for winner + guest, provided by AARP Travel Center, powered by Expedia. Flight will arrive in Washington, DC on Saturday, April 24th and return on Monday, April 26th. A carbon offset contribution will be made once the winner and flight distance are confirmed. • 2 Night Hotel Stay (1 Room, Double Occupancy), provided by Starwood Hotels …

Career Paths

Posted on 03/23/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

WorkLast week, we told you about the AARP-sponsored job fairs that are taking place all over the country in places that unemployment is highest. The job fairs are geared specifically toward older workers – and this article from U.S. News and World Report today was an interesting read! Because many older Americans are going to need to work longer to be able to finance their retirement, it might be useful to know which industries are likely to be good places …

Perils of Cleaning – No More Fuss Green Solutions

Posted on 03/19/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Home & FamilyHave you ever coughed or felt light headed when you spray your countertop with everyday cleaning products? You are most likely reacting to all the harsh chemicals in the cleaning solutions. Not only do these chemicals aggravate your senses but they aren’t good for the environment. Why not try making your own cleaning products? They are green and cheap to make Linda Cobb the “Queen of Clean” shows how using ingredients found in your home can create just as effective …

Are You Helping to Change the Way America Volunteers?

Posted on 03/19/2010 by |Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringDo you spend time doing things around your community to make a difference for others? I wouldn’t be surprised if you are, because according to this article from US News and World Report, 32 percent of American adults aged 45 to 54 are volunteering – up from 22 percent back in 1990. That’s great!

Foodie Friday: Cantaloupe Fruit Bowl Recipe

Posted on 03/19/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Your LifeNow that the spring is arriving, many folks are eagerly preparing their grills for barbecues with friends and family. And what’s a good barbecue without some delicious fruit salad? Check it out.