January, 2011Archive

AARP Cheat Sheet: Monday, January 31

Posted on 01/31/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today(AARP CEO Barry Rand rings the bell to open the New York Stock Exchange, January 31, 2011. Financial services firm Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (“Schwab”) and AARP today announced the plans for Schwab to launch a new financial guidance services program for AARP members. And that’s it for the first month of 2011. We’re following the situation in Egypt, as the first Americans get evacuated. For your public service announcements this morning: please don’t get too excited watching the …

AARP Cheat Sheet: Friday, January 28

Posted on 01/28/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today(Betty White explains why she’ll join AARP as an ambassador.) Happy Friday! Oh, looks like Egypt has shut down their Internet in response to protests? Oh boy. Today also marks the 25th anniversary of the Challenger disaster. NASA admin Bill Gerstenmaier: “”I think the real underlying lesson is, our business is not easy. The things we do are very unforgiving. Very small, minor details count a lot and you really have to pay attention to those and really work those …

Your first line of defense: a strong password!

Posted on 01/27/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

TechnologyYour first line of defense on the Internet is a strong password. Learn how to make your passwords harder to crack!

AARP Cheat Sheet: Thursday, January 27

Posted on 01/27/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today(“Breakfast,” via.) Egypt in revolt, bans Facebook, Twitter: “Tuesday’s protests were co-ordinated through a Facebook page, where organisers say they are taking a stand against torture, poverty, corruption and unemployment. One page called for protesters all over Egypt to gather after prayers on Friday.” New projection: Social Security runs out by 2037. See also: “Between 1999 and 2009, reliance on Social Security for at least 80 percent of retirement income ballooned by 48 percent among men aged 65 and older.” …

AARP Cheat Sheet: Wednesday, January 26

Posted on 01/26/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today(“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” Wayne Gretzky, who turns 50 today, in 2006. Via.) Tim Pawlenty, candidate for President (and former governor of Minnesota), talking in New Hampshire on his approach to Social Security cuts: “In the future, if you are wealthy, your increase to Social Security will be smaller than if you’re middle income or lower middle-income or poor.” Speaking of Social Security, here’s a link for you: “What …

State of the Union – Let’s Talk

Posted on 01/25/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeIf you’re on Twitter… tonight’s a good night to follow us – or to sign up if you haven’t already… here’s a great starter guide.) We’ll be talking about the President’s State of the Union speech tonight, and what it means for Americans 50 and older. Watch the conversation here – and please join in! Tag your tweets with #sotu (and include @aarp if you want to make sure we see your tweets.) // Get the Tweet Blender widget and …