AARP Cheat Sheet: Friday, February 17

Weekend! And a taste of spring for us, and a lot more of you, we hear, with the Weather Channel whispering in our ears about spring flooding coming up. We’re in sunny Daytona Beach this weekend for a very special event, as Jeff Gordon races the Drive to End Hunger car in its very first Sprint Cup race. The race is Sunday – if you want to watch live, go here; if you want to follow along on Twitter, go …

Drive to End Hunger Makes First Donation to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida

  As race fans everywhere prepare for this weekend’s Daytona 500, Drive to End Hunger kicked off the race season Thursday morning with a major donation to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.  Working with Feeding America and Winn-Dixie, DTEH presented the food bank with $10,000 to help feed hungry seniors in central Florida.  Additional donations are being collected at the “Winn-Dixie Winner’s Circle,” a food drive at central Florida Winn-Dixie stores that continues through Sunday.

Black Gives Back: Inspiring A Community

As part of our ongoing recognition of Black History Month, I thought it would be nice to highlight a black volunteering and philanthropic blog called Black Gives Back. Created in 2007 by Washington, D.C., philanthropist Tracey Webb, the blog is a hub for African Americans to help dispel the misperception that they, as a demographic, reside only on the receiving end of charity and volunteer efforts. Webb previously founded – and still runs – the Black Benefactors, a giving circle …

No, I’m Not Steve Martin. But Meet My Son, Josh Groban.

It’s not really a problem; more of a curiosity, really. But for the past few years people all over the place have been mistaking me for Steve Martin. It usually goes something like this: A few months ago I was at the Dallas airport renting a car, and the rep was walking me to the Compact (Cheapest) Car Aisle. From the corner of my eye I saw him staring, and I knew what was coming next. “Do people tell you …

AARP Cheat Sheet: Wednesday, February 16

  Good morning. We’re very cold, gray, and bundled up here in the nation’s capital.  But this is a nice spot of good news: “For the first time in 10 years, the US health insurance industry is expected to report a decline in medical expenses.” Woohoo! Now get my premiums down, ya hear? Budget, budget, budget: “Over the last two years since  President Obama has taken office, the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs. If some of those jobs are lost in this, …

Your Life Calling: Reinventing after Broadway

This morning Jane Pauley swung by the Today Show to premiere the new Your Life Calling segment. It profiles Tripp Hanson, who left his career as a singer/dancer on Broadway to pursue acupuncture, and is now treating some of his former co-stars. Hanson joined Pauley and AARP’s Director of Workforce Issues Deborah Russell in a live chat this afternoon to give advice about reinventing your career. You can read the whole transcript here, but here are some highlights: Maggie : …