Combating Financial Relief Scams in the African American and Hispanic Communities

No matter who you are or where you live, you can become a victim of fraud. No one is exempt. This year, my parents received a bogus phone call from “Publishers Clearinghouse” indicating they were eligible to receive $1 million if they provided personal information. While my mother caught on that it was a scam, my father needed some convincing because he got blinded by the large amount of money promised. Immediately they called me, and I convinced my father …

AARP Academy Launches Job Search Summer Series

This summer AARP Academy is hosting job search webinars to help you land your next great gig. Sessions will help teach you how to find the jobs that fit your skills and experience, craft your résumé so that it conveys your ability to do the job and sell yourself in the interview. Featured webinars start this month and conclude in August (June 14 — available on-demand — July 21 and Aug. 9). They lead up to AARP’s Virtual Career Fair on Sept. 20. …

Meet Our Asian American and Pacific Islander Heroes!

AARP is proud to announce the winners of its inaugural Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Hero Awards, created to acknowledge the hard-working staff and volunteers of nonprofit organizations serving AAPIs age 50-plus. The three winners “tirelessly devote their time, talents, and passion to provide an invaluable service to our community,” said Daphne Kwok, AARP Vice President of Multicultural Leadership, Asian American and Pacific Islander Audience Strategy. “We hope that they inspire others to work or volunteer for our older …

Looking to Land the Right Job for You?

Are you looking for that ideal job that matches your skills and experience? Well, your job search just got easier. AARP has resources to help make your job search go smoothly.  Through the AARP Employer Pledge Program, you will have access to at least 300 employers, such as UnitedHealth Group, American Red Cross and KPMG LLP, who have pledged to value what experienced workers bring to the workplace and recruit from across diverse age groups. We all know that the task …

Build … Protect … Plan for the Future

We hear it all the time: “The more you save the more you’ll have.” It doesn’t sound easy when you have a long list of expenses and you’re trying to live day to day. But the key here is putting away as much as you can each month to reap the financial benefit in the future. Let’s not fool ourselves; no one wants to work forever. There will be a day when you will want to sit back, travel, enjoy …

Celebrating AARP’s Volunteers

You may not have been aware, but this week is National Volunteer Week — a time to thank our nation’s more than 62 million volunteers for the experience and passion they dedicate to improving their communities. Those millions of volunteers’ contributions total an annual economic value of $184 billion. At AARP, we know how valuable those contributions are in making our communities stronger. In partnership with the nearly 60,000 exceptional volunteers who join us every day, we work to improve …