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The Takeaway: Young Adults Think Happiness Comes With Age

Posted on 07/30/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin Today | Home & FamilyIn a new survey of 18 to 29-year-olds, almost 60 percent said “adulthood will be more enjoyable than my life is now.” Awesome, right? Seems encouraging that the young folks of today don’t expect happiness to decrease with age. But after reading that statistic a few more times, the weird part jumped out at me. Did you notice it?

Look Before You Lock: Children and Pets in Hot Cars

Posted on 07/23/2012 by | The Road Well Traveled | Comments

Personal HealthOn June 29, we broke a record in Washington, D.C.: 104 degrees Fahrenheit—3 degrees warmer than the high set almost 80 years ago. In fact, the first six months in 2012 have been the hottest in the mainland U.S. since temperature records began in 1895. While extreme heat can contribute to a variety of health issues for people of all ages, for children and pets, the danger is amplified in cars. Heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle related …

The Takeaway: Parents Helping Less With Education Costs

Posted on 07/16/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayMark this as one more way in which the Great Recession has affected Americans’ financial planning: Parents are contributing less to their children’s college costs than they did just a few years ago, according to a recent poll. In addition, more college students are living at home with parents to save money.

The Takeaway: Would-Be Grandparents Put Their Money Where Their Hearts Are

Posted on 05/14/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayI have to admit, this story smacks a little bit of media-manufactured-trend piece, but the New York Times is reporting that an increasing number of would-be grandparents are helping pay for their daughters to freeze their eggs. One doctor says three-quarters of his egg-freezing patients have parents who paid part or all of the bill.

What can you do for your country?

Posted on 12/22/2011 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringIn the endless spatter of political news and propaganda it is easy to miss important decisions that our leaders might be making. One is a potential cut in social programs to help pay for tax relief. If it’s not already clear how I feel about this, here’s the summary:

AARP Stepping Up Commitment to Volunteerism

Posted on 10/12/2011 by | Giving & Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringThis is a guest blog post from Reed Sandridge.  Sandridge lost his job in 2009 and did the unthinkable – he started giving away $10 a day to complete strangers!  He captured the story of every recipient atwww.yearofgiving.org.  A frequent writer and speaker on volunteering and micro-philanthropy, Sandridge lives in our nation’s capital. Late last month, it was announced that AARP and Experience Corps were “joining forces,” which has the potential to create a seismic impact on several segments of …