Save Money With Public Bike Sharing Programs

If you’ve traveled to many cities or college towns in the last couple of years, you’ve probably noticed fleets of nearly identical bicycles all parked together like a herd of dairy cows at feeding time. Bike sharing programs have been commonplace in many other countries for a decade or even longer, and they’re finally arriving here.  More than 30 American cities and towns now have public bike sharing programs. New York City boasts the nation’s largest program, with 6,000 bicycles …

Is Your Community Retirement Ready?

When you purchased your home, I bet you believed you would live there forever.  Wanting to remain in your home throughout your life is a very common desire.  Whenever AARP asks our members in surveys whether they wish to remain in their homes as they age, the response is overwhelmingly yes, with nearly 90% of all respondents responding so. The good news is that many communities are working with residents, community partners, civics, chambers of commerce, and AARP to encourage …

The Takeaway: Santorum Takes Louisiana; Communities Ill-Prepared for Aging Boomers

Older voters fueled a Rick Santorum victory in Louisiana's GOP primary. Plus: Why are U.S. communities so ill-prepared for an aging boomer population?

The Takeaway: Debt Ceiling; Aging Cities; Betty Ford

Still deadlocked, despite Sunday night meeting. With three weeks to go before the government can no longer borrow money to meet its obligations, President Obama and Congressional leaders are still without an agreement on how to raise the nation’s debt ceiling limit.

Is Your City Saving – or Costing – You Time?

Check out this really interesting article on CNN.com (they got it from RealSimple.com) which gives us a look at the 21 top time-saving cities in America! The “urban efficiency” rankings takes into consideration all those little things that can ease the chaos of daily life, like timed traffic signals, ease of access to doctors – even easy recycling access. Giving cities points in five categories – Getting Around, Health and Safety, Information and Technology, Green Time-Saver and Lifestyle – Real …

Rating Best Places To Retire: A List Of The Lists

A new list compares existing lists of the best places to retire.