Retirement Savings: It’s Worse Today Than a Year Ago

Posted on 08/19/2013 by |Money and Work | Comments

Money & SavingsMaybe it’s because we’re footing the bill for our kids’ college tuition, supporting our adult children living at home or helping our elderly parents. Whatever the reason, this much is clear: Too many of us are saving less for our retirement today than we were a year ago. As many as one in five employees ages 50 to 64 contributed less to their retirement savings this year, a new Bankrate.com report finds. Although one-half managed to squirrel away the same …

All Hail The Queen of Irreverence!

Posted on 06/20/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Entertainment“Most people think I’m a hard-drinking slut, but really I’m an angel of mercy.” That’s journalist Marion Winik talking about her new book, Highs in the Low 50s: How I Stumbled through the Joys of Single Living. I’ll understand completely if you expect it to contain all manner of lewd behavior. But having written previously about everything from her drug use in early adulthood to her first husband’s death from AIDs complications in 1994, Winik seems to have Toned Things Down …

Ann Rabson: Oh, Her Bawdy, Middle-Aged Blues

Posted on 01/31/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyIf your listening tastes run to sedate, genteel and G-rated, you probably wouldn’t like the distinctive musical style of Ann Rabson. As the cofounder of a band called Saffire — The Uppity Blues Women, pianist and sometime guitarist, Rabson wrote and performed an updated version of the bawdy blues once performed by the likes of Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith, but filtered through a modern feminist sensibility, with a healthy dose of self-deprecating midlife humor. Rabson, who died on Jan. 30 …