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Strengthen Social Security and Medicare — Don’t “Reform” Them

Posted on 06/19/2013 by |AARP Media Relations Team | Comments

PoliticsThis initially ran in The Huffington Post. In the Washington Post this week, Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt writes about the need to “reform entitlements.”  Last week, AARP volunteers from every state in America came to Capitol Hill to ask their Democratic, Republican and Independent members of Congress to strengthen Social Security and Medicare by coming up with responsible solutions. Those who create the messages around recent attempts to cut Social Security benefits have also called for “entitlement reform.”  With …

10 Easy Ways to Save — Now

Posted on 02/25/2013 by |Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsWe’re taking home smaller paychecks now that higher Social Security payroll taxes are back. At the same time, gas prices are spiking and causing a ripple effect on other goods and services that rely on transportation. One oil company executive says we shouldn’t be surprised if the price per gallon hits $5 in the coming weeks. It’s a familiar saga. Our budgets are squeezed. We’re forced to do more with less. To minimize the sting of higher prices, and to help …