When Is It Time to Hang Up the Keys?

The holiday season is the perfect time to relax, unwind and visit with family. Unbeknownst to many, the holidays also provide an opportunity to get together with older parents or loved ones and consider a topic that we will all face one day: driving retirement. A recent Florida State University study found that most older adults have no backup plan after hanging up their keys. Eighty-three percent of survey respondents ages 65+, and 92 percent of 50- to 64-year-olds, reported …

Finding the Right Retirement Wheels

This is a guest blog post from Jamie Page Deaton, the Managing Editor of the U.S. News Best Cars rankings. Having owned everything from mid-eighties Volvo station wagons to BMWs, pickup trucks, and classic Corvettes, Jamie is passionate about the cars and technology that move us. Let the working stiffs find the right car for sitting in traffic. When you retire, it’s time to find a car that fits all the new possibilities and challenges in your life. Here’s how …

Shopping Safely Online for the Holidays

You may not think you’re the kid of person who gets scammed easily — but it happens much easier than you think. That’s why AARP Bulletin put together some great tips to avoid hoax websites that could steal your credit card number (or just send you horribly made gifts that you can’t return). And with nearly 70 percent of shoppers buying their gifts online this year, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Here are the first few tips to …

Home Safety Month

Did you know June is Home Safety Month? In recognition of this important issue – especially for seniors – AARP launched “30 for 30,” highlighting 30 important safety tips for each of the 30 days in June. Some surprising findings from the 30 for 30: Did you know more than 86,000 people fall each year inside or in the immediate environment outside home due to a pet, according to the Center for Disease Control? Of those 10.5 percent were between …