Shopping Safely Online for the Holidays

Posted on 12/1/2010 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & SavingsYou 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

Posted on 06/2/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Home & FamilyDid 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 …