Where to Report Scams (and Why It’s Important)

Posted on 04/18/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsSilence is golden, at least for scammers. Say nothing and their bilking can continue until you and others are bled dry. Speak up and it can stop. Take, for example, another impressive yet little-publicized bust recently announced by the Federal Trade Commission. It ended a telemarketing scheme believed to have scammed more than $20 million from tens of thousands of older Americans. The agency alleges that for 31 months, a network of scammers in the U.S. and Canada cold-called retirement-age Americans …

Why the Post Office Might Stop Delivering Mail to Your Door

Posted on 07/25/2013 by |In Other News . . . | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsI’m fortunate to have one of most adorable dogs in the world — Cara, our 7-year-old wire fox terrier — watching over our house (nearly always from inside) pretty much 24/7. She is diabolically effective in scaring Darrell, our cheerful and ever-reliable postal carrier, away from the house within moments after he’s left mail at our front door. Earlier this year, I had to break the news to Cara that the U.S. Postal Service was proposing to do away with …

Saturday Mail Service: Myths and Realities

Posted on 02/7/2013 by |Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsLet’s cut through the rain, snow and heat over the U.S. Postal Service’s big announcement this week and figure out what’s really going on. Let’s start with three basic facts: The Postal Service isn’t funded by tax dollars. It’s been hemorrhaging money for a long time. It lost nearly $16 billion last year. Myth: The Postal Service is canceling all Saturday delivery. Reality: The Postal Service announced that it’s ending “mail delivery” to street addresses on Saturdays but will continue …

The Takeaway: Florida Retirees Protest Demise of U.S. Postal Service

Posted on 03/27/2012 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayNalcrest is a haven for retired mail carriers, and they’re “delivering a first-class protest” against the demise of the U.S. Postal Service.

Five Day Work Week for the Mailman

Posted on 03/29/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Home & FamilyIs everyone aware that the elimination of mail delivery on Saturdays is one step closer to reality this week? According to this Washington Post blog, the USPS earned approval to take the proposal to postal regulators and Congress. Postmaster General John E. Potter will submit plans by next Tuesday. If the proposal is approved by Congress and the Postal Regulatory Commission, Saturday mail delivery would cease at the start of fiscal 2011. But! Don’t panic yet – I didn’t realize …