How Much Have You Saved for Retirement?

How much have you saved for retirement? Five hundred dollars? Five thousand? Fifty thousand? If you have even $5 saved, you’re one step ahead of nearly half of working-age households — who have ZERO saved for retirement. This startling fact is just one of the reasons AARP is fighting for Work and Save, a commonsense solution to help individuals save toward a secure retirement  through an easy payroll deduction at work — an option not available to many employees. Work …

Las 5 mejores ciudades donde festejar el 4 de Julio

El día de la Independencia de Estados Unidos, mejor conocido como el 4 de Julio, es una de los festejos más importantes del país y se celebra con una gran fiesta en toda la nación, con desfiles, música, comida y los espectaculares fuegos artificiales. Cada lugar tiene su celebración de 4 de Julio, de los pueblos más pequeños a las más grande ciudades. A los desfiles patrióticos y las parrilladas se unen siempre los espectáculos nocturnos de juegos pirotécnicos, y …

Generation X Experiencing High Anxiety Around Retirement

Like Billy Joel, I frequently find myself in “A New York State of Mind.” I am a New Yorker — born, raised and educated in the Empire State. Though I no longer live there, I still call it home — which is why I was concerned by the findings of a new AARP survey released last week. The reality is, the New York state of mind is experiencing high anxiety when it comes to saving for retirement — especially Generation …

Thank You, Nurses, for ALL You Do

As National Nurses Week concludes, I want to take a moment and thank all nurses — past, present, and future — for all that you do. I know firsthand the importance of nurses not only to patients, but to their families. During the 15 years I cared for my parents, nurses made a huge difference in our lives. There’s no doubt, caregiving takes a team, and so often nurses were a part of my family’s team. I also know that …

Zorro Lunch Box or Retirement Account, How Are You Saving for Your Future?

Growing up, I could tell  when my Pop was coming home from work by hearing the jingling of change in his pockets. And, every night before he sat down for family dinner, Pop would go to the basement and empty the contents of his pockets into a Zorro lunch box for safekeeping. Mom and Pop were devoted savers — Pop in his lunch box and Mom in her Christmas Club account at the bank. One day Pop announced, “It’s time …

Conoce los estados que ofrecen mejores oportunidades a las mujeres

Las mujeres del estado de Maryland están mejor económicamente que sus contrapartes en cualquier otro estado, según un informe que busca evaluar el acceso a oportunidades y seguridad económica de las mujeres en Estados Unidos. Fotos: 25 mujeres que dominan al mundo. Se trata del segundo de una serie de siete informes del “Status of Women in the States” (Situación de la Mujer en los Estados) (en inglés), realizado por el Instituto de Investigación de Políticas de la Mujer, que …