Social Security: Bad Deal or Critical Retirement Security?

The AP reported a so-called “historic shift” yesterday. According to one analysis, some of today’s retirees will have paid more in Social Security taxes during their careers than they will receive in benefits after they retire. So is Social Security a bad deal? No way! Just looking at a few examples misses the bigger picture. When you put money into Social Security, you’re buying inflation-protected, guaranteed lifetime income that is not subject to market risk. That’s not something you can get …

‘You’ve Earned a Say’ National Tour kicks off!

AARP is taking the national conversation about Social Security and Medicare on the road! August 3 marked the kickoff of AARP’s You’ve Earned a Say National Tour to engage more Americans in the conversation about health and retirement security and the future of Medicare and Social Security. We’ll be stopping in cities and towns across the country, as well as both the DNC and RNC conventions, the Presidential and Vice Presidential candidate debates, state fairs, and AARP’s Life@50+ member event. …

Chicago Radio Legend Herb Kent Wants to Talk to YOU About Social Security and Medicare

Blog readers! What’s up? This is Jenn from the Illinois Communications team giving you the down low on an event we’ve got coming up with a really cool guy… Join AARP and Herb Kent for a discussion on Social Security and Medicare. There has been a lot of talk in Washington DC about what the future of Social Security and Medicare should look like.  What should stay the same? What needs to be changed? All that talk is great…but we want …

AARP Volunteers Have Their Say on Capitol Hill

Last week AARP volunteers from around the country flooded Washington, DC, to urge Congress to tell YOU how they would strengthen Medicare and Social Security for future generations. During over 200 Congressional visits, AARP presidents from all 50 states shared the results of the first You’ve Earned a Say questionnaire which, while not scientific, reflect the opinions of many Americans. They also shared what members and Americans from across the nation are saying:  “It’s very important that we protect Medicare …

AARP Is Looking For A Few Good Men

Happy Friday Everybody! Yesterday in between some really long  meetings I ( Jenn)  caught up with our Multicultural Outreach staffer Laurinda Dodgen to find out what she’s been up to lately…and why she’s looking for a few good men!  Laurinda  gets to do some really interesting work around Chicago reaching out to churches, building community kitchens, holding line dancing classes, and from time to time –  say the second Tuesday of each month – she gets to  hang out with about …

You’ve Earned a Say!

Today we are thrilled to announce the launch of You’ve Earned a Say, a national conversation about strengthening health and retirement security! Through You’ve Earned a Say, we are taking the debate about Medicare and Social Security out from behind closed doors in Washington and making sure that you and all Americans have a voice in the discussion about their future.