¿Puedes darte el lujo de no pasar calor este verano?

El verano ha llegado, y se pronostican temperaturas muy altas en casi todo el país. De nuevo nos quedaremos en nuestros hogares, oficinas, cafés y centros comerciales con aire acondicionado. Y todo eso tiene un costo —un gran costo— en la forma de facturas mensuales de electricidad más altas que cualquier persona con ingresos fijos encontrará difícil de pagar.Lo que gastan los consumidores en electricidad para sus hogares se basa principalmente en cuánta energía consumen. Por eso es que los …

Can You Afford The Summer Heat?

Summer is here, and for most parts of the country, it’s predicted to be a hot one. Once again, we’ll hover in air-conditioned homes, offices, coffee shops, and shopping malls. And all of that comes with a cost – a big cost – in the form of higher monthly electricity bills that anyone on a fixed income will find hard to swallow. The amount that customers spend on electricity for their homes is based primarily on how much power they …

Family Caregivers, Like Superheroes, Need a Break

“I’m so tired, even my health has gone down due to stress. I love my mom … but with my health issues, all I do is cry alone. Sometimes I feel like I’m drowning, can’t breathe … nothing seems OK.” —Ruby Ruby is one of 42 million family caregivers across the country who provide an invaluable resource in caring for an older loved one. Many are on call 24 hours a day – just like a superhero. They serve as accountant, …

Sometimes Family Caregivers Need a Break

Every day for eight years, my Pop provided hands-on care for my mom, who faced a number of physical challenges.  At age 90, Pop was still helping Mom out of bed into her wheelchair, bathing and dressing her, making the meals, and doing the dishes, laundry and anything else that needed to be done. A few times a week, Pop would get out of the house for a trip to the grocery store and a few staples like bread, milk …

AARP Colorado Offers Financial and Anti-Fraud Tips

This post was written by Becky Squires of  AARP Foundation. In Colorado, AARP and AARP Foundation joined forces this year with the Spending Moments Program to produce three provocative short videos about managing personal finances. Lesson 1: Learn a simple exercise to help you save money     Lesson 2: Create a Budget     Lesson 3: Learn about Time Value   The videos feature Shawn Young, developer of the nonprofit Bootstraps Education program in Denver, and were created to …