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Our latest Getting to Know the 50+ fact sheet profiles 50+ Americans' shopping habits in a couple areas. I decided to see how well our average American shopper matched up with my own habits.
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Whether you're concerned about saving the environment or just interested in saving yourself a few bucks, equipping your house with a solar energy system is an interesting, albeit rather complicated, proposition to consider.
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Rarely does a piece of mail from our local county government contain good news. It's typically a property tax bill or a notice that our trash-collection fees are going up again. But the other day I received news from the county and it made my inner cheapskate sit up and take notice.
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I had the privilege of working with a great team on REMODELING's Home for Life 2013, a virtual remodeling project featuring universal design and green remodeling principles. Although I wasn't specifically considering aging-in-place issues in my work on the project, in retrospect, green remodeling provides many benefits for older people and those with physical disabilities, as well as the average homeowner.
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Can't go on that tropical vacation just yet? No need to fret, you can mimic the vibe right here at home minus airline and suitcases. Trending this season is apparel featuring large and small floral prints. I've assembled a look that channels your much needed getaway and won't drain your pockets.
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Let the games - and the money saving - begin! 
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I tried to avoid tying this post into the Royal Wedding but with all the fuss today,  it was unavoidable. I won't talk about the dress or the magical carriage ride through the streets of London. What I did notice about the wedding were the eight beautiful maple trees lining the aisles of  Westminster Abbey.
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This is a guest post by Stephen Anfield. Stephen is currently working as the Benefits Outreach Project Coordinator at the AARP Foundation. He organizes the Benefits Access QuickLink volunteers and National Call Center.
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AARP Wisconsin was hanging out in Reedsburg this weekend with their new friend Phil The Pill from The P2D2 Program. Who is this mysterious man (bottle?) and what does he want with AARP members?
Whether you like small projects or big ones, physical work or more brainy tasks - there's a bunch of ways for you to help others Go Green.
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