Utilities

Depressed Senior Adult Man With Stacks of Papers and Envelopes
A proposed rule would disproportionately impact SNAP households with seniors.
Financial counseling
As Maureen McCarty and I meet with Maria (not her real name), I realize the compounded struggles of the poor. Maria’s English speaking and comprehension are limited. She and her husband are separated. Her son’s health issues complicate her search for work. And at this moment, with area rents…
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With plenty of sunny days still ahead - but with summer vacation nearing its sunset for kids and grandkids - here's a fun, inexpensive and educational project to do with the young people in your life during the dog days of summer.  Build a simple solar oven (aka a "solar cooker") from repurposed…
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It's a new year and a brand new season of AARP LiVE on RFD-TV. Don't miss the next edition coming up Thursday, January 17th at 9pm CT, 10pm ET. You'll get expert advice on how to save money on utilities, find out where you can go to get help with filing your taxes, and learn the warning signs that…
Cooling PPI
This is a guest post from Deb Whitman, AARP's Executive Vice President of Policy
My carbon footprint
Hi Illinois friends! This is Gerardo, from the AARP Illinois Communications Team....
energy vampire slayer
As AARP's Sustainability Manager, Pam Evans has led the effort to incorporate environmentally responsible practices into AARP's internal business operations. She's passionate about educating members on the importance of responsible use of resources, and the direct connection between the declining…
Hello, blog readers! This is Gerardo Cardenas with the AARP Illinois communications team, bringing you some important and urgent news.
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What home appliance costs the most to run, and when should it be replaced with a newer model? We'll get to this trick question in a minute. If saving money on your monthly bills interests you, along with helping the environment, check out 18 Ways to Save on Utilities.
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