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Post-Disaster Scams: Fallout Fraud from Hurricane Harvey (and Future Catastrophes)

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New Make-A-Wish Scam a Triple Threat That Swindled $20 Million Last Time

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IRS: Identity Theft on Business Tax Returns Soaring

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The Reign of Spain? Riskiest Vacation Destinations for Hacking Mobile Devices

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Tackling Prescription Drug Abuse among Older Adults

Prescription drug abuse is a serious and growing public health issue in the United States. While media attention and policy efforts often focus on younger populations, older adults are not immune to the problem. A new AARP Public Policy Institute report finds that while the prevalence of prescription drug misuse is higher among younger ages, it would be a mistake to overlook such behavior among older adults. Here’s why.

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5 Ways to Spot Skimmer Scams Before You Use an ATM or Gas Pump

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Rigged Carnival Games: Are You Being Played When Playing Midway Classics?

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New PSA Campaign With Ad Council Empowers Americans to Get on Track for Retirement

This week, we unveiled our new Saving for Retirement ad campaign to empower Americans to take control of their financial futures. In fact, two in five households headed by Americans ages 55-64 have no assets saved for retirement, according to the National Institute on Retirement Security.

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Building Livable Communities for All Ages in Washington, D.C.

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Visualizing the Housing Gap – the 2017 LTSS Scorecard

If you look at the 2017 Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Scorecard, you may notice that something is different in this third edition– housing and transportation indicators are included for the first time. Affordable and accessible housing and transportation options are key components of a livable community.

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“There will be no retirement for me.”

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SNAP and Seniors: A Health and Economic Issue

AARP President-Elect Eric Schneidewind

AARP President-Elect Eric Schneidewind

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Coming Soon: IRS Private Debt Collectors – and Also Scammers?

Man preparing taxesCombine the nation’s biggest scam, most criticized profession, and a new federal mandate issued to the IRS that’s buried in a highway funding bill and what results? The potential for more top-shelf trickery – and perhaps, a well-deserved “Whaaa?”

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Scam-Proof 2016 With These 7 Simple Steps

Stressed out man with laptopHappy New Year! Start 2016 on the right foot, with these simple steps to reduce your risk of scams:

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Top Scams of 2015

Older woman dealing with scammers on phoneAs 2015 closes, it’s the same old story: Another 750 documented data breaches – roughly the sa

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Do You Know Who Your Advisor Is?

48318112_thumbnailYou probably wouldn’t take investment advice from someone whose business card said Retirement Wizard, but it is not always so simple to spot a fake credential. You may find it harder to tell the difference between a Certified Advisor for Senior Investing and a Retirement Income Planning Specialist.

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What the Spending Bill Means for Older Americans

Close up of dollar billThe $1.1 trillion spending bill will do more than keep the federal government open well into next year.

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“Recruited” on LinkedIn? Beware the Latest Job Scam

Older woman job hunting onlineOnline job websites are often used to pitch work that doesn’t work out.

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Tax Breaks Brought Back From the Dead

Pile of hundred dollar bills around tax creditsFederal lawmakers will simplify tax planning for many by making certain tax breaks permanent – including one for charitably inclined older investors.

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Now Is the Perfect Time to Think About What’s Next in Your Life

Open white doors with rays of lightAmid all the shimmer and shine of the New Year, many of us find ourselves spending longer than usual on inner reflection – wondering how we might pursue a passion or thinking hard about whether our own skin is still a good fit.

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