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Feds Propose New Health Insurance Consumer Protections

Have you ever scheduled a medical procedure, made sure your health insurance was covering it as in-network — but later were surprised to receive an out-of-network bill from one of your health providers?

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The Future of Housing

In less than two decades, over 70 million Americans will be age 65 and older and they will represent approximately 20 percent of the population. Will we have affordable and accessible housing options that meet their needs?

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New Twist to the Tech Support Scam

Man in suit holding 'We are here to help' signAfter seven long years, the Tech Support Scam continues as a reigning rip-off.

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Take Credit: Avoid Debit Card Dangers this Holiday

AARP Fraud Watch Network warns holiday shoppers of debit card risks

Holiday scammers

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Let’s Give Small Business Owners a Competitive Edge

Molly and Tracker

Molly and Tracker

“People give their time to their job. They shouldn’t have to fear what happens when they’re done working.”  – Molly Sumner of Kindred Companions

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5 Tips for Charity Donations that Count, Not Con

Older woman on computerWith Americans donating at least $358 billion to charities last year, we certainly give with our hearts.

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Taking a Stand for Social Security

Take a Stand AARP Social Security event

Talking Social Security in South Carolina.

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New FTC Rule: How NOT to Pay Telemarketers

The payment methods most favored by con artists because they are hard to trace and difficult for consumers to recover are now prohibited to all telemarketers, thanks to new requirements by the Federal Trade Commission aimed to curb financial losses suffered by scam victims.

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Credit Cards: The Smartest Holiday Shopping Choice

stock-photo-14805409-online-bill-paySure, buying holiday gifts with cash or debit cards prevents tacked-on interest charges and forces you to stay within a budget to prevent over-spending.

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Study: Health Plan Buyers Will Save Money if They Shop

healthcare symbolYou better shop around.

For holiday gifts?

No, for a 2016 health insurance plan on the federal marketplace, healthcare.gov.

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Give Wisely: What to Know About Your Holiday Charitable Giving

AARP Fraud Watch Network warns consumers of possible fundraiser scams

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Uncle Sam Bolsters Support of State-Sponsored Retirement Plans

The U.S. Department of Labor is paving the way for states to sponsor retirement plans for millions of private sector workers who don’t have such programs on the job.

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An easy and fun way to protect your nest egg

Ever hear something like this and scratch your head wondering what it means?

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Federal Agencies Team Up to Help Workers Make Smarter Retirement Decisions

Workers often are confused about Social Security, which can lead them to short-change themselves later when claiming benefits.

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Know your odds before you invest

odds of investing

Probability of active besting passive

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8 Scams That Take Aim at Veterans

Just in time for Veterans Day, there’s a despicable new addition to a long list of scams that target veterans and their families. Scammers are calling widows of military veterans, saying the deceased had a hefty life insurance policy but payments are in arrears – and a few thousand dollars will bring the life insurance policy up to date.

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Foundations are Offering $$$ and More to Livable Communities

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii presents a check to Age-Friendly Honolulu.

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii presents a check to Age-Friendly Honolulu.

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Examaining the claims from stock market newsletters

Have you ever received an email or letter reading something like this?

Are you tired of working for that boss you hate? You’ll never get rich working for a big company, so here’s the proven way to build wealth, working only about an hour a month.

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Treasury Launches New Retirement Account Nationwide

IRA change jarWorkers nationwide who don’t have a retirement plan on the job will have a new alternative – the myRA.

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Brokerages May Be Getting More Tools to Protect Older Clients

iStock_000032926090_LargeA securities industry group recently proposed changes to how brokers and their firms handle accounts in an effort to protect older consumers and vulnerable clients against fraud.

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